First shot.

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Thekarthika, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Thekarthika

    Thekarthika Member

    I take TONS of pics of myself and others, so I thought I'd try of nature... I think it's pretty nifty. Kind of cliche, I know. But what's your opinion??

  2. laurenq

    laurenq Member

  3. ava

    ava Member

    oftem with low light, it is best to use a tripod and i am not certain if you uses zoom or not, if you did it was too much. the other thing is use a flash if you have handshake either use remote and or timer the other trick is to press trigger half way, take a breath in, press, breathe out. this really helps handshake

    the ideas of the photos are intering and not as cliche as you think:)
  4. Thekarthika

    Thekarthika Member

    I've heard of a tripod but I'm not sure if my camera has it... I have a simple camera, so probably not, but I'm really new so idk. lol. I didn't use zoom at all... maybe I was a little too close to the object?

    okay thanks for the tip on the handshake :) should help a lot.

  5. soaringeagle

    soaringeagle Senior Member

    i took some great night shots and didnt use a tripod, used a drum instead and timer..
    sat the camera on the drum (or wall or any stationary object) set timer and step away, so u dont shake at all, , using existing low light the exposure time can be pretty long, and i know no matyter how hard id try theres no way to hold perfectlky still for 30 seconds or 2 minutes..

    using this methud was able to get shots like this

    i have no real photography skills at all...
    but..just eliminating hand shake makes such a huge huge difference

    i wont even show ya the results of tryin the same shots without the makeshift tripod
  6. Thekarthika

    Thekarthika Member

    Yes I do that often... Use something to put it onto to, but what about angles? and times I'm outside?
  7. ava

    ava Member

    ^great info and pics you don't need expensive stuff for photography although momopods are cheap and are fab
    my father is a photographer and told me about the breath thing as a have a really bad handshake. the other point about tripods, is they are good with macro work because of even less movement. Another cheaper alternative is using black tubing
    i would love to see more shots, i liked the pink hues in the first shot:)
  8. Caelynn

    Caelynn Yellow Butterfly

    wow soaring that shot is really nice i like the colors in it :)
  9. fylthevoyd

    fylthevoyd Super Moderator

    yeah on steadying your camera....don't worry about whether a shot is cliche or's all about composition and technique.....being an old school photographer I have thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment....but some of my best shots have come from "off the cuff" snapshots with a cheapy digital's all about developing your eye to see what the camera's not necessarily the subject...but the style in which you present the subject

    an example of what I mean
    just don't get discouraged and keep working on bettering your technique in developing your individual style of photography :)

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