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My first SLR - the result

chopskychopsky Registered Users Posts: 104 Major grins
edited April 11, 2007 in Other Cool Shots
Hey all

A month ago I posted my first thread in these forums, asking for advice on my first dSLR purchase.
Well, 2 weeks since my trip to B&H in New York, I am now the proud owner of a dSLR camera, and am LOVING it.

I ended up buying the following:
Canon 400D, Canon 10-22mm, Canon 50mm 1.8
Circ Polarizer and UV filter for both lenses
Cokin Z-Pro set with Grad ND filter
Naneu Pro U120 (incredible SLR/Notebook bag)

To all of you who helped advise me on the purchase and answered my questions, thank you very much. As a slight token of my appreciation, I'd like to share with you some of the photos I've made in the last 2 weeks.
I realise they're not highly professional pictures as I'm still a beginner, and am still figuring my toy out, but what the heck. Id also love to hear some critique on them if possible.

Thanks again!

Cheers,
Grant

PS: Moderators, I apologise if I have posted this in the wrong forum. Wasn't quite sure where to post it.


RODEO DRIVE
Rodeo_Drive_by_chopsky.jpg

PORTRAIT OF MY COUSIN
portrait___cousin_by_chopsky.jpg

BUDDY THE BEAGLE (1)
Buddy_pt__2_by_chopsky.jpg

BUDDY THE BEAGLE (2)
Buddy_pt__1_by_chopsky.jpg

MAGICIAN ON STREETS OF HOLLYWOOD
Street_magic_by_chopsky.jpg

ME
self_portrait_by_chopsky.jpg
Currently Using:
body: canon 400d
lenses:
50mm 1.8 & 10-22mm

Grant Shapiro Design & Photography

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    SkippySkippy Registered Users Posts: 12,075 Major grins
    edited April 10, 2007
    chopsky wrote:
    Hey all

    A month ago I posted my first thread in these forums, asking for advice on my first dSLR purchase.
    Well, 2 weeks since my trip to B&H in New York, I am now the proud owner of a dSLR camera, and am LOVING it.

    I ended up buying the following:
    Canon 400D, Canon 10-22mm, Canon 50mm 1.8
    Circ Polarizer and UV filter for both lenses
    Cokin Z-Pro set with Grad ND filter
    Naneu Pro U120 (incredible SLR/Notebook bag)

    To all of you who helped advise me on the purchase and answered my questions, thank you very much. As a slight token of my appreciation, I'd like to share with you some of the photos I've made in the last 2 weeks.
    I realise they're not highly professional pictures as I'm still a beginner, and am still figuring my toy out, but what the heck. Id also love to hear some critique on them if possible.

    Thanks again!

    Cheers,
    Grant

    PS: Moderators, I apologise if I have posted this in the wrong forum. Wasn't quite sure where to post it.


    RODEO DRIVE
    PORTRAIT OF MY COUSIN
    BUDDY THE BEAGLE (1)
    BUDDY THE BEAGLE (2)
    MAGICIAN ON STREETS OF HOLLYWOOD
    ME

    Hi Grant, thought you might get a better response over here in Other Cool Shots on your images :D

    They look great........... what do you think of that Canon 10-22mm :D
    That is fast becoming my favourite lens (I haven't had mine long)

    Your getting great results Grant, you'll just keep getting better as you learn more about your new gear.

    Congratulations clap.gif you keep sharing your work ya hear thumb.gif
    ...... Skippy
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    chopskychopsky Registered Users Posts: 104 Major grins
    edited April 10, 2007
    Skippy wrote:
    Hi Grant, thought you might get a better response over here in Other Cool Shots on your images :D

    They look great........... what do you think of that Canon 10-22mm :D
    That is fast becoming my favourite lens (I haven't had mine long)

    Your getting great results Grant, you'll just keep getting better as you learn more about your new gear.

    Congratulations clap.gif you keep sharing your work ya hear thumb.gif
    ...... Skippy
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    Hey Skippy. Thanks a lot.
    Yeh, the 10-22 is AWESOME. The 50 (with the 1.6 crop) is quite a bit narrower than I expected, but it's still some SERIOUS bang for buck.
    Im loving both lenses.
    I ended up posting this over at Cameras, as I figured everyone who helped me would be watching that part of the forum.
    Later!
    Currently Using:
    body: canon 400d
    lenses:
    50mm 1.8 & 10-22mm

    Grant Shapiro Design & Photography
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    RichardRichard Administrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,938 moderator
    edited April 10, 2007
    Looks like you are getting the hang of it fast. I especially like the first dog shot. Good work. clap.gif

    Cheers,
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    Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub Registered Users Posts: 10,572 Major grins
    edited April 10, 2007
    Congrats on the new gear
    some very beautiful photos loved them
    keep posting really nice cousin shot
    Thine is the beauty of light; mine is the song of fire. Thy beauty exalts the heart; my song inspires the soul. Allama Iqbal

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    chopskychopsky Registered Users Posts: 104 Major grins
    edited April 10, 2007
    Thanks guys thumb.gif
    Currently Using:
    body: canon 400d
    lenses:
    50mm 1.8 & 10-22mm

    Grant Shapiro Design & Photography
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    ShepsMomShepsMom Registered Users Posts: 4,319 Major grins
    edited April 10, 2007
    First, congrats on your new toys wings.gif
    Second, your pictures came out beautiful! I love the angle on the 1st shot. Good going, keep us posted! thumb.gif
    Marina
    www.intruecolors.com
    Nikon D700 x2/D300
    Nikon 70-200 2.8/50 1.8/85 1.8/14.24 2.8
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    chopskychopsky Registered Users Posts: 104 Major grins
    edited April 11, 2007
    Picture I took tonight of the Vegas strip.
    Hope you like :)

    Vegas_by_chopsky.jpg
    Currently Using:
    body: canon 400d
    lenses:
    50mm 1.8 & 10-22mm

    Grant Shapiro Design & Photography
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    gusgus Registered Users Posts: 16,209 Major grins
    edited April 11, 2007
    Great shots grant. Now forget the rules & just start experimenting. Shoot into the sun...shoot off the hip...shot whilst your moving. You set the limits thumb.gif

    Not a big fan of selective colour myself but i do like the portrait of your cousin.
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