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 Post subject: Re: Dscans' D40 Pics
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:41 pm 
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great composition and great pics, ls.
Is that a concentration camp in the middle?


Thanks a lot dscans. Countless others have been ruined because of noise etc, if only I knew how to remove it. The levels etc in photoshop are meaningless to me.

And the photos are of the Dachau concentration camp.

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dscans wrote:
great composition and great pics, ls.
Is that a concentration camp in the middle?


Thanks a lot dscans. Countless others have been ruined because of noise etc, if only I knew how to remove it. The levels etc in photoshop are meaningless to me.

And the photos are of the Dachau concentration camp.


If you want some help trying to repair some of your photos I would have a look at them if you like. :)

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I've been taking photography evening classes, but i'm still in the beginners mode so i've got a lot to learn! But here's some of the pics I thought turned out alright!

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Nice. I really like those.

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greendisease wrote:
last|soldier wrote:
dscans wrote:
great composition and great pics, ls.
Is that a concentration camp in the middle?


Thanks a lot dscans. Countless others have been ruined because of noise etc, if only I knew how to remove it. The levels etc in photoshop are meaningless to me.

And the photos are of the Dachau concentration camp.


If you want some help trying to repair some of your photos I would have a look at them if you like. :)


Thanks a lot for the offer. I've had a brief look around and I managed to repair a little by reading some tutorials etc. Others are not very good photos anyway. Thanks again though.

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The first one is kinda cliche, but still cool and well done.

The second one is the best of the bunch in my opinion. Well done. You're lucky to be in Belgium.

The rest...are...kinda boring. You need to try and do something with a subject in those photos.

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we got a nice snowstorm this weekend. i went out and took 356 photos. i'm not sure i love a single one.

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I took 2990 in Europe and I like 20.

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SmilinSkullRing wrote:
Nice. I really like those.

Thanks!


LittleWing wrote:
The first one is kinda cliche, but still cool and well done.

The second one is the best of the bunch in my opinion. Well done. You're lucky to be in Belgium.

The rest...are...kinda boring. You need to try and do something with a subject in those photos.


And thanks! I appreciate the "criticism"! I still have a lot to learn :)
The second one was taken in Amsterdam actually.. but Belgium's a cool place yeah ;)


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corduroy_blazer wrote:
we got a nice snowstorm this weekend. i went out and took 356 photos. i'm not sure i love a single one.


DONT YOU HATE IT WHEN THIS HAPPENS!!!!!!

The trick is to have discipline and call a spade a spade instead of taking 300 pics and finding one or two that you think are actually good when they're really not.

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I've been told not to shoot just to shoot and then hope that there's a good one amongst them but to be aware what you're taking pictures of. Like know what pic you want and then make sure you use the right settings and all.
Although you can't really do that if you go out and see what you encounter to take pics of. I admit I use the 'take a lot of pics and a few of them should turn out alright' method a lot though.


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Dscans, did you take pics in Ireland or Scotland? A couple look like it!

A couple of my cat:

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f.u.b.a.r. wrote:
I've been told not to shoot just to shoot and then hope that there's a good one amongst them but to be aware what you're taking pictures of. Like know what pic you want and then make sure you use the right settings and all.
Although you can't really do that if you go out and see what you encounter to take pics of. I admit I use the 'take a lot of pics and a few of them should turn out alright' method a lot though.


In general this is true. But it's not particularly true if you're taking pictures of people...which I like to do. Some of my best shots have come from completely random and unexpected moments that lasted for about as long as the exposure settings. It's definitely a good mantra for static images though.

The thing is, is that even if you only take what should be good pictures, you will STILL have days where you get back, load up your pictures, and realize that not one of them is any good.

They say that a good photographer will get 1 out of a hundred. That's it. The rest is marginal garbage.

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 Post subject: Re: Dscans' D40 Pics
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well, i was in a position where it was snowing out pretty hard. i wanted to shoot really badly, because i don't get the chance to shoot in the snow often, but i didn't want to ruin my camera, either, so i had to be a bit quick with shooting. i was dodging in and out from under cover so i could review and play around with the settings, but it was freaking cold out, too. some of them, in hindsight, i think came out better than i first thought when i scrolled through all 356. i'll try to post some and let y'all decide.

but yea, even on my best days, i don't think i get more than a few great shots out of 100, though i think it changes based on what you're shooting, etc. sometimes i get 10 out of 100, sometimes i get 1 out of 100. a lot of it, i think, is luck with your timing and more.

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stuzzo wrote:
Dscans, did you take pics in Ireland or Scotland? A couple look like it!

No, I think the one you're thinking of was in Cape Cod - in Massachusetts. Most of mine are in New England or Virginia.

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It's generally not a good idea to shoot in the snow.

A.) You're exposure's are gonna be long.
B.) You have snow falling.
C.) The combination of and B generally results in white and blurry streaks in the shot.

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LittleWing wrote:
It's generally not a good idea to shoot in the snow.

A.) You're exposure's are gonna be long.
B.) You have snow falling.
C.) The combination of and B generally results in white and blurry streaks in the shot.

all true, but it's kinda fun, and can result in some really cool shots.

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sorry dscans, got your post confused with last soldier's! love the orton effect :thumbsup: , i might have to invest in something thats not a straight point and click

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 Post subject: Re: Dscans' D40 Pics
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LittleWing wrote:
f.u.b.a.r. wrote:
I've been told not to shoot just to shoot and then hope that there's a good one amongst them but to be aware what you're taking pictures of. Like know what pic you want and then make sure you use the right settings and all.
Although you can't really do that if you go out and see what you encounter to take pics of. I admit I use the 'take a lot of pics and a few of them should turn out alright' method a lot though.


In general this is true. But it's not particularly true if you're taking pictures of people...which I like to do. Some of my best shots have come from completely random and unexpected moments that lasted for about as long as the exposure settings. It's definitely a good mantra for static images though.

The thing is, is that even if you only take what should be good pictures, you will STILL have days where you get back, load up your pictures, and realize that not one of them is any good.

They say that a good photographer will get 1 out of a hundred. That's it. The rest is marginal garbage.


True, I like portraits best too, but so far I haven't really made any good ones. You never know what people are going to look like in that 1/60th of a second you take the pic. Although if you actually make a set up or do like studio portraits it might help if you have some sort of idea, but again, I don't have any experience!
Wow 1 out of a hundred, that's not much! Luckily we have digital images now or this would cost a looot of money! :)


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