Arrsers self taken photo collection.

NSP

LE
Tried @anglo suggestion of using FastStone Image Viewer to resize images
I've noticed that the bosses seem to have upped the file size limit to somewhat more than 1Mb so not always necessary to resize in order to upload to ArRSe now.
 

Waldeck

War Hero
It’s the time of year that sees me out after sunset trying to get shots of noctilucent clouds (night shining clouds)View attachment 590115
My wife and I are going to Iceland, March next year for the Spring Solaces. On her Bucket list is to see the Northern Lights and I want to Photograph them, so win-win. I've had a few goes at the Milkyway but clouds get in the way.
I think its all these buggers sending their photos and files up there!!! Nice photo by the way.
 

Kirkz

LE
I've noticed that the bosses seem to have upped the file size limit to somewhat more than 1Mb so not always necessary to resize in order to upload to ArRSe now.
No, but it does help when people are not on their wifi and it take 5 hours to download the pictures and eats up your data at a rate of knots.
 

Waldeck

War Hero
The Kid, Posing.

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I really do need to do some research in this area. I started with black and white film - when colour was a luxury - but happily moved to colour when the price went down.

As digital photography progressed, I eventually started to use it. But I am now rather out of my depth!

Is there a simple guide to getting myself up to speed, or do I just carry on using my oldish bridge camera or my phone camera?

Exposure is exactly the same; aperture priority, shutter priority, fully manual, exposure compensation, etc. If you can use your bridge camera you can use a DSLR.

The real difference is what you do with your pics when you've made them. No longer do we have to get the film developed.

I shoot in RAW and post process them in Lightroom and there's loads of tutorials on that in Lightroom.
 

endure

GCM
Exposure is exactly the same; aperture priority, shutter priority, fully manual, exposure compensation, etc. If you can use your bridge camera you can use a DSLR.

The real difference is what you do with your pics when you've made them. No longer do we have to get the film developed.

I shoot in RAW and post process them in Lightroom and there's loads of tutorials on that in Lightroom.
I really wish that digital had been around when I was in the merch. I'd have gigabytes of memories rather than half a shoebox of curled up paper...
 

Daz

LE
Exposure is exactly the same; aperture priority, shutter priority, fully manual, exposure compensation, etc. If you can use your bridge camera you can use a DSLR.

The real difference is what you do with your pics when you've made them. No longer do we have to get the film developed.

I shoot in RAW and post process them in Lightroom and there's loads of tutorials on that in Lightroom.
Just to add to that, using a DSLR/Mirrorless camera can turn you into a kit tart ;)
 

anglo

LE
I really do need to do some research in this area. I started with black and white film - when colour was a luxury - but happily moved to colour when the price went down.

As digital photography progressed, I eventually started to use it. But I am now rather out of my depth!

Is there a simple guide to getting myself up to speed, or do I just carry on using my oldish bridge camera or my phone camera?
I use a compact, Panasonic TZ 70, I shoot mostly using "auto", in JPEG,
12MP {4000 X 3000} I edit with Faststone viewer, very basic editing.
I have another setting on the camera set up in "RAW", for taking birds and flowers mainly
that's at 12MP.
An image that requires no editing or very minor editing is kept, the rest goes in the bin.
If I have got a lot of images for ARRSE or other websites, I batch resize.
I don't keep images that I resize, just the originals
I don't do much printing now or sell my images, so the way I am suits me fine
depends on what you want to do, and what you're happy with.
 
Just to add to that, using a DSLR/Mirrorless camera can turn you into a kit tart ;)

Not always. I use a Canon 5Dii and a Canon 7D. About 12 years ago these would've been cutting edge.

Now there's a Canon 5Div and a Canon 7Dii.

Occasionally I'm tempted to upgrade, but to be honest, I don't think it would make much difference to my images.

Newer cameras have faster focusing systems, better dynamic range, better ISO performance, and more frames per second.

If you know what you're doing you can get most of that with a work-around, and who needs a trillion frames per second?

The only caveat I'd make to that is that if you're some kind of specialist photographer who needs to shoot moving stuff in low light conditions, the more modern cameras will be best.

I love my old Canon 7D. It's built like a tank - a solid high quality bit of kit - and it still makes brilliant images if you point it in the right direction.
 

Daz

LE
Not always. I use a Canon 5Dii and a Canon 7D. About 12 years ago these would've been cutting edge.

Now there's a Canon 5Div and a Canon 7Dii.

Occasionally I'm tempted to upgrade, but to be honest, I don't think it would make much difference to my images.

Newer cameras have faster focusing systems, better dynamic range, better ISO performance, and more frames per second.

If you know what you're doing you can get most of that with a work-around, and who needs a trillion frames per second?

The only caveat I'd make to that is that if you're some kind of specialist photographer who needs to shoot moving stuff in low light conditions, the more modern cameras will be best.

I love my old Canon 7D. It's built like a tank - a solid high quality bit of kit - and it still makes brilliant images if you point it in the right direction.
Its not just the bodies, lenses, camera bags, tripods, mono-pods all get people going "shiny, shiny, must have, must have" While you might not be like that, there are a lot of people who fit that bill*





*Including me ;)
 
Its not just the bodies, lenses, camera bags, tripods, mono-pods all get people going "shiny, shiny, must have, must have" While you might not be like that, there are a lot of people who fit that bill*





*Including me ;)

I photographed a race in the Brecon Beacons about a month back. I put a lot of effort into it, went up Pen Y Fan in the dark to try and catch some ultra runners at sunrise there.

Meanwhile there was another photographer with the lastest Canon 5D and 7D with the latest image stabilised lenses. I know this because I checked his Flickr account and it showed me what cameras/lenses he used with what images. He just walked from his car to some non-descript field where the race passed through.

And they were nothing special at all.

I had a similar experience at a 24 track race where there was another photographer with the latest 7D and IS L lens. When it was raining he stayed under cover and photographed the runners from there.

I stuck a plastic bag over my camera and went and lay down in the wet; a low angle and a long lens makes the runners look like 'heros'.

It really is what you do with your kit; not the kit itself.


I've just bagged some more races too:

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Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
My wife and I are going to Iceland, March next year for the Spring Solaces. On her Bucket list is to see the Northern Lights and I want to Photograph them, so win-win. I've had a few goes at the Milkyway but clouds get in the way.
I think its all these buggers sending their photos and files up there!!! Nice photo by the way.
Do you know its a different colour depending on which side you are one ?
I used to see them when I was based in the Shetlands
an amazing sight, beyond anything electronic we could create
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
I photographed a race in the Brecon Beacons about a month back. I put a lot of effort into it, went up Pen Y Fan in the dark to try and catch some ultra runners at sunrise there.

Meanwhile there was another photographer with the lastest Canon 5D and 7D with the latest image stabilised lenses. I know this because I checked his Flickr account and it showed me what cameras/lenses he used with what images. He just walked from his car to some non-descript field where the race passed through.

And they were nothing special at all.

I had a similar experience at a 24 track race where there was another photographer with the latest 7D and IS L lens. When it was raining he stayed under cover and photographed the runners from there.

I stuck a plastic bag over my camera and went and lay down in the wet; a low angle and a long lens makes the runners look like 'heros'.

It really is what you do with your kit; not the kit itself.


I've just bagged some more races too:

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you get the same with power tools !!, watched a bloke wreck 2 doors with a power plane, noise dust dirt
i did my with 3 old handplanes, no dust and dirt and no noise
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
One another forum I commented on the weirdness outside my house, its twinned with the Bermuda triangle
the other day coming home I found this lot
the truck had just come down a massive hill, and the welding failed right on the roundabout
The driver was shocked, ok its got brakes but that a lot of metal to run away, he managed to bring it all in neatly, and the local builders using a chain and their JCB dragged the trailer to one side to leave the road clear
of course the mongs wanted to drive through the middle when they recovered the trailer ?????
Those HGV drivers are top blokes, that a big responsibility, and the breakdown bloke was every inch the professional, and polite and courteous even to the idiots
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Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
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Kings Lynn Yesterday
I arrived at the crack of dawn to miss the usual road going retards, only to find my day did not pan out well !
so I took the camera for a walk and realised its not worth worrying about things beyond your control and to make the best of it
AT least we are all still speaking !
 

Waldeck

War Hero
Do you know its a different colour depending on which side you are one ?
I used to see them when I was based in the Shetlands
an amazing sight, beyond anything electronic we could create
I was at an army base at Suffield near Medicine Hat in Canada. We would walk back to camp from "Hat" after a few to many, be nearly sober once we got there. We would sit on the side of the road and watch the lights, just mind blowing beautiful. The main song in the bar's sung live was "Band on the Run".
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
I was at an army base at Suffield near Medicine Hat in Canada. We would walk back to camp from "Hat" after a few to many, be nearly sober once we got there. We would sit on the side of the road and watch the lights, just mind blowing beautiful. The main song in the bar's sung live was "Band on the Run".
christ that bring back memories
remember the album cover
 

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