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Discussion in 'Photography' started by Kev, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. Kev

    Paul Heslop Guest

    ah hah hah! :O)
     
    Paul Heslop, Nov 2, 2006
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    Mojtaba Guest

    I liked this one. with old, manual cameras, I have taken reasonably
    good pictures. I usually get happy to look at the slides out of the
    lab. Recently for a job I borrowed a Nikon D2x, and many picturesd
    dissapointed me. i thought I canno blame it on the camera. that is the
    top of the line, most modern Nikon. So, it should be me. On the other
    hand I know that I am not that bad.........
    I don't know how this computer works........
    Mojtaba
     
    Mojtaba, Nov 2, 2006
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  3. Yeah.....My dad always said that was the best time of the day....One of
    these days I'll get up early enough to find out if he was right.......
     
    William Graham, Nov 2, 2006
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    Tony Polson Guest


    That's exactly what I do for early morning shots - stay up very late!

    My working hours tend to be 10:30am to ... whatever time is necessary,
    often late into the night. But I'm not an early riser.

    Perhaps no coincidence that my favourite movie genre is film noir.

    ;-)
     
    Tony Polson, Nov 2, 2006
  5. can you explain what "edit hard" means?? I do not know this term... tnx.. kk
     
    www.kevinkienlein.com, Nov 2, 2006
  6. you both must me musicians, as I have the same schedule... 2-3am for bed, up
    at the crack of noonish!! kk


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    =>Vernon, BC, Canada
    =>See my NEW WEBSITE http://www.kevinkienlein.com
    =>Never give in, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER!
    =>Life is the Gig, THIS AIN'T NO REHEARSAL!
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    =>My Congenital Heart Defects

     
    www.kevinkienlein.com, Nov 2, 2006
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    Walter Banks Guest

    1. Get into the habit of carrying a camera with you all the time.
    2. Know how all the features on the camera work and use what is appropriate for the situation.
    3. Develop composition skills, the instant feedback from digital camera's and low film costs can improve composition significantly in a short time.

    w..
     
    Walter Banks, Nov 2, 2006
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    ink Guest

    1. Shoot.
    2. Shoot.
    3. Don't measurbate. Shoot.

    ink
     
    ink, Nov 2, 2006
  9. Well, I am. - But not a professional....I just play trumpet for a local
    community band. It is true, however, that the later it is, the better I can
    play. - I think my main problem was that I worked rotating shifts for the
    last 30 years of my working life....This tended to screw up my internal
    clock.
     
    William Graham, Nov 2, 2006
  10. To me, it means doing whatever you need to do to get the "best" effect. I
    use Photoshop to edit my stuff, and I am not a wimp about it....If I think
    one of my pictures looks better with a 35% increase in contrast, well,
    that's exactly what I put in....35%....No more, no less.......
     
    William Graham, Nov 2, 2006
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    Bandicoot Guest

    That's not editing, that's 'tweaking', 'adjusting', 'post-production', or
    whatever. Edit hard means be ruthless about what you keep: only show your
    best work, and don't show a picture that isn't good enough just because
    _you_ know how hard it was to get it: the viewer doesn't care about that,
    only about whether it is a good picture in its own right or not.


    Peter
     
    Bandicoot, Nov 3, 2006
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    Bandicoot Guest

    [SNIP]
    Not my top three - I deliberately made them as universal as possible. I
    think quite a number of the 'tips' here that are about other than purely
    'technical' considerations are universal in their application.


    Peter
     
    Bandicoot, Nov 3, 2006
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    Bandicoot Guest

    LOL :)

    I used to sing till glandular fever cracked my voice, but that's it: I gave
    up both the piano and the violin (alas). There is an electric bass hanging
    on the wall right next to my desk as I write this though.

    But I do come from a family of musicians. (And I photograph concerts
    sometimes...)


    Peter
     
    Bandicoot, Nov 3, 2006
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    ronviers Guest

    A bit of eye sting won't get you on the cover of National Geographic.
     
    ronviers, Nov 3, 2006
  15. I never had a job, due to health problems... so I just got up when I
    wanted... and now being in music I am really messed up!!! kk


    --
    =>Kevin Kienlein - Entertainer/Inspirational Speaker
    =>Vernon, BC, Canada
    =>See my NEW WEBSITE http://www.kevinkienlein.com
    =>Never give in, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER!
    =>Life is the Gig, THIS AIN'T NO REHEARSAL!
    =>Age 46/Tricuspid, Atresia, Atrial & Vent, Septal Defects.
    =>My Congenital Heart Defects
     
    www.kevinkienlein.com, Nov 3, 2006
  16. ok, thanks... so just giver the juice to get what you want... don't be timid
    in using tools... tnx kk
     
    www.kevinkienlein.com, Nov 3, 2006
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    William Graham, Nov 3, 2006
  18. And I stayed in a Holiday Inn last night........
     
    William Graham, Nov 3, 2006
  19. nice... what kind of bass ?? I always wanted a fender precision, but I have
    a G&L among my 30 guitars and other instruments... one of my things to do is
    do band shots etc... it will be fun.. kk
     
    www.kevinkienlein.com, Nov 3, 2006
  20. Bandicoot skrev:
    That is what I ment with "edit hard".

    When I did a lot of film shooting, I used to bother with enlarging
    about 10% of my shots (no winder/motor drive). I know a lot of people
    are more trigger-happy in digital, but start off with only considering
    the best 10% could be a starting point. In fact, just forcing oneself
    to select the best 10 (or whatever)% could be a good exercise.

    /Martin
     
    Martin Sørensen, Nov 3, 2006
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