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Re: Photography thread

Postby YoungCanoeist » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:22 pm

great idea for a thread, iffe. you've got some great stuff.

this pic of mine won an award, it's pretty neat:
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the moon, one of my best imo:
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Re: Photography thread

Postby iffe » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:53 pm

teck wrote:Sorry if this isn't the right place for this.

does anyone do film making? recently i've had the urge to shoot something really scrappy - two or three iphones. one interior shot. some simple short sketch or something.


Cinematography is just a lot of photography in very quick sequence, I say it's welcome in this thread. (smiling)
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Re: Photography thread

Postby iffe » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:46 pm

Some medium format camera porn!

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Ended up not taking that photo, but this and this are from the same shoot.
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Re: Photography thread

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Re: Photography thread

Postby schiaparelli » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:22 am

got a new phone recently so have been instagramming it up. (r.i.p. previous schiaphone, you were dearly loved.) deeply excited by the possibility of a camera i will legitimately want to carry around with me everywhere. these are photos taken at my university

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Re: Photography thread

Postby teck » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:40 am

im thinking of getting a Canon 6D, but ive been reading more about rangefinders and how good they can be for street/journalism photography. can anyone explain rangefinders to me and the pros/cons? didn't get a lot out of the wiki article
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Re: Photography thread

Postby bels » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:26 pm

Pros:
Lightweight, do well with wide angle lenses, coloured filters don't obscure stuff, can see outside the framelines

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Low amount of automation, do badly with tele lenses, "expensive"

tbh the difference between a canon 6D (assuming this is a high end dslr?) and a rangefinder (assuming film?) is huge so it's a difficult comparison. Like comparing an SUV to a sports car.

If you want to test drive a film rangefinder I can recc you a bunch that you can get for about $100 on ebay and are stonking as long as you can deal w/some caveats. I am the undisputed heavyweight champion of cheap rangefinders.
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Re: Photography thread

Postby bels » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:32 pm

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Re: Photography thread

Postby teck » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:32 pm

bela, thanks. yea could you point me in the right direction.

im even confused as to what a rangefinder camera IS. like, why even have a rangefinder? it's better for fast focusing or something?
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Re: Photography thread

Postby bels » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:59 pm

debatable better for fast focusing.

The main thing is that because you don't have a mirror on the shutter you can have the rear lens elements back way closer to the film. This makes it easier to design wide angle lenses and small bodies.

If you don't want to spend too much money get a yashica 35 GTN or GTS. They're cheap as chips but a little bulky. To be honest I don't think you need to go that cheap. For you Teck I'd recommend a Yashica 35 GTX. It's the rolls royce of compact 35mm cameras from the 60s. I've been shooting with a 35 GTX for years and I'm on my second one since the last one got smashed.

If you want an alternative you could get a Canonet QL17 but I find them a bit fiddly. Same for the olympus compact RFs. The cool thing about the Yashicas is that the only mode they have is aperture priority and that's the most useful mode 99% of the time.

Go on eBay and search for a listing that says stuff like "seals have been replaced" and "I recently ran a film through this so it's working" if you want a hassle free experience. You'll probably need to bung some wire wool or foil into the battery compartment because they don't make the original batteries any more but don't let that stress you because it's super easy and the modern replacement batteries are just standard SR44s.

Feel free to msg me for a specific auction yay/nay
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Re: Photography thread

Postby midvh » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:34 pm

Decided to edit a couple of photos from my trip to Laos last year

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Re: Photography thread

Postby hunnish » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:55 pm

Not my own stuff, but I thought this was nice.

http://pavels.cz/blog/fujifilm-xe-2-and ... -life-test

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Re: Photography thread

Postby bueno » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:42 pm

Nothing special but i quite like these from the past few months. Last three taken in Thailand on holiday. Simple set up, just a crop sensor nikon & 50mm.
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Re: Photography thread

Postby schiaparelli » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:24 am

i took this photo recently on an outing with sunblam. it is cheery and reflective, kind of like me (i think)

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Re: Photography thread

Postby Dobwin » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:34 pm

I've been really meaning to get back into photography. I do video for work, and that's been pretty much satiating my desire for photography, but it's not the same. I'll try to get out this weekend and take some stuff to post here.


teck wrote:im thinking of getting a Canon 6D, but ive been reading more about rangefinders and how good they can be for street/journalism photography. can anyone explain rangefinders to me and the pros/cons? didn't get a lot out of the wiki article


I've played with the 6D, it's a solid full-frame DSLR, but if you've never used a DSLR, I would recommend a 60D. It's an APS-C (1.6x crop) but it's a great body and about $1000 cheaper.

As for a rangefinder, they're interesting beasts. Totally different ballgame than a DSLR. I love them for street photography because you can see outside the frame to see what's about to walk in shot. On top of that, it's smaller and more discrete, a lot of people will think you're a tourist and not bother you when you take pictures of them (unlike with a DSLR).

I would not recommend one for journalism (at least not as a primary body) just because they can be a bit tricky at times, and they're not a fast burst. Bad things when you have to get a shot to get paid.
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Re: Photography thread

Postby FeministFatal » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:40 pm

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I'm pretty sure this is the wrong place to post this but I can't find a better thread. I don't really know anything about photography but I really enjoy styling my friends and photographing them editorial-style. Pretty shitty camera. I really liked this shot; I thought she looked kinda wild and sexy which was gratifying because she's super shy. Your guys' pictures are really great by the way. Let me know if there is a thread for this sort of thing!
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Re: Photography thread

Postby tomsfood » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:46 pm

Where do I get into/learn more about photography? I've been wanting to start taking pictures and stuff, but I really have no idea where to start. My parents have a fairly decent (I think?) camera, so I'd like to take advantage of that before I move out.
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Re: Photography thread

Postby bueno » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:53 am

3hu1 wrote:Where do I get into/learn more about photography? I've been wanting to start taking pictures and stuff, but I really have no idea where to start. My parents have a fairly decent (I think?) camera, so I'd like to take advantage of that before I move out.


i think you should just take loads of pictures then learn through trial and error. maybe buy some magazines or something like that to give you some flintstone.
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Re: Photography thread

Postby eli7 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:52 pm

here are a some of mine from travels
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Re: Photography thread

Postby tttigre » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:22 pm

teck wrote:Sorry if this isn't the right place for this.

does anyone do film making? recently i've had the urge to shoot something really scrappy - two or three iphones. one interior shot. some simple short sketch or something.


Very late, but I do filmmaking. Have been doing it for many years (probably 6? that's many if you're only 20) and am now in school for it. A great way to force yourself to be organized, have discipline, and learn to get people to give you what you want.
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Re: Photography thread

Postby teck » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:09 pm

tttgre

thats cool. ive only started dabbling. most of my experience comes from reading wikipedia articles about jump cuts. any resources/guides would be helpful.
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Re: Photography thread

Postby rublev » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:48 pm

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sorry i just feel like i post a lot of pictures on here i hope you're not sick of me yet. These were all taken with a trip 35 or XA2.
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Re: Photography thread

Postby hooplah » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:06 pm

these days i pretty much only take pictures with my phone for instagram but i enjoy it

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Re: Photography thread

Postby kyung » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:42 pm

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i went for a walk today after class, very relaxing

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Re: Photography thread

Postby whinefields » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:24 am

tttigre wrote:
Very late, but I do filmmaking. Have been doing it for many years (probably 6? that's many if you're only 20) and am now in school for it. A great way to force yourself to be organized, have discipline, and learn to get people to give you what you want.


Where are you in school for filmmaking? I've heard so many things from so many people, I'm always curious to find out one's own experience.
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Re: Photography thread

Postby AmericanPie » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:18 pm

Some photos I took while visiting family around Christmas. Some of these are going to be in a small gallery show I have next week, which is pretty cool too.

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Re: Photography thread

Postby sick boy » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:55 pm

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She used the painting as part of a general arts portfolio, I used the portrait as part of my portfolio. Win win.
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Re: Photography thread

Postby bels » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:39 am

Got the film back from a trip to the botanical gardens ages ago. I thought I was shooting negative but it turned out it was E6 so glad some of the shots came out. Insanely expensive to shoot though. 12 shots per roll and the roll cost about £35 all in. Doubt I'll shoot it again in a hurry. Colours are unfuckwithable though. It's all straight out of the camera.

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Re: Photography thread

Postby YoungCanoeist » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:48 pm

A Miksang/contemplative shot from a lil while ago.

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It's true, the process really is better than the result.

Being there. Showing up.
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Re: Photography thread

Postby YoungCanoeist » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:40 pm

thanks germ~!
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