Post by freemindssanctuary on Jan 17, 2012 16:56:03 GMT
I have to agree with all of them except for "learn to draw" which was a bit ridiculous. His reasoning is because he admires people who can draw well, that people should learn to do the same, and that if you fail at photography you can become an artist. :/
Besides that the tips were spot on. Although they go towards people who pursue a more professional path towards photography. you don't "need" a tripod nor a $1000 DSLR camera and a set of lenses word $5000 to take good pictures. ideally we'd all wish we had such equipment and its fine if we dont. If you have a deep passion for photography and a few thousand dollars at your disposal, why not!
Post by freemindssanctuary on Jan 20, 2012 6:58:28 GMT
the hdr tutorial is pretty good. I have photomatix myself, however, i take photos with a 7 megapixel digital camera, and any changes done after compiling mostly results in a really pixely low quality image. So i almost always use luminance HDR and GIMP instead.
I agree and disagree. The learning to draw would only help you learn to frame a picture in your head at best. And I disagree with his thoughts of some of the new cameras. If you take the lime and learn to use them they are excellent. My good camera is just a 3.3 pixel Sony and you have seen my pictures. And some of the pictures he used for examples I didn't like. Using a wide angle lens makes the outer buildings curve in. That isn't how your eye sees. And a couple of his pictures like the fireworks. That also isn't what your eye sees. This was a time laspe photograph. Probably about a 5 second shot. Camera's can do a lot of trick things that your eye can never see. Another example is the cars on the street and all the headlight and taillights streaming. That looked like about a 10 second shot. I know I've shot this type of picture. If your friends are experts in photography I guess you could ask them but I joined a couple photography clubs and we had competitions. They would send the slides to someone outside the club and they would judge and critique them for us. So we also got to learm from other peoples mistakes. I use to shoot all my pictures for competition and now I just shoot what I like.
I just was suprised he used pictures of stuff your eye can't see. You can see a waterfall but you will never see it with a long exposer like this. Makes for a nice picture but you don't see it this way.