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a few photos.

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by TRiP, 2 Feb 2006.

  1. TRiP

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Mar 2004

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    Location: Uttoxeter

    i've been bored this week so i experimented a bit with macro tubes and a flashgun on a few lenses.

    these were all taken with the 50mm and extension tubes to get a nice close crop.

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  2. TRiP

    Hitman

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    and a few candids from a few weeks ago.

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  3. Gamefreak501

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Bedfordshire

    Not bad there :) I'm particularly shy of doing candid shots, which is why I don't have any! Your first candid shot is my favourite because the background is well blurred. The distracting background on your second one probably couldn't have been helped!

    Out of your lens shots, I like the second one. It seems the most interesting to me :)
     
  4. Nix

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Dec 2005

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    I really like the first one, feels like there is some purpose, the focus is clearly on the man and the expression is worth a few words too. The second one reminds me of a rainy day in town and the scarcity of people.
     
  5. Colin_da_Killer

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    Nice pictures.

    Check out the Chavs behind the man in the first candid shot, comedy!
     
  6. TRiP

    Hitman

    Joined: 16 Mar 2004

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    just sit yourself down on a bench or wall in town and snap away. use a standard zoom lens, something like a 28-85, i find it attracts less attention. another good idea is to set your camera on a tripod and snap people as they walk past, that way people assume you're a bit more proffesional and taking shots of buildings or something.
     
  7. Reidy

    Gangster

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    i like the third photo of the lens!!!
    i think the people photos would look better in black and white!!!
     
  8. hoodmeister

    Hitman

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    I really like the second one :D

    Are the extension tubes metered, or were you shooting "blind"?
     
  9. ethan

    Soldato

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    Lol. We ought 2 have a chav competition :D
     
  10. Gamefreak501

    Sgarrista

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    Cool, nice pointers there, cheers!

    I'm planning to get a 70-300mm this month for my Canon camera and use that to be more devious, and perhaps use my 28-80mm to attract less attention.

    As for tripods...I'll need to get one at some point to replace my broken one :(
     
  11. spell

    Gangster

    Joined: 6 May 2003

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    Location: London

    The other thing to consider is a waist finder; that way you won't be putting the camera to your eye and it'll be alot less obvious what you are doing (and you can really shoot from the hip then).
     
  12. Jamie1984

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    The chava in the background of pic 1 is comical like.I like the second pic in particular, cute old grannies-lol