amateur photo thread.

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

  1. ProjectWHaT

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    Thanks! We just had a large storm that took out our power for a few hours so I decided to take advantage of the puddles outside
     
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  2. Team THRT Drift

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    I thought this was a Photo Scapes shot from Granturismo Sport :lol::banghead:
     
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  3. Team THRT Drift

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    I made a new friend while cleaning my driveway

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  4. evldave333

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  6. AOS-

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    Amateur first try with zero instruction on how to use an ND1000 filter:

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    Canon T3i body, Sigma Art Lens 18-35mm, Gobe ND 1000 filter.

    Open to suggestions if you could see this done differently.
     
  7. Team THRT Drift

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    Try not to shoot facing the sun, if the situation allows it.

    Also considering that is a 10-stop ND filter, it allows you to take longer exposures. Experiment with long exposures and higher apertures to get more of the car/subject in focus.

    If you can, try to compose the image in a way that will allow you to capture definitive features, in this case it's the body lines. This could be done more effectively later during the day to cut down the harsh light of high noon.

    Also, I understand you were just experimenting with the filter not necessarily going for specific styles but for such a gorgeous blue colour on your car, it's better to contrast it rather than compare it to the sky. It kind of gets lost and the eye wavers trying to find the subject, especially in the last shot.




    And as an aside, had I known I had a GTPlanet member as a neighbor I would've said howdy! I just moved though :/ I used to live in Vaughan.
     
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  8. RacingGrandpa

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    Shoot with as low iso as possible, as long shutter time as you can. A day with wind moving the clouds across the sky is ideal. Tripod as secure as possible, even small motions is visible on a long exposure.
    Use a cable trigger to avoid moving the camera.
    For a quick test of shutter time take a photo at iso 3600, the number of seconds translate to minutes in iso 100.
     
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  9. Team THRT Drift

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    Depending on the camera, you can just use your phone. No need for a cable trigger.


    For Nikon, it's the Wireless Mobile Utility (wmu) app.

    For Canon, it's the Cannon Camera Connect or EOS Remote apps.
     
  10. RacingGrandpa

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    I guess I am old school :D
    Also, I sometimes makes exposure of 1-2 hours and then the cable trigger is far less sensitive to battery life.
     
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  11. Team THRT Drift

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    I prefer a trigger as well, but I know how daunting and expensive it can be for someone getting into photography for the first time so I just got into the habit of telling people how to achieve what they want for less.

    I know, triggers aren't that expensive, but the last thing someone wants to hear after dropping $$$ is that they need to spend more :indiff:

    The only thing I'll recommend someone spend extra on is a decent camera body. The rest is more or less doable for cheap.



    On my D7200, using the app with NFC/WiFi turned on, I'll be lucky if I can get 10-15 shots on one battery :lol:
     
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  12. RacingGrandpa

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    When I do astroscape in winter or chase aurora the battery is dead in an hour. I keep a couple extra in my pocket with a warmer. Then when I change the worn one goes in the warm pocket. Half an hour later it's good for 50% again. :)
     
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  13. AOS-

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    While blue wasn't my first pick, I didn't think to consider how to play to its strengths. I dialed down the yellows of the first shot even though it was sunset. I've been dreaming of a perfect sunset shot where I could capture sun and pink sky reflected on the blue body for a smooth gradation of colours, and of course to capture the Halos I installed recently.



    My hands alone shake the camera. :lol: I'll be sure to bring my tripod with me every time I take the camera out of the house, as taking that out of the house alone has been a step away from my comfort zone. I really need to get one of those triggers. The IR sensor for wireless is in the front. Great for self portraits, but annoying otherwise!


    Thanks for the input. y'all.
     
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  14. RacingGrandpa

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    All shots using a nd1000 filter is a tripod shot. Otherwise you defeat the purpose of the filter, it's merely there to give you a long shutter time
     
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    Where is this? That is quite pretty!
     
  17. evldave333

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    Its Mesnes Park in Wigan NW England the cafe has some nice victorian architecture (1878). Its 5 mins walk from my home not been travelling far at the moment, used a cheap compact camera hence the wonkiness lol
     
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    New Opel Corsa 1.2 "20"
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  21. evldave333

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    I like the first capture of the headlight looks nicely evil
     
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    It’s beautiful, and I use film exclusively now because I prefer the results from the work I put in.

    I have about one hundred or more film photos I haven’t shared with many people at all. I stopped using social media and photo platforms.

    I’ll make sure to post a few more here some time. My overall goal is to build a website.
     
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    Another one from me. :gtpflag:

     
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  29. evldave333

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    Choice shade of blue for your car paint colour
     
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  30. ProjectWHaT

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    Thanks! Its my parents' car, but I helped choose everything. I would have preferred Mazda's red but the local dealership didn't have any at our price point