OT: Photography

Discussion in 'Calgary Flames' started by Rubi, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. Rubi

    Rubi Everything's Golden

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    Anybody here interested in photography?
    I've been an enthusiastic amateur for a few years now and if anyone has any questions about photography, equipment, or just general photography questions I would be happy to do my best to answer them.

    Here are some of the photos that I've taken. I generally prefer to photograph wildlife, birds, and sports.

    Mule Deer buck in a field of Canola - outside of Okotoks
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    Osprey eating lunch - Fish Creek Provincial Park
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    Bald Eagle - outside of Okotoks
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    Bull riding - 2017 Calgary Stampede
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    Aurora Borealis light pillars - Castle Junction Banff
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    Dawn - City of Calgary skyline
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  2. Fig

    Fig Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis

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    I use my cell phone camera.

    In all seriousness, I need to work on my technique to take better pictures on my cellphone camera. I do have a mirror less and am thinking of nabbing an RX100, but it's not often convenient to lug around an external camera with me.

    What are some things to pay attention to Rubi? I know of:
    - Rule of 3
    - Angles
    - Steady hand

    What else can I realistically play with in terms of point and shooting that could improve photography? (I'll share with you a special spot of mine where you can take nice pics of larches without doing multi hour hikes in return ;))
     
  3. Rubi

    Rubi Everything's Golden

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    As you've noted, the rule of thirds is a big one... although every so often it pays to disregard it.
    I also find that shooting from a different than normal perspective helps contribute towards some great shots. For example, say you want to take a pic of a dog.. most people just take pics while standing normally. Instead, try getting down to the dog's level. It brings a whole different perspective to your photos. This works for a lot of different situations.
    Sony makes some great cameras and you can't go wrong with the RX100. I like a camera that allows me to shoot in manual, which the RX100 does. I like to control the shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc instead of the camera making those decisions for me. I always shoot in full manual, with the exception of the ISO... with the type of photography that I like to shoot I usually leave that on Auto.
    Those compact mirrorless cameras don't take up a lot of space. I don't have one myself (I have Nikon DSLRs) but if I did I'd probably end up keeping it in my vehicle glove box all the time... just in case I see something great that I want to photograph.
     
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  4. Anglesmith

    Anglesmith Setting up the play?

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    I am supposed to be teaching Photography in high school right now (combined with Yearbook) and I have zero clue about photography. Or Yearbook, for that matter...
     
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    Those are nice shots
     
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  6. Rubi

    Rubi Everything's Golden

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    Oh oh... better start reading and watching videos.
    One of the first things I learned when I started doing photography was the exposure triangle. Very important to know.
    The Exposure Triangle - A Beginner's Guide - Photography Life
     
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    SKRusty Napalm

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    Saw a golden Eagle 2 weekends ago I wish I would have had my camera for as he was literally on the side of the road sitting. Likely could have got within 100 yards... Then a bald eagle this last Saturday. I photograph as value added for web development. Anything over 20 pictures for a site and I refer a photographer.

    Great work BTW. Friend of mine is photographing the WHL right now. Sports photography is way more difficult because of the speed. Trying to get story within a photo in that setting is very difficult.
     
  8. Corpus X

    Corpus X Wearing Stanley's cup.

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    You're a teacher? Do we all seem like Junior High kids to you?

    I need to get back into picture making... I do nudes exclusively... Through windows.
     
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    Anglesmith Setting up the play?

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    I am many things to many people. Teacher is one of them, yes.
     
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    Unlimited Chequing Christian Yellow

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    Yeah, I guess you can say I dabble a little :sarcasm:

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  11. Rubi

    Rubi Everything's Golden

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    Holy crap. I only have 3 dslr's (Nikon D300, D7000, D500) and as far as I'm concerned that's one too many.
     
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    Unlimited Chequing Christian Yellow

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    Haha, I shoot weddings on the side and you can't (or shouldn't) do those with just one camera and I'm a stickler for consistency so when I upgrade bodies I have to buy two so it adds up quickly. And by the time I upgrade bodies, the old ones are two or three generations behind and I wouldn't get much for them so it's worth more to me as spares than cash in pocket.

    The D7200 is probably redundant now cause I bought that out of necessity. Not sure what I'd get for it or if anyone would even be interested any more cause everyone always likes the latest and greatest gear.
     
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    Anglesmith Setting up the play?

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    It's his job. Grow up.
     
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    Unlimited Chequing Christian Yellow

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    So do your students call your Mr or Dr? Haha I guess it beats getting stuck teaching gym.
     
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    Don't think Rubi was being critical. I think it was more of a statement of for him it was too much either for money reasons or the inability to use what he has. Did not read it as a criticism at all.

    Trying to use 1 camera is too much for me. I have an old Rebel that works for what I need it for.

    UC has a wicked collection. I like the antiques on the bottom.
     
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  16. Rubi

    Rubi Everything's Golden

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    Did I miss something?? Whats with all the "It's his job. Grow up."?
     
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    Rubi Everything's Golden

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    Spot on.
     
  18. Unlimited Chequing

    Unlimited Chequing Christian Yellow

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    It alludes to a tweet Eric Francis made :laugh:



     
  19. Anglesmith

    Anglesmith Setting up the play?

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    Dr. !

    Took some getting used to, but it's what the school wants.

    And god damn it. I realize I could've used the response "It's my job. Grow up." earlier in response to Corpus X's query.
     
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    Totally missed the reference to Francis... Really was hoping he would get fired the other day.

    Grinding time away since youtube is on the fritz and of course I was planning on doing some live streaming and uploading.

    /good Grief Charlie Brown.
     
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    Unlimited Chequing Christian Yellow

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    I'd actually like to teach photography if the opportunity came up. A few months ago The Camera Store here in Calgary was accepting equipment donations for a volunteer-powered, non-profit organization that teaches kids about photography and I had some stuff to unload (shocking, I know). I considered offering to help, but it turned out it was an Edmonton organization and they didn't have anything like that here.
     
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    King In The North Sean Bennett

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    Yes, I got into it for a few years and fell completely in love with it. I'm at work now so can't post pictures directly but if you want you can see some of my stuff on Insta: @shotsfromrichard.

    I'm pretty amateur and just got an A7r ii
     
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    Dube Dube Doo The calls are coming from inside the house!

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    This is as sexy as I can photography.

    Mama CAT and her babies in their natural environment.

     
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    Unlimited Chequing Christian Yellow

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    I love the A7 cameras. They're so versatile. It's what I use most for personal stuff, though I'm gonna be selling mine soon to make way for the Nikon Z6 when it comes out.

    Some random wedding stuff I've done over the years that I have uploaded:

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    King In The North Sean Bennett

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    I really like the water one and the last one!
     

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