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Old 02-25-2010, 09:22 AM   #1
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Post questions about your camera or lens choices.

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Old 02-25-2010, 09:34 AM   #2
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:36 AM   #3
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:38 AM   #4
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Just the person I need to talk to. I am thinking about moving up to a SLR most of my photoshave been with a cool pix. Do I really need 12 mp the 10mp are sooo much cheaper. Or will I regreat buying the 10mp next year?

Plus what would you sujest for starter lens
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:39 AM   #5
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no strong main subject. needs more lighthouse.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:41 AM   #6
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better comp than the first, still lacking any strong subject to draw the eye in. washed out on the right. try same scene under different lighting conditions. eg; a stormy sky could make either of these photos much better.
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Post questions about your camera or lens choices.
i just made a impulse purchase yesterday- nikon 60mm af-s macro. good reviews all around, but do you have any experience with it? if so, thoughs?
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As was mentioned there is no main subject, in taking a photo sometimes what you see as an amazing landscape does not translate. A good rule is to get some main subject which pops out and the background adds to, or just amazing "textures" like clouds, lots of rocks in the water etc.

For this image you could play more with the textures. If you did this as a B&W image with higher contrast the water could become much more interesting.

Also I would crop out the branches to the left, the tree is cropped partially which leads to a "chopped off look". When doing a crop or framing it is good to look at the edges and see if it looks natural.
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washed out on the right.
That's a receeding fog bank, I wanted it to add to the shot, not detract. I agree it doesn't accomplish what I wanted.
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i just made a impulse purchase yesterday- nikon 60mm af-s macro. good reviews all around, but do you have any experience with it? if so, thoughs?
Nope, I went for the Sigma 50mm F2.8 which is a great lens and pretty cheap (I have used it more than any other lens in my work) but any prime macro lens now will be sharp so you don't have much to worry about.
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I was going for a candid shot here, ISO:200, F/9, 1/100, direct flash, Canon 18-120mm L, really just trying to capture the essence of the moment.
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Just the person I need to talk to. I am thinking about moving up to a SLR most of my photoshave been with a cool pix. Do I really need 12 mp the 10mp are sooo much cheaper. Or will I regreat buying the 10mp next year?

Plus what would you sujest for starter lens
Many of my images were made with a 6MP D50 including one I had on display at a museum show so don't worry.

The jump from 12 to 10 is not that big anyways, as for which camera to recommend what types of photos do you plan to take? Low light? Action? Landscapes? Etc.
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I was going for a candid shot here, ISO:200, F/9, 1/100, direct flash, Canon 18-120mm L, really just trying to capture the vomit of the moment.
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I was going for a candid shot here, ISO:200, F/9, 1/100, direct flash, Canon 18-120mm L, really just trying to capture the essence of the moment.


Worthy of a gallery show

(Actually if I saw a set of photos like this in a gallery it wouldn't shock me a bit, old school snap shot feel with that type of subject....welcome to the art world.)
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