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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1180 on: April 13, 2017, 02:10:22 pm »
All the Merits and Golds from our club April judging are here:-

http://www.durbancameraclub.co.za/pages/15150/2017-04-gallery

Some good pics there.
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1181 on: April 16, 2017, 10:30:30 pm »
So, listened to one of my favourite local bands Mercato - http://www.atterburyteater.co.za/event/4-shows-in-1-4/  at Rustic Diner.  Was a drunk as a skunk when I decided that I must take some pics.  Went and fetched the Fuji - and here is how i farked up.

Tried to shoot without flash.  Dialed the ISO up to 4000, but could one get 2.5s SS out of it.  Remembering my old fark-ups - I then tried with flash.  Problem was the distance and also the effect of the flash bouncing of the many glass around.  So being intoxicated, after farking up the band pics, i turned my attention to the patrons.  Viewing the pics later - I tossed away 80% of the shots -- of the floor, ceiling, etc or being blurs etc.  So dont take pics when drunk kids.  Oh, and worse - after I started using the flash, i forgot to dial down the ISO  :imaposer:

Any advice on how to take pics of a band (movement) at an evening gig without a flash.  I can handle the sobriety side of things... :biggrin:

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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1182 on: April 18, 2017, 07:32:44 pm »
We don't often get visibility like this down in muggy Durban. Most days you can hardly see the city from this spot on the mountain overlooking Inanda dam.

Shot with my Tamron 70-300 @ 300mm hand-held at 1/1000 5.6 ISO 100.

The ruler in Google Earth says the control tower on the bluff is 36Km from where I was - I don't think the clarity is that bad.

I did do a bit of post-processing and sharpened a bit.
 
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1183 on: April 19, 2017, 07:07:46 am »
Just got back from a cycling tour of the the Tankwa Karoo/Sutherland area (4 days cycling averaging 50k's per day) - different way to see the world, involving quite a lot of pain (sore bum, sore legs, sore knees, sore lungs etc)  :biggrin:

Some pic's all taken with LX100

Driving into a storm outside Bloem on the way down








Ouberg Pass (I cycled 10% of the way up there and pushed the rest - 1250m climb in about 8km)  :o
















Going down the escarpment was much faster and easier  :thumleft:




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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1184 on: April 19, 2017, 07:39:43 am »
Alan, yours pics dont show on my device?  Weird
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1185 on: April 19, 2017, 07:43:07 am »
Alan, yours pics dont show on my device?  Weird

Just refreshed the screen and now they dont show for me either? Mmmm

Dont have time to fix it now will have to look at that later, must be some Google drive weirdness.

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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1186 on: April 19, 2017, 07:58:03 am »
Ok, so I was playing in the forest around the farm... managed to sucker a few girls into helping...
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1187 on: April 19, 2017, 07:58:49 am »
few more...
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1188 on: April 19, 2017, 08:15:42 am »
What kind of establishment are you running on that farm J?  Witchcraft and all.  And btw, what happened to Mark?  Where is he... :peepwall:

Very nice and 'theme invoking' pics  :thumleft:  that one girl's eyes are just stunning... You did well to bring this out :thumleft:
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1189 on: April 19, 2017, 08:25:38 am »
Mark is at the farm... he also took a ton of pics... the girls are all neighbours :)

The girls were given free reign on the shoot, encouraged to play a role... hoped it would make them feel more comfortable!
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1190 on: April 19, 2017, 11:00:30 am »
Ok fixed my photo's.
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1191 on: April 19, 2017, 11:46:07 am »
Mark is at the farm... he also took a ton of pics... the girls are all neighbours :)

The girls were given free reign on the shoot, encouraged to play a role... hoped it would make them feel more comfortable!

 i need proof - maybe you witches are keeping him as a sex slave?

Mark buddy, are you there - show us proof of life mate ....
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1192 on: April 19, 2017, 04:18:01 pm »
GG I did not even know that one can capture that huge distance on camera - it almost looks weird in a way!

Alan the one with the flat mountain and dam plus clouds - wow!

Judy.....Pro stuff! You are very creative behind the lens!
 

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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1193 on: April 20, 2017, 07:39:54 am »
Judy - apart from also wanting to see proof of life for poor Mark  :patch:

A few comments.

To me direct sunlight on someone's face always causes issues. For glamour its all about smooth even lighting. Harsh directional lighting always works against you. The only way to mitigate direct sunlight is use a flash to try and fill in the shadows and even out the light, or use reflectors (eg big piece of white polystryrene), to even out the light.

Far easier to just photograph in the shade or when the sun is not direct (early morning/late evening - which is nice because the light seems to come from every direction then), or even a heavily overcast day.

Something to try is also using natural light from windows indoors which can work quite nicely (again reflectors are useful).

Just some thoughts which may be useful.
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1194 on: April 20, 2017, 07:49:09 am »
Thanks guys for the comments... the more you know, the more you realise how little you do know...

Mark is loving his time on the farm... working and chilling... :)
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1195 on: April 20, 2017, 07:52:59 am »
Must admit that LX100 must be close to the perfect travel camera  :thumleft:

Great results from a small package.

Plus its video is really good - still learning how to take good videos though.

Also, while I know some here don't like it, the ability to create big vistas by stitching together a few shots is great I think, especially if you want to print them out into a huge size later.

REALLY, really wish I had this camera when I went to the Kaokoveld, it could do those huge scene's justice.

These were all stitched scenes - if you zoom in, the level of detail available is astounding:







Lastly I found that the Microsoft ICE software not as good as Hugin for stitching (I got a few weird errors from using ICE, but maybe that's just me).
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1196 on: April 20, 2017, 11:14:18 am »
We don't often get visibility like this down in muggy Durban. Most days you can hardly see the city from this spot on the mountain overlooking Inanda dam.

Shot with my Tamron 70-300 @ 300mm hand-held at 1/1000 5.6 ISO 100.

The ruler in Google Earth says the control tower on the bluff is 36Km from where I was - I don't think the clarity is that bad.

I did do a bit of post-processing and sharpened a bit.
 

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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1197 on: April 20, 2017, 11:17:22 am »
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1198 on: April 23, 2017, 10:39:30 am »
. . . .

Some pic's all taken with LX100
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Love that camera that you can just slip into a pocket and take pics like this . . . having an eye for a pic helps  :biggrin: . . . some some lovely pics.
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1199 on: April 23, 2017, 10:41:38 am »
Ok, so I was playing in the forest around the farm... managed to sucker a few girls into helping...

Some great stuff here Judy. I must admit I do like the effect of filtered sunshine.

They say contrast is not your friend when it comes to people pics, but I am not so sure why ?
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