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  1. MCS02

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    I know we have several people hear that are into photography so I thought I would start a general thread for it.
    What makes this thread different then the others you may ask. Well this one is for general photography, gear talk, ask questions, have your photos critiqued (be constructive), etc. It does not have to be Mini related. @caseydog is a pro and we have some very talented amateurs so I hope we can help each other with our craft. But it doesn't matter what your level is or what camera you use, phone to high end digital. This is a thread about Mini people that like to make images.

    Like the gun thread I started I just ask we leave politics out of this thread. This is for the fun of photography.

    Enjoy!
     
  2. Sully

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    Yea - I need to bring my new camera to MOTD so someone can tell me how to really use it. :)
     
  3. Friskie

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    I'll throw something in that was taken at a car care headquarters showroom. Y'all may not having any trouble identifying the company. Were I getting paid to promote them, I'd mention the name. IMG_2247.JPG
     
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    Great idea!
    Maybe one of you shutterbugs could write an article with tips about photographing cars.
    My car pictures always suck, and I could use some advice.
     
  5. Friskie

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    And scenic. IMG_3257.JPG
     
  6. MCS02

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    The name must start with a G.....
    What I photograph most is night cityscapes. I do this with film and now my Canon 5D. I have lots of old cameras one is a Brownie No.2 autographic made in 1919, yes it works. They each produce very different looking pictures. But my two main stay cameras are my 5D and medium format film camera. Both produce great images.
     
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    Im with you on that! lets see....is there someone here that takes pictures of cars?
     
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    With the instant feedback that you can get with a digital camera it doesn't take as long to master a camera. Take a lot of pictures, you will develop an eye for what you like & don't like. It takes time to develop a photographer's eye.

    Shoot a lot & enjoy! :)
     
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    Working on that.. and my son is to. He is making still frame "lego" movies.. can make the lego men flip etc.. pic by pic and then uses photoshop to edit. He is only 12.. but man I wish I had youtube when I was a kid. You can quickly learn how to do some really advanced stuff with that quickly..
     
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    A bit of a Frankenstein set up here. A Nikon D3200 dSlr using a Canon FD 55mm F 1.2 lens. (1970's vintage).
    Need to shoot manually, but the F1.2 aperture gives me great speed and bokeh control.

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    This old FD lenses are nice.
     
  13. Friskie

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    Back in '71 thru '75 I worked for the news bureau at the small college I attended. The director was a published photographer and ran a 1st class product. The dark room was unbelievable and with his direction I got pretty dang good at it. We had a selection of Nikon and Nikkormat cameras and a wide selection of lenses from fish eye out to 300 MM and everything was shot with PlusX. The majority of photos in the campus paper and year books for those years I was responsible. Here's on of my favorites. IMG_20180307_0002.jpg IMG_20180307_0002.jpg
     
  14. caseydog

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    I shot a couple of outstanding MOPARs a few hours ago. Both Six-Pack 440s. Nice owner, too.

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    Well, I thought I'd seen everything, but I guess not. That's a weird setup. But, if it works...

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    I use a 100-300 FD zoom on my 5D some times. My adapter is on the cheep side so cuts off the corners at some focal lengths.
     
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    That's called "vignetting," and it can happen with adapters. The image created by a lens is circular, and is cropped by the image frame. An adapter can make the circle not fit the rectangle. The old round peg in a square hole.

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    Using it I have got a great shot of the Moon. If you are careful how you frame your subject knowing you will crop it latter its not to bad. I have several FD lenses so my wife got the adapter along with other gear for my camera. She bought the camera for my birthday. I need to get a few lenses for it. The kit lens is a 24-70mm. LensRentals.com is not far from my house so I plan on renting to help me decide what I want to get. @caseydog what lens do you use to shoot cars.
     
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    I like it. And, shot with a Canon PowerShot SX700 HS point and shoot. I would call it "Calm before the storm." Nice composition.

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    OK, you got me. I scrolled back, poked around a bit, looked around for 'Properties' and don't see where you found the encoded detail of the picture. You are correct regarding camera type. It's a lot more handy, fits in a pocket has excellent resolution and will now record MVI files continuously until told to stop. It's predecessor would only record MVI just a few seconds at a time. The photo was taken last year during a bone fishing expedition out of Treasure Cay, Bahamas along with my two grown and gone sons.
     

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