New to the forum and new owner of a 5300. I would say I'm a beginner that wants to be a serious hobbyist. Looking to learn and willing to share what
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Hello everyone! I finally upgraded from a Lumix DMC- FHC22 point and shoot I've had since 2010 to a Nikon D3400 and it's definitely taken some getting used to. I love to shoot wildlife/birds and landscapes but anything that peaks my interest whether it be urban enviroments or macro shots is game. Try not to limit myself. I've taken tons of vintage japanese toys pics and marco shots with my old point and shoot but again the new Nikon is an adjustment.
Mainly trying to overcome ISO noise (set auto ISO sensitivity to 3200 max with a minimum of 100), the lack of VR on my 70-300mm (trying not to get blurs but the teleconverter doesn't help much in that department except in full sun for some reason- can't afford a 400mm an above zoom), and loads of pixels in my post production (was using iPhoto but I'm using a trial version of Affinity now). I think setting my JPG to fine and medium might help instead of small/normal.
Want to get into long exposure shots night and day but I think I better get a hand on this camera first. Did get a Neutral Density filter for the 55mm lens for day long exposure.
This is Stefano, from Milan, Italy.
Just bought my first digital camera, a D3400. With a 18-55 lens.
I was a few decades ago (I am 50 years old) deeply involved (as hobbyst) in photografy . Back then was chemical. And I had all Canon equipments, which I still have, by the way.
I developed and printed my black&White and color dia. Even some negative film..but the colour filtering process wasn't easy, despite in my dark room I also had colour meters etc etc.
Then I stopped taking picture all together.
Now I am back.
Bought the D3400 because I don't want to choose yet between a 'classical' full frame reflex or a mirrorless full frame. And wasn't ready to several thousands euros purchases.
I intend to focus on black&white.
My name is Vanessa (NikonDiva), I just love Nikon and my beautiful D7000. I had the oppportunity to shoot a wedding with a professional photography and absolutely loved it. I loved it so much, I went and bought this camera and two lens (85 mm, 70-200 mm,) I hope to be a professional myself someday. Right now I just love taking pics of everything. I hope from this forum I can learn from the experts and get sound advice on taking great pics.
Welcome to the forums Vanessa!
A good way to start is by reading and participating in the minichallenges. The editing exercises are a nice resource, where you can see how much difference different processing techniques coupled with different ideas on where to take a raw file can make. There will be no more new exercises for a while, but all the existing ones are open to play around with.
Nicole's Your best... weekly challenge is a nice way to get to know each other and show each other shots we are proud of.
My One week... challenges are a good way to get familiar with what your lenses can do and what they aren't too suitable for. Just decide on one lens to use exclusively for a week and post what you get that you like.
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