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  1. 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...
  2. birdbonkers84

    Some little birds

    1. Male Chaffinch Male Chaffinch by Mark Coull, on Flickr 2. Male Chaffinch by Mark Coull, on Flickr 3. Blue tit Wee blue tit by Mark Coull, on Flickr 4. Wee blue tit by Mark Coull, on Flickr working on my small bird photography at the weekend, pretty pleased with these, hopefully I can...
  3. birdbonkers84

    First time trying bracketing

    1. Sun kissed top by Mark Coull, on Flickr 2. Dunnottar Castle sunset by Mark Coull, on Flickr 3. Dunnottar Castle by Mark Coull, on Flickr 4. Dunnottar Castle by Mark Coull, on Flickr Thought I would give bracketing a try on the fading sunset last night. These hdrs are made up of 5...
  4. birdbonkers84

    Toads, robin and a first for me, northern lapwing

    1. Mating pair of toads by Mark Coull, on Flickr 2. Muir of Dinnet Toad by Mark Coull, on Flickr 3. Muir of Dinnet toad by Mark Coull, on Flickr 4. Robin by Mark Coull, on Flickr 5. Northern Lapwing by Mark Coull, on Flickr 6. Northern Lapwing by Mark Coull, on Flickr Took a trip to...
  5. birdbonkers84

    Northern Fulmar in flight

    1. Northern Fulmar by Mark Coull, on Flickr Took my first trip (Sunday morning) to RSPB Fowlsheugh this year. Not seen this place since last August. Think I am a couple of weeks too early as there were only Fulmars, herring gulls and the odd Greater Black-backed gull. Took heaps of Fulmar...
  6. birdbonkers84

    Mackie FPS VS Grammar 2nd XV

    1. DSC_1108 by Mark Coull, on Flickr 2. DSC_0986 by Mark Coull, on Flickr 3. Forgot to sort the horizon on this one (woops) DSC_0774 by Mark Coull, on Flickr 4. DSC_0712 by Mark Coull, on Flickr 5. DSC_0648 by Mark Coull, on Flickr 6. DSC_0945 by Mark Coull, on Flickr Now that I've...
  7. gossamer

    How to improve group photo with >8 people

    Hi, I was invited to be the photographer for an event involving some dignitaries here in NJ. It took place in a high school auditorium, similar to a movie theater, and with poor lighting. I have a D500 with an SB-700 and a 24-70mm 2.8E ED VR. I'm interested in ideas on how to improve group...
  8. gossamer

    Avoiding shadows with portraits and monolights

    Hi, I have two Flashpoint XPLOR 600s, each with a 36" octobox and a D500 with a 24-70mm and plan on using it to take pictures at an event for a non-profit to be held in a fancy ballroom. I took a few practice shots today with my wife and can't figure out the proper lighting arrangement to avoid...
  9. gossamer

    Combining multiple exposures/images

    Hi, I'm an avid amateur photographer and photoshop enthusiast but not very experienced. I have a D500 and was experimenting with the "Multiple exposures" option in the camera that allows you to combine multiple pictures automatically. I was using this feature in preparation of a photoshoot...
  10. gossamer

    Metering mode facing the sun

    Hi, I have a D500 with a 24-70mm f/2.8 VRII and I have an opportunity to take pictures of a woman doing yoga poses on a pier off the shore of a small lake. I normally use matrix metering, but it's possible I'll be shooting into the sun, so wanted to make sure I chose the proper metering method...
  11. gossamer

    Picture lacks sharpness, critique requested

    Hi, I have a D500 and was trying to take some profile pictures today with my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VRII. I was also using my new Flashpoint XPLOR 600 with a 38" octobox. I have lots of questions, but the main one is that the pictures were not sharp and I don't know why. This one was shot at...
  12. gossamer

    Depth of field calcuations with a D500 and 24-70mm

    Hi, I'm hoping to take a few portrait pictures today with my D500 and the 24-70mm lens. I expect to shoot at either f2.8 or f3.2 and trying to determine where I should stand with respect to where the subject should stand to get the best picture and blur the background (trees/greenery). There is...
  13. gossamer

    Light meter with Flashpoint XPLOR 600 and outdoors

    Hi, I have a D500 with a 24-70mm and just got a Flashpoint XPLOR 600 with an 38" parapop and a Sekonic L-308S-U Flashmate. I was doing some testing with a subject to try and create some basic profile pictures. Is there any expectation to be able to use this combination outdoors, during the day...
  14. gossamer

    Shopping for a monopod for my D500 + 70-200mm

    Hi, I'm interested in the Manfrotto MPMXPROA3US, which is a 3-part monopod for my D500 with a few lenses. Only for photography, no video. Would you recommend a ball head for this, or is it okay without? I have a Manfrotto Q5 magnesium ball head on my tripod and like it a lot. I was thinking of...
  15. gossamer

    Product photography and licensing

    Hi all, I'm an amateur photographer with a D500 and a few nice lenses. I occasionally do photo shoots for money, but this time I'm working on pictures for a wholesale pet products company that involves a much more professional position than previous times. I need help with figuring out a fair...
  16. gossamer

    Using the Sekonic Flashmate L-308S-U

    Hi everyone, I have a D500 and just got a Sekonic Flashmate L-308S-U light meter and having some difficulty figuring out how to use it. The first time I'm going to use it will be in a somewhat dimly lit room where I plan on taking portraits of people on a couch. I expect some ambient natural...
  17. gossamer

    Product photography - review please

    Hi, I have a D500 and a 24-70mm 2.8 and trying to take some product shots of pet toys. I'm not a complete novice, but working with light is where I need the most help, and also haven't done much product photography before. I recently bought a basic two-light CFL reflective umbrella setup along...
  18. gossamer

    Using flash outdoors

    Hi, I have a D500 and was using my 24-70mm 2.8 and my SB700 last night to take profile pictures. I dialed back the flash output, to between -0.7 and -2.3 but some of the pictures looked like the light was too harsh. (I wish I was better at reviewing the pictures in the field, but can't always...
  19. gossamer

    Product photography - suspending camera above the table

    Hi, I'm getting closer to my goal of being able to get involved with product photography and have some questions. I'm attempting some product photography using my D500 with a 24-70mm and need some help. The products I'm shooting are balls and other things that roll, so I believe I need to...
  20. J

    First Post: I would love some constructive criticism

    Hey everyone! I have been messing around with photography for about 2 years now and mostly do automotive photography. My first dslr was a Nikon d5300 and I just recently purchased a D500. I'm loving it so far. I am self taught and have never really got any criticisms from anyone that knows what...
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