Discussion in 'Aquarium Photography' started by JP909, Apr 29, 2011.
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OK, enough of the bashing, guys. We know your opinions now. Let the OP decide what he wants.
we could argue about this all day but no one will ever win because they are both nearly equal in quality and optrions, its like saying lowes and home depot are completely different stores when there are practically no differences besides orange and blue.
I'll reiterate, clarify and embolden my statement.
thanks for the article, this backs up what i was trying to say. lol
Decided to go with the d3100, any one with pointers for a beginner? Thanks everyone for your opinion.
I say hop onto manual mode, take a few pictures with different settings (especially aperture and shutter speed; basically anything else that has a built in button too), and upload them so you know exactly what you did to achieve a certain look. Only go for 10-20 pictures at a time; that way, you can remember what you did. That's what I did when I got my camera for the first 100 shots or so.
You can also get the full information about the settings on the camera from the properties window in Windows 7, and probably Vista. Right click the picture, click properties, and click the details tab. That window will show you all the settings used on that photo.
That will help you understand what settings have what effect on the picture.
^^ +. (one thing tho, how do you know he uses Windows? not Mac )
D3100 is a great entry model, really. But dont let the "entry model category" fool you, you will get pro look results quick. Don't forget to buy a good quality SDHC (or SDXC) card. At least Class 6.
Some easy tips:
Try not to use the built in flash.
Try not to use the preset auto mode.
Take a lot of pictures of one object with different settings.
Take a lot of pictures.
Take a lot of pictures.
And have fun.
Yup running on mac and yes I need to start taking pictures thanks again
Lmao! So true!
Otherwise, I agree that the best method is to just take tons of pictures and try different settings. I took about 550 with my camera, and only about 35 are good like the ones I posted.
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Sure thing! Now go take pictures and post them!! (There are two Macs in the house hold )
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