some of my first photos with my new D40 - please give CC

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  1. Trish1977

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    I got my D40 last Thursday and have already taken HUNDREDS of photos with it. I'm a beginner and am still learning the basics. Here are some of the photos I've taken so far. I know that I still suck at this, so I can take any CC given as long as no one says that I have no future in photography, because I just really couldn't handle hearing that right now.

    I don't know photoshop yet, so these are BARELY edited with what little I know about iPhoto.

    THANKS for looking!

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    Now for a few not taken at the game:

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    That's all for now!
     
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    Football game pictures are out of focus and/or blurry. Especially for a football game you'd want to kick that ISO up so you can use a faster shutter speed to capture that action. Keep on at it, and I would recommend Understanding Exposure; its a great book and should be packaged with no cameras.
     
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    Huh?
     
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    I think he meant that they should be packaged with NEW cameras :)
     
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    No. 3 really got my attention! My suggestion is to get more photos like this!
     
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    That was a great game, Hou Vs Den... I was there! GO TEXANS, FINALLY GETTING SOME WINS!
     
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    Answer to your question in #6: Photographers who lust after other photographers' glass!
     
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    I'm not in any way a photographer. Just a snapshot shooter with a couple of very old cameras. But, that no. 3 shot is all wrong. It's centered correctly, but it needs MORE MORE MORE MORE ZOOOOOOM!!!!!

    I'm a sucker for a nice midrift on a female, and that was a nice midrift :D
     
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    This isn't C&C, I will leave that for others... I just thought I would show you a couple of things to think about...

    One thing that a lot of beginners don't do is turn the camera vertical, or crop closely, so I edited your pictures to give you an idea of how different they could look if they were vertical and cropped a bit more closely.

    Simply an FYI.

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    A beginner photographer here as well. How's the D40? I'm also looking into what type of equipment will suit the things i want to photograph. I'm always told to practice and also discover which type of photography I would concentrate on so as not to confuse myself with the different techniques.
     
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    Well, if that was your first time, then I will say that they turned out better than my first time... and thats a good sign. :thumbup:

    As suggested, don't be afraid to do 3 things that will greatly impact the quality of your pics:


    1 - Purchase Bryon Peterson's "Understanding Exposure"

    2 - Take that camera off "auto" or P-mode and start playing. You will notice that at first your pics look horrible, but as you begin to understand how things work, you not only start getting pictures at a higher quality than what the camera does in P-mode, but you start to be a lot more analytical of how you take each shot. After a short while of this, it starts to become second nature. You will wonder why they even put an auto mode in there! :lol:

    3 - This is the easiest and most fun part... practice, practice, practice!
     

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