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#1 wpn-200

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:09 PM

hi all
just bought a new Olympus e-520 dslr, and have been playing around with it for the last week getting to know the features as im new to the world of slr cameras..looking forward to putting a pic in the photo battles :P
any one else here have the same camera and have any tips?

few of the pics that i have taken so far mostly practicing on the fishies..not the best but i'm leanring :)
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#2 Siddr20

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 11:00 PM

Nice dude :)

Welcome to this side of the forum.

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any one else here have the same camera and have any tips?

Yup have a read of this:

http://www.nissansilvia.com/forums/index.p...howtopic=308729


I see you like your fish too :)

I just got a 4ft marine tank setup with corals, clams, etc etc..
If you interested in pics check out my thread:
http://www.nissansilvia.com/forums/index.p...0&start=150



Anyways keep practicing :) Thats the best tip anyone can give you.

enjoy

#3 rusil80

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 11:03 PM

i love the second last one. :) colours are sweet! shame about the dirty glass.. sorry to be picky. :P nice pics for a beginner!

tips i could give you are take pictures of everything and practice makes perfect ;)

#4 R1Titan

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 08:13 PM

Your goldfish look like willing subjects :)

I totally agree with the others, nothing substitutes for practise.

A tip for the fish shots;
- if you want the fish to be sharp from nose to tail (in shots 4 and 6) , DOF (depth of field) is important and its easier to get full sharp shots when the fish is parallel to your focal plane. ie sideways, not facing you. If its facing you then you need a larger DOF (f stop) to get the whole body sharp.

Hope that helps...

#5 wpn-200

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 01:00 PM

View PostR1Titan, on May 9 2009, 08:56 PM, said:

Your goldfish look like willing subjects :)

I totally agree with the others, nothing substitutes for practise.

A tip for the fish shots;
- if you want the fish to be sharp from nose to tail (in shots 4 and 6) , DOF (depth of field) is important and its easier to get full sharp shots when the fish is parallel to your focal plane. ie sideways, not facing you. If its facing you then you need a larger DOF (f stop) to get the whole body sharp.

Hope that helps...

ah k..slowly getting through the manual and learning things as i go..but theres a bit to learn, not just point and shoot lol
was sort of difficult to get the fish where i wanted them, they kept on hiding and only when i put a bit of food in they slowed down and came out haha

also tried taking some pics at mallala drift practice on saturday, but got there when it was dark so had a bit of trouble trying to get pics with out noise i think its called lol

siddr20: thats a pretty sweet set up you got there,

just a few more pics from screwing around, i would put up some of the pics from the drifts but none were really any decent lol got a few stacks tho with the sequential shooting tho, but bit out of focus :(

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#6 Siddr20

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 07:13 PM

Good concept on the first two shots.. Thats it you just gotta keep practicing :)


Post up the photos you arent happy about and im sure we can give good feedback so you can improve next time..

#7 R1Titan

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 09:01 PM

Lovely lemons...is that your finger there? lol
at least you're thinking about composition :beer:

#8 wpn-200

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 10:35 PM

View PostR1Titan, on May 10 2009, 09:44 PM, said:

Lovely lemons...is that your finger there? lol
at least you're thinking about composition :beer:

haha nah no finger..just dead leaves lol
with the drift pics was fairly dark so not very bright, and was struggling with a low shutter speed to get things in focus..first time photographing moving cars lol and i was fairly lazy and just sitting at the top of the grandstand instead of getting up close haha

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iv got a few more but its being a piece of poo and not letting me upload. so i wil ltry more tomorrow

#9 Siddr20

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 10:51 PM

Can you post up the exif data with these pictures so i can see what settings you used. Also what lens used..

ta

#10 wpn-200

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:11 PM

View PostSiddr20, on May 10 2009, 11:34 PM, said:

Can you post up the exif data with these pictures so i can see what settings you used. Also what lens used..

ta

iv got no idea what settings i was using and the pictures are no longer on my camera, just on the copm.i was going through every setting testing it out. ^_^ found that it worked sort of better with a higher iso setting i thinhk it was,

lens is a 40-150mm 1:4-5.6.. so was probably zooming to much when icould have walked closer for the pics lol
also havea 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
they came as a lens kit with the camera

will see how it goes in the comingweek at the super drift thing that is on(its during the day) so hopefully get some better pictures..will practice on cars driving past my house from the balcony :ph34r:

#11 R1Titan

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 05:30 PM

I'm not a fan of high ISO, but as you learn more, you will know how to maximise your gear for low light shooting

at least you're panning on the cars to keep them sharp with longer exposures.

faster lenses will help, but the camera sensor is the limiting factor...

#12 wpn-200

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:04 PM

View PostR1Titan, on May 12 2009, 06:13 PM, said:

I'm not a fan of high ISO, but as you learn more, you will know how to maximise your gear for low light shooting

at least you're panning on the cars to keep them sharp with longer exposures.

faster lenses will help, but the camera sensor is the limiting factor...

took a few pics to get a hang of the panning..im guessing it would be alot easier during alot better lighting..so should be interesting to see what i can get next time..will even try to move around instead of jsut sittting in one spot being lazy haha

put some of the crap pics to use tho (as seen below haha) :D
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#13 R1Titan

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 10:54 AM

Good lighting is crucial especially for action shots.
Next time you try in the day time you will get much better results.

Like the clip :) and the smokiness :)
Maybe better if the frame didnt move though...

#14 wpn-200

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 07:49 PM

few more pics from the other day..got a little bored

few pics of a scorpion i found.
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snake feeding time :D
reminds me of tom green (time to feed the snakeee)
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pic from the velodrome near my house..will put more of this up later
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#15 Siddr20

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 07:55 PM

That snake pic is awesome.. nice and sharp :) Love it!!


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few pics of a scorpion i found.

how in the world do you just find a scorpion?? lol


Btw if you want to make this your photography thread, just edit your thread title.. Or i can do it for you if you wish.. ta

#16 wpn-200

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 08:48 PM

View PostSiddr20, on Jun 14 2009, 08:38 PM, said:

That snake pic is awesome.. nice and sharp :) Love it!!


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few pics of a scorpion i found.

how in the world do you just find a scorpion?? lol


Btw if you want to make this your photography thread, just edit your thread title.. Or i can do it for you if you wish.. ta


cheers :) the snake was a bit hard to get pics of cause he was covering his face most of the time with the rest of his body and didnt really wanna move him.. as for the scorpion i am painting a rec center at work and it was jsut there in the store room near our paint..was dead tho :( but i never seen one before so was awesome haha

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#17 UTRIED

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 09:14 PM

awesome snake wpn-200 !

do you own that thing? what type of snake is it?

#18 wpn-200

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 09:30 PM

View PostUTRIED, on Jun 14 2009, 09:57 PM, said:

awesome snake wpn-200 !

do you own that thing? what type of snake is it?

thats my brothers snake.. i thinks its a carpet python or something only young tho.. i'll get pics of my other brothers when its his feeding time haha
and im darren :)

#19 haikii

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:14 PM

View PostR1Titan, on May 12 2009, 07:13 PM, said:

I'm not a fan of high ISO, but as you learn more, you will know how to maximise your gear for low light shooting

at least you're panning on the cars to keep them sharp with longer exposures.

faster lenses will help, but the camera sensor is the limiting factor...
To be honest, its there to be used.

and i say don't be afraid to go abit higher.
Ok some cameras just are shocking in the higher ranges like my D200 gets pretty noisy at 800ISO but i mean don't set it at 100 and thats it. Don't completely rule out high ISO, its there to be used.

#20 R1Titan

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 11:44 AM

hahaha, Reptile Man!!
Nice shot of the snake with the rat and legs hanging out of its mouth...its making me hungry (not)

#21 Darky

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 03:33 PM

View Posthaikii, on Jun 14 2009, 10:27 PM, said:

View PostR1Titan, on May 12 2009, 07:13 PM, said:

I'm not a fan of high ISO, but as you learn more, you will know how to maximise your gear for low light shooting

at least you're panning on the cars to keep them sharp with longer exposures.

faster lenses will help, but the camera sensor is the limiting factor...
To be honest, its there to be used.

and i say don't be afraid to go abit higher.
Ok some cameras just are shocking in the higher ranges like my D200 gets pretty noisy at 800ISO but i mean don't set it at 100 and thats it. Don't completely rule out high ISO, its there to be used.


You also need to compensate with shutter speeds accordingly to keep noise to a minimum. Unfortunately unless you're spending thousands on the camera it's often not a good idea to shoot at high ISO.

Also it might be just me but the second snake pic doesn't seem as sharp as it could be and the velodrome is a bit on the high side of exposure..

#22 wpn-200

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:57 PM

just a few more pics.. was gonna enter the tap one in the liquid theme but ran outta time :(


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#23 Siddr20

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:08 PM

oh dude you should have pmd me as i would have put it in for you.. If it was only late by few minutes to 30mins it would have been ok..

I like that 1st shot.. captured it at the right moment :)

#24 wpn-200

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:18 PM

View PostSiddr20, on Jul 21 2009, 08:51 PM, said:

oh dude you should have pmd me as i would have put it in for you.. If it was only late by few minutes to 30mins it would have been ok..

I like that 1st shot.. captured it at the right moment :)

ah well
was fun taking pics of drips and other liquid things, especially the air filtered taps..its just hundreds of bubbles :o lol

will try some sunset pics with in the week and got the d1 drift contest in adelaide :P so first time back out to photograph cars :P *charges battery* lol

#25 UTRIED

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:22 PM

nice tap shot man..

shame you didnt have enough time.. neither do i.
oh well.. hope next comp is around the corner.

#26 R1Titan

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:17 AM

What is that rifle?? havent seen one like that b4...

#27 JoshJZX100

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 02:41 AM

Awesome pics dude. Im a big fan of night photography. What settings/lens did you use when taking the pic of the velodrome?

#28 wpn-200

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:25 PM

ok had my first go at photographing at the drifts during the day :P
i reckon i went ok
thoughts?

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crash i was lucky enough to capture.wasnt ready in the first few pics :P

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i reckon i went much better then the last pics i took at the drifts :P

#29 019

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:33 PM

i reckon you did real well man. top location for the tandem/team drifts.
they started getting a bit dark towards the end of the set though, but meh, it happens.
nice work!

#30 wpn-200

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 06:33 PM

just a few more of random stuff n the back yard..
chicken soup the chicken
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