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Discussion in 'Photography & The Digital Darkroom' started by sportstractor, Jan 6, 2011.

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    Recent bought myself a nikon D70s from a friend. Seems a great bit of kit but still learning playing with the settings. My first DSLR but getting the hang of it.

    Thought id share some photos, sadly no car photo but will save that for the summer when it stays clean for long than 5 mins.

    As you can tell a small bit of editing has been done with lightroom

    My dog, Bill







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    my girlfriend budgie
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    So far my main intrest has been pets lol
    Any tips would be wicked, especially with regards to editing. Also does anybody know how to force a long shutter speed. No matter what I do I cant seem to force it in daylight.

    Cheers, Jim
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    Looks good mate i so need a DSLR!
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    Cheers mate. There are loads of second hand ones about. Would definitely only consider a nikon or canon though
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    I hope to join this crew soon lol :)
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    Awesome things, they offer so much control over what you can do, just don't get hung up on the Megapixels ( top Tip)
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    Welcome :)

    Don't know where i would be without mine!
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    No problem what model would you suggest?
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    All depends on how much you want to pay and how much control you want. It's all in the lenses apparently, and the nikons seem to come with half decent lenses.
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    You would need the camera set to full manual mode to set a long open shutter in daylight (What mode do you use?)

    I have a Nikon D80 and I love it! Looked at the Canon's but the low/mid budget ones just seem too plastic for me, they do take good pics tho!

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    Great pics matey - Love the dog, but I find it interesting that your girlfriend is a budgie! Does she say much???
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    LOL! Dammit
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    Sorry mate couldn't resist....

    Looks like a nice bird tho!!:laugh:
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    My bro used to have a budgie that looked like that!
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    Your gonna need an ND filter if your wanting to use long shutter speeds in daylight, Sunlight almost impossible unless you have a reall high end ND filter......A trick I once did was use welding glass.

    As for editing, Try to shoot in .RAW format, then download Adobe photoshop and lightroom. Pictures look good, if you could try get the whole dog in would have been much better. Always shoot pets from there eye level or below,look 10 times better.

    Here's a few i did of my collie done in the backyard,Just cropped and not edited(apart from1):

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    Here's 2 I took and edited,If you look hard enough you can just make out my other dog in the first one out of focus, the 2nd is my mates dog i took a shot off at some falls.

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    some excellent tips there, spot on
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    Cool, Il give it a try. The picture of the black lab looks great.

    Could really do with a neutral density filter! Was out snapping in the sun on saturday on the beach and the sun was really buggering things up, not only that but it will stop my dog from licking the lense...
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    Used too? did he eat it?
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    :no:Hey no Budgie eating on this forum!!




    Gr8 pics btw!:icon_thumright:
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