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Offline KiLRoy

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Please use this thread if you're a boffin.  We need a member or two to help Michnus/LS with the pic section.  Not ito moderating, but ito technical opinions, help, judging etc.  We would like you to provide members with practical digital photography tips, judge pictures from a photography point of view, give comments and suggestion how we can better our photography skills.  Hopefully this person will 'develop' into a witty, but positive critique.

We would like to see pictures judged from a romantic but also a technical point of view.

Any volunteers??

Hein
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Do members wives qualify

I hate to admit this but my lady is taking better pics than myself lately (OK OK... shes has done some technical courses)
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This has more to do with technical photo taking knowledge than d/s riding and love for bikes

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I have a bit of an artistic background and have done photography for some 20 years. Never professionally though but still quite clued with the theory and I get good results.
Changed to digital three years ago to take the camera UW.

I can help with the classic photographic issues: Composition, light, exposure, shutter, film speed...

I am useless for the topic: "Which camera?" I used and use compact cameras like Minox, Pentax Espio 928 and 140 and currently Pentax A75 as my requirements were pocket size, reasonable price & quality and allowing a certain level of creativity (The blimmin' espio did not work too well in that field but still ok) My SLR was catching dust for most of the time until I gave it away.

Photoshop is also not my strong point. I never spent too much time photoshopping my pictures. I believe into getting it right when I take it rather than souping up the data on the compi.
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Happy to help with the judging if you like. Used to be into photography in a big way before the digital era and was a member of a local photography club, had some pictures published in magazines, the local one being Getaway. Let me know.
 

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Yes, I'd join in and participate every now and again.

Started with the hobby when my daughter just could not grasp F-Stops and shutter speed. ;)
Did some wildlife, a few weddings and moved on to quad racing and other odds and ends.

Must admit I like to stirr things a bit. No, not Canon versus Nikon, but things like - it's your photo, and if you like it and can explain why, it's fine by me - not very uhm, photog correct I know >:D

First contribution, one never taught at any course or school:-

The biggest improvement you can make to your phodies is by holding the camera as still as possible when firing the shot. Bad habits started during the digital era, no viewfinder to press tightly against your eye. Arms not tucked in against your side, using any stationary object to steady the camera, use a remote or timed trigger without touching the camera to trigger the shot.

That won't cost you anything and it will improve your shots.

Here goes, OK I know it's not a bike, but this is one courtesy of a Nikon D70 with a 2.8 VR 70-200 lense.



 
« Last Edit: June 12, 2007, 09:14:02 am by Avon »
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Hein, excellent idea. I really enjoy the photos, and would welcome help and advice on how to improve my own. Photography rocks!
 

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Shalako-Lin is big into photography.

She's taken classes and everything.

You can PM her thru me if you like.

She's always too busy doing photo stuff to read or post here very much.
But she's willing to help out any way she can.

I look at a pic and say...Hey that's a good shot.
She looks at it and says...You should have stood further away, avoided having that shadow of the tree on the left, turned the auto-flash option off and used the reflected sunlight to enhance the photo.
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BMAD's sister is becoming a professional photographer and she also rides. :)
 

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then i propose a thread where a member can post pics to be judged in this way. wouldn't want all my pics to undergo scrutiny, will take the fun factor out of it. do you judge porn in this manner as well? >:D
 

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BMAD's sister is becoming a professional photographer and she also rides. :)

Although it brought quite a chuckle, maybe you should re-phrase that?

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Dis reg ou maat, ek sal help waar ek kan!

I have been doing photography for 29 years now, started at age 13.  Has always been my hobby, now also part-time professionaly.  I currently own 3 Nikons, F5, F90X and D70, soon to be replaced by D200.

But, why the CV, what is expected of us?

BTW, Avon, nice shot with the D70!

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do you judge porn in this manner as well?
- depending on the perspective.... ;D

Yes, we'll have dedicated threads for technical scrut...  let me rather say feedback ;D

This person can also help with the how to... stuff as well as general advice.  Most of us will find more enjoyment from taking pics armed with some basic photography advice.

On the porn side, the best looking model will look bad with the wrong f-stop... ;D

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Wel uiltjie, dis 'n kak job en 'n lelike ding - kaal meisies afneem op 'n KTM - jig, grillerig - daai KTM.

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Wel uiltjie, dis 'n kak job en 'n lelike ding - kaal meisies afneem op 'n KTM - jig, grillerig - daai KTM.

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Thanx for all the replies.  I don't think we would go the pop idol route to select a winner ;D though.  LS suggested and it makes sense that he will co-ordinate this new board in the Pictures section and that these fine folk who so graciously volunteered their services will work with him as a panel in order to answer photography questions and help with the technical side of improving our photography ability.   MANY THANXES GUYS AND GIRLS - hook up with LS in this section and let the good times roll.....

We now have a panel of photographic experts people - so waste no time and start asking all those questions!

Regards and much obliged

Hein