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Photography - Show us your photos !
« on: Tuesday, 03 April 2018, 07:23 pm »
Just thought I'd pop this up on here...
I've always liked photography and considered myself to have a fairly good eye for a photo.
Back in Dec 2017 I bought myself a Nikon D3400 DSLR and started playing around with it. I recently added a Tamron 70-300 Tele Macro lens to my armoury.
I took about 600 photo's at my daughters recent wedding in the French Alps. I have to say that I was very pleased with the results.

While at the wedding I was talking to one of the guests that had a Canon Powershot SX60-HS. This camera has a huge 65X optical zoom on it. She had taken a few photos of the moon..Hand held only and not with a tripod. The results were amazing, so when I got home from the wedding I found a nearly new one and bought it.
I've only had one chance so far to try a moon shot, but again as it was just hand held I think you'll agree that it came out pretty well for a first attempt!

Any other budding photographers on here?

I've even created my own "Watermark" with Photoshop.
Here's a selection of a few of my shots....
« Last Edit: Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 01:05 pm by VladTepes »
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Re: Photography
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 03 April 2018, 07:25 pm »
bloody good pics. keep at it.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 03 April 2018, 07:27 pm »
Thanks Grog :onya:
I always said Years ago that I'd never go to a digital camera and preferred film...I now wouldn't go back to film even if I had the chance.
Sometimes when I go out with the camera I can take 200-300 photo's. When I get home and view them on the laptop I usually discard 30-40 straight away as they are rubbish. Using film, it would cost a bloody fortune!!
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Re: Photography
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 03 April 2018, 09:27 pm »
That's a cracking picture of the moon considering its a hand held shot!  What was the exposure time?

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Re: Photography
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 03 April 2018, 09:30 pm »
That's a cracking picture of the moon considering its a hand held shot!  What was the exposure time?

God knows...I had it set to "Auto" and just held it. Pressed the shutter button as soon as the auto focus got it crisp :imrgreen:
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Re: Photography
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 04 April 2018, 03:10 am »
I've done a wee bit in photography, couple of wedding too.  My stuff was all in days of film. Still have all the gear but don't use it anymore. I also dabbled in macro shots, as that perspective interested me.    Great shots Froudy, a pleasure to see them here.  Thx
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Re: Photography
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 04 April 2018, 03:21 am »
That's some quality work there buddy
Really love the pic of the moon
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Re: Photography
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 04 April 2018, 03:53 am »
Excellent work Froudy, keep it up 👍

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Re: Photography
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 04 April 2018, 04:25 am »
Appreciate the comments..Thanks guys :onya:

I like the macro perspective too @KiwiCol ..Not difficult either.
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Re: Photography
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 04 April 2018, 08:08 am »
Night photography with starburst filter was another interest too. You do those?  The 'atmosphere' or 'emotion' to the pic can completely change at night. 
What looks ordinary & mundane in daytime can take on a completely different aura at night - especially if those looking at it don't recognise the subject.
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Re: Photography
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 04 April 2018, 04:22 pm »
Apart from the moon photo, I haven't done any other night time shots yet. I just bought a selection of filters including a 6 point starburst...So that'll be one to play with when I get time.
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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, 04 April 2018, 04:26 pm »
I used the 4 point mostly, I found the 6 a little 'overwhelming' myself. Have a crack & see what you think, all fun anyway. Cheers.
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Re: Photography
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, 04 April 2018, 04:31 pm »
Actually I just double checked..Mine is a four point.
The Nikon actually has an option to edit photos and add starburst after taking the shot. Fully adjustable too ..Number and intensity of bursts, and number of points.
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Re: Photography
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, 04 April 2018, 04:39 pm »
Amazing what you can do nowadays.  That 65x optical zoom would never be able to be hand held in the old days.
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Re: Photography
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday, 04 April 2018, 04:45 pm »
It's a bit of a handful on max zoom without a tripod!!
I've got a tripod and IR remote, so next time we get clear skies and a decent moon I'll be giving it a go.
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