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Getting into photography - how to start, what to get?
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RE: Getting into photography - how to start, what to get?
What about portable LED lights? Any suggestions for small ones that are diffuse, but have good control of intensity. Powerful if possible. A pocket size one would be great to have.
01-12-2019 05:57 PM
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RE: Getting into photography - how to start, what to get?
A guy i met at a car show had a hand held wand like joint . Said he got it from amazon for about 30 bucks.it was bright as hell too.

Ill ask him what brand he has if youd like.
01-12-2019 10:20 PM
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Guys, got an idea.

Using tinder as a way to find girls to practice on portrait photography. Yes, I am serious. Thinking about opening a profile where I would put in info how I am looking for girls to take pictures of on the street (so they feel more at ease being in public) and instead of them paying me money, they should buy me a drink afterwards. That drink afterwards would of course be good for gaming them.

Win win situation for both or a stupid idea that no girl would want to do?
01-13-2019 09:30 AM
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RE: Getting into photography - how to start, what to get?
Sony A6000 witha Sigma 30mm 1.8 Lens.

1) learn the basics
2) DM your girl friends for photoshooting
3) tell to those girls to invite other girls
4) take the pics
5) learn how to edit (I use the following workflow: Lightroom --> Photoshop --> Lightroom)
6) post them on Facebook/Instagram
7) get other random hot girls by DM- ing them
8) repeat the last 3

Cheers!
01-13-2019 01:27 PM
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Well this is something akin to my post above. Except I don't have pro camera (big DSLR that screams "dude I am a pro") and would try to play it like a fun adventure on tinder and instead my girl friends I would invite girls I don't know yet.
01-13-2019 02:07 PM
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Ive been watching tons of youtube videos and blows my mind how much post processing plays a role. a sizable amount of pics look just as shitty as a newb's before they lightroom the shit out of it.

Kind of a bummer.

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01-15-2019 08:36 AM
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True and since it plays major role in photography I invested a lot of time watching tutorials for Lightroom and practicing it. Took some of my old pictures to a whole new level. I learned a lot from Matt Kloskowski.

https://www.youtube.com/user/mkloskowski
01-15-2019 10:43 AM
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When I scroll through the forum titles I keep seeing this as “Getting into pornography”...
01-17-2019 08:38 AM
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I would say that you must first decide how you will embrace this activity - as a hobby or job. Already starting from this, it is necessary to plan spending on equipment in quite different ways.
01-26-2019 09:09 AM
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(01-26-2019 09:09 AM)Oliver_Bishop Wrote:  I would say that you must first decide how you will embrace this activity - as a hobby or job. Already starting from this, it is necessary to plan spending on equipment in quite different ways.
Personally, I immediately realized that I wouldn’t mastering such a hobby at the moment, especially when I saw how property pros work here from here https://www.splento.com/property-photographer-london
01-27-2019 04:49 PM
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Watching videos like this will help you become better quickly.
02-05-2019 08:13 PM
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(01-27-2019 04:49 PM)Oliver_Bishop Wrote:  
(01-26-2019 09:09 AM)Oliver_Bishop Wrote:  I would say that you must first decide how you will embrace this activity - as a hobby or job. Already starting from this, it is necessary to plan spending on equipment in quite different ways.
Personally, I immediately realized that I wouldn’t mastering such a hobby at the moment, especially when I saw how property pros work here from here https://www.splento.com/property-photographer-london

Property photos aren't that hard. The trick is to shoot with the lens facing into the corners instead of parallel to a wall. The other thing would be making sure lighting is good and that the scene is set perfectly (clean and everything arranged).

48h turnaround time is pretty good. With photography as a business it comes down to being time efficient.

Booking as many clients as possible, doing the shoot, selecting the best photos, retouching and then presenting say the best 5 to the client.

This comes down to having a systematic and meticulous workflow.
02-05-2019 08:22 PM
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(02-05-2019 08:13 PM)CaptainChardonnay Wrote:  



Watching videos like this will help you become better quickly.

God, I find him extremely annoying, but I always watch these tutorial/info types of video from another youtubers.
I stopped being subscribed to anyone who doesn't have advice/tutorials, to minimize wasted time spent on youtube. I also adopted the routine where I try to experiment with both the camera and the image editing programs. Lately I started using both lightroom and the photoshop and quality of my images increased. Of course if I take shitty photo, it will be like that no matter the software haha.

Anyway, long story short, I enjoy photography and the excessive learning/experimenting process it goes with it!
02-06-2019 01:38 AM
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(01-15-2019 08:36 AM)Beirut Wrote:  Ive been watching tons of youtube videos and blows my mind how much post processing plays a role. a sizable amount of pics look just as shitty as a newb's before they lightroom the shit out of it.

Sometimes the pic straight out of camera looks shitty because the photographer was planning how it would look after processing. Shitty pictures generally won't look decent, no matter how much you process them. You cannot judge a photographer by an unfinished product.

It's like when a skinny-fat guy starts lifting, does that for a few years, and then for few months does an intense cut. Even if you only start seeing the results towards the end of the process, it doesn't mean that's the only part that mattered.
02-06-2019 01:57 PM
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Bumping this.

About six months ago I switched from Lightroom to Capture One for raw processing and I am extremely happy with that decision. It's faster, more powerful, and more reliable for tethering.

You can download it for a 30 dial trial, pirate it, or find a buddy in college and have him buy it for you half price, which comes out to about $150.

There is a good course on it here - https://rggedu.com/products/the-best-tut...ratik-naik
02-06-2019 02:20 PM
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What would you say was the biggest reason for this switch? What is that makes you happy you switched?
02-07-2019 04:44 AM
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From what I understand people like using Capture One because of shooting tethered. That means shooting with your camera connected to a computer and having the photos go directly onto the computer while you're shooting.
02-07-2019 07:51 AM
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Doesn't lightroom allow for that type of connection?
02-07-2019 08:11 AM
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Yeah but its not as quick and comprehensive.
02-07-2019 08:53 AM
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(02-06-2019 02:20 PM)LINUX Wrote:  Bumping this.

About six months ago I switched from Lightroom to Capture One for raw processing and I am extremely happy with that decision. It's faster, more powerful, and more reliable for tethering.

You can download it for a 30 dial trial, pirate it, or find a buddy in college and have him buy it for you half price, which comes out to about $150.

There is a good course on it here - https://rggedu.com/products/the-best-tut...ratik-naik

what do you need to shoot tethered.. or just the laptop and usb cable?
02-07-2019 04:41 PM
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That's a great idea, I usually only take pics when doing sight seeing traveling but if you are taking pics indoors you can see your pictures immediately for great feedback and learn quicker. When you take pics and see it on a tiny screen you think they turned out great but once on a computer screen you see where you screwed up and it's already too late.
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I find that shooting tethered is great when taking self-portraits for practice or experimentation. Not sure I would want to bother setting it up and then worrying about one more item to carry, and a cable to watch out for, for a normal shoot
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What do you guys think of canon’s editing software? I downloaded their digital photography software which is free and it seems to have a lot of the same stuff that I saw in Lightroom tutorials (have never used it so I have no idea)

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