Where did I go wrong? Im a n00b

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  1. BradUF

    BradUF TPF Noob!

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    I am a complete noob have not had my Nikon n80 with 50mm 1.8 lens for long. Just started taking pics with it a few days ago and it looks like I screwed up what could have been something some what decent..


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    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    and just what do you think you have 'Screwed" up?

    the foreground is underexposed, but that doesn't mean it is incorrect.
     
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    Like you said foreground is just about pitch black.
     
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    Do you think it would look worse if I lighten the forground in GIMP?
     
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    There's no information other than the color black. You could lighten it, but I don't think there will be much detail, if any at all, in the foreground. Leave it as a silhouette, it doesn't look half bad.
     
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    I like it. :)
     
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    I wish I had the lens to get close up of those birds. They are Sand Cranes by the way...
     
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    Thanks. It is nice to hear after going through about 10 rolls of film something turns out half way decent.
     
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    There is another picture though. Any tips on taking pictures of cars. This is my car by the way... :D

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    I haven't been able to get any pictures of my pets to come out correctly either. Usually they end up being blurry.
     
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    I like the shot of the birds. I think the foreground as a silhouette works fine.

    My only remark about the car would be that the background seems to detract from the car a bit. I find myself drawn to the house more than the car.
     
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    BradUF,

    I'm no expert myself (just started with a dslr a couple monthes ago) but I like the way your pictures turned out. The only suggestion I would make is to find a different subject for your car pictures - I'm a mustang guy! :mrgreen:

    Pet are difficult subjects because they're constantly moving. I've gotten some of my best pics of my dog by bumping up the iso a bit so I can increase my shutter speed. It depends on how much light you have (obviously) but I usually try for 1/500 sec shutter speed. I'm sure others will chime in and fill in the holes as I'm just speaking from the trials and errors of a couple monthes experience.

    Good luck,
    Brad
     

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