Arrsers self taken photo collection.

Waldeck

War Hero
The smaller the aperture or higher F stop number, the longer or deeper the depth of field, hence unless you resort to post digital processing, it is long shutter speeds and a closed down lens. So a tripod is a very useful tool to have when shooting macro.
You can get some pretty powerful strobes for less than a hundred quid now so they can help.

Thanks @mufftickler. I understand the principles, started in the 60's black and white. Have a couple of solid tripods. I travel as light as I can (if you can call a 200/400mm F4, a light lens) so no tripod has become the norm, as they get caught up in brush and tree branches, also have to be stripped down and cleaned when they get wet in a bog. You learn to get good at hand held even with a 600mm or give up. I doubt I will get in to studio work, I like talking to the trees, birds and my dog to much.
 

Waldeck

War Hero
OK. I have a half decent camera.
But I don't understand anything about exposure (other than you die from it or get arrested) and an aperture is something opposite to an Overture
I can just imagen you running naked across a cricket field at an international match.
 
I'd like you to meet Gordon, Gordon is a grass cutting specialist,
he's a very keen worker, lives on the job, never needs a pay rise,
works to exacting standards, and, works long hours,
he never goes on the piss or gets rat arsed, and puts himself to bed at night.
But, he doesn't work in wet weather, goes and has something to eat when he wants,
Meet Gordon,















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Gordon lives here

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Ah I knew you would get an EV sooner or later.
 

Daz

LE
Worked out why some of the shots were coming out blurred when using the viewfinder, it's got a separate focus point setup.........................duhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Just need to solve the problem of a blind bugger using the viewfinder now
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Daz

LE

Daz

LE
I'm editing some pics I took for a friend who has just started up a sports massage buisiness. I've known her for nearly 20 years and she was a hot chick in her day; very fit, slim and attractive.

Time's taking it's toll on all of us though.

I like contrasty and moody (1st pic), but I think the tone's got to be light, low contrast, and airy (2nd pic):

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NSP

LE
I'm editing some pics I took for a friend who has just started up a sports massage buisiness. I've known her for nearly 20 years and she was a hot chick in her day; very fit, slim and attractive.

Time's taking it's toll on all of us though.

I like contrasty and moody (1st pic), but I think the tone's got to be light, low contrast, and airy (2nd pic):

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Well, she can massage me any time.

Erm, does she do a happy finish...?
 
I quite like this one too, considering this kind of stuff isn't my usual genre.

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The lass she's working on is in her 50s, but still has a canny set of pins on her.

They both do a lot of trekking in the Himalayas. The lass doing the massaging works for a buisiness that does adventure holidays and Niki does the Nepalese expeditions (for over 20 years now), but Covid, which is why she's currently doing the massaging stuff.
 

Waldeck

War Hero
I'm editing some pics I took for a friend who has just started up a sports massage buisiness. I've known her for nearly 20 years and she was a hot chick in her day; very fit, slim and attractive.

Time's taking it's toll on all of us though.

I like contrasty and moody (1st pic), but I think the tone's got to be light, low contrast, and airy (2nd pic):

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Nice photos, was the lens a 28/35mm. Over here there is good money to be made taking real estate photos for Realters. It's a lot of post work though.
 
Nice photos, was the lens a 28/35mm. Over here there is good money to be made taking real estate photos for Realters. It's a lot of post work though.

I used two cameras, one full frame, one crop sensor. On the full frame I used a 40mm and 28mm. On the crop sensor I used a 10-18mm cheap (but very good) wide angle zoom.

I've thought about doing estate agents photography; it would fit with what I do already (I'm self emp and have a fairly flexible routine). I might look into it.

I quite like post-processing images too; I do a lot of it; often because what comes out of my camera isn't great.
 
I'm editing some pics I took for a friend who has just started up a sports massage buisiness. I've known her for nearly 20 years and she was a hot chick in her day; very fit, slim and attractive.

Time's taking it's toll on all of us though.

I like contrasty and moody (1st pic), but I think the tone's got to be light, low contrast, and airy (2nd pic):

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Oohh.. I appear to have developed a twinge in my lower back..
 

Daz

LE

Waldeck

War Hero
I used two cameras, one full frame, one crop sensor. On the full frame I used a 40mm and 28mm. On the crop sensor I used a 10-18mm cheap (but very good) wide angle zoom.

I've thought about doing estate agents photography; it would fit with what I do already (I'm self emp and have a fairly flexible routine). I might look into it.

I quite like post-processing images too; I do a lot of it; often because what comes out of my camera isn't great.
I did it for a short while, filling in for a friend when he got over loaded, he now has a young guy helping him who will go on his own no doubt once he learns the ropes.
 
Back in October I photographed a vet friend's pack of rescue dogs; one of them was Wafi, a sad greyhound - terrified of everything - that came in a bag of bones and with what was suspected to be cigarette burns.

This one:

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Today, Wafi ran 40 miles, non-stop:

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I'm not that arsed with the South Wales Traverse; it's not a record many go for to be honest.

Wafi's the star here.

Edited to add:

Another story I remember being told about Wafi was that everytime he received food, he'd grab it and run and try and bury it in the garden. The vet thought Wafi was kept with other dogs who would attack each other over food, but this made putting weight on Wafi difficult because at feeding times, instead of eating he'd be terrified and he'd do the 'grab and bury' thing.

Note, I might be confusing Wafi with one of her other dogs here.
 
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