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Welcome to my humble offerings; I am very much a novice when it comes to photography, but in the short time I have been a member of this site I have learnt a great deal from other members who have been so generous with their experiences and expertise, for which I offer my undiluted thanks.

I have much to learn and would appreciate the input of members on this site.

Thought I would update this since I have been a member of this site for almost a year. When I first joined the site I was using a bridge camera, then my beloved Nikon D3200 and could barely turn it on. I have now added a Nikon D800, which I am still getting to grips with, but I really do like it so far. That's not to say my D3200 is now out of favour; it definitely has its place and will still make appearances on this site.

Thanks to the members on this site I feel as though my photography has improved a great deal. However, the one thing I have really learnt is that photography is a subject that you can never stop learning about and you shouldn't be in too much of a hurry regardless of enthusiasm.

Photography not only records events, but it is definitely an art form in its own right judging from the images I have had the pleasure of viewing on this site.
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  • Miss East

    Brilliant, the light is much softer here; next lesson, reduce your ISO setting to the lowest possible, around 100-200 and increase your shutter speed to a minimum of 1/60, but probably 1/160. Aperture is great, but try shooting in Aperture Priority mode. This may help to reduce the noise [grain] in your images, giving a much fresher look.

    • 27 Oct 2016 1:35AM
  • Mother and daughter


    • 26 Oct 2016 3:10PM
  • Miss East

    The natural look is always something special in portraiture, but lighting can be a nightmare.

    You have used natural light, which again is always great for portraiture, but even with natural light you need to look at its intensity, especially on recently moisturised skin. Try to wait for a softer light, which may be at a different time of day or just a different window.

    If you cropped this image from the bottom, it would help to minimise the lens flare, but changing the position of the camera may also help with this, and again, finding a softer light source might help.

    Looking through your Portfolio, indicates a real interest in portraiture and it is not the easiest genre, but experimentation is the only way to develop skills and your own personal style, and you have a great model to experiment with


    • 26 Oct 2016 11:42AM
  • Alzheimer's

    Alzheimers is a cruel decease, ironically, you are the one that has to hang onto the memories, A very reflective portrait

    • 25 Oct 2016 10:22PM
  • My Halloween Tree

    Such a beautiful tree should never give you nightmares Tongue

    Perhaps waiting for the foliage to fall off in the background may give you the image you have in your head................... If only I could transfer the images in my head to photoshop, but where is the fun and expense in that Grin

    Keep going back, you will eventually find that image; until then, this one will do just fine

    • 25 Oct 2016 9:51PM
  • Portrait

    I don't think you are going to like me very much Grin

    My first thought in viewing............ This is not a real person, but I was not sure given that there is some skin texture but no real light and shade in the skin tones, however, the eyes I think lack something. Then I looked at your shutter speed and that tells me that it probably isn't a real person since that is a slow shutter speed given the sharpness of the image and I suspect you used a tripod and the hair doesn't look real.

    Apologies if I am totally wrong

    That said, I do like the pose and perhaps a tighter crop would have benefitted this image, the image is sharp and I do like the twinkle of the earring. The reflection in the eyes suggest window light, which is always good for portraiture.

    If this is not a real person, it's a great manikin Grin


    • 24 Oct 2016 5:24PM
  • Dyson Dog


    • 23 Oct 2016 7:40PM
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  • Hi Chris

    I have just skimmed through your portfolio, very impressive!!! I too would love to own a Nikkor 14-24mm lens and when I win the lottery I will Grin

    I have a particular interest in portraiture and Studio portraiture at the moment, so if you have any helpful tips they would very much appreciated.

  • This is a very professional looking Portfolio you are developing.

  • A very wise investment, I hope you continue to enjoy your mid life crisis, it is generating great creativity Grin

    • Posted on zapar40's profile
    • 6 Mar 2014 8:51PM
  • This is an eclectic and skilfully put together portfolio, I love it.

    • Posted on doerthe's profile
    • 4 Dec 2013 1:45PM
  • I know I refer to you as the King of Flowers because all you flower images are something special; however, your portfolio demonstrates just how versatile and skilful you are.