Newcomers introduction and some photos for c&c

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Snow, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Snow

    Snow TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lithuania
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hello,

    as you can see I am new here. I've got my first camera in 2009 summer, so thats about nine months. Because of the school studies, and other activities, I didn't have much time to practice, but I've read some books, did indoor shooting, and I feel improved from the spot when I grabbed my camera with tears :D My camera is Canon EOS 450D I think it is OK for a beginner, it has 2 lenses EFS 55-250mm and EFS 18-50, oh and a flash Speedlite 580EX II. It's really hard to pick waht to post here... so, here is some:

    1. One of my first flower photo:

    [​IMG]

    2. A nice little couple. Non-edited with any software.

    [​IMG]

    3. My sexy cat :D the nose is a bit out of focus because there was not much light in the room.

    [​IMG]

    If you have time, please visit my flickr, it has more photos :] Thank you in advance. Flickr: Pistacioo's Photostream
     
  2. myvinyl333

    myvinyl333 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Messages:
    534
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    Eastern Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I like your shots... clear/focused...besides how did you get my granddaughter's[​IMG] cat?:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
  3. JeffieLove

    JeffieLove TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,600
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Elkton, MD
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The only thing I can think of is that in the pic with the snails, I would have liked to see both of them in focus.. instead of just the first one...
     
  4. Snow

    Snow TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lithuania
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thank you. Your granddaughters cat is fluffeh :D and yes, the first one could be in focus, as i recall it there was P setting on my camera, it was the first month with my new toy :] Have you sacrificed a little of your time and saw my other photos on flickr? I really would appreciate some suggestions :]
     
  5. myfotoguy

    myfotoguy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    855
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Welcome to the forum! Your well on your way!! I agree about the focus, good stuff though.

    I'll check your flikr
     
  6. Snow

    Snow TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lithuania
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks :] now I'm reading a book called "Photographers eye" my Michael Freeman, theres some interesting stuff. Maybe you can suggest something to read? Like umm, about composition.
     
  7. myfotoguy

    myfotoguy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    855
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I lOVE, LOVE, LOVE that book! For me, that is on of the best I have read so far. I just wrote about something I picked up from that book:
    Myfotoguy: The Decisive Moment (When to Click)

    Bryan Peterson has a book titled "Learning to See Creatively", It's kind of more "basic" than Freeman's book, but still a great read.
     
  8. Snow

    Snow TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lithuania
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    How did you get this photo so sexy and sharp? My guess is the light of the cars made it look better (Like the metal safety thingies, forgot how are they called :/), am i right? My night photos misses something:

    http://myfotoguy.zenfolio.com/img/v4/p974673842-4.jpg (Your photo, that I was talking about)

    Some of my tries:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    It is just missing something...
     
  9. myfotoguy

    myfotoguy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    855
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    A few things that come to mind:
    -Tripod
    -Low ISO
    -Remote release
    -Mirror lock-up (not all cameras have this)
    -I have read about something called "diffraction" I honestly don't know too much about it, other than after a certain f/stop on some camera lens combos you actually start to lose sharpness. I usually don't worry about it too much, but I didn't need anything more than f/11 so that's what I used for the shots.
     
  10. Snow

    Snow TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lithuania
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Had all of the things, except the mirror lock-up, does it make a lot of difference?
     
  11. Snow

    Snow TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lithuania
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Ooooh i think I've discovered the biggest mistake that I have been doing. Just googled the diffraction thing, and found out that largest aperture isn't good. I've almost always used the largest aperture hoping of better quality.
     
  12. myfotoguy

    myfotoguy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    855
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I also forgot to mention that the focus point rule of thumb is 1/3 of the way into the scene. That's only a guide though. Online Depth of Field Calculator

    Mirror lock up does help. Also, if your tripod is not good and sturdy you might be surprised the shaeke you will get.
     

Share This Page