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Old Nov 4, 2009, 7:46 PM   #61
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I got my xsi today. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but my photos don't look good.
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Old Nov 4, 2009, 7:55 PM   #62
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Can you post some examples?
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Old Nov 4, 2009, 8:06 PM   #63
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I got my xsi today. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but my photos don't look good.
a dslr has a steeper learning curve than a p&s. it requires more knowledge of things such as depth of field, and really some post-processing is required to pull the sharpness and contrast out of the images. once you get the hang of it, then you will see the advantages.

so keep shooting, keep reading. enjoy the ride.
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where can you post 4 mb pictues? why are they so big. I think I know what I was doing wrong. There was something that said 1/50 something and I brought it down to 1/20 and it look much lighter. Is that the shutter speed? My pictures were dark on all the settings except the programed one with the green rectangle.
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yes, that was the shutter speed. using P or program mode is a nice start, this will function similarly to your green box (full auto) but allows you to control the ISO, etc. i would then graduate to the A (Aperture Priority) once you start to get a feel for how aperture affects depth of field and how that impacts your photography.
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I am so excited about getting it but not sure what to do with it. I tried to take some pictures of the stars outside but it wouldn't even click I think because it may be looking for light and there was none.
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keep in mind for shooting stars you will need a tripod, and the exposure time will be in seconds, not fractions of seconds.

yes, there is alot to learn, but it is very enjoyable and fulfilling.
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do I have to crop and resize my pictures to post them?
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you will need to resize to less than 1024x1024 and 253.9 kbs.

usually about 850 pixels on the longest or highest side is good, and would most likely be below the file size limit.
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I thought this one turned out pretty good. I can't remember what setting it was on but I think it was the green box. How do you get the back ground to blur? I've messed around with spot metering but none of my backgrounds blur.

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