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Rollei XF 35, Fuji Provia 400 way past the expiration date, looks like Instagram. wink.gif

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How do you guys take such amazing shots?

  • Camera?
  • Lighting?
  • Amazing (secret) skills?
  • Settings on your camera?
  • All of the above?
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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post

How do you guys take such amazing shots?
  • Camera?
  • Lighting?
  • Amazing (secret) skills?
  • Settings on your camera?
  • All of the above?

[*]Lense over Camera, but Camera still a factor obviously.
[*]Yes
[*]Having a good eye is a talent more-so than a skill.
[*]Yes, settings would fall under skill for me.
[*]Experience
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Originally Posted by IrateCustomer View Post

[*]Lense over Camera, but Camera still a factor obviously.
[*]Yes
[*]Having a good eye is a talent more-so than a skill.
[*]Yes, settings would fall under skill for me.
[*]Experience
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Originally Posted by davesmith View Post

How do you guys take such amazing shots?
  • Camera?
  • Lighting?
  • Amazing (secret) skills?
  • Settings on your camera?
  • All of the above?

Good photography isn't about equipment. It's about technique and understanding light more than anything else. Now you do need a camera and lens that's suited for the type of photography you're interested in.

Besides knowing how to run your equipment understanding how to use and manipulate light is the most important thing in photography.

Secret skills? Not sure about that one. What is required is a thorough understanding of your equipment, basic exposure control, lighting techniques along with some compositional skill and a whole lot of creativity.

You absolutely need to understand every single control on your camera setup and be able to manipulate them effectively. Doesn't matter if it's the latest greatest digital or a 40 year old film SLR.

So yeah, all of the above along with a little luck. Sometimes you just stumble into that one great shot.
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If I might contribute to the answer to davesmith in my own little way, I've found that my understanding of photography was vastly improved by using only the manual mode on my DSLR. Even when shooting important family events. Even aperture-priority (or similar semi-auto modes) is a crutch which slows down learning. I take a lot more crappy photos now, but the ratio gets better as time goes on.
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I like these colours.
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Damn, I miss Thailand...

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... 7 weeks to go till next journey.
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Horse show came to the city


Not my kid, just liked his shirt

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NOBD, really like that shot where it looks like something growing on a tree, or something under water. Can't tell which lol. Nice DoF

Szeph, I love those tones! Are you still using the 1D mk3?

Laurens, nice shot, classic! The difference in yours and instagram is I'm sure way more resolution. Plus it's not overdone, very nice.

Shoreman, you're shooting film right? I love that shot with the boy it's flipping sharp as a tack. The first one the guy is a little distracting but not too bad. The picnic tables are good too...creepy!
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ciclista--some film some digital. Yeah, guy on the right sorta kills the horse one; horse and rider aren't as sharp as I'd like either.

One more, going for the Martin Parr type shot

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