Jump to content
Sng

The Rllmuk Photography Thread

Recommended Posts

Cheers. It was taken with my phone (pixel 3 XL) and edited with snapseed. And i have to say i'm really impressed with the camera on this phone and Snapseed is still the best phone photo editor i've used. 

 

You can set up scenes till the cows come home, but being in the right place at the right time and just sticking the camera up always get the best shots :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Heroes never die!"

Winter Lights in the pissing rain.  Made me think of Mercy from Overwatch.  Raindrops on the lens look quite nice imo. 

 

49354488_2024514947638448_92215503219639

Blakesley Hall in Birmingham. 

 

47583834_325328711650726_817975429745978

Did I post this one already?  Kinda like that I got busted going for a candid shot. :lol:

 

49793931_162734721366219_225258874612485

Snow Hill station in Birmingham.  (well, the sidings, I was at work)  Straight out of camera jpeg. 

 

49805651_559934404522820_161662609732985

Floodgate Street, Birmingham. 

 

47693871_2424778724230018_11928213729919

David Bowie paste up, Birmingham. 

 

50128961_571581026639071_404929332082451

Neon of Soho.  Another straight out of camera jpeg. 

 

50736498_1269956953161780_17238129598536

Some bloke having a smoke outside the Mailbox, Birmingham. 

 

49571254_308208826718698_116950478606027

One of the buildings near London Bridge.  Was hoping to get some sunset shots from the Sky Garden on Fenchurch Street but about an hour before I was due in the cloud cover hit 100% and it started pissing down.  Some of the buildings with the lights on in the January gloom looked nice though. 

 

50122735_302099410442770_546656219874193

Shoreditch graffiti.  One of the side streets off of Brick Lane. 

  • Upvote 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All shot while in the Medina de Marrakech yesterday. 

 

 

15-F9-C93-E-E9-D6-46-B6-BCE9-ADFF372655-

 

133-D1081-99-E5-44-A9-A91-B-7-CA7-F3-B00

 

8-E3-EA487-4-CF5-4482-8-C07-257278-E4-E3

 

 

It’s been a while since I’ve used my DSLR. I thought it was interesting that my workflow has gone from Shoot RAW > 9000 hours in Lightroom > Export to Shoot JPEG > Edit on iOS using Snapseed. 

  • Upvote 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 26/01/2019 at 13:02, HarryBizzle said:

All shot while in the Medina de Marrakech yesterday. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get much grief? When I was out there I got shouted at and all sorts... they fucking hate photographers.... I ended up finding a side alley, standing in it and photographing people as they walked past... or used my lcd and shot without holding the camera up....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, PopeSmokesDope said:

 

Get much grief? When I was out there I got shouted at and all sorts... they fucking hate photographers.... I ended up finding a side alley, standing in it and photographing people as they walked past... or used my lcd and shot without holding the camera up....

 

I don’t think people like having their photos taken. The Medina is particularly bad in that nothing is free. Apparently you should ask permission and offer some money if you want to take someone’s photo. Didn’t have any issues taking photos of shops, though. 

 

The Medina itself is interesting but I found it very stressful. Constant heckling and sales pitches. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My fleaBayed Fuji XF 90mm F2 (135mm equivalent) arrived this morning. Took a picture of a bird out the front window, christ almighty this lens!

 

100% crop.

 

33051397298_4272c14012_b.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Plymouth aquarium

 

I went to the aquarium yesterday in Plymouth. It was really difficult to get any decent shots due to a combination of poor light, moving subjects and the fact that my autofocus kept on focusing on the tanks' glass as opposed to what were actually in the tanks. This was the only half decent one, but the high ISO and JPEG compression has led to quite a lot of artifacts that I'm not happy with.

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Jamie John said:

I went to the aquarium yesterday in Plymouth. It was really difficult to get any decent shots due to a combination of poor light, moving subjects and the fact that my autofocus kept on focusing on the tanks' glass as opposed to what were actually in the tanks. This was the only half decent one, but the high ISO and JPEG compression has led to quite a lot of artifacts that I'm not happy with.

 

 

I had a similar experience when visiting the London Aquarium last year. In the end I converted a couple I liked into arty-farty black and white versions as I thought they looked better that way.

 

44064759795_5e77605940_b.jpg

Out there somewhere by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

43164686470_69e6745a02_b.jpg

Beyond the cosmos by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And a trip to london with my lad to help him do his photography homework.

 

This is my work.

 

32040685667_a87f6068c6_z.jpg

London icons by julian bowdidge, on Flickr

 

46930276402_eab97d6926_z.jpg

Obsidian surfer by julian bowdidge, on Flickr

 

40017670423_90e4095534_z.jpg

London 2019 full by julian bowdidge, on Flickr

 

40019262803_ef91959019_z.jpg

OXO tower London by julian bowdidge, on Flickr

 

40019258023_0e77e830a9_z.jpg

Shiny metal money by julian bowdidge, on Flickr

 

33108349048_d089eba326_z.jpg

Thrusting Tate spire by julian bowdidge, on Flickr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finally managed to get out with the camera and get a decent set of shots again - made it to the mountains for some good hikes the previous two Saturdays.

 

LR-Web-2824.jpg

From summer to winter...

 

LR-Web-2831.jpg

From summer to winter...

 

LR-Web-2893.jpg

From summer to winter...

 

LR-Web-2897.jpg

From summer to winter...

 

LR-Web-2931.jpg

From summer to winter...

 

LR-Web-2934.jpg

From summer to winter...

 

LR-Web-2944.jpg

From summer to winter...

 

LR-Web-2949.jpg

From summer to winter...

 

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 27/01/2019 at 01:34, Naysonymous said:

 

 

Sky Garden a couple of days ago, when it was absolutely pissing it down.  Surprised how well it turned out considering the light was so crap.  Handheld 100mm APS-C, ten minutes before sunset, through a window. Horizontal rain probably helps mask a bit of the noise in the photo I guess. 

 

 

How  did you get on up there? Just booked myself and a mate in for 2 weeks time... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was pretty good. I'd been up before too. I think the main things you need to know is that you have to queue to get in, it can be 15-20 minutes if it's busy (ie sunset) and they have airport style x-rays, you have to put your bag through the scanner and walk through a metal detector. You can take a tripod in but they won't let you use it. They don't appear to give a shit about Gorillapod style things or light modifiers.  There is a balcony overlooking the river, you can see south, east and west from there. There are east and west facing windows too so you get good views of Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf and St Paul's. You can see Wembley stadium on a clear day. The view north is crap as all the lines of sight are obscured by the Gherkin. You can get a beer and some food up there if you want. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, some advice please!

 

My partner uses an S7 Edge and does snapshot photography. She's good at it, and wants to start taking things further with a course and possibly a DSLR of some sort. Her big interest is in macro/close-up photography (mainly nature, but also product photographs for her fabric-based creative business).

 

I am mindful that the best camera is the one you have with you, and she did experiment a bit with my old 400d, and I think the general bulk (and slightly archaic OS) put her off. If we were to give this another go, what would be a recommended set up for macro, with a more modern camera, possibly which might have an OS with some similarity to Android (she's not especially technically minded). Maybe something quite compact (though I appreciate a macro lens by design has to have some heft to it). The resulting pictures would need to be high enough quality to be printed onto canvas, and probably, with work, outstrip the fidelity of the S7. 

 

Anything spring to mind? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, cavalcade said:

Hi, some advice please!

 

My partner uses an S7 Edge and does snapshot photography. She's good at it, and wants to start taking things further with a course and possibly a DSLR of some sort. Her big interest is in macro/close-up photography (mainly nature, but also product photographs for her fabric-based creative business).

 

I am mindful that the best camera is the one you have with you, and she did experiment a bit with my old 400d, and I think the general bulk (and slightly archaic OS) put her off. If we were to give this another go, what would be a recommended set up for macro, with a more modern camera, possibly which might have an OS with some similarity to Android (she's not especially technically minded). Maybe something quite compact (though I appreciate a macro lens by design has to have some heft to it). The resulting pictures would need to be high enough quality to be printed onto canvas, and probably, with work, outstrip the fidelity of the S7. 

 

Anything spring to mind? 

 

I guess it depends on budget, but the cheapest method is probably an entry-level DSLR with a kit lens and a set of extension tubes to allow full 1:1 (or greater) macro shots - especially if you buy used gear. You can also buy a reversal ring for less than £20 that allows a lens to be mounted backwards to give high-magnification macro images. Otherwise you would need a dedicated macro lens, which can vary in price (make sure it's a proper macro lens that does 1:1 reproduction - some cheaper lenses claim to be macro, but are just closer focussing than normal). If buying a dedicated macro lens to be used for nature e.g. insects, consider a longer focal length (e.g. 105mm and upwards), as you don't have to get quite as close to the subject, so reduce the chance of spooking them. If for flowers and other inanimate subjects then it's not so much an issue as they're unlikely to fly away. :)

 

It might also be worth looking at bridge cameras, some of which have very good macro abilities, although you lose some of the flexibility of an interchangeable lens system camera.

 

Most interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras allow you to adapt old lenses (as well as having their own contemporary lenses), so these might be worth considering if pairing it up with an adapter and an older maro lens.

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Helpful thanks.... I have been looking at Bridge cameras.... Any you'd recommend? Would you see a radically improved performance over a decent phone camera (in say the 600-800 quid bracket) or would you have to spend a lot more?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
56 minutes ago, cavalcade said:

Helpful thanks.... I have been looking at Bridge cameras.... Any you'd recommend? Would you see a radically improved performance over a decent phone camera (in say the 600-800 quid bracket) or would you have to spend a lot more?

 

None that I can recommend (only because I don't have the knowledge of which are best). Bridge cameras can provide large zooms because of their small sensor size, but smaller sensors result in lower overall image quality and low light performance (that's not to say they'll look bad though). While the sensor in a bridge camera will still be larger than that in a phone, you'll get better image quality from a larger sensor camera. Within that budget you'd be looking at a micro-four-thirds or APS-C based camera.

 

You could get a Nikon D5500 and a Sigma 105mm f/2.8 OS HSM macro lens new for the budget you have, or pay even less (or get a better featured camera body) if you're willing to buy used. To be honest though there are multiple different options available from a variety of manufacturers, so I'd advise doing your research and try to go into shops where you can handle the cameras in person to see what feels right.

 

It's also worth looking at the Talk Photography forums - you'll get loads of help and advice there as it's a dedicated photography forum.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Use of this website is subject to our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Guidelines.