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Got a D3100 1 week before 4 years 4 months ago #1690

Hi Guys,

since 1 week I own a D3100 with a 18 - 55 kit lense(I am a student). It is my first DSLR and I love it. I put my 4 favorite Photos and I would please you to critique them.


Young camel von Usoma auf Flickr


Stone with floating water von Usoma auf Flickr


Tea von Usoma auf Flickr


Goat von Usoma auf Flickr

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Re: Got a D3100 1 week before 4 years 4 months ago #1695

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Hi there Otto,

Welcome to this forum and well done on your buy. You will not regret it.

So, you started photography. Your images are looking good and solid. Did you use the standard mode (The green square?)

I think the first and the last ones are good. They stop me from scrolling around and looking like: What is going on. Which is good. The second and the thirth is like.. uhm.. yeah.. okay..

I can't figure out what the second photo is. And the thirth is just a cup of tea ;) (No offence).

But i can see that you can see it. Now its time to frame the photographs and i think you can gain quality with post processing. I see you are using GIMP. Pretty nice piece of (free) software, but i think you will do better with Photoshop or Lightroom.

Hope to see more of you work. Keep on shooting and learning. You have made a good start.

Also check out Mr Cazillo's his movies, you can learn a lot of this guy and there are over 100 informative video's on Youtube.

www.youtube.com/user/GregoryCazillo

Good luck on your photo journey!

Greetings,
Roy
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Re: Got a D3100 1 week before 4 years 4 months ago #1698

Thanks yes I am already watching his Vidos.

I am using the Aperture priority mode. The most of the time I am setting it to it's lowest value(3.5 - 5.6).

I am using RawTherapee as Lightroom and Gimp as Photoshop. The problem is I have no income, my parents bought me the camera for graduating my school. Lightroom and Photoshop are cosing 1.041,61€ that way to much for me. :(

Why does Photoshop CS6 cos 950€ thats way to much for a piece of software...
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Re: Got a D3100 1 week before 4 years 4 months ago #1699

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Hi Otto,

Good that you have a DSLR in that case! Thats a start. Maybe you can make income out of that in a while..

Apperture Priority mode is good for starting indeed. Maybe try to jump sometimes to full manual, first see what apperture priority mode is doing with the shutter speeds, then try full manual with the same values and try it out.. :) Try to understand light and try different things. Go out of the box and create your style!

Oh, by the way..

Are you running Windows on your computer?

Greetings,
Roy
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Re: Got a D3100 1 week before 4 years 4 months ago #1700

Yes Windows 7. The problem with Manual Mode is I dont know why to use it. When I tried to use it all I did was setting the <---|---> thing in the center. I think thats the same what the camera does, right. The most interesting feature of Manual is Bulb, but I had no chance to use it. =D
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You don't have to follow always the exposure meeter of the camera. It depends on what metering you use. Maybe you could try some things out.

But 1 thing is true, you can get the same effect, but i have more control in full manual :)

Good luck :) Hope i helped you a bit if you know what i mean ;)

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Roy
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Re: Got a D3100 1 week before 4 years 4 months ago #1710

Two new :)


Bee von Usoma auf Flickr


DSC_0396 von Usoma auf Flickr
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Re: Got a D3100 1 week before 4 years 4 months ago #1711

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Wauw there you go! The first one works more for me!

But very nice.

One tip. Try to give some exif info with your photos.. so we can see the settings :)

Keep on shooting,
Roy
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