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The big FG Photography thread

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Hi all,

 

With Spacedeck joining and talking about his interest in photography it has spurred me to make this thread as it is also an interest of mine.  I'm sure there are others on here too so I thought I'd create this thread to show off you photo's, talk about them or for anyone looking for advice on camera's to composition.

 

So I guess as I started this thread I should go first so I've been into photography for years finally upgrading to a DSLR about 10-12 years ago.  A few different ones until getting to the kit I have below.  Though I am thinking of making the change to a 7000 series Nikon but that is more of a shiny new toy itch rather than any actual need.  My preferred photography is landscapes or people though as you'll see I take a lot of pictures of birds (the flappy flying kind not the female kind :lol: )

 

My kit currently consists of;

Nikon D5100

Nikon 18-55mm kit lens

Nikon 55-200mm zoom lens

Nikon 35mm Prime lens

Manfrotto Tripod

Yongnuo Speedlight

Skywatcher Star Adventurer star tracker

Various remotes, reflectors, ND filters etc.

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So now comes the showing off bit 😛 these have been taken over a number of years but they are some of my best and favorite photos;

 

31437171240_6c807a6612_h.jpgDSC_0350 by Chris Roe, on Flickr

 

14753559447_32a2210268_h.jpgDSC_0289 by Chris Roe, on Flickr

 

14753450169_ca5d60c147_h.jpgDSC_0016 by Chris Roe, on Flickr

 

14939760432_aa149b9c64_h.jpgDSC_0050 by Chris Roe, on Flickr

 

35138758112_dcdb142a89_h.jpgDSC_0409 by greboth_666, on Flickr

 

28392481227_244eceec84_h.jpgDSC_0034 by greboth_666, on Flickr

 

43212453732_d96f622cd6_h.jpgDSC_0244 by greboth_666, on Flickr

 

29391754618_a54590a87b_h.jpgDSC_0201 by greboth_666, on Flickr

 

42357659465_36050cca50_h.jpgDSC_0252 by greboth_666, on Flickr

 

42357654575_cf42a55ca4_h.jpgDSC_0327 by greboth_666, on Flickr

 

42357652475_45d1f24c47_h.jpgDSC_0351 by greboth_666, on Flickr

 

29391737048_4aad9879bf_h.jpgDSC_0972 by greboth_666, on Flickr

 

42357651475_6fd160ac71_h.jpgDSC_0394 by greboth_666, on Flickr

 

35175486361_a59d78e910_h.jpgDSC_0417 by greboth_666, on Flickr

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Ok so I don't have a showcase to add until I get out and take better pictures / learn to edit the images I have.  For now though, I can atleast list what I have and also what I would like to add.

 

Nikon D3300

NIKKOR 18-55mm VR II
NIKKOR 35mm

NIKKOR 55-300mm

Lowepro Adventura 170AW (bag)

 

Things I would like to add:

Tripod or Monopod

UV filters

Macro lens

 

Not sure what else I could do with.

 

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3 hours ago, NCA-Paendrag said:

Nice pics. Specially the birds. 

Guess that's where you separate good and bad cameras 🙂

 

Sort of, as a general rule DSLR’s will just take better quality photos regardless because of the larger sensors in them than standard cameras / phones.  However where DSLR’s have a massive advantage is changable lenses.  In none of the bird photos was I actually stood that close, I simply was using a zoom lens.  Equally changable lenses are also what makes DSLR’s a pain.

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@Spacedeck From memory, all the bird ones are cropped except the duck one.  All the others are as taken.  Though depending on the photo some have sight level adjustments etc.

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Yeah, really like the ducks and pic 0351.

 

Man, I can't afford an expensive tripod, any to look out for that usually sell second hand around 30 quid? Someone on OcUK currently selling a cheap tripod for 30 but I'm not even sure... I keep reading good and bad points and it kinda puts me off.  Although I know I probably won't find a better one for cheaper. 

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Do you take your camera everywhere Greebs or just on specific photo trips? A friend of mine tends to take his dog for a  early in the morning and takes pics everyday on his walk.

 

A spiders web with morning dew is a pretty good picture to capture.

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17 hours ago, Spacedeck said:

Yeah, really like the ducks and pic 0351.

 

Man, I can't afford an expensive tripod, any to look out for that usually sell second hand around 30 quid? Someone on OcUK currently selling a cheap tripod for 30 but I'm not even sure... I keep reading good and bad points and it kinda puts me off.  Although I know I probably won't find a better one for cheaper. 

 

I can’t say I know of any to specifically recommend as it depends on what comes up for sale.  All I can say is go for a branded one and not some cheap one.  I had a cheap one when I first started but it wasn’t all that stable and it has quite limited adjustment.  My current one was about £60 new and is far more stable and much better quality.

 

2 hours ago, GazzaGarratt said:

Do you take your camera everywhere Greebs or just on specific photo trips? A friend of mine tends to take his dog for a  early in the morning and takes pics everyday on his walk.

 

A spiders web with morning dew is a pretty good picture to capture.

 

I’m more towards specific photo trips though where possible I’ll always take my camera just in case.

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6 minutes ago, Greboth said:

I can’t say I know of any to specifically recommend as it depends on what comes up for sale.  All I can say is go for a branded one and not some cheap one.  I had a cheap one when I first started but it wasn’t all that stable and it has quite limited adjustment.  My current one was about £60 new and is far more stable and much better quality.

 

Do you mind me asking which one?  I'm browsing eBay and currently looking at some of the Manfrotto Compact range.  Seems to go for around £20.  I think I need to look for a ballhead and not a 3 way though.

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@Spacedeck I’m out at the moment so can’t check the box but looking at Manfrotto’s site.  I think it’s this one (If it isn’t, it’s one extremely similar).

 

https://www.manfrotto.co.uk/compact-action-aluminium-tripod-with-hybrid-head-black

 

Edit: I'm home now and can confirm it is this one.

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So my wife saw this thread and had a few questions. If you’re wanting to upgrade my wife could be curious buying your current camera body but only if it’s full frame. Second, and she’s also curious what 35mm Prime Penske you have. She uses an 85mm f/1.4 prime but wants a 35mm.


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2 hours ago, The3rdWalker said:

So my wife saw this thread and had a few questions. If you’re wanting to upgrade my wife could be curious buying your current camera body but only if it’s full frame. Second, and she’s also curious what 35mm Prime Penske you have. She uses an 85mm f/1.4 prime but wants a 35mm.


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Hi Rob, unfortunately the D5100 is a cropped sensor though shipping to the USA wouldn't be cheap anyway.  As for my prime, it is a Nikon 35mm 1.8DX. 

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@Greboth still taking photos?  I'm currently trying to get to grips with LR so I can edit my images.  Once this storm calms down, I might head out with my camera again.  I haven't used it in ages 😔.

 

Anyway, as I'm still working on most of my old images, I've only worked on these two at the moment.  Going to stick these ones behind a spoiler tag.

 

Spoiler

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7 hours ago, Spacedeck said:

@Greboth still taking photos?  I'm currently trying to get to grips with LR so I can edit my images.  Once this storm calms down, I might head out with my camera again.  I haven't used it in ages 😔.

 

Anyway, as I'm still working on most of my old images, I've only worked on these two at the moment.  Going to stick these ones behind a spoiler tag.

 

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46444591635_bca247e62b_k.jpg

 

Nice shots...I can only zoom in to the extent allowed by my iPad but I guess that’s you in the iris? 

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There's some damn nice photos in this thread, would love to see more from you guys and others.

 

I've always wanted a nice camera but have always talked myself out of it and spent the money on stupid stuff instead. I might change that soon.

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Nice pictures @Spacedeck The second is really fantastic.

 

I’m a bit like you and haven’t used my camera in a while.  I always find it harder to motivate myself to go out through winter.  Though I never posted my ones from Goodwood so should post them, I know there’s a few car people on here.

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3 hours ago, Plumbers Crack said:

Nice shots...I can only zoom in to the extent allowed by my iPad but I guess that’s you in the iris? 

 

It is, part of me has thought about doing some editing in Photoshop to try and blend me out, which I might still try at some point to see how it looks.

 

2 hours ago, Greboth said:

Nice pictures @Spacedeck The second is really fantastic.

 

I’m a bit like you and haven’t used my camera in a while.  I always find it harder to motivate myself to go out through winter.  Though I never posted my ones from Goodwood so should post them, I know there’s a few car people on here.

 

Can't wait to see them 👍.  When I'm out walking, I often see opportunities for capturing moving trains across a bridge, that would look pretty cool in an evening settings with a pinkish sky in the background.  I still need to buy a tripod for landscapes 😑.

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Here's the best one from the Goodwood Revival last year :)

 

spoiler tagged too as there's 30 of them

 

Spoiler

46657179564_7137db6d08_o.jpgDSC_0090 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46657178584_23cbbe8403_o.jpgDSC_0125 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465260255_e03fbd6bf0_o.jpgDSC_0016 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465257255_de62fbd8dd_o.jpgDSC_0140 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

32438646227_ae5dcb71e3_o.jpgDSC_0228 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

32438644827_09ba5ef571_o.jpgDSC_0259 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

32438643537_b8711ee2e2_o.jpgDSC_0288 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46657173244_e942cd9a66_o.jpgDSC_0292 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

40414823063_1f4c702793_o.jpgDSC_0321 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

32438638887_c3757445b2_o.jpgDSC_0331 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

32438637387_ec1a990357_o.jpgDSC_0334 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

32438635887_0aac80ee3e_o.jpgDSC_0337 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

32438634877_afea3991e9_o.jpgDSC_0340 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465245085_413d60eeb2_o.jpgDSC_0342 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

47327318562_4692dd499f_o.jpgDSC_0347 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

32438632867_10e74f6aef_o.jpgDSC_0402 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

32438632377_1fea86c0e2_o.jpgDSC_0405 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

47380154561_877f8d98bd_o.jpgDSC_0408 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

47327312612_9f96e4e618_o.jpgDSC_0431 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

47327311322_76349cd7aa_o.jpgDSC_0443 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465238635_df3d899463_o.jpgDSC_0535 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465236895_9a136d81cd_o.jpgDSC_0536 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465235565_01d2fa088a_o.jpgDSC_0537 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465234135_28c845048e_o.jpgDSC_0539 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465232715_00b8c4e7cd_o.jpgDSC_0639 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465231485_87ced80a52_o.jpgDSC_0678 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465229655_eff6f0357a_o.jpgDSC_0679 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

40414800593_cbbea6a7b8_o.jpgDSC_0699 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

40414800113_c42bb73693_o.jpgDSC_0700 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

And one last one of Papa Greebs enjoying the racing

47327309822_35b0c8c6d8_o.jpgDSC_0528 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

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3 hours ago, Greboth said:

Here's the best one from the Goodwood Revival last year :)

 

spoiler tagged too as there's 30 of them

 

  Reveal hidden contents

46657179564_7137db6d08_o.jpgDSC_0090 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46657178584_23cbbe8403_o.jpgDSC_0125 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465260255_e03fbd6bf0_o.jpgDSC_0016 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465257255_de62fbd8dd_o.jpgDSC_0140 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

32438646227_ae5dcb71e3_o.jpgDSC_0228 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

32438644827_09ba5ef571_o.jpgDSC_0259 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

32438643537_b8711ee2e2_o.jpgDSC_0288 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46657173244_e942cd9a66_o.jpgDSC_0292 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

40414823063_1f4c702793_o.jpgDSC_0321 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

32438638887_c3757445b2_o.jpgDSC_0331 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

32438637387_ec1a990357_o.jpgDSC_0334 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

32438635887_0aac80ee3e_o.jpgDSC_0337 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

32438634877_afea3991e9_o.jpgDSC_0340 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465245085_413d60eeb2_o.jpgDSC_0342 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

47327318562_4692dd499f_o.jpgDSC_0347 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

32438632867_10e74f6aef_o.jpgDSC_0402 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

32438632377_1fea86c0e2_o.jpgDSC_0405 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

47380154561_877f8d98bd_o.jpgDSC_0408 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

47327312612_9f96e4e618_o.jpgDSC_0431 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

47327311322_76349cd7aa_o.jpgDSC_0443 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465238635_df3d899463_o.jpgDSC_0535 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465236895_9a136d81cd_o.jpgDSC_0536 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465235565_01d2fa088a_o.jpgDSC_0537 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465234135_28c845048e_o.jpgDSC_0539 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465232715_00b8c4e7cd_o.jpgDSC_0639 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465231485_87ced80a52_o.jpgDSC_0678 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

46465229655_eff6f0357a_o.jpgDSC_0679 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

40414800593_cbbea6a7b8_o.jpgDSC_0699 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

40414800113_c42bb73693_o.jpgDSC_0700 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

And one last one of Papa Greebs enjoying the racing

47327309822_35b0c8c6d8_o.jpgDSC_0528 by Greboth, on Flickr

 

 

Nice but that made my iPad cry! 😂😂

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