View Full Version : My new Rebel XT pictures...

07-27-2006, 09:02 PM
I just got this camera today and have been playing around with it. Many of the zoanthid shots look a bit overexposed to me...but heck, I've only been playing with the camera for a few hours. Fish are still tough to photograph while I learn how to get enough exposure and keep the shutter speed quick enough to keep the blur to a minimum. I don't really like how the fish came out (no tripod) but oh well. Let me know what you think.









07-27-2006, 09:04 PM
Pretty nice pictures. I like em.

07-27-2006, 09:10 PM
Nice man!! They came out really nice!! :)

07-27-2006, 09:15 PM
Look very nice Blazer88!

spongebob lover
07-27-2006, 09:19 PM
your pictures look awesome dood !!! :)
That brain looks way to kewl :D .

07-28-2006, 09:43 AM
I took this one in the morning with just the moonlights on. The exposure was for 30 seconds and was taken in RAW + JPEG. The jpeg turned out like crap but the RAW was useable for a cool image. I think it's really cool the camera can take a RAW+jpeg image, that is really useful. I'll try taking some more pics in RAW today when my lights turn on.


07-28-2006, 10:07 AM
I think those are some nice shots! Thats seems like a pretty good camera!

07-28-2006, 10:13 AM
surely one of those or another could turn into PSAS T-shirt art.... :)

07-28-2006, 10:38 AM
Thanks for the comments guys/gals. And here are a few more shots with just VHO actinics...I'm getting better with the camera. I'll shoot more today when my lights turn back on. It seems RAW is the way to go for the most 'pop' of colors and flexibility. Does the PSAS make shirts?




spongebob lover
07-28-2006, 12:25 PM
ohh dood you're killing me !!!
your brain looks way way way to awesome !!! :)

07-28-2006, 12:31 PM
No we have a cafe press account, currently there are only two images to pick from that were created back in 2002 by someone else when it was first set up.

07-28-2006, 12:34 PM
I love that brain, I've had it for well over a year now. It's been through quite the recovery though as it almost fully bleached at one point in time. The first picture of it is kind of funny, it looks rather...flaccid, lol. The picture with the actincs on is more what it normally looks like. Here is an older picture of it with my old Kodak camera and you can see that it is quite unhealthy.


spongebob lover
07-28-2006, 12:54 PM
ohh yeah dood it definetly healed good :) .
what are you feeding it?
i have a red brain coral that is going through recovery right now, I'm feeding it cyclo peeze 3 times per week.

07-28-2006, 01:24 PM
I give it a squirt or two of mysis a few times a week, it seems to do the trick.

little mermaid
07-28-2006, 02:36 PM
Your pics are SWEET! May I ask which lens you used for your pics?? I have the same camera, and haven't figured out how to use it that well yet.

07-28-2006, 02:38 PM
I'm using the kit lens that came with the camera. I would like to get the F/2.8 100mm macro lens but spending $400 after I just bought the camera sorta sucks :) I ordered the close-up kit so I can take some better macro's in the meantime.

little mermaid
07-28-2006, 02:43 PM
I see :) I am trying to use the 18-55mm lens, and I can't get good clear closeups like yours....I may need to get you to come show me how to work the silly thing!;)

07-28-2006, 03:18 PM
Here is a quick example between shooting in RAW and jpeg. This is the same picture taken in RAW and jpeg (I love how the camera can do both at once).

RAW: Exposure, contrast, tint, hue, saturation, shadows, brightness, color temperature, sharpness, noise reduction, plus others are all easy to adjust in this format resulting in a much more accurate picture. I applied the settings, cropped, and resized.

JPEG: The image is softer with less vibrant colors straight out of the camera. It probably would look better if the levels were messed with to take out a little blue (I used auto WB for the pic) but the colors still wouldn't be accurate. Overall a much more dull shot...just like the ones I posted yesterday :)

spongebob lover
07-28-2006, 03:21 PM
those zoos look really kewl :D .
I like the first picture of them more though :p.

07-28-2006, 03:30 PM
I'm picking the easy things to photograph first :D I am still working on getting decent pics of the fish, they keep coming out with some blur.

spongebob lover
07-28-2006, 03:39 PM
I'm picking the easy things to photograph first I am still working on getting decent pics of the fish, they keep coming out with some blur.

how about at feeding time? may be they want a little something for a picture.

little mermaid
07-28-2006, 06:55 PM
Ok, here's the dumbest question ever....How do I shoot in RAW?? I've only used JPEG.. Don't throw live rocks at me, please!

07-28-2006, 07:33 PM
I think you can only do it in the M, Av, and Tv modes. Once in that mode, just hit the menu button and you will see it under the quality or something like that (I don't have my camera in front of me). I normally shoot in RAW + JPEG option. I don't think you can shoot RAW in the 'auto' modes, such as macro, night, sports, etc. But I would probably have to actually open the manual and check...but that's crazy talk :)

little mermaid
07-28-2006, 07:40 PM
Gotcha, I'll check out the camera later on. Thanks for the tips, and again, your pictures look incredible!

Imagine what you could do if you actually READ the I.Manual......:lol:

spongebob lover
07-28-2006, 08:32 PM
Imagine what you could do if you actually READ the I.Manual......

hmmm yeah no comments here :lol: :p.

07-28-2006, 09:00 PM
So...What is the best way to get rid of a camera you have now to buy one of these things?? :rolleyes: Very nice pictures man...You sure are getting the hang of it pretty quickly! Thanks for sharing your pics with us:)

07-30-2006, 04:13 PM
Hi Rick.

I am just curious, what ISO setting are you using to take those fish shots?


07-30-2006, 04:23 PM
I generally use the lowest ISO as possible. The Rebel XT is very good about noise so I could probably go up to 400 and still get great results. Those clown pics in the other thread were taken at ISO 100.

09-14-2006, 10:18 AM
Great pictures!! Here is a stupid question. How the heck do I keep the internal flash from going off with the XT? I just got one this week and have not had to much time to play with it yet (kids) It seems to take some great pictures but I can't get any decent coral pictures (color wise) because the flash keeps going off.:lol:


09-14-2006, 10:21 AM
Is this a digital camera?

09-14-2006, 10:34 AM
Yeah Nick. I am very new to the SLR world so it is probably something simple.


09-14-2006, 10:40 AM
okay just curious.


09-14-2006, 02:28 PM
I just keep the flash closed and it doesn't pop up. And those first pictures I posted with this are pretty bad looking back at them, lol.

spongebob lover
09-14-2006, 02:34 PM
well dood it's time for an update pictures then :p :).

09-14-2006, 02:38 PM
Thats kinda what I've though since there is no mention of disabling it in the manual. I wonder if something is wrong with mine because everytime I press the shutter half way the dang flash pops up and always fires. It is really annoying. I haven't tried pushing it back down after it pops up but that would be really annoying to have to do that everytime.


09-15-2006, 12:55 PM
What mode are you in? I believe if you are in the "creative" (aka non-auto) it shouldn't flip up. And I'll post a few more pics in a little bit :)

09-15-2006, 01:25 PM
Here are a few:





09-15-2006, 01:39 PM
As always...Looking great man:)

09-15-2006, 05:38 PM
Those are some really awesome shots!! I went through the canon online tutorial today and realized what I was doing and you are exactly right. It is a pretty awesome tutorial even if you don't own the camera. BTW what lens are you using to take those pics. 100mm macro?


09-15-2006, 05:40 PM
Yep, all of these were taken with the 100mm macro, though I've gotten some great shots with the kit lens or the 50mm F/1.8 lens. And here's another one from today:


spongebob lover
09-16-2006, 02:22 PM
awesome pictures dood !! the fish one could be a t-shirt picture :D .
now what's the last one.... it looks like a frog's foot :p .

09-16-2006, 02:37 PM
Close....it's my Alevopora :)