Any photographers in the house?

Oooh. I may send you a couple of pics and you can see if any are okay to use, or if I have to try again.

sometimesdee wrote:

Oooh. I may send you a couple of pics and you can see if any are okay to use, or if I have to try again.

sure, post them somewhere I can grab them or PM if you want to email 'em

I got a camera again for the first time in three years or so. I'm pretty rusty, but here is what I took this past Saturday when we went to the Night Market and Food Festival.

https://plus.google.com/106492023269...

I like the first two photos.

Edwin wrote:

I got a camera again for the first time in three years or so. I'm pretty rusty, but here is what I took this past Saturday when we went to the Night Market and Food Festival.

https://plus.google.com/106492023269...

I like the first two photos.

hahaha I'm in there, right in your first shot.

Was that just a random capture?

Yeah, I had no idea he was there and never saw him. I also just held up the camera above my head and took a shot of the crowd.

So Chairman_Mao is the lady in the hat and green pants?

Finally, the photographic proof that Mao is stalking Edwin.

fleabagmatt wrote:

So Chairman_Mao is the lady in the hat and green pants?

I'm those 3 Asian guys on the left. All of them.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Finally, the photographic proof that Mao is stalking Edwin.

This is that part in the movie where Edwin goes back through every photo he's ever taken.

I'm looking through my photos from the next day at Rainier to see if you were in any of them.

https://plus.google.com/photos/10649...

Also feel free to critique. I know I need to cut down on some.

Edwin wrote:

I'm looking through my photos from the next day at Rainier to see if you were in any of them.

https://plus.google.com/photos/10649...

Also feel free to critique. I know I need to cut down on some.

IMG_8111, I imagine Clover standing on the trail shouting "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"

Edwin wrote:

I'm looking through my photos from the next day at Rainier to see if you were in any of them.

https://plus.google.com/photos/10649...

Also feel free to critique. I know I need to cut down on some.

I see you're using the EOS 20D--since there's a fair bit of dust and dirt appearing in your shots, you might want to get the sensor cleaned. There are DIY kits for that as well, if you're comfortable doing so, but you absolutely do not want to touch the sensor with your fingers. It might only need a good blast of air if the particles are large enough.

Otherwise, I really love #33 so far. Still looking through them.

Yeah I noticed that once I started looking at the photos last night. =\

My mom stored the camera for a while without a cap on and I suspect some got onto the sensor in the camera bag.

Oh yeah, that'll get dust for sure.

others I like:
53
135
159
202/203 (if only Rainier was a bit more visible!)

Also the gifs at the end are fun.

Only thing I'd add is to get a UV filter if you're not using one already. I believe that would help cut down on the haze that appears in shots of more distant objects.

Aha! I complained about that a lot during the hike and now I feel vindicated/justified in getting one.

There are differing opinions on this, but I run UV filters on all my lenses to serve as a front element protector.

Re: 202/203 (if only Rainier was a bit more visible!)

An easy way to help out with this issue (exposing for NSMike blows out the lighter background or the other way around) is to under expose a bit - maybe a stop or two, then use the pop-up flash to fill in the darker NSsubject. You can adjust the flash exposure compensation in the menu somewhere. It takes a little practice, but you can do it without having that "blown subject from the on camera flash" look.

LiquidMantis wrote:

There are differing opinions on this, but I run UV filters on all my lenses to serve as a front element protector.

Yeah digital cameras do come with UV filters built in, but the EOS 20D is an older model that might not have one or it might not be as effective, since the haze is noticeable. Also it's a great way to protect your lens.

Was a slow night at work last night, so I rattled off this shot on the EOS-M camera that I added to my collection.

Walking Dead Michonne by SRivera, on Flickr
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Nice shot! Her brother has too many arms though

I love shooting closeups of toys to give them a real-world look. I did this with my son's Halo figs on my phone.
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T3i w/18-55mm $579
55-250mm $179

So it's not a bad deal if you're happy with those lenses.

LiquidMantis wrote:

T3i w/18-55mm $579
55-250mm $179

So it's not a bad deal if you're happy with those lenses.

There are multiple 55-250mm lenses made by Canon, but Costco doesn't specify which one it is. It looks like it may be this older one, however, but it's still not a bad deal. It also depends how much you think you'll be doing zoom photography, and whether you don't mind swapping lenses on the fly from time to time. Another option would be to get this package where you've got a single lens that covers a bit more range than the 18-55mm kit lens, and you wouldn't need to think about swapping lenses so much.

Yeah, a break at 55mm is really inconvenient. I'd recommend getting the body and the newer 18-135 STM lens rather than the kit, at least I'm pretty sure the T3i kit includes the older 18-135.

I have the 28-135mm IS lens so I may go with a body only upgrade in the future.

Crossposted from the post-a-video thread.

Went to Shamboozle Fest this weekend. Carbon Leaf played a new song that's going on their latest kickstarted album, and I'm really happy with how the video turned out:

They sell USB sticks with audio from the sound board, so I was able to sync the soundboard audio up with my video. Not bad for a hand-held camera in a dark room.

Full set of photos is here, including tours of the Highland Brewing Company and Troy & Sons distillery (which is where the festival was at).

I'm still amazed at what I'm able to pull off with the Oly 75mm f/1.8 in a dark room with only concert lights.

Seven Nations:

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Carbon Leaf:

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Gaelic Storm:

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Cool shots! My favourite is the drummer though.... so cool!

I got my Peak Design Capture v2 camera clip yesterday. This one is really impressive. The v1 has been great, but it is really industrial looking. The new one is much more refined in design. The beadblasted finish has a lot better feel than the gloss of the original as well.

I'm still waiting on my shipment email, I was late to the Kickstarter funding (bought in on the last week of the fund raiser) so I might have to wait a bit longer. Was really wanting to have it this next week though since the weekend after this one is where I'll be up in Idaho and Utah doing some photography.

It sounds like they're bringing in large quantities so it should come soon. They shipped First Class from San Francisco. I got my shipping notice on Monday, Tuesday is when it was dropped off, Thursday delivery.