I am completely new to photography and have been experimenting with my Canon 450D + kit lens which I bought last week. Prior to this, I have only used compact cameras on auto mode to take a handful of shots on holidays etc.
Before buying my camera, I read a lot of review sites and browsed various forums, including this one to decide which camera to buy and also to gain a little theoretic knowledge on photography. That being said, My actual photography/Photoshop experience is 0
so please take it easy on me!
Anyway, I went for a walk in London last night with my camera and tripod and took a few hundred shots, here are just a few of them.
p.s. I'm the 2000th member of this website! Do I get a prize?
34mm, ISO 800, f/4.5, 1/4sec.
Interesting contrast between old and new style architecture in London.
How could I avoid (or at least minimise) the ray of light on the right hand side which is coming from a street light? Would I use a filter? The sky also looks a little noisy to me...
No post processing.
Same as above but with saturation lowered. Not sure which one I like better...
23mm, ISO 200, f/7.1, 4 Sec.
I really like this one. I like the composition (correct term?) and the murky, brown looking sky.
It's a shame this shot came out so blurry. This is because at the moment I only have a very cheap tripod (£10 ebay) and it was very windy on Westminster Bridge, from where I took the shot. I will be back to capture this same shot when it's a little less windy!
18mm, ISO500(auto), f/3.5, 1/25 sec.
I was going for a retro(ish), 1950's American(ish) kind of style, if you know what I mean, with the post processing here... Not too sure if I succeeded, but I was happy with the outcome nevertheless. What do you guys thing? Good image or overdone?
18mm, ISO 800, f/3.5, 1/6 sec. Obviously some post-processing too.
I really like this one... opinions?
As I said, my experience is 0 and I have a lot to learn so thanks in advanced for any constructive feedback you have.