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First real 'photograph' with new D700

Bearsmom2

Florence, US
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Bearsmom2 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jul 2012
Tue 14-Aug-12 12:54 AM

Well today I finally had the chance to do a real photograph. Theres an old barn down the street. Its about half collapsed now, and Ive been hoping I'd get some good clouds before it fell down. This afternoon a storm came up and put a near perfect cloud mass right benind the barn. The photo came out pretty good. My sister likes it too and wants to do a painting.

Now to figure out how to work with the software. I think the barn might be just a bit too bright with the late afternoon sun on it in front and the dark clouds behind.

Just wanted to share as there have been so many posts, both mine and from others, that I have scoured for pointers and ideas on how to use my wonderful new camera.

thank you all

Karen

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jpFoto

US
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#1. "RE: First real 'photograph' with new D700" | In response to Reply # 0

jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010
Mon 13-Aug-12 11:13 PM | edited Mon 13-Aug-12 11:25 PM by jpFoto

That sounds great! I would really like to see it, so post a photo when you are able.

jP

avm247

Rancho Cordova, US
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#2. "RE: First real 'photograph' with new D700" | In response to Reply # 0

avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Charter Member
Tue 14-Aug-12 01:08 AM

Congrats, Karen! Love to see it when you get a chance to post it.


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ctadin

St Louis, US
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#3. "RE: First real 'photograph' with new D700" | In response to Reply # 0

ctadin Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008
Tue 14-Aug-12 11:07 AM

Karen,
Congrats on your new purchase. I also look forward to seeing your image. What software are you using to process the image?

Cheryl

Bearsmom2

Florence, US
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#4. "RE: First real 'photograph' with new D700" | In response to Reply # 3

Bearsmom2 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jul 2012
Tue 14-Aug-12 02:02 PM

Thanks the more I learn about this camera the more I love it.

Have to figure out how to post a photo. Do I just put it in 'my gallery?

No software yet except what came with the camera. I bought Capture NX2 but long story about rebuilding a new computer until I can install it.

I thought maybe Id play a little with the in camera processing, but save the originals.

I have today mostly to myself so maybe I can get to the next step.

thanks again,



Karen

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ctadin

St Louis, US
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#5. "RE: First real 'photograph' with new D700" | In response to Reply # 4

ctadin Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2008
Tue 14-Aug-12 09:46 PM

Karen,
You can either post the photo in your gallery. Or, when you click on reply, you can "click here to choose your attachements" link. This is the window that opens when you click on choose your attachments.

Current upload number is 1 . Maximum number of uploads is 9 .
Step 1. Click on 'Browse...' button to choose your attachment file.
(maximum size allowed = 300 KBytes , max width = 1200 px , max height = 1200 px)

Step 2. Define your attachment type:

Step 3. Click on 'Upload File!' button to finish. The uploaded file name will automatically be added to the attachment textbox.
Close this window

When you add the image/images as attachments to your message you are limited to a small file size vs when you upload them to your gallery.

Cheryl

Devonish

Newton Abbot, UK
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#6. "RE: First real 'photograph' with new D700" | In response to Reply # 4

Devonish Registered since 13th Nov 2011
Fri 17-Aug-12 09:51 AM

Karen Hi, has the photo been posted yet?

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MarcoF80

Torino, IT
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#7. "RE: First real 'photograph' with new D700" | In response to Reply # 0

MarcoF80 Gold Member Nikonian since 14th Mar 2004
Fri 17-Aug-12 10:50 AM

Hi Karen, I am very happy for your choice but... you have put in my mind the curiosity for the photo that you described... you can share it in your gallery

Have a Good Light!

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Bearsmom2

Florence, US
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#8. "RE: First real 'photograph' with new D700" | In response to Reply # 7

Bearsmom2 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jul 2012
Fri 17-Aug-12 01:41 PM

Hi Friends

Thanks for the interest. Long story just got them downloaded yesterday then found I couldnt post photos unless I was a paid member. I'll have to set that up then I'll post the pictures.

Now that I have your attention I hope they dont entirely disappoint. Im still in that what am I doing wrong phase. Part of it may be more camera setup, some may be lost technique. I think that though my heart was in the right place, trying to learn with manual lenses might be the problem. I may need at least one good auto lens to get me started.

Thanks

Karen

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dclarhorn

Berwyn Heights, US
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#9. "RE: First real 'photograph' with new D700" | In response to Reply # 8

dclarhorn Moderator In depth knowledge and high level skills in a variety of areas including landscape Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning a Nikonians Annual Photo Contest Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 31st Mar 2002
Sun 19-Aug-12 09:22 PM

Enjoy the journey. Gaining knowledge and skill never stops--not for me after more than 30 years of doing this. And remember, doing something wrong is a great way to learn, if somewhat frustrating at times!

Dan L.
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piniongear

Houston Texas, US
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#10. "RE: First real 'photograph' with new D700" | In response to Reply # 8

piniongear Registered since 29th Jul 2006
Sun 19-Aug-12 09:31 PM

>Hi Friends
>
>Thanks for the interest. Long story just got them downloaded
>yesterday then found I couldnt post photos unless I was a paid
>member. I'll have to set that up then I'll post the
>pictures.
>
>Now that I have your attention I hope they dont entirely
>disappoint. Im still in that what am I doing wrong phase.
>Part of it may be more camera setup, some may be lost
>technique. I think that though my heart was in the right
>place, trying to learn with manual lenses might be the
>problem. I may need at least one good auto lens to get me
>started.
>
>Thanks
>
>

Since you are just starting out with your camera and have Capture NX (although uninstalled as of yet) you may want to consider shooting NEF files rather than JPEG if you already are not shooting NEF's.
There is a world of things you can do with a NEF and Capture NX that cannot be done with a JPEG.
Download Nikon Transfer to move the pics from your camera to computer.

And with a NEF it captures every bit of data recorded andf can be edited without losing anything. Save a NEF as a JPEG then you can always go back to the NEF file and it is still there unchanged.
Perry

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