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dfkt 05-10-2009 03:53 PM

The Post Your Photography Thread
This should go well in the "other gadgets" forum. I assume some of you are into photography. So post some good photos you took - not necessarily DAP-related, just nice looking ones.

Make sure to resize your photos to a maximum of 920 pixel width, so you don't break the layout of the site. Don't upload the photos to our site, host them on some free site for proper embedding (Photobucket, Imageshack, Flickr, etc).

Technical info is optional, feel free to ask if you have any questions.

And please, do not quote images if they've just been posted a few posts above.

I'll get this thing started...




greeny 05-10-2009 04:04 PM

Wow. Those pictures are amazing. What camera did you use?

Kirby1356 05-10-2009 04:04 PM

I' not very good at it but I do like taking pictures once in awhile.

This looks bad because I lost the original and I recovered it from Face Book.

I not sure which one looked better so here is both of them.

dfkt 05-10-2009 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by greeny (Post 354601)
Wow. Those pictures are amazing. What camera did you use?

It's a Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-85 lens for the two cityscape photos, and an (old but very good) Olympus C-5050Z for the flower macro.

yuki 05-11-2009 10:38 AM




Andreas 05-11-2009 10:44 AM


greeny 05-11-2009 11:21 AM


It's a Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 17-85 lens for the two cityscape photos, and an (old but very good) Olympus C-5050Z for the flower macro.
Its a bit out of my price range lol :D

dfkt 05-11-2009 11:50 AM


Originally Posted by yuki (Post 354787)

Nice pic - a ferris wheel, I assume?

And of course, the field/irrigation pic is my favorite as you already know. :) Love the DOF and crisp colors on that one.


Originally Posted by greeny (Post 354796)
Its a bit out of my price range lol :D

You don't need an expensive camera to take good pics - but you certainly need one that can shoot RAW instead of JPEG, and an image editor/importer that handles RAW files well.

For example, many inexpensive Canon cameras are supported by the open source CHDK firmware. This firmware enables RAW mode and lots of other features on those cameras, making them quite a bit more "professional".

greeny 05-11-2009 02:03 PM

What's wrong with JPEG?

dfkt 05-11-2009 02:17 PM

Editing JPEGs is like editing MP3s, editing RAWs is like working on the original multichannel WAV recording of a song.

With RAWs you have non-destructive editing and can correct your camera's flaws via software - something that's impossible with JPEGs. You cannot have the image quality I posted above from JPEG sources.


greeny 05-11-2009 03:25 PM

cool. TYVM :D

Oh, one more thing: what digital camera under 100 would you recommend? I've been searching around but know very little about cameras.

pcman 05-11-2009 03:32 PM

Tried my best with my crap camera.


Andreas 05-11-2009 03:35 PM

The best camera is the one you have with you. I've had a couple of big compact cameras which are half way between small cameras and DSLRs, but sold the latest one recently because it's simply too big and bulky. I've taken more personally memorable pictures in the weeks since I bought a Casio EX-S880 cheap pocket cam than in the year I had the previous cam, a giant Canon A650. With a multiple of at least 5. Sure its fun to play with pro equipment and take "wallpaper pictures", but speaking from my own experience I end up just tinkering with them when I take them and then leave them in some random folder on my computer to rot forever. Some of the most memorable pics I have are scans of 20 year old mr blurrycam pics. Point being I used to want a DSLR really really bad, but now I honestly wouldnt pay 100 bucks for one.

dfkt 05-11-2009 03:46 PM

There's a difference between snapshots and photos where someone made a lot of effort to take them. If you see it as two very different things, both approaches make sense. Of course the "pedantic" approach to create and meticulously edit images is not for everyone, and not everybody cares for the (partially subtle) differences compared to "normal" snapshots - but anyway, this thread should just be about subjectively good photos, no matter what equipment you have at hand, or what knowledge you have in image editing.

pcman 05-11-2009 03:48 PM

I never really complain about my camera. I found it on the side of the road.

Andreas 05-11-2009 03:49 PM

I think thats a nice and important distinction to make, seeing as the "sample photos" so far has been more of the "effort" type.

dfkt 05-11-2009 04:00 PM

Some tilt/shift fake attempts:



pcman 05-11-2009 04:09 PM

few springy pics



dfkt 05-11-2009 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by pcman (Post 354903)

Heheh, didn't take long until this thread turned NSFW! :D

greeny 05-11-2009 05:13 PM

I don't think my phone camera is quite good enough to use even for snapshots lol. 3 megapixels, 0x optical zoom, no flash :(

Oh, and I thought the one with the Ferris wheel looked so cool I used it as my desktop background :)

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