Camera Skills Without Photoshop

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Navanman » Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:29 pm

My post just disappeared.

Micheál,
Nearly $8,000 - I would be afraid to bring it out with me.

If that is $8,000 how much would the lens's cost that the photographers use for football matches

or

for that now famous shot of Kate Middleton


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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:49 pm

Here's another little(?) beauty but I'm darned if I know where to buy a cover.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRq18WpQZC0
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:54 pm

Navanman wrote: . . . . how much would the lens's cost that the photographers use for football matches
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Your looking at region €10-15K.
That's a lot of money but you must consider too that it represents a specialised tool of the trade.
(I'd imagine newspaper employees use 'company kit'. Might even lease them)
& small change when you consider possible revenue from just one special snap.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Snowhite » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:11 pm

Micheál wrote:Ok my little snappers . . .

What say we take our lead from Stum's beautiful portal image and select as our target the Bandstand on the Pier?
Strum - can I suggest you be our honorary starter and open a new topic with your existing picture under - "Camera Skills - Perspective"

I'm proposing this target because its relatively small , so all contributions will share a close-knit 'canvass', yet still viewable from a broad range of distances and angles.

Its not a competition- just everyone collaborating to build a portfolio. So no real time limit but lets try to get 'em in in the next two weeks or so.

Remember - any image that has part or all of the bandstand - it'll be interesting to see how many perspectives we build up.

& no photoshop techniques please

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Rocker » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:32 pm

Gorgeous Snowy, A hard act to follow.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Holla » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:35 pm

Like the one of the fountain Snowy it would have been a goody for the know your town do ye slot :)
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:50 pm

Georgeous Snowhite - great examples of perspective.
BUT
you've posted in the wrong topic. Recall we set up a special topic for this particular portfolio - "Camera Skills - Perspective"
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Snowhite » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:03 am

Holla wrote:Like the one of the fountain Snowy it would have been a goody for the know your town do ye slot :)



Thank's Holla never thought of that, it would have been a goody ;)
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Snowhite » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:05 am

Rocker wrote:Gorgeous Snowy, A hard act to follow.



Thank's Rocker, I found them while going through my own pic's on here today looking for something else.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Snowhite » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:08 am

Micheál wrote:Georgeous Snowhite - great examples of perspective.
BUT
you've posted in the wrong topic. Recall we set up a special topic for this particular portfolio - "Camera Skills - Perspective"
:)



SORRY , So many topic's ............Starting to loose my way around here. :? I'll repost them later in the right place :oops:
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby grammer » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:30 am

:D :D :D :D
great photos snowy
the contest is over-cant be beaten. :D :D :D

Micheál » Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:24 pm

Have you all remembers to reset your camera clocks?

Yep stayed up till 2am. this morning resetting everything
I even put my shirt back in the wardrobe :D :D :D
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:38 am

Snowhite wrote: I'll repost them later in the right place :oops:



Leave these here anyway Snowy. ;)
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Snowhite » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:40 am

I was going to anyway Strum, otherwise I'd be even more confused ;) Have reposted them in the Correct place :)
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Jemser » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:10 am

Great shots Snowy, really like the one of the fountain, great take on perspective. :D
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:10 pm

Me too. I'm really impressed at how so many good shots can be extracted from such a relatively small target. Some I'd never have thought of in a million clicks.

I hope to give it a go myself during the week - light permitting. (This is likely to spell the end of my short career as a photo agony aunt )

In the meantime, anyone ready for Assignment 2 (final) in Perspective?

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:10 am

At this price, no home should be without one -
http://www.aldi.ie/ie/html/offers/special_buys3_24268.htm
Handy for compacts but Id be surprised if it'll handle SLRs with any sized lens.

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:23 pm

Good one Micheal. I've seen them before but are they really stable enough and not just a gimmick?
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:43 pm

I suspect you're right Strum but I'm going to try one - just to see for myself.

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:38 am

Strum wrote:
Micheál wrote:Oh, and Strum will thank you to remember to keep the width of your photos to 600px


900 actually. :D


Strum,
Are you sure about the 900px width?
I posted some images today and all seem to have the rightmost 100(?) clipped.

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:51 am

Cancel that Stum. It was the zoom configuration of my Browser that was wonky. CTL+/- sorted it out.
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Strum wrote:
Micheál wrote:Oh, and Strum will thank you to remember to keep the width of your photos to 600px


900 actually. :D


Strum,
Are you sure about the 900px width?
I posted some images today and all seem to have the rightmost 100(?) clipped.

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:35 am

Phew! ;)
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:49 pm

Equipment Rental
Heres a bit of information about renting camera equipment. Not for the faint-hearted but maybe someone needs a lens for a special occasion -

http://www.connscameras.ie/equipment-rental-274806cm2.html

I've no direct experience of this retailer and I'm not recommending this site except to say that Conn's Camera are well regarded on the Dublin photographic scene

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:02 am

Tip of the Day: Just try to do something like this.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/11/daily_life_october_2012.html

Maybe there's the roots of another assignment in this - a Day in the Life of Dún Laoghaire. Hmmmmm . . .
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:14 am

Tip of the Day: Dont try this at home . . . but enjoy anyway.

http://pdnphotooftheday.com/2012/11/17719

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby grammer » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:24 am

:D :D :D :? :? :? :?
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