Moving up to a dSLR. Posting here my regular subjects. The learning curve is far more than what I expected. I will need to learn a lot before proper dSLR level shots start coming by and the subjects change.
Thanks for the honest feedback and suggestions guys.
I understand there are a lot of things to learn. Since the photographs were shot in night, with no other source of light, I had to use flash. More than that, I am still figuring a lot of things, including how to turn off flash, in case the camera decides it needs it.
Thanks Pranav, I realised that the first one didn't have a proper focus, as Autofocus wasn't properly focusing one particular subject. Just today, I learnt the use of the focus ring while focusing manually. Will keep posting for your feedback to help me improve.
Thanks for that tip, Pranav. It helps getting such helpful tips from experienced people like you. I'll try this one out and will let you know.Here is a trick that might help you with manual focus. It works on my 600D, so I'm assuming that it works on your D5200 as well.
If you listen carefully there is always a small-beep when the camera locks focus when in auto mode as you half press the shutter button. If you observe through the optical viewfinder, you'll see that all the focus-points that the camera thinks are in focus will light up red momentarily along with the beep.
Now try this - put the camera in manual-focus mode (its a switch on the lens), and move around the focus-ring while half-pressing the shutter button - you'll hear the same beep and and see the same lighting up of the points (1 point or many) in focus. Thats how you can know you are really in focus when using manual mode on really tricky subjects or small subjects where your eye cant say 100% confidently if you are in focus.
To pull it off, you'll have to move the camera such that one of the focus points in the viewfinder (those little square boxes that are scattered all over the viewfinder view) to lie over the part of the subject that you want to keep in focus.
Hope that helps
First one is excellentMobile camera photography
Same subject but now with DSLRMoving up to a dSLR. Posting here my regular subjects. The learning curve is far more than what I expected. I will need to learn a lot before proper dSLR level shots start coming by and the subjects change.
Colour is good in CST but something more could have been done to make it a keeper...Some pics I shot yesterday
[MENTION=119687]pranav0091[/MENTION] Thanks for the advice. I will keep in mind and the butterflies look so great!