These are some great pictures my friend. I can write a story for each of them. Where’s the last one if you don’t mind me asking?
Thank you! Those words mean a lot and "I can write a story for each of them" is something that I have never been told before! I never thought of this, having a small book explaining the story behind each picture and even with some accompanied music, that would be a brilliant gift to a loved one. The last one was taken near Sydney central (Sydney CBD), a few minutes walk from University of Technology Sydney.
You’re welcome! And I wasn’t just complimenting your photos, they’re really good and there’s a lot to talk about in every angle. I like to write down memoirs, and pictures could actually complement memoirs. Last picture looked a little like Granada, I wasn’t even close lol.
Thank you once again haha! Well, I sadly don't travel due to being tied by my studies, but maybe once I finish and get a stable career, I might start travelling more! You are absolutely right about pictures' complimentation to memoirs, they help the reader create the cognitive links far faster indeed and "live" your memoir. I encourage you to go for it! If you need any help feel free to message me too.
Wow! This is an incredible career. All the respect to you sir! What would you say your most memorable photography experience was?
There would be three... the tall ships in Boston Harbor & English Magna Carta, ... the honor of 'quality proofing' of the Philadelphia Mint's paper, printing plates and presses (16 bills uncut per sheet and back stage candid banter with Henry Kissinger & Secretary Hoffman at the Ft. Myer Officer's Club. When no longer at war, bigwigs only merit promotion and public acclaim through their press exposure. You WANT your photographers WELL cared for!
Oh wow! Quite experiences you lived.
I have a Canon EOS 7D and I love it. These are great pictures by the way. How did you learn to become a good photographer?
Trial and error, reading lots of magazines and practicing.I spend a lot of time outdoors in all kinds of weather and take pictures of everything under different angles and unusual perspectives.Right now, I am contemplating taking celestial pictures with long apertures but I have still a lot of learning to do. Winter and cold temperatures are much better because of the atmospheric refraction.
I’m not quite familiar with how celestial picture are taken and what kind of requirements they need. I actually picked up photography as a hobby pretty recently. But It sounds like you know what you’re doing and you’re passionate about it, and that’s all that matters! I mentioned this in another comment but for some weird reason, I love taking pictures of alleys, especially if the city skyline is in the background. I’m just lacking in the technicality aspect of photography and I’m learning slowly in my spare time.
Photography is a slow learning process and it just takes a lot of time and practice.Alley pictures are very nice, mainly in autumn when leaves change colors but it can be tricky, mainly if you want to play with a very bright background.
Absolutely is! I’m taking my time and building my knowledge/talent slowly.
Shout out to @sueshe & it’s really good to be in the Canon EOS Club with you. Thumbs up for Sigma & I love my Sigma 150-600mm as well.
@Static_In_The_Attic Thanks. Although I notice an issue sometimes with the autofocus that just refuses to catch the main subject. That happens mainly when I take shots where the background and the main subject are difficult to differentiate.Also, the Sigma is more in my kind of budget than a similar original Canon lens.
For a 600mm lens you can’t beat the price & as for the autofocus sometimes I find that I’m too close or too far away from the subject & in that case switch to manual & go from there & hope for the best.
@Static_In_The_Attic Yes, I have to switch to manual in those cases. Also, sometimes I use a focal doubler and then it gets really tricky. The quality is not really good as you get a lot of noise, mainly with lower apertures.
Nice! Keep it up
Scroll Down to Read Other Opinions
First, let me say that I agree with you 1000% about the importance of light. The very few good pictures that I took stood out only because of how the lighting was and how it changed the whole composition. Would you mind sharing why you’re no longer into photography? Did you just grow out of it, or was it too tedious?
I think there were several reasons I got away from photography. Probably the biggest reason is that I wasn't traveling any more. I still did some long distance trips, but it was to get form point A to point B. I didn't take the time to stop and see or do things.I also had some trouble with cameras. It's pretty demotivating to lose 5-6 weeks of photographs. I suppose that's one drawback with film, you don't get instant feedback on what the pictures look like. I ruined another camera by spilling something on it. I also sold a camera and regretted it. I'm not sure what was special about that camera. By the specs, I've had better cameras, but there was something about that one that seemed like I got better pictures with it.I suppose to some degree I just wasn't into it as much. But I think if I ever started doing real traveling, I'd probably do at least some serious photography.
Well yeah, that makes sense. Photography definitely needs the right set of mind. I traveled for work to a few states recently and some of them were new to me. Thought I’d take pictures of architecture and whatnot. Didn’t even take a single picture, so I get that. Anyway, I wish you the best of circumstances for you to get back to photography - If that’s what you want.
I agree. Having an iPhone is all you need nowadays if you take photography as an amateur hobby (myself). And that’s a great variety of cameras you got. I never really was big on photography myself and it’s a new hobby that I picked up recently. We’ll see where that will end.
I have the EOS 7D. Love Canon cameras, though they’re pricey! Animal photography is the best. What kind of animals do you photograph? I have zero experience In astrophotography but it sounds cool.
Alligators, blue herons, osprey & other birds, turtles & small things like dragonflies, spiders, butterflies & more.
Sounds great. My father is a professional photographer. I never really was into it, until very recently. My camera (got it from my dad) is a Canon EOS 7D. Great camera, but I’m still learning how to capture and use its capabilities to the max. Great hobby indeed.
Sounds great - enjoy!
I agree. I mostly have been practicing urban photography. I have a long road yet but I’m learning slowly.
These are great pictures. An iPhone is all you need if it’s just a hobby honestly. 👍🏼
Yeah that’s true
I agree with you about SLRs. Too much maintenance. I’m just not the type for that.
So basically only YouTube videos and some links here and there or is there a specific site you used? I love Sony cameras. More affordable than canon, and for an amateur (myself) they make more sense.
Yeah the Sony camera bodies are cheaper but they get you with the lenses xD you don't get a 50mm f1,8 for 50 bucks new for Sony. They are technically better though for the price, no question.Yeah just random online resources. It's not that hard to learn technically in my opinion. For me the composition and finding interesting subjects is the challenge.
Oh except that Sony apsc kit lens xD that thing is Garbage.
Well I’m still in the very early of beginnings in my photography journey, so I’m trying to start slow. I have a canon EOS D7 but it was any father’s so I never really paid anything for it. I know it’s weird but I like taking pictures of alleyways, I have no idea why, especially when the skyline shows in the background.
the upside of canon is that they feel really nice in the hands. i started out with a 600d but changed to sony, cause dslrs are not optimal to adapt older glas :D and since it's only a hobby, i'm quite a cheapskate. i won't pay 1000 bucks for a good lense. i highly suggest getting a helios 44-2, a m42 adapter and also magic lantern, if you didn't get into that yet.
What kind of videos would you want to take with it? And is there any particular advice you’d give to someone who’s new to photography?
That’s fine! As long as it gives you good pictures, who cares!
Yes and good maintainance too
The lady is important 😂