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I am sure this will help the beginners of you somehow.
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Already asked questions that may interest you (I will only list questions that do not have to do with my personal experience like "What is your best photo?"):
Hey! I want to get a cheap camera that makes photos have clearer quality, yet I want to learn more about it and I do not have time to go process/edit...I don't have a clue how to do that I am also active, and am always running or going outdoors to take most of my photos any suggestions for a camera? <3
I actually have a question related to that. Do you need a dslr? I would love one, of course, but they're all out of my price range at the moment. I suppose the question is what is the big difference between dslrs and compact cameras. I've been reading about them both, but I'm not quite comprehending more than you can change out lenses on the dslr and it seems to be "better". Could you please clear this up, darling? I promise that I'm not trying to be stupid.
I will try to do that. I already tried out many compact cameras from different price ranges, and all I can say is that the depth of field made by a DSLR is much deeper than a compact camera could ever take. Of course you can take great pictures with a compact camera, and I watch some people that do so, but I prefer a DSLR. The cheapest ones are around 400€, so it's affordable with a bit of saving. Did that help you a bit?
How do I photograph the moon sharp WITH a sharp sky??? Usually either the sky is sharp and the moon is just a glowing circle or the moon is sharp and the sky is pitch black and the clouds are not visible... =_="
It is quite difficult to catch a glowing thing in front of a black background. You can make it lighter afterwards in Gimp or PS. While taking the picture, I did not find any solution for this.. I am really sorry..
Actually, yes. I use a Nikon D3000 and I'm an action photographer. I tend to get the luck of the draw and have to take action photos when it gets darker. But all of my pictures end up blurred. I've tried changing the shutter speed and it really does not help. Any advice on this?
The picture you gave me is a great example of infrared photography. A normal camera filters out the IR-light out of reasons only professionals know. To get a shot like this, you need to buy an extra filter, called "Infrared filters". [link] This is an example. It filters out all the other colors and lets in the infrared light. Your camera has to have a slight sensitivity for infrared light, otherwise it does not work. It is quite difficult to achieve that, because most modern DSLRs have a blocking system for infrared light. You need to give your camera to a camera store, so they make it sensitive to infrared light.
The results are white trees with a pink touch (also in summer) and darker skies, which looks quite surreal. I hope I could help you!
this isn't necessarily about photography itself but,
i have a brand new nikon dslr, i've had it for like 2, 3 weeks yesterday i was trying to take a picture & my lens was screwed up? it was really difficult to twist the lens to zoom in and out, and it would make this strange noise when it tried to autofocus. it wouldn't even focus on anything if the object was too close. before, my lens was fine. also, the plastic thing you can open to insert the sd card broke off. i just picked up my camera one day and it was broken. could i get a replacement or something for it since i have a warranty?
sorry for the lengthy question, but this camera did cost a lot of money ; its brand new and something is already wrong with the lens! : ( i hope it wasn't my fault
I don't really know why your zoom does not zoom properly. Maybe there is some fuzz in it? All lenses have a minimum focus distance. [link] This is the 18-55mm kit lens for Nikon. Do you see the "infinity-0.28m"-sign? It says the minimum focus distance (mimimal distance from your object) is 28cm. If you get closer, the picture will be blurred. It's the same with our eyes. If you get an object too close to your eye, you cannot focus anymore.
I would recommend you to go to the place you bought it. Since you have warranty, they will tell you for free what's wrong. But remember: Sounds when the autofocus works are normal.
I can recommend you reading this: [link] The sun was setting in that picture and my mother used a tripod to shoot that picture. We used the "sports" mode on my camera. It enables to use short shutters.