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After reading/answering a thread in the off-topic forum I could see that we have a lot of Photographers here. I figured I would start a thread for people to talk a lil about their equipment, their favorite shots, etc, etc.

Maybe one day this will grow into its own forum section, but we'll see how it goes for now.


Personally I've been shooting for almost 10 years, professionally for 6. I'm a Canon guy and love my 50d, have a few different pieces of glass but saving up now for the 16-35L (drool)

Some of my favorite shots include:



 

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I have a Canon IS3 and a Canon XSi

I've take a few good pics with my new XSi but nothing too major yet I'll post some stuff later
 

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I rented a 16-35L and it was a dream. I couldn't get enough of it in the three days I had it.

Here are some of mine. I don't edit my pics at all except for cropping and resizing. I dont even have photoshop loaded on my computer.

 

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Very cool pics! I'm not a pro photographer but enjoy looking at skilled shots like these. I'll be following this thread for sure!

sideshow - that first pic looks like something out of a sci-fi movie... very cool.
 

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I rented a 16-35L and it was a dream. I couldn't get enough of it in the three days I had it.

Here are some of mine. I don't edit my pics at all except for cropping and resizing. I dont even have photoshop loaded on my computer.
Yeah, I've rented it 3 times for different shoots, and I love it!!!

I do post process, but usually only for color and balance. Obviously the above pinstripe pic is photoshopped, but the other two are directly from the lens. People have to realize Photoshop is a TOOL, it is not a substitute for knowledge and proper technique!
 

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how do you guys get so good at takin pics?? i no some people take classes and some people watch dvds and some people just pick it up messin with the camera, what do you guys do?
 

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I always had a good eye for composition even when I had a 3.2 mega pixel kodak. I just know how I want a pic to look. I bought a Canon xti and started to learn how to use it by taking pics and from some explanation from friends. Once they taught me what aperture, shutter speed, etc is and what it does then I learned from shooting.
 

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I also always felt I had an eye for shooting and composing a photo. I see the end result before I even pick up my camera.

I started shooting for my high school paper in 2000/2001 and learned about my equipment from there. I learned the OLD SCHOOL WAY... developing my own film and exposing my own prints. We didn't have a digital camera for the school and I had an old Canon Rebel that I shot with. I learned a TON on that thing and honestly was one of my favorite times shooting ever. Mixing my own chemicals, experimenting with different papers, doing everything myself. Makes me want to get back into a darkroom!

I took Photography 1-4 in College and earned a concentration in it. By the end of my junior year I was shooting, printing and developing color prints. (Anyone who has ever done this, KNOWS its a task). I bought my first DSLR after all of my classes and have been shooting and upgrading ever since. I am on my 3rd and won't be upgrading for a while!!!!
 

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Nice, I am planning on getting a xsi or a pentax K-x once I get something figured out with my vehicle situation lol.
 

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Nice shots in here so far... I run with a Nikon D40x that I picked up with my tax refund 2 years back. Glass, well, I'm lacking, but I think we all are, lol. I use the two that came with the body, 18-55 and 55-200. Picked up the mid range flash a while back, but haven't had a use for it.

Gear is with me 99% of the time. The bag I use for my work stuff is actually a camera bag with space for extra stuff and I found out by folding down the back seats in the truck, the tripod fits perfectly in the corner of the cab.

My two favorite shots...

Taken from a moving car at about 70mph with a bit of work done:


Taken on Lake Ontario in Wilson, NY... a lot of work done to get those colors:


Enjoy!
 

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Im loving the lacrosse one, kinda partial since I played defense.lol Great shots
 

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Yeah, I've rented it 3 times for different shoots, and I love it!!!

I do post process, but usually only for color and balance. Obviously the above pinstripe pic is photoshopped, but the other two are directly from the lens. People have to realize Photoshop is a TOOL, it is not a substitute for knowledge and proper technique!
The pinstrip pic is fuckin amazing dude. :high5:

how do you guys get so good at takin pics?? i no some people take classes and some people watch dvds and some people just pick it up messin with the camera, what do you guys do?
I don;t consider myself a pro by any means; hardly even an amateur in my mind but I like my pics and that's all that matters to me. My minor was Graphic Design in college and learn most my composition/ post production skills from those classes to tell you the truth. I've had a camera in my hands since I was old enough to walk though I never developed my own shots.

I'll post some of my fav shots in a few and you can be the judge.
 

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A few randoms...









The rest are straight from the camera (read: NO PHOTOSHOP)




 

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NO shit you guys have a talent!

I've always had the interest, but have never pursued it. I think this thread alone might motivate me finally!

Damn, Matt, I might have to get some lessons from you where you are the closest to me stateside!
 

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Totally understand why. How did you start selling prints? Been thinking about possibly trying my hand at it.
 

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i have a canon xti that i picked up alittle over a year ago, and i dont use it enough. maybe this thread will motivate me to get it back out.
for glass i have a sigma 18-55mm 3.4-5.6, sigma 10-22mm 4-5.6 and a canon 50mm 1.8

couple good pics


 

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Nice pics^^
 
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