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Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by bentleya, 25 Jul 2009.

  1. boiled_elephant

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    Ever tried to get a decent photo out of an early 00's 3MP compact digital camera with no low light mode or advanced settings? Occasionally I get the itch and break mine out. It's a trial-and-error process; here's the best of this morning's bunch. (There were around 15 failed attempts before this :p)

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  2. Dwarfer

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    This is outstanding especially considering it was taken with such a basic camera! Well done :clap:
     
  3. KidMod-Southpaw

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    Doing that, took skill. ;)
    Seriously, well done! It's excellent!
     
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    Hey, I have enough bother getting good shots with a good, 2010 built point & shoot Sony with a decent lens, so well done for that one b_e - looks fantastic! I spent half an hour the other night shooting some stuff, again I took about 30-40 pictures and only a few of them came out as I wanted. I have no idea about composition or lighting so feel free to criticise me constructively on these:

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    Posting multiples is allowed now, right?
     
  5. October

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    You need to dust your desk ;) :p

    Creatively speaking the middle one is the standout for me, only thing I would say is it could do with a little breathing room on the sides and bottom edge. Always better shooting slightly wider than you think you need at the time, you can always crop in if you need to! Lovely shot otherwise though!
     
  6. eddie_dane

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    One from a recent show featuring Evanescence, they bounced me from the show but I still got a few.

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    evanescence-3 by shutterdoggy, on Flickr
     
  7. supermonkey

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    Don't you hate that!?

    "Hey, look at us! Look at how famous and awesome we are! Buy our albums and see our shows! Oh, you want to take a picture? GTFO."

    Yeah, that's one of the reasons I didn't really like shooting most concerts.
     
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    Im surprised he got any shots at all. I've never been to any concerts with my dslr just because all of them say no 'big cameras'.
     
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    @ Unicorn. Another thing people like to use a background is perhaps a large piece of black perspex, that's glossy etc. My 2c.
     
  10. eddie_dane

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    Actually, I was in "the pit" with credentials. I was shooting there during the first two acts and then Evanescense came on and this bald tree in a tank top pulled me. Apparently, they were supposed to issue tour passes at the desk but didn't. I got the standard media pass that they handed out to the other 4 photographers in the pit but for some reason, they only pulled me. We were only allowed to shoot the first three songs so by the time we straightened it out, I had about 20 seconds to shoot them.
     
  11. October

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    Great shot nonetheless! Are they any good live?
     
  12. eddie_dane

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    I'm totally the wrong guy to ask for obvious reasons :D The crowd seemed to enjoy the show, I'm not exactly their biggest fan after that event. Not that I blame the band for what their security did, but I didn't exactly have an open mind after that. I happily left before they started their 4th song.
     
  13. supermonkey

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    Exactly. A similar thing once happened to me when I shot the Dixie Chicks. We were allowed to shoot during the first 2 songs (I think it was 2), then we were quickly escorted out. We were then sequestered in a small section of hallway for a while before being allowed to leave. I wish more celebrities and entertainment management companies would realize that they aren't above the law.

    The worst experience was Chuck Berry at a free, outdoor concert in a public area. He demanded that no cameras were allowed. He stopped the show at one point and confiscated someone's camcorder. A few minutes later my Nikon D1 with 300mm lens drew the attention of police, and I was politely escorted away from the concert - despite my press credentials. I've had a negative opinion of Chuck Berry ever since.
     
  14. eddie_dane

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    I can relate. I've been standing next to security watching them scan the crowd for people with "professional" camera equipment and move in on them. I wouldn't even consider bringing my equipment to a show that I wasn't hired to shoot, it's not worth it anymore.

    The ironic thing is they have no problem with thousands of P/S cameras and cameraphones in the crowd that produce very unflattering images and encourage the use via social media for fans to post their images practically destroying their brand/image in exchange for making fans feel "involved".
     
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    One of the many photos I took at PAX Prime 2011 in Seattle.

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    D700 w/ MD-11 grip + 24-70mm 2.8 + 105mm VR 2.8 + SB-900 Flash w/ SD-9 Battery Pack.
     
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