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        05-05-2010, 09:15 PM
      #21
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by shmurmer4    
    I would rather walk 10miles and take 5 pictures total than take 500 medicore images in one spot.

    I travel to the other side of the planet to take my underwater photos. I take about 1 gig of photos on many single dives. I believe in playing with your settings...a lot! Some will work a lot better than others. I'm not going that far to come back with just a few shots.

    I'm a firm believer in quality over quantity (sp?)

    I'm a believer in try and learn. You don't learn much if you are stingy with the experience. I was stingy with film, but no more with digital.

    I shoot both digital and film.

    I never even pick up my film camera anymore. I can't even find my favorite films without a HUGE special order hassle.

    There shouldn't be a safe or sorry to it, what you see in your viewfinder is exactly what your image will look like.

    Not that true. Lots can happen between the viewfinder and the shutter. For me, fish move, things disappear fast. I bracket many of my shots as the water environment makes seeing a viewfinder in a housing hard. Above water, the sun can affect the viewfinder/screen too much also.

    I apologize if I sound like a grumpy old person.

    Surely you can't be grumpier than I....Just ask around

    Ooh but today my d90 finally hit 500 shutter actions.
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    Practice and play, I say......
         
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        05-05-2010, 09:18 PM
      #22
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    One of my photos.....kinda "horse" related....



    This seahorse is the size of a grain of rice.
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        05-05-2010, 09:55 PM
      #23
    Trained
    Oh i'm jealous Alison - I sued to dive a lot but haven't found the time or anyone to go with lately. I would love to try some underwater photography!
         
        05-05-2010, 10:02 PM
      #24
    Green Broke
    My best bit of advice, HAVE FUN! If you are fussing over every angle and lighting degree, your pictures will come out stiff and flat. I find my best pics come when I find something interesting and shoot it from every angle I can. Then of course havea good editing program to refine!
         
        05-06-2010, 07:40 AM
      #25
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Allison Finch    
    This seahorse is the size of a grain of rice.
    I saw that photo in another post, I love it!

    Anyways, I still go back to my original thought and agree with most of the posters here - having fun with it is by far the most important part!
         
        05-06-2010, 09:31 AM
      #26
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    Originally Posted by MissH    
    I saw that photo in another post, I love it!

    Anyways, I still go back to my original thought and agree with most of the posters here - having fun with it is by far the most important part!
    Thanks.

    Compositionally, it isn't the best, though. It is too centered. It is always best not to center the subject, under most circumstances. This one shows how much nicer it is when things are off center (more compliant with the "rule of thirds")



    Also, if I had used a faster shutter speed, the background would have been darker. That would have shown the seahorse better. For some reason....I kinda liked the bright blue. I guess no accounting for taste
         
        05-06-2010, 09:48 AM
      #27
    Weanling
    Wasn't really judging it to be honest...just tried to take in the cuteness of the little sea horse! If you want me to get picky I can... LOL!

    I do agree though....the second shot you posted is much better. Loving the color contrast.
         
        05-06-2010, 11:04 AM
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by shmurmer4    
    I would rather walk 10miles and take 5 pictures total than take 500 medicore images in one spot.

    I'm a firm believer in quality over quantity (sp?)

    I shoot both digital and film.

    There shouldn't be a safe or sorry to it, what you see in your viewfinder is exactly what your image will look like.

    I apologize if I sound like a grumpy old person.

    Ooh but today my d90 finally hit 500 shutter actions.
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    You do sound like a grumpy old man, Brandon....

    Anyways, I agree with Brandon IF you're shooting still life. Still life versus action... COMPLETELY different ballgames. If you're shooting action, you better keep snapping. Of course you need the timing down for certain poses, but you'll find that a certain moment will be better than another. I shoot mostly action, with a bit of still life thrown in the mix.... my camera is set to "burst" always when I'm shooting action. A burst can mean the difference between 10 nice shots with one exceptional shot, and missing the scene altogether.
         
        05-06-2010, 01:22 PM
      #29
    Yearling
    Allie, I agree when shooting action shots at night. When I'm bored I shoot NCAA sports and a good portion of them are at night. When shooting baseball I try and time the batter right when he hits the ball. It's fun to just watch the batter, and not the pitcher and you can read the batter and time your shot.
         

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