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    • CommentAuthorharchangel
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2009
     (5100.1)
    Just a few things

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2081/2251305009_5d189b57a1.jpg?v=0

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2097/2243860153_fffd94c884.jpg?v=0

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1031/1186383155_c7e2d5b04a.jpg?v=0

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1233/1002863365_412b8f2606.jpg?v=0
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      CommentAuthorlexmachine
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2009
     (5100.2)
    @dispophoto I love that last shot. I can't say why exactly, but it's just really striking. It even made my companion stop and go "Hey what's that? Cool picture." So yeah, it's got something. Also I think I spot a nikon strap!

    @harchangel Goregeous shots all of them. Lovely job.
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    I'm very much the amateur, these are going up here mainly because there's no outside world thread this month:

    side

    next up: actionsnail!

    actionsnail
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      CommentAuthorMunin
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2009
     (5100.4)
    Amateur here. Link to my flickr dump, but things are rarely organized there, so you will have to sift through a lot of gunk to find anything interesting: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stingray_of_doom/

    Here are some snaps:

    Obligatory macro:


    Obligatory Amanda Palmer photos:


    Wata of BORIS:

    Skeleton Witch

    Torche (I think):

    Obligatory sunset picture:

    Artsy Fartsy:


    I probably posted too many :(
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2009
     (5100.5)
    @Munin

    What are you using for a camera? What were you using for lighting on the Skeleton Witch shot?
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      CommentAuthorMunin
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2009
     (5100.6)
    @rickiep00h
    Nikon d50 with an off camera SB600 strobe bounced off the ceiling.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2009
     (5100.7)
    Damn you Nikon D-series! One day you will be mine!

    As far as the lighting, I figured it was flash, but wasn't sure if it was camera-mounted or not. That's probably the best in-club shot I've seen in a long time, if ever. Nice one.
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    Speaking of Camera Models, is there a particular brand of Camera you guys would recommend? I'm thinking of getting a new one. Its going to have to be under 200 bucks, so I'm not expecting much, but mine is just... miserable, and I'm sure with new tech I could find something slightly more passable. Anyway, good brands of cheap-ish cameras?
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      CommentAuthorlexmachine
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2009
     (5100.9)
    @Munin We have the same set up! I have a d50 and an sb600. Haven't played with it off camera yet. How do you shoot off camera in a venue like that? Your shots are amazing, all of them. What lenses do you have? I've only got my kit zoom and a 50mm 1.8

    @CinnamonAndSpite If you're just looking for a nice digital point and shoot, some canon powershots and nikon coolpix are in your price range and both equally fine products imho, despite the gay names. [I shoot nikon currently, but I've used both powershots and coolpix in the past] Go into a shop [even a best buy] and play with them, you might personally prefer one over the other. The difference between major brands is really only a big deal when you get into DSLRs and the way the lenses and bodies are built and priced.
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    @lexmachine I see! Tyvm for the advice. :D
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      CommentAuthorwilliac
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2009
     (5100.11)
    @lexmachine I can't speak for Munin, but you can either use the flash handheld, on a stick, on a clamp/strap attached to something in the venue, or get an assistant to run around looking like a fool with a flash. Once, I saw a dude carry a couple light stands with him to a small club. It was a bad idea.

    @CinnamonAndSpite I'll 2nd lexmachine's Canon recommendation. I've owned several Powershot/Digital Elph cameras over the last few years and beaten them to hell. Canon has excellent colors. I briefly owned a Nikon and while it took sharp photos, the colors weren't as nice, so I went back to Canon. This is largely a personal preference issue though, so for the price, you can't really go wrong with either. I can't recommend using Flickr's Camera Finder highly enough.
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    @williac Thank you!
    • CommentAuthorWhispering
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2009 edited
     (5100.13)
    My Devart
    Amateur here kind slow lately waiting for spring to start. I'll try to get a few pictures up later (I'm at work right now).
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      CommentAuthorlexmachine
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2009
     (5100.14)
    @williac
    Once, I saw a dude carry a couple light stands with him to a small club. It was a bad idea.
    See, I was thinking that, lol. But I hadn't thought about just carrying it around handheld. I'll have to play with it and see what I can come up with/rig up.

    @Whispering OMG the koalas! so cute

    Couple of new ones from me:

    Upon the Stair

    pinku hime
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      CommentAuthorwilliac
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2009
     (5100.15)
    Very cool! The location and the clothes work great together.
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      CommentAuthordispophoto
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2009
     (5100.16)
    Strobist has a lot of good tips & ideas for off-camera flash.
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      CommentAuthorCOOP
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2009
     (5100.17)
    I sold a painting on Friday, so I celebrated by purchasing a Leica D-Lux 4 to replace by beloved and busted D-Lux 3. I'm digging it the most. All of these shots are straight from the camera with no post processing.

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    COOP-Beautiful shots

    DSC08898
    I looked up while lying in the grass in my backyard and decided it would make a nice picture.
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      CommentAuthorlexmachine
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2009
     (5100.19)
    @COOP I have to admit, I was mildly disappointed that when those mondo files loaded there were no naked ladies in them :P But man, only mildly. They're all really impressive shots. What a sweet camera. And even if it's only slivers, the one does contain yummy, yummy cars and cars are almost as good as naked girls.
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      CommentAuthorCOOP
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2009
     (5100.20)
    Lexmachine, this is for you:

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