amateur photo thread.

Discussion in 'Art & Photography' started by Conbon14, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Swagger897

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    Trip to Cheaha Mountain in Alabama over the weekend with the neighbor.

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  2. TRLWNC7396

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    Beautiful Alabama! Looks a lot like my place!
     
  3. Swagger897

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    It took me a few seconds to realize once going down the hill in front of the restaurant that I had been there before when I was still in scouts. The view looking west was easy to recall again after recognizing it.
     
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  4. ProjectWHaT

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    I got a Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 for my A7ii after selling my old A6000 and a lens. Here's a few random shots from last night

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  6. MedigoFlame

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    Really haven't had too much practice with editing in Lightroom. Decided to try my hand recently.
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  9. Bram Turismo

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    Big post coming up...

    I got invited as a photographer for a car event hosted by a garage dealing in M cars, and its sponsors. A sort of gathering of sportscars, supercars, and classic cars in general. All images shot with a Canon 70D and the 24-70mm f2.8 and 70-200mm f4 L lenses. I think I've now found my style of photography and editing. The organizer was very happy with my work. I think it's the first set where I'm really satisfied with the results. First time I got a real assignment as well!

    I'm not going to post all 200 images, but here some of my personal favourites:

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  10. Dave A

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    Took this earlier today in at Barcelona outside the Montjuïc Castle.

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  11. Nico_Ble99

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    VLN round four, 13.7.2019.

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  13. ProjectWHaT

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    A bunch of photos I took at the Binge Tokyo Circuit Battle track day at the NCM Motorsports Park

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    I absolutely love using the 85mm f1.4

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    Also I realized a long time after this event that the A7ii has a tracking autofocus mode that works amazing and I'm super pissed I didn't know about it earlier.
     
  14. Casey

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    My parents got a new car so I obviously did a shoot with it

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    Some images from Thursday at Circuit Zolder before tomorrow's 24 hour race.
    Night-time photography in the pitlane has something magical.


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  18. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    I'll drop this here too. This is from a local car show. All shots were using a Minolta 28mm F/2.8 lens with the a6000 camera. I didn't really get a good rhythm going.

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  20. Nico_Ble99

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    A couple of pictures I shot with my new DSLR. Quite happy with them.

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  21. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    I like those air shots a lot. The helicopter one looks sinister.

    Great start :tup:



    Full album from the IMSA weekend at Road America (August 3rd & 4th, 2019): https://flic.kr/s/aHsmFQX7AS

    I picked out some shots from the first day I was there. I'll pick out some from the second day within a few days.

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    Into Canada Corner:
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  22. Nico_Ble99

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    So, on our way back from Oslo, we stopped at a luxury car dealership. Perfect for testing the new camera.

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  23. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    Here is Part 2.

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    ADAC GT Masters Weekend Nürburgring 2019

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    I'm using an iPhone X, no lens attachments. (Gonna probably get a kit with a telescoping lens & macro lens, though, plus a tripod.) I've picked what I think are my best shots, and compiled them into a Google Drive album, which you can view at this link. Let me know which shots stand out.
     
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    This probably isn’t the best place to post it, but it is the thread that is most frequented on the Photography section, and a quick reply is needed, so I hope posting it here doesn’t violate any rules...

    I’m on a vacation in Japan now, and I would like to buy a new camera (or at least a new lens) after seeing how much cheaper cameras are in Japan than in HK (the price for the same camera can be cheaper by ~125 USD if you buy one made by a local brand in Japan compared to buying in HK!). The problem is, while I have a brand in mind (Nikon), I’m having difficulty narrowing down which of their cameras I want. As of now I can think of the following requirements, after some experience with my father’s Olympus OM-D E-M5:
    • the camera must have an actual lock for attaching it to a tripod, instead of just a simple screw-and-hole (like on the E-M5, because the screw gets loose quickly after frequent usage)
    • the colours on the photos produced must be as accurate as possible, even better if identical to reality. So the wider range of colours detected and represented, the better
    • the photo resolution must be no lower than 5000 x 3700 pixels (the current E-M5 has a resolution of around 4600 x 3500 pixels)
    • the anti-shake function (or image stabilisation, I don’t really know what the difference is between them :lol:) must be at least on par with the E-M5
    • the camera controls and user interface must be intuitive, and the user should be able to place the focus anywhere on the screen (a grid where users can place the focus on any of the composing squares, just like the one on my E-M5 is good enough though)
    • the shutter speed should be able to be extended to around 30 minutes or even an hour, because I want to try shooting starry skies, although that’s not a necessary requirement
    • the camera must not deform after prolonged periods of attaching it to a large and heavy lens and holding only the camera body (I heard that some Nikon cameras are susceptible to this issue, hence this particular requirement stated)
    • the camera must not cost more than 830 USD when bought along with a common lens and everything else as a set. The limit can be raised to 950 USD, but only if its additional features and quality are really substantial enough to justify it
    • the camera must be similar in size to the E-M5
    So far the only reason I’ve chosen Nikon is because I remember that they are famous for the sharp and augmented details in photos, which can be useful for shooting inanimate objects, the only things that I ever shoot. If you have any other brand suggestions that can rival Nikon at it, I’m open to them. I’m also willing to listen to suggestions about mirrorless cameras, if they produce better-quality photos.

    It’s also possible that I may not buy a new camera at all (after all, the Olympus is still functioning very well) and buy a single lens instead, so I’d also like to hear suggestions on what lens is good for shooting objects with a distance of 5 cm (or even less) between it and the front of the lens while maintaining some depth of field. Again, price and quality are the main considerations here, so I hope you won’t suggest an overly expensive and top-of-the-market lens. It should also be completely compatible with the current Olympus camera that I own.

    If you think there are any possible significant differences between a Japan-bought camera set and a set bought in HK that may make the camera unusable or unsatisfactory which I should note (such as the electricity plug or the language used in the camera interface), I’d really appreciate it if you can tell me as well. I’m leaving Japan after the 25th of August, so if you have any suggestions, I’d love it if you can post them on or before that date. :)

    Lastly, sorry if some of the requirements sound like ‘common sense’ or if I sound ignorant. That’s probably because I really know next to nothing about DSLRs or cameras in general. :lol:
     
  28. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    This should be in a separate thread. I think it would be more noticeable.

    That's a whole lotta requirements. The size requirement would limit you to mirrorless micro four-thirds(M4/3), APSC and fullframe cameras, which would eliminate Nikon as their mirrorless cameras are outside the budget. The requirement to use the lenses with your current camera would require you to buy a micro four thirds camera (as opposed to APSC or full frame). If that's what you want then check into companies that make M4/3 cameras. I don't think Sony, Nikon, or Canon make M4/3 cameras.

    Not sure about this one, but I think this would be more a function of the tripod than the camera.


    Canon has good colors, but cameras allow you to choose colors profiles or they can they edited in post-processing.

    That translates to 18.5 megapixels.

    That's tough to quantify. Most cameras that have stabilization cost a bit of $$$. Some offer the stabilization on the lens instead of the camera body.


    The focus area shouldn't be a problem if the camera has a spot focus feature. Shutter speed on the other hand is usually limited to about 30 seconds.

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    What's available to you at those prices?
    You would need a macro lens of some sort, which depends on the camera you chose.
     
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    A Panasonic G7 or G85 could be a good option but both have a few less megapixels than what you're wanting.

    The G7 being cheaper you could get a nice prime lens with it. :)

    Edit: G7 doesn't have in body stabilization :ouch:

    Also a used Sony A7ii could be a good option if you want a higher resolution but lenses are sometimes pricey for Sony's.
     
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  30. ROAD_DOGG33J

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    Yeah, looks like ~16 megapixels is common across M4/3 cameras. There's one with 20.4, but it costs $3,000.
     
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