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divid3d
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Welcome to the Photography Thread!

This thread is for sharing photos that you have taken, viewing and commenting on other UGers' photos, and for discussing photographic equipment (cameras, lenses, flashguns, etc), photographic techniques and related topics. Please don't post other people's images here, we want to see what YOU can do

Unlike the previous thread (which can be found here), this thread has a couple of rules which must be strictly adhered to so this thread is more pleasant to browse for all of us.


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ALL IMAGES POSTED MUST HAVE A WIDTH OF 640 PIXELS OR LESS
Any images posted that are wider than this will be removed from the thread. It is perfectly fine to post a small version of your picture in the thread (eg. 640x480 pixels or 500x333 pixels) and provide a link to the larger version of the image so if people would like to see it then they can choose to do so. Large images generally have longer loading times and can skew the width of the forum, making this thread very annoying to browse, so it is very important to post images of an acceptable size.

An easy way to do this is to upload your photos to flickr and use the 'medium' sized version of the image in this thread, and provide a link to your photo's page on flickr so if people would like to view the larger versions they can do so. Another option is to resize your images with either photobucket or imageshack.

NO QUOTING OF IMAGES
Any images that have been quoted will be removed from your post. If you would like to comment on another UGer's picture, do not quote the image in your post. Address the person by their username and then refer to the picture (ie. "the 2nd pic you posted" or "the black & white pic of the tree") so they will know which image you're referring to, and then make your comment.

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PLEASE NOTE

- Spam and inappropriate images will not be tolerated in this thread. If you're unsure, check with a moderator before posting.

- We encourage post-processing your pictures for the purpose of enhancement, but please refrain from posting images which have been Photoshopped beyond recognition. This thread is about photography, not extreme image manipulation.
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divid3d
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Useful Links

If you know any other useful sites, please let me know so they can be added to the list


The UG Photography Group:
http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/photography/

Image hosting & galleries:
http://www.flickr.com - Provides smaller versions of your images that you can post in this thread (medium is best)
http://www.photobucket.com - Can resize your images when uploading
http://www.imageshack.us - Can resize your images when uploading (no account required)
http://www.tinypic.com/ - Can resize your images when uploading (no account required)
http://www.deviantart.com
http://www.picoodle.com

Tips for critiquing other peoples' photos:
http://www.pbase.com/dprchallenges/critiquing

Technique tips/Photoshop guides/Understanding equipment and terminology:
http://www.slrphotographyguide.com/ - SLR photography guides/online photography course that will help you understand your camera better
http://digital-photography-school.com - Digital photography guides
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/ - Digital photography guides
http://www.photoshopsupport.com - Lots of detailed Photoshop guides
http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/tutorials/ - Photoshop and photography tutorials
http://www.digital-slr-guide.com/ - An introduction to digital SLR cameras, lenses and accessories

Camera/gear reviews:
http://www.dpreview.com/ - A huge database for camera and lens reviews, including compact digital cameras and SLR cameras
http://www.slrgear.com/ - Lens and equipment reviews
http://www.camerareview.com – 35mm SLR and lens reviews
http://www.photographyreview.com/ - Reviews, galleries and guides
http://www.photoanswers.co.uk/ - Reviews for SLRs, including photography locations
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/ - Reviews of Canon cameras and compatible lenses
http://www.nikonians.org/ - Reviews of Nikon cameras, compatible lenses and other equipment
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jallas
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ooh new thread?

here's a recentish one o' mine



also, i need a new lens. i was looking for something to replace the 18-55 as it's pretty awful, but i stumbled on the 35mm f2 for less than £200 which caught my eye. but i do really need a new telez00m. hmm. recommendations? (cheap pls, i'm a poor student )
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Whee! New thread!

*goes to Photoshop*

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I'm just posting so it'll add to my subscriptions. I like looking at yous guy's photography.
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I'm thinking about buying a low end DSLR one day, maybe a Nikon D60 or a Canon EOS 400D.
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dunno about nikon but the canon 400D isn't really low-end? it's a great camera...
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Quote by jallas
dunno about nikon but the canon 400D isn't really low-end? it's a great camera...

Ok maybe not low end but on the cheap side. It's only like 400€
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cheaper side yeah haha, i wouldn't exactly call £500 cheap!
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Well how low do DSLR prices go? From what I've seen (which is very little) they start from around 400€ and go up to like 10-15000€ or something.
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Nice picture jallas, is that black and white or do I see a bluish tinge? Yes, I'm colourblind



I'll finish this picture later, it's still being edited.

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jallas
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Quote by Chips-
Well how low do DSLR prices go? From what I've seen (which is very little) they start from around 400€ and go up to like 10-15000€ or something.

well, you can get it cheaper if you buy it 2nd hand, which is possible a good idea. i use a 30d and i bought it second hand, it was as good as new just a few hundred pounds cheaper. i think the 400D sells new for around £450-£500, though that may have come down now i spose due to the new 450D model... actually i have no idea.

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Nice picture jallas, is that black and white or do I see a bluish tinge? Yes, I'm colourblind


I'll finish this picture later, it's still being edited.

thanks yeah it's got a blue touch to it, i usually do that, partly because of my love for anything blue coloured, and partly because i get bored with flat black and white. although that's just me, if i put photos in B&W i can never seem to get it looking as dramatic as say if kensai does it :/
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Quote by jallas
well, you can get it cheaper if you buy it 2nd hand, which is possible a good idea. i use a 30d and i bought it second hand, it was as good as new just a few hundred pounds cheaper. i think the 400D sells new for around £450-£500, though that may have come down now i spose due to the new 450D model... actually i have no idea.


thanks yeah it's got a blue touch to it, i usually do that, partly because of my love for anything blue coloured, and partly because i get bored with flat black and white. although that's just me, if i put photos in B&W i can never seem to get it looking as dramatic as say if kensai does it :/

It's really nice, very mellow and relaxed.

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Just a couple of my dealings with colour, neither of these pictures have been edited at all:





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The Hurt Within: What are they? The last one looks like a vial of some sort?
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Quote by jallas
well, you can get it cheaper if you buy it 2nd hand, which is possible a good idea. i use a 30d and i bought it second hand, it was as good as new just a few hundred pounds cheaper. i think the 400D sells new for around £450-£500, though that may have come down now i spose due to the new 450D model... actually i have no idea.


It's 399€ for the kit, 360€ without the EF-S 18-55mm lense and yeah used is the way to go.
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The Hurt Within: What are they? The last one looks like a vial of some sort?


They're both just old style clear pint glasses. It was actually one of the easiest shoots I've set up.
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Quote by Chips-
It's 399€ for the kit, 360€ without the EF-S 18-55mm lense and yeah used is the way to go.

that's pretty cheap then, go for it!
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divid3d
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just a random one to get started in ze new thread:

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Bah, nice timing manda!

I was going to finish this thread tonight after I'm done with my 2-week+ essay. I can PM you the details later tonight.

I was going to have a 3rd post with UG users galleries though but Im sure it'll fit in the 2nd one.

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thanks yeah it's got a blue touch to it, i usually do that, partly because of my love for anything blue coloured, and partly because i get bored with flat black and white. although that's just me, if i put photos in B&W i can never seem to get it looking as dramatic as say if kensai does it :/


Well maybe if you asked I could help you
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Quote by Kensai
Well maybe if you asked I could help you

Hah! That's what he said to me too! Then... he actually helped me considerably, so yeah, you should probably take him up on that actually.
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Quote by Kensai


Well maybe if you asked I could help you


Oh man I've always wanted to know how you edit those black and white pics I've seen in the other photography thread.
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Quote by Renka
Hah! That's what he said to me too! Then... he actually helped me considerably, so yeah, you should probably take him up on that actually.




You know, photoshop cs3 is avaliable for 1800 SEK for students on dustinhome

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Oh man I've always wanted to know how you edit those black and white pics I've seen in the other photography thread.


Any particular ones? As a rule of thumb I usually do this:

1: Curveslayer, I fix the contrasts of the picture.

2: Black and white conversion layer (there are many of these, I usually use a hue/saturation layer)

3: Dodging/burning, which is

Create a curves layer, then pull down the curves to the image gets very dark, then click ok and press ctrl + i. Then repeat the same curveslayer thing, only you make the picture much brighter. Now you can paint white and black in the curves layers to make parts of it darker, or brighter.
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Quote by Kensai



Any particular ones?



Like maybe the picture of the cool castle thingy on this page.
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Here's a few of my recent shots


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Flickr

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^ For that one I used the exact method described above actually.

Prior to post-processing I used a filter infront of my camera called an "ND Gradient (or graduated ND filter)".

If you want nice skies, I recommend buying one. They do this:

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jallas
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Quote by Kensai


You know, photoshop cs3 is avaliable for 1800 SEK for students on dustinhome


Any particular ones? As a rule of thumb I usually do this:

1: Curveslayer, I fix the contrasts of the picture.

2: Black and white conversion layer (there are many of these, I usually use a hue/saturation layer)

3: Dodging/burning, which is

Create a curves layer, then pull down the curves to the image gets very dark, then click ok and press ctrl + i. Then repeat the same curveslayer thing, only you make the picture much brighter. Now you can paint white and black in the curves layers to make parts of it darker, or brighter.

i'll have to try that out sometime. usually when i covert to B&W i use the black and white thingy in CS3, where you can have fun sliding each colour up and down for constrast. but yeah i need to do more with layers and curves and burning/dodging.

i guess to start it all off though you need a good photo to convert
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Quote by toton1989
Like maybe the picture of the cool castle thingy on this page.

oh i hadn't seen that photo before... i'm speechless.
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Quote by jallas
oh i hadn't seen that photo before... i'm speechless.


I havn't seen you round in a while, or have I just not been looking hard enough.
My avatar is one of the photos you've taken, but edited slightly and a Butterflies and Hurricanes logo stuck on top.



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#33
Hooray for new rules

*will add some pictures this evening*

I have a bit of experimenting with colours and tones to do on a few of my more recent shots so I may as well wait to see how that goes.


Found a few of my shots from College as well and I've been inspired to take some photos unrelated to my course sometime. Been thinking/worrying far too much about wildlife
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Quote by Gaz_m2k5
I havn't seen you round in a while, or have I just not been looking hard enough.
My avatar is one of the photos you've taken, but edited slightly and a Butterflies and Hurricanes logo stuck on top.

yeah i don't really post anymore, busy with work and studying etc
ha i forgot about that photo, it's not a very amazing one of mine, nice work on the editing and avatar makin'

i feel very autumnal



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Since it seems the thread was closed just after I submitted my photo, I'll just submit it again.

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Woah, I remember when the old thread was born! I think I should take up photography again, I've been focusing alot on my music recently.
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Quote by Gaz_m2k5
I havn't seen you round in a while, or have I just not been looking hard enough.
My avatar is one of the photos you've taken, but edited slightly and a Butterflies and Hurricanes logo stuck on top.

*IMAGE REMOVED* no quoting images


B&H FTW! awesome song!

i r shitzorz at photography.




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#38
^^^ I looooooove the keyboard one.... lots.
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Quote by RevaM1ssP1ss
^^^ I looooooove the keyboard one.... lots.

cant wait to see your pics up later!
Guitars
washburn x50 pro
jackson js30dk
epi lp 100
jt-res

Effects

zvex FF
digitech ex-7
bespeco volume pedal
boss sd-1
ehx double muff
marshall echohead
behringer cl9
korg mini kaoss pad

Amp
fender champion 300
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#40
Been playing with a few things and I was meant to make this a few weeks ago but I've just done it now.

S'obviously not perfect but I like it.



EDIT: Aaaand another.

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