Newbie Here...Can you critique these please?

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  1. TallyGuy2008

    TallyGuy2008 TPF Noob!

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    Here are two photos taken in the yard with my canon ae-1. I was using a 400mm lens with the aperture set to its highest setting of 5.6 and the shutter speed between 1/250 to 1/1000 with the use of a tripod and cable release. Any help would be appreciated, I'm well aware im using antiquated equipment which is older than myself.:D

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    Welcome to the forum.

    I think the photos need more of a subject to make them more interesting for the viewer. That's just my opinion though, maybe it was your choice to not have a strong subject.
     
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    Whats the ISO? the shots look grainy but I do agree with Big Mike they need a better subject
     
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    well your looking for CC so i'll give it.. with number 1, it looked like you were going to an artsy shot, but with the lack of a subject, sort of failed on it (not a knock, just a thought) it also looks like your ISO is way off.. which is why your getting the grainyness... perhaps post your exif data with the pics... what mode were you shooting in???
     
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    What film were you using? Did you set the film speed properly?
     
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    I was using Kodak 800 film....The ISO was set to 800 as well.I think the grainyness may be attributed to the lens or mirror in the camera not being clean. I will get the blower brush out and clean everything before I shoot anymore photos. Any more help/suggestions would be helpful. I will try to post more photos later. I got immersed in photography because I have currently been downloading several old photos of tallahassee and then retaking the same photos of the same buildings/roadways and comparing them to each other. I will post a pair of them later this week. But most of those photos are being taken with a Cybershot.:D Heres one pair to share.

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    800ISO film is going to be grainy no matter what you do, it's not an artifact of the lens or whatever.
     
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    Yup, 800 is really more for low-light, where you need to sacrifice some grain to get the shot at all. You might want to try 100 or 200 speed film, especially in bright light.

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