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  1. ryanwaff

    Seeking your thoughts (C&C)

    Hello! Been a long time since I've posted here. Been slowly moving into shooting more portraits in the interim and am looking to get your thoughts on two of my most recent images. C&C is greatly appreciated! :) 1) 2) My thoughts: 1) While I like the lighting, I'm not too keen on the...
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    Things got very wet!

    Two or so weeks ago, the temperature was well into the 30's (Celsius) so my sister and I thought what better way than to cool off than to take some photos while swimming: This is one of the best photos from the session. I would have liked to have had the flash directly behind her, however, I...
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    Backyard excursions

    A couple of days ago, I was wondering around my garden when I happened upon this Spotted Thick-Knee, who I posted a photo about last year. They vanished for a long time, but appear to have returned now. Please C&C as you see fit :D
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    Mountain Landscapes C&C

    This past weekend, my Dad and myself went to the Drakensberg mountains to climb the chain ladder to get ontop of the amphitheater. It was a really misty day with the clouds surrounding us for most of the day. Which did make for some very beautiful shots. Below are two of my favorites from the...
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    Dabbling in light painting

    Just decided I'd give it a go seeing that I have never done it :D I do realise that there is still quite a strong shadow underneath the frog, but I think it gives the image a bit of depth... What do you guys think? and ways I could improve this? *Edit: thumbnail looks quite desaturated, but...
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    Just some birds... C&C welcome

    Here is a round up of some of my favourite bird shots. (slightly Image heavy with 7 images) C&C welcome, looking especially at editing and composition. 1.2.3. 4.5.6.
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    Defining your style - Good or bad?

    Recently I have been looking at alot of photographers work mainly on 500px and have been trying to work out their 'style'. And with some of them, their 'style' of editing and shooting is quite obvious and you can see that they have selected what they like to shoot and how they like to edit...
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    Water Drops - C&C

    Hi all, So over the past few days its been blisteringly hot outside, so I decided to stay inside, in the cool, and do some water drop photography. C&C is always welcome 1. This was taken on a different shoot to the other two. 2. This shot and the next one were taken with two speedlights as...
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    Hornbills. Hornbills everywhere

    Just a couple of photos from a recent trip into Botswana and Zim. Please C&C 1: 2: 3: 4: All four images were taken using the Nikon D90 and 55-200mm VR lens.
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    Fractalius and photoshop - A wonderful mix

    I discovered a program called fractalius a while ago, and using it and photoshop I was able to create these: Which one do you prefer? :) This was one of my more recent attempts. This was one of the very first attempts I did.
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    Photos with Extension tubes C&C + Advice.

    Hi every one, these are some of my more recent shots, and I was hoping to please get some C&C on them regarding focusing, post processing, composition, colours and exposure. All of these were taken with a Nikon D90, and either the 55-200mm Kit lens or 50mm f1.8D. No tripod used on any of them...
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    Life can be beautiful with its surprises

    So today, for want of a better thing to do instead of homework, I took my nifty 50 on my d90 with the aim of taking some macro's in the garden... What with spring just beginning, this was a bit hopeful of me. However, just as I was about to give up, I heard this sort of warning call from...
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    Optimal D90 Settings

    Hello everyone :) Its been a while since ive posted, so please forgive any errors. I Recently (last 2-3 months) received the Nikon D90 with the Nikon DX 15-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED and Nikon 55-200mm 1:4-5.6G ED VR lenses. The lenses are besides the point, but i have been experimenting taking...
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    High Speed water balloon photography

    Hey everybody, I have recently just stumbled upon the wonderful world of high speed water balloon photgraphy. I am planning to try this technique out over this weekend. I have done quite a substantial bit of reading up on the topic, and i was just wondering if anyone here jas tried this...