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The Photography Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Admiral, Jul 4, 2002.

  1. StratosFear

    StratosFear Member

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    sorry for the off topicish post but I know the OCAU photographers will all be subscribed to this thread and I kind of need an answer before christmas.

    If you could all be so kind to see my post in this thread I would be really appreciative.

    http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?s=&threadid=235334


    Please don't post anything in this thread. As I plan on deleting this post tomorrow once I get an answer in my thread.

    Thanks guys.

    Mark.
     
  2. nodabs

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    some beachy goodness

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    joke that kinda looks cool couldn't get him to stop doing that to take a proper shot but meh
     
  3. f@rmboy

    f@rmboy Terrorist Photographer

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    True but you'll find that when you get ultra wide you not only get problems with convergence but also with "pincushioning" which is what I believe tuppaware might have meant. Fisheye lenses are an example of extreme pincushioning where it appears that a photo is wraped around a spherical object giving a wildly distorted view.
     
  4. tuppaware

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    Thats the effect I was speaking of, distorting of lines etc .

    The amount of light does drop off closer to the side of a wide-angle lens though, causing the image to slighty blur and darken.

    I'm sure that a 12mm lens would have it's use, I don't think the issue of digital crop will last anymore then another 3 years (or so) when it comes to digital SLR...what with Full Frame. But then so will my 3 grand investment.
     
  5. Miss_kthxbi

    Miss_kthxbi Member

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    A photo I took today. I have so many. So I just chose my latest one.

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  6. Yamamanama

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    A few first attempts with my new camera. Feeling vaguely embarrassed about posting but I have to start somewhere and need all the advice I can get :)

    Never owned a digital camera, never owned anything other than a point and shoot 35mm and never taken anything aside from snapshots so be gentle..

    The camera is a Nikon coolpix 3500. No manual focus (damn and blast), no viewfinder (just the lcd so bye bye batteries in two minutes) and not too many manual settings but hey it was free :)

    My first photo (we have a large garden so expect lots of shots of it)

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    First attempt at a panorama type shot

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    Now these photos were taken on our driveway at sunset last night. Most of these didn't turn out but these few worked out reasonably. I also returned to the house with some 20+ mozzie bites.. I may be getting hooked..

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    And I think this would have been a reasonable photo if it had have actually focused on the flower..grrr. Oh well I'll try again tonight.

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    And my first macro shot of an insect of some description. I'm still struggling with the autofocus. It took me a good five minutes of shifting around to get anything like a sharp shot with the focus where I actually wanted it.

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    And..ahem a very clich├ęd photo of an eye.. my eye in fact.

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    And that's it for the moment.
     
  7. levinet

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    My photography

    Check out mine on my deviantart

    All photos were taken with a pissy little 1.3Mp Kodak DX3215 :shock:


    im looking at buying a good quality SLR, and a negative scanner, if anybody has suggestions/recomendations please PM, it'd help a lot. Im looking at sub $1000, and want manual exposure times, a good macro lens, and a reasonably fast multiple image capture.
     
  8. jatbudhwar

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    I have only started to upload on this site. Any critique is welcome. Both shot using a Canon A70.


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  10. White Rhino

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    I knew there had to be a photography section on OCAU somewhere :p

    For someone's who not good at panoramics, it sure turned out to be a very nice shot.
     
  11. Budginator

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    Nice Petal666, the colour/lighting in that shot looks just about spot on to me (on my monitor anyway). Gotta love sporting shots...
     
  12. White Rhino

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    Couple of my personal favourites

    First two taken with my ancient Kodak DX3500 and the second two with my Sony V1.

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    Comments welcome.


    White Rhino
     
  13. timace

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    These were taken at Kiama, NSW on Thursday and Sunday, all with my DX6340.

    Beware 56k'ers!

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    my cousin's eldest daughter

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    The quality wasn't exactly as I wanted, but still not too bad. The originals look a lot better :)
     
  14. Impulse IX

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    A few pics from 2003. Equipment a mix of Canon D30/10D

    Click on each for a larger version. (56k Friendly)

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  15. Onyx

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    Gumtree in bright midday sun.

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    Been softened a little too much. PEBKAC error... :p

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    Taken at 8pm! (3 Jan 2004)

    All from a sub $200 camera.
     
  16. CptVipeR

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    First post in the Photo thread :)
    Camera: Pentax MZ-50
    Lens: Sigma 28-80
    Settings (from memory.. really wish I had written them down.)
    ISO 200
    Shutter: 1/1000
    AV: 5.6
    Focal Length: 80mm
    Flash: yes

    Photoshop: Auto levels, USM, Crop

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    More coming soon

    Feedback please
     
  17. SquarkyD

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    The future of this thread...

    This thread has been going for ages now, and it's seen some pretty cool stuff put into it. Unfortunately now a lot of the photos that have been shown here are suffering from a terminal case of Red-X-itis, and they most likely wont recover.

    Originally with this thread in Other Toys, it was a great outlet for people to show off their latest photos. However, I feel that with the creation of the Photography forum it may be better for people to simply start a new thread when they have photos they want to show off. This would allow a much higher standard of critiquing and the photographer would have a better chance to learn and improve.

    I'd like to get other peoples opinions on this first though before anything happens, if at all.
     
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  19. Sting

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    I would have to agree with Admiral.
    Since it's moved into a specific category it would prob' be of more benefit to the photographer. And easier to search :D
     
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  20. DrDevil

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    yeah, i think that is a good idea Admiral
     

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