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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:57 am

Thanks Rocker

By coincidence, the spot I chose to take this photo was where the gentleman is standing in this earlier photo.

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Rocker » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:59 am

Wow, now that is a super duper shot. How pristine everything was. HID will be delighted with that.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby jwdalk » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:18 pm

Not sure where to post this, but some incredible photos here. These were one group of brave men. Looking at some of the images made me claustrophobic. Weird really, as there's nothing bigger than space!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby grammer » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:27 pm

Great photos and links gang wuu wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Rocker » Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:49 pm

OMG JW that will take me some time. Thanks for giving that link. wuu wuu
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Zirco » Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:03 pm

Hi All, The teacher on the photography course (she's from Venice, gorgeous accent dnc2 ) gave us this marvellous image. The girl in the picture took the photo.....didn't she do well!!! wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Jemser » Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:01 am

Super shot very imaginative, inventive and technical, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Rocker » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:37 am

Zirco wrote:Hi All, The teacher on the photography course (she's from Venice, gorgeous accent dnc2 ) gave us this marvellous image. The girl in the picture took the photo.....didn't she do well!!! wuu wuu wuu


That is gorgeous Zirco. Thanks for sharing.

:oops: :oops: :oops: Have to say I take the camera on holliers and never take it out of the bag :oops: :oops:
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby grammer » Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:26 am

Here's a good one I picked up browsing :lol: :lol:
Camels -look closely at the photo---
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:33 am

I've seen some before Grammer, like optical illusions. ;)


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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Rocker » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:35 pm

Interesting, I don't see just shadows, I see alligators and dinasours at the feet of the camels dontknow dontknow dontknow
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Zirco » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:47 pm

grammer wrote:Here's a good one I picked up browsing :lol: :lol:
Camels -look closely at the photo---
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The black 'camels' are the shadows of camels at sunset seen from overhead. The camels are the white lines .....
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Zirco » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:57 am

Here we go with the lighthouse photo :lol:
Ok Jemser, as promised. :lol: :lol: :lol:
A patient dog makes a long exposure possible at the Yaquina Head lighthouse in Newport, Oregon.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby grammer » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:53 am

Thumbs up for that one zirco. wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Rocker » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:08 pm

Love it Zirco... wuu wuu
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Zirco » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:23 pm

Tks grammer and rocker.... :lol:
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Gerald » Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:25 pm

D'ont stare for too long:
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:51 pm

Love that Ger. ;)
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Jemser » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:48 am

Thanks for that lighthouse photo Zirco, hadn't heard of that place. Looked it up and it has an interesting history. Nice shot Gerald, I seem to remember that I have a similar one I took of some Christmas lights a few years ago. Unusual effect and very dizzying.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:52 am

On the question (elsewhere) on Tripods, my rules ( which I didnt always follow, regretfully) are these

Dont expect any one model to fit all your critical needs - mobility, sturdyness, price

If youre planning outside activites - never underestimate the ruinous impact of even moderate wind - go for sturdy

Make sure the tripod is equipped with a resiliand downwards hook i.e underneath the head or leg brackets that'll enable you to hang a bag or backpack. This will add to the rigour of the tripod, frustrate thieves and keep solicitors fees down.

Remember you dont always need to use a tripod To achieve steadiness. There are good alternatives - a convenient wall, an arm wrapped around a lamp post or a photographers bean bag. Depending on the camera and the requirements of the scene, ratcheting up your ISO setting or increasing shutter speed may be sufficient.

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:06 am

This (NYC) shop is simply the best and their site is useful for learning and wishing . . .

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/buying-guide/10-recommended-tripods-photography


And this site is "educational" ("I wish I had paid attention more in school and got a better job") too

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/travel-tripods-5-carbon-fiber-kits-reviewed
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Dancer » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:19 am

Oops Michéal, I nearly missed this ! I originally tried to post in this section but I couldn't find it :oops:
We had a debate about the use of the hook underneath the leg brackets. I thought it was a great idea to hang
a camera rucksack on it but someone else pointed out that if it was windy then the movement of the rucksack / backpack
would result in camera shake . I'm not convinced but will see what happens when I try it .
It's so hard to choose a tri-pod and they are not cheap so I think I will take a trip into town and call in to Berminghams .
They are well respected and I definitely need the advice.

Thanks again Micheál hellllo
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:48 am

Berminghams are very good. Another place I find good is Halls in Talbot Street, just up from the entrace to the Irish Life Mall.

Your friends have a point about the bag catching the wind. There really no escaping the wind. Even the lamp post trick is vulnerable.

Yesterday, I was in Sandycove and had to abandon a particular Stop Sign as it was actually vibrating in the high wind.

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Rocker » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:41 am

I'm a long time fan of Halls. Passed them every day(when I was working) and got everything in there from travel magnifiers, small magnifying glasses, binoculars and of course cameras. Treated like an important customer even when just spending five Euro. Professionals with interest in passing on knowledge.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Dancer » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:19 pm

I forgot about Halls :oops: I bought a lens hood in there last year and the chap that served me was very friendly and helpful.
I think I'll check in with them first. Thanks Micheál and Rocker. hellllo
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