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HBRstudios 12:57am, 6 October 2008
If anyone wishes, we can certainly do another "workshop" and have this one more tips and tricks, if you like. With the group that we had, I didn't think that anyone would be too interested in hearing me describe things that I would have done/looked for/used (I hope I wasn't wrong there) plus there seemed to be enough expertise out there to help anyone who had a question.

So for those that did make it (and for those that just have questions,) what are some kinds of questions that you run across that could be answered at another photo shoot?

Please just ask the questions here and we will answer them in another venue (like in person.) So, please, resist the urge to chime in with your answers, just post questions!
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
Maybe I can start the thinking process:

How long of an exposure does it take to get that silky feel for running water?

What is the essential equipment for most nature work?

What is the best way to get that 3D feel of an image?

What lens is best for landscape work?

How do circles of confusion fit into the realm of digital image lens resolution and giclee printing?

(OK, maybe not that last one.)

But what other stuff are you wondering about out there????
brandonransom 10 years ago
A discussion of filters would be good. Polarizing, warming, whatever.

Also, some instruction on flashes (strobist and/or TTL) would go a long way towards me deciding where to prioritize strobes on my camera gear wish list.

Other than that, Brian, your questions that you asked of yourself seem like good things to learn. Thanks!
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
I find it hard to find motivation while on a walk : / I feel pressure that I need to find something........everyone else is shooting, why aren't I?


I was thinking, a whole lesson on different printing techniques would be sweet at one of the meetings. I have seen a giclee print, but do not know what it actually is(or how to pronounce it)
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
"I find it hard to find motivation while on a walk : / I feel pressure that I need to find something........everyone else is shooting, why aren't I?"

Something interesting that I've tried twice, now. I will go out with the 4x5 and a single film holder. Each film holder holds only two sheets of film, so that means my whole photographic experience for that day has been two exposures. And lugging a lot of gear.

Jason
Anna Merritt 10 years ago
I would like to know why the polarizing filter makes my shots blurry.
I also think that (for the moment) all my questions have been asked above. I would also be interested in the giclee print and other printing ideas. Oh, and where is the best place to print out nature photographs...:)
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
"I would like to know why the polarizing filter makes my shots blurry."

A couple theories:

A polarizer has a two-stop filter factor. You may be getting motion blur with loss of shutter speed -- esp. with a big lens.

Your polarizer may be dirty.

It may be a piece of junk :-). Polarizers are a bit more complicated than some other filters you may encounter, and they can be affected by poor construction.

Jason
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
Jason, I almost mentioned you by name in my "directions" at the top.
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Hambone Lewinski 10 years ago
"So, please, resist the urge to chime in with your answers, just post questions!"

Oh pffft. You and your fancy "reading all the way to the end of the post". Do you expect me to have an attention span?

You can disappear my response if you like -- I won't be offended.

Jason
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maxcaven 10 years ago
Ahhh, but what if people have questions and can't make it to meetings and the like?
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
See my latest thread.
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