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Amateur Photography
« on: October 08, 2017, 06:41:03 PM »
Would anybody be interested in having a thread where we just share photos we've taken? just going through my photos I've taken from italy and thought it'd be nice to have a place to share some of the snaps but I enjoy taking photos in general so would be cool if there were other people who enjoyed it as well and wanted to share? Don't get me wrong, I know mine aren't mind-blowingly amazing photos or anything so even if you don't think yours are worth sharing but want to share them anyways, it would be cool :)
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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2017, 06:43:05 PM »
I wanna see!!


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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2017, 06:52:37 PM »
I'm up for this :).

I've been getting into photography the last few years, though I don't do nearly enough of it (would like to take a class but don't have time with my shifts). I've been eyeing a new camera lens, but it's so expensive that I may just end up hiring it for a few days here and there.


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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 07:12:12 PM »
I'm up for this :).

I've been getting into photography the last few years, though I don't do nearly enough of it (would like to take a class but don't have time with my shifts). I've been eyeing a new camera lens, but it's so expensive that I may just end up hiring it for a few days here and there.

Cameras and equipment do cost a pretty penny!

Yay! I'm glad other people want to share too. Guess we'll start just posting here!


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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 07:14:31 PM »
Cameras and equipment do cost a pretty penny!

They certainly do - right now I'm having to choose between the lens and a new car! Sadly I think the car is going to have to take priority :(.



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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 07:14:59 PM »


Took this in Venice. Not an amazing one to kick it all off haha but it was just the first one I found that I wanted to share.


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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017, 07:17:58 PM »
They certainly do - right now I'm having to choose between the lens and a new car! Sadly I think the car is going to have to take priority :(.



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Oh man... I think cars will probably always win out as you can't take photos if you can't get to a location haha

I mostly use my iPhone if I'm honest because the camera I want is sooo expensive so I'm saving up for it and the camera I have takes worse pics than my phone as the autofocus can't be switched off and I need more control over that than my camera can give me.


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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 07:58:51 PM »
Just thought I'd also post something a bit older too :

(some of my favourite pictures are just ones of Faelynn)

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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2017, 08:12:30 PM »
Cute picture!

Oh man... I think cars will probably always win out as you can't take photos if you can't get to a location haha

Good point :P.

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I mostly use my iPhone if I'm honest because the camera I want is sooo expensive so I'm saving up for it and the camera I have takes worse pics than my phone as the autofocus can't be switched off and I need more control over that than my camera can give me.

My first trip to Hong Kong, I only took my iPod as a camera as I thought it would be good enough, but most of the photos came out blurry :(. So now I don't really trust iPod/iPhone cameras even though I know they can take good photos :P.

Okay, my first one is of a Weddell Seal in Antarctica, taken in January:





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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2017, 08:14:45 PM »
Cute picture!

Good point :P.

My first trip to Hong Kong, I only took my iPod as a camera as I thought it would be good enough, but most of the photos came out blurry :(. So now I don't really trust iPod/iPhone cameras even though I know they can take good photos :P.

Okay, my first one is of a Weddell Seal in Antarctica, taken in January:





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You'd be surprised...I did a side-by-side comparison of the same shot (one taken with my phone and one with my £80 camera because husband didn't believe me). In the end, he admitted that, actually, the phone was surprisingly miles above in quality compared to my Cannon!


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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2017, 08:49:00 PM »
Oh my the seal is so cute! So is the dog! I don't have any myself, but My six y/o is surprisingly really good at taking photos. We found this when my aunt let her play with her cannon at our wedding.  We got her a little Nikon digital camera but I don't have any uploaded yet. Here's on of em she took on my aunt's. I don't know those people FYI!


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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2017, 08:50:50 PM »
Oh my the seal is so cute! So is the dog! I don't have any myself, but My six y/o is surprisingly really good at taking photos. We found this when my aunt let her play with her cannon at our wedding.  We got her a little Nikon digital camera but I don't have any uploaded yet. Here's on of em she took on my aunt's. I don't know those people FYI!


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If it's something she's interested in, definitely help develop her skills! Get her involved as much as possible in classes etc. :)
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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2017, 09:06:21 PM »
That's a great picture she took, Eh127929 :).

I'd like to get better at taking landscape photos... mine tend to come out pretty nondescript - probably need filters or different settings or something. My main focus is usually on wildlife and people (from afar, like at concerts and events, not up-close portraits).


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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2017, 09:07:59 PM »
That's a great picture she took, Eh127929 :).

I'd like to get better at taking landscape photos... mine tend to come out pretty nondescript - probably need filters or different settings or something. My main focus is usually on wildlife and people (from afar, like at concerts and events, not up-close portraits).

Definitely agree that she's taken a really nice landscape photo (especially for her age!) clearly has a natural eye for it!


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Re: Amateur Photography
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2017, 09:48:01 PM »
Definitely agree that she's taken a really nice landscape photo (especially for her age!) clearly has a natural eye for it!


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I know, it's crazy. I can't hold a camera still to save my life but she's like meh no big deal. She really likes doing abstract nature shots...Plus she gets all the really good candid shots


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