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Any photographers on here? Show us some of your work!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ph0to, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. KBCraig

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    My avatar is one I took: Ginger Anne d'Pibble intently watching the cursor as my wife plays a game. ;)
     

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    Thread resurrection...

    June 21 Equinox this year. Samsung phone camera.

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    Woah I love how red it is!
     
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    Some stuff around the house.
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    Quick phone shot from Wednesday AM's ride:

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    Not a photographer, but I got a double rainbow with my Samsung phone 2 years ago.



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    A couple of shots from San Diego this past winter

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    Quick shot of my dog with an older IPhone the other day when she was helping with the leaves
     
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    A friend of mine who mostly "tolerates" dogs (evil cat person) and the dog not understanding why he wont play
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    What a majestic porker.
     
  15. Kevin 103

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    I've been watching some Youtube tutorial videos about using all manual setting on my Nikon 3200. I have been shooting mostly in auto or aperture priority. Can anyone recommend a good beginner video series or online class or books that would help me? I would classify myself as just above beginner level.
     
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    You might already know all this, but just in case you don’t...

    Think of exposure as filling up a bucket of water (that is, enough photons on your sensor). You want just enough water (photons). Too much water is bad (white areas burned out). Too little water is also bad, but not as much (too dark, but may be recoverable with post processing).

    So how can you fill up your bucket just enough? You could open the faucet wide open (low number f stop) for a short period of time. You could open the faucet a trickle (high number f stop) for a long time. Or something in between.

    Aperture priority is good, but you do need to think about the effect that you want and the side effects. If you close down the aperture to a high f-stop (yes, high numeric f stop means a small opening), then you will need a longer exposure. A longer exposure can mean more camera shake; on a windy day leaves and grass might be blurred; objects moving in the background may be blurred. So why might you want high f stop? It gives you more depth of field.

    You could open up the aperture to a low numeric f stop, then you need a shorter exposure. This also gives you a shallower depth of field. Note that the length of your lens also impacts depth of field. So a telephoto lens will tend to give you a shallower depth of field while a wide angle may put the entire image in focus.

    So think about the effect that you want. For a portrait, I will typically use 80 to 110mm, a low f stop, focus on their eye, in order to blur the background and draw the viewers eyes to the person.

    For a landscape, I probably want depth of field, so I will stop down.

    If the shot is far enough away or I’m using a wide angle and depth field doesn’t matter, then I will typically use f-8 aperture. Lenses are typically the sharpest in the middle of the aperture range, so if depth of field isn’t an issue, use the lens in its sharpest aperture range.

    So when taking a shot, I’m typically choosing from one of three options:

    1) I want to blur the background, so lower number f-stop like f 2.8.
    2) I want more depth of field, so higher number f-stop like f-16.
    3) I don’t care, so f-8.
     
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    M1911 Moderator NES Member

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    Dawn views over water when the air is still provides such magical reflections. This one was in the middle of the day:

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    For Nikons I recommend turning on auto iso and using manual mode. You set shutter speed and aperture and the camera calculates the right exposure. I use this unless it’s really bright out, cause then it may overexpose since it can’t go below iso 100. In that situation I use Aperture priority.
     
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    Beautiful. I don’t know if you used a tripod for that but a tip for noobs, if you want your landscapes sharp like this, I find a tripod or backpack (using a timer or remote shutter and like f/13-18) makes landscapes much sharper.
     
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    Yup, I sure did. I was driving around Palmer, AK, along the Knik River, when I saw that glassy water in a break in the trees. I turned around, walked out on the gravel bar with my camera and tripod and started taking pictures.

    Good call on the remote release for shots like this. Even on a tripod, pressing the shutter can induce some shake. Using a remote release eliminates the button press. On some cameras, you can use a mirror up mode that eliminates the shake from the mirror.
     
  21. George D

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    Osprey.

    Clam Pass, Naples FL. Canon 40D with 400mm lens from a kayak.

    This guy was eyeballing me....


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    Or, if your subject is reasonably still, you can cheat by taking multiple shots at different exposures, then use software like Photomatix to combine them pixel-wise into an HDR image, which you can then use to suss out whatever level of exposure/detail you're after:

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    Story behind the pic:

    A few days ago, a loon showed up on the lake. He hung around for a couple days and it got cold. I noticed that one morning he was in an opening about 50' across, with ice getting closer. 2 days later, he was swimming in a 6 foot circle of open water. I don't know if the bird was injured or just could not get enough traction on the ice to fly off. I came home this afternoon to see a Bald Eagle finishing off him as lunch. the debris to his right are feathers.

    Sad to see a Loon go that way but it is the circle of life.

    Sorry for the quality, it was a rushed shot through glass with a phone.

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    Shot this on 1 Jan 19 with my Mamiya RB67 and Ektar 100 Film. Medfield State Hospital.

    Metered by eye using Sunny 16. I usually shoot this beast of a camera on a tripod with cable release, but wanted to see if I could control the camera handheld. So, it was 1/125 @ f16.



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    Another one from my RB, accidental double exposure. Dunkies in Norwood. I think my light meter told me to hold this for 4 or 8 seconds and I had the lens at f22.


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    Lastly, this is the historic Shell Sign on Mem Drive in Cambridge. Shot on a Brownie Hawkeye camera from the 50's which belonged to my Grandmother.


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    One more. Ocean State Job Lot rt1 in Norwood. Shot on my Speed Graphic 4x5. Sadly they have since fixed the lights on the sign.


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    Just before dawn this morning - Venus, I'm guessing Jupiter... and is that Antares?

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    Flip it to manual and start shooting that way. There are too many situational variables. Look at your scene. Decide if you want to capture motion (freeze it or blur it - shutter speed) or if you want a shallow or deep depth of field (aperture), then assess how much light you have and adjust accordingly. Wide angle lenses will give more DOF, zooms less, regardless of settings.
    Leave ISO at minimum unless you HAVE TO bump it up due to low light.

    There are really only the three settings - don't make it too complex.

    -just go out and shoot. It's not like you have to pay to get the film developed.

    TIP: don't always try to center your in-cam exposure meter. Scenes with mostly dark objects will (properly) show a bit underexposed, vicey-vercy with bright scenes. The Cam registers on neutral gray. If your scene is brighter or darker than neutral gray, your exposure meter should reflect that.
     
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    Okay...so it only an iphone and the resolution isn't too great I'll admit

    But...its one of the coolest pictures I have had a chance to take in a while

    Shot from a few thousand feet up flying into San Fran yesterday

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    Asking the NES photographer brain trust for info as to how to delete info from a phone or digital camera that stores location info in the picture.

    Running a Mac, I can right click and get info but have no idea how to delete it.
     
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    You may already know this but in case you don't, you may want to pick up a Neutral Density filter, maybe even more than one to cover different lighting situations you may find yourself in. Neutral-density filter - Wikipedia
     
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    Thanks yeah I looked into those but seemed to complicated, the handheld ones. I do have a circular polarizer I used to use for landscapes.

    These days all I shoot is kids/family stuff
     

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