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user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting L☮J:" Don't use pop up flash hun. Dslrs shouldn't even have them iIMO they do nothing good for photos."


Do you think I should consider a more outdated body than the d5100 to have a bigger budget for lenses?

itsnikki! 1 child; Mississippi 3768 posts
6th Jan '13

Eh. It's better than my first, lemme tell ya! :) You'll get better, just learn your settings and such.



Also, if you're going to use your on-board flash, look up something called a lightscoop. It bounces the flash on the ceiling so it looks more flattering. :) Probably still not as great as an off camera flash, but it works pretty well imo. :)



Just practice, practice, practice! :) Ya gotta start somewhere right?



Also, I can only see the first and last photos. :) Also, all I have is the first Rebel put out, I forgot the make of it or whatever and the "nifty fifty" lens. It works well for me! I'm saving for one with zoom to use outside when Julia's playing and we go to the zoo, stuff like that. :) But even with my VERY outdated, circa 2002 camera, I can take decent pictures. I still have issues with my hands shaking, but when I can get a tripod, that will help me out some. :)

Mama Mallo (: 2 kids; Texas 6512 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting Mrs.Dani:" The ones you took on manual look nice, but the ones you took on Auto you can tell. If you really want to learn and need help, I suggest the photography thread. It's helped me a ton."


link??

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting khigh:" I don't know much about cameras, but I'm in love with that cat. Is it a Cornish Rex?"


Yes, he is a Flame point and a retired breeder, he's from a breeder in Canada.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting L☮J:" <blockquote><b>Quoting linsα:</b>" Ha, I'm in the opposite boat. DH is allergic ... [snip!] ... throat closing up uncrontrollable sneezing. But I think theyre so cute aand sassy and iit makes e ssad i ccan't get oone lol."


Siberians are usually allergist approved! So are Sphynx.

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
6th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Brat ✖ Status:</b>" Do you think I should consider a more outdated body than the d5100 to have a bigger budget for lenses? "</blockquote>



I would stick with what we talked about and work on shooting in full manual mode, no flash. You'll be satisfied with the 5100 and a 50mm lens :)

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 61811 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting L☮J:" Don't use pop up flash hun. Dslrs shouldn't even have them iIMO they do nothing good for photos."


unless you're using it with a lightscoop because you're too po' for an external and have crappy lighting

linsα 2 kids; Bordeaux, AQ, France 28647 posts
status 6th Jan '13
Quoting L☮J:" <blockquote><b>Quoting linsα:</b>" Ha, I'm in the opposite boat. DH is allergic ... [snip!] ... throat closing up uncrontrollable sneezing. But I think theyre so cute aand sassy and iit makes e ssad i ccan't get oone lol."


:(

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
6th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting khigh:</b>" Siberians are usually allergist approved! So are Sphynx."</blockquote>




I've been around so called 'hypoallergenic ' cats before and they affect me the same way :(

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
6th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting linsα:</b>" :("</blockquote>




Its okay! I got a cute beagle to hold me over lol.

itsnikki! 1 child; Mississippi 3768 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting Piecey.:" unless you're using it with a lightscoop because you're too po' for an external and have crappy lighting"


Lightscoop FTW! ;) And I'm too po for the lightscoop! I made my own! (There's patterns, google DIY Lightscoop! You just need a way to print the pattern off, black cardstock and tin foil. ROFL! And tape. Made me feel like McGyver and shit. ROFL!!!)

Pey and Trista's mommy 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42502 posts
6th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Piecey.:</b>" unless you're using it with a lightscoop because you're too po' for an external and have crappy lighting"</blockquote>



Psh my hubby got me I've for 40 bucks to see if I liked it since I've never mentioned one before. Lol I think it's a good newb flash! Lol cheap too.

linsα 2 kids; Bordeaux, AQ, France 28647 posts
status 6th Jan '13
Quoting L☮J:" <blockquote><b>Quoting linsα:</b>" :("</blockquote> Its okay! I got a cute beagle to hold me over lol."


Aw, I'm so jealous. I desperately want a beagle, or a puggle. :lol:

Pey and Trista's mommy 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42502 posts
6th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting itsnikki!:</b>" Lightscoop FTW! ;) And I'm too po for the lightscoop! I made my own! (There's patterns, google DIY ... [snip!] ... need a way to print the pattern off, black cardstock and tin foil. ROFL! And tape. Made me feel like McGyver and shit. ROFL!!!)"</blockquote>



Ha! You sounds like my dh. He made a door latch out of a license plate. Lol

.free. 2 kids; Arkansas 36040 posts
6th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Piecey.:</b>" unless you're using it with a lightscoop because you're too po' for an external and have crappy lighting"</blockquote>




Lol yes good point. I am actually selling my flash and getting alightscoop because I never use it :P