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Postby gizmofreak » Mon, 09 Jan 2012 8:07 pm

Hi! i have just picked up interests in photography. Looking for ppl for a day's outing or a weekend travel. Willing to some photographs and meet new friends.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 09 Jan 2012 8:44 pm

Where did you find the interests? Were they lying by the sidewalk? :wink:

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Postby gizmofreak » Mon, 09 Jan 2012 10:22 pm

yes,,somewhere in the streets; was lying all day un-noticed and i got grab of it. I appreciate your amazing skills to guess this. truly you're a moderator material :D

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 09 Jan 2012 11:18 pm

:cool:

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Postby nutnut » Tue, 10 Jan 2012 8:09 am

Have you tried clubsnap? Linky

It's a photography specific forum in Singapore, has plenty of outings and such like! May be best to try there, I am sure you'll get some interest here too, but not as much :)
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Postby buyan » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 8:54 pm

I enjoy photography but actually find it better to go out on a shoot alone...pick a topic, and just out and shoot it. Some examples, spend the day shooting people looking out of windows, or smokers, or people on the MRT, or bus drivers, or cleaning ladies, or road workers, people in pubs.....start a theme. The great thing about digital is just put the motor-drive on and take several snaps at a time. No need to aim properly - some of my best shots are shot from holding the camera at the hip or on my lap without the subject even knowing I pressed the button. From all those candid shots, 1 in every 30 or so is usually an interesting angle and expression... I love it! Going with others can sometimes restrict your spontaneity!

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:14 pm

buyan wrote: Going with others can sometimes restrict your spontaneity!


Especially if they're too busy bragging about how expensive their camera and lens are.

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Postby cubex31 » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:14 am

for a start, you may like to mention the type of photos you are into... for instance, nature? people? architectural?

clubsnap is definitely a place to learn more but it's really a question of how much time you want to invest into this new found interest..

I'm looking for any interested parties to join me in a yunnan trip to take the scenic rice fields and tribal people...

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 8:29 am

cubex31 wrote:I'm looking for any interested parties to join me in a yunnan trip to take the scenic rice fields and tribal people...


I've always wanted to take pictures of people on the street and stuff, I love people and find pictures of faces intriguing.

However, I have one issue, I find it very difficult to ask someone to take their photo, maybe it's very British of me, but how do you "take pictures of tribal people" how do you approach them? especially if you don't speak their language? Or even if you do!)
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Postby nakatago » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 8:54 am

nutnut wrote:
cubex31 wrote:I'm looking for any interested parties to join me in a yunnan trip to take the scenic rice fields and tribal people...


I've always wanted to take pictures of people on the street and stuff, I love people and find pictures of faces intriguing.

However, I have one issue, I find it very difficult to ask someone to take their photo, maybe it's very British of me, but how do you "take pictures of tribal people" how do you approach them? especially if you don't speak their language? Or even if you do!)


zoom lens? :P

But seriously, http://www.digital-photography-school.c ... hotography

Just be aware of privacy issues/laws and if a model release may be warranted. The article does toe a fine line between sincere "capture-the-moment" shooting and paparazzi creepiness. So, http://www.digital-photography-school.c ... phy-people

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Postby buyan » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:45 pm

Taking photos of strangers is a vexed issue. Not into posed photos of ethnic minorities - makes them seem like museum pieces rather than people, and a bit cliched too. The far more interesting photos are those candid shots that the subject does not know are being taken, but that raises the privacy issue. I have been doing this for years, mostly during my six years living working and travelling in China (putting a book together of the pix). A zoom lens can be useful, but obvious and cumbersome. I find a more simple camera held at the hip (not up to your face) and just shooting in the general direction produces remarkable shots, but maybe only 1 in 30 or 40 is any good, but that one is usually very unique. Takes some time to learn to get the angle right without looking at the viewfinder, and after heaps of accidental cloud shots, it eventually works fine. I even have a series of several hundred shots taken from a moving car window going through villages and markets - panning the camera as we passed. They can be interesting with blurred backgrounds. Beats posed shots anytime!

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Postby nutnut » Fri, 20 Jan 2012 7:58 am

Thanks for the tips, I feel the same, I don't really want posed pictures of someone, I'm not necessarily taking a picture of that person because of who they are, more how they are living and to get them to pose would lose the reason for the photograph.

I will try shooting from the hip :)
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Postby QRM » Mon, 26 Mar 2012 6:05 pm

Theres a pervert lens available for this very purpose it has a hole in the side and takes a shot at 90 degrees to where you are pointing.

http://technology.nicefun.net/uploads/2 ... r-dslr.jpg


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