First foray into DSLRs

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  1. zilla

    zilla Grand Poobah

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    I bought the wife a rebel t5i for Christmas and we started taking a photography course together at the local college. These are some of the first shots that I took that were "off assignment"

    Feedback appreciated ;)

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    and yes I know I need to oil my fingerboard ;)

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  2. rahul_mukerji

    rahul_mukerji SS.org Regular

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    Nice ! What lens are you using with the camera ?

    I like the first picture a lot. Since photography is subjective and I don't know your angle [pardon the pun] I don't know what kind of stuff you're looking to get into.

    I'm getting into the slow shutter kind of shoots now and I like those effects quite a bit, and its something a DSLR can do quite well. Also if this is your first foray into the DSLR world, you have a plethora of glasses [lenses] and techniques you can use to quite literally create your own art ! People now use cameras for more than just shooting, Photo manipulation is an art in its own right and a good camera really helps in taking good stock pics.

    Personally, I'm more of a Post production type. I use a lot of PS filters, adjustments to change the "mood" of the picture.

    Good luck with the camera and looking forward to more posts and pics ! :hbang:
     
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    Nice! Been a canon shooter for years for photo and video. Love their cameras.
     
  4. zilla

    zilla Grand Poobah

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    sorry for the late reply.

    lens was the stock canon EF-S 18-55 that came with the camera. shot it on a tripod with IS turned off.
     
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    This is a little late, too, but oh well. :lol: I really like the first two. The first one is a cool detail shot that requires some attention for you to figure out what it is. It would make a good wallpaper, or something along those lines. It kinda seems like it's getting into the "fine art" territory, where you take a photo of something familiar and look at it in a less familiar way.

    The second one gets some nice detail on the fretboard, but I would say maybe focus on one of the birds, to draw the eye to a specific detail.

    For the last one, IMHO pay attention to the framing. It looks like there's a corner in the wall in the background, but it's on a bit of a slant. Check the edges of the photo, too. The guitar is a little cut off in the bottom. :)
     
  6. zilla

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    thanks for those tips. i never really realized that the input jack was cut off until you pointed it out. :yesway:
     

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