Take some amazing photos and post them here

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PostRe: Take some amazing photos and post them here
by Mockmaster » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:19 am

OldSoulCyborg, may I ask what bird that is in the second shot, perched in the tree?
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by OldSoulCyborg » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:05 pm

Beats me. Google to the rescue! I think it may be a Redwing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redwing
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PostRe: Take some amazing photos and post them here
by Mockmaster » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:24 pm

OldSoulCyborg wrote:Beats me. Google to the rescue! I think it may be a Redwing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redwing

Thanks. A lovely bird. I didn't think they had any in Iceland.
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by Kezzer » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:24 pm

first picture with new camera!!

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by OldSoulCyborg » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:36 pm

What camera did you get?
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by Kezzer » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:52 pm

Decided to go for a Canon 700D.

Was thinking of going crazy and getting a 6D or 7D but thought that I may as well find out if it is something that I want to continue doing before spending the big bucks :D
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by Kezzer » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:25 pm

This is going to be my photohome for the next wee while. It will be cool to look back over how I progress and such like.

Oh and constructive criticism is always welcome!! :mrgreen:

    | F/5.6 | 1/400s |3200iso | 150mm |
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kezzer wrote:There was a bit more noise around the edges than I would have liked and some loss of detail around the edge of the face other than that quite happy with the result.
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by Kezzer » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:09 pm

Here is a flower, no idea what kind. An Orange one!


| F/5.6 | 1/600s |200iso | 18-200@90mm |
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kezzer wrote:Maybe a bit soft towards the right-hand side but the main details have been captured
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by Kezzer » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:20 pm

ITS A BIRD!
    how cute!

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kezzer wrote:Really pleased with how this turned out. It was really over exposed to begin with but a small amount of editing has brought out the colours nicely. (was unhappy with the bird feeder getting in the way although it adds a bit of interest.)
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by aayl1 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:20 pm

Here is a photo I took before getting on the bullet train I'm currently riding a couple of hours ago. gooseberry fool phone camera, but I like it.

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by Kezzer » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:58 pm

That is a really nice picture. love the colour of the sun.

Wanted to get some blossom pictures spent about an hour walking around and most of my pictures are unusable as I set the ISO too high. oh well lesson learnt!

This is good though.

| F/36 | 1/100s |4000iso | 18-200@200mm | <-- f.stop and iso too high?
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kezzer wrote:would prefer the lettering to be sharper not sure how to get that though.
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by OldSoulCyborg » Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:20 pm

Kezzer » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:58 pm wrote:f.stop and iso too high?

(I'll just assume you know as little about photography as I did when I first got my camera. Sorry if that's not the case.)
ISO, definitely. You'll want that as low as possible, always. F-stop, maybe. Did you set it to F36 because you wanted the background to be as much in focus as possible? That's what a small aperture will do (yes, small; the relationship between the size of the aperture and the F-stop is inverse: the bigger the number, the smaller the aperture).
In order to lower the ISO without making the aperture bigger you would have had to have a slower shutter speed, but at 1/100 it's already quite slow. With that f-stop and an ISO of about 1000 you'd need a shutter speed of 1/25, but with the lens at 200mm you'd have a hard time getting a steady, blur-free shot (unless you had a tripod with you (in which case bring the ISO down as much as you can), or some place to rest the camera while you took the shot).

If it was me I would have set the f-stop to maybe 11 or 8 or even lower, which would have allowed for a lower ISO and faster shutter speed. Of course that would also throw the background even more out of focus, which may not be what you were after when you took the shot.

This is a pretty good and concise video that explains ISO, aperture and shutter speed (in case my explanations don't make sense to you):



Some recent shots. Kind of annoyed I didn't stop to check that the first one was fully centered when I took it.
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by Kezzer » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:12 pm

Thanks for the info, any help right now is fantastic :D

yeah I am just starting out just now so I know very little, I wanted to get as much in focus as possible but it never seemed to happen. I tried with both auto focus and manual but never got the desired results. :oops:
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by OldSoulCyborg » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:48 pm

What's fighting against you there is the lens being at 200mm. The longer a lens is the harder a time you'll have of getting everything in focus (unless what you're shooting is really far away), whereas with a wide lens you can have a much bigger aperture while keeping everything in focus (unless you're focusing on something really close to you).
You'll get a feel for these things soon enough, just keep shooting.
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by OldSoulCyborg » Sun May 04, 2014 9:51 pm

Two shots from today:
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by Mr Yoshi » Mon May 05, 2014 5:21 pm

Three recent shots I quite like from SF and Berlin.

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by Mr Yoshi » Sun May 11, 2014 9:22 pm

More shots from a quick walk to the coffee shop and back today. Love Berlin. In summer it's so green and there is so much going on.

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by Poser » Mon May 12, 2014 10:59 am

One day, I swear, I will branch out and stop just taking pictures of my dog. But she's a very forgiving subject :lol:

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I like how this one turned out, even though she was out of focus (I cocked it up, basically). However, I thought the strong yellow in the rape fields behind meant it was worth trying to do something with, so I went for a scary look that made her look like a monster.

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by Gently-Parted Ringpiece » Mon May 12, 2014 8:33 pm

is the rape fields a local term?
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by Poser » Mon May 12, 2014 9:34 pm

:lol:

It's affectionate.

Of course, it's bullshit. No such thing as rape in Newcastle. The word no has never really come up in that context.
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