THE BORE

General => The Superdeep Borehole => Topic started by: BlueTsunami on May 09, 2008, 05:44:24 AM

Title: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on May 09, 2008, 05:44:24 AM
Basically a rip of the GAF thread but its all good. This thread will probably get few replies though but I would like to get a little momentum going on Evilbore when it comes to Photography  :-*

Here are a couple I took yesterday...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3170/2476973009_affc141551.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3185/2476972851_6679fa5e4d.jpg)(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2244/2477784850_1324195bcb.jpg)

Those are the product of me trying to mess with a White Screen (which stems from me failing at making a Lightbox). Ultimately I want to try and make a large Lightbox. Big enough that I can stuff my 4 day old niece into and take some professional looking pictures. This will require 2 500w worklights :lol.

Would be cute to get a blue backdrop and dab white paint with a sponge on it to give it a puffy cloud look. Get all creative like that.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: Vizzys on May 09, 2008, 06:08:00 AM
hmm well I don't take many pictures but heres one of our newest dog maggie

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r318/vizOA/maggie2.jpg)

not trying to turn this into a pet thread or anything
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: CrystalGemini on May 09, 2008, 09:02:12 AM
Definitely not Blue-quality, but I like this picture:
(http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/5017/img3600dv1.jpg)

edit - moar:
(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/1232/img2980rv2.jpg)
(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/8802/picture102ie2.png)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: hyp on May 09, 2008, 01:40:00 PM
(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k248/hypoetical/photography/070604_04.jpg)

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k248/hypoetical/photography/010905_01-1.jpg)

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k248/hypoetical/photography/040305_01.jpg)

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k248/hypoetical/photography/040705_02.jpg)

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k248/hypoetical/photography/070204_02.jpg)

some oldies i took.  the camera is a canon rebel XT DSLR -- some of the shots were taken with a 50mm lens.  the rest, the stock lens that came with the camera.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: BlueTsunami on May 09, 2008, 05:27:59 PM
Hyp :bow

Same camera as me. Good stuff!

And nice shot CG. Branch patterns when underexposed like that usually look cool.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: jiji on May 09, 2008, 05:37:26 PM
I've thought about starting a thread on this.  I'll post a few things. I've been getting into film.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3088/2477742775_fd5bd98374.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2477742775/)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2276/2474105890_f8baaf6d67.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2474105890/)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3129/2469685833_f3c7f03b24.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2469685833/)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2295/2364938023_0b94de2736.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2364938023/)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2397/2344904396_38dcd3ff5d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2344904396/)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: hyp on May 09, 2008, 07:18:26 PM
film looks so fucking great.  great pics ji
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: hyp on May 09, 2008, 07:20:25 PM
Hyp :bow

Same camera as me. Good stuff!

And nice shot CG. Branch patterns when underexposed like that usually look cool.

love that rebel XT  :-[

what lenses do you have for it?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: Raban on May 09, 2008, 07:25:53 PM
What's a good camera?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: BlueTsunami on May 09, 2008, 07:38:51 PM
Hyp :bow

Same camera as me. Good stuff!

And nice shot CG. Branch patterns when underexposed like that usually look cool.

love that rebel XT  :-[

what lenses do you have for it?

Currently just the stock and the Canon 50mm f/1.4 Prime Lens (which is what I used to take the Hulk shots).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: duckman2000 on May 09, 2008, 08:11:06 PM
Ok, since the rest of you are going to be all artsy fartsy B/W emo, I won't post my artsy fartsy bloodstained stuff, and instead stick with the family friendly, proper stuff. These are also the only "natural" shots I could find, meaning they haven't been retouched/retooled to hell and back like every other photo I take. Professional habit, eh.

This is all from a trip back home two years ago

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/altogetherandrews/SE07_045.jpg)

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/altogetherandrews/SE07_030.jpg)

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/altogetherandrews/SE07_003.jpg)

Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: duckman2000 on May 09, 2008, 08:16:27 PM
What's a good camera?

I've always favored Nikon cameras, but I think any known brand is going to give you what you need these days. It's all in the lens, anyway. Tamron  :heartbeat
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: BlueTsunami on May 10, 2008, 01:16:51 AM
I love the 3rd picture Duckman. Great moment to capture when they've grown up into adulthood, something to look back on :)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: Smooth Groove on May 10, 2008, 01:44:07 AM
Duckman, are those your kids?  They're really blonde.

That's cute they're still innoncent enough to hold hands. 
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: BlueTsunami on May 10, 2008, 05:08:28 AM
Lightbox v1.0 created!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3077/2479351673_3a761cbdcd.jpg)

Messed up the White Balance on the above shot. I also think the lamp wasn't positioned correctly (adjusted said lamp in next pictures)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3197/2479352101_dc59563cc2.jpg)

Came out better. The lightbox is very small so I had to make the shot real tight (need to create a larger lightbox)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2036/2480167212_3f5b230209.jpg)

Love this shot. If anything, the controled lighting in the lightbox allows you to get really detailed shots which is why its perfect for Macro Photography. All these shots were handheld @ iso100 too, the power of 1.4 Aperture baby! :D

Heres the ghetto box...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3033/2479368923_2f804473bc_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: duckman2000 on May 10, 2008, 05:11:33 AM
Very nice. I had to build a makeshift lightbox for some product shots for the shop a while ago, and while it was a pain in the ass to get it to work for all objects, the results made it worthwhile.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: duckman2000 on May 10, 2008, 05:13:36 AM
Duckman, are those your kids?  They're really blonde.

That's cute they're still innoncent enough to hold hands. 

The girl is my daughter. Yeah, she's quite blonde. Half Swedish, and looks the part.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: etiolate on May 10, 2008, 10:29:01 AM
I photograph mostly outdoor stuff.

(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/redding10.jpg)
(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/redding04.jpg)
(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/redding01.jpg)
(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/redding11.jpg)

(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/winter070.jpg)
(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/spring0603.jpg)
(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/treebg.jpg)
(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/ground.jpg)
(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/uptree2.jpg)
(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/hail7.jpg)
(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/hail5.jpg)
(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/monday7.jpg)
(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/monday3.jpg)
(http://a399.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/61/l_48796dacb248406ddd96543c6441069e.jpg)

(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/graydive.jpg)
(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/laurabear.jpg)
(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/lamplight.jpg)

(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/grave4.jpg)

(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/farmequip.jpg)
(http://www.mapored.com/etiolate/truck2.jpg)

Well that should kill your browsers.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: disgruntled_jojo on May 11, 2008, 05:03:36 AM
Some quite nice stuff here.  I'll throw a few of mine in the mix; I'm going on vacation next week and should have several dozen more good ones around the end of the month, if the thread lasts that long.

Cheers all!

Those are all taken with a point-and-shoot Olympus C-50 Zoom, by the way.  Gotta love those Olympus optics.
(Speaking of killing browsers..... hope you have lotsa RAM, folks)

-Edit, pulled, will post some new pics later!-
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: Raban on May 11, 2008, 07:40:42 AM
Goddamn Jojo, learn to resize your pictures!

Your pictures are giving me a headache, they're way too zoomed in :(
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: Mupepe on May 11, 2008, 04:50:47 PM
(http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/9927/wow001aq9.jpg)
(http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/8618/wow002pz3.jpg)
(http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/7681/wow007yi7.jpg)
(http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/2619/wow009vr7.jpg)
(http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/2717/wow013kk8.jpg)
(http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/3609/wow018ao7.jpg)
(http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/355/wow023uc8.jpg)
(http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/839/wow026ha6.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: Hyoushi on May 11, 2008, 05:39:55 PM
I went out to take some spring/early summer pics around where I live. All these are with my compact

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/spring/path.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/spring/yellows.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/spring/snail.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/spring/petals.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/spring/wallflowers.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/spring/pond_hdr.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: BlueTsunami on May 11, 2008, 05:50:41 PM
From my trip to Providence (only two shots)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2015/2484306318_cf5c8c6d48.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3107/2484305964_4e36f5700a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: Hyoushi on May 11, 2008, 06:16:37 PM
two more

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/spring/bench.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/spring/pipes.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: disgruntled_jojo on May 12, 2008, 04:11:29 AM
Goddamn Jojo, learn to resize your pictures!

Your pictures are giving me a headache, they're way too zoomed in :(
Those are resized!  The images are originally 8mp.

That said, I'll shrink down anything else I post, in deference to you.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: MrAngryFace on May 12, 2008, 04:28:54 AM
I fukin suck at takin pictures, I am jealous
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: BlueTsunami on May 18, 2008, 02:27:56 AM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2339/2501068356_87f998cf3e.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3039/2501068086_c69ecc02df.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2325/2500238249_16cf0cc510.jpg)

 :omg :drool :drool :drool
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: jiji on May 18, 2008, 02:54:20 AM
Yum!

Some recent stuff:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2309/2498065429_37762b6213.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2498065429/)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2073/2496765237_2eb3da7acc.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2496765237/)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3001/2491671404_d718f992d9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2491671404/)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: BlueTsunami on May 18, 2008, 02:59:52 AM
Your shots make me want to go out and do night shots, jiji. I love the first one. The night shots were handheld?

I just fear, well in my area, I'll get mugged with the quickness :lol
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: jiji on May 18, 2008, 03:08:19 AM
Your shots make me want to go out and do night shots, jiji. I love the first one. The night shots were handheld?

I just fear, well in my area, I'll get mugged with the quickness :lol

Yup, fast film + fast lens. I was using 1600 and an f/1.4, though I'm not sure if I shot that first picture wide open.

I took those in Manhattan when I was visiting my GF. I don't think night scenes here in Yootah would be as interesting, unless we some rain or a nice misty night like that. :hyper
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: jiji on June 05, 2008, 01:16:36 AM
Look out, it's a landscape:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3271/2552923310_c7e42b9a98_b.jpg)

Something I shot while passing the time at an airport:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2168/2546813943_fd41195ac8_b.jpg)

Nice light:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3163/2544544662_089c1440c4_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: Bildi on June 05, 2008, 02:35:55 AM
Wow, awesome pics in this thread.

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/spring/pipes.jpg)

Is this taken in Sweden by any chance?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: lordmaji on June 05, 2008, 11:01:21 AM
My anniversary present should be here Today or Tomorrow, I'll add to this after that! :)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: disgruntled_jojo on June 05, 2008, 12:54:00 PM
Jiji, love all three of those shots.  The girl in the airport looks hot.  Was her face to match that smokin' body?

I got a new (used) DSLR!  I'm lovin' it, like McDonalds.
Some new shots from my latest trip to Japan (this time, smallified):

(http://i25.tinypic.com/20ii3ae.jpg)

(http://i26.tinypic.com/2ues2ki.jpg)

(http://i28.tinypic.com/19y4i1.jpg)

(http://i31.tinypic.com/11276uf.jpg)

(http://i28.tinypic.com/15f3eqg.jpg)

(http://i26.tinypic.com/2gxo2mr.jpg)

(http://i28.tinypic.com/343mefk.jpg)

(http://i31.tinypic.com/t5su3c.jpg)

(http://i27.tinypic.com/m9vqk9.jpg)

(http://i26.tinypic.com/14jujhz.jpg)

(http://i29.tinypic.com/ev4ak6.jpg)

(http://i32.tinypic.com/263zsjc.jpg)

I really shouldn't be spending money right now as finances are tight, but boy I want a new telephoto lens so I can go to town with more candids.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: jiji on June 05, 2008, 01:17:45 PM
She was way hot, from all angles. 

Candids? That's what short primes are for. :D Be brave with that 24mm - they'll think you're taking pictures of something behind them!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: BlueTsunami on June 05, 2008, 03:23:09 PM
Candids? That's what short primes are for. :D Be brave with that 24mm - they'll think you're taking pictures of something behind them!

:lol Thats an awesome use of a wide lens :D

The lighting in some of those shots, jojo, are simply amazing
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: duckman2000 on June 05, 2008, 03:45:48 PM
(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/altogetherandrews/cathat.jpg)

Seems like a good chunk of my photos these days are from the tower perspective



(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/altogetherandrews/darkside.jpg)

The Dark Side of the Fridge


Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: lordmaji on June 05, 2008, 03:50:51 PM
man, I sooo can't wait for my camera to arrive.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: lordmaji on June 09, 2008, 12:23:05 PM
Ah, it has arrived & here is a a couple I took while up at my moms.

(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c217/lordmaji/theplymouth.jpg)

(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c217/lordmaji/theolds.jpg)

& a side shot of my wife. I was testing it out. Just for fun.

(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c217/lordmaji/Jdawgside.jpg)

I'm still tinkering w/ it and it's settings, so... yeah. :P
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: Mupepe on June 09, 2008, 12:43:56 PM
GODDAMN YOUR WIFE IS SMOKIN'

:bow Maji :bow2
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: Hyoushi on June 09, 2008, 02:11:22 PM
Wow, awesome pics in this thread.

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/spring/pipes.jpg)

Is this taken in Sweden by any chance?

yeah it is
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: BlueTsunami on June 09, 2008, 02:40:51 PM
I feel pathetic for following up a picture of Maji's hot wife with cat pics but here they are!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3159/2560852395_fb00c657ff.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3022/2561675796_2170f8da4e.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3125/2560851313_83db40fd79.jpg)

And here are some candid shots of my newborn Niece (1 Month old)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3036/2561939306_15aec47819.jpg)

*please excuse the horrible collage with bad blending. I did it for my sister myspace :p
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: Mupepe on June 09, 2008, 02:57:18 PM
awwwww
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: lordmaji on June 09, 2008, 03:04:46 PM
I feel pathetic for following up a picture of Maji's hot wife with cat pics but here they are!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3159/2560852395_fb00c657ff.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3022/2561675796_2170f8da4e.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3125/2560851313_83db40fd79.jpg)

And here are some candid shots of my newborn Niece (1 Month old)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3036/2561939306_15aec47819.jpg)

*please excuse the horrible collage with bad blending. I did it for my sister myspace :p

What camera you using? I don't have anything awesome by any means. I just needed a good digital camera for now. Any suggestions for someone using a basic Canon Powershot S400? :P 50bucks on ebay! :lol It works great though. :)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: BlueTsunami on June 09, 2008, 03:15:22 PM
Right now I'm using a DSLR camera (Canon 350D). Its one of the least expensive Canon DSLRs but the shots you can take with it are fantastic (I also got a different lens on it, Canon 50mm f/1.4 Prime lens).

When it comes to taking picture, be it some $4,000 Behemoth or any lower end camera, you definitely want to use optimal lighting. Flash should be a "No no" unless you absolutely have too (using direct Flash makes the lighting harsh in pictures, which is why natural lighting is prefered).

Try it out. If your ever at some outing (say a cookout), take some pictures when the sun is setting. Thats generally when the suns light is much softer. You can get some phenomenal shots at that time.

Then theres composition! Won't go deep into it but I generally use the "Rule of Thirds" which is essentially you placing your subject off center. When you place your subject off center, it generally makes the picture more intersting. Also, if your subject is looking left or right, try and move the camera so that you not only pick up the subject but the general direction their looking etc etc.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: Bildi on June 10, 2008, 12:13:37 AM
Wow, awesome pics in this thread.

[img]http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/spring/pipes.jpg[img]

Is this taken in Sweden by any chance?

yeah it is

I have a similar picture somewhere around.  I wasn't sure if they did them in other parts of Europe as well as Sweden.  I wish all those bunkers were open - it'd be completely fascinating to see what they're like inside.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: BlueTsunami on June 12, 2008, 11:34:39 AM
Some new picture!

Two days ago I realized there was a rose bush in front of my apartment, shots ensued! This is using morning lighting.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3146/2567921735_221e52f997.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/2567921217_4025ee797d.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3007/2567920755_482fcfcec8.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3117/2567922039_06cbf21ecf.jpg)

These are some shots I took at The Hull in Massachusetts. The Hull is literally the point on the end of the little curvature coast side. Its a very pretty place and with very expensive houses :lol

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3128/2568741732_30988d3203.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3264/2567917767_358b8c470c.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3149/2567917143_23e01718c5.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3142/2568740014_26d50c785c.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3033/2568739350_9a446dc537.jpg)


Some I took just now...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3113/2572502995_e24f6da3a9.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/2573326462_e767893682.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3102/2572502153_19721c6b20.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3174/2573326788_04c214ca6d.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: Hyoushi on June 20, 2008, 05:43:27 AM
Having installed hacked firmware in my Ixus 55, I tried some HDR cloudshots last night

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/hdrclouds_2.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/hdrclouds_3.jpg)

these were taken at around 11 and 11.30 PM respectively
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: jiji on June 26, 2008, 04:25:38 AM
Some very nice skies in the last two posts!

More of my street:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3291/2611845135_9164e9302e.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2611845135/)

I just can't get enough of the glare this chick was giving me. So great.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3004/2606985824_e04d5eac19.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2606985824/)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3066/2612722512_17a5822c62.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2612722512/)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3190/2606796974_eca16ee6b8.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2606796974/)

And something different:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3131/2607010216_b0ff5ebafc.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2607010216/)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: lordmaji on July 04, 2008, 04:19:39 PM
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c217/lordmaji/JAMIEANDMONSTER.jpg)

(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c217/lordmaji/NOMNOM2.jpg)
NOMNOMNOMNOM

Testing out angles. I really need to work on lighting. Camera flashes seem to be waaayyyy to harsh. Natural lighting is nice, but w/ out it you have to dink around w/ lights around the area or use a nasty harsh flash. :(

any suggestions on lighting/flash/etc?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: Hyoushi on July 04, 2008, 04:30:15 PM
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c217/lordmaji/JAMIEANDMONSTER.jpg)

(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c217/lordmaji/NOMNOM2.jpg)

Testing out angles. I really need to work on lighting. Camera flashes seem to be waaayyyy to harsh. Natural lighting is nice, but w/ out it you have to dink around w/ lights around the area or use a nasty harsh flash. :(

any suggestions on lighting/flash/etc?

What camera are you using? The white balance is off in those, and the shutter speed seems too long. You probably need a lens with a bigger aperture
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: lordmaji on July 04, 2008, 09:31:57 PM
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c217/lordmaji/JAMIEANDMONSTER.jpg)

(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c217/lordmaji/NOMNOM2.jpg)

Testing out angles. I really need to work on lighting. Camera flashes seem to be waaayyyy to harsh. Natural lighting is nice, but w/ out it you have to dink around w/ lights around the area or use a nasty harsh flash. :(

any suggestions on lighting/flash/etc?

What camera are you using? The white balance is off in those, and the shutter speed seems too long. You probably need a lens with a bigger aperture

I'm using a simple Canon Powershot S400. I didn't have much for $$ to get much more than this, but it does take decent pictures for what it is. I was just curious w/ what I have, if there is a way help adjust a few of these things.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: BlueTsunami on July 04, 2008, 10:09:50 PM
Indoor lighting (as in Lamps) aren't really good at helping the camera. With that Powershot, you'll probably need bright indoor lighting or a nice bit of sunlight on your subject. Even my XT with 1.4 Aperture Lens (ie can shoot at low light) would probably have trouble in the lighting you seem to be shooting in.

The Blurriness that seems to be in the pictures is due to camera shake from your hands (which is due to low lighting which causes the camera to shoot at a longer exposure which causes said camera shake). Also, look at what ISO your shooting at (if your able to on that camera). The higher the ISO the more "noise" you'll see in the picture (this is if you want that super clean looking picture).

The reason for the noise is due to the CCD (chip that takes in the light and gives you your picture). The higher the ISO the more of the CCD is used and the hotter it gets (causing the artifacts or noise).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: lordmaji on July 04, 2008, 10:14:36 PM
I'll scope it some more, I hadn't had a chance to really toy w/ it until recently.

I appreciate your insight. :)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: ToxicAdam on July 05, 2008, 01:06:07 AM
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Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: TVC 15 on July 05, 2008, 03:31:14 AM
I tried to get fireworks shots tonight, but between Bellevue being covered in trees, the thousands of people there, and me not having a tripod, and being unexperienced with photographing fireworks (metering does not apply, basically!), I don't think anything came out well.  I think I got some good shots at dusk, though.

I hate Bellevue, filled with white people with asian girlfriends, and the rich bastard children of other rich bastards.  Most of them are asian, too. 

I think I may have gotten some more HDR photo material, though, which would be nice.  I was using 1/30 sec shutter speed in a crowd of people though, so who knows.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: BlueTsunami on July 05, 2008, 03:46:27 AM
I haven't looked at them yet but I also took some Fireworks shots (handheld this time, last year I used a Tripod). I was also shooting at around 1/30. Try to get a good shot of some fireworks feels like a magical technique or something. It seems like you need to time around after the blast, lest your picture of it will be overexposed where it exploded. Also, longer exposures tend to give you that dramatic trail effect from the rockets where a quicker exposure won't look as nice.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: TVC 15 on July 05, 2008, 03:54:09 AM
I haven't looked at them yet but I also took some Fireworks shots (handheld this time, last year I used a Tripod). I was also shooting at around 1/30. Try to get a good shot of some fireworks feels like a magical technique or something. It seems like you need to time around after the blast, lest your picture of it will be overexposed where it exploded. Also, longer exposures tend to give you that dramatic trail effect from the rockets where a quicker exposure won't look as nice.

Well, I kind of gave up after I realized that I had picked an absolute shit spot when they began.  I moved around and took other pics and stuff, but being in a gigantic crowd of people really pisses me off and puts me on edge, so I probably had some camera shake going on.  I also wasn't sure what ISO to be shooting at.  I think I used 800 most of the night.  800 is still pretty good for the 40D. 

It looks like the HDR photo might not work.  There was a bit of movement between frames, most notably from this incredibly ugly woman.  I'm going to see if I can't work around her, but doing that sort of thing isn't really my forte.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: TVC 15 on July 05, 2008, 03:58:34 AM
Also, I was so very close to buying a lightbox the other day at the camera store, but I noticed that I already had too many hundreds of dollars in purchases going on :(
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: BlueTsunami on July 05, 2008, 04:13:30 AM
I was shooting at ISO400 on my XT. Higher ISOs tend to make the lit up sky look kind of bad.

Also, have you tried you hand at stitching, TVC? I was recently messing around with PTGui and it freakin rocks.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: TVC 15 on July 05, 2008, 04:18:29 AM
No, I haven't.  I will try to think of something to take advantage of it.  I hate to be a local yokel, but I could probably do with a photo expedition to Seattle Center with the Space Phallus and all.

I haven't been taking many pictures the past two months.  I've been occupied with other things.  Once I explore a bit with driving I am sure I will be more active than ever.  I want to hit up Rainier and Olympic National Forest pretty bad.  I eat that shit up.

I am debating what my next lens should be.  Either the Canon 50mm Macro lens (I think f/2.4) or a quality telephoto with IS.  The Macro lens is like, sub-300 cheap, but since it's cheap, it's also rather slow, and that f-number is, well, kinda not that good.  A quality telephoto with IS would be, well, fuck awesome, but even with IS, I'd still need a tripod when zooming far away, and it would also be kinda pricey, probably 600-700 minimum.  But still, a quality zoom telephoto is like, important and shit, and my current one focuses like old people fuck.

Also, on the 40D, ISO 400 is like, not noisy at all in comparison to the XT.  It's so much less noisy in general that I can see 1600 actually being useful.  800 is really the first place there is a quality hit, and I figured it wouldn't be that bad in my case since the color range of the images I was shooting would be rather low.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: disgruntled_jojo on July 09, 2008, 08:10:43 PM
TVC, you're shooting with a Nikon D40 or something else?  I'm not sure if you're referring to a camera I don't know or if you're just reversing the order of the letter/number :P

Anyone interested in some tips on shooting stuff, Ken Rockwell has a site (http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech.htm) with a shitton of articles on the basics of photography.  His information is generally pretty solid, even if I'm not a fan of what he shoots.  Especially useful would be his article on how to get your wife behind your camera and lens purchases (http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/wife.htm) :)  I don't have a wife, but the same principles seem to work well with girlfriends also.  :rock

Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: BlueTsunami on July 09, 2008, 08:32:47 PM
Ken Rockwell's writeups are fantastic and it led me to www.onexposure.net which fired up my interest in Landscape photography. Man, so many people on another level, I need to level up. Time to grind my photog skill.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: disgruntled_jojo on July 09, 2008, 08:52:40 PM
Ken Rockwell's writeups are fantastic and it led me to www.onexposure.net which fired up my interest in Landscape photography. Man, so many people on another level, I need to level up. Time to grind my photog skill.

 :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: jiji on July 10, 2008, 09:47:17 AM
Ken Rockwell's articles led me to buy a D40 when I knew little about photography, and I've regretted the decision ever since, thanks to the camera's poor compatibility with older lenses (and other random nerfing).  Everything he says should be taken with a tablespoonful of salt.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: disgruntled_jojo on July 10, 2008, 12:59:03 PM
Ken Rockwell's articles led me to buy a D40 when I knew little about photography, and I've regretted the decision ever since, thanks to the camera's poor compatibility with older lenses (and other random nerfing).  Everything he says should be taken with a tablespoonful of salt.

:(

Bummer about the lens compatibility.  That sucks.  Yeah, his stuff has it's uses but even so I posted with a caveat.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
Post by: Mupepe on July 29, 2008, 03:47:03 PM
taken with my friends kodak point and shoot while i was drunk, but I liked it anyways and thought it was decent enough to post...
(http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/5155/saturday057du2.jpg)
And again a little earlier in the night from the same camera...
(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/891/saturday056gf0.jpg)

And these were shot with my Fuji Finepix S700 (I took it along since my D40 can't do video and I wanted to record some.)  They were taken at the Houston Lonestar Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championship.
(http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/9901/saturday040ej9.jpg)
(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/6492/saturday027pw2.jpg)
(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2407/saturday026sk7.jpg)
(http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/350/saturday021rf2.jpg)
(http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/1055/saturday016nv5.jpg)
(http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/337/saturday013eq8.jpg)
(http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/8550/saturday001kn2.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on July 30, 2008, 03:52:37 AM
Nice pics, Mupepe. Love the one of the Sunset and Skyline.

Here are some I took yesterday morning...


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3175/2713614517_083dd6d540.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3271/2713614827_27f7a2ab51.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/2713615337_999db49b0d.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/2713615645_65de2e3d03.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3237/2714426260_466246cb55.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on July 30, 2008, 06:53:24 AM
Greenhill Park in Worcester, Massachusetts. They recently built a memorial for Vietnam vets. Its fairly small but the large stone structures with letters from the soldiers are really moving.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Mupepe on July 30, 2008, 11:33:54 AM
Nice pics, Mupepe. Love the one of the Sunset and Skyline.

Here are some I took yesterday morning...


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3175/2713614517_083dd6d540.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/2713615337_999db49b0d.jpg)
Thanks, man.  I LOVE these ones.  The lighting is perfect.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: GilloD on July 30, 2008, 12:27:30 PM
On the theme of a light box:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/108/251765336_86aec770c2.jpg)
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/116/251774641_fc659770cf.jpg)
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/120/251766377_e45ed1aa11.jpg)

Other stuff:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2017/2269387114_9e744a5b5f.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2215/2268594113_421844a2df_b.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2182/2268592193_4dc56ae5ed_b.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2002/2269372162_60182415fa.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2053/2227267666_6df39eea8d_b.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2293/2226404005_85c6f72789_o.jpg)

Sorry. I'm having fun going through my Flickr account!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2375/2200869991_2ba020d8d0.jpg)

This is like that completely generic "Europe" photo:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2388/2201660992_4dde4aee92_o.jpg)

I totally forgot all about this. This is when my evil twin tried to off me:
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/90/250147484_372803ff70_b.jpg)

Finally, also from many years ago. I took a pottery class with a master potter. This is a photo of the anagama, a wood fired pottery oven. It was the first of it's kind in North America. Basically you load the back with pots (Maybe 30-40 feet in length) and start a fire from the front. It gets hot enough that the wood ash fucking MELTS and creates a nice glaze on the pots. Temps ran up to 2400 Fahrenheit. The big iron door on the front would glow red and you had to wear asbestos gloves and a welder's mask when you opened the door. It was awesome.

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/40/98918616_33aac87cfa.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on July 30, 2008, 12:28:17 PM
This thread makes me really want to get into photography. I did my first real editing in photoshop today. Basically I made the photo look like it was taken in the 1950's. Incredibly basic, but it's a start.

Anyone know of any good photoshop tutorials on the web? I can't really buy any books at the moment, so I'd love something web based. And I'm sure I'll be coming to you guys for camera recommendations in the next few months.

The way I learned Photoshop was just by using it :) . Its very intimidating at first and even I don't fully use everything it has to offer. Though, I don't use Photoshop for Post Processing, I use Lightroom. Its very streamlined and is awesome for working on a bunch of photos. I tailored for messing with Photos at a Non-Graphic Design level. I recommend that if your going to get into Photography.

The only reason I would use Photoshop is for advanced stuff like Bracketing (HDR) Photos and merging stuff. Basically going into the realm of Graphic Design.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on July 30, 2008, 12:38:47 PM
Thing is, it just so happens that I have Photoshop CS3 on my computer, but no Lightroom. So unless Lightroom is easily torrentable, I'd rather not get a new program just yet.

Oh, it is torrentable. I actually torrented the Beta version of Lightroom 2.0 and it works like a charm. You'll love it once you get to learn the controls. Importing and Exporting pictures is disgustingly easy.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Mupepe on July 30, 2008, 12:42:34 PM
i don't use any editor except paint to crop sometimes :-\
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: cloudwalking on July 30, 2008, 01:31:44 PM
here are some random ones from my flickr, i haven't had much time to take photos all that much lately. but i'm going to be in the south of italy for 2 weeks this friday, so i'll hopefully get some good shots then.

i also took some photos when i was in germany on the weekend, i need to get them off my memory card though. hopefully i can post them tomorrow.

all of these have no/minimal post processing:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3094/2658831689_e4c879225d.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3073/2716688311_6db65fb032.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3124/2658816615_ee089ab630.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2068/2659702356_2f5b30b70d.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3137/2659729622_fc43b1f609.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3244/2664338433_6164ef776d.jpg)

i've taken a lot more lately that are just sitting on my memory card. if i have time before i leave i'll try to get them sorted out.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Mupepe on July 30, 2008, 01:46:54 PM
cloud is a cat lady LOL
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: cloudwalking on July 30, 2008, 02:44:29 PM
i only have 2 cats. the last two are the same cat.

besides, i'm only half cat lady, because the orange one acts like a dog. he's a dog in cat's clothing.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: duckman2000 on July 30, 2008, 02:53:17 PM
This thread makes me really want to get into photography. I did my first real editing in photoshop today. Basically I made the photo look like it was taken in the 1950's. Incredibly basic, but it's a start.

Anyone know of any good photoshop tutorials on the web? I can't really buy any books at the moment, so I'd love something web based. And I'm sure I'll be coming to you guys for camera recommendations in the next few months.

There should be a good deal of tutorials in the actual software.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on August 04, 2008, 12:43:31 PM
New one, taken this morning...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3207/2732558344_522a302162_o.jpg)

*I would like the cross to be more in focus but I was hand shooting at 1/15 Shutter Speed  >:( My elbows were anchored to the counter top which helped steady my hands.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on August 23, 2008, 03:07:42 AM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3019/2789044432_2ca76b2c5f.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3191/2789050886_53320da9fa.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3046/2788197537_c8b22080a7.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/2788197299_8dab9885fb.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3181/2789050270_48cb6c4a11.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3062/2788196339_c529bf77f9.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/2788196179_56f6431315.jpg)(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/2788196041_6e078ca447.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2788193427_00cdb9d42a.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3180/2789045806_b11a03bd76.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3173/2789047576_565646ec98.jpg)

BAM!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: cloudwalking on August 31, 2008, 04:27:16 PM
also posted these on gaf, here are some photos i took today at the tutankhamun exhibition here in zürich. it was extremely dark and i had to hand-hold all of the shots, so some aren't the sharpest, but it was fun anyway!

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n156/meganekko_pie/IMG_4176s.jpg)

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n156/meganekko_pie/IMG_4188.jpg)

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n156/meganekko_pie/IMG_4135r.jpg)

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n156/meganekko_pie/IMG_4161.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: MrAngryFace on August 31, 2008, 04:57:48 PM
awesome pics! Thanks!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 01, 2008, 09:23:10 PM
Fantastic pictures, cloud! I'm surprised they allowed photography of the exhibits, some places can be anal about that stuff.

So how are you dealing with all the controls on your new camera? Or is all of it not new to you? The particular pictures you posted looked like they could have been a pain in regards to the lighting.

Oh and somehow convince Jarosh to get you this lens for your new camera...

[youtube=425,350]4jqKE9Srtl4[/youtube]

:lol But seriously, if your considering getting a lens at some point in the future consider a Canon 50mm f/1.4 or 1.8 Prime Lens if your mainly into taking Portrait pictures. If you want a Longer Telephoto lens, save up for a 70-200mm f/2.8 with/without IS.

Here's a great link of some of the more known lenses and pictures examples of the quality shots they can take...

http://www.motleypixel.com/reviews/index.htm?openfolder=Canon%20Zooms/Canon%20EF-S%2010-22mm%20f3.5-4.5%20USM/
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 09, 2008, 04:32:15 PM
I took these today!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/2842841309_94ecb9142f.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3239/2843678700_3b6b0ae23f.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3036/2843678810_406bc1527f.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3291/2842842289_06dce92c73.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3096/2842842063_e058c51dcf.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3098/2842841485_094e03703f.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3036/2842841669_62abae4382.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/2842841099_1b7c6aeb6a.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3150/2842840647_c13c3a5f57.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3256/2843676412_aec48d565a.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3275/2842841913_3cd519c5a7.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3255/2843676572_9457022a41.jpg)

And some of my niece again...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3140/2843175131_6ea93a49b7.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3150/2844012112_111105a31b.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: jiji on September 09, 2008, 05:18:25 PM
Niiice color (or lack thereof) and tone in those.  I like the first four especially, and the one with the tree silhouettes.

Some stuff...

A friend:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3262/2840270309_6f3bc6a684.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2840270309/)

My sister:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3024/2663662612_305a510689.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2663662612/)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3075/2662883037_72b5fa0458.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2662883037/)

Girlfriend (she was not happy at the time):
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3247/2684182272_ce1fbc845c.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2684182272/)

Random street:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3149/2809574627_c422ef820b.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2809574627/)

:rock BORIS :rock

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/2810434734_3026a3176e.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2810434734/)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3267/2809585635_ee5a95c829.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2809585635/)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3160/2810434340_a8736b3ab5.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2810434340/)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Reb on September 09, 2008, 05:20:59 PM
Your sister looks sweet.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 09, 2008, 05:34:04 PM
Niiice color (or lack thereof) and tone in those.  I like the first four especially, and the one with the tree silhouettes.

Some stuff...

Love your style, Jiji! There's something particular about the way you Post Process or something else that feels unique to the pictures I've seen you post. It always looks nice. The shots of your friend, sister and girlfriend are fantastic portraits/snapshots.

And yeah, in regards to the first 4 pictures... I've been messing with Split Toning. I have a tendency to convert pictures to B&W (I have a thing for contrast) and the Split Toning just added another layer to the fun  :D
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: cloudwalking on September 09, 2008, 05:36:57 PM
Fantastic pictures, cloud! I'm surprised they allowed photography of the exhibits, some places can be anal about that stuff.

So how are you dealing with all the controls on your new camera? Or is all of it not new to you? The particular pictures you posted looked like they could have been a pain in regards to the lighting.

Oh and somehow convince Jarosh to get you this lens for your new camera...

[youtube=425,350]4jqKE9Srtl4[/youtube]

:lol But seriously, if your considering getting a lens at some point in the future consider a Canon 50mm f/1.4 or 1.8 Prime Lens if your mainly into taking Portrait pictures. If you want a Longer Telephoto lens, save up for a 70-200mm f/2.8 with/without IS.

Here's a great link of some of the more known lenses and pictures examples of the quality shots they can take...

http://www.motleypixel.com/reviews/index.htm?openfolder=Canon%20Zooms/Canon%20EF-S%2010-22mm%20f3.5-4.5%20USM/

hey, thanks! sorry i missed this post.

the camera controls i'm pretty much used to by now, although i'm still a little slow and clumsy with some of the settings sometimes which can cause me to miss a shot. i do however have a good enough grasp on how everything works by now.

and yeah, the lighting was really a pain. it was super dark in there with little spotlights on a couple exhibits, and usually the quickest shutter speed i could go was 1/4. i had to hand-hold some really long exposures. somehow i managed though. flash photography was not allowed.

thanks so much for the lens info. i am not in a real hurry to get a new lens yet because i'm still not feeling all that limited by the kit lens although i know it sucks. but that seems to be my indication that i need to play around with it more, that i haven't used it enough yet. i looked into the portrait lens you mentioned and it seems great. i am going to ask for that protrait lens and a wide angle lens (since i like taking architecture and landscape pics) for xmas.

edit:

And yeah, in regards to the first 4 pictures... I've been messing with Split Toning. I have a tendency to convert pictures to B&W (I have a thing for contrast) and the Split Toning just added another layer to the fun  :D

how did you do the split toning? looks awesome.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Brehvolution on September 09, 2008, 08:31:48 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3255/2843676572_9457022a41.jpg)
 :lol :lol :lol

 :heartbeat jiji's sister :drool
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 09, 2008, 08:53:49 PM
Fantastic pictures, cloud! I'm surprised they allowed photography of the exhibits, some places can be anal about that stuff.

So how are you dealing with all the controls on your new camera? Or is all of it not new to you? The particular pictures you posted looked like they could have been a pain in regards to the lighting.

Oh and somehow convince Jarosh to get you this lens for your new camera...

[youtube=425,350]4jqKE9Srtl4[/youtube]

:lol But seriously, if your considering getting a lens at some point in the future consider a Canon 50mm f/1.4 or 1.8 Prime Lens if your mainly into taking Portrait pictures. If you want a Longer Telephoto lens, save up for a 70-200mm f/2.8 with/without IS.

Here's a great link of some of the more known lenses and pictures examples of the quality shots they can take...

http://www.motleypixel.com/reviews/index.htm?openfolder=Canon%20Zooms/Canon%20EF-S%2010-22mm%20f3.5-4.5%20USM/

hey, thanks! sorry i missed this post.

the camera controls i'm pretty much used to by now, although i'm still a little slow and clumsy with some of the settings sometimes which can cause me to miss a shot. i do however have a good enough grasp on how everything works by now.

and yeah, the lighting was really a pain. it was super dark in there with little spotlights on a couple exhibits, and usually the quickest shutter speed i could go was 1/4. i had to hand-hold some really long exposures. somehow i managed though. flash photography was not allowed.

thanks so much for the lens info. i am not in a real hurry to get a new lens yet because i'm still not feeling all that limited by the kit lens although i know it sucks. but that seems to be my indication that i need to play around with it more, that i haven't used it enough yet. i looked into the portrait lens you mentioned and it seems great. i am going to ask for that protrait lens and a wide angle lens (since i like taking architecture and landscape pics) for xmas.

edit:

And yeah, in regards to the first 4 pictures... I've been messing with Split Toning. I have a tendency to convert pictures to B&W (I have a thing for contrast) and the Split Toning just added another layer to the fun  :D

how did you do the split toning? looks awesome.

Yeah, the kit lens you get with the Rebels are good all round' lenses when it comes to Portrait Focal lengths and Landscape shots. Very good lens to learn with. You'll flip out with joy though once you get a lens with 2.8 and lower Aperture though and have the Bokeh effect (subject is sharp with a blurry background, shallow Depth of Field basically).

The Split Toning can be done with Photoshop and Lightroom but I think CS2 and lower requires you to mess with layers and stuff (basically crafting it yourself). Where Lightroom (and possibly CS3) already has sliders devoted to adding color and manipulating the intensities of the Highlights and Shadows (which is what Split Toning is). I personally used it in Lightroom. You can fine tune the effects with different colors (as seen in my pictures) and when you factor in lighting, shadows of different picture... you open up a whole new way to mess with B&W pictures.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 18, 2008, 06:53:46 PM
Some new stuff... my foray into Macro photography...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3004/2867971149_b2da2e7686.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3232/2868803278_58e63e2828.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3150/2867971471_12cf674062.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3269/2867971595_d9367fd347.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3146/2867971801_30869f038f.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3231/2867972251_329c3cd543.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3085/2868804416_11ba63f556.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3256/2868804080_6aa5ef3f11.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on September 19, 2008, 06:07:20 AM
this is my fave macro shot, think so

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/funny_terrorist.jpg)

Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 23, 2008, 02:08:14 AM
Some recent shtuff.... all taken with my 50mm 1.4

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3239/2880283819_03de7860f3.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3268/2880283641_2678e305aa.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3067/2881118458_9d0c1783e8.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3232/2881118250_4448be8978.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2124/2880282671_fc305d469d.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3247/2880282407_aea1f40ee1.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3248/2881117362_f85a163bd3.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3261/2880281751_387e64d503.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3258/2881116378_d788e1e48b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3195/2881116526_33d0d7a57d.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Mupepe on October 12, 2008, 06:54:00 PM
I've been trying to change my low light settings on my D40 and I think I've finally gotten it.  I like the way this turned out...

http://img258.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc0228fk3.jpg

It still has some quirks though.  I took this last night in one of the courtyards of my apartment.  I was watching Dexter and thought it looked really cool.  It came out blurry though.  It's what convinced me to start changing settings.

http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc0198ed6.jpg

Now this is the issue I'm having.  In a low light area with multiple sources of light, my shots keep coming out blurry :(  I can't find any settings to fix this and I think it just might be an issue of the lighting settings making my hand shake a bigger problem.

http://img524.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc0225pl6.jpg

Now this one was one I took of my bar stools.  It came out a bit blurry, again due to the lighting making my hand shake more noticeable.  Time to start using my tripod more I guess :'(

http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc0238wo2.jpg

However, I also changed my Manual settings and I love the difference in color I get now.  Below is from the roof of my apartment to the Courtyard and into Downtown Houston and one of my new bed.

http://img524.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc0217it9.jpg
http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc0219mo8.jpg
http://img204.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc0224tm7.jpg

I'll resize in a second
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 12, 2008, 07:10:33 PM
I'm not familiar with Nikon and how their Shutter/Aperture/ISO info is setup but make sure you check out what the shutter speed is if your shooting at low light.

Depending on the lens and what Focal Length your shooting at, you'll have a minimum hand held Shutter Speed. For instance, at 50mm I believe its suggested that you have a minimum shutter speed of 1/60 for Hand Held shots. After that, depending on how steady you are, the shots will be a little blurry to a lot. The inclusion of IS (or VR for Nikon, I think) you can shoot at slower speeds.

For the shots your trying to shoot at, try bumping up the ISO to 800 or 1600. Also, if you really want to shoot at low light, check out Prime lenses. larger apertures will allow you to shoot at faster shutter speeds without having to bump up your ISO too high.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Mupepe on October 12, 2008, 07:18:32 PM
cool man.  Thanks for the info.

I don't know what lens I have.  The lens was a hand me down from my mom's boyfriend.  I'll try those setting adjustments though. :)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 12, 2008, 09:54:35 PM
Some recent shtuff.... all taken with my 50mm 1.4

Great pics.  I love going to an "ordinary" place and trying to find interesting pics.  Nice choices for the B&W - did you take them B&W or make them B&W later?

I've been trying to change my low light settings on my D40 and I think I've finally gotten it.  I like the way this turned out...

http://img258.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc0228fk3.jpg

Nice...
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 12, 2008, 10:25:27 PM
Some recent shtuff.... all taken with my 50mm 1.4

Great pics.  I love going to an "ordinary" place and trying to find interesting pics.  Nice choices for the B&W - did you take them B&W or make them B&W later?

Shot in color and Post Processed it to B&W. I used Lightroom for the colored Black and White pictures (Split Toning function). It allows you to assign a tone for the Shadows and/or Highlight of the image. You can get great effects with it. Here are two other B&W pictures I had taken recently...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3283/2928097580_d98b86d4fd_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2927239113_9ded0be8d7.jpg)

Those two I processed in Canon's DPP (Digital Photo Professional). Used the Red Filter to make the leaves a uniform white (brought out the branches even more).

Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 12, 2008, 10:59:15 PM
Those are some gorgeous pics BT.  Great use of the red filter too - that pic is stunning.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: MrAngryFace on October 12, 2008, 11:12:21 PM
Wow some of these are pretty good
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 13, 2008, 10:45:37 PM
Some B&W's I have online.  I don't take much B&W, but I like the challenge of looking at the world in a different way, trying to see things that would look good in B&W.  I usually only get a couple of pics in a day if I'm searching for B&W subjects since I'm not very good at it.

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/91/256153190_66cb58e9ab.jpg)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/104/271145494_c4f47e87a1.jpg)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/433240222_8c39f8ca57.jpg)

Does Flickr care if you link like this?  I've never done it before direct from Flickr.



Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Mupepe on October 13, 2008, 11:37:48 PM
I really like that marina b&w.

Here's one I took today.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3269/2939828125_ba20a855b8_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 14, 2008, 12:44:48 AM
Great idea for a B&W - I like it.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: muckhole on October 14, 2008, 12:58:51 AM
Those pics are awesome, Bildi. Especially the guitars.

Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 14, 2008, 02:14:26 AM
Thanks. :rock

A couple more guitar-related pics:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/128/371645532_20e9eef10c.jpg)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/129/371588161_0b2a91cf04.jpg)

That's not my amp, but oh how I wish it were. :'(
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: muckhole on October 14, 2008, 02:17:05 AM
Excellent. Now I want a camera. :'(
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 14, 2008, 02:21:02 AM
Great pics shinobi.  Low light is hard with compacts because they often get less clear with the aperture wide open.  You can try closing the aperture a bit (to say f5.6 or smaller - they're usually their sharpest around F7 or smaller) and slowing the shutter speed to compensate.  Obviously steadiness becomes an issue but you can try resting on or against something (you can always carry around a mini-tripod or similar - Ultrapods are excellent because you can strap them to things too).  Higher ISOs on compacts can be terribly noisy so try to stay as low as possible or go to maybe ISO400 at most.

Shooting into the light is always hard and you will generally lose a lot of colour.  You can always try a polarising filter to cut down the reflections on objects and let their colour come through a little more.  A circular polarising filter is always something handy to have - I use one almost permanently because you can adjust the amount of polarisation (but they do cut the light coming into the camera so you have to take them off in dim light).

Excellent. Now I want a camera. :'(

Don't you have one as evidenced by a certain sweat-inducing pic?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: muckhole on October 14, 2008, 02:29:23 AM
Don't you have one as evidenced by a certain sweat-inducing pic?

That's my new phone. It's 5 megapixels, so I suppose it would do to start.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 14, 2008, 03:41:03 AM
Wow, 5 mp in a phone?  We're going to be taking holidays on Mars soon.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: cloudwalking on October 14, 2008, 06:17:08 AM
shinobi, you should think about getting an entry-level DSLR with a kit lens, and a good photography book to go with it (unless you already know a ton about aperture, shutter speed, iso, and how light works with a camera).

of course i'm going to recommend canon (:heart canon), but nikon is just as good, i'm sure.

here's something i posted recently to help out someone on gaf:

Quote from: cloudwalking
For my birthday at the beginning of the summer I received my first DSLR -- a Canon EOS 450D (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS_450D) (Rebel XSi, newest in the Rebel series). I'm still a photography amateur, but this camera was an amazing and easy transition for me from point-and-shoots.

It's very simple to learn and use, it isn't overly huge, comfortable to hold, and I find that Canon has an excellent variety of lenses to choose from. I still only have the kit lens, but I've taken many pictures that I like with it, everything from portraits to landscapes. It's a good all-around lens and great to learn with. The 12 MP on the camera is great too. Picture quality is super. I couldn't have asked for a better "me" camera.

It seems like anyone can pick up my camera and take good photos with it, no matter how inexperienced. But if you have a good basic knowledge of how SLRs work and how a camera captures light, you can really make your images something special. I got a book with my camera, called Exposure and Lighting: For Digital Photographers Only (http://www.amazon.com/Exposure-Lighting-Digital-Photographers-Only/dp/0470038691/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223722914&sr=8-1) and it really helped make my photos better. I recommend it for any beginner!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 14, 2008, 06:35:13 AM
The Powershots are a great camera so if you're "upgrading", a SLR is really the only thing to get.  You could get another compact but it wouldn't be vastly different to what you've got (you could get one with a bigger zoom and an image stabiliser say, but you'll still have the other limitations).

But keep your compact and take it with you.  In my opinion, a compact camera is worth just as much as an additional lens for your SLR.

If you're going the SLR route, a Canon SLR will be laid out very similar to your Powershot so the transition will be easy, but Nikons are great too.  I wouldn't buy an expensive camera body - something like a 450D would be very good.  Spending more on the camera body won't net you much difference for your purposes, you're far better off spending the money on lenses.

To help with flare, you can use your hand or a hat or anything handy to shield the lens from the sun (or a lens shade, obviously).  If the sun is behind you you'll be fine, but if the sun is in front of you even a little bit and the sun's rays are shining into the lens you'll risk flares.  You don't have to hold your hand right next to the lens when you shade it, as long as the sun's rays are not shining into the lens. 

A general rule of thumb in photography is to put the sun behind you (but not directly behind, because your subject won't have any visible shadows and your picture will look flat).  Generally, the more into the sun you shoot, the more colour you'll lose.  If the sun is in front of you a little it won't make too much difference, but any more and it can affect the shot considerably.

Spur-of-the-moment photography is damn hard.  An SLR will make it easier - they have manual focus but also their auto focus can work on a specific point.  Compacts are hard because you can never be certain exactly what they're going to choose to focus on.  SLR's are also generally faster at focussing (depending on the lens) and take the picture quicker after you press the button.  A fast motor drive (ability to snap many successive pics when you keep your finger down) can increase the chance of getting "that moment".

Low light is something that will always be a challenge.  Even with a very fast lens (one that can open very wide and let in a lot of light), you'll still reach points now and then where you come unstuck.  If you can avoid a flash do so, because it robs colour and shadow detail.  Steady your hands or arms on any object you can.  And watch the shutter speed.  Compacts often choose a stupidly low shutter speed.  If you're shooting at 1/60th of a second, you have to take care not to move.  Anything slower (such as 1/30) and you're going to have a really hard time keeping steady.

As a general rule, tuck your elbows into your sides for more stability during normal photo taking.

Perhaps one of the best and easiest tips for getting colours more vibrant is to change the white balance on your camera.  Auto white balance tends to produce quite blue shots, which makes them look washed out.

The white balance presets of 'daylight', 'shade' and 'cloudy' white balances are warmer (cloudy being the warmest (most red) if I remember correctly).  I would use 'daylight' for pretty much everything outdoors.  Your pictures will have a nice warm tone.  You can even use 'shade' for all outdoors pictures, it'll be warmer.  Be a little selective with cloudy - it's really quite warm and could outdoor shots in bright sunlight a little too red.  But I'd use 'cloudy' for pretty much all shots in the shade, or if the day is in fact, cloudy.  Basically, the less light you have, the less colour you'll have, and the warmer the white balance should be.  Hence the names of the presets.

Indoors you can use the daylight setting, but it'll often be too warm.  I'd drop back to the 'fluorescent' setting which is a little cooler than 'daylight', but still quite warm.  You'll also have 'tungsten' available, but this is a very cool setting for use under light globes.  You might still find it too cool for your tastes so you may want to use the 'tungsten' present even under light globes.  I'd use the 'daylight' setting at a concert without much worry, or you could drop back to 'fluorescent''.

If you get a SLR, a polarising filter will help you get quite a lot more colour (if need be, you can also shoot through polarised sunglasses on your compact or SLR, you'll get a similar result).  You'd be amazed at how much light reflecting off some objects obscures their colour.  Foliage is a prime example - it looks far more colourful through a polarising filter.

I hope that's useful, sorry if I went over stuff you already knew.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on October 14, 2008, 10:49:28 AM
these two were nice, Shinobi

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/misc/eb_test1.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/misc/eb_test2.jpg)

lightly shopped
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 14, 2008, 02:12:30 PM
If your an constant shooter, look into Lightroom, Shinobi. You can also use Photoshop... I think GIMP too but I'm not sure if its as robust as Photoshop when it comes to Curve tools and stuff.

One of the better things you can do to a photo when Post Processing is a light contrast bump. It'll make the picture less hazy looking and give it more of a punch.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on October 14, 2008, 04:44:15 PM
i did individual RGB Levels adjustment, contrast curve, a sharpening routine, and lens vignette. I also reduced the haze on the left side of the bridge pic.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Mupepe on October 16, 2008, 01:55:59 PM
omg I love the D300.  But I've seen people argue that you can get better value from Canon at the same price.  Rockwell seems to have a hard on for Nikon.  But still, seeing as how my family is a Nikon family and it's what I've started on, the D300 is hot, hot shit.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 16, 2008, 04:28:10 PM
Canon is known for their great assortment of Prime and Zoom lenses but Nikon definitely has Body functionality feature by feature over Canon (at the same price points). I would research into both if your really serious about buying into one of them.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 16, 2008, 08:51:18 PM
If you haven't been there already, www.dpreview.com has perhaps the best reviews around.

Their D300 review: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/NikonD300/
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 16, 2008, 08:55:21 PM
What Bildi said and www.fredmiranda.com is a good site for consumer reviews of these products (Bodies and Lenses).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 16, 2008, 08:59:48 PM
Good one - that's a brilliant site.  I've used their consumer lens reviews to pick my lenses in the past since finding one to try out in person is often not possible.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 16, 2008, 10:51:31 PM
Depends on how beat up it is and the amount of Shutter cycles its been through (Canon cameras have a rated Shutter life of like 50,000 shots, on the low end).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Mupepe on October 19, 2008, 12:58:42 PM
Should I keep this picture in color or in black and white?

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3053/2954404047_a197e1fe05_b.jpg)

or

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3209/2954415819_0217ff2b43_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Mupepe on October 19, 2008, 01:04:14 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3227/2954424017_5a0106793a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Mupepe on October 19, 2008, 01:19:14 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/2954449003_50724afb7f_b.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3029/2954474537_a76530b77e_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 19, 2008, 07:07:33 PM
Great pics mups.  That last one is particularly awesome.

B&W adds interest to that pic I think.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: TVC 15 on October 19, 2008, 07:22:14 PM
BT, what is Digital Photo Professional?  Worth tracking down?  Where kin I git it?

I haven't been out in the past several months.  The dentalgeddon kind of interrupted me.  I need to get back on the wagon.

I just took this yesterday, lol

(http://photos-815.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v364/71/5/500076815/n500076815_1394458_173.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: ch1nchilla on October 19, 2008, 07:33:12 PM
Should I keep this picture in color or in black and white?

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3053/2954404047_a197e1fe05_b.jpg)

Black and white.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 19, 2008, 08:57:40 PM
BT, what is Digital Photo Professional?  Worth tracking down?  Where kin I git it?

I haven't been out in the past several months.  The dentalgeddon kind of interrupted me.  I need to get back on the wagon.

I just took this yesterday, lol

(http://photos-815.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v364/71/5/500076815/n500076815_1394458_173.jpg)

omfg that case is sexy

And DPP is Canon's Photo processing software (Digital Photo Professional). As far as workflow goes (compared to Lightroom) its a distinguished mentally-challenged fellowed step child with Hep C but its supposed to be much better at handling Noise Reduction and Sharpening (also Color accuracy) in Canon RAW files. My work on a picture consists of me messing with Exposure, White Balance, Contrast, Sharpening and Noise Reduction within DPP then throwing it to CS3 to finish it up.

Here's a link to DPP 3.5 (Canon hasn't released it yet, on the net. Its sent with the Canon 50D): http://www.badongo.com/file/11567980

The only issue is that, you need to edit your registry and add the key Canon and under that DPP within HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software. Reason being, Canon releases this software as an update that you install with the provided Canon software on the CD that came with your camera, even though the file itself is the whole program :lol . Its one of the bigger boneheaded decisions I've ever seen.

Also, if your into Post Processing beyond trying to fix your pictures to look correct, Alien Skin Exposure is pretty awesome. Its made to emulate old school Color and B&W film. Here are some examples I made up myself...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3156/2952374791_11b3f01cfa.jpg)

Regular
(http://i34.tinypic.com/2s13c5c.jpg)

Processed as Agfa Optima (Cross Processed Film) with a "Warm" tone tilt
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3164/2945683884_28814e3a6b_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: jiji on October 27, 2008, 06:12:39 PM
Recent stuff...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3044/2979180102_81a5236577.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2979180102/)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3161/2978321149_062070afb4.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2978321149/)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3201/2953246317_889c35552b.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2953246317/)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3051/2958247527_1dbb782b11.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2958247527/)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3181/2953056253_dddc73f400.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2953056253/)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/2953925704_d926a09786.jpg) (http://flickr.com/photos/regularchickens/2953925704/)

My Leica M2's on its way to a repairman for the second time, as it seems like the light shields or the shutter curtains are letting in light here and there when I take the camera into bright sunlight. It's in amazing shape and is amazingly reliable for a 50-year-old-camera, but even Leicas need some extra attention sometimes.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: TVC 15 on October 27, 2008, 06:26:51 PM
I want a Leica M2, but they're a bit too pricey for me.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 28, 2008, 11:24:04 PM
Posted this on GAF but thought you guys would like to try it out...

Messing with DIY Custom Bokeh: http://www.diyphotography.net/diy_create_your_own_bokeh (http://www.diyphotography.net/diy_create_your_own_bokeh)

This image was taken of my window, it had just rained so there was a bunch of droplets on the window. The street light was illuminating them. I used my 50mm f/1.4 lens @ 1.4 (larger aperture = more pronounced effect), threw the light and droplets out of focus and voila!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3227/2982448797_afd975b913_o.jpg)

Here's the paper filter...

(http://xs232.xs.to/xs232/08442/custom_bokeh379.jpg) (http://xs.to)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 28, 2008, 11:33:15 PM
Wow, that's pretty neat.  Some really interesting examples in the link too.  Thanks for the info. :)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: cloudwalking on October 29, 2008, 03:18:39 AM
i'd love to try that, but my lens doesn't open wide enough. time to get a portrait lens.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 30, 2008, 01:18:08 AM
Here's some more Custom Bokeh stuff from me (well, one shot). I cut out a heart shape and created a hood for it (77mm, to fit on my 50mm f/1.4). Helps when your trying to focus, the paper won't hit against the front of the lens.

Here's the filter/hood:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3276/2985285765_3cb4fab607_o.jpg)

Here's a shot with filter:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/2986113836_0f16d634a4_o.jpg)

You can see that I did a hack job at cutting out the heart. The single "OoF" light is actually my Card Readers LED. I'm actually thinking of getting some hole punchers (with various shapes) just for this :lol . The picture I took could easily be done with photoshop but I think this technique shines when you've got an assload of "out of focus" lights. Can't wait to use it in portraits.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on November 03, 2008, 10:13:03 AM
MARVEL AT MY ABILITY TO CAPTURE BEAUTY

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/2995805206_5e8ece4e95_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/2995805206_a826be0850_o.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3176/2994965183_d9c31694a8_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3176/2994965183_9b2416493f_o.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2994964577_8f13d63c38_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2994964577_8ac7838a48_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3202/2995804606_6291f40d39_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3202/2995804606_a3bcc03c90_o.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3019/2995804320_a3f8be5b03_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3019/2995804320_61aa368eea_o.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3251/2994963729_5193a6c98b_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3251/2994963729_15183f82be_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3201/2995803720_2933974e1c_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3201/2995803720_8a2bd856a2_o.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3210/2995803496_3effd2fa03_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3210/2995803496_7ae34704e8_o.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3210/2995803244_706ebbf085_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3210/2995803244_2f446afca0_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3137/2994962555_1eec6cd297_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3137/2994962555_f070c046b2_o.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3068/2995802728_c8772e373d_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3068/2995802728_49fd17b652_o.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/2995802474_e2293cb313_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/2995802474_958535d54a_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3219/2995801968_6ccce7acc5_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3219/2995801968_9ef12cc6ba_o.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2994961431_912f809dd8_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2994961431_a28587791f_o.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3164/2994961115_4e59a2cb23_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3164/2994961115_03f303eaa2_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3166/2994960851_bef81fcb9a_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3166/2994960851_bda8e3d0d6_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Mupepe on November 03, 2008, 12:19:04 PM
damn dude.  those are really nice
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on November 03, 2008, 06:37:16 PM
Great pics BT.  I like this one the best:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2994961431_912f809dd8_m.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2994961431_a28587791f_o.jpg)

:heart
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Mupepe on November 11, 2008, 01:32:13 PM
(http://photos-079.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30194018_3548.jpg)
(http://photos-079.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30194021_4196.jpg)
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(http://photos-079.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30194026_5294.jpg)
(http://photos-079.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30194027_5516.jpg)
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(http://photos-079.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30194013_2484.jpg)
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(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30195403_5619.jpg)
(http://photos-079.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30194023_4649.jpg)
(http://photos-079.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30194028_5742.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on November 11, 2008, 10:37:53 AM
I like this one the most Mups:

(http://photos-079.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30194015_2907.jpg)

Nice composition and action pics are really tricky to get.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Mupepe on November 12, 2008, 12:08:02 PM
:D Thanks
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: T234 on November 12, 2008, 12:37:26 PM
(http://photos-079.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30194018_3548.jpg)
(http://photos-079.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30194021_4196.jpg)
(http://photos-079.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30194024_4864.jpg)
(http://photos-079.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30194026_5294.jpg)
(http://photos-079.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30194027_5516.jpg)
(http://photos-079.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30194030_6186.jpg)
(http://photos-079.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30194013_2484.jpg)
(http://photos-079.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30194015_2907.jpg)
(http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30195403_5619.jpg)
(http://photos-079.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30194023_4649.jpg)
(http://photos-079.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v378/50/70/1060387079/n1060387079_30194028_5742.jpg)

The shots with the fireworks are amazing, I've shot fireworks (BIG ONES) since I was 11, so looking at the pictures I know exactly how it looked and sounded. Fireworks always put me in a good mood. :)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Mupepe on November 12, 2008, 12:48:19 PM
:D  the fireworks were so awesome.  we were getting kinda pissed and regretting that we had stayed because they were late on starting.  but as soon as they started we were glad we stayed
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on November 12, 2008, 12:56:51 PM
Those fireworks pictures are great, mupepe. And those Renaissance pictures are awesome. For years now, I've been meaning to go to King Richard's Fair... maybe next year.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: T234 on November 12, 2008, 12:59:26 PM
If you have a license, getting that size of firework is pretty much the same price as regular canister shells are to the common man. If you don't you gotta meet somebody in a parking garage and pay THROUGH THE NOSE, LIKE 60$ A SHELL THROUGH THE NOSE for that size shell. 
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on November 20, 2008, 03:31:56 PM
Kablow!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3191/3045849849_497be27eb7_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3244/3045851429_02d656f432_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/3046685216_0c89c4f1c4_o.jpg)

That's my niece... she's my lil' juju bean  :teehee
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on April 15, 2009, 08:16:46 PM
Three new ones

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3392/3446138134_80bde522b3_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3609/3446013172_64cab4d331_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3572/3443278642_a29f335fe1_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on August 30, 2009, 10:23:16 PM
Some new ones...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3452/3872193083_540e538bce.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2655/3872976774_505d421283.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2632/3872193703_36edd2232e.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2587/3872193905_1c3a9af107.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2464/3872977602_42e8491b6c.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2676/3872976546_4ba7705a97.jpg)

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: duckman2000 on August 30, 2009, 11:29:42 PM
No amazing photography since there is only so much you can do from that position, but the subject is pretty alright

(http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff320/altogetherandrews/greenland_sl.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: The Fake Shemp on August 31, 2009, 10:23:53 AM
I was thinking of looking into DSLR once I get more money. And recommendations for a total beginner, Blue?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: elektrikluv on August 31, 2009, 10:31:49 AM
Some really beautiful photos there, Blue. I really like the 2nd and the 5th.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on August 31, 2009, 04:54:56 PM
I was thinking of looking into DSLR once I get more money. And recommendations for a total beginner, Blue?

Depends on if you're willing to get second hand or if you want a new body (and how much you're willing to pay).

The pure entry level DSLRs are the Canon Rebels (which is what I own). You can actually get a Canon Rebel T1i Kit for $830 on Amazon. It comes with a zoom lens that's capable of image stabilization and records HD video (720p@30fps, 1080p@20fps). The earlier generation bodies are less costly, if you don't mind losing the ability to record video. I actually paid $800 for my 3 generation back Canon Rebel XT at Best Buy :lol (this was two years ago). Its very competent in the IQ department nonetheless.

Some really beautiful photos there, Blue. I really like the 2nd and the 5th.

Thanks, elektrikluv!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: The Fake Shemp on August 31, 2009, 04:56:33 PM
Yeah, I'm looking into the $600 - $900 range (this is a way's off). I'm debating whether or not to sell off my Canon Vixia and just get a DSLR that records video instead.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on August 31, 2009, 04:59:48 PM
The only thing about the DSLR video recording capabilities is that its hindered by rolling shutter. I believe this is when you pan the camera from side to side the video will wobble (its probably more pronounced in the Canon Rebels). All the videos I've seen of people using the T1i to record is usually static in position, probably due to the rolling shutter.

Here's a video of the effect being tested off a T1i

http://www.vimeo.com/5596910


But here's a non test shot for the t1i... looks pretty good when used for real stuff...

http://www.vimeo.com/5398434
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: The Fake Shemp on August 31, 2009, 06:34:39 PM
I think I might keep my Vixia, from the looks of it.

It looks like if I keep an eye open, I can get an XSi (well, the body) for around $400.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on August 31, 2009, 07:07:14 PM
Definitely. If your interested in lenses too, I would get the Canon 50mm/1.8 for $80. Getting such a fast lens is what will set your camera apart from a Point and Shoot (as far as being able to shoot in bad lighting).

The images I posted were taken with my Rebel XT's kit lens (18-55mm f/3.5-5.6). Its certainly a capable lens.

Blu:

First one has some very nice repetition and light. Like it.

Second one just has me for some reason, some intagible story going on there.

Also love the last one, the colours are amazing!

Only one I don't dig at all is the 5th one, don't like that kind of treatment.

And thanks, Kosma! Yeah, the selective B&W tends to not be good but I liked it in that shot due to everything being exposed similarly (so the image was sort of busy). I guess that was me trying to save the shot  :P
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on August 31, 2009, 07:13:39 PM
Isnt the biggest difference the difference in sensor size?

That too (ISO1600 on my Rebel XT is definitely leagues better than the modern P&S, which is a product of bigger sensor size). But what adds to that is the ability to get a lens that gathers a lot of light. That $80 lens would allow you to shoot on the street at night with just the light from street light.

As far as lenses go, I'll probably save up for this one next...

Canon 135mm f/2 "L": http://www.amazon.com/Canon-135mm-USM-Lens-Cameras/dp/B000053HC5

Its $900 but since its been widely out of stock, the price has increased dramatically. Its one of the best Portrait lenses you can get for a digital camera.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on September 01, 2009, 02:38:19 AM
I never knew this thread existed.

I <3 your photos BlueTsunami
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 02, 2009, 01:37:49 PM
Is this a good beginner camera?

http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-Finepix-F480-Digital-optical/dp/B000U5ZQ7C

It seems like it. I just want to capture photos of my friends and places I see when I travel so I guess it should do well for that. I ask because I don't know a thing about cameras.

I kinda wish I lived in areas that lend themselves to interesting photography like Blue, though. The place he lives at seems to be a natural place for beautiful shots.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 02, 2009, 02:01:16 PM
That looks like it would be good, Himu. Just know that when the light becomes dimmer you'll probably have to bump the ISO on the camera without being able to rely on how fast the lens is. Unfortunately the more expensive P&S have faster lenses (I'm talking $500).

That camera is probably not good in failing light (since the lens I had used on the picture I posted recently is pretty slow) but I had to bump the ISO up on my own camera. But as far as landscape shots and shots of nice blue skies with clouds and of friends during the day, it should be fine.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: The Fake Shemp on September 02, 2009, 02:04:46 PM
That camera probably has the same capability my Vixia does. Same resolution.

I like the HD footage the HF100 takes, but I really want better image quality when it comes to still images. This is what my camcorder takes:

(http://photos.thebore.net/images/A_1/7/4/9/89471/day2_8808f.jpg)

(http://photos.thebore.net/images/A_1/7/4/9/89471/day1_ba010.jpg)

(http://photos.thebore.net/images/A_1/7/4/9/89471/day3_5e613.jpg)

Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Philip Cardgage on September 02, 2009, 02:06:47 PM
I really have to get in to Photography.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 02, 2009, 02:06:58 PM
Canon just released the press release for their 7D camera, Willco. Its $1700 but its records 1080p @30fps, 24fps, and 20fps. 720p@ 60fps and 24fps :lol :o . I fucking want it (it comes with a multitude of new gadgets strictly for photography too).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Philip Cardgage on September 02, 2009, 02:07:31 PM
BT, what kind of camera do you have?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 02, 2009, 02:09:20 PM
BT, what kind of camera do you have?

Canon Rebel XT (aka Canon 350D). Its about 3 generations old (the newest Rebel is the T1i).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Philip Cardgage on September 02, 2009, 02:11:46 PM
I wanna get a DSLR for my trip to China.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 02, 2009, 02:23:50 PM
Check out craigslist and search for any Canon Rebels. You could probably get it for very cheap (I've seen Canon 30D's going for $300-$400 and its a more robust camera, in the prosumer line).

You to Himu, if you don't mind buying second hand. What you have to look for is shutter amount (if they list it). I think the Rebel series is rated at 100,000 shutter actuations.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Philip Cardgage on September 02, 2009, 02:31:16 PM
What would you consider a good deal from this list?

http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/search/pho?query=Canon+Rebel&catAbbreviation=pho&minAsk=min&maxAsk=max (http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/search/pho?query=Canon+Rebel&catAbbreviation=pho&minAsk=min&maxAsk=max)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Barry Egan on September 02, 2009, 02:31:37 PM
what lens do you use?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 02, 2009, 02:34:56 PM
What would you consider a good deal from this list?

http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/search/pho?query=Canon+Rebel&catAbbreviation=pho&minAsk=min&maxAsk=max (http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/search/pho?query=Canon+Rebel&catAbbreviation=pho&minAsk=min&maxAsk=max)

That $300 Rebel XT is the camera I use, so I would try and grab that one. It doesn't have all that functions a newer body has but at $300? That's a steal.

what lens do you use?

The XT's kit lens (18-55mm f/3.5-5.6)
and I own a Canon 50mm f/1.4 but its currently decomishioned (accidentally tore the mount off the lens when trying to fix the autofocus).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Barry Egan on September 02, 2009, 02:56:45 PM
cool.  I haven't busted out my camera in a while (its a rebel as well), but here's some stuff I took a couple years ago.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1193/711783346_4277a19daa.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1176/711783776_1ee42f12d7.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1412/711783546_646d8548ea.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1343/970594845_5cd5eb1161.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Philip Cardgage on September 02, 2009, 03:06:28 PM
What would you consider a good deal from this list?

http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/search/pho?query=Canon+Rebel&catAbbreviation=pho&minAsk=min&maxAsk=max (http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/search/pho?query=Canon+Rebel&catAbbreviation=pho&minAsk=min&maxAsk=max)

That $300 Rebel XT is the camera I use, so I would try and grab that one. It doesn't have all that functions a newer body has but at $300? That's a steal.

what lens do you use?

The XT's kit lens (18-55mm f/3.5-5.6)
and I own a Canon 50mm f/1.4 but its currently decomishioned (accidentally tore the mount off the lens when trying to fix the autofocus).

Great thanks.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 02, 2009, 03:58:18 PM
I'd like to place a warning before posting these shots. I'm not a photographer and I'm relatively new to composition and picture taking that's not just to shoot the shit. I borrowed my buddies digicam yesterday. I'm still getting used to some of the features, like the flash. I'm so used to cheap, disposable cams I'm having trouble when I'm supposed to flash and when i'm not supposed to flash. So some photos have more lighting than others.

Any suggestions or tips would be great!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2570/3881457521_0aafb84389.jpg)
 
:o :o :o

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2577/3881457421_5058db33dc.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2579/3882255288_97355feb8e.jpg)

I flashed on this picture, and I think that ruined a perfectly decent shot.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2574/3881457205_f469e9a234.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2508/3881457037_2ee8d91283_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2614/3882254934_c8fe7f632d_o.jpg)

This is my favorite shot in this batch.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3519/3881456637_7e239f0de1.jpg)

Once again, flash ruined a perfectly decent photo.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2583/3882253704_78256f7cf5_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3456/3881514829_ab42587df6.jpg)

It was hard keeping steady on the parrot so I experienced some camera shake.

Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 02, 2009, 04:09:35 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2577/3881457421_5058db33dc.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2614/3882254934_c8fe7f632d_o.jpg)

Once again, flash ruined a perfectly decent photo.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2583/3882253704_78256f7cf5_o.jpg)

I like the first and second shot Himu. I'm actually drawn to sort of abstract, playing with textures and pattern sort of photography and the top one exhibits this. The second one has a nice "feel" to it, definitely a dynamic feel to it.

The third picture looks like it would have been good in softer light. Also, stepping back or zooming out and placing the bike off center would bring the environment in to play a bit more (though having it smack in the center does feel right for that image).

Another tip is to play with height and angles. Try to get down low or up high when taking pictures and see the subject from different viewpoints. Some people tend to stick with pictures at eye level and the issue with this is that everyday a normal person sees things at eye level. By dropping below or above eye level, you give a different vantage point that can create interest. It helps with composition and finding an interesting angle for a subject.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 02, 2009, 04:12:49 PM
So I should just turn off flash when I'm outside, right? Does it depend on the situation?

I also took a pic of this beautiful parrot.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3456/3881514829_ab42587df6.jpg)

Thing is, since I'm a midget it's hard to keep the camera steady for a while lol I should invest in a tripod.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 02, 2009, 04:16:00 PM
So I should just turn off flash when I'm outside, right? Does it depend on the situation?

Definitely depends on the situation but no matter what, on body flash on any camera (even DSLRs) will create very harsh shadows. The possible reason for the flash going on during the day is due to the camera trying to fill in the shadows of your subject (and equalizing the overall light of the image). Just watch for shadows during the daylight and where you're shooting into.

For instance, shooting a subject under the shadow of a building with a background that's in daylight would expose for the subject but the area that's not in shadow will probably be blown out (overexposed). The flash of the camera would try and equalize this but you would get harsh, unnatural looking shadows on the subject. The best thing to do is to compose your image around this by moving the viewpoint away from the sunny area and making sure things are balanced.

Generally shooting during the day (high noon being the worse) will garner flat harsh images. Once you start shooting at the Golden hours (Sunrise / Sunset) you'll notice how your subjects end up looking more appealing.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 02, 2009, 04:23:49 PM
Aight, I'll try to take some pics tonight before sunrise.

And yeah, I took those photos at noon.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 02, 2009, 04:26:46 PM
Here's an example of an image taken at Sunrise, Himu...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2434/3764819597_7a1f249a6b_o.jpg)

Notice the shadow on the leaves and the sky in the blue sky in the background? During the day the flowers would have been exposed correctly, but the shadows would be in complete darkness and the sky just a sheen of white.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 02, 2009, 05:23:27 PM
Also, Himu and everyone that wants to interesting places to photograph. Check out Flickr's map feature...

http://www.flickr.com/map/

You can roam your area code and look for pictures that have been taken near you (assuming someone geotaggs their pictures in your area). Its very useful. The more you zoom in too a specific area, the more relevant (as far as location) pictures will pop up.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 02, 2009, 05:24:24 PM
Damn, there's definitely a difference...

That camera looks awesome, btw. The camera's I'm looking at don't seem to be able to do stuff like that with the lens in them.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 02, 2009, 05:26:01 PM
You should look at you're Craiglist too, Himu. If you're will to stretch your budget a little more, you might luck out like Mojo and find a $300 Rebel XT.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 03, 2009, 09:35:12 AM
I tried to do night shots last night and they all turned out shit. I can't do anything with that camera like you guys in your night shots. :lol

It doesn't help that the weather has been absolute SHIT in Florida for the past week and a half. Nothing but clouds, rain, and poop.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Barry Egan on September 03, 2009, 09:47:46 AM
I tried to do night shots last night and they all turned out shit. I can't do anything with that camera like you guys in your night shots. :lol

It doesn't help that the weather has been absolute SHIT in Florida for the past week and a half. Nothing but clouds, rain, and poop.

takes practice man
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 03, 2009, 09:49:38 AM
I'm sure it does. I think I didn't have enough lighting last night. I'm heading to the lake (which located in the park!!!! :o) tonight to see what I can do.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: The Fake Shemp on September 03, 2009, 01:02:37 PM
Dude, we were so blown away, that we're not talking about them because it'll make Himuro feel bad.

spoiler (click to show/hide)
Then he might hit someone and never come back!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 03, 2009, 06:20:33 PM
They're fantastic business. I'm jealous.

I don't want to be Joe Rosenthal or something but I definitely want to be able to have the ability to take good photos.

Dude, we were so blown away, that we're not talking about them because it'll make Himuro feel bad.

spoiler (click to show/hide)
Then he might hit someone and never come back!


You hurt me!

spoiler (click to show/hide)
:-*
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Herr Mafflard on September 03, 2009, 06:40:56 PM
I've never posted any of my photographs in a thread like this before.  Someone say at least one of them looks nice, please.  :(


That one dude in the 4th pic looks like he's humping the lamppost. Reminds me of that Donovan song... Electrical banana

They all look really good, tho.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: The Fake Shemp on September 03, 2009, 06:42:38 PM
The Business, where do you live, by chance?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 03, 2009, 06:49:03 PM
Since my budget is tight right now I went with this for a beginners camera

http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-EasyShare-Digital-Camera-Optical/dp/B0012845AA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1252013677&sr=8-3

it's shit compared to what you guys got, but it'll serve me well
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Herr Mafflard on September 03, 2009, 06:50:09 PM
Be careful, Business. Willco's looking to emigrate. If you tell him where you live, you might unwittingly find him hiding in your basement one day.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 03, 2009, 09:31:53 PM
Some more shots from two hours ago

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2659/3885136495_3bedc1f93d_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2436/3885933802_5512990e6c_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2603/3885933948_354c528b32_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2540/3885137153_e13c12a2e4_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2442/3885137285_685871a810_o.jpg)

And Business, I dig your 2nd, 3rd and 4th shot.

2nd: Always was a sucker for some night lighting and city/town shots

3rd: Lovely composition there with nice lighting

4th: Once again, love shots like these. The lighting coming down from the upper right makes the buildings pop.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 04, 2009, 12:06:30 AM
Since my budget is tight right now I went with this for a beginners camera

http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-EasyShare-Digital-Camera-Optical/dp/B0012845AA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1252013677&sr=8-3

it's shit compared to what you guys got, but it'll serve me well

Send that one back and get this:

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-SD1200IS-Stabilized-Dark-Gray/dp/B001SER492/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1252033340&sr=1-1

And thanks everyone!   :-*

:bow

Yes Himu, the specs on that Canon look way better then the Kodak.

Flickr is very useful for this. Here's are shots taken with that camera

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Canon+PowerShot+SD1200&s=int
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on September 04, 2009, 12:10:34 AM
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_v8DEhoIqkP8/Sl-O4NeIFHI/AAAAAAAABsc/9WSfZtXIvq4/s576/IMG_2290.JPG)

I LOVE your idea behind this shot.

Looove.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cormacaroni on September 04, 2009, 03:53:27 AM
i have a pretty awesome SLR (Canon Eos Kiss x3) , but i really haven't a clue how to use it properly yet. I kinda like this shot but my hit rate is about 0.00001% at this point :lol

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2583/3734269933_9bf6ce57f2_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 04, 2009, 09:37:38 PM
More crappy photos from a photography nub!

Today's lesson in photography: iso, white levels, and exposure compensation! How to balance all three! Learning about all the different settings in the camera and experimenting to see what does what!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2600/3888630136_73e1e0746c.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2482/3888630132_feb7b6fe71.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3419/3888630130_9dc6e44a5e_o.jpg)

Lesson learned: don't use certain kinds of white balance or add too much exposure levels. It makes the sky look nothing but white. BORING!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3431/3888630128_776581cd8c.jpg)

Lesson learned: When taking photos of plant life or something, make sure something is in the background. The empty space makes this photo look BORING!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2646/3888630126_1e4af3a86c.jpg)

Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 04, 2009, 09:43:10 PM
I fucking suck, Kosma. Post!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 04, 2009, 10:56:24 PM
:bow Himu. Enjoy this magical hobby called photography :hyper The consideration for various aspects in photography is already apparent in your images, Himu!

And post your images, Kosma. With every shot taken, you can only get better!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Brehvolution on September 04, 2009, 11:24:48 PM
All these pictures rule. How can you think you suck?  ???
It's just pictures.
Your experience is my education. :heart
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 04, 2009, 11:47:33 PM
Thanks, I need the encouragement.

http://www.flickr.com/search/?s=rec&w=all&q=Kodak+EasyShare&m=text

I can't wait to get my camera in the mail. :hyper
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 04, 2009, 11:59:43 PM
blue, most of these shots were taken with iso 800.

What exactly does iso do? Is the higher number good or bad?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 05, 2009, 12:11:38 AM
I forgot what it physically does to the sensor (I think it users more photosites or whatever their called on the sensor itself) but it essentially becomes more sensitive to light at each level. The trade off being that noise will become more apparent once you start going higher from base ISO (which is 100).

So if I'm shooting outside, in daylight, I would set my ISO to ISO100. If I was inside a house with indoor lighting, I would adjust some settings to gather more light, one of those adjustments would be raising the ISO level of my camera (others being, dropping the shutter speed or opening the aperture of my lens even wider).

The way a camera handles ISO is very important to some people. Very high ISO on a camera that can't handle it well will produce a whole lot of noise that has to be cleaned up (3rd party apps/plugins in Photoshop) and cleaning them up is destructive to image quality (you'll lose detail but in place have a smoother less grainy image).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 05, 2009, 01:15:57 AM
How do I do that awesome thing where the foreground is sharp and the background blurry?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 05, 2009, 01:32:07 AM
Unfortuantely its hard to do with Point and Shoots but its basically a mixture of the size of the sensor (so basically the camera type, 1.6x, 1.5x, 1.3x, Full Frame and Medium Frame. 1.6x to Medium frame is in order of which creates more out of focus blur), lens aperture (so a faster lens will blur the out of focus areas more), the focal length of the lens (the longer the more burring) and the distance between your camera and the subject (closer the more blurring).

You could probably get shallow DoF (which is what its called) out of your camera but you would have to zoom it in to its max (physical max, don't allow it to zoom digitally) and get as close to the subject as possible. It won't be as pronounced though (one of the reason being that most Point and Shoots have extremely small sensors, which provide it with a lot of Depth of Field... which is why they make very good Landscape cameras).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on September 05, 2009, 05:58:23 AM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2600/3888630136_73e1e0746c.jpg)

I like this shot.  I think landscape photography is a great challenge because while it's easy to take a photo of attractive landscape, to hard to make the photo itself interesting and aesthetically pleasing when shooting landscapes.

The chair makes this shot, and its position within the frame is very good I think.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 05, 2009, 09:44:08 AM
Welll, you can thank Blue for the chair position. I wanted to mimic what he did with his park shot, except at day time.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 05, 2009, 09:57:37 AM
I'm gonna go out to the village center with my cam today and see what I can do. It's very windy and maybe the see will be nice and wild. I'm not sure how to shoot with a cloudy sky, tips?

Oh man. I'm having the same problem.

Thankfully yesterday the clouds broke a bit, and I could see the blue. Still:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2433/3889004421_576a178d2b.jpg)

Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 05, 2009, 11:44:02 AM
I'm gonna go out to the village center with my cam today and see what I can do. It's very windy and maybe the see will be nice and wild. I'm not sure how to shoot with a cloudy sky, tips?

If its an overcast, that's a good chance to shoot flowers and earthly things (due to the diffused lights). If its more cloudy as in the sun is still peeking through, then that could be good for landscape shots with a nice skyline.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 05, 2009, 01:53:00 PM
Holy shat :bow Those are fantastic, Kosma! I'm really like the 2nd, 5th and 6th shots.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 05, 2009, 02:01:09 PM
I LOVE those shots Kosma.

(http://i28.tinypic.com/2coqut0.jpg)

This one is fantastic. What makes this shot for me is entrance to the beach. It makes it feel like an open invitation to take your shoes off and run along the coast.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 05, 2009, 08:38:37 PM
Thanks man  :) Whats up with shots 3 and 4 though? They look hazy. I adjusted the brightness and some other light option hmmm.

Try bumping up contrast (or Levels) in photoshop. They definitely lack the punch some higher contrast would give to the.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 05, 2009, 08:41:50 PM
:bow kosma :bow2
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: chronovore on September 06, 2009, 12:15:23 PM
i have a pretty awesome SLR (Canon Eos Kiss x3) , but i really haven't a clue how to use it properly yet. I kinda like this shot but my hit rate is about 0.00001% at this point :lol

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2583/3734269933_9bf6ce57f2_b.jpg)



Noice. Your food photos always make me hungry.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 07, 2009, 12:10:14 AM
God, this camera cannot take night photos AT ALL. :lol

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2562/3895370690_ce41dc8b64_o.jpg)

I actually like this one. The light exposure at makes some of the plant life look like a painting.

(http://i28.tinypic.com/vo3oso.jpg)

 :-X :-X  :-X

(http://i30.tinypic.com/idu041.jpg)

 :-X :-X :-X

Thankfully I got some decent shots taken during day time that don't make me want to kill myself:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3520/3894586543_130ed8b5a0_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 09, 2009, 03:45:45 PM
Got my Kodak Easyshare M1033 today. Been taking some random shots and I can't be the only one who thinks these are grainy. What am I doing wrong?

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2651/3904703784_01e4b91552_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3144/3904694782_7dfb2b5a6d_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2597/3903911321_e6da0d043a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 09, 2009, 03:51:37 PM
The only reason it would be grainy is due to the ISO level. The lighting seems kind of flat so it could be doing something funky in that regard. I notice it more in the interior shots (where lighting would be worse).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 09, 2009, 03:52:42 PM
I turned the light on and it's still grainy. Messing with the ISO but it's set to Auto. ISO speed goes up to 3200.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 09, 2009, 04:02:45 PM
I am commemorating 9/9/99 with this photo test:

(http://i32.tinypic.com/2ez04ts.jpg)

Doesn't seem as grainy as the others.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 09, 2009, 04:07:50 PM
Auto ISO sounds like the culprit. I was surprised you were taking shots like these in that lighting though but now you're seeing the tradeoff of bumping up ISO (soft, grainy images)

Doesn't seem as grainy as the others.

There looks to be lighting being directed at the controller, the auto ISO is probably compensating for it by dropping the ISO level.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 09, 2009, 04:10:18 PM
Is ISO speed 100 a good ISO for most pics?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 09, 2009, 04:16:09 PM
Yep but the issue with that is, interior shots will probably have too slow a shutter speed to handhold (it'll be blurry). But generally, in moderate daylight, ISO 100 should be fine.

With that said, Auto ISO is cool, you just have to be aware that it may want to bump the ISO so a level where your images will look smeared and blotchy (which is what would happen with my DSLR).

I would really road test your camera in good daylight. The interior shots you've posted so far is pretty tough on a DSLR with similar lens speed to a P&S, let alone a P&S.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 09, 2009, 04:18:11 PM
Perfecto

(http://i32.tinypic.com/23ia51c.jpg)

Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 09, 2009, 04:19:05 PM
Bam! Thats much better (IQ wise)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 09, 2009, 04:19:32 PM
Yeah, I'm about to take it on the road for a test run, I've been messing with the settings is all, and the grain just drove me nuts.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 09, 2009, 04:20:42 PM
Also notice how the book is sharp while my laptop and blinds are blurry.

Omg :hyper Finally! It's not aperture but it's good enough for me!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on September 10, 2009, 04:14:07 AM
That book shot is nice Himu.  A wider aperture (like say f2.8 ) will give a narrower depth of field (so more blur in the background and foreground).  When you lower the ISO it will also mean the apeture has to open wider to gather more light, so again you'll get a narrower DOF and more blurring.

If can be a little hard with point and shoots to make them do what you want unless you have a full manual, but generally you can force most to choose a wider aperture by upping the shutter speed and/or lowering the ISO, and as I think BT said a while back, zooming in will also reduce the DOF.  Only thing with a wider aperture is you'll get less clarity in the pic overall because it's outside the lens's ideal range (the sharpest pics on most lenses are produced around maybe f7 to f11).  If you compare two identical landscape pictures for example, taken with different exposures (say f2.8 vs f11), you'll probably see quite a difference in sharpness.

Thanks man  :) Whats up with shots 3 and 4 though? They look hazy. I adjusted the brightness and some other light option hmmm.

I'm guessing they washed out because you were shooting into the light.  I don't really tweak photos so I'm not very knowledgeable on that side but I think a simple level adjustment like BT said would help at the expense of stretching the histogram beyond what was captured.

I like the last couple of pics in particular, pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 12, 2009, 01:03:28 AM
50 Shot image stitched together in Photoshop

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2501/3911483336_5d49d4994e_b.jpg)

Higher Resolution: http://i28.tinypic.com/al2qkl.jpg (http://i28.tinypic.com/al2qkl.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 12, 2009, 01:25:02 AM
That is amazing. 50 shots.

Wow.

HOW DOES THAT EVEN WORK. How do you take 50 shots so accurately they'll fit together like that?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 12, 2009, 01:29:35 AM
I'm still trying to wrap my head around efficient ways of doing it but I essentially pick a starting point (lower left corner) and work to the Right until I hit the farside, up one frame, then to the left, up one frame, to the Right etc until I hit the top right corner.

I used Photoshop to merge everything together (it can be done by hand but I'm sure its torture).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: The Fake Shemp on September 12, 2009, 01:30:34 AM
Or you could just get a better camera! :P
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 12, 2009, 01:40:48 AM
:lol  :D

The effect I'm going for in the image is actually seen in Medium Format cameras (which are really expensive). With those cameras you get a wider Field of View than you would with my 50mm on my Rebel XT.

Its way more effective when you use a longer lens (85mm+) as far as the whole blurry Depth of Field look.

Here's an example of the technique being used in a crazy awesome way

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgf323/3844685062/sizes/l/

As far as the resolution in that the picture could probably be printed out the size of a billboard.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 12, 2009, 03:09:35 AM
Another one using the same Brenizer Method (but with some post processing)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3426/3911007839_bfc9f354fe_o.jpg)

Higher Res (Seems like Tinypic doesn't want to accept the full res file :lol ): http://i28.tinypic.com/2a6v094.jpg (http://i28.tinypic.com/2a6v094.jpg)

I used Kolor AutoPano. Absolutely fantastic program. There's still weird hiccups here and there but it smooths out seams wonderfully.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: rodi on September 14, 2009, 06:03:15 AM
Here are some I took that I think are post worthy:

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/5927/p1000255.jpg)

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/1166/p1020234l.jpg)

(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4152/p1020246a.jpg)

(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4516/p1020247.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 14, 2009, 06:20:05 AM
I dig the gun perspective and the hallway. The terrain over there in general must be very interesting, see as how there must be lots of structures in ruin.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 15, 2009, 12:42:25 AM
YES.

This camera can do decent night shots!  :o

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3482/3921289989_bd55ddda7d.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2632/3921289979_21b041c290_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3226/3921289995_39ab801b12.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 29, 2009, 10:58:34 PM
KABLAM!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2546/3967804222_eb6e495ceb_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2590/3967028375_85f2afc934_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2490/3967028601_608b5b35c9_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on September 29, 2009, 11:44:46 PM
Kick-ass subjects for B&W!  That first one especially.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 30, 2009, 12:15:19 AM
Hey blue, gimme tips on taking multi-frame shots bro! I'm learning how to do that!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 30, 2009, 12:32:14 AM
I'm about to crash but tomorrow I'll edit one of the pictures above and show you how I go about taking each frame (I'll even post the frame without the crop, to show you how the rough stitch looks). For now though, use this program Hugin (http://hugin.sourceforge.net/). Its a free open source Panoramic stitching program. It stitches, normalizes each image and blends the seams. Basically much much! better than Photoshop CS3/4 Photomerge.

Kick-ass subjects for B&W!  That first one especially.

Thanks, Bildi! Yeah, I pretty much have been all B&W for most of my images lately but I always default to it on an overcast day. I love my Niko Pro Silver Effex plugin for Photoshop :heart (for converting images to Black and White).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on September 30, 2009, 12:38:17 AM
I LOVE the first cemetary shot.

You use a plug in for b/w? I just go to image -> black and white.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 30, 2009, 12:46:42 AM
Yeah, its a $200 piece of software (I believe), downloaded it along with a cracked CS3 a while ago. It gives you a multitude of options when it comes to conversion. Brightness, Contrast and an option to give the image a harsh detailed look or soft dreamy (the name escapes me).

There's also the ability to apply filters (filters in the sense that you can darken or brighten certain spectrum of light in the image so blues, greens, reds or yellows come out). That comes in handy for thing like my first cemetery shot where I used this to my advantage by darkening the grass and bringing out the headstones.

You can also simulate Film, add grain without the film simulation, Split Tone (add a color to Highlights and/or Shadows) and add vignetting (where the outside of the frame is darkened or you can lighten it, which happens in real life with various lenses).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on September 30, 2009, 12:58:24 AM
Do you recall if you used a red or orange filter on the first shot?  Or another colour?

It came out really nice and contrasty.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 30, 2009, 09:53:14 AM
Do you recall if you used a red or orange filter on the first shot?  Or another colour?

It came out really nice and contrasty.

I don't remember exactly. I believe it was near the blue spectrum but not all the way. Darkened the grass but not so much that it was completely black (which Blue usually does).

And Himu, here's an example of how I shoot a normal multi layered Panoramic...

(http://i38.tinypic.com/359fe6e.jpg)

The numbers 1 through 12 represent a single frame from my camera (its not exact since that image is a 27 frame image but this is just for visual sake).

The line going through the image is the path I took when taking each frame (by swiveling my head, from one side to another and down or up when I need to shoot another level).

That red filled in area is where the two frames meet and overlap (showing you how much I overlap two frames). I just filled in that one spot but every frame needs to overlap, that means the frames to the right and left of eachother also above and below.

I then taken all those files, throw them into a stitching program (like Hugin) and let it do its thang. By overlapping your frames, it allows the program to better assess where that frame belongs and allows it to better blend each seam.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on October 06, 2009, 12:25:09 PM
Hey, I want to get a flash from my Nikon D90 and start learning flash photography.  Since I don't like the default flash on the camera I don't do many night shots and most come out badly.  So I want to expand my range with a legitimate flash.  What flash do you recommend and are there any good books/guides on learning flash photography?  The SB-600 that's $220 at Amazon is around the price range I want to spend.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on October 06, 2009, 09:42:05 PM
I took another trip to the park. This time with my new point and shoot.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3461/3988914720_f130a836b9_o.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3470/3988914696_efd73c36ae_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2512/3988159319_22e94bda01_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2534/3988914626_7cb173dbb3_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2586/3988159197_96566ccc93_o.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3464/3988914530_e29b77b036_o.jpg)

I really like the bench shot mostly because of the lighting, but I wanted to it at a better angle. However, as you can see, there's water right behind it and I didn't feel like getting wet today. Plus, there's alligators nearby.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on October 06, 2009, 10:13:47 PM
Blue I don't think I can do that yet but I'll try :lol
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on October 09, 2009, 05:01:52 PM
Got my first flash today :D  Trying to learn flash photography. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/DSC_0036-1.jpg)
Toilet with normal flash

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/DSC_0035.jpg)
Toilet with bounce flash

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/DSC_0033.jpg)
Random pic.  I like all the white.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 09, 2009, 05:04:02 PM
Nice, Bebpo. I'm definitely not a flash photographer but from all I've read, bouncing the light from the flash in small rooms is the way to go. You just have to watch out for colored walls (I believe it'll cast the color of the wall on to the person or surroundings).

if you can't bounce (most likely scenarios being in a large room or outside), taking the flash off the body and directing it at an angle is better than straight on. They also make light diffusers for off body flash equipment like you have which will soften the light.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on October 09, 2009, 05:08:34 PM
Yeah, a cheap diffuser after I figure out how all this stuff works sounds like a good idea :)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on October 09, 2009, 05:39:18 PM
Holy shit that's the closest I've ever seen a pic of Bebpo. I WANT A PIC OF BEBPO.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 09, 2009, 07:00:34 PM
I've used sheets of paper for diffusers a few times.  It works pretty well and is a gazillion times better than just straight on.  Milky-coloured plastic containers can work well too - I have a milky-coloured film canister cut to fit over the on-camera flash on my SLR and I keep it in my bag permanently.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 09, 2009, 07:09:15 PM
Shot of my cousin, taken yesterday

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3532/3994129193_ff39503858_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 09, 2009, 07:21:03 PM
Do I want to fuck my cousin?  :lol  :yuck
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Diunx on October 09, 2009, 10:04:04 PM
I always read the thread tittle as Evilbore pornography :'(
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on October 09, 2009, 10:42:16 PM
Took some photos of my time on the airplane to Houston and of Orlando's airport. I've been wanting to photograph Orlando's AWESOME airport for the longest but didn't get the desired results because I was in a rush, but next time I'm going to take some better ones.

In order to get from the main section of building in Orlando's airport, you take a monorail to the other side of the site where the terminals are. So awesome.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2623/3996314935_c6515bd8dc_o.jpg)

And the view is always great:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2456/3996314969_0a42fee793_o.jpg)

On the plane I finished The God Delusion. Great book!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3502/3996315125_fc388e2982_o.jpg)

Messing with various levels of aperture:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2470/3996315147_05d8f23e40_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2492/3997082104_5461705363_o.jpg)

The heavens were beautiful that evening. Luckily I caught a plane that was flying during sunset:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2654/3996315169_75b5469c7b_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2556/3996315159_ae54ddd0af_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2475/3996314985_3cbb1475cc_o.jpg)

I took all of these shots from moving vehicles (plane and train) so I'm surprised they turned out so well. They took a lot (A LOT) of shots, though. Shakey hands :(

Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: chronovore on October 12, 2009, 07:17:03 AM
Gorgeous skies.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Barry Egan on October 12, 2009, 12:41:41 PM
I love those first two shots Kosma.  So rich.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on October 12, 2009, 12:42:40 PM
Definitely. The first two shots are fantastic. Since I have nothing to do today I should take some fall shots too.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 12, 2009, 12:51:02 PM
Yeah, the first two shots really have that nice warm Fall color. And Finding random wild mushrooms is always fun.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on October 12, 2009, 10:53:17 PM
Those pictures are amazing.  How did you get the colors to look sooooo good :o
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on October 14, 2009, 05:12:11 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/DSC_0119zz.jpg)

Was trying to get the warm colors of the wood to come out.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on October 14, 2009, 07:17:15 PM
Bebpo you play guitar?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on October 14, 2009, 10:31:27 PM
Did you edit the shot?

nope

Bebpo you play guitar?

A litttttle.  Back in HS I could but not much anymore.  Would like to get back to it when I'm done with school.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on October 14, 2009, 10:33:13 PM
Why do you have three guitars if you only play a "little"? ???
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on October 14, 2009, 10:44:04 PM
4, but they're the family collection of acoustics purchased over like a 30 year timeline
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 17, 2009, 02:55:13 PM
Fantastic photograph, Kosma! I love it
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 17, 2009, 02:59:56 PM
Sure, not sure which one you're talking bout' though :) Go ahead!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 17, 2009, 03:44:43 PM
Ahhhh, I wish I could say I set that shot up though. It was actually me shooting the surrounding buildings through my car windshield. I looked over the shots of the day and found that one, then cropped accordingly. I can see why people enjoy shooting streetshots/cityscapes though... its fun trying to capture uniformity in what is seen as chaos. I'm happy you dig it though  :D
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: CajoleJuice on October 17, 2009, 05:26:34 PM
That's an awesome shot, holy shit.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on October 17, 2009, 05:30:13 PM
I'm trying to learn the process of taking photos of shadows. It's really hard but rewarding.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 17, 2009, 05:41:53 PM
I'm trying to learn the process of taking photos of shadows. It's really hard but rewarding.

Depends on the camera but exposure control is helpful in this area. What I would do with my camera is meter for a brighter area in the area I'm shooting, lock the exposure (by half pressing the shutter button) and then recompose my shot for the shadow area.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 18, 2009, 12:01:36 AM
Some new stuff from today. Played around with gritty looks, silhouettes, reflection, purposefully shooting out of focus and general night photography...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2532/4021127908_2fa3ab1f1d_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2803/4021127686_64ea777511_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2804/4020368091_3e786fbc28_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2566/4020497731_c8da4993b1_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2730/4021127794_9a21fbbfc0_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on October 18, 2009, 12:16:27 AM
The bench shot is nice.  It makes it feel like there is no one else in a 5 mile radius.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 18, 2009, 01:03:21 AM
The centered subject placement tends to have that effect (which I love). Messed with the Black and White filtering to make everything washed out white and have the bench dark (which opens up the image even more).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 18, 2009, 11:28:42 PM
New shizzz from today...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2703/4024818000_2c30ed53b0_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3484/4024063615_8368763409_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2427/4024818782_b50888e7ce_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2474/4024818610_13568a9f99_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2790/4024818440_5c317171ac_o.jpg)

And my favorite of the bunch...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2645/4024062945_0e7a7cd3e9_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on October 18, 2009, 11:46:01 PM
That last one is amazing.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 18, 2009, 11:51:44 PM
wow kosma and blue some of those are amazing.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cormacaroni on October 18, 2009, 11:51:55 PM
wow. that last one is a book cover waiting to happen.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 18, 2009, 11:57:14 PM
Thanks guys! and yeah, when I was walking home from taking all those other shots, I looked up the nearby hill and noticed that single tree and how the sky and snowy hill were similarly lit (it felt like some realization, its one of those things I strive for when out taking photographs). It came out how I had seen it in my head which is such an extremely fulfilling feeling.

I posted this on GAF and I figured I'd post it here...

(http://i35.tinypic.com/kd8h74.jpg)

The yellow circle is where I was placed when I had taken the image, the red arrow is pointing at the tree within the image.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: GilloD on October 19, 2009, 03:19:54 AM
I just got a new D90! Psyched as hell! Expect pics!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 19, 2009, 04:14:58 PM
Those shots are amazing, Blue.  Fall photography is the best. 

Thanks man! and yes it is. I'll probably head out with my zoom lens later and capture some blue sky fall shots (Yellow and Blue is an awesome combination).

I just got a new D90! Psyched as hell! Expect pics!

Nice! Definitely post some shots, you're in Korea right? Its cool seeing the different looks of different regions.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 19, 2009, 10:33:10 PM
Those chair shots are awesome.  I hardly ever experiment with centered subjects - would be fun to go out for a day and try it out.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 19, 2009, 11:29:29 PM
I dont' know why I'm drawn to centered subjects but I've been doing it a lot recently. I find the eye travels around the subject and you tend to explore the surrounding its in.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 20, 2009, 12:03:59 AM
Thanks, Cohen! Yeah, I would be pretty pissed if someone used this in a book without some form of acknowledgment (or other form of media) but other than that, I'm not too worried bout it.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 20, 2009, 12:57:31 AM
I dont' know why I'm drawn to centered subjects but I've been doing it a lot recently. I find the eye travels around the subject and you tend to explore the surrounding its in.

Hey now that's an interesting point.  In other words you can exploit the rule of thirds in a kind of backwards fashion.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 20, 2009, 01:28:12 AM
I dont' know why I'm drawn to centered subjects but I've been doing it a lot recently. I find the eye travels around the subject and you tend to explore the surrounding its in.

Hey now that's an interesting point.  In other words you can exploit the rule of thirds in a kind of backwards fashion.

I was actually looking at positives to the centered subject approach and apparently its used to create a sense of space too (environment ends up dwarfing the subject). This is when the subject is farther back though, if I filled the frame with the bench it would have overpowered its surroundings.

There's also sort of a surreal feel to having everything fairly out of focus and a subject centered in the frame. Almost tunnel vision. I'm of course using that multi frame method I posted a few pages back in most of these images so that's adding to the "extreme Depth of Field".
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 20, 2009, 01:37:06 AM
The short DOF is very striking in that colour chair shot - I was wondering how that came about.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: GilloD on October 23, 2009, 12:53:54 PM
Hi dudes. It's been like 8 years since I was taking pictures for anything more than Facebook. These are the 6 or so from the other night that really turned out maybe 50% of the way I really saw them. Please be brutal, I'm really comitted to being better. I think I had a heavy hand with the crop tool on some of these. I didn't do any major retouching, I'm a big believer in getting the shot you want right off:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2589/4037597916_778ac3667a_b.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2457/4036848365_210d1916e4_b.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2534/4036853461_24a2e6e4bb_b.jpg)
This one got cropped hard. I really loved the seedy red lighting in the left hand side of the frame and I wanted THAT to be the subject, sort of.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2678/4036848935_90286b4554_b.jpg)
I took like 20 like this. I couldn't capture the 'spaciousness' of the plaza. I'll go back to it.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2576/4036861053_24cac319db_b.jpg)
This one was accidental- I had my WB set to FLourescent. I thought it was too blue, but I came to love the. I don't know. Intensity? There''s a kind of mystery here. It needs work, I wish the light was brighter. Longer exposure.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2574/4036869513_3fe932418a_b.jpg)
Another angle. Same idea- I want to come back to this. I like the lighting here better, I'm getting that weird bright/dark, mystery/industry thing, but it's not so unreal or, uh, ugly.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3508/4036872279_00e6316a76_b.jpg)
I like this picture a lot, I just don't know what I want it to look like. Needs work, but I'll definitely work at it.

Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 23, 2009, 01:23:56 PM
Those are great Gillo, I also like the blue and mysterious feeling of the tank shots. The way the squids? were exposed they look almost alien. I would have gone lower though and tried to get a shot of the tank head on (by crouching and trying to place myself so the tank is completely parallel to me).

And I agree on the Plaza shot, it looks like it needs to be expanded a bit. A good thing to mess with are panoramics if you eventually want to take wide spanning shots. Some people buy expensive wide lenses when in actuality you can just take a couple of shots to get it all in then merge it in software.

I also dig the Black and White conversion of the neon light. I have a thing for B&W tonality and neon lights really bring this out.

In general though, it looks like you would appreciate a fast prime (fast as in gathering light). You wouldn't need to bump the ISO to compensate as much and exposure times would be a little more snappy. Check this lens out

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=59&sort=7&cat=12&page=2

The above shots were taken with the kit lens right? Regardless of speed you done well with it in less than optimal lighting scenarios.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: GilloD on October 23, 2009, 11:22:31 PM
Those shots are so clear GilloD. What Iso did you use? I don't see any grain :o

I like the colours so much.



The D90 does really, really well in low light. You can check the EXIF at Flickr for ISO data- It shoot pretty tight up to about 1600. It'll go to 3200, but things get really noisy.

It's a 28mm-200mm lens. It wasn't the one I wanted, but the guy cut me such a deal that I could could sell the lens and make a profit, so. Which I may do. 28 is a little far away for some of the pictures I like to take and at 200 is useless in anything that's lowlight because of the shakes. There's a newer 18-200 with VR that I should have looked at. It's also tricky o get clear photos sometimes.

I should have done my lens homework a little more. I really had my heart set on the 18-105, but got talked out o it. Maybe I'll sell this one.

And yeah, those lightbulbs look like they're out of a post apocalyptic movie, haha.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 23, 2009, 11:59:50 PM
The VR will definitely help. The aperture won't be large enough to stop motion in really bad lit scenarios but you could get some interesting blurring movement with vehicles and people while keeping architecture sharp. I've seen people use this on Canon's own IS lens (their version of VR).

A general rule of thumb I use for figuring out handholdable shots in bad light is Focal Length (18mm, 50mm, 100mm etc) = Shutter Speed. So a Focal Length of 50mm requires a shutter speed of 1/50s to get a sharp enough image with proper technique. Drop below that and you really have to go Metal Gear Solid sniper with hand holding (tuck your arms close to your body, breath in and exhale slowly as you depress the shutter button).

Not sure how you stand when taking images but this is how I do it and provides great stability...

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/182/415579849_608d84dd3a.jpg?v=0)
Direct Link: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/182/415579849_608d84dd3a.jpg?v=0
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 27, 2009, 12:43:38 AM
I'm gonna try and head out everyday or every other day at sunset and get used to landscape photography. But for now, here's some new stuff from earlier...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2616/4048135969_3d76310cd8_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2608/4047894833_cf4302c208_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2787/4047894901_17946e04e9_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 27, 2009, 02:45:50 AM
Interesting pics and ideas BT.  I almost missed what's going on in that first one!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 30, 2009, 01:49:59 AM
Interesting pics and ideas BT.  I almost missed what's going on in that first one!

Thanks man! Yeah, the first shot was a bitch to take. I was pretty much at the lenses minimum focus distance, wide open (can't stop it down since its broke). So I was all rocking back and forth trying to get the little speck in focus :lol

But I've moved on to playing with lighting a bit.... (copy/pasted from the GAF Photography thread)

I just created a "GHETTO SNOOT"

Here it is...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2775/4056937921_38c3404466_o.jpg)

The results

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2651/4057677198_b441cf9be7_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2512/4057607340_006b476644_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2702/4057044247_cfc70602cc_o.jpg)

I am in love

I attached it to a high powered mechanics flashlight (made for undercarriage lighting) and I can pretty much shoot at 1/500s with the thing pointing at the subjects at mid range.

The snoot is freaking awesome. I love being able to isolate parts of the subjects and play with lots of different angles. Also, there's a white wall like, 5 inches behind these subjects (you can see it in the snoot shots), so it acts as a nice neutral backdrop.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 30, 2009, 03:09:28 AM
Friggin' awesome!  I love inventive solutions like that.  The results are great, that last pic is particularly sweet.  I would have sworn the second and third shots are different statues but looking at the little 'hair-twirls' closely I see they are in fact the same.  I am amazed at how the light has such a profound effect on the depth.

On a somewhat related note about light, a while back I experimented with using a computer monitor as a versatile colour light source for macro photography.  It's so easy to change colours on it, the only downside being long exposures are needed because the light is so dim.

I took this one with the monitor behind, I think I drew some pink and black blob-like shapes on the screen.

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Bildi777/evilbore/267731264_245ed27277_o.jpg)

This one I used the monitor from one way to cast the blue light and a little torch from the other to cash the yellow light.  I didn't think the pic was much good but it was a fun experiment.

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Bildi777/evilbore/273021513_db8fe4a3cc_o.jpg)

And this one I put a piece of paper in the back and tweaked the colour the monitor was casting until it was what I wanted.  This was when I discovered the viewfinder in my 350D isn't quite straight. :lol  Because I don't do post-processing it took a fair bit of trial and error to get the image perfectly level.

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r89/Bildi777/evilbore/281234802_33893a12fd_o_d.jpg)

Sorry these are older pics, I don't pick the camera up much lately.  But it's a lot of fun to experiment.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 30, 2009, 03:18:42 AM
Those freaking rock. I absolutely love the color in the last image, the cool tone goes perfectly with the glass/crystal pieces. The gradient in the background is fantastic too.

Never really thought of using a monitor for a backdrop/adding color but I had recently seen a guy take a Call of Duty figurine and used his Mac Book Pros LCD screen as a jungle backdrop. The way it came out is mind blowing...

Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalanharris/3584839072/

You can see his setup here...

Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dalanharris/3584030971/

But certainly, its this type of interesting "working with what you've got" sort of photography that really makes you due inventive things
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 30, 2009, 03:35:33 AM
OK, that's pretty darn clever. :lol  Amazing result.

Yep, one of the most fun things I find about photography is working with what you've got, or putting constraints and limitations on yourself.  Like setting out for a day with the camera set on B&W - I like how it makes you look a the world totally differently.

I think my favourite thing to do is take my zoom and leave it at 70mm (112mm on a cropped-sensor).  The tight angle really makes me think about what is in the frame, what I should be concentrating on, and what I should be leaving out.  I probably should go out with the wide-angle more actually - producing interesting landscape photos is probably one of the most challenging things I can think of.

I ended up calling that last pic Cold Pawns on Flickr (a dorky play on "cold prawns").
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on October 31, 2009, 01:52:27 AM
The other day my book sat VERTICAL and I was like omgggggg so I tried to make photo-s; came out ...ok; could use improvement.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/DSC_0223.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/DSC_0244.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on October 31, 2009, 01:53:43 AM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2702/4057044247_cfc70602cc_o.jpg)

Amazing
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on November 02, 2009, 03:02:00 PM
Love that shot Kosma. Backlighting can really make a scene dramatic and moody. Great composition with the road and shadow placement. The image just flows. And I wouldn't just call it halfway decent, it is quite better than a lot of images I've sifted through throughout the years.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on November 02, 2009, 10:28:36 PM
That's a bitchin' pic Kosma.

I like where you're going with that second book shot Bebpo.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on November 04, 2009, 01:57:57 PM
was fucking around with some friends and took this to photoshop

(http://i36.tinypic.com/vnh0yo.jpg)

it's aight. Just did it for the fun really.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on November 04, 2009, 04:02:52 PM
Was really out of it today, so grabbed my camera and took some shots at lunch break:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/DSC_0286.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/DSC_0305.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on November 04, 2009, 05:38:59 PM
I dig the centered composition in the second shot, Bebpo

was fucking around with some friends and took this to photoshop

(http://i36.tinypic.com/vnh0yo.jpg)

it's aight. Just did it for the fun really.

Very cool, Himu. The composition is very stylized, feels Cinematic. You've got the eye (for composition), man!

I posted these on GAF so I figured I'll copy and past it here....

Quote from: BlueTsunami
Here's stuff from this morning. I made a commitment to go out and take some morning light shots. Its funny, every time the Sun comes over the horizon, I believe I have a game plan going. Then the soft sunlight starts illuminating dozens of interesting subjects and I start drawing a blank :lol

*Click images for larger resolution

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2690/4074653173_092f5941f0.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2690/4074653173_a2057ebd23_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3493/4075407508_58bbe0060a.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3493/4075407508_9e798c9e68_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2481/4074652967_ce39da3f4b.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2481/4074652967_2b0667918a_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2687/4075407326_3175007b9f.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2687/4075407326_79902998de_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3504/4075407396_79fccc42ca.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3504/4075407396_d998c870c3_o.jpg)

Tip: If you want blues in your image, compose your image so the background will be of the sky. This seems very obvious but composing a subject at such an angle isn't as common (well for me it isn't). This works very well in the morning when the direct light (from the Sun) illuminates a subject. You'll then be able to shoot your subject, have the sky in the frame and it won't be blown out (and giving you a very beautiful blue).

Another Tip: Backlight (light --> subject <--- you) is great for leaves. Being thin, the backlight brings out textures, lines and general imperfections. Its also good for giving brilliant colors to leaves.

Final Tip: I'm beginning to understand the saying "Less is more". The less cluttered your image the better the vision that originally inspired you in the first place will come through.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on November 04, 2009, 07:42:04 PM
Agreed, awesome shot Himu.

Those are some sweet shots BT, great use of DOF, contrast, composition.  In looking at them I realised the second one is different because it tells a little story (as in leaf fell out of tree and got stuck).  I dunno, I found that interesting.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on November 04, 2009, 11:43:48 PM
Eh. I think what makes the shot the most is the white and all that. I took it (the photo) in the daytime, erased the background in photoshop, made the body its own layer and went from there.

It almost feels like cheating.

I love the third shot the most, blue. It's the colors that do it for me.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on November 05, 2009, 12:32:52 AM
Agreed, awesome shot Himu.

Those are some sweet shots BT, great use of DOF, contrast, composition.  In looking at them I realised the second one is different because it tells a little story (as in leaf fell out of tree and got stuck).  I dunno, I found that interesting.

Thanks, Bildi! Yeah, the second shot was this one whole leaf on a sparse tree. It definitely caught my eyes as the light from the Sun hit it. I kept playing with how I wanted to crop it but I felt the negative space to the left gives the image much needed depth and a feeling of isolation.

Quote from: Himuro
I love the third shot the most, blue. It's the colors that do it for me.

Thanks! I'm grateful for the lens I have, it can pull really beautiful colors from well lit objects. With that said, you should check out "Curve Adjustments" in photoshop with your own images. Without going overboard with it, you can adjust certain color levels and bring out some colors more than others (by putting a point near highlights and one near shadows and curcing it into a slight "S"). I tend to do this with my images (though I'm always worried that I'll go too far and it'll end up looking cartoony).

Out of the shots I posted, I was most enamored with the last shot. It was a single leaf on a downed tree... just hanging there. The sun was hitting it from the other side (which would be backlight). It was literally glowing as I walked by. I looked back at it, kind of waffled on if I should bother and then threw down my tripod and took the shot.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on November 05, 2009, 01:07:10 AM
I kept playing with how I wanted to crop it but I felt the negative space to the left gives the image much needed depth and a feeling of isolation.

I agree that was a good call - I think it makes the photo more than the sum of its parts.  I think it becomes more about the photo and less about the subject which is pretty impressive considering the subject is so beautiful.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on November 11, 2009, 12:21:22 AM
Come on bitches, get to shootin'!



SHAZAM

*Click for larger

 (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3234/4087479662_2b16fff3bd.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3234/4087479662_a34b4a8aa3_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2804/4086722561_eb9a66f0db.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2804/4086722561_d04070a4fe_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2738/4087479048_629432ba14.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2738/4087479048_f04e11ff18_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2558/4087479156_46a0dcd0ef.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2558/4087479156_bbb01c95f4_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2434/4087479276_08fb097026.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2434/4087479276_84e6cafe1c_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2521/4087479990_3b71af6a10.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2521/4087479990_cc0f15b7c4_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2669/4086722321_31bd517666.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2669/4086722321_fc57aacd2f_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2795/4087712766_b902f89796.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2795/4087712766_e80bf501ce_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: chronovore on November 15, 2009, 06:12:21 AM
I'm liking the depth of field on that skate ramp.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cormacaroni on November 16, 2009, 05:42:50 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/DSC_0305.jpg)


man, that tilt shift stuff just cracks me up! It looks just like a tiny toy house!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: GilloD on November 16, 2009, 07:31:48 AM
I'm still wrangling the D90's excellent night shooting, but this a killer shot given the absolute lack of light (Except from the lantern) and a lack of any kind of tripod or stablizing device:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2715/4108430279_ae5e7836ae_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on November 18, 2009, 06:34:56 PM
I like the setting sun, because it's just pretty.

And I like the next pic, which has a interesting composition. I also felt the need to outline some of the lines   :dur

(http://i37.tinypic.com/34gu0wl.jpg)

Id go out to make pictures if It wasnt always raining when I wasnt working.

Thanks man! And yeah, that's what hit me about the scene (the lines). I love images of 2D planes that are square with the frame. Just a lot of lines and geometry that flows the image.

Here are three new ones from yesterday

*Click for larger

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2654/4113078546_e345578524.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2654/4113078546_f3c3bfb49d_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2728/4113078488_146dd1660b.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2728/4113078488_664cc67623_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2578/4113078448_a50a29eba3.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2578/4113078448_183dee644c_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on November 18, 2009, 07:59:33 PM
All awesome, but sweet use of depth in that last one.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on November 19, 2009, 11:30:12 AM
All awesome, but sweet use of depth in that last one.

:heart my 50mm lens . It draws beautifully when up real close.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on November 19, 2009, 12:59:46 PM
I'm still wrangling the D90's excellent night shooting, but this a killer shot given the absolute lack of light (Except from the lantern) and a lack of any kind of tripod or stablizing device:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2715/4108430279_ae5e7836ae_b.jpg)

Wait, YOU ARE IN AOMORI!?!?!!?!?!?!!!?!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on November 19, 2009, 04:41:34 PM
All awesome, but sweet use of depth in that last one.

:heart my 50mm lens . It draws beautifully when up real close.

Is that a 1.4 or 1.8?  How close can you get with it?  I don't have a 50mm prime but I've often thought about picking up one of the cheap but awesome Canon ones.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on November 19, 2009, 05:07:55 PM
All awesome, but sweet use of depth in that last one.

:heart my 50mm lens . It draws beautifully when up real close.

Is that a 1.4 or 1.8?  How close can you get with it?  I don't have a 50mm prime but I've often thought about picking up one of the cheap but awesome Canon ones.

Its the 1.4 version

I can get fairly close but to be exact its 1.5 Feet. Though I often feel the need to get even closer than this lens allows... which is why I'm considering the Zeiss 50/2 Makro (allows for 1:2 Magnification, where the Canon 50/1.4 allows 1:8 I believe).

The 50/1.8 is supposed to be damn good for the price. The only supposed downsides are build quality and only have 5 Aperture blades.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on November 19, 2009, 05:56:47 PM
I didn't know the 1.8 has fewer aperture blades - I'll check it out as smooth bokeh is a big plus.  I'll also have a look at the Zeiss.  Thanks a lot for that info.

I used to have a fast 50mm prime on a Nikon film camera, but the fastest I have for the 350D is an f4.  I've got more used to it over time but it can be extremely limiting.  And now that I think of it, if I remember right compared to a film camera the 350D needs to be opened wider (eg use f8 on the 350 on a sunny day instead of f16 or something like that) so that probably makes it even worse.  Dunno if that's a function of the cropped sensor or what, I never investigated it much.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on November 19, 2009, 06:05:23 PM
If only techno babble translated into great pictures. :'(
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on November 19, 2009, 06:48:42 PM
I didn't know the 1.8 has fewer aperture blades - I'll check it out as smooth bokeh is a big plus.  I'll also have a look at the Zeiss.  Thanks a lot for that info.

The images produced by the Zeiss are amazing but it is an expensive lens ($1000). Tamron makes an amazing 90mm Macro lens )one of the best) for $400. I just personally have this thing for how Zeiss renders an image (Neutral to Cool colors, very contrasty, bokeh is defined a bit... which gives it a unique look). I think I've been afflicted with whatever a photographer is if he were an audiophile in this field.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: GilloD on November 20, 2009, 09:52:04 AM
That picture is all kinds of awesome, GilloD. Can I have a copy of the original, un-resized version? I'm gonna tweak it and use it as a wallpaper if you don't mind.

Jin- Hit up my Flickr, you can pick up the gigantor original there. I shoot at the 4000xwhatever size, so go for it :) I have a ton more lantern pictures I;m going to upload tommorrow, too
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: GilloD on November 20, 2009, 09:53:07 AM


Wait, YOU ARE IN AOMORI!?!?!!?!?!?!!!?!

Nah, that's in Chongeychon in Seoul.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on November 20, 2009, 01:06:18 PM


Wait, YOU ARE IN AOMORI!?!?!!?!?!?!!!?!

Nah, that's in Chongeychon in Seoul.

ah, the writing says "Celebrate Seoul Light Festival Aomori Nebuta".  The float must have been borrowed from Aomori's Nebuta festival?  That's where I lived so I saw a bunch of those floats when the festival was going on.  That's what this wall scroll is of:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/DSC_0286.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on November 25, 2009, 01:34:54 PM
Nice.  I wished I lived in the post-apocalypse like Kosma
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on November 26, 2009, 10:29:50 AM
Its crazy how air pollution makes for pretty Sunsets :lol. Lovely shot, Kosma!

Here's a Sunset in my area (in Black and White though)...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2690/4126790456_c1b1babdbd_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on November 26, 2009, 08:57:50 PM
Its actually a two story apartment (very New England style). But yeah, it has that old age Church look to it.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on December 02, 2009, 07:41:43 PM
New shit. All taken with my Rebel XT's Kit Lens (17-55mm f/3.5-5.6)

*Click for larger

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2723/4153663555_3384ff8c5e.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2723/4153663555_65978064a6_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2575/4153663499_d3b274646b.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2575/4153663499_96f559e0b4_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2551/4154425070_b8879b8ea9.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2551/4154425070_60dd3e023b_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2752/4154424970_d67b924fec.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2752/4154424970_d6428b7af9_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: The Fake Shemp on December 02, 2009, 07:43:07 PM
I've seen better.

spoiler (click to show/hide)
... but not many. :smug
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on December 02, 2009, 07:46:58 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on December 02, 2009, 09:58:32 PM
The last one is incredible.  It looks like a painting they'd sell for 10 grand.  The 2nd to last one has really purty colors  :-*
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: GilloD on January 03, 2010, 11:16:35 PM
I had real trouble getting a decent shot at the aquarium, but this one turned out really well:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2590/4171127389_2cb131535c.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: GilloD on January 03, 2010, 11:17:56 PM
This is not great at small sizes, but I really love the contrast in it. It looks nice at a larger size:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2488/4171887226_9004a1bf1b.jpg)

 Same pic with the I DISCOVERED FILTERS feature:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2793/4153236952_537c8f7c4a.jpg)

This one is okay, but I feel like it's a bad version of a better picture:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2496/4171125377_2193d3e4fa.jpg)

This one could use some work to improve the concept:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2704/4132940645_65a65d9f02.jpg)

I love this one, not sure why. I've cropped it 800 different ways, I can't tell what the real picture is:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2677/4133666682_fcda67b0b2.jpg)

Maybe?:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2541/4132919187_2eca490aa1.jpg)

Bought some Christmas gifts from this guy:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2491/4171135029_9e2ff16868.jpg)

My friend eating a live octopus. I pushed the colors too hard here:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2784/4152507039_386e80a44e.jpg)

Bad version of a good picture:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2568/4171123069_811ba40061.jpg)

Plenty more later. I have like 200 at home I need so sort through. These are kind of old,  I've really gotten better!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 03, 2010, 11:28:35 PM
Definitely dig the fourth and the fifth one. I'm always in love with aquarium shots and the fifth shot, I'm getting this juxtaposition between the camera and the single person within the frame. It works well.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 08, 2010, 01:25:34 AM
Winter truly is a bummer as far as going out there and taking the pics, here's some random stuff from December and one from today...

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4256173270_201fe7c702.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4256173270_efc7da94c5_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4256173218_e1beeb62b2.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4256173218_7bca9ccb16_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/4255410423_81df7f6bab.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/4255410423_8eca5d550b_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4255410369_1aceee4b63.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4255410369_c424a84a58_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cormacaroni on January 08, 2010, 03:16:55 AM
The first one is a gem, Blue.

post your flickr account so we can see it AAAAALLLLL
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 08, 2010, 12:18:49 PM
Here ya'll go

www.flickr.com/bluetsunami
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Eric P on January 08, 2010, 12:29:18 PM
i friendinated you on flickr
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 08, 2010, 02:03:19 PM
I was wondering who that was, added you too!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Eric P on January 08, 2010, 02:14:46 PM
yeah my flickr name is taken from my nom de blog
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 20, 2010, 11:36:03 PM
Experimenting with 3D! Here's a preliminary shot...

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4291667689_9ec3e51530_o.jpg)

Original Link (since Evilbore makes you scroll horizontally): http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4291667689_9ec3e51530_o.jpg

Its a simple two plane 3D effect but I've really enjoyed some of the other test shots I've taken (where more interesting layering). I'll definitely be playing with this more (its so, soooo simple and only requires you to take another off center image (off from the first)).

Here's a link to my Flickr page with some more info:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/4291667689/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/4291667689/)

Here's a link to the article I used to create the image: http://www.neilcreek.com/blog/2008/03/21/how-to-take-3d-photos/ (http://www.neilcreek.com/blog/2008/03/21/how-to-take-3d-photos/)

On the setup, I just used my water ornament and a simple grass image as a backdrop on my LCD monitor.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 26, 2010, 03:51:11 AM
Spring is so near (thank God!) There's only so many Black & White images I can take... but here's some new shit.

*Click for larger

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2727/4382808253_7ceb525fee.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2727/4382808253_425997ecaa_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2677/4383567730_023cbba1b0.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2677/4383567730_c06204fc5a_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2758/4382808037_7350d772c2.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2758/4382808037_e68f70edf0_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2689/4381226646_f2a29d2252.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2689/4381226646_b41779fda9_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2767/4354563001_fd4884ce9a.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2767/4354563001_2b78b30306_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4389502024_f6e1885958.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4389502024_bc52f4316c_o.jpg)

The last one is actually a reworked image from last year (around May).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on February 26, 2010, 06:39:30 AM
Wonderful pics BT, first and third I find particularly striking.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 26, 2010, 01:27:39 PM
Toolshed one has perfect lighting and great composition. Did you place everything?

Nope, that's actually the basement to my apartment (that's all stuff that the landlord stores there). There's was something about the lighting and the clutter that had caught my eye at the time.

Wonderful pics BT, first and third I find particularly striking.

Thanks, Bildi!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on February 26, 2010, 02:33:57 PM
The lamp one is ridiculously good
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on March 05, 2010, 07:39:23 PM
Flipping through my mates facebook and finding some amazing pics from his 2009 trip, wish I was there!

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs126.snc1/5440_1122170492264_1167132382_30327844_2876065_n.jpg)

(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs126.snc1/5440_1122170852273_1167132382_30327853_2101133_n.jpg)



That first photograph is trippy, the earth tones on the ground and the grey tree trunks and branches (it almost swirls). I also love, love, love the second one. Awesome use of silhouette.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Powerslave on March 05, 2010, 08:53:55 PM
that first one looks like a pre-rendered background from FF
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on March 09, 2010, 09:12:27 AM
Do you think the first one is HDR? I'm pretty sure he didnt take it but this guy who was climbing Mount Kinambalu with him.

It does have that HDR look but it could just be that the lighting is diffused or something (overcast weather?). There seems to be a lack of darker shadows.

Here's some new stuff from my new lens...

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4419262759_0f7440d1ab.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4419262759_07e7eb9afc_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2752/4418856796_7a66fcc72a.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2752/4418856796_7ed84cd220_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2750/4419262811_fee46fb328.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2750/4419262811_2517d1eb98_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4419262695_be8d64fd1b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4419262695_650205ca99_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4417373647_1cfce5f496.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4417373647_02b4f02c37_o.jpg)

I posted it in the WDYB thread but here's the lens I got...

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4417854608_ebfc870254_o.jpg)

Its a Super Takumar 135 f/3.5, got it for $50 (was made in the 1960's)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: GilloD on March 09, 2010, 09:40:01 AM
Vacartion Part 1:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4401423166_7a3b6eea83_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2777/4401466488_eb4ebaa9fd.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4335894049_923e710ab8.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4401512192_db63ea8ca2.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4401524020_6b60db389f.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4400787967_99d4d9b5e1.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2726/4335899435_409ebc21b4.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2766/4335891377_cb3b6450bc.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on April 05, 2010, 02:13:14 AM
Some new ones of my niece (taken today) and other choice shots...

*Click for larger

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4490932807_c6119eed62.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4490932807_e18eef4777_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4490932683_c14e69d467.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4490932683_0e6750ca61_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2681/4491572084_129cb941d0.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2681/4491572084_1357f28b59_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4465860854_d8f46c6209.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4465860854_4080852d37_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/4482636468_513bc1740c.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/4482636468_09c99f14e7_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4482190563_7b0bd5abb8.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4482190563_cce01852cb_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on May 30, 2010, 11:29:36 PM
I updated with the Buddha photographs on my Facebook but I figured I'd throw them here too (this is a copy paste from my post in the GAF Q2 Photo thread)...

There's a large Jade Budda (made of pure jade, a subset that is translucent and found in Canada which they have dubbed "Polar Pride"). It weighs in at 4 Tons and is 8 feet high (valued at 4 Million dollars).

Here's a link to the fact sheet on the Buddha Statue:
http://www.jadebuddha.org.au/docs/jade-buddha-fact-sheet.pdf (http://www.jadebuddha.org.au/docs/jade-buddha-fact-sheet.pdf)

And here's a link to the webpage (where you can see the tour dates):
http://www.jadebuddha.org.au/en/ (http://www.jadebuddha.org.au/en/)

Two photographs of it...

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4654396067_90397b53b9.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4654396067_90397b53b9_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4654396413_e4389b942b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4654396413_e4389b942b_b.jpg)

And here are some photographs I took at a local cemetery after I visited the Buddha statue...

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4654395301_ee7dbd4b94.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4654395301_ee7dbd4b94_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4654395387_6562c54dc6.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4654395387_6562c54dc6_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4654395517_4355835b35.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4654395517_4355835b35_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4655013360_43cf765e29.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4655013360_43cf765e29_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4655013542_c8fd5cf5df.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4655013542_c8fd5cf5df_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4041/4655013668_b6a0a8a583.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4041/4655013668_b6a0a8a583_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Raban on May 31, 2010, 03:39:23 AM
(http://i48.tinypic.com/29vfg4o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on October 18, 2010, 02:24:36 PM
posted these in some other thread a while ago but forgot about this thread. went to see Frecce Tricolori at an airshow

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs411.snc4/47463_413590937083_596922083_4855846_6900386_n.jpg) (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs411.snc4/47463_413590942083_596922083_4855847_5096298_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs411.snc4/47463_413590947083_596922083_4855848_1810052_n.jpg) (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs365.snc4/44842_413590972083_596922083_4855851_2010909_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs185.ash2/44842_413590962083_596922083_4855849_7773244_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs297.snc4/41183_413591017083_596922083_4855853_3317733_n.jpg) (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs157.ash2/41183_413591022083_596922083_4855854_4429477_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs297.snc4/41183_413591027083_596922083_4855855_3420087_n.jpg) (http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs210.ash2/47353_413591057083_596922083_4855858_3762483_n.jpg)

Kind of my first try to shoot this kind of stuff, all taken with Sony's 55-200 on a K-M Dynax 7D. Taken at ISO800 to get decent speeds, which is a bit much for this old sensor/processor so there is a lot of noise :/
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 18, 2010, 03:31:22 PM
Made one nice shot sunday

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs396.ash2/67406_442276088028_712953028_5346791_6521739_n.jpg)

You captured some great light, as usual, Kosma! I dig how the land and water sort of meet up in the middle but there's more ratio of land to water. Leads the eye nicely.

And, Hyoushi :bow2 That second to last shot of the various smoke colors is fantasic!

Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on October 18, 2010, 04:12:24 PM
I took some panning shots too but I had a shitload of dust on the sensor so they were not usable  :'(
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 18, 2010, 08:48:43 PM
I also have dust on my sensor but have never cleaned it (for the 3 years that I've owned it). Cleaning it depends on the camera though. I have a DSLR so its as simple as taking off the lens, having the camera move the shutter open and blowing out (with air, not compressed air, there's actually a product that looks like a fat turkey baster thats sole purpose is to blow dust off the sensor glass) the dust. If its not coming off there are wet methods and other products to clean it. There's also sending it to Canon (or Nikon, Pentax etc) so they can clean it but that cost money.

As far as Point and Shoots and larger cameras without removable lenses, I'm not sure. Since the sensor and sensor glass aren't easily accessible, I'm thinking it needs to be sent in to the manufacture for cleaning.

Just a note, Sensor dust is usually seen due to stopping down a lens beyond a certain point where sensor dust become illuminated (I believe is the case). In regards to my DSLR, sensor dust really isn't apparent until I stop my lens down to f/11 which is an aperture I rarely shoot at (even with landscapes. Since I own a APS-C camera, I get enough Depth of Field at f/8). The more you close down the aperture (f/16, f22 and beyond) the more apparent the sensor dust becomes.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on October 18, 2010, 10:45:41 PM
I bought a Copper Hill cleaning kit a few years ago and it works really well on SLRs.  I don't think compacts can really be cleaned though.

http://www.copperhillimages.com/
http://www.copperhillimages.com/shopping/pgm-more_information.php?id=3&=SID#MOREINFO

A little bulb blower gets some of the dust but then there's a lot of stuff that won't move.  The wet swabbing method does the trick.

To see how my cleaning is going I close the aperture as much as possible (say f22) and take a normally exposed picture of a clear blue sky or a white computer screen.  This will show the bigger dust spots but if you apply Auto Levels in photoshop and haven't cleaned the sensor it'll probably look like a dust storm came through.  It's usually pretty shocking. :lol
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on October 19, 2010, 01:48:40 AM
I swabbed the sensor and it's fine now. Should've thought about checking that before of course, herpa derp
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on April 25, 2011, 02:22:20 AM
Remembered this thread existed. Recent stuff!

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5098/5548270831_b6c80e9d55.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/5548270831/) (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5174/5512157331_899660868c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/5512157331/)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5060/5429571314_a708f40b8e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/5429571314/) (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5217/5414701482_160bd30c4e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/5414701482/)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5254/5402098797_7c608e3087.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/5402098797/) (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5021/5652050617_8b0007f511.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/5652050617/)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5183/5648268764_1843df0af8.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/5648268764/) (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5265/5648268460_b971a8cb81.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/5648268460/)


Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Groogrux on April 25, 2011, 06:38:31 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5265/5648268460_b971a8cb81.jpg)

My favorite!  This really makes me want to get a decent camera.  I've had an old Kodak POS for the last few years that I took with me to romp and stomp and not be afraid of hurting it.  I finally lost that damn thing and it's time to be replaced!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on April 25, 2011, 07:28:01 PM
Thats one of my favs too. Right when I reviewed the shot after I had taken it there was something about it (even in color). There's a lushness to the photo that seems to be attainable under specific lighting and other circumstances.

And my setup is pretty low end for whats out now. In that particular shot all I had used was a Rebel XT (that should go for around $300 used), a Zeiss 50/1.7 (got that for $160) and my newly acquired set of tubes ($10).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on April 25, 2011, 07:42:42 PM
holy shit just become a professional already

fuck
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bildi on April 26, 2011, 01:38:58 AM
Normally I'd pick a fave or two, but they're all frickin' awesome BT!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: jiji on April 26, 2011, 10:41:35 AM
I have that same Zeiss. I use it with my Panasonic GF1. I loooooove it. I never thought I could get a film-like look on such a small sensor until I used that lens.

Anyway, I don't want to spam the thread, but I've been posting a lot of my photos from around NYC here:

http://sooty-fluorescent.tumblr.com/
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on April 27, 2011, 01:02:34 AM
I have that same Zeiss. I use it with my Panasonic GF1. I loooooove it. I never thought I could get a film-like look on such a small sensor until I used that lens.

Thats actually an interesting point about the "film" look from a lens. There's definitely something about this particular Zeiss and the way it handles tones and contrast in general. I've also felt this from my Nikkor 28/2, an example...

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5262/5652618170_17929b4b86_b.jpg)

For lack of a better word the contrast and tones feel a bit "organic". I've also read that certain lenses tend to fare better at representing curved shapes and said lenses tend to provide that "organic" feel. Just another one of the myriad of characteristics one can see in a lens I guess.

Anyway, I don't want to spam the thread, but I've been posting a lot of my photos from around NYC here:

http://sooty-fluorescent.tumblr.com/

Lovely work in there, Jiji. Shooting wide in a major metropolitan area seems like it would provide an infinite amount of subjects when you consider the various lighting throughout the day and various scenarios and places and people. I really have to go out one nice day and shoot and do some street photography.

holy shit just become a professional already

fuck

Normally I'd pick a fave or two, but they're all frickin' awesome BT!

Thanks, guys! I've actually gotten better at judging my own work and knocking out all the middling stuff of the past year or so. Its definitely done great things as far as representing the body of work.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Phoenix Dark on April 27, 2011, 03:48:08 AM
nice pics. hook me up with polka dot girl
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Brehvolution on April 27, 2011, 09:50:58 AM
For real :drool
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Sho Nuff on April 27, 2011, 07:22:06 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2113/2226306264_75b42c35a3_b.jpg)

I love me some HDR
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Groogrux on April 27, 2011, 07:28:55 PM
You took that, with a camera?   :o
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on April 27, 2011, 07:35:22 PM
Thats sick, Sho Nuff. How many frames did that take (if more than one)?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Sho Nuff on April 27, 2011, 08:03:21 PM
Not a ton of frames, maybe about 8-10 or so. I was at a hot springs near Mt. Fuji and could just BARELY see the outline of the mountain. Didn't have a tripod so I just kind of plopped it down on the balcony and framed as best I could. Once I ran it through the HDR software I was like "Well, shit."
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Brehvolution on April 27, 2011, 08:38:31 PM
it's a picture of what he has airbrushed on his van

:rofl

Great pic Mr. Nuff
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on April 27, 2011, 09:07:34 PM
Not a ton of frames, maybe about 8-10 or so. I was at a hot springs near Mt. Fuji and could just BARELY see the outline of the mountain. Didn't have a tripod so I just kind of plopped it down on the balcony and framed as best I could. Once I ran it through the HDR software I was like "Well, shit."

Definitely came out real nice without even without a tripod

I bought a used canon g10 today :rock

Here's a link to real world samples to get your whistle wet

http://www.flickr.com/cameras/canon/powershot_g10/
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Sho Nuff on April 28, 2011, 04:55:34 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3373/3475597165_7b5e11129b_z.jpg)

Kinda liked this one too
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on April 28, 2011, 10:46:43 PM
Flowers  :-* Spring all up in dis' shit

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5143/5667829856_7696dcda77_b.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5182/5667518954_cbff2ff79d_b.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5069/5667053292_2cf7c424f1_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: chronovore on April 30, 2011, 09:38:14 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3373/3475597165_7b5e11129b_z.jpg)

Kinda liked this one too

This is lovely, but I've always been partial to your artsy shots.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 25, 2011, 05:32:46 AM
New stuff!

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6154/6170174485_4c3c7a577f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/6170174485/)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6164/6165762860_69a2bd9fa8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/6165762860/)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6061/6143756750_0155f16a57_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/6143756750/)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6179/6180209997_d0ba59c67b_b.jpg)

I'm extremely pleased with how the light rays came out
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: brob on September 25, 2011, 01:15:23 PM
:bow


 i'm jerking off to this tonite
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Premium Lager on September 25, 2011, 01:35:19 PM
BluTsunami is a picture god.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Eric P on October 14, 2011, 04:34:10 PM
http://wokeuplate.tumblr.com/

Hey.  I shoot shows here locally.  I've only been shooting for two years and using a DSLR for a little over a year, but I've gotten managed to get a lot of very good shots.  I've started a tumblr to try to showcase ones that I like as going through a  flickr set (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrphipps/sets/) can sometimes be exhausting.


I'm actually very curious to get some input if I could. 

(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt28k6tYSD1r4fy6ro1_500.jpg)


(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt28ixlkSf1r4fy6ro1_500.jpg)


(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt28h2HlyX1r4fy6ro1_500.jpg)


(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt0knm4VPt1r4fy6ro1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1318710672&Signature=SMVKUiiJDiADayDPklvLx%2BkjnPo%3D)


(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt0kmz7Iht1r4fy6ro1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1318710694&Signature=qC72eE7ctuetd43h49l%2Bdv%2FtCT4%3D)


(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt0jeyGLLt1r4fy6ro1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1318710715&Signature=Vbb1zV4b17yZPSrdGb%2FzDYFnpDw%3D)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 14, 2011, 04:51:04 PM
http://wokeuplate.tumblr.com/

Hey.  I shoot shows here locally.  I've only been shooting for two years and using a DSLR for a little over a year, but I've gotten managed to get a lot of very good shots.  I've started a tumblr to try to showcase ones that I like as going through a  flickr set (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrphipps/sets/) can sometimes be exhausting.


I'm actually very curious to get some input if I could. 

(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt28k6tYSD1r4fy6ro1_500.jpg)


(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt28ixlkSf1r4fy6ro1_500.jpg)


(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt28h2HlyX1r4fy6ro1_500.jpg)


(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt0knm4VPt1r4fy6ro1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1318710672&Signature=SMVKUiiJDiADayDPklvLx%2BkjnPo%3D)


(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt0kmz7Iht1r4fy6ro1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1318710694&Signature=qC72eE7ctuetd43h49l%2Bdv%2FtCT4%3D)


(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt0jeyGLLt1r4fy6ro1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1318710715&Signature=Vbb1zV4b17yZPSrdGb%2FzDYFnpDw%3D)


The first four look fantastic but the last two look a tad underexposed to me (but maybe allowing more light would have killed the mood you captured). Concerts and small venues always have tough lighting with lots of movement (as I'm sure you already know) so with that in mind I thinkthey came out great with what you're working with.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Eric P on October 15, 2011, 07:22:04 AM

The first four look fantastic but the last two look a tad underexposed to me (but maybe allowing more light would have killed the mood you captured). Concerts and small venues always have tough lighting with lots of movement (as I'm sure you already know) so with that in mind I thinkthey came out great with what you're working with.

these were shot with a 35 f1.8 in a dark club.  the final shot the band (Lost Tribe) used no house lighting and had a fog machine built for stadiums going the whole time in a tiny.  I was lucky enough to get that shot, lol.  I managed to catch the light from someone's AF assistance light.

sharp blue and red lights are a goddamn nightmare in post, i'm finding. 
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on October 16, 2011, 03:27:35 AM
Some of the better shots from my Seattle trip (still have a few hundred pics left to edit)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/seattle11.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/seattle28.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/seattle23.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/seattle08.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/seattle45.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/seattle13.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/seattle15.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/seattle30.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/seattle41.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on October 16, 2011, 11:12:11 PM
My favorite picks from the rest of the group:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/sea209.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/sea216.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/sea220.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/sea218.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/sea227.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/sea240.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/sea228.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/sea237.jpg)

Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 17, 2011, 12:22:14 AM
That skyline looks beautiful
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Premium Lager on October 17, 2011, 04:34:55 AM
Not bad Bebpo.

Think once cleaned up that last shot could be a winner :)

Also like the one with the plane.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Brehvolution on October 17, 2011, 09:09:58 AM
MR. Gundam is so sexy.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 18, 2011, 09:45:30 PM
Blue, let's see some fall shots.

You made me go out and shoot around which I haven't been doing lately. Now I'm fired up to get some good Fall photos before the leaves are gone. Here's stuff from earlier today...

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6050/6258893945_238d7bd4b4_b.jpg)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6049/6259420634_d011a704cd_b.jpg)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6049/6259964278_950e9ec3aa_b.jpg)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6045/6258847683_b3043ab1c3_b.jpg)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6219/6259420434_3ec73962d1_b.jpg)

Protip for photographing leaves: Pay attention to where the Sun is. Colorful leaves will glow when you place the Sun at a 45º to 90º angle to the leaves you're photographing. The angle will have you shooting the opposite side of where the Sun is actually hitting the leaves.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 13, 2012, 07:36:17 PM
Stuff from the past few weeks...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7060/6866293011_2299e487cb_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/6866293011/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7204/6863822715_468dd76300_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/6863822715/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7208/6863820975_049fc45004_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/6863820975/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7026/6825615609_d41e2e18d2_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/6825615609/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7168/6650066725_b6c7458ccc_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/6650066725/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7144/6489659101_efeb0cbd41_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/6489659101/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7010/6449366643_e56472977b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/6449366643/)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on February 13, 2012, 07:39:26 PM
Blue, I'd like to use some of your photos for professional work. A guy and I are doing a freelance thing soon, and I was hoping if we could use some of your photos. Of course we'll pay.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 13, 2012, 07:40:27 PM
Definitely, I'd be cool with that. Just message me with details and I can hook you up with full resolution files of any of the photos you like!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Eric P on February 15, 2012, 05:19:15 AM
Sweet.  The blog I shoot for (http://www.imposemagazine.com/photos/) just offered me the photo editor position as the old editor is moving on.

Also the New Museum has asked permission to run one of my photos in their (print) newsletter and Brooklyn Rail magazine has also asked permission to use some of my photos for their (print) magazine.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: G The Resurrected on February 15, 2012, 06:25:34 AM
I've just recently gotten into astrophotography got my Nikon 3100 ready to trek to the mountains this weekend. Hopefully I have enough batteries if not for the camera but the equatorial mount I built out of old telescope parts. If I'm right I should get a shot of the galaxy and not just a lot of bright stars. Any tips for this sort of photography?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 15, 2012, 08:18:19 AM
Sweet.  The blog I shoot for (http://www.imposemagazine.com/photos/) just offered me the photo editor position as the old editor is moving on.

Also the New Museum has asked permission to run one of my photos in their (print) newsletter and Brooklyn Rail magazine has also asked permission to use some of my photos for their (print) magazine.


That's awesome. Its gotta feel good capturing and presenting the culture of one of the boroughs as you are.

I've just recently gotten into astrophotography got my Nikon 3100 ready to trek to the mountains this weekend. Hopefully I have enough batteries if not for the camera but the equatorial mount I built out of old telescope parts. If I'm right I should get a shot of the galaxy and not just a lot of bright stars. Any tips for this sort of photography?

I don't have any hands on experience with astrophotography other than knowing that getting Infinity focus is extremely important. With lenses and certain setups you can easily focus before and beyond Infinity and both will equal slightly blurry output. It seems like your camera has Live View so I'd use that (instead of the viewfinder) to insure infinity focus via magnification (Live View should come with 5x to 10x magnification). I believe people focus on a far distance in the landscape if you can't visibly make out the stars to achieve correct infinity focus.

Other than that, I've read you need a moderately fast lens or a camera that is good at higher ISOs to capture these masses without streaking.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: MCD on February 15, 2012, 09:38:22 AM
Not into photography but came across this and thought it might be of use to you guys:

http://www.digital-photography-school.com/how-to-make-a-inexpensive-light-tent
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: ScientificNinja on February 16, 2012, 07:04:18 AM
Nice to see so many familiar old names here. Well, here are some photos I've had kicking around.

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/ScientificNinja/DSC_0406.jpg) (http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/ScientificNinja/DSC_0499.jpg) (http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/ScientificNinja/DSC_1451.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 16, 2012, 09:01:00 AM
:bow

Haven't seen you in the GAF photo threads in a while
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Premium Lager on February 16, 2012, 10:04:55 AM
Please rename thread to Blu Tour de Force.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Skidmark on February 16, 2012, 10:37:23 AM
I am new to photography so I do not have much to share but here are a couple of my favourites:

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s364/Skidsmark/IMG_5197.jpg)

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s364/Skidsmark/IMG_5173-2.jpg)

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s364/Skidsmark/IMG_5100.jpg)

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s364/Skidsmark/IMG_5072.jpg)

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s364/Skidsmark/IMG_5857-3.jpg)

(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s364/Skidsmark/IMG_4610.jpg)

Btw, do you guys notice that photo hosting website do slightly change the colours of the pics that you upload?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on February 16, 2012, 10:58:57 AM
First and last are definitely my favorites.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 16, 2012, 01:22:24 PM
I am new to photography so I do not have much to share but here are a couple of my favourites:

[img]http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s364/Skidsmark/IMG_5197.jpg[img]

[img]http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s364/Skidsmark/IMG_5173-2.jpg[img]

[img]http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s364/Skidsmark/IMG_5100.jpg[img]

[img]http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s364/Skidsmark/IMG_5072.jpg[img]

[img]http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s364/Skidsmark/IMG_5857-3.jpg[img]

[img]http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s364/Skidsmark/IMG_4610.jpg[img]

Btw, do you guys notice that photo hosting website do slightly change the colours of the pics that you upload?

For being new to this, skidmark, you have an eye for impactful composition. Absolutely love your last photo! As far as color, some photo hosting sites tend to mess with photos (like sharpening photos and processing them in other ways) but I haven't heard about them messing with color. I'd try out making a free Flickr account since I know for a fact that they do not touch photos beyond sharpening a photo for different sizes. The original sized photo (which I upload as 1024px on the long edge or 800px on the long edge for portrait orientation) is always untouched.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Premium Lager on February 16, 2012, 04:51:49 PM
New to photography my ass, great shots man.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Skidmark on February 16, 2012, 04:58:16 PM
I worked with photoshop for a couple of years so I guess i know how to find the right crop and so on. Thanks for the compliments guys, hearing them is very motivating!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Premium Lager on February 16, 2012, 05:11:34 PM
Finding the right crop is an art in itself.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 16, 2012, 05:17:11 PM
I agree about cropping. I'm a bit meticulous when I hit the post processing aspect with perfecting whatever I had seen in the scene I had captured via cropping. I account for the weight of objects in the photo (subject mass and color intensity and how they pull the eye) and lines. When talking about the curvature of ones photographic abilities paying attention to composition can give your photos a huge boost. It shows actual intent versus just photographing cool things.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Eric P on February 16, 2012, 06:29:43 PM
I shoot predominately with a 35MM 1.8 and I find myself rarely cropping.  I will usually move closer to or farther from my subject(s). 

I am absolutely horrible at post processing.  I will usually just choose basic "came with aperture" settings and go with that.  Post processing seems really intimidating to me.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 16, 2012, 07:17:22 PM
You should try out Lightroom, Eric. If anything its a great program for cataloging photos. It makes use of info in each of your photos EXIF data to separate the date taken, equipment used and other info. You can also annotate for each file to differentiate even further. Beyond that it makes post processing a breeze. I generally mess with tweaking exposure and white balance or black and white conversions. I shoot purely RAW though (which allows for much larger latitude in post manipulation).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Eric P on February 16, 2012, 07:45:31 PM
I should give that a shot.  I never really deviated from med jpg because it just shows up on Flickr and Impose.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Skidmark on February 16, 2012, 08:08:36 PM
I should give that a shot.  I never really deviated from med jpg because it just shows up on Flickr and Impose.
If you are going to use lightroom then try shooting in RAW, the difference is very well pronounced in terms of what you can do. Very little grain and noise and the image stays crisp and sharp when trying something very extreme for example.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: ScientificNinja on February 16, 2012, 10:31:03 PM
:bow

Haven't seen you in the GAF photo threads in a while

Thanks. I actually made a conscious decision not to post anymore photos on GAF a long time ago. I just didn't fit in well. MAF told me things are a lot more laid back here, so, here I am :)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Eric P on February 17, 2012, 09:27:56 AM
I shot in Raw last night for the first time and it certainly made post a lot easier.  I was able to tease these images from really dark beginnings (especially the beer can)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/6890058801_4ab92e1348_b.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7042/6890065099_f25089702e_b.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/6890060283_bd74d8c005_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: ScientificNinja on February 19, 2012, 06:55:03 AM
Here's one I took of myself recently at the launch of The Walking Dead.

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/ScientificNinja/039.jpg)

Had us a barrel of laughs  :D
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: chronovore on February 25, 2012, 12:13:03 PM
Nice! What was the earlier band you were shooting? Those looked like pro shots to me.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: MrAngryFace on February 25, 2012, 12:48:11 PM
Here's one I took of myself recently at the launch of The Walking Dead.

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/ScientificNinja/039.jpg)

Had us a barrel of laughs  :D

Your 365 series are the best!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: ScientificNinja on February 26, 2012, 04:51:07 PM
Nice! What was the earlier band you were shooting? Those looked like pro shots to me.

Thanks! I was able to get up pretty close.
1. Rammstein. I think in that set I discovered just how much I love smoke machines.
2. Tool. Dude spent most of the time hiding in the shadows.
3. Jim Jones Revue.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Skidmark on March 17, 2012, 11:37:18 AM
http://todaystomorrow.tumblr.com/post/19109939479/the-5dmkii-view-camera
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: ScientificNinja on March 29, 2012, 01:34:18 AM
Recent trip to Tokyo. Took my gear with me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgdSvjKngOs
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on June 06, 2012, 02:50:57 AM
I sort of bailed out of this thread because I stopped taking photos and some of you guys are on such another level, I'm not sure my photos really belong.

But it was a nice day today so I went and did some shooting after work.  Went to the beach and ran around in my work clothes taking pictures. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/newset24b.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/newset20bb.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/newset02.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/newset17c-1.jpg)

Because it's big and a weird aspect ratio (I think there's a good picture in the middle of this but I need to re-frame it):
spoiler (click to show/hide)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/newset07-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: ScientificNinja on June 06, 2012, 02:56:27 AM
Bebpo: really liking that last shot. Curious: how come you didn't clean up the bit of lens flare in the middle?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on June 06, 2012, 03:03:23 AM
Well, I don't know how to edit photos =P  All I can do is crop them in irfanview by hitting ctrl+y and rotate them from the menu.

I never took any photo classes and I've never used photoshop and don't know how to use it.  It limits my photo touch-up ability.  Learning that stuff is probably the next step I need to making better photos.  Well, that and a tripod because I can never shoot anything straight so I have to rotate a lot of my shots in irfanview to correct the straightness and they lose sharpness when I do that, which is no fun.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Premium Lager on June 06, 2012, 03:30:50 AM
Love that last one Bebpo.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on June 06, 2012, 03:33:34 AM
Thanks guys <3

Going to try to get back in the habit of taking photos regularly.  Gotta keep shooting to get better and maybe I'll take a class, hire a tutor to learn how to touch up photos.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Premium Lager on June 06, 2012, 03:38:43 AM
Just keep shooting man and experiment with photo editing, cropping etc.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: ScientificNinja on June 06, 2012, 07:12:18 PM
I never took any photo classes and I've never used photoshop and don't know how to use it.  It limits my photo touch-up ability.  Learning that stuff is probably the next step I need to making better photos.  Well, that and a tripod because I can never shoot anything straight so I have to rotate a lot of my shots in irfanview to correct the straightness and they lose sharpness when I do that, which is no fun.

I'd suggest downloading some free photo-editing software like GIMP and experiment with it a little. I think you'll benefit quite a lot from it. The 40 seconds I spent straightening the image, adjusting levels and removing the lens flare made a world of difference (I did it for fun, not to be creepy or anything...).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on June 06, 2012, 09:21:36 PM
Also really like that backlight image of the beach, bebpo. I'm watching Dune right now and its hitting the same notes as the movie.

Also editing is very simple, it just requires familiarity with the tools. Fortunately the more you use it the better you get. Its how I learned how to use Photoshop and Lightroom. If you take a lot of photos you may like the workflow of Lightroom. I personally edit every single on of my photos. But I'm highly sensitive to when my photos are slightly eschew and I always end up cropping my photo to bring various elements into balance (more so than I could at the time of capture).
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on June 06, 2012, 10:02:01 PM
Cool.  Will check some of these programs out. 

I never took any photo classes and I've never used photoshop and don't know how to use it.  It limits my photo touch-up ability.  Learning that stuff is probably the next step I need to making better photos.  Well, that and a tripod because I can never shoot anything straight so I have to rotate a lot of my shots in irfanview to correct the straightness and they lose sharpness when I do that, which is no fun.

I'd suggest downloading some free photo-editing software like GIMP and experiment with it a little. I think you'll benefit quite a lot from it. The 40 seconds I spent straightening the image, adjusting levels and removing the lens flare made a world of difference (I did it for fun, not to be creepy or anything...).

Can I see this version you made?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: MrAngryFace on June 06, 2012, 10:06:35 PM
you guys rock- keep em coming
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on June 06, 2012, 10:10:49 PM
Here's another one from that batch that I didn't post anywhere because I thought it was kind of repetitious since there's already another symmetry line divide photo that I liked posted above.  But my dad saw the set and he really liked this one, so I'll post it up as well:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/newset18c.jpg)

I think the first one I posted in my first set is my favorite from this group because it looks like I'm playing GTA :P
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: ScientificNinja on June 06, 2012, 10:16:44 PM
Can I see this version you made?

Uhh... sure.

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n268/ScientificNinja/sun.jpg)

Biggest thing for me was getting rid of the lens flare, which really drew my eye for some reason.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on June 06, 2012, 10:17:59 PM
Nice!  I like it  :)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on June 08, 2012, 01:14:21 AM
Still swooning over Bebpos photo. Such mood. Feels like an alien planet.

Here's some reworkings, if you're on my Facebook then you've seen it all already but I figure I'd hittup this thread too. Actually this could be a good thing since Facebook seems to compress photos where min.us doesn't so they should look nicer here, without artifacts. The direct link under each photo links to a 1900px or 1200px on the long edges photo depending on its orientation...

(http://i.minus.com/j1LPDTIg9nEfQ.jpg) (http://minus.com/l1LPDTIg9nEfQ)
http://i.minus.com/i1LPDTIg9nEfQ.jpg

(http://i.minus.com/jBZqmvflnjb6a.JPG) (http://minus.com/lBZqmvflnjb6a)
http://i.minus.com/iBZqmvflnjb6a.JPG

(http://i.minus.com/jbtWRU2xNtX7Ko.jpg) (http://minus.com/lbtWRU2xNtX7Ko)
http://i.minus.com/ibtWRU2xNtX7Ko.jpg

(http://i.minus.com/jbbR2lCADl5YQC.jpg) (http://minus.com/lbbR2lCADl5YQC)
http://i.minus.com/ibbR2lCADl5YQC.jpg

(http://i.minus.com/jsWMlpJ74PU6C.jpg) (http://minus.com/lsWMlpJ74PU6C)
http://i.minus.com/isWMlpJ74PU6C.jpg
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on June 08, 2012, 01:27:46 AM
Gorgeous man

SO GOOD :)


If I ever get a waiting room, I'm buying your photos to put on the walls!  The window shot & the snow shot just blow my mind.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on July 23, 2012, 02:47:13 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/620579_4201632729489_746483196_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Premium Lager on July 23, 2012, 04:55:31 AM
I'm really guttered, just got my DSLR back after 8 months and the sensor has been cleaned but within 15 (!) pics something else showed up it seems. Once again I'm back to taking pics with my phone, all this while my gf has gotten a brand new DSLR.

All the pictures I've taken in the last 8 months are phone quality, it's really depressing esp for my India pics  :'(
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on July 23, 2012, 02:01:17 PM
I know that feel, Kosma. I've been without for 5 months now.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Brehvolution on July 23, 2012, 03:34:48 PM
From a hike in Watkins Glen State Park:
(http://i47.tinypic.com/1o57j6.jpg)

(http://i46.tinypic.com/33upm6e.jpg)

(http://i50.tinypic.com/not5pl.jpg)

Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on July 23, 2012, 03:42:11 PM
Gorgeous rock formation. Even more dramatic than what I've seen in New Hampshire. I have to travel there at some point.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Premium Lager on July 23, 2012, 05:05:15 PM
Blue, are you ever worried that when you go somewhere you will only take pics in  a certain style that mightaybe have adifferent mood to the situation you were in there?

Its kinf oh hard to explain but heres an example: you havee a fun camping trip with friends that is very lighthearted but you end with very stylized pics. Do you just have two sets of pics or what?

Youre saving up for a dslr now or what? Im kind of in a tough spot since i need to buy a bike first for commuting and cany spend that cash on a camera ( also i want a bike bad)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on July 23, 2012, 06:08:54 PM
Blue, are you ever worried that when you go somewhere you will only take pics in  a certain style that mightaybe have adifferent mood to the situation you were in there?

Its kinf oh hard to explain but heres an example: you havee a fun camping trip with friends that is very lighthearted but you end with very stylized pics. Do you just have two sets of pics or what?

Youre saving up for a dslr now or what? Im kind of in a tough spot since i need to buy a bike first for commuting and cany spend that cash on a camera ( also i want a bike bad)

When out with friends or family it really does come down to two types of photographs. The majority of them are usually photojournalistic style. At my eye level, some influence on composition but its more about the moment and the people. Then there are the more creative ones where the composition is a little more radical, and stronger than the general photos but they're usually very minimal and showcase one person. There are usually five of these sort of photos out of 50 or so.

And I want to save up but I've been out of work for a while now. Once I do get a job I'll be in the same situation as you (transportation), I really need to think about buying a car first. But knowing me the need to have some sort of gear will weigh on me. Maybe I'll get a cheap point but good quality point and shoot then worry about the big boy later on.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Lan on July 23, 2012, 09:52:19 PM
cool stuff
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Premium Lager on July 25, 2012, 03:36:59 AM
What kind of work are you looking for man?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on July 25, 2012, 11:30:05 AM
Anything really. The issue comes down to transportation though. Where I live a lot of the work I actually know is near Boston which is a 45 minute ride by car. So, for a while now, I've been trying to get something local but the job market here is saturated with medical jobs and some retail and it seems like everyone is fighting for them lol. I've got a bead on something though, a second interview this week. Pay is shit but its something.

In time I'm hoping to get a used 5DMKII that goes for around $1500 at its cheapest. Maybe by the time I save up it'll be even cheaper.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on August 22, 2012, 09:19:36 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/sight62.jpg)

I really like how this one turned out with the motion background and the colors/lighting.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: bork on August 23, 2012, 02:26:34 PM
It must be a nightmare hosting a hot Japanese foreign exchange student and not sleeping with her. At least you have the photos to jerk off to while you cry yourself to sleep.

Why does this remind me of Opa-Opa?   :lol
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on August 23, 2012, 02:46:36 PM
I think I missed something  ???

Oh wait, it's just The Business being insulting as usual.



spoiler (click to show/hide)
Some of us have morals, gfs and aren't driven by their dick.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Groogrux on September 05, 2012, 06:08:05 PM
I think I missed something  ???

Oh wait, it's just The Business being insulting as usual.



spoiler (click to show/hide)
Some of us have morals, gfs and aren't driven by their dick.

When you meet somebody like that, let us know.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: ScientificNinja on September 05, 2012, 07:55:51 PM
I think I missed something  ???

Oh wait, it's just The Business being insulting as usual.



spoiler (click to show/hide)
Some of us have morals, gfs and aren't driven by their dick.

When you meet somebody like that, let us know.

You know what? This is completely absurd and unhelpful, and it's not what I signed up for. I understand you mightn't have the most positive outlook on life, but that's not a reason to drag this discussion down. Go write a blog or start another thread for all the good it'll do you. I just want to see some nice photos.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Verdigris Murder on September 06, 2012, 04:44:47 AM
Oh you silly. That exchange was excellent!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on September 10, 2012, 04:29:34 AM
I was pretty happy with my framing and lighting in this shot:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/hikz22.jpg)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Yoritomo on September 10, 2012, 11:15:09 AM
Anyone else excited about the potential D600 announcement on the 13th?

New Full Frame Nikon for under $1500.

At least that's the rumor. I'm in for anything under $2k provided it has an in body focusing motor.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Mupepe on September 10, 2012, 11:19:38 AM
I'm interested in seeing what they have in store.  I've been wanting to invest in an upgrade for a while but have been looking for an excuse.  New tech is always the perfect excuse.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 12, 2012, 07:58:02 PM
Still getting back into the groove but here's some stuff from when I finally got my adapters and lenses last Friday...

(http://i.minus.com/jUBHfGQYuNcwA.jpg) (http://minus.com/lUBHfGQYuNcwA)

(http://i.minus.com/jbkkgKoB2vKZ70.jpg) (http://minus.com/lbkkgKoB2vKZ70)

(http://i.minus.com/jYrH0pl5Jezji.jpg) (http://minus.com/lYrH0pl5Jezji)

(http://i.minus.com/jbnL3l1RbVUgBg.jpg) (http://minus.com/lbnL3l1RbVUgBg)

(http://i.minus.com/jynXVtDrD9hJ0.jpg) (http://minus.com/lynXVtDrD9hJ0)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on September 13, 2012, 02:03:49 AM
I hope you didn't run into the Blair Witch in that 2nd to last picture.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on September 13, 2012, 02:39:53 AM
Anyone else excited about the potential D600 announcement on the 13th?

New Full Frame Nikon for under $1500.

At least that's the rumor. I'm in for anything under $2k provided it has an in body focusing motor.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/09/13/Nikon-D600-preview (http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/09/13/Nikon-D600-preview)

$2100
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on September 13, 2012, 03:12:26 AM
Yikes.  Yeah, I'll stick with my D90 for a few more years. 
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Yoritomo on September 14, 2012, 03:52:40 PM
Yikes.  Yeah, I'll stick with my D90 for a few more years.

Same, When I can pick up a refurb or a used one for $1500 I'll jump on it.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on November 06, 2012, 04:33:04 AM
I was at surprise birthday party tonight in this little gazebo and it was AWESOME for taking shots.  I'm pretty impressed with the pics you can get when you bounce a flash off a ceiling while being outdoors at night.  The pitch black background combined with high detail/sharpness/color just looks so cool.  I need to use my flash more often!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/night29-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/bebpo/night18-1.jpg)

I have to say the most difficult photography for me is still outdoor photography in the middle of a bright sunny day.  Everything is always so washed out I just can't capture any of the colors I'm seeing with my eye no matter how much I mess with the settings.  Bright sunny outdoors & nighttime outdoors are definitely my problem areas I need to work on.  I'm good for sunset/sunrise, cloudy, and indoors.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Groogrux on December 10, 2012, 07:06:12 AM
I think I missed something  ???

Oh wait, it's just The Business being insulting as usual.



spoiler (click to show/hide)
Some of us have morals, gfs and aren't driven by their dick.

When you meet somebody like that, let us know.

You know what? This is completely absurd and unhelpful, and it's not what I signed up for. I understand you mightn't have the most positive outlook on life, but that's not a reason to drag this discussion down. Go write a blog or start another thread for all the good it'll do you. I just want to see some nice photos.

Haha, I just saw this.  I forgot about this entirely.  I think I scared the poor darling away from us.

These last shots are great Bebpo!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on December 16, 2012, 04:28:32 PM
From the past couple of weeks...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8069/8279138370_579985ca48_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8279138370/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8069/8279138544_5d5264ee5c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8279138544/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8201/8279138678_31e7caa023_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8279138678/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8358/8279138818_3b222a2f4c_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8279138818/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8490/8279138918_081ec6e580_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8279138918/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8348/8262485594_c79cf4e2c4_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8262485594/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8353/8262485700_859a500cca_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8262485700/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8494/8262485490_6165e164b6_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8262485490/)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8083/8262485364_19dfee5bde_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8262485364/)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Barry Egan on December 16, 2012, 06:10:18 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8490/8279138918_081ec6e580_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8279138918/)

Really fantastic work all around.  This one is my absolute favorite. 
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on December 16, 2012, 07:33:21 PM
Thanks, Barry! I let out an 'ooooh' when I first came upon the vine growth. Looks cool in person with the rusted colors.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Bebpo on December 17, 2012, 12:22:04 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8348/8262485594_c79cf4e2c4_b.jpg)

So what's it like being the cinematographer for David Fincher? ;)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on February 08, 2013, 06:42:07 PM
two RX100 test pics  :punch

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/rx100_test.png) (http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/rx100_test2.png)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: ScientificNinja on February 10, 2013, 05:39:37 PM
two RX100 test pics  :punch

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/rx100_test.png)

Oh man, straight out of the 1970s. I practically grew up with this as the family dining table. Love it.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on February 21, 2013, 03:10:42 PM
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/seasdep2.png)

 :gloomy
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on February 23, 2013, 01:18:07 PM
moar seasonal depression

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/seasdep1.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/seasdep3.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/seasdep4.png)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 23, 2013, 11:16:12 PM
Nice and grey :heart
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on May 19, 2013, 04:41:54 PM
BUMP FOR SPRING

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/coastal1.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/coastal2.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/spring1.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/spring2.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/spring3.png)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: archnemesis on May 19, 2013, 05:11:52 PM
I don't recognize the skyline. Where in Sweden is that?
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on May 19, 2013, 07:33:02 PM
Really dig the composition in the second to last photo, Hyoushi. Nicely balanced, great sense of the ducks being nestled within the frame. The oceanscape is great too. Awesome textures. The RX100 really is something.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on May 20, 2013, 02:50:26 AM
I don't recognize the skyline. Where in Sweden is that?

Gothenburg!

Really dig the composition in the second to last photo, Hyoushi. Nicely balanced, great sense of the ducks being nestled within the frame. The oceanscape is great too. Awesome textures. The RX100 really is something.

Heh, really? I like the lake/ducks one less and less after I uploaded it, it's too wide, should have zoomed a little or cropped it maybe. Oh well, thanks!
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Premium Lager on May 20, 2013, 03:07:57 AM
First two are the best, third one is good too, last two while nice composition need some tweaking because now they look too plain. I think it's the light.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on May 20, 2013, 05:57:07 AM
First two are the best, third one is good too, last two while nice composition need some tweaking because now they look too plain. I think it's the light.

Yeah, light was really flat, was sunnier when I left home but when I got out there it was overcast. Wanted more sun/shade to play with but nooooo
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Premium Lager on May 20, 2013, 06:04:37 AM
Well you got the composition, you can't make it sunny no matter how good you are ;)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on May 22, 2013, 07:05:02 PM
I actually dig the lighting. A sunny day definitely would have been nice too but you can really feel the greens in that overcast light.

Here's some nature based stuff I've already uploaded to my FB...

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5451/8794585436_1eb29dba11_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8794585436/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8794585436/) by BlueTsunami (http://www.flickr.com/people/bluetsunami/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7332/8784009545_97269fd643_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8784009545/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8784009545/) by BlueTsunami (http://www.flickr.com/people/bluetsunami/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3687/8784009847_23e442db5f_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8784009847/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8784009847/) by BlueTsunami (http://www.flickr.com/people/bluetsunami/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8541/8794586464_c54b3577e2_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8794586464/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8794586464/) by BlueTsunami (http://www.flickr.com/people/bluetsunami/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5461/8794586642_ee2ae99e2b_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8794586642/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluetsunami/8794586642/) by BlueTsunami (http://www.flickr.com/people/bluetsunami/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Flannel Boy on May 22, 2013, 07:38:52 PM
Beautiful.
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on May 23, 2013, 05:02:41 PM
Just took these, 9PM evening light starting to look very nice

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/9pm1.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/9pm2.png)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on May 23, 2013, 05:22:12 PM
That bench and stair shot is really, really good. Makes me want a wider angle lens since I've been stuck at 50mm equivalent at the widest.
Title: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on May 23, 2013, 05:22:55 PM
Sure, when is the date? I'll bring a GoPro and shoot the wedding night too
Title: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on May 23, 2013, 05:27:05 PM
That bench and stair shot is really, really good. Makes me want a wider angle lens since I've been stuck at 50mm equivalent at the widest.

Thanks, now I'm just annoyed about that stair step at the far right, maybe should have cropped it out. The RX100 is like 28-105 equiv if I remember correctly, but I usually stay around the wider range because of dat aperture
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on June 01, 2013, 11:05:58 AM
hm

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/sthlm1.png)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on June 01, 2013, 04:17:11 PM
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/skans1.png) (http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/skans2.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/skans3.png)
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on June 10, 2013, 04:51:50 PM
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/moat.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/profile.png)

talkin' to myself here
Title: Re: Evilbore Photography
Post by: Raban on June 10, 2013, 05:04:13 PM
it's hard to say anything about pictures that inspire so much awe :)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on June 30, 2013, 05:28:55 PM
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/electric.png)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Momo on July 01, 2013, 12:08:10 AM
I won a stupid online comp for a picture once, the picture was kinda terrible
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on July 16, 2013, 04:26:54 PM
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/renault.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/lifesaver.png)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on July 20, 2013, 12:54:19 PM
Damn. Really want an RX1 now. RX100 not good enough  :(

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/lilypads_s.png)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on July 30, 2013, 03:37:02 PM
tried some low light stuff at a club, also used the pop-up flash of the RX100 the first time. wayyyy too strong as expected, and no way of dialling it down in the menus either  :(

I ended up covering up half of it with my finger, also tried flashing through a bar napkin as a diffuser

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/djdiadem.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/feet.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/digga2.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/dohnguns.png)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on August 14, 2013, 04:43:43 AM
Cloudporn from yesterday

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/cloudporn1.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/cloudporn2.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/cloudporn3.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/cloudporn4.png)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on September 08, 2013, 04:21:51 PM
Skateboard jam

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/plaskis01.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/plaskis04.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/plaskis05.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/plaskis08.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/plaskis09.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/plaskis10.png)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: nudemacusers on September 26, 2013, 01:53:59 AM
found some old scanned slides from like half a decade ago on a usb drive. medium format tlr, sleeping peeps, taken in the wee hours of the morning:

(http://abload.de/img/0003qjbkf.jpg)

(http://abload.de/img/0005o4lek.jpg)

(http://abload.de/img/0008anllc.jpg)

I have more somewhere, but i dunno where.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on September 26, 2013, 02:11:30 AM

found some old scanned slides from like half a decade ago on a usb drive. medium format tlr, sleeping peeps, taken in the wee hours of the morning:

(http://abload.de/img/0003qjbkf.jpg)

(http://abload.de/img/0005o4lek.jpg)

(http://abload.de/img/0008anllc.jpg)

I have more somewhere, but i dunno where.

Wow, nice! Really dig the middle one!
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Barry Egan on September 26, 2013, 08:57:02 AM
good stuff.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: nudemacusers on September 27, 2013, 12:59:48 AM
yeah that pillow was very red. iirc the film I used, fuji, skewed a little heavy on the reds/skin tones, which was kinda necessary for shooting low-ish light exposures (I  brought a tiny lamp with a daylight bulb with me haha) in scenes that were mostly bland as shit... I didn't expect someone to have such a ridiculously Brain Force Plusow, however. Was kind of a devil to tone down in the dark room.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on October 03, 2013, 04:00:36 PM
From mah trip to Puglia, Italy this weekend

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/puglia01.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/puglia02.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/puglia03.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/puglia04.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/puglia05.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/puglia06.png)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Arbys Roast Beef Sandwich on June 24, 2014, 12:39:46 PM
Looking to get a better compact camera than my Fuji X10 that can shoot better in low-light scenarios. Is the Sony RX100 still king of this series? I was thinking about getting the Mk. 1 model which is going down in price (~$350).
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on June 24, 2014, 04:58:18 PM
Looking to get a better compact camera than my Fuji X10 that can shoot better in low-light scenarios. Is the Sony RX100 still king of this series? I was thinking about getting the Mk. 1 model which is going down in price (~$350).

Dunno, I got an RX100 Mk1, it's quite nice for its size. But if I got a cam today I would probably get a Ricoh GR (APS-C sensor). Friend got one and the images are pretty awesome. Like this one:

(http://38.media.tumblr.com/e4db20c6707dac140ce2dc5c6c125dd3/tumblr_n7g108aztk1tefhc8o1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Arbys Roast Beef Sandwich on June 24, 2014, 06:45:01 PM
Checked out the GR and the images I see are  :o :o :o

Almost double the price of the RX100 though, and looking at your previous photos in the thread it looks like you're pretty happy with that camera so I'll hop on that instead.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on June 25, 2014, 04:37:17 AM
Checked out the GR and the images I see are  :o :o :o

Almost double the price of the RX100 though, and looking at your previous photos in the thread it looks like you're pretty happy with that camera so I'll hop on that instead.

Yeah, it's an A-OK camera for the size. F1.8 is nice, but it's only at the widest setting and goes darker quite rapidly as you zoom in. Too noisy from ISO400 and up, and stay away from the multi-segment AF if you can, it tends to always put the focus at the nearest target which has ruined some pics for me.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on July 26, 2014, 01:52:50 PM
Vacay y'all. Staying in Kavala, eastern Greece for a week. Renting a room in this swedish-owned house, built in 1936 in functionalist style, and still retaining pretty much all the original furniture. My GF got a scholarship to stay here for 4 weeks, so I'm joining her for this first week.

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/01.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/02.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/03.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/04.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/05.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/06.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/07.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/08.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/09.png)

More to come later!
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on July 27, 2014, 12:24:49 PM
Moar

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/10.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/11.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/12.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/13.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/14.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/15.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/16.png)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on July 27, 2014, 01:58:49 PM

Yuck, show us pretty Greece. Is that an aqueduct in the last photo in the distance?

Pretty Greece died in 2009! Yeah, it's an aqueduct. Haven't been over there yet during daylight hours, will go there during the week.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on July 31, 2014, 10:29:21 AM
Moar again. Going home tomorrow. Been great, but that humidity tho

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/17.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/18.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/19.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/20.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/21.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/22.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/23.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/24.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/25.png)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/26.png)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Rufus on July 31, 2014, 02:14:20 PM
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kavala/23.png)
Picturesque Europe is best Europe.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 12, 2018, 10:36:55 PM
Been years since I posted my work but heres where I am now...


(https://abload.de/img/img_20170402_213716_4m6kke.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20170402_213716_4m6kke.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20170402_213338_90lkrf.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20170402_213338_90lkrf.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20170326_113156_2xvkzp.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20170326_113156_2xvkzp.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20170326_002921_5q3js5.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20170326_002921_5q3js5.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20170402_213014_30cjly.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20170402_213014_30cjly.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20170326_113500_0fhjea.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20170326_113500_0fhjea.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20170326_112914_76ijzi.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20170326_112914_76ijzi.jpg)

Currently working with my dream combo setup, a full frame OG Sony A7 and a Zeiss Distagon 28mm. Along with a C/Y Zeiss 50 1.4, and a Nikkor 105 2.5.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Mupepe on January 12, 2018, 11:56:55 PM
I mostly moved on to astrophotography. Here’s my favorite so far of M31 - Andromeda. 

https://1drv.ms/i/s!ArDnwteZC_dLgbU1QjAG4KF0MjcOAw
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 13, 2018, 12:01:41 AM
Wow that's fantastic, mupepe. What gear are you shooting with to achieve that? I've sort of flirted with astrophotography but want to hittup an area with less light pollution.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: toku on January 13, 2018, 12:22:17 AM
boreans so talented
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Mupepe on January 13, 2018, 12:38:09 AM
Wow that's fantastic, mupepe. What gear are you shooting with to achieve that? I've sort of flirted with astrophotography but want to hittup an area with less light pollution.
Thanks! Quite a compliment coming from you.

That one was my first attempt at a deep sky object so I used my AT65EDQ telescope on an Orion Sirius tracking mount hooked up to my Nikon D300. Done in my back yard in Houston too. You can get some cool stuff even with light pollution

I started out just doing some wide field star shots, constellations, the moon, stuff like that. Did that on a basic tripod with remote and my standard lenses (anywhere from 25mm to 300mm).  I got some cool stuff that way but because of star trails I couldn’t get any long exposures without the tracking mount I bought. Still pretty easy to get your feet wet though. 
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 13, 2018, 12:45:51 AM
Hell yeah it looks like you have it down to have such a clear shot of a galaxy like that. Makes me want to suck up my inhibitions now and play around with astro.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Mupepe on January 13, 2018, 10:00:31 AM
Hell yeah it looks like you have it down to have such a clear shot of a galaxy like that. Makes me want to suck up my inhibitions now and play around with astro.
Do it! I’m happy to help if you have any questions.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on January 15, 2018, 10:45:36 AM
Pretty happy with some of this stuff from my latest Japan trip

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/tokyo_goldengai.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/tokyo_taxi.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/tokyo_midnightrain.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/tokyo_sunset.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/osaka_crossing.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/kyoto_bamboo.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/tokyo_shibuya.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/tokyo_roadworks.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 15, 2018, 12:19:56 PM
Fuuuuck. Fantastic blue hour lighting in some of those. The construction worker shots lighting is killer too. Jumps off the screen.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Sophie on January 15, 2018, 02:35:21 PM
Those shots are pretty great, obligatory "What camera did you use?"
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on January 15, 2018, 02:55:25 PM
Those shots are pretty great, obligatory "What camera did you use?"

I use a Mk1 Sony a7 as well, all those shots were taken with the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 which I got just before the trip :heart
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on January 15, 2018, 02:59:22 PM
Fuuuuck. Fantastic blue hour lighting in some of those. The construction worker shots lighting is killer too. Jumps off the screen.

Thanks man! I didn't have a very high budget for this trip so made an effort to try to take a lot of photos instead, so I had the camera with me pretty much all the time which gave me a couple of "lucky" moment shots which I've always felt I've missed out on in my earlier tries, hehe!
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 15, 2018, 03:13:49 PM
Those shots are pretty great, obligatory "What camera did you use?"

I use a Mk1 Sony a7 as well, all those shots were taken with the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 which I got just before the trip :heart

Hmmm, I think I really like the look of 85mm on FF. Just the right amount of compression and allowable framing. I know I wouldnt be able to acheive the look of the forest path shot with my 50mm.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on January 15, 2018, 03:17:05 PM
Those shots are pretty great, obligatory "What camera did you use?"

I use a Mk1 Sony a7 as well, all those shots were taken with the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 which I got just before the trip :heart

Hmmm, I think I really like the look of 85mm on FF. Just the right amount of compression and allowable framing. I know I wouldnt be able to acheive the look of the forest path shot with my 50mm.

I was so inspired by this guy: https://www.instagram.com/masashi_wakui/ (https://www.instagram.com/masashi_wakui/) who shoots such incredible Tokyo night shots, and almost all of these are shot on an 85mm prime as well according to his comments. So that's why I decided to get this lens for night city pics.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on January 15, 2018, 04:06:03 PM
Right, forgot to post this one which I also like even though the sky was a bit boring that afternoon

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/tokyo_hamarikyu.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 15, 2018, 05:31:45 PM
Those shots are pretty great, obligatory "What camera did you use?"

I use a Mk1 Sony a7 as well, all those shots were taken with the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 which I got just before the trip :heart

Hmmm, I think I really like the look of 85mm on FF. Just the right amount of compression and allowable framing. I know I wouldnt be able to acheive the look of the forest path shot with my 50mm.

I was so inspired by this guy: https://www.instagram.com/masashi_wakui/ (https://www.instagram.com/masashi_wakui/) who shoots such incredible Tokyo night shots, and almost all of these are shot on an 85mm prime as well according to his comments. So that's why I decided to get this lens for night city pics.

I dont see how I could ever be bored living in such a city. And hes ridiculously good.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on July 23, 2018, 02:47:52 PM
Picks of the batch from my trek earlier

(https://abload.de/img/_dsc22812czf0i.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=_dsc22812czf0i.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20180723_140934_8qmeor.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180723_140934_8qmeor.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20180723_135703_42teus.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180723_135703_42teus.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Tasty Meat on July 23, 2018, 03:05:21 PM
Some recent shots from Insta. I'm not super into still photography but I enjoy the format.

spoiler (click to show/hide)
(https://i.imgur.com/W3wlXhQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7dYi4iM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/OHSYEpO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CFMNBs7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TWCAunO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gduQbKa.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rXrChNu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/unhLfIC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0PjnGSm.jpg)

My pics seem to be about 50/50 filtered/unfiltered, but I still keep all the originals too.

These are all off the Pixel 2, except for the last three which are from the original Pixel. 📱 Though Imgur sorta murdered the quality...
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Tasty Meat on July 23, 2018, 03:10:22 PM
(https://abload.de/img/img_20180723_135703_42teus.jpg)

Resident Evil 4? :thinking
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: TEEEPO on July 23, 2018, 04:36:21 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/reowh4Y.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Ym3w9IV.jpg)

i found shooting in the UAE to be quite difficult. it didn't help that i was pressed for time; there's always something to do in either dubai or abu dhabi

you really have to make time for your camera when you travel, which i rarely ever do :'(
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on July 23, 2018, 06:52:47 PM
Some 2018 stuff. Started shooting more people!

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/1.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/2.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/3.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/4.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/5.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/6.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/7.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/8.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/9.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/10.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Tasty Meat on July 23, 2018, 07:32:53 PM
Started shooting more people!

:gun  :drudge  :gun
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on July 23, 2018, 08:11:07 PM
(https://abload.de/img/img_20180723_135703_42teus.jpg)

Resident Evil 4? :thinking

I was walking down a steep incline when I saw the puddle. I seriously got Twin Peak vibes.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: HardcoreRetro on July 25, 2018, 03:36:10 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/ZiyyBIM.jpg)

It is I, the dragonfly.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Brehvolution on July 25, 2018, 03:53:24 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/p4aUOvg.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Brehvolution on July 25, 2018, 04:00:12 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/qEGQnsu.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Tasty Meat on July 25, 2018, 04:10:45 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/ezNJjdK.png)

A common sky.



(https://i.imgur.com/NU7PPy1.png)

North tower.

Almost a flawless stitch.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Brehvolution on July 26, 2018, 12:04:22 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/qEGQnsu.jpg)

It was put back to live. One of many caught and released that day.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on July 29, 2018, 06:20:05 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vx0fMvI_ORftVq7_WKrBmmdm6bysw4B9Qosks5nqggltNMMVtls_XlT6P94tfPCSNzAOO06yojy2DphuVTgvLNF4utcCTC5qA7dGnmXYlvpWQspjKzcyQAOWfshMw4b_oScKKMGiejJ28yeSD8KvY5lraa5PUepRIJ9W6ckxKUZdg87ylMoKVzcolljmtaCTfvLCuX3pYg1JXcVSQQPE6y4y-HjNEWQNP9Y0qNc9jcarRBhv9vB8L-KCKX1j6BSgJIL_GaIgEp_vTl0PLM364rIrryj1LCgb1i7adum_G72h0edTFg4j3n9w_kLertBoK6-PqrRdzFw040H0lKFSIgkR2ZNYv89oeIqKNwARtcojzYlQH5sSDZN9l1M2aPe1wyuP2qNuvGP9j4HRjR__6Ev8mKCGh53jZd37QTXXSBnkTzgvrPGSorfFD0-DQlXVJIlzYEtM_rj-J8LPuNdKyHmIXOqzBFp1ckuLwWfxyZCdRH8UaTG5zYzedJiWr1WrKOpPC0AKsg7mnjohyvOmJ_9ik6gxiPN-VnjkNAzslJG4r1ub2fjbjnWUFpB2tCWPfdhd2BUREh8vkRjh5W9tfDgznm4FjgGiXf9WTWBb=w1056-h1406-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vx0fMvI_ORftVq7_WKrBmmdm6bysw4B9Qosks5nqggltNMMVtls_XlT6P94tfPCSNzAOO06yojy2DphuVTgvLNF4utcCTC5qA7dGnmXYlvpWQspjKzcyQAOWfshMw4b_oScKKMGiejJ28yeSD8KvY5lraa5PUepRIJ9W6ckxKUZdg87ylMoKVzcolljmtaCTfvLCuX3pYg1JXcVSQQPE6y4y-HjNEWQNP9Y0qNc9jcarRBhv9vB8L-KCKX1j6BSgJIL_GaIgEp_vTl0PLM364rIrryj1LCgb1i7adum_G72h0edTFg4j3n9w_kLertBoK6-PqrRdzFw040H0lKFSIgkR2ZNYv89oeIqKNwARtcojzYlQH5sSDZN9l1M2aPe1wyuP2qNuvGP9j4HRjR__6Ev8mKCGh53jZd37QTXXSBnkTzgvrPGSorfFD0-DQlXVJIlzYEtM_rj-J8LPuNdKyHmIXOqzBFp1ckuLwWfxyZCdRH8UaTG5zYzedJiWr1WrKOpPC0AKsg7mnjohyvOmJ_9ik6gxiPN-VnjkNAzslJG4r1ub2fjbjnWUFpB2tCWPfdhd2BUREh8vkRjh5W9tfDgznm4FjgGiXf9WTWBb=w1056-h1406-no)

Common sky.



(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/f1o_mgKgOEY7UGzDEQwwx-xo1f1F8rOnm3QZqNwqvDHRuOvFjFKKAtXS5qIAL1KLKvg641YxCuUlQa4kQGB9EFW-JCc21jwEgrWm_sIpeReDhmhYxCRVsWUsrr_rXfmYvXuIQoddVocYqGTSmytHLTFY9FQRFKZbLN0OECz_9uMim6mTDxuSUMTfDqJrlWNS_irVbp-dqspsrRhRFn9Rz5_FRmeBwVYQ93WFEjPeM1_k0WlzHXiWSjWMa6ZbCv33XgcbkxsWHXvP9vEv-4R0g0fC-pFWxzmUuupKMnqZEdKdK-4UgIrV-QFY06qLNktbTXgsWpPp3-MoSnTKsz0Eo7ciPx6UxxzCsGr7fWNBpGDFOmX8TmhKEXhrHwF5o9TH_hvopNbM4nGaxKJPq2_adgrf1hd7YNmW1k9O0nDjF44CVlQWCnjd3HPWgtxTfvpj2CXItDfdrajCYmr6XdASRkxEOi2oJSzYklqOwEk1FkKUy5u2sO8EGJnomUUkikSyavzrsAJ63D47ZQSDGYKokECyn6dKuo1BZ0aXcMjJiIj-nWYMga4rHyLwEBZU-Yit47g8cd397I_S62BLTfqF-cWr9ei8JM2dr1L-4tlk=w1832-h362-no) (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/f1o_mgKgOEY7UGzDEQwwx-xo1f1F8rOnm3QZqNwqvDHRuOvFjFKKAtXS5qIAL1KLKvg641YxCuUlQa4kQGB9EFW-JCc21jwEgrWm_sIpeReDhmhYxCRVsWUsrr_rXfmYvXuIQoddVocYqGTSmytHLTFY9FQRFKZbLN0OECz_9uMim6mTDxuSUMTfDqJrlWNS_irVbp-dqspsrRhRFn9Rz5_FRmeBwVYQ93WFEjPeM1_k0WlzHXiWSjWMa6ZbCv33XgcbkxsWHXvP9vEv-4R0g0fC-pFWxzmUuupKMnqZEdKdK-4UgIrV-QFY06qLNktbTXgsWpPp3-MoSnTKsz0Eo7ciPx6UxxzCsGr7fWNBpGDFOmX8TmhKEXhrHwF5o9TH_hvopNbM4nGaxKJPq2_adgrf1hd7YNmW1k9O0nDjF44CVlQWCnjd3HPWgtxTfvpj2CXItDfdrajCYmr6XdASRkxEOi2oJSzYklqOwEk1FkKUy5u2sO8EGJnomUUkikSyavzrsAJ63D47ZQSDGYKokECyn6dKuo1BZ0aXcMjJiIj-nWYMga4rHyLwEBZU-Yit47g8cd397I_S62BLTfqF-cWr9ei8JM2dr1L-4tlk=w1832-h362-no)

North tower.

Almost a flawless stitch.

Not sure if its just me but I'm not seeing those pics, Tasty. Coming up as broken links.

Past couple of days

(https://abload.de/img/img_20180729_180620_93givk.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180729_180620_93givk.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20180729_180506_0pdd48.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180729_180506_0pdd48.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20180729_180322_5dpiw2.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180729_180322_5dpiw2.jpg)

Love shooting moving water. Its as close to paint strokes you'll get in photography. Every frame can be different, with vastly different textures depending on shutter speeds.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Tasty Meat on July 29, 2018, 06:42:12 PM
Fixed. Quality murdered by Imgur though.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on August 18, 2018, 07:54:14 AM
Pretty happy with this. Pride week over here, took a candlelit portrait of Maria in one of the restaurant/bars I DJ at:

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/pridemaria.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on August 18, 2018, 09:53:17 AM
Candlelight + large aperture = yes
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: EVOL on August 18, 2018, 01:20:10 PM
Not sure if its just me but I'm not seeing those pics, Tasty. Coming up as broken links.

Past couple of days

(https://abload.de/img/img_20180729_180620_93givk.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180729_180620_93givk.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20180729_180506_0pdd48.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180729_180506_0pdd48.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20180729_180322_5dpiw2.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180729_180322_5dpiw2.jpg)

Love shooting moving water. Its as close to paint strokes you'll get in photography. Every frame can be different, with vastly different textures depending on shutter speeds.

This is the sort of shit that I'd like to do if I ever graduate from taking shitty polaroids or pictures on my phone  :heartbeat
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: toku on August 18, 2018, 01:20:59 PM
hyoshi always dropping gems and evol your work is good man, the cameras will come but the craft can be attained now.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: EVOL on August 18, 2018, 01:23:09 PM
hyoshi always dropping gems and evol your work is good man, the cameras will come but the craft can be attained now.

Thanks man, I doubt I'll ever get the motivation to get serious about it though.

I'm good with just looking at cool shit that people take atm
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: TEEEPO on August 18, 2018, 04:45:21 PM
don't hate on yourself, a lot of people produce dope photos using polaroids and camera phones

just believe
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Tasty Meat on August 18, 2018, 07:53:24 PM
Phone cameras are so goddamned good now. :rejoice
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Assimilate on August 18, 2018, 08:06:02 PM
are there any iphone camera attachments that can take really good low light pics??? i have made shit i want to photograph at night around here but i'm not about dropping serious money on a camera to lug around with me the occasional times i get inspired.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Tasty Meat on August 18, 2018, 08:18:56 PM
are there any iphone camera attachments that can take really good low light pics??? i have made shit i want to photograph at night around here but i'm not about dropping serious money on a camera to lug around with me the occasional times i get inspired.

Nah attachments can't really fix that. Maybe shoot at a low ISO with a tripod + long exposure and then brighten in post?
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Assimilate on August 18, 2018, 08:51:07 PM
are there any iphone camera attachments that can take really good low light pics??? i have made shit i want to photograph at night around here but i'm not about dropping serious money on a camera to lug around with me the occasional times i get inspired.

Nah attachments can't really fix that. Maybe shoot at a low ISO with a tripod + long exposure and then brighten in post?
fucking tripod??? nah i ain't looking to do all that.

i thought you said phone cameras came a long way.

 :beli
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: riotous on August 18, 2018, 08:55:13 PM
Try taking pictures when it's not as dark.

You're welcome.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: toku on August 18, 2018, 09:04:15 PM
diffuse the flash on your camera, stick a piece of tissue paper over the flash
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Tasty Meat on August 18, 2018, 09:23:10 PM
are there any iphone camera attachments that can take really good low light pics??? i have made shit i want to photograph at night around here but i'm not about dropping serious money on a camera to lug around with me the occasional times i get inspired.

Nah attachments can't really fix that. Maybe shoot at a low ISO with a tripod + long exposure and then brighten in post?
fucking tripod??? nah i ain't looking to do all that.

i thought you said phone cameras came a long way.

 :beli

Yeah but there's like, physical limitations that still apply.

Low light is still an obvious area where dedicated cameras have a huge leg up, just because of how large the sensor sizes are allowed to get. Phone sensors are ridiculously tiny in comparison.

Basically, give it 5 years. It wouldn't surprise me if Apple or Google added an in-software "low light mode" that takes a nightvision shot then colorizes it based on a second version with normal exposure. With enough machine learning they may be able to fake it til they make it here.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: riotous on August 18, 2018, 09:26:13 PM
yur avatar is cool as fuck woah
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Tasty Meat on August 18, 2018, 09:28:14 PM
yur avatar is cool as fuck woah

Mine? Thanks :heart
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: TEEEPO on August 18, 2018, 11:09:17 PM
 :idont
i prefer my smart phone over my dslr
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: toku on August 18, 2018, 11:32:32 PM
the best camera is always the one you have on ya

bless up
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: riotous on August 18, 2018, 11:34:46 PM
The best camera is the one you have on me.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Tasty Meat on August 18, 2018, 11:38:45 PM
:idont
i prefer my smart phone over my dslr

Same. I used to rent DSLRs for my shorts but now I just use my phone. I'm so glad smartphone stabilizers are cheap and widely available now, I remember when the Nebula 4000 was like the only option on the low-end and it was for DSLRs and it was a pain in the ass to set up and use. DJI Osmo Mobile, et al are godsends.

Plus I dig what Moment's doing with their cases and attachable lenses. The anamorphic one is :delicious

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I_GyoWJsv0

Them blue streaks :delicious

Dat native 2.35 ratio :delicious

Dat 5076 x 2160 res :delicious
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Tasty Meat on August 24, 2018, 05:05:23 PM
(https://abload.de/img/img_20180806_092841_3pgdn0.jpg)

Paradise lost.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Mistress 9 on August 25, 2018, 08:48:26 PM
Damn. Really want an RX1 now. RX100 not good enough  :(

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/lilypads_s.png)

Wow that is incredible.. thought it was a painting.

I pretty much only take pictures of beer but I really liked how this one came out.

(https://i.imgur.com/STO2s22.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on August 26, 2018, 06:09:58 PM
are there any iphone camera attachments that can take really good low light pics??? i have made shit i want to photograph at night around here but i'm not about dropping serious money on a camera to lug around with me the occasional times i get inspired.

Nah attachments can't really fix that. Maybe shoot at a low ISO with a tripod + long exposure and then brighten in post?
fucking tripod??? nah i ain't looking to do all that.

i thought you said phone cameras came a long way.

 :beli

Sell your butthole and get a Sony A7iii for $2k where you can shoot at ISO12800
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on August 28, 2018, 03:46:22 PM
Moar. I got a new lens last week, the Samyang AF 50mm f1.4.

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/bridge.jpg)

Samyang AF 50mm f1.4:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/j.jpg)

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/c.jpg)

Samyang AF 50mm f1.4:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/shining.jpg)

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/cloudy.jpg)

Samyang AF 50mm f1.4:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/alley.jpg)

Samyang AF 50mm f1.4:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/smoke.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Tasty Meat on August 28, 2018, 03:59:00 PM
Those are incredible.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on August 28, 2018, 04:01:57 PM
Those are incredible.

 :-*
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on August 28, 2018, 04:29:34 PM
Moar. I got a new lens last week, the Samyang AF 50mm f1.4.

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/bridge.jpg)

Samyang AF 50mm f1.4:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/j.jpg)

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/c.jpg)

Samyang AF 50mm f1.4:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/shining.jpg)

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/cloudy.jpg)

Samyang AF 50mm f1.4:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/alley.jpg)

Samyang AF 50mm f1.4:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/smoke.jpg)

That cloudbreak shot is :rejoice

Also a fan of the one with the cigarette. The Samyang renders very nicely
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on August 28, 2018, 04:36:53 PM
Moar. I got a new lens last week, the Samyang AF 50mm f1.4.

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/bridge.jpg)

Samyang AF 50mm f1.4:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/j.jpg)

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/c.jpg)

Samyang AF 50mm f1.4:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/shining.jpg)

Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/cloudy.jpg)

Samyang AF 50mm f1.4:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/alley.jpg)

Samyang AF 50mm f1.4:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/smoke.jpg)

That cloudbreak shot is :rejoice

Also a fan of the one with the cigarette. The Samyang renders very nicely

Thanks mang! Yeah it's really sharp and almost no vignetting or CA. Crazy good for the price. A lot noisier AF than the Batis but solidity and build feel is reeeeally good too. And yeah, that smoking shot, was almost pitch black in there so I could hardly see if the focus was good or not. Haha!
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: chronovore on August 30, 2018, 11:06:40 AM
diffuse the flash on your camera, stick a piece of tissue paper over the flash

Or use a spoon, bounce that shit at the ceiling or a neighboring wall.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Fifstar on August 30, 2018, 11:26:10 AM
Damn Hiyoushi stuff lokes really professional. Like the shots with the woman smoking the cig and the one with the lagurhuset the best.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on August 31, 2018, 06:08:37 AM
Damn Hiyoushi stuff lokes really professional. Like the shots with the woman smoking the cig and the one with the lagurhuset the best.

Thanks man! I still think I'm a lot better at editing than the actual photography part. Haha.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 03, 2018, 01:00:47 PM
Hyoushi inspired me to get up off my ass...

(https://abload.de/img/img_20180903_125212_1w3c88.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180903_125212_1w3c88.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20180903_125335_1qsck5.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180903_125335_1qsck5.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20180903_124938_56gd3c.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180903_124938_56gd3c.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20180903_125057_1cwibw.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180903_125057_1cwibw.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20180903_125422_65pcf8.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180903_125422_65pcf8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Mr Gilhaney on September 03, 2018, 01:31:59 PM
Finally bought a new camera today, which I have been meaning to do for a year. Got a good used camera deal, from a guy who clearly didn't use it as much as he thought he would, and now just wanted to get rid. Wanted a 70d or 80d really, but ended up with 77d that is probably more the rebel line than anything, but it feels really good coming from a broken ass old rebel anyway. EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 is II usm included which is the first time I've had a lense that is pretty decent at some zooming. So yeah just been messing around fully zoomed in so far, getting used to especially the touch screen and the slightly changed layout, not actually going anywhere exciting yet. But I am excited to start taking photos again.

(https://i.imgur.com/Zi5AMgJ.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on September 03, 2018, 01:41:04 PM
Finally bought a new camera today, which I have been meaning to do for a year. Got a good used camera deal, from a guy who clearly didn't use it as much as he thought he would, and now just wanted to get rid. Wanted a 70d or 80d really, but ended up with 77d that is probably more the rebel line than anything, but it feels really good coming from a broken ass old rebel anyway. EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 is II usm included which is the first time I've had a lense that is pretty decent at some zooming. So yeah just been messing around fully zoomed in so far, getting used to especially the touch screen and the slightly changed layout, not actually going anywhere exciting yet. But I am excited to start taking photos again.

(https://i.imgur.com/Zi5AMgJ.jpg)

Apart from the obvious benefits of a long lens
in regards to reach I find the compression effect really fun to use in certain scenarios. You need really picturesque landscapes, and flat planes to use the effect in nature but I've found it works well in dense urban environments. Everyone shoots wide but a long lens is good for picking up detail and patterns.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on September 03, 2018, 02:10:34 PM
Went to a blindfolded cocktailmaking competition last night in a tiny bar. Great fun, hard to shoot with all the people in there and low light. Luckily a dood was filming with a GH5 and a LED light so I could steal his light for some of my shots. Otherwise I just had to count on getting lucky with the focal plane at f/1.7 and ISO1600.

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/m_after.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/bartalk.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/c_pour.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on September 03, 2018, 02:41:23 PM
Hyoushi inspired me to get up off my ass...

(https://abload.de/img/img_20180903_125212_1w3c88.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180903_125212_1w3c88.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20180903_125335_1qsck5.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180903_125335_1qsck5.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20180903_124938_56gd3c.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180903_124938_56gd3c.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20180903_125057_1cwibw.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180903_125057_1cwibw.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20180903_125422_65pcf8.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20180903_125422_65pcf8.jpg)

Love those benches!!
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Mr Gilhaney on September 03, 2018, 08:27:51 PM
Yeah those benches really stuck out. Good shit.

Here's some photos through the last years with my old camera, before it truly killed itself. Starting out with the lad Tomas Osmena, who has a whole section on Wikipedia dedicated to vigilante killings.

(https://i.imgtc.com/mHquYbL.jpg)

(https://i.imgtc.com/2KFddx7.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/im4544g_87911fzrp.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_879130xvd.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_88-46wjlyu.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_88460dl4i.jpg)

(https://i.imgtc.com/BKmRHu3.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/juiuiuie2be8.jpg)

(https://i.imgtc.com/yjvs6WN.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/5723804419_e4511117a0efxf5.jpg)

(https://i.imgtc.com/aUAkhQG.jpg)

(https://i.imgtc.com/woIdlUt.jpg)

(https://i.imgtc.com/nJRe9LX.jpg)

(https://i.imgtc.com/4Oqi5oY.jpg)

(https://i.imgtc.com/FDy2C5k.jpg)

(https://i.imgtc.com/JuusRv8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Fifstar on September 04, 2018, 05:22:19 AM
Yeah, that benches shot by blue tsunami was great.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on September 12, 2018, 06:59:57 PM
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/emilia.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/red.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/neon.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/bridges.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/shade.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on September 18, 2018, 05:29:32 PM
Couple test shots with another new lens, Sigma Art 20mm f1.4

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/message_s.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/masts_s.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/walkers_s.jpg)


Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Mr Gilhaney on September 18, 2018, 05:59:34 PM


(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/red.jpg)


love it, the angle makes me think of some isomentric rpg or something
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on October 02, 2018, 05:54:39 PM
Commissioned interior shot for a hotel gym. Sigma Art 20mm, three-exposure HDR stack:

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/bellora_ringside.jpg)

Lucky street shot as the sun goes lower. Samyang AF 50mm:

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/skywalker.jpg)

Dessert. Blueberry sorbet, dulce de leche, popcorn powder. Samyang AF 50mm:

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2018/dessert.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 02, 2018, 09:25:10 PM
Lovs the shots, Hyoushi. And the gym photo is fantastic. Didnt strike me as HDR at first which is always good. Lighting is moody without being oppressive. Id love to train at such a gym.

The leading lines in the second photo are  :whew
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on October 03, 2018, 07:35:49 AM
Lovs the shots, Hyoushi. And the gym photo is fantastic. Didnt strike me as HDR at first which is always good. Lighting is moody without being oppressive. Id love to train at such a gym.

The leading lines in the second photo are  :whew

Thaaanks! Yeah, I'm usually pretty conservative when I do use HDR. Also like to layer in details from the individual exposures if the HDR parts get a bit weird.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Brehvolution on October 03, 2018, 01:52:56 PM
That hotel gym shot looks like it's from a video game.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 13, 2018, 10:13:19 PM
Semi cloudy day provided me with quite a scene...

(https://abload.de/img/img_20181013_220729_1mtdsx.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20181013_220729_1mtdsx.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20181013_220300_6k9i55.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20181013_220300_6k9i55.jpg)

And playing with a reflection...

(https://abload.de/img/img_20181013_220559_04tcmx.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20181013_220559_04tcmx.jpg)

Was able to finally flex my circular polarizer too. Such an amazing purchase. It's utility for me is extremely high.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 14, 2018, 08:41:24 PM
Spent the day in New Hampshire

(https://abload.de/img/img_20181014_201510_5n3ijf.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20181014_201510_5n3ijf.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20181014_201830_6w3dkt.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20181014_201830_6w3dkt.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20181014_202154_9prcp5.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20181014_202154_9prcp5.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20181014_203058_5sre39.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20181014_203058_5sre39.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20181014_203551_6mvciu.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20181014_203551_6mvciu.jpg)

Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Fifstar on October 15, 2018, 03:41:09 AM
Great pictures all around, espcially the football pitch.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on October 15, 2018, 04:24:43 PM
Spent the day in New Hampshire
(https://abload.de/img/img_20181014_203551_6mvciu.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20181014_203551_6mvciu.jpg)

 :heartbeat :heartbeat :heartbeat
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 15, 2018, 07:50:25 PM
Feels good to be back in the realm of color
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on October 24, 2018, 08:40:52 PM
From this evening...

(https://abload.de/img/img_20181024_201601_2c7i3k.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20181024_202622_5dkiyl.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20181024_202213_42uitb.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20181024_202756_35ud1d.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on November 11, 2018, 07:21:02 PM
Been really fired up recently having realized I dont need tonalways use my Sony A7. So I put my pride aside and been using my cellphone on my morning walks.

(https://abload.de/img/img_20181110_124923_0qtfmj.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20181110_124923_0qtfmj.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20181110_202057_9buecy.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20181110_200641_9tueka.jpg)

(http://)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20181110_171133_93ai6e.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20181110_170907_9zteha.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20181110_134721_0znfm8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: toku on November 11, 2018, 07:23:01 PM
great shots as always blue and your ig is dope
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 12, 2019, 08:53:07 PM
Started a new Insta because I'm emotionally unstable here are color photo re-edits and new stuff I posted there

(https://abload.de/img/img_20190110_175504_749jmt.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190110_175504_749jmt.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20190111_123823_5xujcg.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190111_123823_5xujcg.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20190109_181423_1w7jxy.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190109_181423_1w7jxy.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20190109_055108_64ejxe.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190109_055108_64ejxe.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20190110_203519_5qyk5h.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190110_203519_5qyk5h.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20190109_173106_7d5jry.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190109_173106_7d5jry.jpg)

And shitty poetry of a photo when I was most happy

(https://abload.de/img/capture_2019-01-12-20nvjh6.png) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=capture_2019-01-12-20nvjh6.png)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: TEEEPO on January 12, 2019, 09:33:04 PM
you deleted your other gram?  :'(
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 12, 2019, 09:40:39 PM
you deleted your other gram?  :'(

Deactivated I should say. That shit was fucking me up. Like picking a wound. But I'm too invested in it. I'll reopen it eventually.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Mr Gilhaney on January 19, 2019, 08:01:12 PM
lovely stuff BlueTsunami. i wish i took more photos, but i have a bad habit of being a lazy cunt. anyway this is a some guy cleaning a boat a few week ago

(https://i.imgur.com/qtw72i1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 19, 2019, 08:08:53 PM
lovely stuff BlueTsunami. i wish i took more photos, but i have a bad habit of being a lazy cunt. anyway this is a some guy cleaning a boat a few week ago

(https://i.imgur.com/qtw72i1.jpg)

I love it. Its amazing how something so small in the frame can tie it together in that bird. The light and the dark. It feels as though its flying towards the warmth. The gradations are very pleasing too. And dont beat yourself up too much about being lazy. I'm the same way. I find forcing it isnt the best thing sometimes.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Mr Gilhaney on January 19, 2019, 08:55:22 PM
You've done macro photography right? Thinking about getting the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, some guy is selling it fairly cheap close to me. Seen a lot of really cool stuff with that lense.

But then I also remember I don't use my camera nearly enough these days. Really I pretty much only use it at work, where all I do is throw it on their facebook afterwards.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 19, 2019, 09:00:28 PM
You've done macro photography right? Thinking about getting the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, some guy is selling it fairly cheap close to me. Seen a lot of really cool stuff with that lense.

But then I also remember I don't use my camera nearly enough these days. Really I pretty much only use it at work, where all I do is throw it on their facebook afterwards.

I use tubes. Esentially extending the lens beyond the sensor which increases the magnification of the lenses I have. If youre truly interested in macro photography a dedicated lens would be worth it. It increases the potential subjects around you exponentially. But macro photography is extremely fickle. The area of focus is extremely thin, especially at 100mm.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Mr Gilhaney on January 19, 2019, 09:04:46 PM
oh yeah, i have seen people do that before.

i think i am going to buy it, and at worst just sell it on with a small loss in cost. (that is what i am telling myself at least, i know i always end up keeping my stuff even what i dont use :doge). got some decent trips from a photography pov coming up soon. especially paris, if those yellow vests are still out fighting.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 19, 2019, 09:06:56 PM
oh yeah, i have seen people do that before.

i think i am going to buy it, and at worst just sell it on with a small loss in cost. (that is what i am telling myself at least, i know i always end up keeping my stuff even what i dont use :doge). got some decent trips from a photography pov coming up soon. especially paris, if those yellow vests are still out fighting.

Let me tell you, its those moments that capture of moment in time in society that I treasure the most outside of personal stuff I don't post. Thats when this hobby becomes something more.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Tasty Meat on January 19, 2019, 09:34:48 PM
(https://abload.de/img/img_20190118_2335149mj2i.jpg)

Had to do a double take at this quick shot from gay Boston staple Club Cafe. My phone was out of my pocket for all of two seconds to grab this pic before I put it away again. I tell you it was so much darker IRL. And this wasn't even Night Sight. Like what the fuck.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 19, 2019, 09:41:12 PM
(https://abload.de/img/img_20190118_2335149mj2i.jpg)

Had to do a double take at this quick shot from gay Boston staple Club Cafe. My phone was out of my pocket for all of two seconds to grab this pic before I put it away again. I tell you it was so much darker IRL. And this wasn't even Night Sight. Like what the fuck.

Possibly the new low light software in effect. Thats fucking fantastic nonetheless. You can see the software. hijinks in the woman to the lower rights face. Merging multiple.images to increase the dynamic range but itncouldnt mask it there

I'm so fucking digging that disco ball
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Tasty Meat on January 19, 2019, 09:45:43 PM
Yeah the artifacts are definitely noticeable when looking for them, but zoomed out the pic is quite something.

Soooooo excited for computational photography advances (to an extent...)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 25, 2019, 10:12:05 AM
(https://abload.de/img/img_20190125_100522_48xkjj.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190125_100522_48xkjj.jpg)
I watch as a furious ocean churns
pale darkness
violently undulating from
the fierce winds
and some
baelful desire
dead eyes smiling
from the deep
one could easily drown in this
hungrily pulling you in
while continuing to surge
no different
each lap more dire
each lap the last
shallow becomes my
breath
as I ponder this indifference
from the
safety of this shore
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 26, 2019, 08:06:12 PM
(https://abload.de/img/img_20190126_200414_6a7jl8.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190126_200414_6a7jl8.jpg)
I trace your angles
with my palm
I linger at the
curve of
your hip
you're sleeping as I
explore these lovely
facets that comprise you
eyes closed
commiting it
to memory
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on January 31, 2019, 07:47:01 PM
Was listening to 'Still Corners'
while composing this one

https://youtu.be/p50k_kklM7g

(https://abload.de/img/img_20190128_185548_9f8jnk.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190128_185548_9f8jnk.jpg)

Put it on the juke
that song that'll
make ya sway
in the saddest way
devastated by the melody
dancing with a memory
doomed to melancholy
a blue flamed dirge
igniting the worst in me
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 09, 2019, 08:26:52 PM
(https://abload.de/img/img_20190209_200347_8zkjoe.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190209_200347_8zkjoe.jpg)

I am out of my element
in this abhorrent hate
and anguish
for it is love that I aspire to
for it is love that is my truth
for it is love that eludes me so
that moves me so
that keeps me sane
that gives me the will to
go on
reverberate in my heart
this mantra
for it is
love
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 09, 2019, 09:17:41 PM
(https://abload.de/img/img_20190209_211019_1ypkgd.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190209_211019_1ypkgd.jpg)

In this rage
in its thrall
I drop it
It was not worth it
It never was
to see red is to be
blinded
by ones ego
regret pours like a rain
that never ends
flooding ones mind
drowning ones
heart

Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on February 09, 2019, 09:20:48 PM
hail mary, full of grace
the lord is with thee,
blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus,
Holy Mary, mother of God,
Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our deaths

Beautiful photo
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 09, 2019, 09:23:29 PM
I am not religious but the grasping at comfort in it's text is so fucking beautiful at times I swear
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on February 09, 2019, 09:27:05 PM
Say it if you are tempted by fornication!!!!!
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 09, 2019, 09:28:57 PM
Hold up now lmao
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on February 09, 2019, 09:30:48 PM
fornication is a sin1!!!!
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 09, 2019, 09:34:36 PM
Not that but it can be when used wrongly
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Mr Gilhaney on February 09, 2019, 09:37:05 PM
This thread is now gay
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on February 09, 2019, 09:44:00 PM
Gay sex is also a sin and not love <3
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 09, 2019, 09:46:06 PM
Love is love
fuck it all
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on February 10, 2019, 06:05:33 PM
Some recent jointz.

Zeiss Batis 85mm:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/1.jpg)

Samyang AF 50mm:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/2.jpg)

Samyang AF 50mm:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/3.jpg)

Samyang AF 50mm:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/4.jpg)

Zeiss Batis 85mm:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/5.jpg)

Zeiss Batis 85mm:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/6.jpg)

Sigma Art 20mm:
(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/7.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Mr Gilhaney on February 10, 2019, 06:06:06 PM
some lovely shots there. very cummy
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Mr Gilhaney on February 16, 2019, 10:31:51 AM
old ass abandoned forest house.

(https://i.imgur.com/e7ZTPUU.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/PWdxq4y.jpg)



(https://i.imgur.com/0W97hEs.jpg)



(https://i.imgur.com/VzazVXV.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/7wm0Iq2.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/CDnsmcg.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 16, 2019, 10:33:46 AM
Thats a fucking goldmine of a subject. The first shot is perfect. The second one has some fantastic lines in that chaos.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 16, 2019, 09:00:18 PM
(https://abload.de/img/img_20190216_204445_4uakhe.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190216_204445_4uakhe.jpg)
Us artists
and the tools we use
are an extension of
ourselves
our fingers
made nimble
over constant use
you can see it
you can say it
you can sing it
a deep held truth
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Mr Gilhaney on February 16, 2019, 09:48:43 PM
i cant even explain why i like that photo. but it just looks very pleasing.

Thats a fucking goldmine of a subject.

yeah i had been saving up on going there. wanted a day when it was foggy, but that day just hasnt come for like a month now. so thought what the hell and drove there today.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 17, 2019, 02:08:41 AM
(https://abload.de/img/img_20190216_235335_2rkkmg.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190216_235335_2rkkmg.jpg)

It plays me out
a single horn
from this scene
lonesome
as I am
resounding in
the darkness
as I wish to be
strike a light
drag some death
and inhale your
inescapable
future
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: HardcoreRetro on February 17, 2019, 12:17:13 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/D5Hocbl.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Rufus on February 17, 2019, 12:22:44 PM
Did it make you jump out of your chair?
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 21, 2019, 10:46:28 PM
(https://abload.de/img/img_20190221_223257_9btj55.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190221_223257_9btj55.jpg)
Today was a good day
things accomplished
my hands were made to toil
in that proverbial soil
yet here I drink
here I sink
you come home to your mind
no matter the form of escapism
you've inclined to take
it lies there in wait
as you postulate
on some slight
philosophical light
but it matters not
I give myself to the thought
regardless of the cost
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on February 25, 2019, 04:16:58 AM
I've been trying to take some more food/drink photos, pretty happy with this one:

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/finishing_touch.jpg)

Zeiss Batis 85mm, shot at f2.5, 1/1250s, ISO1600. No external lighting.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on February 25, 2019, 11:11:59 AM
Flakes jumping off the screen. Zeiss microcontrast  :preach
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on March 06, 2019, 07:13:04 AM
Some new stuff. I, historically, hibernate from January to mid-March when it comes to my photography. But, not  unlike a groundhog, I decided to venture out.

(https://abload.de/img/img_20190305_194051_5jhjsk.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190305_194051_5jhjsk.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20190305_201813_7egj7w.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190305_201813_7egj7w.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20190305_204737_5mfk5o.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190305_204737_5mfk5o.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on April 05, 2019, 01:40:39 AM
bluetsu: let's say i want a film camera. can i still take photos with it?
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on April 05, 2019, 05:28:02 AM
bluetsu: let's say i want a film camera. can i still take photos with it?

What do you mean? As in the process of digitizing them?
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Cindi Mayweather on April 05, 2019, 05:36:30 PM
No can a video camera take photos? I’d like a hybrid but I’m considering getting a dedicated photo cam and a dedicated video cam.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on April 05, 2019, 06:26:29 PM
No can a video camera take photos? I’d like a hybrid but I’m considering getting a dedicated photo cam and a dedicated video cam.

Photo bodies have become extremely good at video. I'd honestly invest in a stills camera (like a Sony A7) and you'd be able to film 1080p with it. I think newer bodies do 4K. Which aspect would you say holds more importance (videogprahy or photography?). Depending one which holds more importance would determine the best body for you.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on April 14, 2019, 05:11:41 PM
(https://abload.de/img/_dsc4109zxkt9.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=_dsc4109zxkt9.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/_dsc4131zvkci.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=_dsc4131zvkci.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/_dsc4134kjkd2.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=_dsc4134kjkd2.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/_dsc411213jp1.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=_dsc411213jp1.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/_dsc411946k0q.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=_dsc411946k0q.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Tasty Meat on April 14, 2019, 05:21:10 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/04FjuIk.jpg)

The path behind.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on April 20, 2019, 09:45:26 PM
(https://abload.de/img/_dsc4174nnjoy.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=_dsc4174nnjoy.jpg)
a cool wind shoulders by
as the clouds quicken their
expansive pace
the smell of damp earth
enters at the edge
of my perception
the woods are still bare
but this smell belies
the lies my eyes
insist upon

(https://abload.de/img/img_20190419_224421_31rjvf.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190419_224421_31rjvf.jpg)
That which guides me
sets
beyond this
ghost of a sky
the woods
become spectral
as the
darkened trees sway
the light
it is fading
drawn upwards
as I am pulled
deeper
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on May 03, 2019, 10:38:43 PM
(https://abload.de/img/img_20190503_222446_7j0kzy.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190503_222446_7j0kzy.jpg)
Reverence
an altar from which
I pray
for the facets
in you
I wish were mine
I hold them in acclaim
as if the act could imbue
their power
as if
we could be
the same
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on May 26, 2019, 07:44:13 PM
(https://abload.de/img/capture_2019-05-26-19e1k7s.png) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=capture_2019-05-26-19e1k7s.png)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on June 15, 2019, 08:23:04 PM
(https://abload.de/img/img_20190615_185714_0sxj2s.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190615_185714_0sxj2s.jpg)

We're walking on the beach
as the setting sun draws
us and our environment
in pastels.
We have walked into a painting
and we're not even aware if it.
I look at you;
your dark hair dancing
with the ocean breeze.
I consider you;
you look as though you've
sprung forth
from some picture book.
You slowly meet my gaze.
Those eyes,
oh those fucking eyes.
They're on fire.
I should have known then and there
that such a being
could be capable
of such violence.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Mr Gilhaney on July 07, 2019, 12:34:08 PM
The Armed at Roskilde 2019

(https://i.imgur.com/TPNueWG.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/Wdciv9k.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/kiV93Uz.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/3ZKVUYe.jpg)





(https://i.imgur.com/t4pDrsx.jpg)




(https://i.imgur.com/cb4EgRy.jpg)




(https://i.imgur.com/6hZ8uaY.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: toku on July 07, 2019, 05:01:21 PM
I think this is the first time I've actually seen the band members of The Armed  :lol
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Mr Gilhaney on July 07, 2019, 05:51:12 PM
I've known their drummer since before they started The Armed, but except him and one guitarist, they all seem to move kind of fluently in and out of the band. More of a collective than a band. Kara wasnt on anything until their last album either, but she is always touring with them and performing with them now, and that big fucking front guy wasnt there for the first albums either.

Show was hilarious. They had been told by security, to move some tables with champagne that they put up just before the show started.

(https://i.imgur.com/HyLUnwX.png)


Singer tried to convince the security of letting them do it by sweet talking them. But he lost that discussion pretty fast, so he gave them all hugs and told them to watch out, cause he would be in the pit a lot. Then about 1 min into the show, he throws the chairs back into the crowd from the stage, attemps to crowd surf by jumping down onto two people in front who had no idea, and just fell to the ground with him. He then grabs some boy and ran around with him like this  :lol


(https://i.imgur.com/vrZriiL.jpg)

I also ended up singing pretty much all of Liar for them. Gave me the mic and then just ran off into the crowd.  :lol
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: VomKriege on July 07, 2019, 05:58:50 PM
Doxxing Kara :trigger
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Mr Gilhaney on July 14, 2019, 06:20:44 PM
a few more

(https://i.imgur.com/URheK9V.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/tEBNO2C.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/Nq39RZS.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/LlOFkrm.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/xnxsvzZ.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/02ivTTH.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/dOvPfXd.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/N13ySk3.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/E5OH9vt.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/GAeoXS9.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Brehvolution on July 15, 2019, 09:57:51 AM
Is that Khruangbin? That guy is an awesome guitar player. Dude can make a Strat sing.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Mr Gilhaney on July 15, 2019, 11:28:34 AM
It sure is. I'm amazed he can see anything with that hair.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: VomKriege on July 27, 2019, 03:11:08 PM
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/07/pictures-of-tigers-taken-by-steve-winter-camera-car

Cool pics.
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: BlueTsunami on August 24, 2019, 10:46:52 PM
Experimenting with split toning. Cut my teeth on Black and White and now using the tone curve skills I learned from it and applying it to other forms of monochromism. I developed an affection for black and red so I decided to go with that. The highlights have a touch of orange since pure white didn't gel too well with the red tones. It needs a sort of roll off into pure white otherwise it's jarring.

(https://abload.de/img/img_20190824_221033_1x5j5r.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190824_221033_1x5j5r.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20190824_222113_51ckn0.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190824_222113_51ckn0.jpg)

(https://abload.de/img/img_20190824_214127_0dfkzm.jpg) (https://abload.de/image.php?img=img_20190824_214127_0dfkzm.jpg)
Title: Re: The Bore Photography
Post by: Hyoushi on September 09, 2019, 08:05:35 PM
Recent stuff

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/bore/recents1.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/bore/recents2.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/bore/recents3.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/bore/recents4.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/bore/recents5.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/bore/recents6.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/bore/recents7.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/bore/recents8.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/bore/recents9.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/bore/recents10.jpg)

(http://www.capitaltrachea.se/photos/2019/bore/recents11.jpg)