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Old 5th February 2010, 15:36   #7531
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It is a wrong notion that everyone with DSLR is using Manual mode........and later I started using A, S modes as well. Mostly it's A or M.
I meant people who have already become familiar with the shutter and aperture settings. I know few people who have permanently kept their mode on Manual. My first 100 shots were totaly auto mode. I might have read the manual atleast 25 times in a span of 6 months, therefore experimenting my best on the Shutter priority. I find it anyday better than the auto mode. I am yet to try the full Manual mode.

Learning stage is really exciting. My night snaps with flash ON were very bad, later I came to know that the default flash value was very low. Increased the value to FULL and now I have to adjust the aperture for the correct exposure.

The overexcitement to get a prime lens is ruling my days now, you guys have inspired me to put a 'macro' also in the list today. Lets see, I might exchange my 18-55 kit lens to a 17-70 sigma 2.8 macro as the budget permits.
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Not sure whether I have posted this before, but since the theme is spiders and insects, here's one from my side.

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Old 5th February 2010, 21:47   #7533
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I didnt get any spideys, but here is a green fellow, couldnt get his name as he was not very cooperative !!
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Trying to do some basic 'learn-it-yourself' stuff on PS ! Please tolerate me.
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I didnt get any spideys, but here is a green fellow, couldnt get his name as he was not very cooperative !!
Seems to be some mantis. But not the common "praying mantis". But may be I am wrong.
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For those who are fed up of the bugs and spideys, here is a 9 month old feet ! I think we are not using the subjects available at home enough, so this is an answer to that.
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For those who are fed up of the bugs and spideys, here is a 9 month old feet ! I think we are not using the subjects available at home enough, so this is an answer to that.
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Fantastic shot shaju!
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so this is an answer to that.
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Beautiful pic! 10 marks for your answer!
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For those who are fed up of the bugs and spideys, here is a 9 month old feet ! I think we are not using the subjects available at home enough, so this is an answer to that.
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lovely pic shaju !... easily the sweetest "Hang Ten" !
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Shaju,

Awesome composition!!! Just wish the right leg was a little more sharp (esp the toes), but I am not complaining .

Ok, so the strobist in me woke up. Though, I didn't manage to make a softbox as per Rudra Sir's instructions, I did shoot using a flash + A4 paper (used it as the diffuser/reflectors).

Lessons learnt:
(i) Get/Make a BIG softbox when you want to shoot sunglasses (or any other parabolic reflective surface). The reflections are annoying :(.
(ii) Always clean your subject.

Ok, so here are the photographs. First iphone photograph is okayish. The edge definition is very nice, but I hate the reflection on the screen. I like the second iPhone photograph as the screen has come out very well but I should have added a reflector at the top to make the top edge definition even better.

I had to shoot the sunglass in this angle as I was really going crazy with reflections. And this was the best angle for me to minimize them :/. The difference in both the pictures is the direction of light.

C&C please. what works? what doesn't? Also, suggestions on how to improve these shots would greatly help me (and how to manage the stupid reflections :().

Exif: Mostly f11 with about 20 sec shutter speed. I was shooting in Av mode as I do not have a remote control to shoot in bulb mode. The lens used is nifty fifty.
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Shining Star. Taken at a stall selling different types of lanterns. This one caught my fancy.
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Old 6th February 2010, 03:34   #7541
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It rained quite heavily in the evening, the reflections on the ground made me think of taking this portrait. I purposely chose the higher shutterspeed as i was in an awkward position clicking this, so there was chance of shake.
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Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
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@Hw: Good attempts and results, they lack some PP did you use CPL?
@TG: Your pics are showing up warmer colors lately.


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@Hw: Good attempts and results, they lack some PP did you use CPL?
@TG: Your pics are showing up warmer colors lately.


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Wow sunil, that is a very nice portrait the lighting is great . One spidy from me as well.

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@Clevermax
I love color just like how I like Black and White too

Thats brilliant. Just brilliant. Superb portrait!
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I like overexposing to get this sort of a look. Any takers?
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