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10th Jun 2017 15:01:13
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Hi everyone, I 'm relatively new on this site and still finding my way around, but just came across the photography section. I am no expert but a keen amateur photographing anything and everything but particularly interested in re-enactments, architecture and landscape. Up until last year I rarely shot people but getting out of my comfort zone now and have done some model shoots as well as candid portraiture. For me it's an escape from work, email and telephone - when looking through the view finder I forget all that.
I shoot with Canon 6D and 600D and would love to hear from others with the same interest.
12th Feb 2017 08:17:53
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Hi,would like some advice,I own a four thirds Olympus camera,looking for a lens,that would cater for general walk about and cover lowlight as I am going overseas soon.Thanks
14th Nov 2016 16:40:21
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Hi Everyone,
Why am I suddenly having problems uploading my photo's to the showcase page, only certain ones will upload and it seems to be the newer one's I've taken that won't upload as I have no trouble with older photos. Any help would be gratefully appreciated
Response from CaroleAH made on 28th Jan 2017 16:54:13
I have had problems too and when I looked at the specification, for the photos which wouldn't upload, on the Picasa website (which I use for editing my photos) they were all very colourful photos and were about 8.0MB and over so perhaps they were too "big".
15th Jul 2016 20:29:40
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I too had some early experience of film photography in my early working life 50 years ago but gave up after five years as winter time I was going to work in the dark, spending all day in the darkroom and going home in the dark. I then went into a different career path but came back into photography as a hobby when I retired. I have joined a photographic society and had some success in club comps as well as making some good friends.
19th Mar 2016 14:25:32
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I too was a pro wedding photographer for many years. Strictly roll film. Way before digital became the norm. In the last few years of my career, I went over the video. I found the medium more satisfying for capturing the atmosphere of a wedding. I did all the editing and titling on a PC.
1st Mar 2016 14:40:54
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Wise words mike, please look on the gallery i have several there. Would value your opinion.
26th Feb 2016 10:56:53
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Me too. Hung my camera up since i retired and used my 15 million pixel mobile for my pics now.
Still use my G15 canon but very rarely.
How many of us use phone now for photography??
15th Dec 2015 22:11:59
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I have been an avid hobbyist of Photography for many years. I have worked with small and medium format photography equipment, and have also work professionally in the category of wedding photography. In the distant past I have had the opportunity to work briefly in the modelling photography field. Throughout my years of exposure to the different categories of photography, I have found that probably the single most important area of photography to become familiar with is "proper exposure", and "lighting". Weather you own a simple point and shoot camera, or a more sophisticated view camera, knowledge of lighting, and proper exposure techniques are critical. Many years ago I started out my hobbyist journey into photography with virtually no knowledge what so some books...took some classes, and studied all I could about photography. I studied about composition, the rule of thirds...subjects...I even studied about the best times of day to photograph my subjects, and much more. And this was all long before digital photography even came onto the scene. I even took several courses in film development thru photo lab courses. And these film development lab courses are what made me realize the importance of knowledge of "proper exposure", and "lighting". It doesn't matter what type of photography system your working it be a simple totally manual system, or a completely automatic system...or something in the middle..."proper exposure", and "lighting", are the single most important factors for a well exposed photograph. You can have the most interesting subject that you may have photographed, but it's not worth anything if the exposure or lighting isn't correct for the scene. My recommendation, no matter what type of camera system you own...start you photography journey by learning all you can about "proper exposure, and "lighting". Don't worry about composition, or what subject you choose, that will all come in time. I hope that my comments here are helpful, and have enlightened you journey into the world of Photography. Happy Shooting, Michael66

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