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8th Oct 2018 20:32:24
Thanks for voting!
I like photography too, I also like cameras and have a bit of a collection. My favourite thing is to take my camera for a walk as I like street photography. I have to admit though that my favourite photos have been through fluke rather than any expertise.
Response from CaroleAH made on 8th Oct 2018 23:50:28
I think that's often the case, Tr1sh, being in the right place at the right time. The great thing about digital photography is being able to check what you have taken there and then instead of taking a whole reel of film and waiting for it to come back from the processors. Have you got many old cameras or are they a mix of super new ones and the odd box Brownie - now I am showing my age!!! 🙂
Response from Tr1sh made on 9th Oct 2018 19:54:42
Hi Carole

I have a (now old) Nikon DSLR. I love it but it is quite a big camera.

Film though, I have to admit, has a certain quality. I would love to have a dark room so I could learn how to develop film myself.

I have an old Canon SLR which belonged to my brother, it weighs a ton! I have several old box type cameras.

I have a Canon G16 which I like as it can be used on manual and is quite light to carry around which is better for street photography, trying to take random photos with a big camera does make you look a bit like the paparazzi!

I have a couple of 60's/70's cameras.

I also have some lomography cameras simply because I can't resist the designs. They are plastic cameras, quite basic and you use film with them. They are fun cameras and you just never know what you are going to end up with especially if you use out of date film.

You know, you have reminded me of another thing to add to my wish list - a dark room 🙂
Response from CaroleAH made on 10th Oct 2018 12:33:12
Hi Tr1sh,
You certainly have got some interesting cameras. I prefer the photos which I take with my Canon but the Panasonic is much easier to keep in my handbag or pocket. A friend recommended the Topaz Studio website - it's a free download - if you like "messing about" with your photos to get different effects. I use it mainly for the HDR colour effect which is good - there's also a Portrait section so you can minimise wrinkles which is even better!!! 🙂
It's odd that Keithart put his post on here a few weeks ago but hasn't responded to any comments. Looking forward to seeing your photos on the Showcase!
Response from Tr1sh made on 10th Oct 2018 20:01:02
Hi Carole

When I first got my DSLR I downloaded Capture NX to process the Nikon Raw files and I added the trial version of Silver Topaz. I really liked it but it was quite expensive at the time, especially if you wanted the whole set so I didn't buy it and I am glad I didn't because a while afterwards the whole Topaz collection was downloadable for free! I have it on my computer and I really like it. I also like Photoshop Elements, that has a slim down setting which I find amusing as it does make people look slimmer but it also lengthens them - a bit like a fairground mirror if you are heavy handed! It is amazing what you can do and the old saying that a picture never lies is obviously now not true at all!

Possibly Keithart had a look around and decided the site wasn't for him. It is not the easiest forum to navigate.

I use a different computer for my photo editing so perhaps at some point I will transfer some photos over to the laptop and upload them.

Trish 🙂
Response from CaroleAH made on 13th Oct 2018 23:08:46
I could do with being photo-shopped!!! 🙂 Slimmer, taller, longer legs - I could go on forever! The fairground mirrors were a source of great amusement when I was young.
You could be right about Keithart - it took me quite a while to figure everything out on this site and even now have difficulty when I use my iPad. It can't navigate the site very well or maybe it's me!
Hope you are having a good weekend - warm and windy here.
Response from Tr1sh made on 14th Oct 2018 12:44:58
Hi Carole

Been raining non-stop all day here. Just debating whether to go out or stay in and laze around! Perhaps it's the perfect day for a wardrobe sort out or something exciting like that 🙂
25th Sep 2018 23:36:22
Thanks for voting!
Hi Keith,
I have got a Canon EOS 1100D and a Panasonic Lumix, which is handy to keep in my handbag, but I prefer the photos which I take with the Canon. If you have a look at my photos on the Showcase you will see one which I took (with the Canon) 0n the 1st February this year of the "blue" moon. All I saw when I took the photo (just before 5.00am) was the very bright silver moon but then when I downloaded the photos I had a blue moon as well. The photography department at Leeds University think that I either hadn't fitted the lens properly (I'm sure that I had) or that the blue moon is a reflection. Photos which I took at 11.30pm so just over 5 hours before, only have the silver moon. Same camera, same lens! Have you any ideas?
I download all my photos on to Picassa because it's free and I can organise all the photos into folders according to subject but the programme is outdated and does not get any updates. I have also started to use Topaz Studios for different effects with my photos.

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