New page, everyone take a breath of fresh air...
New page, everyone take a breath of fresh air...
I love fresh air.
I must say the quality of the photographs in this thread is really picking up. Some very good shots here, and quite a few with a lot of potential.
Here are some shots taken the other day:
All of them are taken with the Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 AF-D, which I recently acquired
What do you think?
I guess it's from a few different things.
I study Wildlife Conservation at Uni. So that in itself is a fairly global topic. It's a goal-based discipline which usually requires travel to places which are in need of help. So I'm often on trips around the country (just recently went to Jersey) and further afield.
The Peru expedition was a trip organised by my department to better our skills in data collection/field work (with the wider aim of using the info to help monitor the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in Peru).
I was studying understory birds (the birds that fly in the lower canopy of any type of forest); catching them in mist-nets, tagging them, measuring, weighing etc.
Using this data you can estimate population numbers, presence etc.
I'm writing up my results in my dissertation which is due in two months.
My parents are both Australian (I currently live in Kent, England), but I've lived on and off in both countries, so that would explain my photos coming from both hemispheres.
And my fairly recent trips to Morocco and Berlin were just short trips away with my girlfriend.
And lord no, am I never going to get sucked into that 'charity' work which offers travel.
They make a buck from naive 'gap-year' students who don't end up actually making too much difference for their chosen organisation. There are, of course, exceptions to the rule (I've heard Coral Cay Conservation does a pretty good job) - but the more I study, the more I realise how they just slot into an 'experience' holiday where people kid themselves into thinking they're doing some good because it's under the visor of 'volunteering' when in fact you're paying often hundreds of thousands of pounds for the experience.
It's bloody annoying though. I don't want to live in an impoverished world and I feel obliged to do something about it.
When I tell people I'm studying Wildlife Conservation they always respond with "Oh, that's interesting!" or "That's different!", but then I try and explain it's because I care, not because it's some quirky or different subject.
I actually give a shit about the planet that I live on.
I almost decided to study photography at Uni. But I'm glad I didn't. I've got real-world, current, practical and inter-disciplinary knowledge tucked away in my brain about everything from biology and ecology to politics and law.
I think I've progressed enough as a photographer in my time at Uni. Even if I'm lacking on a few of the minor technical details (which I aim to spend a bit of time after my studies focusing on myself), I feel confident enough with a camera to achieve most things I'm interested in photographically.
I just really hope that one day, I'll be able to link these two things. I want to see the world (in a selfish way before we bloody fuck it all up and it changes beyond all recognition) and make some sort of change or difference and document with a camera as I go - Once I figure out my own way of doing it.
Hey guys, I just enrolled into a photography study for atleast half a year. Our first assignment is to choose a photographer whose work you appreciate, pick one photo from them to recreate and then try to shoot a series of photos in the same style as them.
I'm probably going to pick one(or more) of you guys
I think I know that girl, any full face pictures of her?
Argentina, so i probably don't know her but she looks JUST like an old classmate.
my friend is big into the hardcore scene he has tons of punch shirts
I think you would benefit greatly from a polarising filter, it blocks out certain wave lengths of light, so it makes sky's bluer and gives clouds more definition, they can also get rid of reflections on shiny objects, even water reflections! I love polarisers.
It would help towards white-out in the sky, but you could combat that by lowering either the ISO, boosting the F-stop number, or decreasing the ISO.
HEre's a link which will explain it a bit better: http://www.digital-photography-schoo...al-photography
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...ariser&x=0&y=0 Product page on amazon, they're pretty cheap.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polarizer Wiki page on Polarizers.
Some old stuffs:
Disco_potato, i really like the yellow tones of the planks in the first picture you posted. colors are really vibrant making it an interesting shot.
And, photography stuff here in brazil costs a lot, btw, tnx for the links, just checked them,
They are really helpful!
Thanks too for your feedback!
Its one of the only shots that I still like years after I took it.
I think I have a mental dissorder in which I hate all my old photography and concentrate on what Im working on now.
I went to India at Christmas, most of the pictures got corrupted. Theses are a few of the ones that didn't. I'd love some feedback on them!
wow it's like i'm looking at the same picture from different angles
First and second to last look great.
i got to use the 85mm 1.2 for todays photo, hopefully ill get some good use out of it.
thats incredible, i would love to go places like that.