Id say very nice try for a first time with a DSLR, the fundamentals are pretty good especially exposure and composition, the only bad point is the dogs paw has been chopped off in number one and in number two the direct flash has left a few streaks on the lamp and ash tray. But overall good job, get out and find some more interesting subjects, shoot some more and post some more :thumbsup:
wah ..... erm ..... i m speechless ...... coz i dont even understand a thing u guys are saying :embrass:
I am not sure abt metering ,is that the target thingy i see when i look thru the camera? Compositon ? I did it all in auto mode ... guess i'd have to be a lil more "artistic" n get some interesting shots ... Basically i just shoot n pick the nicest lookin one
Thanks for all the comments , really appreciate it
Its ok, technical jargon can be mind boggling at first.
Composition simply refers to how and where you positioned your subject (the dog and ashtray)
Metering basically is measuring the light intensity in a given area and then getting a correct setting to give an optimum exposure. There are a few basic types of metering, spot, center weighted and matrix are the 3 most likley to be in your camera.
In auto mode the camera does it all for you, In A/Av mode you can change the aperture which lets more or less light into the camera. In S/Tv mode you change the shutter which lets light enter for a longer or shorter amount of time (the camera automaticaly takes care of the shutterspeed and aperture respectively) and in M you can change both to get a manual exposure setting.