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RE: Photography - Boomer - 05-10-2011 08:35 PM
Photography is what YOU make it - what YOU see, the experiences YOU have. I have been reading and learning some tips from that Peter Lik guy on the Weather channel - and if you have seen his images, thats one heck of a wow factor, but I get the same feeling looking at flowers, folks on bikes (except maybe Brutus!) even food. A photo can tell so much to a complete stranger or a close personal friend.
That fact that you took time out to take a picture of something important to you is all that matters.
RE: Photography - Bageleth - 05-11-2011 08:56 AM
Beautiful flower pics Nettie & RN! I really like the angle on some of your shots RN.
Awesome pic Boomer!
RE: Photography - nettiesaur - 05-11-2011 07:49 PM
How do you like the lake shot? I took that one too.
RE: Photography - Bageleth - 05-11-2011 07:58 PM
I like that one too Nettie!
RE: Photography - Boomer - 05-15-2011 11:35 AM
Was at a wedding for a young man who I have pretty much watched grow up with my oldest daughter. Grabbed a few pics, nothing fancy, but these looked ok. Unfortunately I dont have a big flash like the pro did, but thought these were worth sharing.
Taken with my Canon Powershot SD4000
Taken with my Canon Digital Rebel XTi
Display at door to reception. Taken with the Canon Rebel XTi.
The bride and groom after their first dance
My KINGDOM for a good flash for that Rebel XTi. A lot of the later shots once they lowered the lights down were crap, but these didnt look too bad. Enjoy!
RE: Photography - RN-PRN - 05-15-2011 11:47 AM
RE: Photography - Bageleth - 05-15-2011 12:50 PM
Nice shots Boomer! I love the roses, and the wedding shot was really nice! Sorry about the flash not working right later.
There's a side business for you, Wedding photographer!
RE: Photography - Boomer - 05-15-2011 01:48 PM
Well, a lot of my shots weren't very good. I had good intentions, but between the need for a flash and a better lens, yeah I could do that, but it takes practice. I have actually thought about it because it sure is a lot more fun and at $1500/wedding thats a pretty fair living. Trust me it isnt like I havent thought about it thats for sure, but I would need better equipment than what I have.
About the dance shot. The original was actually a color shot, but when I tried it in BW I believe it captured the two at a moment of "triumph" which lent itself to a BW image. If you do a little post processing you can try some things that might give your images a bit more of a feel you might be looking for. I also spoke with the photographer, and she takes some of her shots and converts them to BW. Unfortunately I dont have any real training - just what I have learned on my own.
RE: Photography - 2Beers - 05-15-2011 02:58 PM
Very nice pics Boomer and I agree with Bagel...maybe a sideline job too
RE: Photography - Boomer - 05-15-2011 03:04 PM
Thanks guys - if you just use the camera flash, thats not enough light to compensate for the low lighting we had, so you really need a larger flash that can light your subject sufficiently. I am just not at a professional level to take the exquisite photos you see from the pros yet. I prefer subjects a little farther away and during the day when light can be your enemy OR your friend.