Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by alwaysth, Apr 7, 2009.
[first day of using a professional camera.] Using a Nikon D80. Any Advice?
Learn about white balance. The second picture looks too warm, making her skin have that "New Jersey guido orange" look.
If these are your first pictures using something other than an etch-a-sketch...then you show a flair for it, you'll have something interesting to communicate / say with your photography.
They're good photos, better than the the typical I just got a new cam lookit what I snapped.
Maybe the second pic is touch warm..maybe..but sometimes the warm setting sun will look like that. If this was August, maybe.
Anyways, that's not particularly important. The feeling...the content is what's important.
Photography is supposed to be more than just creating a perfectly exposed xerox of something you saw.
weren't you caught in some lie or somethin just recently, showsquare?
Right, she is really really tan though.
Pics did'nt come up, but thanks for the info..
Hey dude don't take it the wrong way, they're pretty good composition wise for first shots! Keep at it and I'm sure you'll be snapping some great pics in not to long!
Thanks man, might post a few more tonight. Any of your shots?
get a tripod.
also the place in the 2nd picture looks familiar. are you in california?
Yes I need a Tripod BADLY, but don't have one at the moment; going to pick one up tomorrow. I'm not in CA, located in Cincinnati at the moment.
Just shoot away and you'll figure out more and more each day. I usually start by shooting a couple shots in Auto and then switching to Shutter priority to dial in the changes I desire. Now I am at the point where I know how to dial it in as I shoot again in an environment.
I did a lot of OTAP lurking and I started threads whenever I wanted to know something. The people here are knowledgeable and provide useful info. I also lurk on Nikonians.org and photo.net.
I didn't start reading the instructions for 3-4 months and now I often refer to it. I'm not too proud to stand in public reading my manual to figure out something.
Get a Speedlight flash and use the bounce. I am currently experimenting with Commander mode. The Speedlight opens up many more opportunities even if you think the popup is bright.
Photos viewed on the camera come out darker once you view on the computer so adjust accordingly.
That's about all I can think of. I've had my D80 for a year or so.
The biggest tip I can give you is if you hang around here grow a thick skin. I think most of us around here know what we're talking about and don't feel like sugar coating it. If you can deal with the (at time) harsh critisim and blunt critiques you'll become better much faster than if someone was holding your hand all the time.
Get out and shoot! You'll make 10 mistakes for everything you do right, but the more mistakes you make the more you learn and the more you'll do right!