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Quickie - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
Some Things:
If you're going to apologize in post for posting something, why post?
Light meter + moonlight = savage lies.
Rock hard abs = sharper pictures.
It's funny standing in the street taking long exposures.

I'm still considering my next lens. Macro or Wide Angle (Sigma or Tokina)? I'd use macro more effectively earlier. Having a wide angle would force me to learn landscape and people photography sooner as it is for this they are better suited.

I wish the Nikkor lenses weren't so damn expensive.

Photo post later today.
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nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 8th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should get whatever lens encourages you to take and post more sexy naked pictures of people.

We demand full-frontal nudity!

Though management will accept odd-angled upskirts.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 8th, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think we've had the nudity discussion already....
alyska From: alyska Date: September 8th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
medium long lenses are better for portraiture than wide angles. using a wide angle for portraiture would distort the features on a person's face.

after my normal and zoom lenses, i got a macro, which i've enjoyed quite a bit. if you were a canon boy, i could fill you in on a sweet little $70 macro lens that's worth every penny, but most of my lenses i've paid around $300 for.

right now? saving my pennies for a 5d. i just plunked down the money for a sekonic l-558r, so that'l hold me back for a little bit.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 8th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wide angle is good for stealthy street photography. I'm really bad at street.
I actually like the distortion created by closeup wide angle pictures. I've been reading tis blog for about two weeks now and he uses wideabgle for everything. http://inphotos.org/
abmann From: abmann Date: September 8th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is the $70 macro Cannon only? I like cheaper macro. :)

Everyone I meet with a camera 'round here uses a Canon. I met a guy yesterday that was photographing the same train I was, just the other side. He was using a Canon.
alyska From: alyska Date: September 8th, 2006 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
hmm. it's not coming up all quick-like on amazon anymore. i believe it was a canon, but may have been a sigma. sigma's pretty good in general, but i'm just enh with tamron lenses.

and when you said people photog, i thought portraits. wide angle can be fun for street photography.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 8th, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Na. I think my kit lens is good for portarits, not that I've tried much.
However, distortion is fun. :)

Sigma does get good ratings. THe wide angle I'm considering was recently awarded "best consumer lens" by some european group. I'm waiting for the price increase.

Tamron and Tokina seems sort of hit or miss. That wide angle shootout I linked is interesting. They liked all but the Tamron as good buys for the money, far better than the Nikkor wide angle.

Maybe I should go fisheye and really shoot strange stuff.
smed From: smed Date: September 8th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Get an amazing magical lens that takes every picture perfectly - and then I can hire you as my photographer!
abmann From: abmann Date: September 8th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I'm going to need more specifics than "magical." And I'm not nearly up to par at photographing people to be a wedding photographer.

smed From: smed Date: September 8th, 2006 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
You have 232 days to get there. ;)

I would think a wideangle lens though. Force yourself to get better.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 8th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
But macro is so much FUN!

I could be an unauthorized back up photographer. You're going to need to book a photograher before I am good enough to be one.
smed From: smed Date: September 8th, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope. I hiring you and you will be paid with love and adoration.

Macro is fun. But it's macro. And after a while, it gets boring.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 8th, 2006 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
What people do with macro is boring. i think the boring is indicative of a boring photographer contrary to my previous beliefs.

Too many flowers and insects. Not enough other stuff. I think I changed my mind when I got so really cool shots of a rusted lock on a railway track change apparatus.
fiendishx From: fiendishx Date: September 9th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
You need to get a body modification for your camera, Williford. If you don't have a Leica mount grafted on that sucker by tomorrow, you're fired.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 9th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Compell me to do so, Avina. What will a Leica mount do for me? Tilt shift? Panorama? Underskirt?
fiendishx From: fiendishx Date: September 11th, 2006 07:05 am (UTC) (Link)
It'll allow you to branch out into the hoity toity realm of Leica camera lenses. These are lenses so ungodly powerful that the heavens bow down before their awesome might as they rain fire and brimstone upon the soulless Nikon and Canon heathens. These are optics so fine that the gods cry for mercy and run to their mommies. These beasts will have you going from 0 to laid in 2.5 seconds when those fine photogroupies spy the Leica name on the front of your glass. That and...uhh...no reason really. I guess it's just something to do. Hell, I'm not even sure if it's possible. ^_^
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