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Happy New Year to my fellow photographers.
May 2016 bring you Good health, Wealth and Happiness.
May your creativity flow .
Best wishes
zoe
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  • Many thanks for the info and help saxon_image.
    Unfortunately I've never processed in a dark room.
    I will have a chat with my local photography shop. They are very helpful. Hopefully they can help me with items required to take photos and process them.
    Many thanks zoe
  • Thank you for the tip. I had no idea they had many different types. That's very helpful.
  • Thank you for the info and for taking the time to help RogBrown.
    The shutter looks ok .
    Camera was in it's original 1950's case.
    Just a matter of popping a film in and hoping for the best.
  • Thanks for taking the time to help and for all the info Keith.

    Have just rung my local photographic shop they have no 120 films in stock. specialist films now a days not a lot of call for them. but I have had a look online . I can order in black and white or colour , which is good news.
    I just hope the camera works now so I can have a play once film arrives.
  • Many thanks Keithh will pop to photography shop and find a 120 film.

  • Good Morning everyone reading and for trying to help me with my problem.

    I have found my Grandfathers old Coronet Rapide film camera .



    It was made in England.



    I believe it needs a film but I am not sure which type of film is needed .
    Do they still make films for this type of camera.



    I believe it's a wind on film camera.

    I would love to be able to find a film for it so I can have a play and see what it photographs like.

    I expect it will be a black and white film which I would be happy about.
    (colour would be fine as well.)

    If anyone has any tips or advice on film required and information about this camera I would be very pleased to here from you.

    Many thanks for viewing and trying to help

    zoe
  • No problem. I recommend reporting the comment if it happens again or to anyone else Smile Smile Smile
  • Hi Paul I have no problem with peoples comments. I do agree with you about advancing to paid software like Photoshop. I have done this myself . I became interested by using the free apps like above. Then when I became more confident , l wanted to make abstracts out of my photographs for this I use Photoshop elements 10, Gimp and paint.NET. Beginners just need a little help to find their creative flow but do not want to be flooded with information that does not help them.
    Your welcome to write a forum post that is simple but will help people find their creative flow using the software and apps you recommended. This is the sort of thing we are trying to help people with in this group.Smile Smile Smile
    We are trying to show the different apps and software and what you can do with it.Smile Smile

    Keep that creativity flowing Smile Smile
  • Peter
    Member you are replying to has been reported to epz and removed Smile Smile
  • This app may not be to everyone's taste but at least it gets people talking and recommending other programs and software to try. I just ignore negative comments. I like comments that appeal to me. Smile Smile Smile Smile do not let other members negativity put you off if your a beginner. Not all of us are able to buy expensive software. Some just want to add a splash of colour. There is room for any app or software link. It is just a matter of finding the ones or one that works best for you. Viewing the world in black and white all the time is no fun ,sometimes a splash of colour gives a different perspective

    Zoe
  • Well why not tell use what packages. Then we can try them Smile Smile Smile
  • It's' good we all like different views . this should not be negative. That's the beauty of this program. If your new to this sort of program and want to have a play,but can not afford the photoshop software .your able to have a play with colour and You can make the colours as bright or dull as you like. For me I like the golden engraving and the flying colours photos.
    A good light on a scene is always a bonus and with a creative eye is stunning. This group is about being creative with you dull photographs. We all have photographs which come out a little dull . This program just helps you brighten up a dull photo.
  • Hey Ava your welcome to up load and join in Smile Smile Smile
  • Light Artist free software

    light artist

    If your looking for a free to download software that adds different lighting to your photographs this one is really easy to use.
    there are various sliders and buttons to use to change directions and make your lighting as you wish.

    This photograph was taken on a wet and windy day. the weather was bad and it gave me a dull grey sky.


    I used Light Artist and the Golden Engraving light setting it changed the light in my photograph and made it more pleasing to the eye.

    Golden Engraving





    Purple light


    Spring Sun



    Engraved in Blue



    Deep Blue



    Flood lights



    Flying colours



    Glow of Fire



    Jupiter rising



    Stage lights



    Stained Glass



    Get the creative flow going Smile
  • Here is my first attempt at making a image with iPiccy.com
    I have never used this program before.


    This is the image I used.


    This is what I made .

    I used 4 different Texture effects and then I used the Artistic painting in photo effects.
  • Dukatum
    Thanks for the tips on the other websites. these are downloadable programs . I will download and have a play and let you know how I get on.
  • I have had a play in ipiccy.com it is great for those who want to be creative but do not know where to start. basically you upload your photograph then press which ever buttons you wish to make your photo as your wish.
    I like the effects , there are some pretty neat ones to play with.
    I think I could use some of these in my abstracts.
    I tend to use different programs when I make a abstract if the main program I am using does not give me the look I want.
  • Haha Naughty Leon. This one is Peters baby. But I will have a play and see what I can come up with. since you have challenged me Leon I challenge you to have a go and we can compare and see who is the best manipulator. Anyone else up for the challenge better get creating Peters needs some manipulations to judge Smile Smile Smile Smile
  • Wow great forum post Peter. Will have a play and post a image . I just love trying new apps especially if free Smile Smile Smile Smile
  • If anyone has ago at this one. your welcome to post your bouquet photographs or single flower photographs here and show your creations off
  • Why Not have some fun with your Photography.

    If your in to different craft making techniques then why not put them to good use.

    Any age can make these crate paper flowers and photograph them.

    Step 1 :

    Cut out different shapes in crate paper.
    you will need to cut out quite a few shapes to make a Bouquet of paper flowers.



    Step 2 :

    To make this flower you will need some shapes and a pipe cleaner like this:



    Select the shapes to use. fold and scrunch to make them have teaxture and to stand out .
    Poke the pipe cleaner through the centre of the shape.
    Add as many shapes as you like.
    Shape the shapes to form your flower.
    To hold the shapes in the centre of the crate paper shape twist a small piece of the pipe cleaner you have poked through the centre.
    Pinch the bottom of the crate paper shape and twist a small amount of pipe cleaner to hold once you have your required flower shape.

    place in a glass or vase to photograph.

    completed flower number 1.



    Step 3:

    Is the same as step 2. just with different shapes to make a different flower.

    Select the shapes to use. fold and scrunch to make them have teaxture and to stand out .
    Poke the pipe cleaner through the centre of the shape.
    Add as many shapes as you like.
    Shape the shapes to form your flower.
    To hold the shapes in the centre of the crate paper shape twist a small piece of the pipe cleaner you have poked through the centre.
    Pinch the bottom of the crate paper shape and twist a small amount of pipe cleaner to hold once you have your required flower shape.




    place in a glass or vase to photograph.

    completed flower number 2.



    Step 3 :

    Is the same as step 2. just with different shapes to make a different flower.

    Select the shapes to use. fold and scrunch to make them have teaxture and to stand out .
    Poke the pipe cleaner through the centre of the shape.
    Add as many shapes as you like.
    Shape the shapes to form your flower.
    To hold the shapes in the centre of the crate paper shape twist a small piece of the pipe cleaner you have poked through the centre.
    Pinch the bottom of the crate paper shape and twist a small amount of pipe cleaner to hold once you have your required flower shape.



    place in a glass or vase to photograph.

    completed flower number 3.




    Step 4 :

    Is the same as step 2 . just with different shapes to make a different flower.

    Select the shapes to use. fold and scrunch to make them have teaxture and to stand out .
    Poke the pipe cleaner through the centre of the shape.
    Add as many shapes as you like.
    Shape the shapes to form your flower.
    To hold the shapes in the centre of the crate paper shape twist a small piece of the pipe cleaner you have poked through the centre.
    Pinch the bottom of the crate paper shape and twist a small amount of pipe cleaner to hold once you have your required flower shape.




    place in a glass or vase to photograph.

    completed flower number 4.



    Step 5 :

    Is the same as step 2 . just with different shapes to make a different flower.

    Select the shapes to use.
    fold or scrunch to make them have teaxture and to stand out .
    Poke the pipe cleaner through the centre of the shape.
    Add as many shapes as you like.
    Shape the shapes to form your flower.
    To hold the top of the shapes in the centre of the crate paper shape twist a small piece of the pipe cleaner you have poked through the centre .
    Pinch the bottom of the crate paper shape and twist a small amount of pipe cleaner to hold once you have your required flower shape.




    place in a glass or vase to photograph.

    completed flower number 5




    Step 6 final step

    Now add all the flowers to a vase or glass and make your Bouquet





    Congratulations on completing your Bouquet.

    Be as creative as you like. be as colourful as you like. Just have fun with your creation.

    Junior members : Mum's and Grandmothers will love the finished bouquet as a photograph when framed. why not make the photograph in to a greeting cards.
    Don't forget the bouquet you have just made of flowers will make a lovely gift as well.
    Making them from scratch will mean so much more as they will be made from the heart.

    Happy creating GrinGrinGrin


    If any member has other craft ideas that can be made in to gifts your welcome to make a forum post like this and share with others.
  • Sorry Peter flowers identification not my strong point Smile Smile Smile
  • Two very beautiful and very different flower entries . Thank you both for entering the challangeGrin

    1) Beautiful detail and center which has been captured in a lovely light for Ava's photograph.

    2) A creative and just as Beautiful tulip with a lovely arty look for Peter.

    What do other members think.
  • For this Challenge of flowers captured in Macro.

    (add 1 photograph per member )

    1) Macro must be used . we want close ups of flowers please.
    2) Remember your lighting ( I use torch or small light to shine over ,under, on the flower.

    3) Have fun ,be creative as you like.
    4) you can use photography, photo shop for creativity.
    5) keep it clean no nudes or porn.
    6) any level photographer or artist can enter.
    7) post entry in comments below
  • That's what I did as soon as I kept getting the comments.
    I have had to put a little vote warning message in my welcome area to stop the comments.I think it confuses some membersthat they can not vote on all photographs/imges.
    I am happy people would love to vote.but sadly we can only up load to the gallery once aday. I understand this is so it's not flooded with photographs. which Is a good idea. GrinGrinGrin
  • Thanks Bugs . you have answered my question and have been very helpful. I just wanted to make sure I had things set up correctly.
    GrinGrin
  • your probably right GrinGrinGrin. It keeps changing what I right and putting me back in to the middle of what I am typing as well. must have missed this one
  • I believe you are mixing up the showcase where people post their Gallery photo's with your portfolio.
    Showcase photo's can only be added once you have added your photographs to the main gallery.(once a day)
    Portfolio you can add photographs to the portfolio . people can see the photographs and comment. but can not vote until I have clicked the submit to gallery button and added them to the Gallery. where they can not comment and vote for photographs .

  • Quote:The gasllery is a public place where people see your pictures. People can't see the ones in your portfolio unless you've added them to the gallery.

    sorry this quote is wrong. people can see my photo's in my portfolio before I post to the gallery. they can only comment on the photo's in my portfolio . they can not vote on the photo's till I add them to the gallery, only view and comment. Photo's have a submit to gallery button when they have not been added to the main Gallery .they still show in your portfolio unless you hide them so people can not view them,before you post to the gallery.

  • Thank you for helping ,that is what I thought.