Arrsers self taken photo collection.

I started off over forty years ago, having unearthed a lot my fathers old darkroom gear. Got a camera and then a job in a camera shop, "Jessops".
I was then very fortunate to get a job with a top photographer as his assistant.
I learnt the trade.
Lots of travel and working for top notch clients.
I know what i am doing in a studio or darkroom, but put me in front of a computer with lightroom or photoshop and i am f*cking useless.
I really need to do a course.
 
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Joshua Slocum

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Off the beaten track
Kings Lynn
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Daz

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Monknash Beach
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Waldeck

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Some places are a bit harder to get to.

You might think that a yellow jeep would scare the birds away, but that is not the case. I'm not sure if they see in color or not. Over the years I have found that it is pointless trying to sneak up on an eagle, they most likely see me leaving the house from 10 miles away. One to the other "Here he comes, got the big lens on, must be coming this way". Each bird is different they will let you get so far and then they are off. Have a shit first to lighten the load, drop down to get up some speed then exit stage left or right. The females normally hang about longer, more so if they have some food or its cold. I will stop in front of them and just hang around for a few minutes get the camera ready slowly get out of the jeep and walk toward them, they will let you know when they are about to go by lowering their legs to spring up.

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sidsnot

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Early morning bimble with the dog.
 

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NSP

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Some places are a bit harder to get to.

You might think that a yellow jeep would scare the birds away, but that is not the case. I'm not sure if they see in color or not. Over the years I have found that it is pointless trying to sneak up on an eagle, they most likely see me leaving the house from 10 miles away. One to the other "Here he comes, got the big lens on, must be coming this way". Each bird is different they will let you get so far and then they are off. Have a shit first to lighten the load, drop down to get up some speed then exit stage left or right. The females normally hang about longer, more so if they have some food or its cold. I will stop in front of them and just hang around for a few minutes get the camera ready slowly get out of the jeep and walk toward them, they will let you know when they are about to go by lowering their legs to spring up.

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Given that a lot of birds use brightly-coloured plumage as part of attracting a mate they almost certainly do see in colour.

They probably also expect a good hard shag from your wagon...
 

Joshua Slocum

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Even more off the beaten track, I have an eye for spotting the unusual, and always looking where other people never bother
walked into an alleyway and looked up at the soffit and noticed this
its a home made childs toy of a tank, but why is it screwed up there ?
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Joshua Slocum

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My brother ( who had motorcycled across) booked a hotel for the two of us after a family funeral. being a fair way away, and because I had been driving since early doors

the Hotel was not bad, the accommodation unusual and good food
as I drove across the bridge I noticed a small very modest memorial, so after dinner we walked across to see it
now having returned I found out that this base produced some of our finest shots
I do not think very much survives, but its a lovely modest memorial, with the bent hurricane blade pointing in the direction of the airfield, I wonder how many of those young men walked the same route as us for an evenings socialising

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Waldeck

War Hero
Given that a lot of birds use brightly-coloured plumage as part of attracting a mate they almost certainly do see in colour.

They probably also expect a good hard shag from your wagon...
I don't know about a shag, but it has been shit on many times. Think they use it as a target. I don't take the top down. any more.
 

Waldeck

War Hero
My brother ( who had motorcycled across) booked a hotel for the two of us after a family funeral. being a fair way away, and because I had been driving since early doors

the Hotel was not bad, the accommodation unusual and good food
as I drove across the bridge I noticed a small very modest memorial, so after dinner we walked across to see it
now having returned I found out that this base produced some of our finest shots
I do not think very much survives, but its a lovely modest memorial, with the bent hurricane blade pointing in the direction of the airfield, I wonder how many of those young men walked the same route as us for an evenings socialising

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Very moving, can just see them walking down the road to the pub for a beer or 3.
 
I've started doing a bit of video to add to the photos I do, though I've not yet shown them to anyone.

I know this is the self taken photo post, but given that I've shown pics of the race, it's probably more appropriate here.

I don't think it's possible to do both photography and video well on the same job; it's one or the other, but I will keep plugging away.

Any video tips, or pointers towards resources which would help me learn would be appreciated.



 

Waldeck

War Hero
I've started doing a bit of video to add to the photos I do, though I've not yet shown them to anyone.

I know this is the self taken photo post, but given that I've shown pics of the race, it's probably more appropriate here.

I don't think it's possible to do both photography and video well on the same job; it's one or the other, but I will keep plugging away.

Any video tips, or pointers towards resources which would help me learn would be appreciated.



Sorry no pointers, new to it my self. Have tried to download a couple of video's myself, big fail. Looks like you have to join YouTube? and send the link?

Hopefully we can post here, would be nice.
 
Sorry no pointers, new to it my self. Have tried to download a couple of video's myself, big fail. Looks like you have to join YouTube? and send the link?

Hopefully we can post here, would be nice.

Yes, you'll need a youtube account, get your video ready then click this icon and follow the process along:
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I use shotcut to edit the video clips; it's free and fairly easy to use. Lots of tutorials on youtube.
 

Waldeck

War Hero
Crop Duster out today. The very grey sky is the result of the fires burning 3/4000 miles away in the north west of the US. I tried to remove it in one of the photos, think I need a bit more practice with software.


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Taken at Arley Hall and Garden today, scorchio.Nice location for arts class.
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sidsnot

War Hero
Early walk this morning
 

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