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  • RockwaterRockwater Registered User regular
    I love my new 6D body.

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  • muninnmuninn Registered User regular
    Rockwater: I like the second photo, but the background is very distracting. I am sure there wasn't much to be done about it.

    14266756310_7f357782a2_z.jpg_DSC6980 by Stingray of Doom, on Flickr

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  • BeltaineBeltaine BOO BOO DOO DE DOORegistered User regular
    More macro fun!

    14267766909_8bd19e1b37_c.jpgPetunia by mgmaness, on Flickr

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  • BubbyBubby Registered User regular
    I know this is photo focused instead of video, but I'm seriously considering going with the GH4 over the 5d mk III in a few weeks when I make my big camera upgrade decision. I'm primarily a videographer with a very heavy interest in photography (I occasionally get jobs doing photo), and I'm having a hard time finding a reason to not go with the GH4. For ages I thought the 5d was the natural choice, but every test I've seen shows better video results on the GH4 even though it's not full frame. I'd sacrifice lesser quality photos I guess.

    Anyway, if anyone has any opinions I'd be glad to hear them.

  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited June 2014
    no new photos right now because i've been flat out at work - and there will be a New Subject very soon - but i found another second-hand steal this morning. everything functions well - shutter, timer - though i haven't tried the light meter yet but it seems like a standard battery. beaut leather case as well. i'm looking forward to putting a roll through!

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    edit: it's a '65-'73 pentax spotmatic sp

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  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    @munnin always with those crazy values in your B&Ws.

    @Beltaine‌ you should post more! Having a tough time coming up with critiques for that one. I don't know if you saw his stuff but there used to be a forumer who posted here that did some incredible macros with flowers. You should check them out. Definitely worth a look for some ideas, I know he uses construction paper behind the flowers sometimes when shooting.

    14471525204_2d766a6de4_z.jpgSomewhere by Prospicience 101, on Flickr

    14286121758_59fb67a995_z.jpgFarmily Tree by Prospicience 101, on Flickr

  • BeltaineBeltaine BOO BOO DOO DE DOORegistered User regular
    I'll try to post more. I don't get out and shoot as often as I should. I tend to wait for inspiration of an image then go and make it happen. I envy people that do 365 projects. Typically if I go out to shoot with no goal I come home with meh shots.

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  • muninnmuninn Registered User regular
    @munnin always with those crazy values in your B&Ws.

    Whatcha mean?

  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    edited June 2014
    Hi guys. I just got my first ever SLR camera. It's a Canon Rebel T5i/700D. I know nothing about cameras or photography so I don't really know if it's considered a good choice but it got some decent reviews. These are my favourite photos I've taken since getting it a few weeks ago.

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    I don't really know what I'm doing. Have been experimenting with the different standard settings but haven't ventured much into fully manual yet.

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  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    muninn wrote: »
    @munnin always with those crazy values in your B&Ws.

    Whatcha mean?

    The wide range of values or tones from your lights to darks, you tend to get almost the full gradient.

  • CommunistCowCommunistCow Registered User regular
    Attempting to capture a new cutting board I made. Is the angle too steep?

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  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    I....

    I need that cutting board. How do I...? Sell me that cutting board.

    the tangents the hexagon is making with the edge of the frame is a bit distracting.

    tynic
  • Baron DirigibleBaron Dirigible Registered User regular
    Seriously, tell me you have an etsy or something for that shit. I'm not a Zelda nerd but I know a market when I see one.

    Uh, angle looks fine, think the board should be further into the tile though.

    Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
  • BeltaineBeltaine BOO BOO DOO DE DOORegistered User regular
    It's an odd place for a cutting board.

    If I were doing product shots I would either shoot the product in an environment where it would normally be used or use a setup to get a non-descript neutral background to make the product the focus of the shot.

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  • CommunistCowCommunistCow Registered User regular
    edited June 2014
    Mmk. My kitchen isn't the nicest so I was trying to do a shot somewhere else interesting but I guess the concrete hexagon is too distracting. I guess I shouldn't be lazy and and I should break out my lights next time.

    @Baron Dirigible‌ there is a market for these and every store on Etsy that sells them has gotten a cease and desist take down from Nintendo. Even when people just called them "triangle cutting boards" they were stopped after a while.

    @Iruka‌ This board took me quite a while to make and I'm not entirely pleased with the overall craftsmanship. If I were to make and sell another one it would be at least $125 or more just because of cost of materials and time required. I'm still not sure I'm up for making another one at this point.

    Edit:
    Here is an example of my previous boards / shots with some lights I'm guessing you guys prefer this?
    heartboard3_zps052f7589.jpg

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  • muninnmuninn Registered User regular
    14496237461_a1d9b3317e_z.jpg_DSC6977 by Stingray of Doom, on Flickr

  • Baron DirigibleBaron Dirigible Registered User regular
    @CommunistCow right, that makes sense. Do you sell them at all, though? Nerd chic aside they look well-made.

    I actually quite like the environment of the first shot -- the tile suits the geometry of the board well, and the stones etc balanced the wood and the steel very nicely. The limes gave it the extra pop of colour which really made the picture, for me. The second shot just looks flat and unappealing -- nothing about it really catches my attention, technically competent though it may be.

    Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
  • CommunistCowCommunistCow Registered User regular
    Yeah I've sold some. Mostly to friends and acquaintances but I've sold 2 on Etsy to random people.

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  • Baron DirigibleBaron Dirigible Registered User regular
    oh my god flickr

    what have you done

    what have you done

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  • djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    New UI aside, what on earth is the deal with all the images in the comments on flickr? I clicked on the background image for the main flickr page, clicked around a bit, wound up [url=at this image and the discussion thread is full of multiple instances of these:

    5399296780_e7867e9103_t.jpg5399019636_8385f3f586_o.jpg,and even more ridiculously:8199647448_2e5b2ec980_o.gif

    Is this flickr's version of the awesome button or something? Why are there so many of them? Why do they look like they were made with blingee?

  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    edited June 2014
    Those have actually been around since I can remember DJ.

    A few from this morning, not sure if I went overboard trying to make the colors match the way they actually looked on the first one - snipped out, definitely not liking it.

    14519773095_95b710e52e_z.jpgSkyline - BW by Prospicience 101, on Flickr

    14496679726_652775480c_z.jpgSkyline - Gold by Prospicience 101, on Flickr


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  • CommunistCowCommunistCow Registered User regular
    Some basic composition stuff:

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  • muninnmuninn Registered User regular
    @prsopicience I really like the colors of the second photo. Too much blurred foreground for my tastes though.

    I really need to work on straightening my horizons.
    14337941358_768e5c77f0_z.jpg_DSC6957 by Stingray of Doom, on Flickr
    14520216302_5c850aedeb_z.jpg_DSC6955 by Stingray of Doom, on Flickr
    14314995870_085df25e66_z.jpgUntitled by Stingray of Doom, on Flickr

  • Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited June 2014
    Everyone loves to hate some HDR, which I've been messing about with recently, here's a couple:

    14526310754_0d286b7aa1_c.jpgBeach2 by kieranpictures, on Flickr
    The beach at Praia Da Rocha in the Algarve on a particularly cloudy day

    and

    14527739515_9e21c85614_c.jpgFurnessAbbey5 by kieranpictures, on Flickr
    Barrow-In-Furness Abbey in the lake district (my home town).

    I mostly just take holiday snaps or climbing photos but any critique to make them better is welcome. Here are some recent snaps of random days:

    14504601046_066333d848_c.jpgDSC_2453.jpg by kieranpictures, on Flickr

    Wife at the fort in Lisburn.

    14341069570_892b6788c7_c.jpgYoungCLimber.jpg by kieranpictures, on Flickr

    A climber, aged about 12, putting my bouldering to shame, and being spotted by a bunch of friendly Australians.

    14341074020_8aa935305f_c.jpgDSC_2511.jpg by kieranpictures, on Flickr

    Some pretty flowers.

    14341110299_6f4f0cd839_c.jpgDSC_2724.jpg by kieranpictures, on Flickr

    A big building, probably in Lagos in the Algarve.

    14526702992_50c57ae713_c.jpgWhaleJumpCropped by kieranpictures, on Flickr

    A whale making a big splash.

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  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    edited June 2014
    Thanks @munnin I couldn't quite get that right, will keep it in mind next time for sure. Also, I really dig the porta potty one - don't know if it was intended but it made me chuckle, like how it pops.

    Grinch I like your second and third HDR's, mainly because they don't look overly HDR'ed. I love the second one especially, but are there two water droplets on the left there? Keeps catching my eyes looking at it. The first one has a very Half Life feel too it which is fun :)

    Few more of this (probably ongoing) series:
    14548827793_bf93ca0de3_z.jpgNeo Hills by Prospicience 101, on Flickr

    14342066760_be2021e050_z.jpgPosted by Prospicience 101, on Flickr

    14518488634_897ae0c1ab_z.jpgCloud 10 by Prospicience 101, on Flickr

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  • Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    Heh, should've clarified, the first two are HDR, the remainder are just some snaps I liked :) (I did have that originally in the post but edited it and forgot to mention it again).

    ANd yeah, the water droplets really annoy me, it was absolutely chucking it down on the day I took that picture and I had nothing to cover the lens. I tried at one point to remove them using photoshop but my skills are lacking!

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Hope it's okay to ask this here, sorry if it's the wrong thread. I'm in the market for a new laptop as I just broke mine 5 minutes ago. Want something I can use for processing photos in RAW format. I think my old laptop would have struggled as it was pretty slow. What sort of thing do I need to look for so it's not a painful experience? RAM? Processor speed? I'm on a pretty tight budget.

  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Anyone have any tips/sources for tips on post-processing?

    I have a subscription to Adobe CC with Photoshop and Lightroom. I've been doing a lot of manual tweaking in Lightroom (mostly) and just learning how it works and trying to judge for myself what looks best.

    But if anyone has any particular wisdom on good texts/faqs/guides/treatises/anything I can read on this aspect of photography I'd be much obliged.

  • BeltaineBeltaine BOO BOO DOO DE DOORegistered User regular
    Kelbyone.com is really good, but there's a subscription fee involved.

    Other than that, I mainly subscribe to photography channels on Youtube. Plenty of good info for free.

    Here's a few I subscribe to:
    B&H Photography - If you weed through their reviews they have tons of their in-store classes they've recorded and put up.
    Phlearn.com - Photoshop focused. Good stuff but some times they leave out a lot of info to sell their premium stuff.
    Snapfactory
    Infuzed Media - Doesn't post video very often, but some good stuff in there.

    And here's a good Lightroom video to get you started.

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  • Baron DirigibleBaron Dirigible Registered User regular
    Hope it's okay to ask this here, sorry if it's the wrong thread. I'm in the market for a new laptop as I just broke mine 5 minutes ago. Want something I can use for processing photos in RAW format. I think my old laptop would have struggled as it was pretty slow. What sort of thing do I need to look for so it's not a painful experience? RAM? Processor speed? I'm on a pretty tight budget.
    I wish I could be more help but I stopped following computer specs a few years ago. My gut instinct is that any reasonably-modern computer will handle RAW files with aplomb. I'm using a 5yo C2D with integrated graphics (since upgraded to 8gb RAM) and it's tolerable at handling RAW files, though Photoshop is noticeably quicker than Lightroom.

    I suppose it all depends on what kind of work you'll be doing. For light editing and cataloguing you'll want as much RAM and HDD space (and speed) as you can afford. More dramatic post work would probably benefit from a faster CPU/GPU, though the law of diminishing returns strongly applies here.

    The bigger issue, in my mind, would be screen quality. Unless you're using an external monitor and just want a laptop for portability?

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  • BeltaineBeltaine BOO BOO DOO DE DOORegistered User regular
    RAW files are BIG files, and as such, you'll want to concentrate on these areas when putting together a PC for post-processing.

    RAM, CPU, Storage

    More RAM gives programs more room to hold those big files open. If you're using Photoshop/Lightroom you'll most likely have them running side-by-side, so the more RAM the better.

    Photoshop/Lightroom support multi-core CPU's, Speed helps, but isn't as important as how many cores are available.

    Big files take up lots of space, you're going to need a good fast 7200 RPM (or higher) hard drive with plenty of space. Don't forget some sort of backup system.

    Other thoughts:

    64-bit OS also helps.

    Standard GPUs are sufficient. There's no reason to spend money on a gaming GPU as it won't do anything to help photo processing.

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  • CommunistCowCommunistCow Registered User regular
    edited June 2014
    Beltaine wrote: »
    Kelbyone.com is really good, but there's a subscription fee involved.

    Other than that, I mainly subscribe to photography channels on Youtube. Plenty of good info for free.

    Here's a few I subscribe to:
    B&H Photography - If you weed through their reviews they have tons of their in-store classes they've recorded and put up.
    Phlearn.com - Photoshop focused. Good stuff but some times they leave out a lot of info to sell their premium stuff.
    Snapfactory
    Infuzed Media - Doesn't post video very often, but some good stuff in there.

    And here's a good Lightroom video to get you started.


    I took one of Aaron Nace's classes a few years back and it was really good but a lot of it was basically "Take multiple photos and merge those together." Then a lot of the course taught you how to blend those multiple images together. So that is useful if you are going for the super surreal composite images but if you are doing basic editing it is less useful.

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  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    Yeah, most of the stuff I've learned comes from me working in photoshop and going, "It would be useful if photoshop could do *insert need here*" and then just looking it up via google. Or just messing around with different things. I learned some basic stuff just from years of working in photoshop and lightroom.

    I was thinking about putting a basic photo editing tutorial together at some point in the near future, but for now I'd say everyone's recommended all the good sites I could think of already.

    14516754176_22da85a886_z.jpgSpanish Steps by Prospicience 101, on Flickr

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  • BubbyBubby Registered User regular
    I now own a 5dmk3. Goodbye money.

  • CommunistCowCommunistCow Registered User regular
    Prosp was that taken on Lawrence or Larimer?

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  • muninnmuninn Registered User regular
    @Drez Adobe has a crapload of video tutorials on their site, that are free and pretty good. If you don't mind paying, kelbyone.com has decent set of tutorials as well. Lightroom is pretty easy to master. Photoshop is a whole other ballgame, as its capabilities are only limited by your imagination.

    @prospicience thanks. Yeah I saw this outhouse on a peaceful meadow (which I learned later is an asbestos dumping ground) which cracked me up, and decided to take a snap. Also, I really dig your colors and post man.

    @Bubby may your empty pockets spur your creative drive, and will to shoot.

    Most interesting photo in the world:
    14532971016_478c270c51_z.jpg_DSC6951 by Stingray of Doom, on Flickr

  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    Thanks for the advice!

  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    Prosp was that taken on Lawrence or Larimer?

    Lawrence sir.

    Thanks munnin.

    Comcast sucks, 3 weeks at my new place without internet. They promised me I'd have it installed twice the first week I was here, messed up both times (or lied) and now can't have anyone here for two weeks ugh.

  • muninnmuninn Registered User regular
    edited July 2014
    I only vaguely remember the last time I was without internet... It was a dark time, yet strangely liberating. I got so much stuff done in those days.
    Still, Comcast sucks a big one.


    In other news, I tried shooting a human.

    14383799757_31119de31b_z.jpg_DSC7380 by Stingray of Doom, on Flickr

    (edit)
    and other stuff:
    14394386588_aef193f41b_c.jpgWiP by Stingray of Doom, on Flickr

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  • muninnmuninn Registered User regular
    Having a long weekend is no excuse not to post photos, people!

    14398795409_8458e8400a_z.jpg_DSC7471 by Stingray of Doom, on Flickr

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