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Re: Official DTF Photography Thread
« Reply #140 on: August 27, 2010, 12:07:57 AM »
I took this one last Tuesday. I wish I had a good camera, but I only had the one from my cell phone. Feels low-res, man.



Beautiful.  That's all I have to say about that.
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« Reply #141 on: August 27, 2010, 02:31:05 AM »
Yeh it really is. Maximised it look kinda meh, but the size it is on my screen now is awesome.

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Re: Official DTF Photography Thread
« Reply #142 on: August 27, 2010, 02:31:39 AM »
Wow that's beautiful. You captured it in a great way.

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« Reply #143 on: August 27, 2010, 03:22:25 AM »
What time of day was the picture taken? Looks very early, maybe 7/8 in the morning?

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« Reply #144 on: August 27, 2010, 06:19:34 AM »
That's a really nice photo  :tup

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« Reply #145 on: August 27, 2010, 06:21:20 AM »
shooped some more pics using lightroom. looks off the hook!  :metal

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« Reply #146 on: August 27, 2010, 06:24:29 AM »
Mm those are fantastic, nice work.

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« Reply #147 on: August 27, 2010, 06:26:22 AM »
Those are so beautiful! I'm gonna check out the rest of your gallery when I have more time  :D

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Re: Official DTF Photography Thread
« Reply #148 on: August 27, 2010, 06:28:32 AM »
So, I've decided for my birthday I'm going to get my family to just contribute some money towards me buying myself a camera. I went in to Jessops the other day and had a look at a few, and I quite liked the Nikon D3000. Sounds like really good value, and I've read a lot of reviews recommending it as a great entry level camera.

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« Reply #149 on: August 27, 2010, 06:31:00 AM »
Yeah! Nice choice  ;D All my photo's are taken with that same camera.

I too did a lot of research and it seemed to come down to that or the Pentax K-x. But I honestly didn't like the feel of the Pentax. And they apparently have a rather small lens range (much opposed to Nikon)
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« Reply #150 on: August 27, 2010, 06:51:34 AM »
Yeah from the brief research I've done, it sounds like for entry-level cameras Nikon and Canon are the best to go for (being the experts and all), and the Nikon just felt more comfortable and seems slightly better than Canon's one.

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« Reply #151 on: August 27, 2010, 07:01:06 AM »
Beautiful pics guys, wow. I wish I had more opportunities to use my camera. (besides butterflies that're doin' it)


@ Ariich- Also, I vote Nikon, I have one, and I also hear from everyone that they're usually a little better than Canon.  :tup

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« Reply #152 on: August 27, 2010, 07:10:56 AM »
Some new photos from my trip to Paris this weekend:



I love this shot Ariich, looks great. I also like how it isn't centered, since pretty much everyone puts the Eiffel Tower in the middle, so I like how it's unique. The sky looks amazing in the background too.  :tup

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« Reply #153 on: August 27, 2010, 07:20:06 AM »
rina it's a technique where the subject is not centered....it's called something I just can't remember.
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« Reply #154 on: August 27, 2010, 07:32:33 AM »
Here's a few more I've taken somewhat recently-



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« Reply #155 on: August 27, 2010, 08:01:39 AM »
rina it's a technique where the subject is not centered....it's called something I just can't remember.

Are you referring to this or something else?
http://www.silverlight.co.uk/tutorials/compose_expose/thirds.html

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« Reply #156 on: August 27, 2010, 08:06:19 AM »
rina it's a technique where the subject is not centered....it's called something I just can't remember.
I didn't know it has a name, but yeah it's a good technique. It depends on the subject but for the most part I much prefer having it at least slightly to the side.

But thanks for the lovely comments Rina!

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« Reply #157 on: August 27, 2010, 08:11:17 AM »
I didn't know it had a name, but I've always liked the way it comes out.  :tup


These are a few I've taken around the house in black and white.






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« Reply #158 on: August 27, 2010, 10:27:11 AM »
Love the last one!

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« Reply #159 on: August 27, 2010, 11:22:00 AM »
My ultimate advice though is to completely forget about mega-pixles and specs. Go to the shop, try out different brands, and find which is the most comfortable to hold. I can't stress that enough. I almost bought the Pentax K-x till I went into the shop and found it was very unconfortable, whereas the Nikon was far better. Of course do the research and find the model with the best reviews, but when it comes down to a couple of choices, just go the one that feels better. Because you will be spending a lot of time holding it!  :biggrin:
Yes, the grip (?) is very important, and from what I've heard Nikon cameras are extra good at those. But on the other hand I find my Canon much more comfortable than my boyfriend's Nikon D40, so be sure to try different brands, because I guess it's very individual.
Damn straight.  I specifically didn't buy a Canon after holding it in the store.  It's gotta feel solid in your hands and the controls need to be in a natural spot.  Strangely, the trend towards miniaturization is causing the problems.  A full sized battery compartment is what allows you to wrap your hand around a camera.

Myself, I went with Olympus.  Fine optics.  A nice feature set.  And since their name doesn't begin with Nikon of Canon, it's remarkably affordable.  I can definitely appreciate the superior optics in a Nikon, but I think it's pretty rare that they're actually going to come into play. 

Now for a question.  My Photobucket account automatically re-sizes the pictures I upload to it.  People here are posting pics that can be viewed full sized.  Is it a matter of upgrading ones PB account, or just using a better hosting site?
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« Reply #160 on: August 27, 2010, 01:06:12 PM »
What time of day was the picture taken? Looks very early, maybe 7/8 in the morning?
Indeed, I took it on almost 7 am. I want to take a photo of it again with a better camera, but neither the weather or the sunlight have been good enough to make the landscape as beautiful as it was that morning.

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« Reply #161 on: August 27, 2010, 02:07:05 PM »
What time of day was the picture taken? Looks very early, maybe 7/8 in the morning?
Indeed, I took it on almost 7 am. I want to take a photo of it again with a better camera, but neither the weather or the sunlight have been good enough to make the landscape as beautiful as it was that morning.
It's the smoke that makes the picture special IMO

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« Reply #162 on: August 27, 2010, 06:18:00 PM »
My ultimate advice though is to completely forget about mega-pixles and specs. Go to the shop, try out different brands, and find which is the most comfortable to hold. I can't stress that enough. I almost bought the Pentax K-x till I went into the shop and found it was very unconfortable, whereas the Nikon was far better. Of course do the research and find the model with the best reviews, but when it comes down to a couple of choices, just go the one that feels better. Because you will be spending a lot of time holding it!  :biggrin:
Yes, the grip (?) is very important, and from what I've heard Nikon cameras are extra good at those. But on the other hand I find my Canon much more comfortable than my boyfriend's Nikon D40, so be sure to try different brands, because I guess it's very individual.
Damn straight.  I specifically didn't buy a Canon after holding it in the store.  It's gotta feel solid in your hands and the controls need to be in a natural spot.  Strangely, the trend towards miniaturization is causing the problems.  A full sized battery compartment is what allows you to wrap your hand around a camera.

Myself, I went with Olympus.  Fine optics.  A nice feature set.  And since their name doesn't begin with Nikon of Canon, it's remarkably affordable.  I can definitely appreciate the superior optics in a Nikon, but I think it's pretty rare that they're actually going to come into play. 

Now for a question.  My Photobucket account automatically re-sizes the pictures I upload to it.  People here are posting pics that can be viewed full sized.  Is it a matter of upgrading ones PB account, or just using a better hosting site?
Using a better hosting site I'd say. I use http://imgur.com/ as it seems to be the best of the free hosting sites.
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« Reply #163 on: August 28, 2010, 01:39:46 PM »
rina it's a technique where the subject is not centered....it's called something I just can't remember.

The rule of thirds  :tup
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« Reply #164 on: August 29, 2010, 07:44:06 AM »
Just got home from a Sunday walk around my town.

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« Reply #165 on: August 29, 2010, 08:47:20 AM »
The one of the path is excellent.

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« Reply #167 on: August 29, 2010, 10:15:06 AM »
Thanks guys!

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« Reply #168 on: August 29, 2010, 11:40:47 PM »
Coyote



the actual shot isn't that interesting. But overall I like it. The real focus is the coyote's stern face.
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« Reply #169 on: September 02, 2010, 01:39:33 PM »
rule of thirds
taken by my brother n law...who'd I'd call an amature/professional
If I would have known he was taking the pic, I would have removed the oakleys..and substituted for a wooden axe
still it's an interesting shot

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« Reply #170 on: September 02, 2010, 02:14:40 PM »
:metal ^

Just got home from a Sunday walk around my town.

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Where the hell are all the polar bears?!

Seriously though, some nice pics there.

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« Reply #171 on: September 02, 2010, 02:42:56 PM »
That's one badass photo Ytse.

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« Reply #172 on: September 02, 2010, 07:52:04 PM »
that's a very expensive rabbit fur hat that I originally brought up as a gag to wear....it's the hottest hat I've ever worn....and..as you can see I needed it.
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« Reply #173 on: September 02, 2010, 10:08:23 PM »
rule of thirds
taken by my brother n law...who'd I'd call an amature/professional
If I would have known he was taking the pic, I would have removed the oakleys..and substituted for a wooden axe
still it's an interesting shot



I really would not call this a rule of thirds shot.  It's actually using a different technique of pushing you far off to the side for a profile.  It gives you little leading room for your nose, so the picture seems off balance.  It adds dramatic effect because it does not properly follow a good framing rule and is somewhat uncomfortable.  There is a lot of space behind you.  Rule of thirds is much more applicable to a shot that is more in the 16x9 aspect ratio.  /filmguystuff
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« Reply #174 on: September 03, 2010, 12:35:23 AM »
:metal ^

Just got home from a Sunday walk around my town.

Some examples:
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Where the hell are all the polar bears?!

Seriously though, some nice pics there.

I think I scared them away with my overwhelming masculinity :eyebrows:

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