If only you understand how AF works, you might not say the nonsense you where saying about the AF on nikon kit lens.
But like they say, ignorance is bliss... maybe? so you can still live in your dream that canon is the only brand of camera that works properly
The question about how much PP is age old and repeatedly discussed here. Answer is: use as much PP as necessary to achieve the picture you want. Naturally, HDR will need more PP than a simple daylight landscape pic. It doesn't matter. If you are happy with the image straight from cam so be it, if you spend 3 days doing PP to get what you want - also fine.
Learn the basics of light, composition, camera technology and techniques. Try to use it, put efforts into the pictures you take. As others have mentioned: the difference is the thinking process before you press the shutter button.
It takes practice in terms of shooting more & learning as you go. & when ever you get lousy shots, don't blame the camera. It not about your equipment but the person who is making those images with the camera. Take daredevil123's pictures as example.
Last edited by antotsang; 5th November 2010 at 03:20 PM.
I also have my 1st DSLR with me for about 3 months now with only 18-55 kit lens. Even thou alot of times photo produced are "lousy", i just keep shooting until i get the photo i wan. Alot of time when i preview the taken photo thru the LCD, it appears fine but when showing on the computer is another story and had to use PS to do abit of PP on it.
But then i still find the kit lens a very good lens. (I always tot, Dam! kit lens are so stupid to bring out until i realize how good they are, and i'm a happy user of kit lens.)
Like what they always say, practice makes perfect, so just keep shooting and learn the way thru! I'm learning now too hoping to achive good photo with just my 18-55 >.<
Last edited by xxrenxx; 6th November 2010 at 02:25 PM.
Nikon D7000 ~ my louya Flickr >.<
Photography? It's all in your mind...
Anyway for starters if your photos are too soft, it's likely that your holding technique is not good. Try tucking in your elbows and hold your breath and squeeze your shutter. Best to find something to brace yourself against, such as a ledge or a table.
If your composition sucks go for rule of thirds and see the gallery to have an idea of how other photographers see a subject.