Digital Photography School - Photography Forums http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/ A Digital Photography Forum with digital camera reviews, digital photography techniques, tips and advice. en Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:58:19 GMT vBulletin 60 http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/themecrate/debutant/misc/rss.png Digital Photography School - Photography Forums http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/ Mackinac Bridge http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/landscape-cityscape-critique/238582-mackinac-bridge.html Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:17:23 GMT Nikon d3100 F/4 1/25 sec ISO 100 Focal length 55mm metering: Pattern I then post processed in PSE 9 to bring out some color and detail. Looking... Nikon d3100
F/4
1/25 sec
ISO 100
Focal length 55mm
metering: Pattern
I then post processed in PSE 9 to bring out some color and detail. Looking for input on composition and processing.
Thanks
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Landscape / Cityscape - Critique A Cunningham http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/landscape-cityscape-critique/238582-mackinac-bridge.html
How to Clear Your Head http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/animals-wildlife-sys/238578-how-clear-your-head.html Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:24:52 GMT A Caspian Tern shaking the water off his head after a dive for fish.

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Animals and Wildlife - SYS JonM http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/animals-wildlife-sys/238578-how-clear-your-head.html
Can we post a link to this thread from our FB photo page? http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/general-chit-chat/238577-can-we-post-link-thread-our-fb-photo-page.html Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:27:18 GMT Can I ask ya'll to share my website? and I can do the same for ya'll? if this isn't allowed in the forum, I appologize. I'll delete this thread if you need me to. BTW here is the link JDTphotography ]]> General Chit Chat josh797 http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/general-chit-chat/238577-can-we-post-link-thread-our-fb-photo-page.html Inspired by the Tree Swatches post, I tried with some of my photographs. Thoughts and http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/landscape-cityscape-sys/238576-inspired-tree-swatches-post-i-tried-some-my-photographs-thoughts.html Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:25:43 GMT Image: http://i.imgur.com/5f7z86F.jpg Image: http://i.imgur.com/h8mo4Fk.jpg Image: http://i.imgur.com/YcO51PX.jpg Image:...





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Landscape and Cityscape - SYS CristalJMaldonado http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/landscape-cityscape-sys/238576-inspired-tree-swatches-post-i-tried-some-my-photographs-thoughts.html
Emily http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/people-sys/238575-emily.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:40:47 GMT Kiddie pool in the driveway created this lil gem

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People - SYS windrider86 http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/people-sys/238575-emily.html
Green bee http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/macro-close-up-sys/238574-green-bee.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:16:00 GMT This critter was visiting my daisies this afternoon. He is so pretty! Canon EOS Rebel f/10 1/200 sec ISO 100 -0.7 step 60 mm Attachment... This critter was visiting my daisies this afternoon. He is so pretty!

Canon EOS Rebel
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Ranchwife http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/macro-close-up-sys/238574-green-bee.html
How would you crop it? http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/people-critique/238573-how-would-you-crop.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:33:19 GMT Hey, haven't been here in a long time, new job takes a lot of time so I was almost completely "out" of photography for 2 years now. Decided that I must get back "into it", got a brand new 50mm and walked out...

... and took a photo of a complete stranger for the first time, ever. A man was sitting in a street bar, enjoying his coffee and a cigarette after a day of hard work. I took several photos, but this one seemed most interesting when I got back and reviewed them on the computer.


Slice of Life by Nikola B, on Flickr

ISO Speed - 200
Subject Distance - 2 m
Metering Mode - Multi-segment
Exposure Mode - Manual
White Balance - Auto
Aperture - f/2.2
Shutter speed - 1/320

Post Processing - B&W conversion only

I tried cropping the photo to see what I can do, but then could not decide on any of them, because, while this one is a bit wider and has a lot of clutter, it tells the story. If I go narrow, I get a really nice example for rule of thirds, but then, it could be anyone, anywhere, and not this particular guy. Then I remembered, people on dPS could help me with an advice! So, here I am... Help, please :)

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Sorry, I have no idea why the first paragraph is turned into a link of sorts. Tried editing the post, but it does not help. ]]>
People - Critique Wooglah http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/people-critique/238573-how-would-you-crop.html
Spin-out http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/sports-action-sys/238572-spin-out.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:32:13 GMT I got one of those as well, but couldn't zoom in fast enough & in focus to get a larger image.
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Sports and Action - SYS Dexter13 http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/sports-action-sys/238572-spin-out.html
Selfie (kind of) http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/people-sys/238571-selfie-kind.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:29:19 GMT Thanks for watching!! Image: http://ppcdn.500px.org/77592711/12edc7728b8cc6d6bbe4ebded3a64f47812a41d3/4.jpg Selfy by Koen Peeters on 500px... Thanks for watching!!



Selfy by Koen Peeters on 500px ]]>
People - SYS koen330 http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/people-sys/238571-selfie-kind.html
Leaf http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/macro-close-up-sys/238570-leaf.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:25:05 GMT This is my first photo share on DPS, thanks for looking...

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<![CDATA[Food Photography Hints & Tips]]> http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/other-digital-photography-technique-discussion/238569-food-photography-hints-tips.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:19:12 GMT After following a series of food photography critique threads by Lauchlan Toal (in particular this one: Food 7: Bird's Eye Souvlaki) I thought it might be a good idea to start a thread to compile tips and tricks for food photography that people have learned. In particular, I think this thread would really benefit from both things that you have learned do not work and things that you learned that have worked well. Try to illustrate with photos if you can. And links are welcome.



To start, I'll throw a few things out there myself.

Links:




My Own Tips
  • I like using pieces of 12x12" scrapbook paper for backgrounds. They usually come in packs of 50-100 sheets and you can get all sorts of colours. And since they're cheap, if you get something on them, you can throw them away.



  • Consider picking up a set of interesting dishes just for your food photography. This one isn't really a great example, and on looking back at it (it was taken almost 4 years ago), I would have done something to light up the bottom a little more. But I still like the wave shape of the dish because I find it's more interesting head on.



  • Some things don't look great in their regular finished form when we eat them. So try coming up with other ways to display the food, even if it's not the way you would usually eat it. For example, it took me 3 tries (over the same number of years) to figure out a way to photograph my stuffing that I thought was interesting (version 1: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nicole...-5EEG2w-48tvzQ). I always suspected that it would look better "deconstructed" but it took a while to get it right through trial and error with setup and lighting.




  • If you can get your hands on a black ceramic tile, it can create mirror reflections (and if you light the background, those reflections will be on a white background). It works well if you're photographing something simple, but also for things like bottles.





Now, what tips and tricks do you have? And what have you learned when photographing food? ]]>
Other Digital Photography Technique Discussion Nicole http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/other-digital-photography-technique-discussion/238569-food-photography-hints-tips.html
Can anyone recommend a portable printer? http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/other-digital-photography-gear/238568-can-anyone-recommend-portable-printer.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:27:12 GMT I tried looking for one but cannot find one where I can print from a smaller than normal printer. I was thinking like what polaroids or instax but... I tried looking for one but cannot find one where I can print from a smaller than normal printer. I was thinking like what polaroids or instax but using my DSLRs and sending it to the portable printer to print on-site for some photo gigs like clubs or weddings. ]]> Other Digital Photography Gear MrLowKey http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/other-digital-photography-gear/238568-can-anyone-recommend-portable-printer.html Aperture control tab doesnt spring back http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/other-digital-photography-gear/238567-aperture-control-tab-doesnt-spring-back.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:01:56 GMT I have a 18-70mm Nikon lens that the aperture control tab will not spring back the blades move when you move the tab manually. is this going to... I have a 18-70mm Nikon lens that the aperture control tab will not spring back the blades move when you move the tab manually. is this going to affect the performance of the lens ]]> Other Digital Photography Gear daveco69 http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/other-digital-photography-gear/238567-aperture-control-tab-doesnt-spring-back.html Any Canon IP8720 (printer) users here, pros/cons http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/other-digital-photography-gear/238565-any-canon-ip8720-printer-users-here-pros-cons.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:33:07 GMT My trusty Canon I850 (nineties vintage) finally died, and I'm now trying to decide on a replacement. I need rear paper feed which rules out the HP's. I want a printer only, not one of those all in one multi-function units. Reading other pros and cons from various sources, the Canon IP8720 is looking good. Ive also considered Epson, but a few bad reviews about ink replacement cartridges not working, even with the OEM replacements turned me off. I just want a good general purpose rear paper feed printer that can print well on heavy card stock. Rarely will I print photographs, that's what labs are for, but when I do I'd expect very good results. Thanks in advance for your thoughts and suggestions! ]]> Other Digital Photography Gear autofocus http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/other-digital-photography-gear/238565-any-canon-ip8720-printer-users-here-pros-cons.html Photo Enlargements http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/post-processing-printing/238564-photo-enlargements.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:21:32 GMT I'm looking to enlarge some of my photos lake with sunset...I see the largest Cosco will print is 12 x18. Not sure how these would look as a canvas...personally I think it would distort the image. Might detract. If you get into larger your dealing with poster size which I would think wouldn't be as crisp too....As a newbie looking for any advice!! ]]> Post Processing and Printing TerriG http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/post-processing-printing/238564-photo-enlargements.html Tallest Building in my Area http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/landscape-cityscape-sys/238563-tallest-building-my-area.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:48:04 GMT Living in Lehigh Valley,PA, the Martin tower which is now abandoned and private property looms over the valley area.

Here is a pic i've taken of it yesterday during a storm.
Martin Tower by Dev.Chatterjee, on Flickr
Martin Tower BW by Dev.Chatterjee, on Flickr

Opinion in BW/vs color? Feedback is welcome (i know this is sys and my main purpose is to share it), but feedback to improve photos similiar to this in the future is welcome, but not necessary.

Trees are lodged onto the building...I feel it may add a bit to how the building was left abandoned and add, but it may also subtract to those who aren't familiar with the building.

13 second exposure since it was shot in dark rain. ]]>
Landscape and Cityscape - SYS DevCPhoto http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/landscape-cityscape-sys/238563-tallest-building-my-area.html
Photo Enlargements http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/post-processing-printing/238562-photo-enlargements.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:37:18 GMT Hello! I'm thinking of having some of my photos enlarged...Lake with sunset etc. Its my feeling that the canvas would look somewhat distorted and am thinking it wouldn't have a crispness like the actual photo...any thoughts? I see Cosco only goes up to a 12 x 18 which is small...then you get into poster prints which one again would lack the quality.....I want it to be closer to the size of a canvas print? Please advise!!;) ]]> Post Processing and Printing TerriG http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/post-processing-printing/238562-photo-enlargements.html Portland Sunset and the Oregon Coast http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/landscape-cityscape-sys/238561-portland-sunset-oregon-coast.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:18:19 GMT The coast pictures were taken on a recent hike from Seaside to Cannon Beach. There's a lighthouse way out between the rocks on the beach shot, called Tillamook Rock Light. The sunset was a whim of shot taken from one of the few places nearby where you can see the sky for the trees.

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Landscape and Cityscape - SYS runsfast2002 http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/landscape-cityscape-sys/238561-portland-sunset-oregon-coast.html
Ceret Rainbow http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/landscape-cityscape-sys/238560-ceret-rainbow.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:16:35 GMT Got lucky this AM. Rainbow over Cecret Lake, Alta, Ut. Image: http://www.LANDSHAPEPHOTOGRAPHY.com/img/s12/v175/p1030477786-5.jpg Got lucky this AM.

Rainbow over Cecret Lake, Alta, Ut.

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Landscape and Cityscape - SYS Lonnie Utah http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/landscape-cityscape-sys/238560-ceret-rainbow.html
Lazy days of summer http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/animals-wildlife-sys/238559-lazy-days-summer.html Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:14:41 GMT Trying to stay cool on a hot Missouri afternoon (temp was around 95 degrees) Trying to stay cool on a hot Missouri afternoon (temp was around 95 degrees)
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Animals and Wildlife - SYS dstaples http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/animals-wildlife-sys/238559-lazy-days-summer.html