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Hi Guys,

I recently got a Canon EOS1100D after wanting a DSLR for years, but never having the opportunity to own one.

I have just been playing with the camera, few shots in manual etc.

Thought I would share!


First Shot - Daffodil by CameronCS, on Flickr

Soundcard Shot by CameronCS, on Flickr

CPU Shot by CameronCS, on Flickr

PSU Shot by CameronCS, on Flickr

Monochrome Gear knob by CameronCS, on Flickr

Canon Eos 1100D Self Shot by CameronCS, on Flickr

Basically these are my very first pics taken with the camera after reading a few guides etc, I have not been able to take it out into the wild for some real shooting!
Edited by Sgtbash - 3/29/13 at 7:17pm
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Awesome pics, looks almost like you have a macro lens, or a crazy good up close lens smile.gif
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Thanks man, and im just using the kit lens, 18-55mm zoom tongue.gif
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Some constructive criticism:

The PSU shot. The focus is on the closest part to the camera. That makes it look like an auto-focus point-n-shoot took that picture. Move your focus in just a little bit so some of what's closest is out of focus. It's more appealing to the eye and looks more professional. Focusing on the "True" I think would have made the image more dramatic.

Your greens and yellows. They seem to blend together. I even put the lily picture up on my plasma and it just seems very blah. But the reds and blues on the shot of your CPU pop very nice. Love that pic. You need to clean the dust in the grooves on the hoses though...lol
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I gotta add that I really dig the pic of the shifter. I didn't realize it was a b&w pic until I read the caption. Those are awesome pics - when you just think you're looking at black and sliver/white subjects but it's really a b&w picture. That's when b&w images shine.
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try and take something like this with your new camera. took me about 20 shots to get 1 that looked half way good.
I ended up with 7 good ones after an hour of trying.
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@Sgtbash, also look on Amazon for books specific too your camera as the manual that comes with cameras are kinda useless.
I found a good book for my Canon 40D that showed me settings and features I didn't even know my camera had.
the book I found for mine is written by David D. Busch
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Some constructive criticism:

The PSU shot. The focus is on the closest part to the camera. That makes it look like an auto-focus point-n-shoot took that picture. Move your focus in just a little bit so some of what's closest is out of focus. It's more appealing to the eye and looks more professional. Focusing on the "True" I think would have made the image more dramatic.

Your greens and yellows. They seem to blend together. I even put the lily picture up on my plasma and it just seems very blah. But the reds and blues on the shot of your CPU pop very nice. Love that pic. You need to clean the dust in the grooves on the hoses though...lol

You are very correct in thinking that the PSU shot look like standard focusing, it was shot in auto mode with autofocus! I will take that advice and attempt the same shot again taking that into account.

And I do agree with you on the picture of the flower, that was literally my first shot with the camera, taken in auto mode under poor lighting. (excuses tongue.gif) and I do agree that the picture does look very bland.
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I gotta add that I really dig the pic of the shifter. I didn't realize it was a b&w pic until I read the caption. Those are awesome pics - when you just think you're looking at black and sliver/white subjects but it's really a b&w picture. That's when b&w images shine.

Thanks man, I maybe need to crop it so the shift is in the center of the picture, but all of the images I uploaded are straight from the camera with no editing at the moment.

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try and take something like this with your new camera. took me about 20 shots to get 1 that looked half way good.
I ended up with 7 good ones after an hour of trying.

I did attempt a night time shot of one of my wheels on my car, obviously totally different but it was a good way on finding out what most of the settings do, finding out what ISO speeds are safe to use etc. I will certainly be taking more shots of the night sky when the weather is good however tongue.gif

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@Sgtbash, also look on Amazon for books specific too your camera as the manual that comes with cameras are kinda useless.
I found a good book for my Canon 40D that showed me settings and features I didn't even know my camera had.
the book I found for mine is written by David D. Busch

Thanks man, I have been watching a guy on youtube called 'froknowsphoto' and I maybe purchasing his guide on getting out of automode etc, but I have been researching a lot since I have had the camera to use it to its full capabilities tongue.gif
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I've looked at a 1100D once and i didn't buy it and bought a D3100 (2011) instead. Why?
It is lacking features for it's price and it was very plasticky. Very plasticky.
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I've looked at a 1100D once and i didn't buy it and bought a D3100 (2011) instead. Why?
It is lacking features for it's price and it was very plasticky. Very plasticky.

It maybe, but I got it as a gift for my 21st, so im not complaining at all!
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