I def like the buckskin. :))) are they geldings? How much does he want for them?
Ah, well, normally I shoot in f5.6 or around there. I have shot (and do.. depending on the light, or if I have a tripod..) upwards in like f22.. But I keep my f number low.. 9 would probably be the highest (lowest) I'd shoot in.
Looked at minis tonight! There're two for sale – one's a sorrel, and one's a buckskin (though with his winter coat he doesn't really look all that buckskin right now).
This one's Spirit (I like him better of the two – mainly because he's a different color from Oakey)
And this is Justin Bieber (and... since I'm not a fan of Justine Bieber, I'd definitely change his name if I got him =P Probably to something like "Ghillie")
Ah, k. Nope. Not on that forum.
Your depth of field (in essence, how much is in focus) is determined by your aperture. The smaller the aperture (or f-number), the less there is in focus (which is how the dog's nose could be clear, but not the eyes); the bigger the f-number, the more that's in focus. I hope that makes sense, 'cause it can kinda be confusing. I can't wait to see the portraits! =D
I'm terribly sorry for taking so long to reply... work's been really crazy this week.
Will do. =) I'm thinking that I might call my mini-owning neighbor sometime next week to see if he's interested in selling.
Yeah, it's definitely not the most exhilarating job... but it pays well, and the stuff I'm doing is really nice to know how to do.
Nope. I'm "TylerGS" on the digital-photography-school forum (though I never get on there anymore). Which forum are you talking about?
That ones really good! Color feels natural, and framing is engaging. For the most part, focus is spot on – I would watch it around the eyes, though; in this pic the nose is in better focus than the eyes (how wide of a focus range do you have your camera set to?). No big deal, but something to keep in mind. =)
Yes please get pictures of the minis! ;D!
Ooooh, contracting. How, erm, fun? Hahaha. Tearing down walls and laying down tile, whoop! Hahaha (:
I read a whole lot on aperture last night.. Not even half way through the book! You don't happen to be "o_hey_tyler" or something on the photo forum, do you?
I also love love love Julie. Found her through a Dobermann forum!
On to the critique: really that picture? I'm glad that caught your eye. :) Here, I have one.
The reason I picked this pic is because I liked the lighting on the dog, the depth of field naturally drew my eye to the subject, and the framing was pretty strong. I like how you had the obstacle (I'm assuming that's what it was? For a course of sorts, right?) in the background – a direct tie-in (at least in my mind) to what the dog does. I like how you shot it at 18mm, getting the wide-angle somewhat distorted look; however I would have liked to have been able to see the dogs ears – having them cut out of the frame made it feel a little awkward to me. Over all, though, I like the way this pic looks. =)
There was another one, but I don't have enough room here to post my thoughts.
I like the sound of that idea! I've got a friend that lives 2 miles down the road who breeds minis (I'm not exactly what for... I think just for fun.). He's got probably around 25 of 'em that I could pick from – I think there's a few fluffy cute ones in the munch. Haha! Okay. I'll make sure to take lots of pics when/if I decide to go look. =)
Oh, nice! That would be so much fun being that high when riding... hehe, I've only experienced the 14.3 height of Oakey. =P Yeah, yeah... I know. I work for a contractor – we primarily do residential and commercial remodeling.
When I first got my camera, I didn't have a clue how to use it. But I just switched it into manual and shot a whole bunch of cruddy pictures until I got it figured out. =P PRactice a lot and read a lot, and you'll get it sooner or later. =)
Wow! I love her horse stuff! She's got a good eye for poses (and boy! is it hard to get a horse posed, too =P). =)
I post the photo critique later when I have more time. =)
Well, maybe you could get a mini then a draft! But you'd have and get an adorable little fluffy mini. ;) butttt you'd haave to let me help you pick it! I love horse shopping.
I saw a Clydesdale for sale, broke to ride and drive, a good height (16.3) for $2500. O:! I wanted her so bad! Well poo on you. :P where do you work?
I really don't know my camera as well as I'd like. And I've used my flash a handful of times. I'm still reading and have to break out my manual. Like how to set my shutter speed. (I'm pretty dumb sometimes, hahaha) so until I know I'll pass on the Nikon stuff. :)
I shoot in AV mode (I think its aperture priority mode?) And tweak from there. It selects my shutter speed for me. But I mess with the ISO and aperture whenever I shoot.
A really good photographer that has a smugmug is juliewardphotography.com... I love her work. Its like $40/year for basic, $60/year for a middle-class account, and $120/year for a pro. I'd pay for the pro. But I always want the best. :P
I've heard lots of good things about smugmug! Never used them before, though. I think my brother used them for a while (might still, but I'm not sure). What kind of computer are you looking to buy?
Looks like you've got a good start with your photography! =D Just out of curiosity, do you shoot in manual or auto (or some variant of auto)? If you ever want me to critique an specific photos, just let me know – I'm always up to sharing my observations (even though I'm always good at following those same observations when I shoot my own pics =P). =)