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Messing with my first DSLR *pics* ★ Raych ★ 19 kids; Roanoke, Virginia 5348 posts
1st Mar '13

Had my new camera for about a day now and still trying to get the hang of using manual... so no CC is needed (unless you can be gentle, lol) :D Also been messing with some edits in PS.. which I've never used before until last night (I was sucked in to PicMonkey for a while, yikes!)



Here are my subjects, my babies!
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Thanks for looking!

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 13401 posts
1st Mar '13

What kind did you get?



I just bought a Nikon d5100. LOVE it but I've just been playing with it too. I need to sign up for some classes :)

★ Raych ★ 19 kids; Roanoke, Virginia 5348 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting Killingℬird(10w):" What kind did you get? I just bought a Nikon d5100. LOVE it but I've just been playing with it too. I need to sign up for some classes :)"


Canon t3... I just enjoy taking pictures and will probably never get in to it for the money... I learn best with trial and error and just figuring things out on my own so I don't think I'll be taking classes, maybe a YouTube tutorial every once in a while, though! lol

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 13401 posts
1st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ★ Raych ★:</b>" Canon t3... I just enjoy taking pictures and will probably never get in to it for the money... I learn ... [snip!] ... things out on my own so I don't think I'll be taking classes, maybe a YouTube tutorial every once in a while, though! lol"</blockquote>



That's exactly what DH told me to do. Said classes won't teach me anything that YouTube can't. Lol

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
1st Mar '13

Keep messin! And don't use pop up flash.
Classes will teach you things that youtube cannot.

★ Raych ★ 19 kids; Roanoke, Virginia 5348 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting Smartass *Preggo!*:" Keep messin! And don't use pop up flash. Classes will teach you things that youtube cannot."


I don't have an external flash yet (It's definately on my list to buy!), just the built in one and I try not to use it, but the lighting in my house sucks and it was cloudy all day. I ended up putting a coffee filter over my built in to try and diffuse it.. lol

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
1st Mar '13

You've got a great start especially with composition! :) Definitely invest in an external flash as soon as you can, but try to learn to make it work without a flash even in difficult situations :)



The kiddos are soo cute!

★ Raych ★ 19 kids; Roanoke, Virginia 5348 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" You've got a great start especially with composition! :) Definitely invest in an external flash as soon ... [snip!] ... as soon as you can, but try to learn to make it work without a flash even in difficult situations :) The kiddos are soo cute!"


Thank you :) I have tried so hard to do it without the flash today, but my kids are jitterbugs and just can't sit still lol. Even with a high ISO I just wasn't satisfied with the way my photos were turning out. And all the lights in my house are yellow which doesn't help :-/ I will definitely be looking in to making some tweaks with my indoor lighting and getting that external.

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting ★ Raych ★:" Thank you :) I have tried so hard to do it without the flash today, but my kids are jitterbugs and just ... [snip!] ... doesn't help :-/ I will definitely be looking in to making some tweaks with my indoor lighting and getting that external."


There's a certain WB setting that will help with the yellow lights :) I want to say it's tungsten but I'm not sure because I just shoot with auto WB in RAW & then fix it post processing it need be. But yeah, try one of those out & see if that helps you :)

★ Raych ★ 19 kids; Roanoke, Virginia 5348 posts
1st Mar '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" There's a certain WB setting that will help with the yellow lights :) I want to say it's tungsten but ... [snip!] ... with auto WB in RAW & then fix it post processing it need be. But yeah, try one of those out & see if that helps you :)"


I did try that and my photos came out way too cool .... maybe I had it on the wrong one.. but I will give it another shot next time. I had to stop shooting in RAW for now until I can get a bigger SD card.. 2GB isn't cutting it, lol.

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
2nd Mar '13
Quoting ★ Raych ★:" I did try that and my photos came out way too cool .... maybe I had it on the wrong one.. but I will ... [snip!] ... it another shot next time. I had to stop shooting in RAW for now until I can get a bigger SD card.. 2GB isn't cutting it, lol."


Oh yeah, RAW kills memory lol but it' so worth it when you get to the editing process.