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The Bore Photography
« 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...



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.
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Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2008, 06:08:00 AM »
hmm well I don't take many pictures but heres one of our newest dog maggie



not trying to turn this into a pet thread or anything
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2008, 09:02:12 AM »
Definitely not Blue-quality, but I like this picture:


edit - moar:


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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008, 01:40:00 PM »










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.
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« Reply #4 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.
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« Reply #5 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.





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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2008, 07:18:26 PM »
film looks so fucking great.  great pics ji
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« Reply #7 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?
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Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2008, 07:25:53 PM »
What's a good camera?
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« Reply #9 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).
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« Reply #10 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







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« Reply #11 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

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« Reply #12 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 :)
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« Reply #13 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. 

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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2008, 05:08:28 AM »
Lightbox v1.0 created!



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



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



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...

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« Reply #15 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.
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« Reply #16 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.

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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2008, 10:29:01 AM »
I photograph mostly outdoor stuff.


























Well that should kill your browsers.
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« Reply #18 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.
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-Edit, pulled, will post some new pics later!-
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Re: Evilbore Photography Q2
« Reply #19 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 :(
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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2008, 04:50:47 PM »








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« Reply #21 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












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« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2008, 05:50:41 PM »
From my trip to Providence (only two shots)



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« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2008, 06:16:37 PM »
two more




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« Reply #24 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.

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« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2008, 04:28:54 AM »
I fukin suck at takin pictures, I am jealous
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« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2008, 02:27:56 AM »






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« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2008, 02:54:20 AM »
Yum!

Some recent stuff:





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« Reply #28 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
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« Reply #29 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
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« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2008, 01:16:36 AM »
Look out, it's a landscape:



Something I shot while passing the time at an airport:



Nice light:

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« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2008, 02:35:55 AM »
Wow, awesome pics in this thread.

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Is this taken in Sweden by any chance?

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« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2008, 11:01:21 AM »
My anniversary present should be here Today or Tomorrow, I'll add to this after that! :)
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« Reply #33 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):

























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.

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« Reply #34 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!
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« Reply #35 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
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« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2008, 03:45:48 PM »


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





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« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2008, 03:50:51 PM »
man, I sooo can't wait for my camera to arrive.
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« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2008, 12:23:05 PM »
Ah, it has arrived & here is a a couple I took while up at my moms.





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



I'm still tinkering w/ it and it's settings, so... yeah. :P
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« Reply #39 on: June 09, 2008, 12:43:56 PM »
GODDAMN YOUR WIFE IS SMOKIN'

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« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2008, 02:11:22 PM »
Wow, awesome pics in this thread.

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Is this taken in Sweden by any chance?

yeah it is
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« Reply #41 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!







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



*please excuse the horrible collage with bad blending. I did it for my sister myspace :p
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« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2008, 02:57:18 PM »
awwwww

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« Reply #43 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!

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

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*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. :)
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« Reply #44 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.
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« Reply #45 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.

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« Reply #46 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.









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












Some I took just now...




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« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2008, 05:43:27 AM »
Having installed hacked firmware in my Ixus 55, I tried some HDR cloudshots last night





these were taken at around 11 and 11.30 PM respectively
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« Reply #48 on: June 26, 2008, 04:25:38 AM »
Some very nice skies in the last two posts!

More of my street:



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







And something different:

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« Reply #49 on: July 04, 2008, 04:19:39 PM »



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?
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« Reply #50 on: July 04, 2008, 04:30:15 PM »
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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
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« Reply #51 on: July 04, 2008, 09:31:57 PM »
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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.
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« Reply #52 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).
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« Reply #53 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. :)
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« Reply #54 on: July 05, 2008, 01:06:07 AM »
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« Reply #55 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.
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« Reply #56 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.
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« Reply #57 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.
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« Reply #58 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 :(
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« Reply #59 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.
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