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simon.geno
08-12-2017, 04:07 PM
Hi All, Simon here.

Have just joined this group to learn more about photography and how I can improve.

I hope to post a couple of images I have taken (with a bit of photoshop "help" to change them) to see what you think. Not sure where my photographic hobby will take me (maybe make me broke), but seem to like macro images of inanimate objects!!

Happy Snapping !

closei
08-12-2017, 05:45 PM
Welcome, you donít need to spend a lot of money to get good results. Spend a little time thinking about the shot, the composition and how the light is falling on the subject. Some of my best macro results are with a point and shoot compact. (Panasonic LX5) cost less than $300 10 Yearís ago.

simon.geno
08-12-2017, 08:16 PM
Thanks for the welcome and the tip closei, I need to get better at the craft of photography before I start spending too much. I currently have a Canon EOS 760D and recently purchased an EFS 18-200mm lens which I am hoping will suffice for now, the only thing I "really" need is a decent tripod.

IanB
09-12-2017, 07:10 AM
g'day simon; photography has little to do with gear as photography is all about light, and the shadows of that light

Tip #1 macro is rather specialised photography that does take time to master so I would suggest is learn the basic, and even the advanced basics by photographing the easier subjects that don't move

As for the tripod; don't skip on price as a good tripod can be a life long investment and a cheap flimsy one is just a waste of $$$$

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I use a vanguard to get down and dirty while chasing those little subjects hiding in the bigger picture; however there are countless other super great tripods --- $$$ is a reasonable guide to quality even though the most expensive may not suit your photography

If you had of asked earlier; I would have suggested a mirror-less camera and perhaps not to get photoshop :lol:

Photography is a long never ending journey with lots of stops, detours, wasted money and backtracking --- my journey; although rather slow atm has been 40 years long

Nate_Patterson
09-12-2017, 07:26 AM
Hi Simon and welcome aboard I look forward to seeing your photos.

I agree with all the above statements and the Canon 760D is a more than capable camera!!!!

Cheers Nate

simon.geno
09-12-2017, 08:41 PM
Thanks for the reply Ian, I suppose this is one of those subjects where we all think we can take great photos, but the more I explore it is becoming clear that this is not the case, and the exceptional images really do stand out, hopefully mine will be exceptional, but I suspect after a lot of practice.



g'day simon; photography has little to do with gear as photography is all about light, and the shadows of that light

Tip #1 macro is rather specialised photography that does take time to master so I would suggest is learn the basic, and even the advanced basics by photographing the easier subjects that don't move

As for the tripod; don't skip on price as a good tripod can be a life long investment and a cheap flimsy one is just a waste of $$$$


I use a vanguard to get down and dirty while chasing those little subjects hiding in the bigger picture; however there are countless other super great tripods --- $$$ is a reasonable guide to quality even though the most expensive may not suit your photography

If you had of asked earlier; I would have suggested a mirror-less camera and perhaps not to get photoshop :lol:

Photography is a long never ending journey with lots of stops, detours, wasted money and backtracking --- my journey; although rather slow atm has been 40 years long

simon.geno
09-12-2017, 08:42 PM
Hi Nate, thanks for the welcome. I am looking forward to being able to post some photos as well.


Hi Simon and welcome aboard I look forward to seeing your photos.

I agree with all the above statements and the Canon 760D is a more than capable camera!!!!

Cheers Nate

IanB
10-12-2017, 06:38 AM
you can post photos, but not links to photos

www.photoforum.com.au/faq.php?faq=vb_faq#faq_postingimages

I Like to Watch
10-12-2017, 01:26 PM
g'day simon; photography has little to do with gear as photography is all about light, and the shadows of that light...

Ouch....I can't let that one go through to the keeper. Sorry Ian, but I must respectfully disagree.

Of course, expensive gear won't guarantee a great photo....but unfortunately, photography has a lot to do with gear.

...and before someone jumps in with "a good photographer will capture a great image with the cheapest of cameras".....if this was true, then there must be a lot of Pros out there that must like wasting their money on expensive gear.

closei
10-12-2017, 04:05 PM
Ouch....I can't let that one go through to the keeper. Sorry Ian, but I must respectfully disagree.

Of course, expensive gear won't guarantee a great photo....but unfortunately, photography has a lot to do with gear.

...and before someone jumps in with "a good photographer will capture a great image with the cheapest of cameras".....if this was true, then there must be a lot of Pros out there that must like wasting their money on expensive gear.
Very true, and like a lot of things itís horses for courses. Some cheaper cameras can do a very good job of some aspects of photography, but will be pretty ordinary with others. The secret is to work out what you want to do well, then get the equipment that will serve the purpose best. I have 4 cameras which all have particular features that suit my style of photography.

IanB
11-12-2017, 09:21 AM
Ouch....I can't let that one go through to the keeper. Sorry Ian, but I must respectfully disagree.

Of course, expensive gear won't guarantee a great photo....but unfortunately, photography has a lot to do with gear.

...and before someone jumps in with "a good photographer will capture a great image with the cheapest of cameras".....if this was true, then there must be a lot of Pros out there that must like wasting their money on expensive gear.

sorry mate; there are far more and in many ways better camera options now to the old fashioned dslr camera. Not everyone is into or needs to be pixel peeping to make great photographs --- just look at the better 'phone photos -- and not everyone has the need, or space for massive photos on the wall.

Give a good photographer a "lesser" camera and give a bad/inexperienced photographer the "best" medium forum camera the some subject to capture and I would bet the good experienced photographer will produce the best 'photography' based picture because he/she can understand the light, can see the light and it's shadows and use the LIGHT at it's best time for the subject.

Most photos snapped today don't get past the card and only a faction of those that do get past the card are posted online as perhaps a 1mb (max) online or printed no bigger than 8" photo. If someone adds "best viewed big" I usually think pixels are more important the way the light was used.

gear has very little to do with actual photography quality and many using big gear do so to hide their :censored: understanding of photography

I Like to Watch
11-12-2017, 08:38 PM
.....gear has very little to do with actual photography quality and many using big gear do so to hide their :censored: understanding of photography

Looks like we will have to agree to disagree on this.

Gear plays a huge part in photography.

IanB
12-12-2017, 10:03 AM
Looks like we will have to agree to disagree on this.

Gear plays a huge part in photography.

Seeing you seem to have posted only two photo threads we will have to take your word that your gear makes all the difference to your photoGRAPHY :p

I Like to Watch
12-12-2017, 05:28 PM
Seeing you seem to have posted only two photo threads we will have to take your word that your gear makes all the difference to your photoGRAPHY :p

Yes....you will


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I Like to Watch
13-12-2017, 08:21 PM
I feel the need to discuss this topic further but will start a new thread so as not to hijack this one :thumbup:

mikebeltramett
17-12-2017, 03:09 AM
Hi Simon, I am a professional photographer and have my own photo studio in Perth, Australia. Photography is an amazing art. I think you need to focus more on photography. I have written a blog "REMOVE BY IANB. It will give you inspiration :)