(Closed) NWR- Photography buffs…help!

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Thats such a pretty picture! Sorry Im no help 🙁

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@kate169: Youre welcome!! I am planning to buy a good camera down the line. Actually being so involved in editing my own pictures has made me want to do wedding photography on the side. So I hope you are able to get the help you want!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

You need to look at your exposure and your white balance settings. Are you shooting in Auto or have you ventured into the M, P, A settings? When you aren’t in auto, you can control your aperture, your exposure, your flash, ect.

Did your camera come with a field guide? Learn the rule of thirds. Everything doesn’t have to be in the center. ^_^

I think it’s a great start!

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just shoot for fun, but have learned a lot through courses, online forums, and the photography club I am in.

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Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@kate169: Yeah it looks like it was an exposure issue. At least to me. Someone else may come in and say it was something else.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think the key thing you have to do is learn how to use your light meter. The light meter will tell you what aperture and shutter speed to use.  This is a very hard thing to learn on your own unless you are great at learning from books.  I would recommend taking a photography class at your local adult ed school or photo store.

Also, it’s really not necessary to use manual focus unless you are in low light situations.  I’d recommend using autofocus for the majority of situations.

Post # 12
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Worker bee

You need a better lens. Those pictures are way too soft, which is typical from kit lenses.

UV filters won’t improve the image.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@kate169: actually, I would recommend this:

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Standard-Medium-Telephoto-Cameras/dp/B00009XVCZ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1289522420&sr=1-1

You get what you pay for in lenses. A $100 lens = well….crap (seriously – the camera body is the least expensive part of a dSLR investment). This is as close to a high-level affordable lens as you’ll get. I would actually recommend L-series lenses only, but the linked lens is pretty close.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Also, you should try messing with film speed (ISO) to allow you a greater amount of flexibility with exposure settings in harsh lighting situations like your pics. Once you get more advanced, you can also play with neutral density filters to cut down on light and give you more control as well.

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