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OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:43 am

i know a lot of you have new fancy cameras ....

so that said you lot must be ok with taking good pics

i was thinking that we could share the "how i got the pic" with shutter speed and aperture settings / lens setting
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Trevenen » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:48 am

I just pushes da button hurr durr :mrgreen:

edit - seriously though wasn't there an "Ask Jelly" photog thread? Or was that over on OMA? Hmm/.. :?
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:51 am

Trevenen wrote:I just pushes da button hurr durr :mrgreen:

edit - seriously though wasn't there an "Ask Jelly" photog thread? Or was that over on OMA? Hmm/.. :?


no idea.... but a "ask jelly" would be good....
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Graeme » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:58 am

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:18 am

Graeme wrote:Geek Alert!


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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby ChrisK » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:33 pm

At last, a section where I can post my vast collection of nude pice of myself.
They're very tastefull. Honest.
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:36 pm

ChrisK wrote:At last, a section where I can post my vast collection of nude pice of myself.
They're very tastefull. Honest.


different website you freak!
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby ChrisK » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:37 pm

Would that be greatlookingnudeguys.com?
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby SNAKEBITE » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:51 pm

Great idea Carl, the bearing threads just don't cut it anymore.

Alec is another camera wizard, although I think he has been abducted by aliens.
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:55 pm

SNAKEBITE wrote:although I think he has been abducted by aliens.


i wish they would abduct chris k .....
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby SNAKEBITE » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:56 pm

So does he, it's the whole anal probe thang.
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:00 pm

SNAKEBITE wrote:So does he, it's the whole anal probe thang.


why did you have to say that!!!!...... awwwwwww :@~
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Cookie » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:24 pm

I find I get the best results if I shout out "say cheese" just before pushing the shutter button.
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:53 pm

Cookie wrote:I find I get the best results if I shout out "say cheese" just before pushing the shutter button.


gee thanks ... ill remember that one :roll:
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:55 pm

i think what i want from this thread is a general pointers to taking better pics or reasons why some settings would be a good start for taking pics in lighting conditions etc etc
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Trevenen » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:03 pm

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Cookie wrote:I find I get the best results if I shout out "say cheese" just before pushing the shutter button.


gee thanks ... ill remember that one :roll:

I don't know about that but I've got some lovely photos OF cheese. http://www.lovelylookingcheese.com

I hope I haven't dropped Jelly in it. :?

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:08 pm

well..... it's just advice really

seems daft having a 600 quid cam and a bunch of lenses and not tap into the MAS collective mind
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Trevenen » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:18 pm

Ohyeah. 8) Mine's a great little cam I got from IanC when he upgraded.
I got some decent indoor pics with trial and error using ISO, white balance and aperture/shutter manually.
I just used the viewfinder as a rough guide and then snapped away at empty coping for a while, annoying the hell out of everyone no doubt, until it looked ok, with a decent shutter speed, then set to with the actual shots.
Indoor shooting sucks unless you have nice white floods/spots or a good enough flash. :?

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Shame about the hand over face on this one but my timing's not there yet. Well, I am pretty happy with these TBH.

I guess this thread has become the thread it was started to start. ERRR. My brain hurts. :|
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Nick F » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:39 pm

I think they just bolt a fish eye lens on and set it to auto
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:28 am

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:33 am

im really getting use to shutter speed / ap setting since i have never used a 35mm cam let alone the D550

so im trying to get some basic starting points

i know on the ap side .. the bigger the number the small the light in etc etc

shutter speeds ... slower more like etc etc

but is there some basic settings as a starting point for indoor poor light etc etc

i can guess at it and within 3 shots i have it ... but thats when you have missed the shot !!.....
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:34 am

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Jase » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:13 am

I don't have a fancy camera or any photographic talent, but the view from my dining room earlier this week. And with a 6 month old park 5 minutes walk away its not a bad place to live 8)

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:30 am

^^^^^ what is this location location location

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:31 am

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basicaly i want to know if im wasting my time on this and go back to playing guitar LOL
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Bowl Bomber » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:57 pm

I'm thinking of getting myself a little compact digital pentax camera (I have no camera at the moment). I'm looking at the optio I-10, it has a continuous shooting mode that looks decent enough and a wide angle 5x optical zoom. I can't afford and SLR, so I'm looking out for the best option in a compact for taking some skate photos (With a limited budget). The specs for Continuous shooting are (2.6 fps), High Speed Continuous shooting (4.4 fps at ISO 3200/6400 setting) and it does Burst shooting. Shutter speed is 1/2000 - 1/4 sec.

Any thoughts

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby SNAKEBITE » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:00 pm

Nice shots Carl, I like the subject matter.

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Jase » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:34 pm

Really liked the Bike shot Carl. 8)

I quite like manipulating images on the computer, its probably not everyone's cup of tea though. All taken with a cheap compact digital and then messed around with using Picasa 3.

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:48 pm

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby ben g » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:08 pm

You're not wasting your time if it brings you pleasure Carl..like skating.
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:05 pm

@ ben g..... this is very true, for me life is about learning curves, and i enjoy finding out HOW things work, the cam also gives you direct feedback so i can respond accordingly
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Psychik 23 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:32 pm

http://www.dryreading.com/camera/index.html

This is good to play with, been trying to get off the auto settings on my Canon.

and this ......... Simcam

http://www.photonhead.com/simcam/shutteraperture.php
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby SNAKEBITE » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:56 pm

Carl Arnfield wrote: the cam also gives you direct feedback so i can respond accordingly


What, like ebay?
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Jase » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:58 pm

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Carl Arnfield wrote: the cam also gives you direct feedback so i can respond accordingly


What, like ebay?


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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:33 am

LOLOLOLOLOL

im "top cunt!"

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Baldy » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:47 am

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basicaly i want to know if im wasting my time on this and go back to playing guitar LOL


Hardly a waste of time if youre enjoying it.

The pics look good to me, nice and simple, not too busy yet interesting at the same time.

Must point out that i know absolutely knob all about taking photos though.

Oh, and what u doing with a swimming pool in your back garden u posh twat? U must be the only fucker north of dorset with one of those.
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby bertslide » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:51 am

The "new" Carl looking to express his more creative side
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Leanne » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:46 am

Carl Arnfield wrote:so im trying to get some basic starting points

I think that regarding the technical side of it, you're doing exactly the right thing. Just keep taking lots of pics, and comparing the results, and you'll figure it all out. What no one can teach you though, is having an eye for what makes a great shot, and looking at your results so far, it seems to me that you've got that. :)

One thing that I'd recommend you try using in your compositions is a technique called "the rule of thirds". When you frame up a shot, imagine that there's a noughts and crosses grid in the viewfinder, and aim to place your subject in the centre of one of the intersections where two lines cross. It can be a very subtle effect, and not something a lot of people will notice on a conscious level, but the result is it tends to draw your eye into the shot a lot more. The picture that bertslide has posted, is a classic example of it. Your average happy snapper, would have just framed his face in the dead centre, but that offset, just adds a certain something to it.

Wiki has a good page on it....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby SNAKEBITE » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:04 pm

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:05 pm

Baldy wrote:
Carl Arnfield wrote:
basicaly i want to know if im wasting my time on this and go back to playing guitar LOL


Hardly a waste of time if youre enjoying it.

The pics look good to me, nice and simple, not too busy yet interesting at the same time.

Must point out that i know absolutely knob all about taking photos though.

Oh, and what u doing with a swimming pool in your back garden u posh twat? U must be the only fucker north of dorset with one of those.


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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:09 pm

Leanne wrote:
Carl Arnfield wrote:so im trying to get some basic starting points

I think that regarding the technical side of it, you're doing exactly the right thing. Just keep taking lots of pics, and comparing the results, and you'll figure it all out. What no one can teach you though, is having an eye for what makes a great shot, and looking at your results so far, it seems to me that you've got that. :)

One thing that I'd recommend you try using in your compositions is a technique called "the rule of thirds". When you frame up a shot, imagine that there's a noughts and crosses grid in the viewfinder, and aim to place your subject in the centre of one of the intersections where two lines cross. It can be a very subtle effect, and not something a lot of people will notice on a conscious level, but the result is it tends to draw your eye into the shot a lot more. The picture that bertslide has posted, is a classic example of it. Your average happy snapper, would have just framed his face in the dead centre, but that offset, just adds a certain something to it.

Wiki has a good page on it....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds


indeed.... :) i hardly ever frame dead centre ...

the dog i had no choice it ran at me and licked my lens ... i nearly fell over ... just kept my finger on the button and JUST happened to get the shot .. the rest are shite!!!!

ill read up on the rule of thirds... thanks for that :)
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby ben g » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:05 am

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Carl Arnfield wrote:so im trying to get some basic starting points

I think that regarding the technical side of it, you're doing exactly the right thing. Just keep taking lots of pics, and comparing the results, and you'll figure it all out. What no one can teach you though, is having an eye for what makes a great shot, and looking at your results so far, it seems to me that you've got that. :)

One thing that I'd recommend you try using in your compositions is a technique called "the rule of thirds". When you frame up a shot, imagine that there's a noughts and crosses grid in the viewfinder, and aim to place your subject in the centre of one of the intersections where two lines cross. It can be a very subtle effect, and not something a lot of people will notice on a conscious level, but the result is it tends to draw your eye into the shot a lot more. The picture that bertslide has posted, is a classic example of it. Your average happy snapper, would have just framed his face in the dead centre, but that offset, just adds a certain something to it.

Wiki has a good page on it....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds


indeed.... :) i hardly ever frame dead centre ...

the dog i had no choice it ran at me and licked my lens ... i nearly fell over ... just kept my finger on the button and JUST happened to get the shot .. the rest are shite!!!!

ill read up on the rule of thirds... thanks for that :)

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:59 am

ben g wrote:
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Leanne wrote:
Carl Arnfield wrote:so im trying to get some basic starting points

I think that regarding the technical side of it, you're doing exactly the right thing. Just keep taking lots of pics, and comparing the results, and you'll figure it all out. What no one can teach you though, is having an eye for what makes a great shot, and looking at your results so far, it seems to me that you've got that. :)

One thing that I'd recommend you try using in your compositions is a technique called "the rule of thirds". When you frame up a shot, imagine that there's a noughts and crosses grid in the viewfinder, and aim to place your subject in the centre of one of the intersections where two lines cross. It can be a very subtle effect, and not something a lot of people will notice on a conscious level, but the result is it tends to draw your eye into the shot a lot more. The picture that bertslide has posted, is a classic example of it. Your average happy snapper, would have just framed his face in the dead centre, but that offset, just adds a certain something to it.

Wiki has a good page on it....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds


indeed.... :) i hardly ever frame dead centre ...

the dog i had no choice it ran at me and licked my lens ... i nearly fell over ... just kept my finger on the button and JUST happened to get the shot .. the rest are shite!!!!

ill read up on the rule of thirds... thanks for that :)

Patronising fat fella, but a good illustration of the point.


doesnt he need a slap with plank of wood.....

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Leanne » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:02 am

I've never used a DSLR, so I don't know whether they have any onboard filter type effects, but if they don't, and if you don't already have a polarizing filter, I'd say get one of them. Polarizers are great, as they really beef up contrast, great for stuff like blue skies with a few clouds in them, and they reduce reflections on glass and water too.

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:13 am

Leanne wrote:I've never used a DSLR, so I don't know whether they have any onboard filter type effects, but if they don't, and if you don't already have a polarizing filter, I'd say get one of them. Polarizers are great, as they really beef up contrast, great for stuff like blue skies with a few clouds in them, and they reduce reflections on glass and water too.

like this......
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2168/219 ... 28b327.jpg


must read up on that ,,...... so much i just dont know about
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Cosmic Bandito » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:51 am

Bowl Bomber wrote:I'm thinking of getting myself a little compact digital pentax camera (I have no camera at the moment). I'm looking at the optio I-10, it has a continuous shooting mode that looks decent enough and a wide angle 5x optical zoom. I can't afford and SLR, so I'm looking out for the best option in a compact for taking some skate photos (With a limited budget). The specs for Continuous shooting are (2.6 fps), High Speed Continuous shooting (4.4 fps at ISO 3200/6400 setting) and it does Burst shooting. Shutter speed is 1/2000 - 1/4 sec.

Any thoughts

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I've just got the Fujifilm s2750. 12mp, 18x zoom continuous shooting at 1.3fps to 8fps depending on resolution. Shutter speed is 1/2000 - 8s. Also has Panoramic, Macro and shit loads of other stuff for about £150. Thoroughly recommended. :D
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby bertslide » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:11 pm

cheers

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:06 am

Carl Arnfield wrote:
Leanne wrote:I've never used a DSLR, so I don't know whether they have any onboard filter type effects, but if they don't, and if you don't already have a polarizing filter, I'd say get one of them. Polarizers are great, as they really beef up contrast, great for stuff like blue skies with a few clouds in them, and they reduce reflections on glass and water too.

like this......
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2168/219 ... 28b327.jpg


must read up on that ,,...... so much i just dont know about


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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:17 am

damn .. it's a massive £6.99 .... damn i feel fucked with my pants up!

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Leanne » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:58 am

Nice one! They're great bits of kit. :D

I was just reading back through the thread, and noticed this.......


Carl Arnfield wrote:im really getting use to shutter speed / ap setting since i have never used a 35mm cam let alone the D550

so im trying to get some basic starting points

i know on the ap side .. the bigger the number the small the light in etc etc

shutter speeds ... slower more like etc etc

but is there some basic settings as a starting point for indoor poor light etc etc

i can guess at it and within 3 shots i have it ... but thats when you have missed the shot !!.....


The only thing that I'd suggest as a basic rule of thumb for low light photography, is that unless you're using a tripod, try not to drop the shutter speed below 1/125th sec. If you do, you're far more likely to get a blurry shot due to camera shake. If you do need to drop it lower, try leaning against a wall or something, to stabilize yourself. Then from there, you can adjust your exposure using the aperture control. Just bear in mind that by adjusting your aperture, you're going to be affecting the depth of field in the image. So if you want the background to be in focus, as well as the subject, don't drop the aperture too much.

I've never used a digital camera, so I'm only guessing here, but I assume that you can also adjust the ISO as well, to control the exposure. I've no idea how much this affects the results on a DSLR though. I used to push the ISO when I used my old 35mm cameras, but only when I wanted to get a really grainy atmospheric shot. Black and white shots can look pretty gnarly when you do that. But first I'd advise concentrating on shutter speed and aperture, and get that totally sussed before you throw even more stuff into the equation. That way you'll get more familiar with stuff like depth of field, and spend more time clicking the shutter release, and less time twiddling with buttons and dials. :wink:
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:24 am

hi

yes the ISO is something i have used if i cant get a result .. or just as a ref. point to see if it does anything interesting

i guess in just playing to see what it will do or if i can get some interesting results ..... then thats a win win situ

odd that in many ways i dont want to get bogged down with too much info and feel i cant just try stuff ?

does that make sense at all?
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Leanne » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:12 am

Yeah, absolutely!

Photography can be major league anorak territory, or it can just be something very cool to play around with and experiment. My view is just nail the basics of it through practice and experimenting, and before long you'll do a lot of it without having to think about it too much.

I probably went way too far into anorak territory with it. I *was* that geek that tinkered with chemicals and enlargers, in my own darkroom in the cupboard under the stairs. :mrgreen:
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:23 am

Leanne wrote:Yeah, absolutely!

Photography can be major league anorak territory, or it can just be something very cool to play around with and experiment. My view is just nail the basics of it through practice and experimenting, and before long you'll do a lot of it without having to think about it too much.

I probably went way too far into anorak territory with it. I *was* that geek that tinkered with chemicals and enlargers, in my own darkroom in the cupboard under the stairs. :mrgreen:


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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Leanne » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:27 am

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:42 am

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:23 am

tried out a Polarizer last night and IMPRESSED!!!!

also a x10 that fits to your standard lens ... and awesome results ..... ill get the pics off my cam
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:48 am

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i have a macro lens... but with a bag of stuff ..... this little x10 thats kinda retro fit is great if your limited for space .....
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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Tue May 03, 2011 2:10 pm

Carl Arnfield wrote:damn .. it's a massive £6.99 .... damn i feel fucked with my pants up!

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arrived .. and it seems i got a free CPL filter with it... RESULT!!!!

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Twellsy » Tue May 03, 2011 11:18 pm

Carl Arnfield wrote:Image

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hey Carl (long time no see btw...!)...really good shots here....i'm impressed...
I love taking pix ...and might well pop some in this thread...but Carl, if you wanna see some of mine then stop being a grumpy sod and "be my friend" on F B...!

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Re: OT - none skate photo section ?

Postby Carl Arnfield » Tue May 03, 2011 11:31 pm

^^^^

lets go snowboard, all of us and we can all chat about photography :)
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