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glenwilson

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Was going to do 5 photos but was having trouble narrowing it down.

Just add your favourite 10 (or less or more) photos. Don't have to be perfect, just the ones you have taken and really like or are proud of for any reason. No critical comments.

Update: This isn't a dick waving contest, it is really just photos that you like for any reason. Any camera, any subject, just images you like.
 
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glenwilson

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Mine. Update: Some have been edited, some are out of the camera, some are iPhone pics.
 

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so here some of my favorite pictures :giggle:
 

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It is a chipmunk. I think this was taken in Oregon 2010. 1/320, F4 ISO200 with Pentax K100D and 200mm lens. From memory I think it was evening and they were in sunlight still but the background was dark so just adjusted the exposure to darken the background a touch. I need to check but I don't think there was much done in Photoshop.

I love the other photos. I have read loads of books on composition, colour, proportions and the "rules" that go with them. Most of those above break the rules in some way yet I would enjoy having any of them hanging on a wall. If everyone followed the rules it would be really boring (though in BF you must follow the rules 😁).
 
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I find that once you go over 200mm you really need a mono or tripod. With most modern cameras you can whack up the ISO so the shutter speed can be set fast too. That will give you a sharp photo but I start to get noise apearing. Certainly if you go for the top of range Nikon/Canons then they cope with dark and high ISO so much better.

Decent lenses have a lot more glass and the weight starts going up. My 70-200 2.8 plus camera body is about 3kg and is quite hard to get sharp photos hand-held. Often use a bean bag as a support. I got a budget 70-300 that is light and easier to hold and still get some decent photos. My 500mm Tamron mirror lens is nice and compact and can also be used with the 2x teleconverter for the 70-200. So with that you get a lightweight 1000mm (about 1200 with the sensor factor). Depth of field with the converter is about 2mm 😁


The golden rule/ratio is probably the only one I conciously bother with as it is relatively easy to apply. Quite a few of the photos above break that by having the horizon in the middle of the frame yet look fantastic still. Other rules on colour temp and contrast I feel never add to the photos I take and just end up complicating things.

People are the hardest to take and I avoid if possible. Had to do 400 corporate head shots a while back. In theory not that hard to do, couple of flash units with reflectors for consistent light. Trouble with people is that they have big ears, long noses, etc and you have to avoid emphasising features but you only have a few minutes per person to get a decent shot, plus keep track of who is who and so on. Getting them to pose at the right angle and smile (or at least look less miserable than they normally do) because 90% think it is a waste of time is a big challenge. Scenery and objects don't moan all the time!
 
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Equipment built up over a long time. Needed some lenses for the car work I use to do. So was a business expense. Most of the time now I use the 18-50 or a longer lens for wildlife stuff like birds. When taking pictures of birds, you can tell when they are about to fly because they normally have a poo. Must make them lighter? :D

Don't worry about your English - it is very good unlike some of us Uk folk :D
 
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Just want to post one (already posted in another thread) that I took with my iPhone 8. A photo taken the same day (and not as good as mine 😄) won ”pic of the month” in our local newspaper:

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Damn though, that's actually a very nice picture you got there 🤌
And with a black and white filter it's like a cherry on a cake lol
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