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    Las Vegas HDR

    A few shots of the Las Vegas Strip in HDR with my D7100.
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    Best of the D7100

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    A few shots from Chicago tonight

    Link to the Flickr album: Edit: Added photos directly to this post!
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    Need help with my images - Not coming out sharp!

    I'm hoping I can get some advice here. I'm working with a D7100 / Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX OS DC combination and I'm having difficulty getting sharp images all the time. I was beginning to think it might be the lens, but I know better - because occasionally I get a great shot that's tack sharp...
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    D7100 + SB600 problem

    So for the first time since I got my D7100 I needed to bust out my flash to get a few shots in a bar where our homebrew club was having our annual Christmas party. I put the SB600 on the camera and every time I'd go to take a picture, the flash would seem to fire two or three times at less...
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    Bag recommendation?

    Can anyone recommend a good photo gear bag? My current photo sling is literally falling apart. It's been with me to Jamaica a couple of times and for about 8 years now. Currently my kit consists of: Nikon D7100 Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 Nikon 55-200 VR Nikon 50 f/1.8 Nikon 35 f/1.8 SB-600 A few...
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    Cheesecake by James

    I went downtown Joliet, IL last night to take a few night shots of the area. I came upon this sweet neon sign for a guy who is making a go of a cheesecake store. While I'm composing the picture, at least two couples walked out and said how good the cheesecakes were. Naturally, I go in for a...
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    Post Your Black and Whites Photos!!

    Decided to come home and put work away and take a photo that tells a story. Kind of been envisioning this shot for a while and finally took the opportunity to put it together. My first pair of Birkenstocks - 17 years old. We've been through so much together, I can't stop looking at this image...
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    A few football shots with the 70-200 f/2.8 VRII

    There was some high school post season football going on near me this weekend so I went over and took some shots with the 70-200 while I had it. Any feedback appreciated!
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    First Portrait Shoot - Opinions?

    I got my hands on the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VRII this weekend and found an hour or so to do some portraits. Let me tell you - shooting portraits isn't exactly as easy as I thought. There's about 40 things that have to go on to get a great image - Is the aperture set right? ISO? Shutter Speed high...
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    Silly question or two about Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR II

    I have the 70-200 f/2.8 VR II on rent for next weekend. I just found out the local photo store has gear for rent and at $30 for the weekend I just rented it to play around with - figuring I could line up my niece or a friend or two for some portrait practice. Well, it turns out that my cousin's...
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    Post your Tree Photos !

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    Help me understand DOF a little better

    So here's about the best field of view I could get with the desired look of the OOF areas using the 17-50. I did a little post in Lightroom with this image. Not entirely what I had envisioned in my mind, but I don't think it turned out horrible. If only I could get the entire brassiere in the...
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    Help me understand DOF a little better

    So I'm trying to understand the relationship between DoF, Focal Length, and focus on DoF - not only to expand my knowledge, but for an upcoming photo project I've got brewing. So I've got my wife somewhat on board with doing a private boudoir shoot in the next month or so. As a hobbyist and...
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    Best SD Card choice for D7100

    Looking to pick up some new SD cards for my newly acquired D7100. Right now I have a hodgepodge of sizes and speeds that I've acquired over the years - generally with an emphasis on price when buying. I shoot raw, and tend to shoot all types of photos - lots of family stuff and some of my...
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    Post your FAVORITE photo to date.

    I believe it's a Joshua tree - I took this picture in Carefree or Cave Creek, AZ. I forget which. Probably one of my favorites of all time that's not family.
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    Opinions on buying Sigma 17-50 From eBay

    Thinking about pulling the trigger on a Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 HSM OS. I'd love to have the Nikkor, but the price swing is just WAY too big for me to justify it as a hobbyist. If I made my income with the lens, maybe.. I see wildly swinging prices on this lens.. like $469 from Amazon, $399 from...
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    First image from D7100

    Well, I finally got the D7100 in my hands and it's a hell of a camera. I'm sure I'll spend lots of time getting things tuned just the way I like. Overall, I think it's a superb piece of equipment. This is a quick HDR of some shots took after work today. I really need to get better with...
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    The Graduate and her daughter

    I took this photo last year as my sister-in-law graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Business. Pretty proud day for her and her daughter. I was pretty green (and still am) with Lightroom at the time. Any feedback / critique appreciated. I can't believe I just found this forum!