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#1 Julia Gers

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 08:30 PM

http://lupinwolfy.de...rt.com/gallery/
I know this isn't any film or video stuff, but I still value the opinions of the people here. Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but I kinda think photography and cinematography are a bit related.
Sorry there's a lot of stuff there (around 600). Let me know what you think.
I plan to minor in photograph (and major in cinematography...though, you never know, I might do it the other way around)
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#2 Jason Debus

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 10:02 AM

I breezed through the first 10 pages of thumbs, here's my impression:

There's some good 'photographs' there but with so many the impression is that most of these are snapshots. Not that I'm saying you do this, but a friend of mine takes as many photos as possible and maybe gets lucky with a shot or two. In the first 10 pages of thumbs I was struggling to find one that could be a 'great' photograph.

A great photograph does more than just capture an image of a person, object or landscape, it promotes a feeling or tone. If you are shooting digital in automode, perhaps try going manual and get creative with exposure and depth of field. Try making photos that are more than snapshots, perhaps plan more of what you want to accomplish in a photo. Also check out sites like http://www.photo.net for inspiration, there's some great photographers out there.

You may also want to try shooting film, there's many different types of film which give you a different look and feel without having to do any work in photoshop.
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#3 Daniel Smith

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 10:58 AM

Hi Julia.

Liked some of the band shots. Some of the palm tree shots were also nice.

But I think Jason is spot on, there seemed to be many pictures of the same thing. Pick out the best of the best and upload them. Dump the rest.



Good to see someone else here on deviantart, check out mine if you want:
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#4 Julia Gers

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 01:47 PM

Yea, that's true. That's exactly what my mom says too. (She used to be a photographer).
Daniel, I like your photos. Especialie the Frankie one.
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#5 Daniel Smith

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:37 AM

Daniel, I like your photos. Especialie the Frankie one.

Thanks.

I saw on your page you're using a Casio Exilim. I've played with a few Casio cameras (I work in photography retail) and don't remember seeing many manual functions. (Typical characteristic with all compact digitals)

You're definitely right in that photography and cinematography are related, however, exposure and aperture may not be things you can change on your camera, so it's not as though you can practice changing them to obtain different results.

Look into either the Canon 400D, Nikon D40, Nikon D40x and the Pentax K100D. Many people will tell you that Pentax aren't a scratch to Canon or Nikon, but go into your local photography shop and pick one up and try it out, and make that decision for yourself. (The build quality actually beats my Nikon)

Don?t get a film SLR though? You will take so many more with a digital SLR, and it will work out much cheaper in the long run. And you can practice or just play around with it anytime you wish, and start uploading and grading your pictures. (That and the better digital SLR?s beat films quality in some respects, mainly sharpness)

And don't worry about the smaller sensors not giving as shallow depth of field either, they are shallow enough. Now when I look back, 8-perf film doesn't have enough.

Edited by Daniel Ashley-Smith, 01 June 2007 - 10:40 AM.

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#6 Julia Gers

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 01:53 PM

My dad has a film camera. I used it a few years ago for a photography class. I should pick it up again. I don't know if it's actually got any film in it at the moment though.
Also, I just added some new stuff on deviantart. I was trying to pick and choose a bit more than I had in the past. Most of the photos on there are either stills from video (because I've been watching some old tapes recently) or are still taken with the photo function of the video camera. Before I got my digital camera this year, I would always use the video camera to take pictures. I'd forgoten what it was like to take pictures with that thing :lol: . I actually think that the closeups taken with the video camera come out better than they do when I take close ups with the digital camera.
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#7 Jason Outenreath

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 02:04 PM

as long as we're all sharing our photography: http://www.slight-of....deviantart.com

I'm not really sure if I'm going to pursue photography or cinematography... One of the two.
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#8 Julia Gers

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 11:20 AM

as long as we're all sharing our photography: http://www.slight-of....deviantart.com

I'm not really sure if I'm going to pursue photography or cinematography... One of the two.


I like your deviantart :)
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#9 Jason Outenreath

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 01:41 AM

Thank you!
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#10 Nate Downes

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 09:20 AM

Look into either the Canon 400D, Nikon D40, Nikon D40x and the Pentax K100D. Many people will tell you that Pentax aren't a scratch to Canon or Nikon, but go into your local photography shop and pick one up and try it out, and make that decision for yourself. (The build quality actually beats my Nikon)


Second vote for the Pentax, and I also suggest the Olympus as well. Pentax tho is my favorite DSLR, has been since they released the *istDS
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#11 Robert G Andrews

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 10:50 AM

sorry thumbs down. <_< It 'aint cinematography.. :huh:
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#12 Daniel Smith

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 03:14 PM

sorry thumbs down. <_< It 'aint cinematography.. :huh:

So look at something else?
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#13 Chris Keth

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:02 PM

I looked through a half-dozen pages and I didn't see anything that made me want to look at the larger version. They're all pretty usual snapshot material. You do, however, show the beginning signs or really looking and noticing things. I would go forward with an all manual camera, preferably 35mm so you can easily manipulate depth of field, and keep it up. Try some things in your home that you light rather than just shoot wht is there. Also, get rid of the sepia toned stuff. It's a really orange tone and is in no way a similar tone than that of aged prints.
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#14 ReasonA

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 12:19 AM

[codebox]com/photos/mariande/524075726/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static....d4f5f35988.jpg" width="500" height="338" alt="Elaine" /></a>
<a href="http://www.flickr.co...nde/467766945/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static....e5bd2750c5.jpg" width="500" height="332" alt="Matt_Silohette_web" /></a>
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<a href="http://www.flickr.co...nde/446464453/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static....a0bd02d64a.jpg" width="500" height="338" alt="cameras-set" /></a>[/codebox]

Edited by ReasonA, 26 June 2007 - 12:20 AM.

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 12:29 AM

Pick your shots. Here are a few of my recent favorites. I shot all on film in a Minolta st100

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#16 Daniel Smith

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 06:10 PM

Pick your shots. Here are a few of my recent favorites. I shot all on film in a Minolta st100

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I'm digging them. Reminds me of my old pictures, when I used to shoot film.

I'm guessing Kodak Ultra Colour 800?
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#17 Trevor Swaim

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 10:51 PM

I got through the first 10 pages as well and a few jumped out at me as pretty good. My favorites were:
red sky
giant bee
fantasy
eye of cat
zoo shoot 14
string
sidewalk
fifty-five
highway horse 3
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 03:58 PM

anyone ever do any HDR (High dynamic range)? Here are some of mine that I'd be proud to share:

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Edited by TomBanks, 06 July 2007 - 04:01 PM.

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#19 sinisa.kukic

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 11:22 PM

i would recommend shooting on a simple 35mm camera, like a AE-1 or something. you can get those for $50 these days with a normal prime on it. you would learn more about reading light when you have to think about it and not just look at a picture on the digital camera back to see the light.


here's my deviant link. http://www.resini.deviantart.com


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#20 sinisa.kukic

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 11:24 PM

anyone ever do any HDR (High dynamic range)? Here are some of mine that I'd be proud to share:

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what's your HDR workflow?

thanks
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