1. Post #2761
    I HATE COFFEE
    jomt1234's Avatar
    April 2009
    8,386 Posts
    no we won't
    You can't blame a camera for bad photos.

    The pictures not really creative rather then just photos of a thing. Try to bring your subjects into a context. Also the second picture looks kinda strange, I see the knife but I can't really determine what that thing under it is.
    Also, timestamps are a nono in the most cases.
    Yah, my phone automatically adds the timestamps.
    And that thing under the knife is just the sheath, I put it there to get a small angle on the knife itself.
    The photos were just taken because I was showing how much a Moraknife sucks and breaks kinda easy (though I use it every day at work).
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  2. Post #2762
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    DoubleDD's Avatar
    July 2009
    2,516 Posts
    Gonna totally come from nowhere and post some of my stuff taken with my shitty, beaten up htc desire.
    I hope you guys won't hate me much for this but I thought these looked pretty good, for a cellphone camera that is

    It's perfectly ok to use a cellphone camera for your pictures(ofcourse to some extend), but you do need a good subject or idea for a picture. The pictures you took are from random objects lying around.
    Even if you used a 3000 dollar camera to get the shots you just posted, the pictures wouldn't be interesting because the subjects aren't interesting and/or the pictures don't tell a story.

    Some example pictures I took with my cellphone:





    These are not fantastic or anything but I thought about my composition and subjects. In this case it doesn't really matter if I used an expensive camera or a cellphone camera.
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  3. Post #2763
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    Second-gear-of-mgear's Avatar
    June 2009
    6,054 Posts
    How the hell do you get that with a phone?
    Every picture I take with my phone comes out looking like someone smeared feces all over it.
    The best picture that I've ever taken with it was when I took a picture of my new camera.

    I took this on the other side of the gym because I couldn't afford a cap and gown.

    I had the iso on the lowest and it still loads the image with static.
    HTC does not like me.
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  4. Post #2764
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    Adius Shadow's Avatar
    February 2007
    3,675 Posts
    My first photoshoot ever was done with a Motorola Droid (the first one)
    And honestly, they are the best pictures I feel I have ever taken of a subject
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  5. Post #2765

    wtf by Latin Geek, on Flickr


    mom by Latin Geek, on Flickr
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  6. Post #2766
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    October 2006
    4,837 Posts
    Yah, my phone automatically adds the timestamps.
    And that thing under the knife is just the sheath, I put it there to get a small angle on the knife itself.
    The photos were just taken because I was showing how much a Moraknife sucks and breaks kinda easy (though I use it every day at work).
    If the knife and hat were leaned against each other against an interesting plain backdrop (Flag, window, etc) it'd look a lot better.

    As ctlilc said, the camera doesn't matter. Expensive cameras just make things (Mostly) easier, not (Necessarily) better.
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  7. Post #2767
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    Second-gear-of-mgear's Avatar
    June 2009
    6,054 Posts
    Not really worthy of this thread, but I took a picture of a light in my room!

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  8. Post #2768
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    BlazeFresh's Avatar
    September 2006
    3,702 Posts
    if it wasn't really worthy, why did you post it?
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  9. Post #2769
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    nubscaper's Avatar
    May 2006
    1,554 Posts
    I forgot I had one other photo from the Air and Space Museum that I went to that I wanted to share.


    Untitled by millerroberts, on Flickr

    All the exhibit lighting was so gorgeous
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  10. Post #2770
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    Second-gear-of-mgear's Avatar
    June 2009
    6,054 Posts
    if it wasn't really worthy, why did you post it?
    Feeling like it is a pretty good reason
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  11. Post #2771
    how can you love some-one if you can't eat a brick
    phytocide's Avatar
    July 2011
    1,320 Posts
    here's some retro photography

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  12. Post #2772
    Kabstrac's Avatar
    April 2012
    3,425 Posts

    Power Switch


    Wandering Horse


    Lead Rope



    Water Reflections


    Wandering Horser

    Edited:

    here's some retro photography
    I think you should resize that
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  13. Post #2773
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    Second-gear-of-mgear's Avatar
    June 2009
    6,054 Posts
    Horses freak me out. They're all after my hair or something.
    It isn't even long, I have no idea why.
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  14. Post #2774
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    November 2008
    2,340 Posts
    Those horse shots are awesome man, the last one is really clear! Love the first one too, very moody. But the one with the dog lead in annoys me as its in the classic angle that all new photographers feel the need to do, it just seems like a poor attempt to be artistic.

    Also, the further above photo of the plane is beautiful, well done!!
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  15. Post #2775
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    Pal13's Avatar
    July 2010
    2,766 Posts
    Never had a problem with horses. Except they're so god damn tall. :o
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  16. Post #2776
    ctlilc's Avatar
    June 2011
    660 Posts
    I like the water reflection image but the water drops on the glass are kinda distracting.

    Horses freak me out. They're all after my hair or something.
    It isn't even long, I have no idea why.
    Do you, by any chance, grow carrots on your head? I think that would be the only logical explanation.
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  17. Post #2777
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    Second-gear-of-mgear's Avatar
    June 2009
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    I've also been kicked in the leg by one, I was 5 and didn't know that you shouldn't sprint up full speed behind them.

    And nope, no carrots. I like carrot cake though, that may be it.
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  18. Post #2778
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    April 2012
    3,425 Posts
    I like the water reflection image but the water drops on the glass are kinda distracting.


    Do you, by any chance, grow carrots on your head? I think that would be the only logical explanation.
    That's not glass, that's just the reflection of the pond. Maybe I'll retry it when there are less ripples, I think the wind was causing it slightly.

    Those horse shots are awesome man, the last one is really clear! Love the first one too, very moody. But the one with the dog lead in annoys me as its in the classic angle that all new photographers feel the need to do, it just seems like a poor attempt to be artistic.

    Also, the further above photo of the plane is beautiful, well done!!
    Thanks! Yeah, I see what you are saying about the dog photo. I've had the bad habit of angling my photos before a lot, but I've mostly stopped that now.


    I'm also trying to avoid black and white a bit more. I love it, but I don't want to over use it to where all of my photos are grayscaled


    Tonight, I'm going to try some long exposure experiments, so hopefully I'll get that to work out. It's certainly a challenge finding interesting photos at home, but I think when I have more time to go to interesting places, I'll get some great pics.
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  19. Post #2779
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    Does anyone mind answering a quick question?
    I'm getting to grips with my camera and I've figured "most" of it out, but the aperture size thingy (f-stop some call it) confuses me, according to reviews and such one of the better features regarding the X10 is the f2.0 aperture, so do I want to be shooting in f2.0 to get the most out of my pictures? So far I've been using aperture priority setting and clamping it at f2.0, then using the exposure compensation to compensate lighting, cheers!

    Edited:

    Actually I think I've got it, I want to set the exposure first when I've determined what DOF I want, then set the shutter speed, ISO and exposure compensation around the aperture depending on the lighting.
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  20. Post #2780
    Does anyone mind answering a quick question?
    I'm getting to grips with my camera and I've figured "most" of it out, but the aperture size thingy (f-stop some call it) confuses me, according to reviews and such one of the better features regarding the X10 is the f2.0 aperture, so do I want to be shooting in f2.0 to get the most out of my pictures? So far I've been using aperture priority setting and clamping it at f2.0, then using the exposure compensation to compensate lighting, cheers!

    Edited:

    Actually I think I've got it, I want to set the exposure first when I've determined what DOF I want, then set the shutter speed, ISO and exposure compensation around the aperture depending on the lighting.
    Read this
    Quick answer, the lower the f number is, the more light gets through your lens, the faster shutter speed and lower ISO you can shoot. If you're shooting handheld and the lens has no VR/IS function, you want to keep the aperture as high as possible (in your case f/2) so you can shoot at a faster shutter speed and therefore not have a shaky, blurry picture.

    When shooting a landscape or a scene in which you want the most depth of field possible, you should shoot in higher apertures (this is hard to put into words because the number goes up as the actual aperture diameter goes down) and lower speeds. Anything more than 1/30-1/40th of a second will require a tripod or other way to keep your camera steady.

    Also since your camera has digital zoom, might as well state that using it is a no-no in most if not all cases.
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  21. Post #2781
    DonMitchito's Avatar
    January 2010
    164 Posts
    Me Gusta, that's pretty good for a cell phone. My pictures have been so gloomy lately :(


    Untitled by Mitchobi, on Flickr
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  22. Post #2782
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    Pal13's Avatar
    July 2010
    2,766 Posts
    Lake Mead :3
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  23. Post #2783
    Dennab
    January 2011
    3,540 Posts
    Me Gusta, that's pretty good for a cell phone. My pictures have been so gloomy lately :(


    Untitled by Mitchobi, on Flickr
    hey man gloomy's a nice, dramatic and striking mood for photos, especially with awesome cloudscapes and shit.

    I think I might overuse it though, trying to break away from it a bit
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  24. Post #2784
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    Read this
    Quick answer, the lower the f number is, the more light gets through your lens, the faster shutter speed and lower ISO you can shoot. If you're shooting handheld and the lens has no VR/IS function, you want to keep the aperture as high as possible (in your case f/2) so you can shoot at a faster shutter speed and therefore not have a shaky, blurry picture.

    When shooting a landscape or a scene in which you want the most depth of field possible, you should shoot in higher apertures (this is hard to put into words because the number goes up as the actual aperture diameter goes down) and lower speeds. Anything more than 1/30-1/40th of a second will require a tripod or other way to keep your camera steady.

    Also since your camera has digital zoom, might as well state that using it is a no-no in most if not all cases.
    Thankyou for the explanation, I understand now, so for night time shooting and "general" shooting (such as street shooting) I'll keep the f-stop locked at f/2, as I like the shallow DOF look and ofcourse lower ISO/and higher shutter speed is always good.
    It says it has a digital zoom but I never figured out how to use it, I usually just use the optical (22-112mm lense) by twisting the lense if I can't frame the picture correctly or get closer.
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  25. Post #2785
    Killerelf12's Avatar
    January 2008
    1,840 Posts
    Thankyou for the explanation, I understand now, so for night time shooting and "general" shooting (such as street shooting) I'll keep the f-stop locked at f/2, as I like the shallow DOF look and ofcourse lower ISO/and higher shutter speed is always good.
    It says it has a digital zoom but I never figured out how to use it, I usually just use the optical (22-112mm lense) by twisting the lense if I can't frame the picture correctly or get closer.
    Digital zoom is in the end the same effect as cropping your picture I believe, except a crop reduces the size, while the zoom won't, leading to a worse quality image. Just stick with the optical.
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  26. Post #2786
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    April 2012
    170 Posts
    Digital zoom
    NOPE NOPE NOOOOOOOPE
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  27. Post #2787
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    February 2010
    1,185 Posts
    1.


    2.


    3.


    I have to use one of these, which one is the best? I'm leaning towards 2 or 3.
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  28. Post #2788
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    bopie's Avatar
    July 2010
    4,464 Posts
    Backyarding snapshits.





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  29. Post #2789
    Dennab
    January 2011
    3,540 Posts
    Small photo dump, nothing special

    IMGP8189.jpg by Inzalonus, on Flickr

    IMGP8286.jpg by Inzalonus, on Flickr

    IMGP8192.jpg by Inzalonus, on Flickr

    IMGP8184.jpg by Inzalonus, on Flickr

    IMGP8266 by Inzalonus, on Flickr

    IMGP8224.jpg by Inzalonus, on Flickr

    tiltshift landscape by Inzalonus, on Flickr

    IMGP8335.jpg by Inzalonus, on Flickr

    Edited:

    Backyarding snapshits.
    I really like this one! cool dog man
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  30. Post #2790
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    Adius Shadow's Avatar
    February 2007
    3,675 Posts
    Backyarding snapshits.

    Something that strikes me as odd is how the bokeh "balls" are not in fact round in some spots but more elliptical. I have noticed this effect on images taken with the Canon 50mm 1.2 L
    I can't decide whether I dislike this effect or whether it enhances the "full frame" kind of radial blur effect the lens produces. In this particular image they look outstanding and definitely help create that encompassing illusion.

    If only I was able to see how this image would look with say the Sigma series 50mm 1.4, the bokeh on that lens is much more "rounded"
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  31. Post #2791
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    bopie's Avatar
    July 2010
    4,464 Posts
    Cheers yo.

    35 1.4 on the 5D focused just short of infinity. all of the bokeh in that is intentional foreground clutter (leaves etc)
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  32. Post #2792
    Headphone doctor
    David Tennant's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,449 Posts
    This one looks great, the subtle greens and the way the subjects look almost lost.
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  33. Post #2793
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    Adius Shadow's Avatar
    February 2007
    3,675 Posts
    Cheers yo.

    35 1.4 on the 5D focused just short of infinity. all of the bokeh in that is intentional foreground clutter (leaves etc)
    I didn't know you picked up a 35mm. Almost has a brenizer feel to it.
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  34. Post #2794
    Dennab
    January 2011
    3,540 Posts
    one more from me, but not sure entirely if I like it or not... I think there was some smudges or something on my lens causing a bit of excessive light glare, can't seem to edit around it a huge amount so I tried editing with it moreso

    IMGP8276.jpg by Inzalonus, on Flickr
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  35. Post #2795
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    Adius Shadow's Avatar
    February 2007
    3,675 Posts
    one more from me, but not sure entirely if I like it or not... I think there was some smudges or something on my lens causing a bit of excessive light glare, can't seem to edit around it a huge amount so I tried editing with it moreso

    IMGP8276.jpg by Inzalonus, on Flickr
    I dig that shot man
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  36. Post #2796
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    July 2010
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    2.


    3.


    I have to use one of these, which one is the best? I'm leaning towards 2 or 3.
    #3 all the way!
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  37. Post #2797
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    April 2012
    170 Posts
    one more from me, but not sure entirely if I like it or not... I think there was some smudges or something on my lens causing a bit of excessive light glare, can't seem to edit around it a huge amount so I tried editing with it moreso

    IMGP8276.jpg by Inzalonus, on Flickr


    I seriously have no idea how you achieve those sort of colours...
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  38. Post #2798
    Kabstrac's Avatar
    April 2012
    3,425 Posts
    one more from me, but not sure entirely if I like it or not... I think there was some smudges or something on my lens causing a bit of excessive light glare, can't seem to edit around it a huge amount so I tried editing with it moreso

    IMGP8276.jpg by Inzalonus, on Flickr
    I agree with Dumb User: How do you get such a look in your pictures? Is it from post processing? It seems to be your signature.
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  39. Post #2799
    Dennab
    January 2011
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  40. Post #2800
    Penis Architect
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    November 2008
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    I went a bit experimental with the processing on this one. I managed to bring out a lot of detail in the snow, but the darker parts lost a lot of detail :I
    It was by the way taken from my bedroom window :>
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