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  1. RichardS

    RichardS TPF Noob!

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    Hi all, I am new to this site & a newbie to "real" photography.

    I used to use a Zenit-EM 35mm SLR camera that I really liked using. With the digital camera revolution my trusty old Zenit was never used again.

    I have been through a few different cameras upto my latest one which is a Samsung Digimax A7. Ok, its not an SLR but it was within my budget for a camera.

    I have attached a few of my best images, I very nearly didn`t bother posting them when I saw most of the other pictures on this site, but here they are anyway....




    [1] - I thought I would try an angled shot on this MK1 Escort.
    I think the picture would have been better if I had lowered the camera
    closer to the ground as if I were looking up to the car. ?


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    [2] - A picture of my daughter, A nice shot I think but a little dark in places and Maybe too much zoom on this one ?


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    [3] - Ok, It`s a bee and its blured but when I hit the trigger, it had moved. But I still like it :)

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    [4] - This was just a quick snap of a spider that was on my wall, nothing special. I was actually testing how good a close up picture I could get with my camera.

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    Please comment, advise etc...
     
  2. SteveEllis

    SteveEllis TPF Noob!

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    Aww Dude, Mk1 Escorts :D They are the business, I love them!

    Welcome :) Where are you from?
     
  3. RichardS

    RichardS TPF Noob!

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    Milton Keynes :)
     
  4. (Ghastly) Krueger

    (Ghastly) Krueger TPF Noob!

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    That escort looks sweet...
    I see your point about getting a bit lower, but I'm afraid you'd lose some details from the interior...
    And is that a mag on the hood? You should 've moved it before the shot.

    About yourdaughter's pic, you may want to crop a bit of the image... the feet of the people in the back and the leg on the left.
    I think your feeling about the light comes from the angle... you have a brighter light on the back.
    Anyway, a nice shot.

    The shot of the bee is nice!
     
  5. hot shot

    hot shot TPF Noob!

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    your right about needing to get lower with the mk1 there are 2 main ways to photograph cars 1 very low or 2 high. the rest would look better if you used a shoter depth of feild to blur the background. also the last one see on the background and how you loose some of te texture this is because the image is over exposed and burnt out. Hope this helps

    Remember weve all started at some point. so keep shooting and keep posting and well help you all we can cute daughter btw
     
  6. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hiya Richard, and welcome to ThePhotoForum!
    If you want to learn some more about photography, this is your place to be, and if you are still free on September 2 and/or 3, rush into London for our TPF Meet-Up there (details will be published on time in this_thread, or a new one, if need be).

    I agree with the creative cropping ideas on the pic of your daughter and then you will immediately find that the light balance is more to her advantage. She's a real cutie and I hope she'll pose for you more often.

    I am absolutely no expert on car pics, so I leave comments on that one to those who know their business of car photography.

    But you did nicely on that spider. :D
     
  7. RichardS

    RichardS TPF Noob!

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    Hot shot, I dont think this is possible with my auto focus camera :(

    I have edited the feet.legs out of the photo. I thought I would also try the picture in B&W and I like the results....what do you think ?


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    after spending ages on here last night looking (drooling) at all the fantastic photos, I had a little experiment of my own.....

    So simple but effective.

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    One last picture, looking up into a tree in my back garden with the sun just about to break through from behind the trunk..



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    I hope you like them, & thank you for the kind words towards my daughter :)
     

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