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  1. britonk

    Online photography course

    Has anyone ever tried any of these online photography courses? I am considering one to take my photography to the next level. I've been doing this for about 15 years now. 10 of these are with an SLR, about 4 of which are with DSLR. I already have a very good understanding of exposure and most...
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    Vintage Cosina CT 4 film SLR with 3 lenses and more.

    My grandma has asked me to try and sell my uncles old SLR for her. I thought of putting it on EBay but then thought I would see if anyone here is interested first. It seems in good condition and comes with loads of extras all bundled in a nice hard case. The lenses seem to be Pentax fit, I am...
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    Should I change my lens?

    Hi, long time since I posted on here. Hope someone can offer some advice. I have two lenses for my Nikon D80. A Sigma 17-70mm (f2.8-4.5) and a Tamron 70-300mm f4 - 5.6. For a while now I have noticed that photos taken with the Sigma don't seem to have as much colour as those with the Tamron...
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    To upgrade or not to upgrade....?

    Hi, Not been on here in a while. I am looking for a little advice. I have a Nikon D50 and love it to bits. Unfortunately I was a little disappointed the other day after taking some shots of my extended family I wanted to crop a picture and have it printed quite large but couldn't because the...
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    Traffic at night long exposure advice.

    I live near to a large road, far enough away so it doesn't keep me awake :) There is a pedestrian bridge that goes over the road and provides an interesting view. I think it might look good at night with a long exposure to capture moving traffic. I have never really done this before and...
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    Monitor calibration?

    Hi all, I have seen references to having monitors "calibrated properly" to view photos exactly as they were intended (and how they would come out in print). I have tried calibrating my monitor using two methods. One being the Nvidia calibration wizard that comes with my graphics card and the...
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    Squirrel

    Can I have some feedback on this? I want to improve my photography, what could I have done better? I tried playing with post-production a little but nothing made it look better so in the end I just cropped it - other than that it's the naked shot. Thoughts? Many thanks...
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    D50 viewfinder problem

    I have a Nikon D50 and I have recently noticed very slight black dots in the viewfinder. At first I thought this was dirt on the lens so I gave it a clean (carefully) and they were still there. At this point I tried cleaning the camera end of the lens, the reflex mirror and the actual eyepiece...
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    White balance

    Hi, I did the official photography for my sisters wedding yesterday. I chose to shoot JPG fine rather than raw vecause I have some other issues with shooting raw which I won't go into here... I chose to shoot with white balance bracketing on (+/- 3) and am having trouble deciding which of...
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    Histograms

    Can anyone explain to me why the histogram displayed on my D50 just after taking a shot is completely different to that displayed in Photoshop? I have been learning how to use the histogram to ensure shots are exposed properly (to ensure there are no under-exposed low-lights or overexposed...
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    Which lens? Help please?

    Hi, I am looking to replace the kit lens that came with my Nikon D50. I am looking for something with a little more zoom, larger max aperture and preferably a macro ability. I was petty much decided on the first of these few but I read one review which was a little damming and some of the...
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    Photoshop CS2 book for begginners..?

    Hi, Does anyone know of a good book to learn Photoshop CS2 from? I have used paintshop pro in the past so I have a basic knowledge of graphics packages but I need more info on how to work with layers in photoshop etc.. I looked at the "dummies guide" on amazon as these are usually quite good...
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    How much does equipment count?

    I know this question has been asked before and thrashed out a million times in this and other forums but I am interested to know that if I had the skill of a pro photographer (and that's a big if) would I be able to take truly great shots with a modest camera (Nikon D50) and more importantly (as...
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    Site help

    This may be me being dumb :er: but I keep seeing in the forum people referring to galleries by category (i.e. landscape, weddings..). I can't seem to find these all I can find is the user individual galleries? Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks guys...
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    First pic

    Hi - this is the first pic I have posted on here - it wasn'ttaken with my new cam it was taken with a Panasonic FZ7. Any comments appreciated...
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    Lens cleaning

    Hi, Can anyone give me any advice on cleaning my lens? I have noticed some small particles on there which I have tried to remove by facing the lens towards the floor and blowing on it but they appear more stuck then that. I am reluctant to touch the lens with anything as I don't know what I...
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    Imaging software

    Hi all, Is Photoshop the best imaging software? Are there any other major contenders? Cheers,
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    Ideas for things to photograph?

    Hi, I have been into cameras and photography for years but have only recently brought a DSLR. I want to get more into photography and whilst I have plenty of opportunity to take pics on holiday I am stuck for inspiration when at home. Does anyone have any good simple ideas of things I could...
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