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New to photography

Discussion in 'Photography & The Digital Darkroom' started by T3nnant, May 26, 2014.

  1. T3nnant

    T3nnant Active Member

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    Following a recent post of mine which included a few great pics of my car, I decided I wanted to get into photography.
    I bought myself a Canon 600D with a 15-55m lens kit.

    Last night was a lovely night and I decided to get myself down Newcastle quayside for some photo's.

    Im still learning so don't judge! haha


    I took quite a few, and I was messing about with different exposures, iso's and whatnot
    This has to be my pride and joy of the night, I love it!

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    No photoshop either (1# I don't have it 2# im useless with things like that)

    a couple more which are ok I guess. Nothing special as I didn't use any flashes, purely just a raw photo.

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    The last one is also pretty good I think.
    The rest are give or take, I probs could have done better with a phone camera to be honest.

    Any criticism, advice and comments are welcome :)
     
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    I prefer the first one. The bridge with the 3 lamp post helps lead the eye into the photo.

    Sorry second does nothing for me, but that's just me. If you like it that's all that matters ;-)

    Third is well exposed but you have a lamp post growing out of the mirror and the roof ;-)

    The last 2 are great but just need some room at the front of the car, it's just a bit tight in the frame.

    All are well exposed and sharp. Photography is about getting out there and taking photos.
     
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    To be honest mate, the one with the bridge was my first photo haha, I did have a couple attempts at it but im really proud of that for my first proper attempt.

    I don't have a clue why the one of the sage is one this post... I cant even remember uploading it to be honest.
    As for the car photo's the last one is my fav, as you say just a shame its not more central.

    agreed with the getting out there, I took multiple shots of things while changing settings and until you review them on computer you don't realise how much difference some small changes make!
     
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    When I first started I took a note book and made notes of the settings, now with digital cameras the data is stores with the photo. The best thing with digital is the film its free ( once you buy the memory stick) find a subject you are interested in and take lots of photos.
    Join a local club or a forum. And remember it's not the camera that takes the photo, it's the person behind it that does ;-)
     
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    Very good idea to be honest!

    Well iv watched a few videos on settings and stuff, and they say the hardest thing to master is the balance between all settings.
    Today iv just found out that a quicker shutter time is needed on brighter subjects, to much time and the picture is to bright!

    Its a hobby that you can never master as everything changes as new software, cameras and filters come out.
    its a cool thing to experiment with and the possibilities are endless!

    I will have a look for a group! it would be nice to have a helping hand with a few things.

    :) cheers
     

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