Sat 01-Nov-08 09:14 AM | edited Thu 08-Jan-09 08:16 PM by James23p
So lets see all those Holiday shots and enjoy the season
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Hey everyone. My first post and first picture. I just got my D60 last week and have been really enjoying the camera. This shot was taken with my 55-200 lense, f4.5, 1/60, ISO100, -1.7 exp. comp. and center weighted metering. Hope everyone likes it.
I need help with some snow shots. Today is a big Lake Effect Snow, and I recently bought a raincoat for my D40X, the
Kata KAE702CRC E-702 Elements Cover, from B&H (local Ritz does not carry it). Excellent product.
I did some frost pics yesterday, but hating high ISO numbers, there were some lost due to motion (ISO was 100) and I did this in the shade before the sun melted the ice on the pine cones, even though the sun was out.
So today...storm clouds block light, so shall I up the ISO to get snow shots? I do not just want the snow falling, but other stuff. Like individual flakes on a black background, etc.
Thanks so much.
From the Noreaster, In the Noreast. Bob Z., "Zukester"
Terry D40 N8008 Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 G II ED Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm 4.5-5.6 DX AFS Promaster AF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Promaster AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Tele/Macro Vivitar AF 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6 Sigma 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DC Vivitar 550FD Nikon SB-18
I spent the new years with my girlfriend and friends at the Summernats car fest in canberra. Nice, hot aussie new years. This isn't the best photo of the bunch but it very much sums up how i felt about my week away.
Pls remember to list the EXIF information so we know which settings on the camera you used to achieve your shot.
If I may be critical for the purpose of enlightenment, I feel that direct flash is very harsh and should be avoided. Some ppl use diffusers which softens the flash effect which can produce very natural colours/shades.
Since you are taking a shot of an inanimate object, I would suggest you use a slower shutter speed, larger aperture (watch your DOF when adjusting aperture tho) and adjust ISO to achieve the same result. You will find that using A mode, even with shutter speeds of 1 or 2 seconds will produce a very natural and warm shot.
Try it when you have a chance to see the difference. If you need further assistance then pls post your question in this forum- you will have a lot of people eager to help you.
Pls remember to take my criticism as constructive with the goal of bringing the best out of you.
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Thanks for the tips. I can handle constructive criticism!
I will be sure to add the EXIF info next time. For this oranament photo above it was: 30mm, F/4.8, 1/125sec, ISO100. (and as I stated, I set none of this - strictly auto settings)
The tree was already down when I posted that picture, so unfortunately I couldn't re-try a similar shot with your suggestions. However, I was going back to look at other ornament images, and I see what you mean about the harsh light. I had a few (flash-free) that were much softer/warmer/more natural... but I had trouble with focus (no tripod).
I don't yet know much about setting my own aperature, or how the different settings affect each other... I have lots to learn, and lots to practice...