Getting Started: Park Life

by Shane Thomas July. 05, 2011 5270 views

2nd Attempt/Session with dSLR.

I've a feeling I've found my favourite subject. Still struggling to get the sharp images I'm looking for though.

Take a newbie (me) that has no idea how to take photographs. Next, grab an entry level Nikon d3100 with 18-55VR stock lens and set both to full manual. Then, try to take photographs and have the end result resemble what was in my mind when I clicked the button.

Speed demon…

Free runner..!

Sitting pretty…


Rock chick…!

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Eiram Marie 9 years, 6 months ago

She is beautiful! Wonderful shots! In my opinion the last photo is absolutely perfect:)

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Karman 9 years, 6 months ago

Nicely Captured. Her expression coming down the slide is excellent timing.
The one thing that I can tell you about your project is to accept information about your photography but do not allow it to change what you like. To each photographer there is a "perfect shot" and that perfection may not be seen by anyone else.
There are those who think Picasso was a great artist; there are also those who think he was a nut!. He believed he was an artist.
Take photographs for you, if it is not exactly what you see within your minds eye~find a good editing program (there are some nice free ones to start with) and work with them a little. Nothing has to change much sometimes to get that "perfect shot", sometimes a little enhancement or cropping does the trick.
Remember, it is your photography, keep it fun and enjoy yourself.

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Art Bee 9 years, 6 months ago

What a cutie.......wonderful action shots! Your off to a great start!

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Sadhya Rippon 9 years, 6 months ago

By the way, if you reply to a comment, best to use the reply button as people rarely go back to a post they have commented on. And have a look in your Guestbook (menu top right, little downward pointing arrow leads to Guestbook) where you will find replies to your comments.

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 9 years, 6 months ago

Shane, thanks for the friend request.
If you are really a newbie, and are shooting Manual, you have got your head around the settings really well. I am not going to make any criticism at this stage, as these shots are excellent quality. She is a lovely subject. Prettier than those monkeys in the zoo!

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