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    Default How to take a good potrait pict using D40 - 18-55mm VR?

    Hi All experts, im new, realised that using my normal sony camera took better photos than my D40. Looking forward to your advise. Thanks

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    Default Re: How to take a good potrait pict using D40 - 18-55mm VR?

    Maybe you shd read more on how Aperture, ISO, shutter speed works.

    work out your composition during shooting, read about rules of thumb in photography and shoot more will do

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    I can't advise much but gambatte!

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    Many thanks!!

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    TS, this is the same thing I said when I picked up my first DSLR.

    Solution: Read more, Learn more and Shoot more. After that, read, learn and shoot more!
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    Hi TS thanks, any recommendation on what i can read? thanks cos abit confused with all the terms tts totally new to me. Thanks

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    Default Re: How to take a good potrait pict using D40 - 18-55mm VR?

    Read the stickies available here in CS.
    Libraries are a good source of books that are very relevent and current.
    You can do a search here in CS to get specific subjects which I feel is abundance.

    You can also join in on some outings which is often organised. You can ask all the newbie question there.
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    Prime lens prime lens! Prime is good for portrait though.
    Yup yuppies.

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    Default Re: How to take a good potrait pict using D40 - 18-55mm VR?

    Quote Originally Posted by shootjutsu View Post
    Prime lens prime lens! Prime is good for portrait though.
    Yup yuppies.
    wah Poison....chiong 200 f2 one of the best potrait lens

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    Quote Originally Posted by welisha View Post
    Hi All experts, im new, realised that using my normal sony camera took better photos than my D40. Looking forward to your advise. Thanks
    you need to be better acquainted with ken rockwell. there is nothing the D40 (his fav cheap n small dslr) and 18-55 (his fav cheap n small lens) can't do swimmingly well in his hands, least of all portraits.

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    ha ok thanks will check it out

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    shoot and shoot and shoot and shoot and shoot and shoot and shoot and shoot.
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    the best camera is the camera that is with you; A200/500/33 (:

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    Default Re: How to take a good potrait pict using D40 - 18-55mm VR?

    The D40 should have a dedicated "Portrait" mode on the dial. Did you used it?

    Quote Originally Posted by welisha View Post
    Hi All experts, im new, realised that using my normal sony camera took better photos than my D40. Looking forward to your advise. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamergod View Post
    wah poison....chiong 200 f2 one of the best potrait lens
    lol gosh poison
    Clean. Simple. Makes out a good composition.

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    Default Re: How to take a good potrait pict using D40 - 18-55mm VR?

    Define good portrait pictures

    There is no good or bad photo
    Pentax K-x

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    Default Re: How to take a good potrait pict using D40 - 18-55mm VR?

    Quote Originally Posted by welisha View Post
    Hi All experts, im new, realised that using my normal sony camera took better photos than my D40. Looking forward to your advise. Thanks
    maybe you could post a sample photo of what you're dissatisfied with?

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