CHOCOLATE IS A VITAMIN
- Nov 5, 2009
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very nice NV, i would guess digital camera.
Thanks 2dog I don't necessarily consider this to be special effects so much. More like getting out of the normalcy trap. Really, there is always better light to be had and, after a while, pics taken under HPS that come out like yellow snowcones just doesn't fire off my imagination anymore... For instance.. When I look at the BPOTM entry I did this month, it looks like the bud is practically falling out of my computer screen. That can't be bad2Dog said:nxthis I dont think your buds need any special effects they looks great to me..I love the black background!
Perfect Meds! Thanks.meds4me said:With the Eyeclops its all about using something ( in my case an old desk lamp arm<?>..) for stabilization. I got mine from the salvation army store...lol
Even sitting with my kief box on my lap and taking snap shots staying steady is def a key. Lastly up-grade the stupid 5 pic usb memory card to a stand 2 gig otherwise you'll only waste alot of time up-loading pics 5 at a time... ~
Glad you made it Q. And thanks for keeping everything in simple English!Qman said:Rule of thirds is you compose your subject 1/3 anywhere in the picture instead of right in the middle, not the law, but some things look much more interesting composed like that. Like I said it's not really a "rule" just a technique, I use it on certain things.
Tripods are a must!. Period. If you want to get clear shots of your trichs there is no way you can hold the camera still enough, no way. Your camera will pick up your breathing and give you a blurry image. If you have to shoot without a tripod then hold your breath when you press the shutter button. My camera is always on a tripod
Nikon 18-105 lens (my 'walkaround' lens)
Nikon 35mm f/1.8 Prime lens (great for portraits, landscapes some close ups. Love this lens)
Sigma 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens (This is the lens I use for trich shots, I can take pictures at 6" away from the subject)
Nikon SB600 remote flash - my next purchase will be a ring flash (BEST for trich shots, hands down)
Tripod, backpack, etc....
There is a couple more pieces of glass (lenses are called glass) that I want but I'm good for now
I also have a studio lighting set-up that I just got, that I'm learning how to use too....Ask whatever questions you like......
Personally; I never use auto. If I where you I would play in the "P" (Program mode, I go here a lot too, specially if I want the camera to do most the work), "A" (Aperture mode, where I'm usually at) or "S" (Shutter mode, I go here to 'stop' action OR to add cool effects)nvthis said:Or is the auto better
Hamster Lewis said:Very cool info guys and gals....I will be the first one to say I pretty much know nothing about using my camera beyond the basics...thanks for the info