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  1. Two Christmas's ago I got a nice camera. Up until recently, I haven't used it much. I mostly used it to take pictures of things for memory. Of course with me being a noob, I was taking pictures using the camera's automatic setting mode. About a month ago I decided I wanted to get serious with photography.

    I sat down and watched a bunch of videos on youtube for beginner tips. One of the first tips was to get out of auto-mode and change the settings manually. I thought I would have a lot of trouble with this, but I caught on fairly quickly.

    I still have a lot to learn, but that's one of the draws to photography. Anyone can pick up a camera and take pictures, but it takes a bit more to create unique photos.

    My camera's specs
    review of my camera

    Basic shots, all these where done in the camera's auto scene recognition
    Some more basic shots in auto mode. Mostly showing what my job involves.

    After this point, I was shooting in manual mode (setting ISO, aperture, shutterspeed)
    A walk in the park. June 23, 2011
    I liked a lot of these shots, but I forgot to reset the white balance from when I was playing with it the night before
    A nice day out
    A weekly car show
    Another walk in the park.

    If anyone has some tips on good photography, or just general comments on my photos, I'd love to hear it.

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    2. Chopkinsca


      chopkinsca said:

      My camera's F-stops only go up to 6.8.

      I found out that if I zoom in, I can set the aperture as small as 8.

      I have another album uploaded. I was out at my dad's place for the day and thought it would be a great time to practicing my skills. From photographing pets to flower photos. I tried some macro shots, and had some success and some failures. I'm not sure if there is some trick to taking pictures of very small things, or if my camera just isn't capable of it. The smallest subject I tried was a very small spider.

      July 24 2011

    3. Chopkinsca


      Today there was a massive thunder/lightning storm, and I only thought about trying to get a picture when it was 2 hours in. Going in, I didn't really know what I was doing. I picked a spot in the sky where I noticed patterns and set my camera to continuous shooting mode. This is the best I could get.

      It looks kind of funny because it was taken through a screen.

    4. Khorus


      Heh, that would make a nice album cover.