Anyone else like taking photos as a hobby?

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Diamonddavej
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15 Apr 2010, 9:38 pm

I recently bought a Canon 7D, I mostly take macro photos of flowers and landscape photos. Here are a few pictures I took today, only realised after got home that all the flowers I photographed today are white. All the pics were taken using a Tokina 100mm macro lens, its a great lens.

Hope you like the photos.

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15 Apr 2010, 9:44 pm

lots of people around the world do


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15 Apr 2010, 10:09 pm

I'm trying to sell my SLR camera and it's 3 lenses, no luck yet. I have quite a collection of self-printed photos of mostly landscape photos. I don't know why I didn't like taking pictures of people but when I did they were great.



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16 Apr 2010, 4:24 pm

I have my own digital camera and I take pictures every now and then. I wouldn't say it's a hobby, though.

By the way, those are really nice pictures. :)



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17 Apr 2010, 7:32 am

Yeah. :)
Some of my photos:

[img][650:600]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y182/Musician101/101_2403.jpg[/img]

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17 Apr 2010, 10:25 pm

In response to the original question, yes, I also very much enjoy photography. At this point I'm still just using a point-and-shoot, but for me it's really more about getting to witness beautiful places under hopefully good conditions (e.g., dawn and dusk) than mastering all the technicalities.

Apparently one has to post several times before links to pictures are allowed :? and I'm just now delurking, but I'm hoping this thread will remain active long enough for me to join in the photo sharing as well.

Nice pictures too by the way.



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20 Apr 2010, 7:56 pm

Can someone explain to me why I am being blocked from sharing my pictures? I have been a member for several months and now have over the supposed pre-requisite 5 posts, but I am still getting blocked.

Edit: Whoops :oops: , nevermind, it looks like I just had to make a 6th post (this one) for it too work. See below.



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20 Apr 2010, 7:57 pm

Well, I see my thread-killing skills are on full display. I think I have enough posts now to try and share some pictues, so maybe I can still revive this one :D

As mentioned above I more about trying to get to beautiful places and then taking decent pictures rather than being a super technically savy photographer. I hike a lot, so most of my pictures are landscapes. While lurking I have seen a few other people say they are interested in hiking, which works very well with photography from my perspecitve, so hopefully they may post some pictures as well. I, for one, would be interested in seeing them.

Some of the local wildflowers:
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Oh yeah, I really like reflections:
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And snowscapes
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And sunrises:
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22 Apr 2010, 1:42 am

I bought a DSLR camera because I thought I was going to be making a trip to Costa Rica. It's a Sony a200 and right now I only have a 18-70mm (sony) lens. I'm disappointed though, because my pictures aren't as good as I thought they would be plus I can't figure out how to get the pictures onto the computer. (There's no simple USB port on the camera.) I want to be able to take pictures really fast, like of my horse running, but they are still blurry :( I bought this camera to use for fast shots cause my old Canon digital camera couldn't take moving shots.



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22 Apr 2010, 2:04 am

Very nice photos everyone! :)

Some of mine:

[img][650:768]http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/ryokan_2008/IMG_1112.jpg[/img]
[img][650:766]http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/ryokan_2008/IMG_3283-1.jpg[/img]



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22 Apr 2010, 5:59 am

Can't wait to afford a digital SLR. I would like this one since it isn't uber expensive:

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22 Apr 2010, 7:39 pm

I do to de-stress. I don't have access to any pictures at the moment. The picture quality is not as high as I don't own a professional camera. If I had access to equipment for every leisure I love. I would need to own $100,000 US LOL.



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22 Apr 2010, 9:42 pm

I'm studying photography at the moment so it's a bit more than a hobby right now.
I was the photographer for a veterans reunion last week and got to practice my portraiture skills. I took many other photos of my time down in Savannah GA.
I use a Nikon D90 with a 18-105mm and a 50mm 1.8.

You can see my photos at http://dmausf.deviantart.com/

I see some great photos here. :)

astaut - Maybe you needed a bit more time before to learn it before taking it on vacation. Sounds like you had too slow of a shutter speed to capture what you wanted. Without getting too technical, try putting it in shutter priority and give it a higher ISO than usual. You can then set it's shutter speed fast enough to capture action(provided there's enough light). As for transferring photos, you may have to use a card reader to attach the memory stick to your computer.


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22 Apr 2010, 10:46 pm

Hey for once I didn't kill a thread :D

autumnsunset: I can totally relate to the de-stressing with photography, it really helps keep me going.

Zara: I like your picture of the squirrel in the snow. I guess to me it captures some of the essence of winter. Of course I am a big fan of photographs displaying seasons and seasonal comparisons:

August:
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November:
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August:
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November:
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September:

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26 Apr 2010, 11:02 pm

And now for my continued attempts to have at least 1/2 of the posts is this thread :wink: , here are some pictures from a hike I took yesterday:

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27 Apr 2010, 4:05 am

Photography took over my life about 5 yrs ago, it also became my job.

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