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Heyyy Everybody!!
Hellllooo and Welcome!! GrinGrin

6 19/10/2012 - 6:48 AM
By pieaddict
Advise on christening photography
Here are some of the pictures, Not the best place for an album, but I put it on there for the Kyrahs Mum as she doesnt have a computer. Will be uploading to Flickr soon.

Any comments bad or good Grin

Kyrahs Christening

17 17/10/2012 - 9:18 AM
By SimonGrindle
Which DSLR is ideal for a rookie?
I was researching this for ages, and I eventually went with the D3100 Nikon - I paid 370quid for it brand new with the 18-55mm VR lens!

And its perfect for me, even has a programmed guide in the menu which tells you how to create different shots.

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9 13/10/2012 - 5:26 AM
By Sundowner2005
hi all...
Hi Shawn
Ditto to what MattB has said!
Information everywhere you look!

6 10/10/2012 - 4:28 PM
By avacreates
New Website Critics Needed Please
Hi,
Very nice site, simple but everthing works.
You have some great work aswell Smile
If I was to suggest something it would be have to be the picture on the homepage, I think it would look better with a " slideshow" which is simple to create using some CSS.

7 03/10/2012 - 8:57 AM
By Paul1972
Hello from Manchester
Hi there
Welcome Smile
I am also a newbie and have learnt a lot since joining 3-4 weeks ago, everyone is willing to help.

Nice to see you support the right side of Manchester Wink

6 01/10/2012 - 5:04 PM
By MUFCJord
Minimum shutter speed hand-held
Nice dicussion going on here, I know everyone is different with how "steady" they are, so its just nice to see what everyone can do Grin

16 04/10/2012 - 5:51 AM
By arhab
Advise on christening photography
Hey guys,
Just quick update about the Christening Yesterday.

The Methodist church was changed last minute and I didn't get chance to even go before hand or to even talk to the Vicar. However I turned up early to look around the venue and to talk to the Vicar. There wasn't much light and the place was very small, I was planning on using my 50-200mm lens but with it being so small I had to change my lens to 18-55m, on top of this the Vicar wouldn't allow photography at all during the ceremony, therefore I couldn't get the price shot of Kyrahs head over the font, along with this the grounds of the Methodist church wasn't exactly "beautiful" coming straight out onto a main road.

So my plans had be ruined before I even started, however I believe I got shots that parents will love inside the church and also at the party venue. I will post some pictures up in the next couple of days when I've finished editing.

All in all I had a great day being able to take shots of such a beautiful baby, her family and godparents.

Would I try again?
Yes I would definitely love to shoot a christening again however I would definitely prefer if it was in a Church where the vicar allowed photography during the ceremony.

17 17/10/2012 - 9:18 AM
By SimonGrindle
Help selecting website design
If you need any help with CSS, xHTML or ASP then pop me a message, I studied Computing Multimedia and have done few sites!

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4 04/10/2012 - 9:02 PM
By VivaMacro
Minimum shutter speed hand-held
Hi Guys
Just a quick question,

What is Minimum shutter speed you/me could get away with to get a "sharp" image while holding the camera?

I have been reading the the general "rule" of thumb is 1/FL - So if I was shooting @ 100mm I would need a 1/100 + to gain a sharp image.

What can you more experienced photographers get to with a steady hand?

16 04/10/2012 - 5:51 AM
By arhab
What has happened to NDODS today?
Hope your ok mate, since joining he has always commented on my images to compliment or give very good advise, I hope whatever has happened that hes ok, best wishes to him.

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42 26/09/2012 - 6:18 PM
By Carabosse
2012/2013 Football Thread.
Grimsby 4-1 Luton.... got a good feelimg about this season!

In Off-topic discussion | Page: 1, 2, 3
289 15/05/2013 - 2:39 AM
By monstersnowman
2012/2013 Football Thread.
Nice, what was the odds on that then??

MMM I couldn't call it to be fair, however Benfica are a good team..they have Cardozo upfront and he is lethal!

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289 15/05/2013 - 2:39 AM
By monstersnowman
2012/2013 Football Thread.
Unfortunate for MC but Ronaldo was class!

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289 15/05/2013 - 2:39 AM
By monstersnowman
Glow in Photoshop
Thanks guys Smile

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10 20/09/2012 - 10:59 AM
By Coleslaw
Glow in Photoshop
Hi guys
Just a quick question to see if any knows how to achieve this glow around an image?

10 20/09/2012 - 10:59 AM
By Coleslaw
North East England
Is this still something that people are interested in?

10 19/09/2012 - 10:40 AM
By clmsdeeming
Monday Night Challenge - 17 September 2012
Haha Im sure you will think of something, plenty of time Smile

32 17/09/2012 - 9:56 PM
By Lynx08
Monday Night Challenge - 17 September 2012
Look forward to seeing what the challenge is Grin

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32 17/09/2012 - 9:56 PM
By Lynx08
Hi Everyone
Welcome Smile I look forward to seeing some of your workGrin

In Introduce Yourself | Page: 1, 2, 3
6 17/09/2012 - 4:59 PM
By mohikan22
Newbie to forum
Hi Smile

Yes I am a newbie indeed, but love every moment of taking photos Grin .

I have so much more to learn! x

11 17/09/2012 - 7:55 PM
By widtink
Newbie to forum
Welcome Andrea, I am also fairly new this site and its wonderful!
Everyone is so helpful!

Only one bad side....Its very addictive haha Grin

11 17/09/2012 - 7:55 PM
By widtink
Advise on christening photography
I will indeed! Its Sunday 30th September, so 2 weeks away

17 17/10/2012 - 9:18 AM
By SimonGrindle
2012/2013 Football Thread.
Haha!
Kidderminster, were playing you guys tomorrow!
I totally agree though the refeering standards are diabolical!

289 15/05/2013 - 2:39 AM
By monstersnowman
Hello to all!
Welcome Grin

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10 14/09/2012 - 6:02 PM
By Quo_Vadis
2012/2013 Football Thread.
Haha I'm sure City will be ok, I think theyll always be a Championship side!

Never heard of them, any good?

For my sins I'm a full time Grimsby Town Supporter, Shocking I know!

289 15/05/2013 - 2:39 AM
By monstersnowman
2012/2013 Football Thread.
Embarrasing question but have we got any supporters of teams in the Conference? lol

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289 15/05/2013 - 2:39 AM
By monstersnowman
Advise on christening photography
Thanks for that Peter,
I am definitely going to pop in and have a look around, however I don't think its your usual church, I believe its more like a Methodist church.

Thanks for the heads up Smile

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17 17/10/2012 - 9:18 AM
By SimonGrindle
Nikon D3100 FlashGun
Excellent thanks Matt, will be purchasing this straight from Jessop as there selling it for around 50!

In Lighting | Page: 1, 2
6 11/09/2012 - 5:35 PM
By MattB1987
Nikon D3100 FlashGun
Just been looking at the reviews on the Jessops 360AFD and from what ive read its worth the buy!

hows the built in diffuser?

6 11/09/2012 - 5:35 PM
By MattB1987
55-200mm lens for Nikon D3100
I recently bought this lens for 150 and can say its definitely worth the money!
The frame of it feels cheaply made and its plastic, but its light weight and works a treat!

14 11/09/2012 - 7:47 PM
By dnk_ephoto
Good Evening
I was trying to upload my "better" pictures last night but unfortunately the file size is to big.
is the max size 10meg?

16 11/09/2012 - 10:48 AM
By MattB1987
Nikon D3100 FlashGun
Hi There,
Can anybody recommend a flashgun for the Nikon d3100 for around 100?
There is so many out there I'm just wondering if anybody has recently bought one that they highly recommend? preferably one that can rotate around?

In Lighting | Page: 1, 2
6 11/09/2012 - 5:35 PM
By MattB1987
Advise on christening photography
Hi MattK
Thanks alot, that has helped ALOT!
Just going through your pics now for some ideas Grin

17 17/10/2012 - 9:18 AM
By SimonGrindle
Good Evening
Thanks Guys,

Everyone seems very nice, and I look forward to probably spending most of my life on here haha.

Been looking through your work Matt and I can say there amazing!

In Introduce Yourself | Page: 1, 2
16 11/09/2012 - 10:48 AM
By MattB1987
Good Evening
Haha Ill have a look!

In Introduce Yourself | Page: 1, 2
16 11/09/2012 - 10:48 AM
By MattB1987
Good Evening
Hi Phil,
Thank youSmile

In Introduce Yourself | Page: 1, 2
16 11/09/2012 - 10:48 AM
By MattB1987
Good Evening
Hi Sarah, Thank you,
Haha I kind of got that feeling already, I finished work at 4pm and I havent got off my laptop yet! Loving this site

In Introduce Yourself | Page: 1, 2
16 11/09/2012 - 10:48 AM
By MattB1987
Good Evening
Hi Maggie
Thank youSmile, you have some good pictures, may I ask what Cam and lens you use?

In Introduce Yourself | Page: 1, 2
16 11/09/2012 - 10:48 AM
By MattB1987
Advise on christening photography
Hi Dave,
Thanks for the heads up on that, I will definately bare this mindSmile
Is there any settings that you would use?

17 17/10/2012 - 9:18 AM
By SimonGrindle
Advise on christening photography
Hi Graysta
The venue will be quite open, with moderate natural light, the camer and lenses I have are:
Nikon D3100
VR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
55-200mm f/4-5.6 G IF-ED VR

17 17/10/2012 - 9:18 AM
By SimonGrindle
Advise on christening photography
Hi,
This question has probably already been asked before, but I am after some advise on a christening, I wont be doing this professional, its just a family friend has asked me if I could take some pictures for her.

The main advise I am after is, is a flash necessary?

I thank you for your help infront Smile

SG

17 17/10/2012 - 9:18 AM
By SimonGrindle
Good Evening
Hi guys,
Just thought I would say Hi to one and all!

I have been interested photography for the past 2 years, but only actually had my DSLR for nearly a year so I am still a beginner at this. I love this hobby and spend hours each day researching everything.

I am going to be working on uploading some of my images soon and hope some of you can take a look and give some guide on what you think, harsh or good I would like to hear it Smile

My current (small) setup is as follows:

Nikon D3100
VR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR
55-200mm f/4-5.6 G IF-ED VR

Have a great evening
SG

In Introduce Yourself | Page: 1, 2
16 11/09/2012 - 10:48 AM
By MattB1987