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Old 04-06-2010, 05:25 AM
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Gunny had the idea to start this thread so here it goes.

This thread is to talk about Photography. What it means to us, why we started, what equipment we use, what we take pictures of, anything else that comes to mind.

I would like to keep images to 5 and under per post so that we don't have hundreds and the pages taking forever to load. If you have more you want to post I think a link to an online album will be fine.

I'll start. I started being interest in Photography because the only pictures that we had were ones my grandma took when I was 5 then she stopped and the only pictures that we had of anything else were school photos. So I talked dad into buying me my first camera at age 15. It was an Pentax Optio A10. I started taking pictures that week of us harvesting corn because my family are all farmers and that was the most interesting thing going on. about half of the pictures were too dark because I took pictures into the sun and the camera made the rest of the picture really dark to compensate. Lesson learned. Well, I took around 1500 pictures with that little camera and it finally broke. In its last months I had finally started to get the hang of getting good angles, good lighting, and depth in images to where they didn't look bad.

So I upgraded to a Panasonic DMC-FZ28 and it is by far a greater camera. It is what is called a SEMI-DSLR camera, I got it last year and have already taken over 1000 pictures with it, that may not be much to a professional photographer but its a lot for me. I have started getting really into taking pictures more so with this one than the other because the pictures really turn out great and it just drives me that much harder to do better. I still don't have a tripod but want one, for now though, I think I'm getting along fine.

Most of my pictures are farming and agriculture based because that's what do. So sorry if some of you don't like that, but there are some others in there.

I have stared a album on my Photobucket account just for my better shots, I only have 16 on there now but will add more later. Here are 5 and a link to get the thread started.











And link to my album.

http://s101.photobucket.com/albums/m...wars/Scenery1/
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:41 AM
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Wow those are great! Good job!
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:46 AM
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I really like that first and last picture!

Ive been trying to get into photography myself, you know MUCH more than I do. It has always interested me and I used to just say, I could never do that. However, now I feel I want to try I currently use a friends Nikon D80 when we meet up for airshows and for fun a friends D40 but that was only a few times. Im trying to save up and get my own Nikon D90 this summer
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I really like that first and last picture!

Ive been trying to get into photography myself, you know MUCH more than I do. It has always interested me and I used to just say, I could never do that. However, now I feel I want to try I currently use a friends Nikon D80 when we meet up for airshows and for fun a friends D40 but that was only a few times. Im trying to save up and get my own Nikon D90 this summer
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It just takes practice to learn what works and what doesn't, I will admit I have taken many pictures that really suck, too low to ground, not straight, to much light and such, but then you get a good one and then the more you learn what to do you start getting more and more good pics and less and less bad ones.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:14 AM
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How do you adjust your setting on the fly? I feel like the screens they have on cameras dont always give the best interpretation on exactly how the picture will look.

Composition is what really kills me lol
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What I do, since a lot of my shots don't give time to sit and set up like I would want, I find a setting through exposure, shutter speed, coloring, and a few others that I don't recall that will work good with what I'm shooting. But the one of the path through the forest and the bird, I was able to sit down and really work with those.
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Hopefully I can grab hold of a D90 and really learn the craft!
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Hopefully I can grab hold of a D90 and really learn the craft!
My friends got a D90 and does photography... I'll have to post up some of her work... In fact she needed help for her photography class project so she came to my house and we messed around with my rave gloves and leaving the shutter open and stuff... Neat stuff!
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:00 AM
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Really?! How does she like the camera?
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I spend several months a year visiting and photographing the national parks of the United States. I used a Sony R1 for a year or so, then changed to a Sony DSLR-A700 in 2008. I primarily use a Carl Zeiss 16-80mm and a Sony G 70-300mm as lenses. I've thought about posting some of the images in the past, but I watermark them with my website address, and didn't want to appear to be spamming it.
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So I am leaning towards purchasing myself a Nikon D90 this summer but am also thinking about Canons in the same price range. Thoughts on these cameras?
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Fighter-of-Wars those are some good pictures!

i like first and second one best. and what kind of bird is that? i have never seen such bird before!

to gunny:
canon is also very good. most of the people i know work with canon have an eos. I have seen many good pictures made with canon but i think next to the financial part it's also a matter of personal choice. (says a pro-nikon person) a d90 is certainly a very good choice. it's a camera you can rely on and is very pleasant to work with and you can make good pictures with it. i don't know how about canon, but you can get a lot of accesoires for it too and are not to hard to get should anything break or get lost.

i will show you some pix too! (i only have horse pix here.. ghe ghe)

this one has a horn added, but the rest is unchanged. what a beautifull evening it was.
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this one is made with the analogue nikon and handdeveloped and printed
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Any modern DSLR is going to be capable of taking very good photos. The photographer is the only real difference. Anything in the same class from Nikon, Canon, or Sony is going to do just fine.
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Any modern DSLR is going to be capable of taking very good photos. The photographer is the only real difference. Anything in the same class from Nikon, Canon, or Sony is going to do just fine.
The subject matter helps too. Taken with my crappy cell phone camera and I didn't get it level. I have some more that I took the next day with a somewhat better camera, but the conditions we not as good.
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