Does anyone else do photography

When the other folders just won't do!

Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, lcarlson, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed

User avatar
Darran@Retro Gamer
Posts: 6757
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:34 am
Location: Bournemouth
Contact:

Does anyone else do photography

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:46 pm

i'm still an amatuer, but enjoy taking photos of birds
Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


Image

Image

Image
Image

User avatar
oldtimer
Posts: 2769
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:37 pm
Location: Sunnyvale California I WISH !!

Re: Does anyone else do photography

Post by oldtimer » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:44 am

Darren,
Thats top drawer stuff mate,
I do some photography myself ,but its mostly lunar stuff with a telescope,and yes i still use real film .

My Two cameras are a Minolta dynax 5000 and a Canon EOS , both traditional film ,but im not too good at it .

Thanks for sharing those great pictures.
ATARI....There can be only one !!!!!!!

User avatar
Darran@Retro Gamer
Posts: 6757
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:34 am
Location: Bournemouth
Contact:

Re: Does anyone else do photography

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:09 am

I nly have a 250mm lens at the mo on my canon 600d, but hoping to change that soon.
Image

User avatar
oldtimer
Posts: 2769
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:37 pm
Location: Sunnyvale California I WISH !!

Re: Does anyone else do photography

Post by oldtimer » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:09 am

i think my canon is the 1000D if memory serves..
ATARI....There can be only one !!!!!!!

User avatar
Greyfox
Posts: 1959
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:40 am
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Re: Does anyone else do photography

Post by Greyfox » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:18 am

Wonderful stuff Darran, I myself use both a canon 7d 28mm to 300mm Image stabilising lens, and I also have a canon 40d with 28m to 85mm ISM and have being shooting photography for over 20yrs now for both promotion/wedding/product and scenic and portrait work, I never post any works due to images been reused publically as once it hits the net it becomes public domain and you' d have to chase for removal or fair usage, so I don't bother, but recently I just photographed the Battle of Clontarf here in Dublin re-intact net of the battle with Brian Brun in 1014, so its a 1,00o years ago, so got some amazing images at that event.

You should try and invest in a decicated image processing app, like Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 , its perfectly catered for photographers and their images and is highly powerful tool, I highly recommend it. I see your images are displayed as shot, u need some saturation and some contrast to really make them pop and some creative cropping would be brilliant too. So really nice clarity in your photography , but maybe tighten up your compositions, your close-up are great, so some creative composition would really elevate these you and you should have a try of long exposures at night, so incredible stuff can be achieved.

I might post some photos in here later.
↓↓Click Link to See More
[url=http://www.greyfoxbooks.com[/url]

User avatar
Arcadian
Posts: 467
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:37 am
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: Does anyone else do photography

Post by Arcadian » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:36 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:i'm still an amatuer, but enjoy taking photos of birds
Image
Just to say ... I love this shot!

User avatar
Darran@Retro Gamer
Posts: 6757
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:34 am
Location: Bournemouth
Contact:

Re: Does anyone else do photography

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:14 pm

Thanks for the nice words. I will look into the photoshop stuff. Going to get a 600mm lense, so i can get some even better close up shots.
Image

User avatar
Greyfox
Posts: 1959
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:40 am
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Re: Does anyone else do photography

Post by Greyfox » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:03 pm

Not necessary needed , you can get super close macro lens, plus with the lower f-stops the higher the cost, 600mm lens or L series lens could land you a divorce because of the cost of these lens, and saying your colleagues at work chipped in to get it for you won't work lol..13,000 is not worth the asking price, use your tech to work for you, working in raw formats and HDR software can allow enlargement as its not compressed image, it's a digital negative I've shot with a 300mm Len and enlarged to 500mm range using raw @ 23 million pixels ratio , (Jpeg) format is a no no, seen as proofs because they are a compressed format and one allow the control a raw image gives you.

So you don't need to get a 600mm lens unless you get a gig with the FBI or CIA.
↓↓Click Link to See More
[url=http://www.greyfoxbooks.com[/url]

User avatar
Helensification
Posts: 933
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:14 pm
Location: Wales

Re: Does anyone else do photography

Post by Helensification » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:06 pm

Those really are excellent shots.

Most of mine are of wrestlers, steam trains or cats but they aren't as clear as yours.

Oh and the odd sunset. I was going to post a pic but the thread is not allowing it.
Image

flatapex
Posts: 2705
Joined: Sat May 04, 2013 6:30 pm
Contact:

Re: Does anyone else do photography

Post by flatapex » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:19 pm

Really impressive stuff mate, mine and my missus do it a bit too, landscapes and events, I had an slr years ago but no idea what happened to it.
Image

User avatar
Darran@Retro Gamer
Posts: 6757
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:34 am
Location: Bournemouth
Contact:

Re: Does anyone else do photography

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:09 pm

Greyfox wrote:Not necessary needed , you can get super close macro lens, plus with the lower f-stops the higher the cost, 600mm lens or L series lens could land you a divorce because of the cost of these lens, and saying your colleagues at work chipped in to get it for you won't work lol..13,000 is not worth the asking price, use your tech to work for you, working in raw formats and HDR software can allow enlargement as its not compressed image, it's a digital negative I've shot with a 300mm Len and enlarged to 500mm range using raw @ 23 million pixels ratio , (Jpeg) format is a no no, seen as proofs because they are a compressed format and one allow the control a raw image gives you.

So you don't need to get a 600mm lens unless you get a gig with the FBI or CIA.
There's a great new tamron lense which is getting rave reviews for under a grand. And who's to say I'm not leaving the mag to join the cia...
Image

User avatar
Darran@Retro Gamer
Posts: 6757
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:34 am
Location: Bournemouth
Contact:

Re: Does anyone else do photography

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:09 pm

Helensification wrote:Those really are excellent shots.

Most of mine are of wrestlers, steam trains or cats but they aren't as clear as yours.

Oh and the odd sunset. I was going to post a pic but the thread is not allowing it.
Those images are from flickr. I just used the bb code to display them helen.
Image

User avatar
shiftytigger
Posts: 2965
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:53 am
Location: East London

Re: Does anyone else do photography

Post by shiftytigger » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:15 pm

I enjoy taking pics and when I visit my parents in Wales I love roaming the lanes taking my time and trying to capture the hedgerow birds and wildlife.

Im very much an amateur but Id be ashamed to put my pics on here compared to what you've already shown - feel like my pics would look like my 10 year old took them.

I use a Canon 30d with little knowledge of the finer workings of the camera , more reliant on an eye for a good picture. Though I may rethink that.
Image

User avatar
subzero
Posts: 944
Joined: Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:29 am
Location: scotland

Re: Does anyone else do photography

Post by subzero » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:26 pm

lol i read the topic as 'pornogrpahy' then when i entered the pics hadnt loaded and u said u like taking photos of birds!!!

:? :lol:

User avatar
Darran@Retro Gamer
Posts: 6757
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:34 am
Location: Bournemouth
Contact:

Re: Does anyone else do photography

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:27 pm

Stick some up, I'd love to see them. Mine are all cheating anyway as they are all automatic shots. I'm too scared to fumble around with manual just yet.
Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests