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  1. Munki

    Munki TPF Noob!

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    Hi,

    I'm completely new to photography and would like some advice. I had been thinking about getting into photography for a while, anyway I bought a Nikon Coolpix 4300 a month ago and started to play around with it and really like it.

    Here's two pictures I took, cropped and resolution lowered for the web...

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    I know it's not going to get me very far if I start taking this really seriously but for now does anyone have any advice for me to get the most out of what I have?

    Also are there any decent books out there that would be worth getting?

    Thanks
     
  2. craig

    craig TPF Noob!

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    Great start! Since you asked. Take a lot of photos! Try and always bring your camera with you. Note time of day and exposure. I have learned the most from history of photography books.
     
  3. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    welcome to the forum!

    nice shots, munki :)

    The first shot, is that a lens flare on the right, or a 'sundog'?

    I like the feathershot too, I would have cropped tighter on the bottom stem and given the tip of the the feather more breathing room. :)

    yep I agree with craig. What I found though it helps having a nice camera, getting alot of practice in is what really matters.

    Hope to see more stuff soon !
     
  4. Munki

    Munki TPF Noob!

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    It is a sundog, that was the first day I got my camera and I went to the beach just before sunset. I'd never seen anything like it before so I had to take a picture of it.

    Looking at the feather shot now I have to agree, I should have left more space above the feather.

    Thanks for the comments, really appreciated. :D

    Hoping to have some more pictures to post shortly.
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    So that is what it is called: a sun dog. Never knew that!
    This board is teaching me more than just how to take nice photos! :D
     
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    Great photos I really like the second one.
     
  7. bogleric

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    the first shot has some neat cloud patterns but not much else. It doesn't stimulate the eyes or mind for more than a split second.

    The second shot is a nice macro but nothing unique was added to the picture. Try to make it more interesting with the composition. You are off to a great start.

    One piece of advice someone gave me once.... "the only difference between a good shot and a bad one is the number of shots in between"...
     

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