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Taking photos of dressage horses indoors

Quote: I think i just need lots of practice. Grin

.........don't we all.............Sad

17 21/11/2014 - 1:22 PM
By Pinkpony
Taking photos of dressage horses indoors
Can I suggest that while you are at the horse event, take lots of images at various settings, --- shutter speeds, ISO, Aperture, one shot, tracking focus etc, spot exposure average exposure .....only then will you have the data to compare and evaluate what is best under what conditions.

REMEMBER -- The smaller the aperture number the bigger diameter it is therefore allowing in more light........ TongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue

17 21/11/2014 - 1:22 PM
By Pinkpony
Taking photos of dressage horses indoors
Yes 3.5 is a larger diameter aperture than F16 allowing much more light in, however, f3.5 has a limited DOF which will affect focus on the image. I would use the highest ISO you have on the camera bearing in mind that the higher the ISO the more grainy the image will appear.

Taking images in relatively low light is not easy. Where are you located with ref to the 'open' side of the building, is that affecting your exposure? Post one of your images.

17 21/11/2014 - 1:22 PM
By Pinkpony
Taking photos of dressage horses indoors
You do not give enough info for anyone to make advice. What are the lighting conditions, what is the ISO you are using, what shutter speed, what aperture. distance..............

You must give us something to work on..... but my thoughts are, there is insufficient light for decent exposure, your ISO is too low resulting in slow shutter speeds and large aperture, a recipe for failure...

17 21/11/2014 - 1:22 PM
By Pinkpony
Star Trek and Afghanistan
Whoa Garth!

These people have been slaughtering each other for thousands of years well before the 'west' got involved. They are just incapable of living with each other. The saying "never trust an Arab" springs to mind. Whether they are Sunni, Shia, Palestinian or Israeli...........

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54 19/11/2014 - 8:55 AM
By Steppenwolf
I Need a Word Processor
David I think it must be that one of my requirements is that it always comes with MS Office, so maybe you are right.

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17 14/11/2014 - 7:48 AM
By saltireblue
I Need a Word Processor

Quote: Word doesn't for free. You might get a trial but Word Is around the 70 mark.

Strange, I have had many PC's/Laptops and its always been on everyone of them. Smile

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17 14/11/2014 - 7:48 AM
By saltireblue
I Need a Word Processor
Microsoft Word will be more than sufficient, I use this to create my wife's diary which includes photo's on same page as well as text. MS Word gives you opportunity to wrap text around images etc As Snappa says a publisher will do same job but MS normally comes loaded to PC/Laptops.

Colin

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17 14/11/2014 - 7:48 AM
By saltireblue
My wife has not asked for some new shoes - yet

Quote: My wife has not asked for some new shoes - yet

Maybe but when she does expect there to be matching handbags.........Sad

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14 12/11/2014 - 9:54 AM
By Gaucho
Been asked to shoot wedding. Help!
Use the Ushers and Best Man to organise and ready people for the next shot you plan to take. If you are chasing around and shouting for people it will look very unprofessional and people will lose confidence in you. Have a list of photo's that the B&G want plus a couple of original ideas that will surprise them. This site has some very original wedding photo's, take a look and get a few ideas. If you take images of the bride getting ready, get someone to do the same for the groom even if its just on a Compact camera. Take the Bride & Groom away from the guests at some point and take some intimate photos you will not regret that.

Check your equipment and then check it again......

14 10/11/2014 - 8:33 PM
By thewilliam
salt and the use of
........................ and only Maldon Sea Salt, scrumptious.

34 11/11/2014 - 3:24 PM
By mikehit
What I want
Kayla

In the absence of more information about your photography I recommend a Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera this will be suitable for all your needs.

Colin

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14 08/11/2014 - 1:54 PM
By bainsybike
What I want
Kayla
Tell us more about your photographic knowledge, are you a beginner, as this will guide us into what advice you might get, what are your photographic interests, etc. How much have you got to spend, do you have any photographic ambitions..........

14 08/11/2014 - 1:54 PM
By bainsybike
Quiet of Late
I think that the "PC" brigade have prevented a more lively discussion on some topics and I myself have had postings deleted and I know others have had 'warnings'.

Agree, its rather dull now........................................................................ !

18 07/11/2014 - 9:47 PM
By SlowSong
Viewing EXIF details
Most of the good photo enhancement software will give you all the data (PS/Lightroom, Perfect Effects etc)

5 07/11/2014 - 9:37 PM
By Jestertheclown
Filters
Ouch......................................................... Sad

4 05/11/2014 - 6:25 PM
By collywobles
Integrated Walking Pole + Tripod - 4th Year University Project Participation
Welcome to your first post James.

I see a problem immediately, although I do see where you are coming from, or going Tongue.

Tripods are there to steady the camera and therefore need to be quite robust if it is to meet its purpose. Take a look at the cheap tripods on offer and they hardly meet the criteria. On the other hand, hiking/walking poles need to be quite light and unobtrusive, yet strong, so here lies your dilemma.

I use a Giotto fibreglass monopod which I consider is about the nearest you will get.

I will complete your survey anyway and wish you good luck in your search. It would help if you were to show some design drawings, photos etc. so that an opinion can be made

8 03/11/2014 - 12:53 PM
By JamesMcKernan
Star Trek and Afghanistan
Of course they do, their banks are full of illicit, fraudulent, stolen, scammed, anonymous owners money and jewellery.......... WinkWink

54 19/11/2014 - 8:55 AM
By Steppenwolf
The Film Camera Debate
............................................ this has jogged me into buying a couple of rolls of film for my EOS 3..................... When I did use it before buying my two 20D's I had the films developed and put onto CD so having the best of both worlds...... Smile

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11 09/11/2014 - 8:43 AM
By kodachrome
On line photo storage, any advice?
iCloud, One Drive, Skydrive, there are numerous that are free but the space is limited to something like 5GB, but you can normally buy extra space. There are many others that just sell space. Recommend a search on the web will bring up more than you need, even Photobox can be used as a (limited) store with access for friends by pw.
Colin

20 30/10/2014 - 10:10 AM
By Chris_L
Crime/Prison Photography
There is always another time Tracey.

21 24/10/2014 - 1:06 PM
By jastonka
Crime/Prison Photography
Looks like any visit by groups to Kilmainham Goal is off for a while, see their reply to me below....

Dear Sir or Madam

Please note that due to major building works being undertaken at Kilmainham Gaol Museum during the period from 29 September 2014 to the end of December 2015, certain areas of the Gaol, principally the East Wing and the Exhibition/Museum area, will not be accessible.
Unfortunately we will be unable to accommodate group/school bookings during the building works period.
All requests to date will be kept on file and you will be contacted in the event of any changes.
Updates on the progress of the building works will be issued on;
http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/kilmainhamgaol/
We would like to ask all visitors to bear with us during the re-development period and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Kind Regards,
Conor Masterson
Booking Officer
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Inchicore Road
Dublin 8. Ireland.


Maybe next year then.

Colin

21 24/10/2014 - 1:06 PM
By jastonka
Crime/Prison Photography
PS:

Just in case anyone might be interested in a group visit I have just sent an email to Kilmainham Goal to see if a group of EPZ'rs could visit together, I will post a response if and when I get a reply.

How many might be interested in doing a group 1 day visit from say Stansted - Dublin or Southend - Dublin, I'm thinking the earliest flight out and late one back this should allow enough time to visit Kilmainham and have a Guinness or two in Messr's Mguires or the Porter House..... Tongue



Colin

21 24/10/2014 - 1:06 PM
By jastonka
Crime/Prison Photography
Jump on the cheapest Ryanair flight to Dublin and go photograph Kilmainham Goal, you could even do it within the day saving hotel bills. This place has so much history with many famous or infamous redsidents. Lock yourself in a cell, go see the yard where they shot anarchists, look in the cells of the old original building and see where you wouldn't even want to kennel a dog.............. it really is worth going.

Kilmainham Goal

Maybe there is an idea here to get a number of EPZ'rs to join in in a trip, maybe that way we could get even more access to the Goal........

21 24/10/2014 - 1:06 PM
By jastonka
hdrsoft
HDR is a bit hit n miss, it works on some images but not others. However I love using it and find hard textures like stone, bricks works well.

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11 14/10/2014 - 11:10 AM
By collywobles
Quant e-Sportlimousine
With all this Green 'limited and expensive' technology, you cant beat the sound a big V8.....

11 10/10/2014 - 8:49 PM
By MGJ
Running workshops

Quote: My personal opinion on this matter is its down to how good the photographers work is, and that its the images them self that do the talking, not whether the photographer has awards, qualifications, age of the photographer etc.

Welcome to the real world. How good are your interpersonal communications, how good are you are interacting with people, how good are you at presenting a professional workshop so that people go away knowing more than they did when they arrived. People interaction is just as important as knowing the technical side of photography. I agree with Mikehit at the moment you are far too young and inexperienced to get any respect or customers running a course. I admire your enthusiasm but you must learn to walk before you can run. I suggest you book yourself on as many courses as you can afford to see how it is and is not done.....

One last thing, when you can produce photos as good as some of the best photographers on this site, then you might just be able to consider a teaching role.

30 28/09/2014 - 8:17 AM
By keithh
Messenger bag recommendations
I must have misled you with the term coupons. They are the coupon they give away when you spend at the tills. 1 coupon per 20 spent. For 5 coupons and I think 12.95 you get this (what I consider) good bag. I use it for my laptop but its got other uses......... send me your address and I'll send you 5 coupons.

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8 21/10/2014 - 5:10 AM
By Darcy11
You're getting Old when....
Ooooooooooooooooh Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees ! Grin

31 25/09/2014 - 10:17 PM
By StrayCat
Claims that Moon landing was faked debunked once more

Quote: Thankyuh, thankyuh vera much.

Straycat, this made me smile as it was one of the UK's comedians expressions (Tommy Cooper) , -"just like that"...........

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52 05/10/2014 - 2:54 AM
By StrayCat
You're getting Old when....
The one thing you must make sure of is that you have enough to live on so that your lifestyle wont be too much affected. Another item to consider is, should the worst happen to you, does your wife still get a pension. In my example, I retired in 2003, took a 25% lump sum from my pension pot and should the worst happen to me, my wife would still get 50% of my 'original' pension (before commuting) which will still enable her live a very comfortable life.

Also retirement is wonderful, every day is a Sunday, your diary is always full up, you have and make lots of friends, you go out to lunch several times a week, take up new sports, you can travel where you want to and see places you only dreamed of when you were working. ENJOY............... Grin

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31 25/09/2014 - 10:17 PM
By StrayCat
You're getting Old when....

Quote: Quote: I have one year to go before retirement, the big question I have is with my pension . Do I take the full pension or reduced one with a lump sum of tax free cash ?

As it stands, if you take the full pension it is taxed as ;income', if you take a lump sum it is tax free and if invested carefully you can make it pay so there would not be too much difference between the two scenarios, and you will have money in the bank should you ever need it.

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31 25/09/2014 - 10:17 PM
By StrayCat
Claims that Moon landing was faked debunked once more
Yeah, but Elvis is still alive...............

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52 05/10/2014 - 2:54 AM
By StrayCat
Messenger bag recommendations
THE Tesco ONE WITH COUPONS IS OUTSTANDING.

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8 21/10/2014 - 5:10 AM
By Darcy11
I For One Am Glad it's Almost Over
Thank God it might shut Alex Salmon up for a little while, he must be so pis***d off not being crowned the next King of Scotland....Smile

86 22/09/2014 - 2:31 PM
By mikehit
Rabbitting about, whats the best way to photography rabbits
Rabbit Stew springs to mind.........

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14 25/09/2014 - 1:27 PM
By davidwithcamera
Concern over wedding shoot
Don't attend, if you are having trouble now just think about the trouble you'll get after the wedding.

67 16/09/2014 - 6:18 PM
By keithh
Wedding Photography. Alternative Camera Straps?
You go ahead and buy it Lucian, it will certainly show your customers just how professional a photographer you really are. While I'm on Lucian I think Lidl are knocking out tripods' for sixteen quid just up your street..........

In Digital cameras | Page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
17 09/09/2014 - 12:59 PM
By Dabber
Wedding Photography. Alternative Camera Straps?
Try this one


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17 09/09/2014 - 12:59 PM
By Dabber
To everyone who knows and loves the views at Elgol, Isle of Skye
Seems to me its a case of NIMBY-ism............ why not let others share in the scenery rather than prevent them, I cant see 8 berths making any impact on anything.

NIMBY-ism is a two faced attitude in most cases. Its a major contributor to the housing crisis we in this country have at the moment.

8 25/09/2014 - 3:07 PM
By davidwithcamera
Beautifully Clever.
Remarkable!

8 03/09/2014 - 8:40 PM
By collywobles
Creating artistic effects
Michael

I the PS presets are not what you are looking for the only way to find your own style is to play and use PS a great deal. Its not easy and might take a very long time to find what you want - but its the only way.

10 27/08/2014 - 10:44 AM
By collywobles
Tee shirt print - shop fronts
One thing you may need to know. They will not print anything if there is any possible link to copyright. The experience I had was that I wanted to print a logo on a tee for my then baby Grandson. You will know that 'AC/DC' Logo that all good rockers wear, well I wanted to print an 'AB/CD' logo in the same font as the original AC/DC - but they declined to do it as it was too close to the genuine one. I had no problem with this but was disappointed. (8o)

8 22/08/2014 - 8:45 AM
By arhb
Photographers needed

Quote: Same here, Jeremy Kyle is scary, dunno what he earns Smile

Whatever it is he's overpaid........... (8o(

40 30/09/2014 - 1:59 PM
By lemmy
Tee shirt print - shop fronts

Quote: How easy do you find setting up for selling different items?

No problem at all although it was so long ago I forget what I did, all I know is it was very easy. I have sold some items (not many) but have not claimed the cash yet as its not worth it at the moment. However, I don't put any time into the selling so its no wonder I have not made any kind of success with it. My friends own a large yacht in the Med and on their last 3 month trip around the Greek Islands I kitted the crew (5) out with silly job tees (Skipper, First Mate, Best Mate, Cook, Washer Upper)........ I have also done a few designs for people to buy and put on their own Tees.

I have found the company great to deal with and the products and range are superb.


Quote: What I like about Spreadshirt, is that you can just upload a design for the market place, rather than setting up shop with specific goods.

Tip: - When saving a file for uploading, save the file as a .png file. This way you can add only the graphics of the image rather than the overall size of the image( i.e. 6" X 6"0 --- if that explains it clearer.............

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8 22/08/2014 - 8:45 AM
By arhb
Tee shirt print - shop fronts
I use Spreadshirt and have a Sales Shop set up as well.

The products are great, fantastic quality, good range, great service.

Spreadshirt

8 22/08/2014 - 8:45 AM
By arhb
Photographers needed

Quote: If someone already has a job and owns a camera, then amortisation is not an issue, which means that the $12 an hour is spending money

I know what you mean here Mike, but at the end of the day the camera will need replacing and if you are doing more 'work' than just your hobby then its real cost. Try selling a second hand car that has been used as a taxi part time.............................! (8o)

40 30/09/2014 - 1:59 PM
By lemmy
Photographers needed

Quote: so we will pay 20% more.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm $12 an hour, that works out at about 8 per hour, about the same as 'living wage' here in the UK I presume travel expenses are on top plus the amortised cost of our Canons & Nikons and of course there's the insurance........

ARE YOU KIDDIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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40 30/09/2014 - 1:59 PM
By lemmy
Battery Life

Quote: Just had a look at the Duracell for the G5 and it's 21.60, which isn't a bad price. Bookmarked, just in case.

Just bought this for same camera and its great.

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31 21/08/2014 - 7:28 PM
By StrayCat
A Silly Question
Mmmmmm ! -- I know the problem, my Grandson keeps changing my Tom Tom Sar Nav language all the time, he thinks its hilarious.............

15 18/08/2014 - 3:55 PM
By gaelldew