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Old 07-23-2013, 09:10 PM   #61
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Thanks! I took that bear picture for Vice Magazine, they sent me to Northern Canada. We weren't allowed to use it in the Article but It could be a cover some day.


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Were they killed by poachers? Natural deaths?
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:13 PM   #62
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:24 PM   #63
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Trapped and killed for profit.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:53 PM   #65
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Such bullshit. That's horrible.

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Two more really nice ones bro!
Thanks a lot! Are you sure?
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:11 PM   #67
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Am I sure?
Not sure if you were just being nice, or you do really think they are good. It was hard to get the focus point on the camera to lock onto the bee with all those purple spikes everywhere. So the main focus was the butt of the bee. Is that noticeable?
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:24 PM   #68
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I do know how the settings work. All the photos you'll see me post after I edit them have been on full manual mode. I know what you mean about the shallow DOF. I do want to keep the F stop as low as possible but know I shouldn't for certain shots.

Do you see something in the pictures I have posted that make you think I don't know how to change the settings to get the right exposure?

Thanks for the advice!
Nothing specific, but I tell that to anyone who is new to photography. Also, for whatever it's worth, I've been shooting for 13 years and only have to use full manual mode maybe 5% of the time. Usually AV or TV give me enough control to get the shot I'm after. I'm not saying don't do it, you'll hone your eye faster, but it isn't always necessary.
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Not sure if you were just being nice, or you do really think they are good. It was hard to get the focus point on the camera to lock onto the bee with all those purple spikes everywhere. So the main focus was the butt of the bee. Is that noticeable?
You are experimenting and stretching your photog wings right now...
So I make my comments with that in mind.

I am looking at your subject matter
Textures
Angles
Focal points
Composition
Use of contrasting colors
And artistic eye and expression
Etc...

When I see something that strikes me well, I say so.

I took alot of similar photos when I was beginning also.

You are training your eye to see photo opportunities everywhere and probably find yourself saying "that would make a great picture...or back ground". Everywhere you go. Which is great, because art is all around us... Just most people walk right by it. A photographer sees things most don't!

Your doing great, and I'm trying to help, because you seem willing to listen and don't get offended at criticism which is also known as an open mind!

I would be doing you a dis-service by unjustly flattering you.

So, my comments for the moment are my honest first reactions to what you post


Ps, I really did use that leaf photo as my Gmail background theme at work!

Really liked it on many levels
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Went through the thread, dig your pics bro
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@ focal point: bee...
Yes, I see what you were doing.

However, cropping of that photo in a way I am not equipped to do right now, would enhance your intentions more

When I am at work tomorrow, I'll show you what I mean
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Nothing specific, but I tell that to anyone who is new to photography. Also, for whatever it's worth, I've been shooting for 13 years and only have to use full manual mode maybe 5% of the time. Usually AV or TV give me enough control to get the shot I'm after. I'm not saying don't do it, you'll hone your eye faster, but it isn't always necessary.
That is great advice everyone should follow when beginning you are right. I haven't tried using A, S, or P yet. I figure the best way to learn is with full M. The way i've been going about it is....

If I want background blur then I keep the f stop as low as possible and compensate for the lighting with the shutter speed, and then the ISO if needed.

I always try to use the ISO last. aka I try to keep it at 100.

If I want everything in focus then I raise the f stop all the way to 29 and try to compensate with a low shutter speed and then ISO if needed.

I try to keep the ISO at 1000 or under. I'm not sure why I have 1000 as a safe number in my head. Do you think I could go higher without getting grain?

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You are experimenting and stretching your photog wings right now...
So I make my comments with that in mind.

I am looking at your subject matter
Textures
Angles
Focal points
Composition
Use of contrasting colors
And artistic eye and expression
Etc...

When I see something that strikes me well, I say so.

I took alot of similar photos when I was beginning also.

You are training your eye to see photo opportunities everywhere and probably find yourself saying "that would make a great picture...or back ground". Everywhere you go. Which is great, because art is all around us... Just most people walk right by it. A photographer sees things most don't!

Your doing great, and I'm trying to help, because you seem willing to listen and don't get offended at criticism which is also known as an open mind!

I would be doing you a dis-service by unjustly flattering you.

So, my comments for the moment are my honest first reactions to what you post


Ps, I really did use that leaf photo as my Gmail background theme at work!

Really liked it on many levels
Thank you very much, and yes, there's no reason for me to get upset at comments. I am just here to learn. There's nothing worse then someone who asks for advice and then throws a fit over good criticism.

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Went through the thread, dig your pics bro
Hey, thanks a lot!

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@ focal point: bee...
Yes, I see what you were doing.

However, cropping of that photo in a way I am not equipped to do right now, would enhance your intentions more

When I am at work tomorrow, I'll show you what I mean
Sounds good, thank you.
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That is great advice everyone should follow when beginning you are right. I haven't tried using A, S, or P yet. I figure the best way to learn is with full M. The way i've been going about it is....

If I want background blur then I keep the f stop as low as possible and compensate for the lighting with the shutter speed, and then the ISO if needed.

I always try to use the ISO last. aka I try to keep it at 100.

If I want everything in focus then I raise the f stop all the way to 29 and try to compensate with a low shutter speed and then ISO if needed.

I try to keep the ISO at 1000 or under. I'm not sure why I have 1000 as a safe number in my head. Do you think I could go higher without getting grain?

You're definitely on the right track, keeping ISO as low as possible is a good rule to use. One thing I would change, and this is something you'll have to play with on the fly, but if you want less DOF you don't have to crank the aperture all the way up, and 99% of the time the picture comes out better if you're in the 11-13 range. Every lens is different, but usually somewhere in the middle of their aperture range is the sharp spot where you get the best focus.
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Thanks for all the advice. I do like the square image, however in that situation the original image would have had to been cropped way to much to get it. Your angle of the benches is a lot better also I think.
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