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May 19, 2015 13:15:15   #
It makes me sad to see people complaining about the money they've "lost" on their old equipment. If you got many years of happy use with it, it wasn't lost. I have a good DSLR Nikon and a selection of lenses for it, I use it almost every day and I love it, but I still use my old Minolta XG1, the SLR I learned on. People who don't know the image they're looking at was produced by a film camera always remark on the richness of the photos it produces. The large photography stores and of course Amazon still carry many kinds of film, 35mm, medium format, and sheets, including new, experimental types. Want to try infrared photography without spending a lot of money on filters or converting your camera? Try infrared film! I get everything developed by mailing the rolls to The Darkroom in California. They charge $11 a roll (24 or 36 exp) which includes a mailing label, developing, scanning each negative and both putting them online so you can download them and sending you back a CD of the images and the negatives. You pay for the return shipping, about $4 - $5. The scans are flat and noisy, the higher the ISO the noisier they are. But a few basic post-processing moves and the information revealed in the image is amazing, like a raw file. Yes, it's more expensive than digital, it will never replace digital, but it's FUN and you keep your skills up.
Feb 23, 2015 07:54:41   #
Ishootcanon wrote:
With film, when you get high ISO film does that mean you will get a lot of noise? Or unlike digital is it better to get high ISO film?

I get my 35mm film developed and scanned commercially, and have found that the higher the ISO, the more noise you will get in the scans. Easily fixed in a denoising program, but not ideal for sharpness. So I try to stick to ISO 50 and 100, even 200 is ok.
Jan 19, 2015 09:38:24   #
jerryc41 wrote:
These are the scents that women say appeal to them. I think I know why. Check out the prices. If a guy can afford to smell like this, he must have money in the bank.

Take it from a woman, not a marketer: we don't want to go home smelling of that stuff. Men with class wear this, and it's not that expensive.
Jan 11, 2015 09:05:50   #
treadwl wrote:
I am teaching a photo class to high school students who at the end of the class must produce a project to be graded by professors at Cambridge University in England. There is a catch to this situation. All the graders are painters and they tend to look down on photography projects (lower the grade) because they think all the student does is point the camera and shoot.

The exam (project) comes with specific topics that the student must select from and then produce a work. Some of the topics sound simple and if they were done by a painter would be more acceptable, but if done with a camera are much more blah.

I am offering below a topic that was on a previous exam. I would like to see if someone out there is UHH land can take this topic and produce a compelling work that will capture attention in a powerful and dramatic fashion. This would have to to beyond the point and shoot phase.

So here is the topic--- good luck

In 8x10 (either vertical or horizontal) display the following:
A potted plant or plants sitting on a shelf.

I eagerly look forward to your submissions.

I am teaching a photo class to high school student... (show quote)

Here's a before and after ...
Right out of camera


Oct 15, 2014 09:01:33   #
willie35 wrote:
Have had this camera several years.
Had a serious focus problem using Auto.
Just started experimenting with all the other settings.
ISO, Aperture and speed settings.
Any hints, tips, beware's out there.
I am a long time 35mm SLR user and familiar with all camera terms.

I've had the 3100 for almost 3 years, and lately I noticed the images were looking soft, no matter what lens or settings I used. So I took it in for a cleaning, and now it's fine again. Hopefully that's all yours needs. And yes, it will hunt for focus if the light is very low or it's a low-contrast situation.
Oct 13, 2014 09:43:30   #
Uuglypher: I logged in just so I could tell you this is one of the most beautiful photographs I have ever seen.
Aug 15, 2014 20:02:06   #
Beautiful day,went exploring on the north shore of Long Island. I was scouting photo sites, not really out for photos, so I just had the Kodak point and shoot. I happened to see two young guys at a beach with a drone, so I asked and they let me take pix; I must have looked harmless with my little camera, they called me ma’am. :roll: I've had the M5370 for years, first time I used sport mode on it. The photos are posted for fun.
Oops, too close!



Jul 13, 2014 13:09:38   #
Thank you all very much for looking and your comments.
Jul 12, 2014 23:20:00   #
These were taken today at the annual parrot picnic in a local park. The raw images were vibrant, not flat at all. They hardly needed any post-processing, just a few tweaks. Very minimal cropping was done on these. I kept the ISO at 400 due to the limitations of the D3100, but really needed to shoot faster than I did.
Must have molted. 600 mm

A nice breeze. 260 mm

Sweet pair. 350 mm

Jun 25, 2014 08:22:59   #
Thanks, made my morning! :thumbup:

bcheary wrote:

:lol: :lol:
Jun 24, 2014 10:43:44   #
Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. Much appreciated.
Jun 24, 2014 10:37:45   #
Yes, getting down low with the tripod is a challenge for some of us. The shell grouping is beautiful, specifically the composition and the similar colors throughout. Keep at it, and have fun!

Bizzy wrote:
This is my first post. Got a 60mm macro 2 year ago at a great price My first attempts at getting great pictures were dismal failures. I got it out again and decided to practice on getting the shots I have seen others get. After practicing for the last two month I think I am finally making some progress.
Jun 23, 2014 23:34:46   #
I like that the fly seems to be saying, "Wow, I hit the jackpot here!" So does the first one, that shows the whole cluster of fruit, make that statement better than the second, more intimate one? Any other comments, critiques welcome.
Figs 1

Figs 2

Jun 22, 2014 12:12:18   #
Dennis, thank you for your comments. You are right, I should have included a reference object; the spine was sitting on a cutting board. As for the focus, I took five shots with different focus points and blended them in PP. I guess I wasn't prepared for how translucent the spine was. Maybe backlighting would have been better. Something to try next time.
Jun 22, 2014 11:37:28   #
First non-flower macro. D3100 with Nikkor 40mm micro, ring light. I am learning so any C&Cs welcome.
Fish Spine

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