Getting Started: In This Garden

by Shane Thomas July. 10, 2011 3850 views

6th Attempt/Session with dSLR.

Snap shot city! First was taken by my 8 year old daughter. We headed to the fields yesterday to take a crack at some tree lines. I failed but she got this portrait of my making a dogs dinner of things. Maybe I should give the SLR to Mayah? :)

The rest were taken in the garden this evening. I only had a couple of minutes and just played around with composition.

What did I learn? This photography lark is difficult and close up shots without a macro lense really, really doesn't work. Oh, that and I need a hair cut and a shave.

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.

Eyes of a child…

No macro… …no chance.

AF Temptation…

Sky High…

Eye see you…

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Kaz Terlesky 9 years, 6 months ago

These are gorgeous! I love #3 and I think Mayah did a lovely portrait ;)

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Sadhya Rippon 9 years, 6 months ago

You shouldn't be so critical of these shots Shane. I think you are progressing really well.

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Wing Lui 9 years, 6 months ago

You had a great start already!
Very good composition, and well come to the Nikon family!

9 years, 6 months ago Edited
Shane Thomas 9 years, 6 months ago

Woohoo... EXIF data remains. Hopefully, people can now point me in the right direction. I thought shooting RAW would be a good idea but for some reason I lost the EXIF data when uploading/converting to .jpeg.

Shooting in .jpg is more than enough for my current lack of skill and having the EXIF data attributed to the file is of greater use to me at the moment.

9 years, 6 months ago Edited