Looking at photos on TPF makes me want to cry because...

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  1. Aurora

    Aurora TPF Noob!

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    Looking at photos on TPF makes me want to cry because... they are all so wonderful and I have to wait a couple months to get a DSLR camera! The photos on here are so inspiring and I am about to burst because I have all this creative energy in me and I don't have a camera that is capable of taking good quality shots.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hint hint...

    It's not the camera...it's the photographer.
     
  3. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well, it is both of them, a good photographer without a camera will not produce anything ;)
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    oh by the way, I sometimes almost cry when I look at some of my shots... since I can see that they went wrong and it is not the camera's fault ;)
     
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    elsaspet TPF Noob!

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    The camera is only a part of it.
    The knowledge you can get from networking with folks here is the biggest part.
    I can't wait to see the new photos you are going to take!
     
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    Buszaj TPF Noob!

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    I'm in the same position as you Aurora, I'm getting an SLR soon, and these pictures are amazing, but you can really learn A LOT from here, I know I have.
     
  7. Aurora

    Aurora TPF Noob!

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    Oh, I know it's the photographer. But just like a painter, without certain paint, you sometimes can't achieve the effect you are going for.
     
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    zendianah TPF Noob!

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    I like to blame it on my camera..,.. OH wait.. I just did a lens sharpness test and found out the problem is me not my camera.. DARNNNIT .. Now I cant blame my lens.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I like to think of it this way...

    It takes the camera to snap a picture.....

    It takes a photographer to create a photo.....
     
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    Joxby TPF Noob!

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    Don't put yourself under too much pressure, doesn't matter what gear you've got, it takes a bit of time to get rolling.
    I though my first dslr was crap, my photos were no better than the pas ones I took before I bought it.
    I persevered, cos heck we spend some money, and after a while I realised it was me that was crap..:lmao:

    I mean, be confident but be prepared to fail....a lot....then you wont just wang it over your shoulder in a fit....like I did....do

    Ya need time/practice to....grow into it/stuff
     
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    just constantly push your current gear to its utmost limit.....

    whatever gear it is... Then you learn ...
     
  12. Aurora

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    When I say "good quality", what I mean is technical stuff that really does have to do with the camera... like pixels, shutter speed... that kind of stuff. I am confident with my photos, but not with the poor quality of the camera they were taken with. I'd like to be able to take a picture with amazing detail and focus, but my current camera just cannot do that. I'd like to be able to take a picture of the moon that actually shows some detail of the surface and not just a tiny white ball in a pitch black sky, etc.
     

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