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user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" Second day with a camera and you have a 'business'? I would advise going to school if you want to be ... [snip!] ... It's a lot more than having a fancy camera and pointing around I like the pics you took. But they look over edited and random."


And I don't have a "business" a watermark is not an advertisement its to protect my rights to my photo :roll:

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, New York 55141 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting Preggo ✖ Status:" I took a course way back in the day but not for digital, right now I am trying to self teach by doing ... [snip!] ... to learn the camera so I can take pictures of my kids and occasionally of things like a sunrise. Like I said, I'm learning."


I've just only ever seen watermarks on people with a photography business.



user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" I've just only ever seen watermarks on people with a photography business. "


Cause they're smart enough to protect their photos. I am posting mine on public forums, they might not be top quality but I still am smart enough to protect my rights to my images.




And to anyone else browsing this thread I am really looking for CC and advice on settings and editing.


I shot in raw with a 35mm 1.8 at f/1.8 with 1/25 shutter speed and ISO of 640 sometimes 800

wyatt.earp. 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 2166 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" I've just only ever seen watermarks on people with a photography business. "

:!:

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting buzz killington:" :!:"


I guess you can only have a brain if you have a business :roll:

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
26th Jan '13

Okay people, let's move past the stupid watermark. Jesus.

wyatt.earp. 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 2166 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting Preggo ✖ Status:" Cause they're smart enough to protect their photos. I am posting mine on public forums, they might not ... [snip!] ... advice on settings and editing. I shot in raw with a 35mm 1.8 at f/1.8 with 1/25 shutter speed and ISO of 640 sometimes 800 "

CC: personally i would've used a lower ISO. the first pic is a tad bit grainy looking.

wyatt.earp. 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 2166 posts
26th Jan '13

also, the last 3 pictures are way too edited. looks instagramy. the first two are nice.

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting buzz killington:" CC: personally i would've used a lower ISO. the first pic is a tad bit grainy looking."



Even though it was pretty dark? I read I should shoot a sunrise between 600-800 until theres good light then gradually lower it.

wyatt.earp. 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 2166 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting Preggo ✖ Status:" Even though it was pretty dark? I read I should shoot a sunrise between 600-800 until theres good light then gradually lower it."

i didn't know the first picture was in low lighting. then yeah i guess 600-800 is probably what i would've used too.

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" Okay people, let's move past the stupid watermark. Jesus."


:!: The photos look good! Especially for only your second day.

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting buzz killington:" i didn't know the first picture was in low lighting. then yeah i guess 600-800 is probably what i would've used too."


Yeah they were all taken at about 640 in the morning and the sun barely started to rise so it was pretty dark

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting Thisperyears:" :!: The photos look good! Especially for only your second day."


Thanks, I'm trying to really get the hang of shooting in manual and understanding ISO and exposure and aperture more. I think I need a zoom lens though, the only 2 I have are prime lenses... and I think I'd like to invest in a tripod so I cant capture some good shots of the stars up here

wyatt.earp. 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 2166 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting Preggo ✖ Status:" Thanks, I'm trying to really get the hang of shooting in manual and understanding ISO and exposure and ... [snip!] ... 2 I have are prime lenses... and I think I'd like to invest in a tripod so I cant capture some good shots of the stars up here"

what lenses do you have?



i have my kit lens, 18-55mm.



and a 35mm 1.8 which i adore. i wanted to get an 85mm 1.8 as another prime but way too expensive right now.

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting buzz killington:" what lenses do you have? i have my kit lens, 18-55mm. and a 35mm 1.8 which i adore. i wanted to get an 85mm 1.8 as another prime but way too expensive right now."



I have a 35mm 1.8 which I am also loving. And the I have a 50mm 1.8 but I haven't used it much. 85mm 1.8 is also on my list but its like ridiculously out of my budget right now.



Theres supposedly this super rare 45mm 2.8 pancake lens that is like near impossible to find since Nikon doesnt make pancake lenses.. I read about it in a forum... I'm on the hunt for it but not completely convinced that it actually exists.