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    Buying a used Nikon D500

    Hello everyone, I found a used D500 for 580 dollars. The seller lives in the same city as me, and claims the camera is fully functional. It has a shutter count of 371000. Normally I would not be able to afford such top of the line camera for a long while, but this seems like a good...
  2. gossamer

    Lighting and photo criticism request

    Hi, I have an opportunity to take this picture over again on Saturday. What can I do differently to improve it? It's not really an environment for bringing my Forcepoint XPLOR 600s. I do have an SB700 and a YONGNUO YN560 flash I could use. I was thinking more light on her face would improve the...
  3. gossamer

    Profile pictures in low light

    My first attempt at this post failed to get posted properly for some reason (despite "draft saved"). I have a D500 with a 14-24mm f/2.8 and an SB-700 in TTL mode and trying to figure out the best way to navigate environments with very low light. This picture was taken in manual at f/4 ISO 1250...
  4. gossamer

    Calculating shutter in low light to avoid motion blur

    Hi everyone, there are two problems with this picture. The first is that, somehow in the process of changing from my 24-70mm to my 70-200mm VR2 lens on my D500, the Qual button was pushed and the shutter speed dial rotated, changing my RAW+Fine to NORMAL I was nearly entirely through the shoot...
  5. gossamer

    Strip light for key light for profile pictures

    Hi, I have a D500 with a 24-70mm and I'm trying to set up an environment for taking profile pictures / headshots for a few friends. I also have two Flashpoint XPLOR 600s with two Glow 36" octoboxes and an SB700 flash for lighting the background. I purchased the Fovitec 14x62 strip softbox with...
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    Nikon DX upgrade? Body? Lenses

    I have the chance to upgrade some of my camera gear. I do a little bit of everything, We travel a lot so I like to do a lot of nature/landscape/wildlife/flowers stuff. I do some sports action stuff and of course the standard people portrait shoots. I am looking for honest opinions on a new...
  7. birdbonkers84

    Scottish Castle long exposure

    1. Dunnottar Castle early morning by Mark Coull, on Flickr This morning my alarm went off at 03:30am for heading up to Dunnottar Castle for a sunrise (05:15) attempt with a friend. Unfortunately the weather apps lied as it was raining and the sun would be smothered in a thick wall of cloud. So...
  8. birdbonkers84

    Puffin in morning light

    1. Fowlsheugh Puffin by Mark Coull, on Flickr 2. Seated Puffn by Mark Coull, on Flickr 3. Puffin amongst the grass by Mark Coull, on Flickr 4. Puffin in the morning sunshine by Mark Coull, on Flickr 5. RSPB Fowlsheugh Puffin by Mark Coull, on Flickr Last Saturday morning I visited my...
  9. birdbonkers84

    Weekend of Seabirds

    1. Northern Gannet by Mark Coull, on Flickr 2. Razorbill by Mark Coull, on Flickr 3. RSPB Fowlsheugh Puffin 1.1 by Mark Coull, on Flickr 4. Guillemot by Mark Coull, on Flickr 5. Northern Gannet by Mark Coull, on Flickr 6. Common Guillemot by Mark Coull, on Flickr 7. The double stare...
  10. birdbonkers84

    Struck puffin gold

    1. RSPB Fowlsheugh Puffin 1.2 by Mark Coull, on Flickr This is my 2nd year visiting RSPB Fowlsheugh in trying to get that well lit puffin shot, well after many attempts it finally happened on Sunday afternoon! A puffin appeared on the slope below bathed in the glorious sunshine. Roughly 2-3...
  11. birdbonkers84

    RSPB Fowlsheugh, June Visit

    1. Life on the edge life on the edge by Mark Coull, on Flickr 2. Common Guillemot Guillemot by Mark Coull, on Flickr 3. Razorbill speeeeeed Razorbill speeeeeeed by Mark Coull, on Flickr 4. Free falling into next week Free falling into next week (Explored 07/06/2018) by Mark Coull, on...
  12. birdbonkers84

    Some small birds from this morning

    1. Robin Robin by Mark Coull, on Flickr 2. Yellowhammer Yellowhammer by Mark Coull, on Flickr 3. Starling Starling by Mark Coull, on Flickr 4. Juvenile Starling Juvenile Starling by Mark Coull, on Flickr 5. Great tit Great tit having a feed by Mark Coull, on Flickr 6. Male Black Bird...
  13. birdbonkers84

    u18 Rugby Sevens

    On Saturday got invited up to photograph the U18s sevens tournament. Gorgeous day, was the only one in the shade, sun was at my back...Sometimes forget my lens is a f/4. Need to try it out at that aperture next time. Settings 1/1250 f/5.6 Auto ISO 1. DSC_7329 by Mark Coull, on Flickr 2...
  14. birdbonkers84

    Isle of May Trip, Scotland

    1. Puffin in flight by Mark Coull, on Flickr 2. Isle of May Puffin by Mark Coull, on Flickr 3. Isle of May Puffin by Mark Coull, on Flickr 4. Couple of bickering Arctic Terns by Mark Coull, on Flickr 5. Shag by Mark Coull, on Flickr 6. Puffin in flight by Mark Coull, on Flickr 7...
  15. birdbonkers84

    St. Andrews Cathedral

    1. St Andrews Cathedral by Mark Coull, on Flickr St Andrews Cathedral is a ruined Roman Catholic cathedral in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. It was built in 1158 and became the centre of the Medieval Catholic Church in Scotland. I visited this place at the weekend.
  16. birdbonkers84

    Puffin in flight

    1. Puffin in flight by Mark Coull, on Flickr Took at trip to the Isle of May on Saturday and was blown away by how awesome the place was, I could of easily spent the whole day there and If I had the time the whole week! So much to see and explore and the Warden and his team do a fantastic job...
  17. birdbonkers84

    Mackie FPS VS Deeside RFC

    1. DSC_4780 by Mark Coull, on Flickr 2. DSC_4455 by Mark Coull, on Flickr 3. DSC_4899 by Mark Coull, on Flickr 4. DSC_5075 by Mark Coull, on Flickr 5. DSC_4749 by Mark Coull, on Flickr 6. DSC_4674 by Mark Coull, on Flickr 7. DSC_4525 by Mark Coull, on Flickr Managed to get along to...
  18. birdbonkers84

    Scottish Harbour sunrise

    1. P1 Sunrise at Stonehaven harbour P1 by Mark Coull, on Flickr 2. P2 Stonehaven harbour at sunrise P2 by Mark Coull, on Flickr 3. P3 Stonehaven early morning P3 by Mark Coull, on Flickr Finally managed to drag my sleepy self out of the house at 04:30 am to head to my harbour for sunrise...
  19. birdbonkers84

    RSPB Fowlsheugh, Scotland

    1. Fulmar portrait by Mark Coull, on Flickr 2. Northern Fulmar in flight by Mark Coull, on Flickr 3. Puffin by Mark Coull, on Flickr 4. Little Razorbill by Mark Coull, on Flickr 5. Northern Fulmar by Mark Coull, on Flickr 6. Poser by Mark Coull, on Flickr Some images from my recent...
  20. birdbonkers84

    Couple of Sunsets

    1. Sunset over Seaton, Aberdeen by Mark Coull, on Flickr 2. Sunset over Stonehaven by Mark Coull, on Flickr Trying out bracketing with a sunset at two different locations, I think no.1 is my favourite of the two purely because I've caught those shadows that the tower blocks are casting...
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