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Old July 3rd, 2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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Any suggestions? I'm using a point and shoot camera. I want an SLR but can't afford one. I thought these came out nice.



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Old July 3rd, 2009, 03:54 PM   #2
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Firat one is sweet. Second one would of been better with a little more light
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 04:09 PM   #3
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nice shooting for a point and click
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 07:48 PM   #4
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I like the first, not sure if its compression doing it or the camera, but the blacks look blotchy, no biggie though....The 2nd bothers me that the horizon is slanted (maybe thats what you were going for).
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the second is slanted, it's not what I was going for but i took it on the fender of my girlfriend's car with the camera propped up on a rock to hold it still while swatting away a swarm of mosquitoes. So no, it was not intentional :D I did fix it in Picasa when I got home though so that the horizon is level. As for the blotchiness of the blacks in the top picture i think that has more to do with the compression of photobucket because it shows up clear in the original file. I really do want to get an SLR camera though...and a tripod, cuz ghetto tripods (i.e. rocks on cars) just aren't cutting it.
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shoot alot more. maybe 50 images of the moon over 1/2 hr. I just got back from Wyoming and our campsite overlooked a small gorge w/ mountains in the distance. I have over 100 sunset shots from one night.
Then, weed them out until you have 2 or 3 of the best ones. You will be surprised how much a landscape changes as you study it over a period of time.

Dont worry about getting a better camera. The one you have will allow you to produce some beautiful photography. Just use it. Wear it out. A camera is no different than a paint brush. It's the talent behind the camera that makes the shot, not the camera itself.
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Nice shots.

Although cjric is totally right about it not being the camera, the Nikon D40 is really affordable and will do amazing things. I have one and love it. The advantage to a DSLR is interchangeable lenses, wireless shutter triggers, and a huge array of possible adjustments to create cool effects.
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