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Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 01:30 PM
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Posted By coffeemonkey
Re: Photography Thread

The one of your daughter is great! The emphasis (rule of thirds is helping you here) is on the main subject and there isn't any clutter in the background, it is well exposed and focused. Good...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2013, 01:46 PM
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Posted By coffeemonkey
Re: Photography Thread

I guess this is an eye of the heholder type thing. I think the background in that photo is distracting (no offense!), it draws you away from the main subject. Look at these photos for a direct...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2013, 01:41 PM
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Posted By coffeemonkey
Re: Photography Thread

Buy the 50D or D90 and spend the extra on better glass. That is my opinion. You'll keep the glass for much longer than the body. :tu
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2012, 06:55 PM
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Posted By coffeemonkey
Re: Photography Thread

You will learn the most about photography by shooting and shooting a lot. I mean, every day, as much as your wife/husband/girlfriend/boyfriend/dog/pet will let you. Nothing will teach you more...
Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2012, 09:39 PM
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Posted By coffeemonkey
Re: Photography Thread

That is the first step in taking better photos, recognizing the camera is only the tool, a really good photo only comes from a good photographer.
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2011, 05:53 PM
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Posted By coffeemonkey
Re: Photography Thread

nice camera. I shot one of these for over the weekend. It was a rental for a sports portrait shoot. I really like the focusing and overall feel of the camera. I love the flip out LCD. The...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2010, 02:07 PM
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Posted By coffeemonkey
Re: Photography Thread

uploading issues...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2010, 01:31 PM
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Posted By coffeemonkey
Re: Photography Thread

Most stock lenses aren't spectacular but don't let it keep you from making great images. 95% of all lenses are better than 95% of all photographers.

I have sold images I took on my kit Canon...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2010, 01:47 PM
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Posted By coffeemonkey
Re: EQUIPMENT Question Sunpak 555

Don't plug it in via hot shoe but you can use a PC chord easy peasy. That is how we do with our cameras that we use to shoot graduations. It does mean you have to control the flash manually, but...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2010, 02:06 PM
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Posted By coffeemonkey
Re: Photography Thread

On a long exposures camera vibration caused by triggering the shutter release isn't really an issue (assuming camera is on tripod). The amount of time the camera may be moving compared to the amount...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2010, 11:08 PM
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Posted By coffeemonkey
Re: Photography Thread

What is the problem? What camera are you having the trouble with? New cameras take a little while before Adobe catches up and can process RAW files. So if they are coming from a relatively new...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2009, 07:08 PM
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Posted By coffeemonkey
Re: Photography Thread

While I too gasp a little when thinking of purchasing an $800 lens, I then think about lenses such as this one...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2009, 01:06 PM
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Posted By coffeemonkey
Re: Photography Thread

Old City Hall in Tacoma, WA.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2009, 11:04 PM
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Posted By coffeemonkey
Re: Photography Thread

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=214&pictureid=1434

I am pretty happy with this one.
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2009, 10:41 PM
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Posted By coffeemonkey
Re: Photography Thread

The iconic bird.
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2009, 11:44 PM
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Posted By coffeemonkey
Re: Photography Thread

I was really please to spot this fellow last week. I didn't have a decent daylight shot of a Barred Owl and I finally was able to get several. Hoot!
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2009, 11:18 PM
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Posted By coffeemonkey
Re: Photography Thread

Tahoma as the local Indians call her, this is Mt. Rainier. She is a beaut. Click on thumbnail for best view.

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/picture.php?albumid=214&pictureid=1421
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2009, 07:39 PM
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Posted By coffeemonkey
Re: Photography Thread

1786

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