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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Gulliver » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:27 pm

Micheál wrote:Gulliver has given me an idea.

Composition and perspective are so important. Why don't the Snappers among us agree on some iconic or familiar landmark in the general Dún Laoghaire area and try to take an image from different points of view. See how many varying and interesting perspectives we can capture. But what landmark?



Great idea, Micheál
My vote is for the Victoria Fountain. It has the advantage that it can be photographed from any angle, has a range of backgrounds, and can be done day or night. We should limit to a maximum of three pics each.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:42 pm

Gulliver wrote:My vote is for the Victoria Fountain.




Ok will we do that?



Thanks Grammer. Did you ever know Bert Versey? Playing Guitar and Harmonica in the bottom pic? He played with many Bands over the years.

Liam playing the Strat toured America with Bagatelle. America loved them. Solid touring for the entire year. :D


Ciaran singing in the top pic runs a music school in Adelaide Road. Teaches Bono's kids. :D


Not a bad venue for the Club hidden away in the town is it. :D
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby grammer » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:22 pm

Yeh now your talkin' Strum -I will see you at spuds get together

by the way I see you have great taste in recording equipment() MBR :D :D
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:38 pm

grammer wrote:Yeh now your talkin' Strum -I will see you at spuds get together

by the way I see you have great taste in recording equipment() MBR :D :D
I have the BR600 =super machines .



I have the Micro BR. Unbelievable Grammer.
For folks who don't know what we are talking about the Boss Micro BR is a fully functioning Recording Studio in yer Pocket!
I also use mine as my portable music player aswell. Best gadget I have ever had. EVER! :D
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Toss » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:06 pm

This is my fav photo from my collection ....... the sun was shining on the bedroom window and reflecting at just the right angle on Jnr as he did what I was meant to do. Who needs all those spotlights and reflectors when natural light can do the job.

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Did I mean it?

not a chance, but I've always been a jammy snapper and seem to get a natural shot :P
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Navanman » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:38 pm

Toss,
Now there is one happy child

Can I make a small suggestion -

Zoom right in on the subject and keep him about 2/3 to the right of the screen

It will leave just him spraying the water and the eye won't be distracted to the garden.

Lovely photo for the mantlepiece or sideboard.

Also I love the garden - how do you keep the roses?

I notice them because I tried it a few times and it was a disaster.


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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Toss » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:51 pm

Navanman wrote:Also I love the garden - how do you keep the roses? I notice them because I tried it a few times and it was a disaster.NM


HA HA Your'e gonna hate this but that was a long time ago and those roses are long gone ..... I have no green fingers and the garden is now full of decking :o

I know what you mean about zooming in, but I dont even think there was azoom on the camera I used back then. Today I have a DSLR and thanks to Dancer and the photography threads on here .... I'm a lot more in tune with what to do (plus I can just crop the photos thanks to my 18m pixels).
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Navanman » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:54 pm

Now Toss - I suspect there is a bit of a gardener in you.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:37 pm

Great shot. I know what NM means. In the photo the Eye wanders and the bush and object in the right corner distracts you from the subject.
I'm beginning to sound like I know what I'm talking about haha. :D


Sorry to take the liberty Toss, but something like this?



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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Navanman » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:42 pm

Exactly
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:48 pm

Most common mistake people make is centering the subject. In this photo you are immediately drawn to the Eye and not the Body.

The Rule of Thirds.

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http://digital-photography-school.com/rule-of-thirds
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby farmboy » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:43 am

Just loving the photos and great ideas in this topic. I was never much good at night shots and if I,d more patience and powers of concentration maybe I,d learn something about them. However, at my daughter,s house in NZ last week it was a lovely starry night and as I didnt have a tripod I sat my camera on the roof of one of their cars and with the aid of a remote gizmo I took a few shots. Forgive me the lapse here, I know its called without photoshop but I "doctored" the second pic for effect. Theres a yellow fluorescent light outside their place on the main road so I just changed the colour somewhat. The exposure time was 13 seconds. One of the vother shots I took had an exposure time of 30 seconds! I thought the camera had gone dead before it clicked. I,m far from knowing much technical stuff (though learrning a bit through this excellent topic) the camera did all the work,

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:02 am

Cool Farmboy. Love the original top one. It just goes to show when you start messing with it, it loses it's real sense, if you know what I mean. :D
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Rocker » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:24 am

Look at that starry sky!! You have me gumming for more photos.My friends are all sneaking in on this site and reading this topic...there was definitely a need for it.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Gulliver » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:46 am

Strum wrote:
Gulliver wrote:My vote is for the Victoria Fountain.




Ok will we do that?



Great........ Let's all get great pics of the fountain.... If you see someone inside the fountain, it's probably me :)
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Navanman » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:50 am

Such a clear sky. You are so lucky to see NZ - really jealous

Is it true you cannot see the plough in the southern hemesphere?

I know this is weird but how come the clouds are behind the stars?

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby bugrock » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:26 pm

Get someone in the Southern Hemisphere to take a starry picture.All the constellations are there - just upside down!
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby spudseamus » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:24 pm

I keep tellin yiz Australians are the right way up the others are upside down !!! :D
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby bugrock » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:29 pm

Hey Spud, check the bath and see which way the water flows out.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby grammer » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:33 pm

Just in case you were all busy taking photos of The fountain to day
you may not have looked upwards at the sky -it was beautiful -especially this evening around 5/6pm
camera just swithed on-on default setting-
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:35 pm

Good one Grammer. Yeah I saw that. :D
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby grammer » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:40 pm

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby grammer » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:42 pm

Yeh it was something else Strum :D :D
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby farmboy » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:15 pm

LOvely sky shots Grammer, hope I havent started a trend with upside down photos!

Bugrock, it seems to be a myth about the water going down the sink anticlockwise in the upside down part of the world. I tested it in NZ and it was a mixture of clockwise and anticlockwise. My good mate Dave who is a plumber and has watched water draining down sinks thousands of times says it goes both ways. He has a cottage in Avoca and earlier this summer after much drink was consumed, we spent a delightful half hour putting his theory to the test (hic). As it was about 1 AM and we couldnt see too clearly, we made his 20 year old daughter watch with us (our wives couldnt be arsed and were drinking coffee by the fire in the sitting room). His daughter confirmed that it flowed both ways. :)
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby farmboy » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:23 pm

Navanman wrote:Such a clear sky. You are so lucky to see NZ - really jealous

Is it true you cannot see the plough in the southern hemesphere?

I know this is weird but how come the clouds are behind the stars?

NM


Funny you should mention the plough Navanman, I thought I,d picked it out on my first night there but although the shape was similar it looked a lot smaller than the real thing. Dont know a lot about astronomy but it would appear that we see star formations that the southerners dont and vice versa.
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