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Offline Naeree

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Share the photos you have taken
« on: September 13, 2015, 01:27:54 pm »
Is there anyone here like doing photography. let's share photo and technique and experience. I got a old Canon and I just start serious photograph 9 months ago. So may be we can be Trans Photography Club here if anybody share the interest ^__^

here is some of my photo work







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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2015, 02:42:52 pm »
I haven't photographed in a while...

you could play a bit with different apertures in general and see how much of the foreground and background gets sharp...

and you might try a few different settings of brightness, sometimes a bit lower brightness makes colours a bit more impressive...

all in all really good pictures imo  :)

what is the model of your cam ?
Btw older ones imo can make for more lively pictures... sometimes newer ones have a firmware which can make for too digital or fuzzy pics...
« Last Edit: September 14, 2015, 05:50:39 am by Laura_7 »

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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2015, 12:16:51 am »


Naeree

Love your idea, I am a Semipro photographer which is to say I shoot for money if I like the gig, but the real thing for me is to share the beautiful things we find in this world.  I love your center shot, the point of focus and the background leave me imagining the story of that glass and who shared it.  The portrait is really great shot too.

For technical sort I shoot with a D4s and a D810 (nikon),  when I can I'll definitely upload some pictures.

It would be great to know a little about each shot I sort of have the same questions, like camera, lens, methods used or maybe what inspired the shot.

Thanks for sharing some of the beautiful things in your life. 

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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2015, 02:39:39 am »


Naeree

Love your idea, I am a Semipro photographer which is to say I shoot for money if I like the gig, but the real thing for me is to share the beautiful things we find in this world.  I love your center shot, the point of focus and the background leave me imagining the story of that glass and who shared it.  The portrait is really great shot too.

For technical sort I shoot with a D4s and a D810 (nikon),  when I can I'll definitely upload some pictures.

It would be great to know a little about each shot I sort of have the same questions, like camera, lens, methods used or maybe what inspired the shot.

Thanks for sharing some of the beautiful things in your life.

Me too, photograph is like I can capture the beautiful thing I see and share it. And it make my travel excite too. Shooting for the living would be my ideal things to do too ^_^ I tried register Shutter Stock too, but they reject many picture of me. I going to try again with better photo though.

Now I use Canon EOS Rebel it's like 12 years old camera my friend gave it to me so I can learn how to shoot. I only have one basic lens 18-55. All photo I took are taken with this set. And I think I need to get more lens though. It's hard decision to choose lens for me, cause I love shoot all kind of stuffs so I might need a lens that good to shoot both portrait, landscape, etc.

The glass photo was taken at the bar in San Francisco on Mar, I was walking around the city with my camera and shoot everything I could for half day. At the end I didn't really get a good photo from the trip, so I just stop as it getting dark and open Yelp find where I can get a drink and sit down relax. So I find this place it call Sky Bar at Marriott so I stop by and sit at tell Bartender that "give me any drink". Bartender do his thing and give me this glass and said "from your look, this is the drink that would fit you" And that's the picture I see with my eyes, a glass on the bar with the check on the side. So I pull up my camera and I do like five shots with different setting. The one is good is setting with ISO800 aperture 4.0 speed 13. And it end up that this picture is the best picture I took on that day, the picture come out pretty much like what I see with my eyes.


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Re: Share the photos you have taken
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2015, 04:23:02 am »

Now I use Canon EOS Rebel it's like 12 years old camera my friend gave it to me so I can learn how to shoot. I only have one basic lens 18-55. All photo I took are taken with this set. And I think I need to get more lens though. It's hard decision to choose lens for me, cause I love shoot all kind of stuffs so I might need a lens that good to shoot both portrait, landscape, etc.


The camera you have is great. You can have a lot of fun with it, and it makes really good pictures.
You could have a look at used Sigma lenses. They do not work with newer cams due to a change in communication protocol.
Thus you could get great quality lenses for a decent price. Usually its written in a description that they do not work with newer models.

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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2015, 07:20:41 am »


Naeree,

You have a great eye better than most, go to DXomark and read the sharpness and stats for you current lens and you will find out why Shutterstock is rejecting a lot of pictures.  They reject a lot of mine to so no big deal.  Sigma makes some really great lenses and and they are usb reprogramable with an adapter if they are the newer models.  The only caveat with third party lenses is in some cases the auto focus will hunt back and forth a few times before it locks on.  This is only and issue with them that I personally have run into. If it's not action then no big deal.

The sharpness is and noise level in the photos is two of the main reasons Shutterstock rejects pictures,  they like them very clean and simple composition like what you see in a magazine they don't do what is beautiful just what sells, so I don't care too much if they like my stuff.  I framed and put out 36 pictures for sale retail they were gone in 3 days.  That told me all I needed to know about what touches peoples hearts, and maybe I underpriced them.

The one lens that is a must have is a 50mm. Canon just did a redesign of their 50mm F1.8 lens it is getting very good reviews and they lowered the price.  The increase in sharpness and the Bokeh of the f1.8 will amaze you and open all sorts of photos.  I had a subject literally standing infront of a dumpster and with my 50mm f1.4 you couldn't even tell what it was behind him.  50mm canon f1.8's can be had for 50us or less on craigslist. 

Great work thanks for sharing I will put up some of mine when I am new to the site so I still can't post images

 

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2015, 10:51:17 am »
The camera you have is great. You can have a lot of fun with it, and it makes really good pictures.
You could have a look at used Sigma lenses. They do not work with newer cams due to a change in communication protocol.
Thus you could get great quality lenses for a decent price. Usually its written in a description that they do not work with newer models.
Yeah it's fun to use it,can't believe that it still work fine after 12 years. A lot of scratch on it. I do window shopping on lens last week and Sigma lens are really cheaper than other brand like you said.




Naeree,

You have a great eye better than most, go to DXomark and read the sharpness and stats for you current lens and you will find out why Shutterstock is rejecting a lot of pictures.  They reject a lot of mine to so no big deal.  Sigma makes some really great lenses and and they are usb reprogramable with an adapter if they are the newer models.  The only caveat with third party lenses is in some cases the auto focus will hunt back and forth a few times before it locks on.  This is only and issue with them that I personally have run into. If it's not action then no big deal.

The sharpness is and noise level in the photos is two of the main reasons Shutterstock rejects pictures,  they like them very clean and simple composition like what you see in a magazine they don't do what is beautiful just what sells, so I don't care too much if they like my stuff.  I framed and put out 36 pictures for sale retail they were gone in 3 days.  That told me all I needed to know about what touches peoples hearts, and maybe I underpriced them.

The one lens that is a must have is a 50mm. Canon just did a redesign of their 50mm F1.8 lens it is getting very good reviews and they lowered the price.  The increase in sharpness and the Bokeh of the f1.8 will amaze you and open all sorts of photos.  I had a subject literally standing infront of a dumpster and with my 50mm f1.4 you couldn't even tell what it was behind him.  50mm canon f1.8's can be had for 50us or less on craigslist. 

Great work thanks for sharing I will put up some of mine when I am new to the site so I still can't post images

 

Right I also think that Shutterstock may be prefer something use for business, I was think to shoot some nice hand in the well set lighting and simply plain background might work for Shutterstock. And the lens Canon 50mm f1.8 is on my list, it's like really cheap and I check at Canon 50mm f1.4 it is like triple price from f1.8. The price is really different in this two. I think I will get 50mm f1.8.

Anyway looking to see you photos sometime ^__^

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Re: Share the photos you have taken
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2015, 10:56:03 am »
Yeah it's fun to use it,can't believe that it still work fine after 12 years. A lot of scratch on it. I do window shopping on lens last week and Sigma lens are really cheaper than other brand like you said.

Look especially for used ones, as old as your cam... as long as they work and were well treated pics should be good.
Since they can only be used with older canon models prices should be affordable.

Yes the f/1.8 is a good hint. It should be fun to use.

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Re: Share the photos you have taken
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2015, 05:48:03 pm »


I agree the results are great with your rebel and the newer cameras have some advantages but your doing great keeping the iso low to keep the best image.

I tried to think how to do this so I thought I looked through some pics and after 20 resizing attempts to meet the file size requirements of the site I finally got that to work out I hope they are clear enough

I can't get the option to upload the picture but it will let me post a link to my dropbox for the picture but I'm not sure if this violates any of the site rules I'm going to ask and find out if it's OK or not before do it.

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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2015, 06:05:49 pm »


I can't get the option to upload the picture but it will let me post a link to my dropbox for the picture but I'm not sure if this violates any of the site rules I'm going to ask and find out if it's OK or not before do it.
Here is what you are looking for:
https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,59974.msg383866.html#msg383866

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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2015, 07:56:39 pm »


Thanks I found it,  The upload option is not available till you have 15 posts and this is totally new to me using computers for personal support.  I am a SR tech support specialist which makes that sort of funny I guess but I want to make sure to respect the rules that the Admins have set in place.  I coded a test post to see if the picture would go and it did but it is the wrong thing to do.  So Respect and Dignity.

On the other side for those of you who can post I have given this thought to this and thought we could choose photo topics and post 3 pictures on that topic explain what inspired them and if you can remember how they were shot.  I looked through some of my photos and divided them into catagories, such as:
Seasons
Color
Lines
Shapes
Light
Perspective (is the subject not the image)
Nature
Technical (pan, blurr, doubles, hdr,)
Night
Sunrise
Portraits (my worst field of endeavor)

I was posting light in the photos the light is the subject and everything else frames the light such as a brilliant beam of sunlight reflecting off a crystal star that was one of the pics I'll put them up when I can.




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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2015, 02:24:12 am »
 Samantha few more post to go  :) I think it's a good idea to start a topic to post the photo with the inspiration behind it. That make the beauty of the picture. When you reach 15 post let's start a new topic with that. :)

Cindy

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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2015, 02:46:58 am »
Samantha,

You can post into the thread, just not an avatar (at the moment). Use the control buttons just over the smileys on the left.  You need to transfer your pics from a third party such as photobucket or imgur etc.

I look forward to seeing them.

I should post some of mine!

I like close up work. I use a Nikon DS3200 with a Nikkor 60mm 1:2.8 and a Hahnel Giga T Pro II wireless remote control.

Now if didn't spend all my free time Admining the site I may get to my hobby!

Susan BTW is a brilliant photographer, I've seen some of her work and it is stunning!


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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2015, 06:24:49 am »


Cindy,

Thanks for clearing that up for me I'll try photobucket, I already resized the images so I don't think I'll have to constrain them.

I'd love see some of your Macro work, I have not done it in a long time but I used to do medium format film with pentax 6X7 and a 90mm with a bellows mostly flowers loved to do orchids. 

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The lines of the trees draw my eyes up to the light, it looks like a picture of trees but if you put it on the ceiling and look up at it the light is what captures my mind.  This one is more subtle than the others, it was taken in Mt Rainier Nat Park with a D3s I forget which lens.  It is a lot like your glass on the table picture, I wandered most of the day but couldn't find the picture I wanted I lay down on a picnic table to rest and went wow there it is.  Sometimes when you can't find what your looking for it's because we're looking in the wrong direction.  Humans never look up for some silly reason as a photographer and a person I have learned a lot of the best parts of the world are over my head literally.

I hope some come here and find some peace and inspiration in the work we share....the beautiful things


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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2015, 10:52:00 am »
While visiting Kyoto, Japan, a few weeks ago:



I just like taking photos, not knowing much about photography. I have a few friends who are professional photographers, and they sometimes take photos for me.

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« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2015, 03:46:43 pm »
barbie,

Love the tree shot, the lines and symmetry are beautiful these are shots that can look awesome in color or black and white because the lines of the tree are so expressive on their own.

Thank you for sharing it.  I spent two years in Iwakuni Japan and Misawa and the scenery was beautiful I'm going to date myself but at that time I was shooting with a 35mm nikon FM2 I still love those shoots you brought back a good memory for me now I have to go dig up those albums ...Huh that might take a while.

Matthew

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« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2015, 04:10:04 pm »
I haven't had tons of oppurtunities so far so I'll share some of my faves :)

 

 


Edit: I really want to see some of Susan's photography now, Cindy's got me interested. I also really like the idea of a photography club - everyone has different skills, experience and styles. :)

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« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2015, 04:54:26 pm »


I wholeheartedly agree I really want to some of Susan's pics too now I am very curious. 

It's so true we each see with our gifts, I am curious what did you see when you took those images?

Thank you for sharing them,  I love your close up of the bee, it's beautiful.  I live very close to Mickey's house but only went once.  It is a very cool place great memories.

Matthew

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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2015, 05:00:49 pm »

I am curious what did you see when you took those images? [...]

I love your close up of the bee, it's beautiful.

I took no. 1 in Disneyland Paris with my parents, no. 2 at a Stunt Show in France, no. 3 is the famous white cliffs of dover and the bee was in my garden - and I love it too! Hoping to get a macro lens next summer to do some more insect close ups (mainly for bees - they're so fluffy!)

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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2015, 11:14:21 pm »
barbie,

Love the tree shot, the lines and symmetry are beautiful these are shots that can look awesome in color or black and white because the lines of the tree are so expressive on their own.

Thank you for sharing it.  I spent two years in Iwakuni Japan and Misawa and the scenery was beautiful I'm going to date myself but at that time I was shooting with a 35mm nikon FM2 I still love those shoots you brought back a good memory for me now I have to go dig up those albums ...Huh that might take a while.

Samantha,

Thanks! I just enjoy taking photos.

Yes. My kids also like to travel in Japan. My little daughter said to me that she wishes to live in Japan with her mom. I have been to Hokkaido, Sendai, Kyoto, Tokyo, Nagasaki and Okinawa. All trips were for attending a conference, but I could have at least 1 extra day to look around.

Yes. In those old times, I also took photos with cheap analogue cameras. I lost a lot of old photos that were taken in my childhood. Still some survived. Digital cameras are too much convenient. It was certainly a revolution in human history.

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