First pictures with the 350D

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Slack, Mar 23, 2005.

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    Slack Guest

    All criticism welcome.

    These are the first pictures I've ever taken, so hopefully I'll get
    better. I was so exited to play with the 350D, I totally forgot to use the
    focus points :-( And I need to get myself a a mono/tri-pod asap.

    Sorry, I don't know how to upload the exif data on pbase. Man, the more I
    look at the photos, the worse they look to me.
    Slack, Mar 23, 2005
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    paul Guest

    paul, Mar 23, 2005
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    G.T. Guest

    I'm still a beginner so no criticism here. One suggestion regarding focus
    points is to lock in the center focus point for awhile, focus using it, lock
    focus, then recompose. When I was excited when I first got my 300D I wasn't
    paying attention to which focus points were locking in, when using only the
    center one it forced me to pay attention to what I was focusing on.

    Here's my bird shot of the week, from XC skiing at Mammoth 1 1/2 weeks ago:

    That's with the old camera, the 300D with the Canon EF 35 mm f/2, shot at

    G.T., Mar 23, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    * focus
    * tripod
    * avoid shooting 'down' towards subjects
    * avoid shots of animals from behind (unless they're heads are turned
    all the way back
    * better animal shots usually include an eye, preferably with a glint of
    sublight or flash in them.

    Alan Browne, Mar 23, 2005
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    Jim Redelfs Guest

    EVER, or just with the new camera?
    Don't cheap-out in the tripod area, either.

    On the other hand, don't go HOG WILD like I did when I bought my tripod YEARS
    ago: It's really too bulky and heavy to haul around a lot, but it still goes
    everywhere I do. (Bogen 3040 = good exercise!)
    Aw, don't be so hard on yourself. Some are pretty good and none are truly
    bad. I particularly like the one where you caught the bird with its beak
    inside the oyster. That's a rare shot.

    A good rule-of-thumb is to get down on (or up to) the level of your subject as
    much as possible.

    I admire your self-confidence that you not only put your stuff on-line so
    quickly, but you invited others to critique your work.

    Keep shooting and have fun!

    Jim Redelfs, Mar 23, 2005
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    Slack Guest

    Yeah, ever. Also, the first camera I've ever owned... I'm a slow starter
    :p 39 years old and been wanting to do this since Jr. High.

    Thank you very much.
    Slack, Mar 24, 2005
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    Slack Guest

    * focus

    Killer, that's exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.
    Slack, Mar 24, 2005
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    Slack Guest

    Just Canon's EF 75-300, 4-5.6

    I know it's a cheap lens, but it was all I could afford. Once I learn the
    basics of picture taking and get more familiar with the camera, I'll be
    more apt to buy a really nice, fast telephoto.
    Slack, Mar 24, 2005
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    Slack Guest

    I'm still a beginner so no criticism here. One suggestion regarding
    Not bad.
    Slack, Mar 24, 2005
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    Slack Guest

    I should clarify. It's not like I've never held someone else's camera and
    took pictures of them. Also, I have used our POS camera at work, but these
    are the first pictures I've taken just purely for enjoyment purposes only.
    Slack, Mar 24, 2005
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    Walter Guest

    I have not seen a bad lens yet that canon puts out. Your photo's are pretty
    good. A little more depth of field will help and a little adjustment for
    the overexposure and your there. any white object is hard to take a good
    photo of without getting it over exposed.

    Use the viewer on the camera to see how they come out when you take them
    and you'll be taking better ones in no time. I think the 350 show a
    histogram in review mode, always keep the peak of the curve to the left or
    centered and you'll avoid overexposing. you can always adjust underexposure
    in the computer.
    Walter, Mar 24, 2005
  12. The 24-70L is *terrible* ... that is to say, I can't afford it ... ;-)
    Ben Rosengart, Mar 24, 2005
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    Paolo Guest

    Why so much cromatic abberration on the photos?
    I mean purple friging.
    Paolo, Mar 24, 2005
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    vixen2yall Guest

    pretty good for a first time.

    note: if your going to shoot alot of water your going to wanna get a
    good polorizing filter. you can do a google on it's uses.

    cheers n happy photos
    vixen2yall, Mar 24, 2005
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    Matt Ion Guest

    EXIF data is embedded in JPGs. If it's there, Pbase should extract and
    display it. If you edited the files before uploading using a program
    that doesn't properly support EXIF, the data may have been removed.
    Matt Ion, Mar 25, 2005
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    Slack Guest

    Thanks for the reminder... I forgot about the that filter.
    Slack, Mar 25, 2005
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