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how do i start taking photography more seriously?

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If you no message to get across in your photographs, you will never be good. Read more about the masters, learn your camera inside and out, and shoot when inspiration strikes, and shoot a lot. Don't do the "365 project" or whatever hipster shit was suggested to you. You will get no good photos that way.
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>>3464668
>I really cringe at people who do those 365 projects
Weird thing to cringe at, but okay.

>>3464782
>365 seems like the sort of thing that'd make photography a chore
Possibly.

For me--and, of course, everyone is different--it's never really felt like a chore. There have been a few where I totally phoned it in, but I enjoy photography so much that I legitimately want to go out and take some good pictures every day. And the more I've done it, the rarer it's become for me to totally phone it in (although it still happens, e.g. on days when it's a blizzard outside and leaving the house hurts my nipples, I'll still be like "Fuck it, picture of my cat time") just because I've gotten better at thinking of ideas of things to go take pictures of and I've gotten better at seeing photographic opportunities all around me all the time.

Plus, if you take pictures of people, then you will potentially become friends with those people and those people will invite you to events where you can take pictures and some of those pictures will be of people and you'll become friends with those people and so on and so forth in a virtuous circle and before you know it, you'll actually be a dude who has friends instead of a basement-dwelling 4chan troll.
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>>3463979
>do thing a lot
>ask others who are knowledgeable about the subject to critique you
>use advice to do better next time
>rinse repeat
>profit

pro tip this works with anything
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>>3466810
Where to ask for advice? /p/ tends to ignore or shitpost
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what do you guys do about drunks rolling up on you and wanting to talk about photography? i'd be totally fine with sober people doing this but drunks are fucking disgusting.

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Found a few raws from a couple of years ago. Some thicc girls. Not really diverse enough to warrant a new thread, but people ignore /rpt/s and the death of any gear-brand thread is desirable. Any input appreciated. Thanks.
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>>3463278
I like the idea, but it's kind of clumsy.

>>3463283
Black cowhead on black background doesn't make for much visibility.
>>3463284
Works better here, but feels like you didn't think about it.

Kind of snapshitty in the composition honestly. Cow are nourrishment, power, servitude, tranquility. Photos tell nothing about it.
Not particularly intersting as portrait either.

The rendition is great though. I'm curious about how you did achieve such result with a digital camera. I'd probably offend you by asking what gear, but what process maybe?
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>>3463319
Thanks for your thoughts.
> I'm curious about how you did achieve such result with a digital camera. I'd probably offend you by asking what gear, but what process maybe?
These were shot on a t3i/600d with the nifty fifty. As far as the processing goes, minor exposure corrections in LR, followed by colour in ps (curves for each indiv colour channel, luminosity adjustments, selective colour adjustments).
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>>3463278
These are pretty good cow portraits. I especially like this one: >>3463279. The low angle works great, and the expressions on the cows' faces like they're judging me for my poor life choices is awesome.

As a series, I do agree with you that you should've gotten a bit more diversity in your photos--they're pretty much all just the two cows hanging out together from different angles. Were there any more cows in the field? Maybe some closeups of each cow individually would've been good?

Also: the filename made me giggle for like 30 seconds straight, so thank you for that..
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this is now a cow photo thread

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Can someone please fucking explain why his community is on his dick? He gets free time at the studio he shoots at because they think he is so amazing. I personally think he maybe has 3 ok photos at best.
I just don't get it.
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>>3466558
He's not getting paid. The studio gives him the time for free and makes others pay. He just gets people to model for him for free
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Plot twist: OP is the owner of that gram and is trying to get more clout
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>>3466646
Nah, it's too good for OP
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>>3466562
So a photographer whose work is published in fashion magazines every other week isn't being paid for that? Lol, this is some supreme retardation.
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>>3466693
Thats hardly a fashion magazine. It's local garbage

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>>3466708
Just to explain it for you:
F/2 = fast
F/1.8 = about as fast as consumer glass gets
F/0.95 = absurdly fast
F/0,7 = fastest lense ever made, Zeiss made 10 of them, most owned by NASA, two used by Kubrick to shoot 100 ISO film at 24 fps at candlelight.
The Zeiss Planar F/0,7 50mm is priceless
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>>3466737
I'm well aware of what aperture is. I'm also aware that there's no need for mechanical differences between an f/.95 and f/1.8 of the same lens solution.

You're aware that there's no upper limit on barrel size, right?
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>>3466741
It isn't as simple as that for F/ lower than 1
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>>3466741
*Lens formula

Fuck me guy, your dumb is rubbing off.
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>>3466744
Yes, it literally is.

I write a campus newspaper and want to upgrade the article photos from my shitty phone camera. I found a used almost mint condition Sony Alpha A350 with a Minolta 35-80mm lens for 100 euros. Is that a good offer or can i get something better for the price? I read some reviews online and they say its pretty good.

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>>3466676
Nooooooope.

1. The A350 is one of Sony's DSLR line of cameras, which they have basically abandoned at this point in favor of their mirrorless line. You'd be buying into a dead system.
2. The 35-80 was a shitty kit lens in its day, and is even shittier when paired with a crop-sensor digital.

Save up a few more euros and buy something better.
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>>3466676
Use the /gear/ thread
Also look up older premium compacts if you want to start out, like Pentax MX-1, Olympus XZ-2 or Panasonic LX-100, those should go around $200-250, these have excellent optics.
You can find good entry level DSLRs used for $300-350 with their shitty kit lens, prepare to pay much more for a semi-decent lens later on.
You have to understand photography is an expensive hobby.

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I'll try keep it chronological

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>>3466234
what the fuck.. how did it happened? :(
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>>3466234
I like this photo because tittays.

> popular tripfriend
Nah, everyone hates me. You just think people like me because I post so much. It's like how everyone thinks the Mona Lisa is an amazing piece of artwork just because it got stolen that one time and it brought it to everyone's attention and now everyone's familiar with it so they think they like it.
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>>3463736
Technically he introduced himself as foreign first, then brown second.

Also, as everyone knows, 'ac' stands for 'american caucasian', and I'm gen X.
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>>3462073
>>3462083
>>3463634
>>3463667
>>3463683
>>3463696
Nice, these are pretty good

>>3462081
>>3463688
>>3463695
Decent enough

>>3463628
Insert peenor joke here

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>>3462043
And here I was thinking "damn, that looks familiar".

I lived in Karlsruhe for 6 years, too bad I missed all this

Any good photos of the notre dame fire?
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Looks like a portal to hell just opened in this pic.
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>>3466519

I like this. Specs/EXIF?
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>>3465435
Isn't this a bit noisy for ISO 2500?
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>>3465622
What did you see while you were there?
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>>3466659
Noise is not a function of iso speed but signal-to-noise ratio. Also you don't know whether the image was exposure corrected in software which it probably was.

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Tell us about your rare finds, bargains, and wishlists anon!

To kick off.
>work in car salvage yard
>forklift operator
> occasionally check glove box.
>find Fuji XT1.
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you goys ae lucky. ive never seen a camera related thing at my op shops
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>>3466587
this
if anything when I find some lens at the flea market or at the thrift stores they always ask ridiculous prices for it
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>>3466592
A lot of the thrift shops around me went to shit when someone young comes on the staff and start explaining to the old employees what an "eBay" is and then they start price checking EVERYTHING no matter how worthless. I've walked in so many times while they're like "omg a first edition Harry Potter, it's worth so much on ebay!". Camera gear is hit extra hard since condition is so important (haze, fungus, scratches) but they rarely if ever check for that or take it into consideration.
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>>3466594
modern good will sucks. i got an n64 for $6 and a gameboy in box for $14 back in the day, not days theyre asking $20 for a dvd player
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There's a Goodwill "surplus" store here. Typically it's stuff that didn't sell in the regular stores, stuff that's too grungy to sell, and random things that somehow never made it to the stores. It's often like digging through a landfill. But if you're persistent, you can find cool stuff. I've picked up over the years:

pic
Olympus Mju:ii
Olympus XA with original box
numerous P&S cameras, film and digital
Lomo LC-A, shutter unfortunattely is jammed
several Holgas, and finally scored a Diana last week
colorimeters

The amount I was effectively charged for the above, I could've probably paid for at least half of it (combined) with a 20.

This time the options are a beauty portrait, a male portrait, and a night cityscape. Let's see what you've got /p. I tend to get burned out writing lots of in depth crits, so this time I'll only do it for those that request feedback.

Don't forget to resize for the board, and critiquing others work is encouraged.

1. https://www.mediafire.com/view/80l92dhqgosv46c/L7D_3355.dng/file
2. https://www.mediafire.com/view/5pr6hrsbir4isll/_MG_9818.CR2/file
3. https://www.mediafire.com/view/fhc6j1y5obn167f/_ELL8626.dng/file

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Would also love some feedback on this one!

Love these edit challenges.

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>>3454541
I love the tones and contrast in this one. You did very good with the flowers as well. They have great exposure and depth. Overall maybe a tad bit sharp, and her skin looks a bit blotchy. She looks a bit tired because of the darker areas under her eyes.

>>3454562
I think you hit the level of detail/sharpness in the skin perfectly. However, the overall exposure is a bit bright for my taste. I would challenge you to try fixing up her skin as well.

>>3454583
dahgaysexy already gave you proper feedback.

>>3454755
We all know you know what you're doing, but this one feels over processed to me. Not loving the colors of the flowers and petals. The eyes are maybe a bit bright? That said, great job on the shoulder, and bringing out the neck area.

>>3455126
Not loving the purple/magenta tint. Her face also feels a bit bright. I think you've over processed the skin, and when you removed her wrinkles on the sides of her mouth, her upper lip became weird.


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I don't like shopping the skin too much; it's where I draw the line if things being fake. I'll make you look the best you can be lady, but I won't turn you into something you're not. Also you guys really gotta look at the whole picture; the woman needs a neck. Anons are cranking up the blacks so hard she's like a ghost coming out of the wall. I probably should have gotten rid of more shadows around the eyebrows now that I look at it. Bad overhead lighting

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>>3455103
Lower your contrast a little you orange heathen! The hair looks nice but the skin is...well, he looks like he was spray painted on and splotchy at that.
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>>3454533
sup ps® do you have an email or something I can get in connect with you?

I call this one...Bone In
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>>3466454
Ironically Boomer or are you serious?
Not to Dundee ya, but you call that a pocket knoife?
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>>3466490
It’s a ken onion leek. It’s a good knife. What do you propose?
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>>3466447
lmao are there even any bones?
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>>3466543
No. This is boneless

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>>3466447
>>3466449
I like these

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Have you ever made your own V-flats?
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yeah, just tape some foam core together with black tape or white tape (make sure to try to match the whites somewhat)
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>>3466391
Pffft. Make your own? Pros know that you need legit gear and equipment like your job depended on it.

The difference between some DIY idiots rig and V-Flat™ is that they literally can catch or trap light particles or even refract them with their patented V-Flat™ technology. It literally can cast shadows or even light without electricity. Just pay the fucking money you stupid goy.

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Film = soul
Digital = soulless
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>>3466491
Spoken like a true zoomer.
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>>3466493
If you need an example from around that time, Yoshi's Island still looks great
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>>3466496
So does DKC. The environments are gorgeous, and it had depth without actually being soulless 3D. Audio was awesome too.
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>>3466503
Audio and music is great, the models are generally ugly
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>>3466151
That's right, my boy! Exactly why I still use my phonograph and my 4" tube television!

Wait, no... I'm not a fucking hipster nevermind. My grandpa watches old B&W westerns on his 65" Samsung smart TV tho and doesn't seem to have a problem with it.

If you "convert" a DSLR to full spectrum

Can you return it to standard by buying a screw on UV filter that people use on their lenses?
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>>3466426
Yes. https://www.spencerscamera.com/full-spectrum-cameras.cfm

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Is porn art?
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>>3447749
s.t.f.u.noob.
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>>3449274
35 minutes is often not enough time for rope marks to fade.
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>>3447194
It depends on what your definition of “is” is
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>>3466458
>named “Mr. Ogre”
>knows how long it takes for rope marks to fade after a bondage shoot
Did I buy a Nikon d7000 from you a few years back?
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>>3453032
This is wonderful. It is actually a printed foreword to the Tashchen special "Terryworld", which I own.

>>3453059
It is neither good nor bad, objectively. Terry's work is interesting because each photo is so individually subjective. When possible art should always be considered separately from the artist - with Terry that is simply not possible, he actually forces you to feel one way or another about his work.

Or you know, read the article, try to stay objective, and understand that your feelings dont matter.

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Has anyone had their work used without permission by a business in a foreign country and successfully sought and received payment? I've had a photo used by a large retail shop in South America and I'm struggling to find a way to pursue it; someone suggested Pixsy to me but they don't yet operate in South America.

Anyone have any stories?

>side not, I don't suppose any of you are Argentine IP lawyers in your spare time?
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>>3459280
That's how copyright works in the USA?
Damn it's really retarded
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>>3459280
Article 13.
this is how its basically working.

good luck EU
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>>3462857
Not even close. Creator automatically gets copyright to created images, but there are complications if there's anything trademarked in the image.
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>>3462875
Basically this.
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Bumping for reference since I haven't archived yet


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