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January 27, 2013 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #607982
I want to start a thread where people who are avid amateur/semi-pro photographers can discuss ideas and schmooze about how they like to shoot, their gear etc. I’d like it not to be about the newest canon powershot you just got for sem, but more for people who know and understand taking pictures. The point of this thread is to ask questions and get new ideas, and being able to avoid using other sites. Is anyone with me, or am I the only photo nerd here.January 27, 2013 9:39 pm at 9:39 pm #970709YentaParticipant
I have a Cannon 60D with some cool lenses.January 27, 2013 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm #970710MorahRachMember
Great idea! I am trying to go from amateur to (pro) status but I know that it doesn’t happen over night. The timing of this thread is funny, because photography is all that I have been talking about for the past week.
What would you all say are the best cameras or lenses for taking newborn portraits?January 27, 2013 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm #970711
i guess a full frame cameras with any lense with a wide aperture would be best for any portrait, but those tend to be the really pro (read:expensive) cameras. its nice to see that other people are into this. i mostly like to do outdoors/scenery stuff. im not that into real portrait photography, though ill shoot people casually.January 27, 2013 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm #970712MorahRachMember
Thanks, yeah everything I have been looking at is very far out of my price range. If I could I would invest in this because I see a career in it but I can’t right now. I love shooting outdoors, I find that even with the cheaper end cameras, photos still come out beautifully with the natural light.January 28, 2013 7:42 am at 7:42 am #970713
well, i guess its just us 2. where did yenta go?January 28, 2013 11:33 am at 11:33 am #970714NechomahParticipant
Toi – Please be serious if you’re going to shoot people, I don’t think they’ll be too happy if they realize they were just in the line of fire, LOL!! JK, it was funny how you worded it.
I love photography and used to take tons of pics of my kids and any place I went. My son seems to be interested in it, but at this stage he’s still young and I don’t want to get him involved in anything too serious while he’s got his learning to focus on, but maybe when he’s a little older.
Interesting to hear what products you can get that do not cost a fortune but are a step above the casual photographer.January 28, 2013 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm #970715just my hapenceParticipant
I have an old fuji S5700 bridge which I use far too much for my wife’s patience. If I could a decent kit I would, probably a 5D mkIII. But I can’t, so no dice.
What subjects do the olam prefer shooting? Personally, it’s wildlife – trips to the zoo with me can be quite stressful for everyone else…January 28, 2013 5:05 pm at 5:05 pm #970716
i like nature- my favorite pics to shoot are macro flower shots. In general i love close-ups and macros best. I use a camera one up of point-n-shoot but not a dslr- i cant afford anything more for a side hobby. I take too many pics for my family’s patience. On a 3 hr trip to the zoo, i’ll come home with close to 300 shots, tho not many great ones. I know, i’m one of those who just shoot n shoot instead of calculating how to perfect it-requires less brain work! But i’m working on learning how to take better shots.January 28, 2013 6:06 pm at 6:06 pm #970717Ananas12Member
you can take beautiful pictures with a non so expensive camera , you have to be creative.January 28, 2013 6:39 pm at 6:39 pm #970718
saysme- theres a famous photographer who only allowed himself one photo a day to make sure he learned how to perfect his technique. i think the idea isnt about pric, its about what the camera is made for and specializes in. for example, your newest point and shot with all the bells and whistles doesnt come close to a 6-10 year old dslr.January 28, 2013 8:08 pm at 8:08 pm #970719
true true, and yet that dslr is still more expensive! I have a panasonic lumix. It’s major con is the very narrow aperture range. Especially for macro i can use a wide aperture. When i’m alone, i’ll take the time to set the camera better, but with family, i just bracket n rush. I’m taking a photog course so hope to improve my knowledge of working within the limits of my camera. But i still do take too many shots a day!January 28, 2013 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm #970720
says me- umm i got a nikon d50 for 250, then payed 200 shek for two more lenses (old and manual everything, but that really teaches you what youre doing). at the time i was looking into the lumix lx5, but it was nearly 200 dollars more and no comparison. my point and shoot, before i got into it, was an old lumix from 4 or 5 years ago. great camera.January 29, 2013 8:01 pm at 8:01 pm #970721
well, i guess we’ll be sayin boruch dayan emes to this thread. i was hoping it would take off, but i guess it was not to be.January 29, 2013 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm #970722
sorry, i’m in my 4 hour photo class! 🙂 i’ve gotta find it, there’s a photo site i visit where i’ve noticed a lot of jewish-sounding posters and contributers, like boruch, shmuel, etc. I’ll try to find and post (if allowed)January 30, 2013 5:36 pm at 5:36 pm #970723
says- so far, any site ive found that appeare to be kosher wasproven otherwise, unfortunately, and for obvious reasons. i was depending on there being at least a few of us here that are really into it, but i guess not.July 24, 2013 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm #970724
I’m going to try and revive this thread. The wolf posted that he’s interested in photography, and ive had my camera out for the last week, in honor of bein hazmanim. Anyone still interested?July 25, 2013 12:32 am at 12:32 am #970725
ooh i can’t believe i never followed up on that, tsk on me.
digital-photography-school dotcomJuly 25, 2013 11:19 am at 11:19 am #970726
i think that site is awful. although it is pretty kosher, the articles they publish are so newbie-ish theyre mostly not worth reading. anyway…July 25, 2013 5:01 pm at 5:01 pm #970727
I’m going to try and revive this thread. The wolf posted that he’s interested in photography, and ive had my camera out for the last week, in honor of bein hazmanim. Anyone still interested?
What would you like to discuss?
The WolfJuly 25, 2013 6:18 pm at 6:18 pm #970728
nothing in particular.July 25, 2013 6:22 pm at 6:22 pm #970729
nothing in particular.
The WolfJuly 25, 2013 6:27 pm at 6:27 pm #970730
guess we’ll re-bury it then, eh?July 25, 2013 6:30 pm at 6:30 pm #970731
OK, let’s start with this…. what do you like to shoot? What kind of gear do you have?
The WolfJuly 25, 2013 6:39 pm at 6:39 pm #970732
when i started i was into landscapes, i guess cuz you can control relatively all aspects of the picture. lately i got into portraits and abstract random pictures. also some street photography. i for the life of me cant understand people who take pictures of birds, and only birds. i shoot with a nikon D50 with the kit 18-55, a 50mm 1.8, and a 55-200mm VR. i also have 2 old manual everything lenses which i got to force myself to figure out exposure properly. a couple filters and a tripod. hopefully im done buying. what about you?July 25, 2013 7:28 pm at 7:28 pm #970733
I like landscape as well as macro photography. Florals and waterfalls are favorites of mine. For a few years I’ve been experimenting with water drop refraction. I’ve also recently begun experimenting with HDR as well.
For a long time, I shot with a Canon XSi, but I recently bought a refurbished 7D and am very happy with it. I have a few lenses —
The 18-55 kit lens
75-300mm zoom (the cheap one)
100mm macro lens (my favorite lens — it’s not just a dedicated macro lens, it’s great for portraits and other general uses)
65mm macro lens (the 100mm does 1:1 magnification, this one does 1:5 — I took an amazing shot of my son’s iris a few months back with it). If the mods allow, I’ll put up a link to it.
The WolfJuly 25, 2013 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #970734
(BTW, in the past when there was a thread like this, Mod-80 allowed me to post links to my pics. Still okay?)
The WolfJuly 25, 2013 7:36 pm at 7:36 pm #970735YW Moderator-73Moderator
post the links and I will vet themJuly 25, 2013 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #970736
Fair enough. Thanks, Mod-73.
As for the eye picture, it turns out I don’t have a good copy of it here, so it will have to wait until tonight at the earliest.
The WolfJuly 25, 2013 8:12 pm at 8:12 pm #970737
thats stinks. im in EY (as my pics will show when maybe allowed), and wont see them till tomorrow morning. can I link my flickr account?July 25, 2013 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm #970738lebidik yankelParticipant
I’d like to join tooJuly 26, 2013 7:34 am at 7:34 am #970739
pleaseAugust 5, 2013 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm #970740August 6, 2013 1:44 pm at 1:44 pm #970741oneoutofthreeMember
Wolf show us what you’ve got!August 6, 2013 2:34 pm at 2:34 pm #970742hahahahaMember
Toi I checked out your photos- they’re beautiful- especially that close up daisie- (is it actually a lilly by any chance?) and all those water/ sunset pics. Did you do manual or auto focus- because some of the center weighted pics were off a bit.
They’re great!August 6, 2013 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm #970743ED IT ORParticipant
i like to shoot with a .225, the results arent excellent but does the jobAugust 6, 2013 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm #970744🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
toi – those pictures are really beautiful.August 6, 2013 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm #970745
Thanks, ha, i appreciate it. im actually going to upload more, as i wasnt so into flickr because i dont have contacts, due to not wanting to really get involved living in cyber space, but if the YW oilam can check them out, im happy to post more.August 6, 2013 5:47 pm at 5:47 pm #970746
haha- check again!August 8, 2013 3:47 pm at 3:47 pm #970747
im bumping this because i want people to critique my photos and let me know where i can improve. thanks.August 8, 2013 4:04 pm at 4:04 pm #970748hahahahaMember
If you’re looking for critique- well, your recently posted pics were nice- and really cute. I think you do better with creative photography, than with the typical. That branch of dead, withered leaves is an amazing shot! Some of the portraits don’t have much meaning to them, however. I’m not the biggest photography enthusiast, though, I’m more of the graphics way. Nice!August 8, 2013 4:32 pm at 4:32 pm #970749oneoutofthreeMember
Don’t have that great of a critical eye but checked em out and had some friends look at it. They’re truly amazing shots!August 8, 2013 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #970750
thanks guys. its funny, the most recent shots i put up were taken with a tele lens, which tends to compress pics and make them more 2D, which is why the portraits look dull. i love the ones of the kid with the flute.August 13, 2013 8:33 pm at 8:33 pm #970751
bump. help me out guys.August 14, 2013 1:44 am at 1:44 am #970752jewishfeminist02Member
I really like the one with the shoes!
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