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Posted 6/11/17 , edited 6/11/17
Since my birthday in May, I've had a semi-reasonable DSLR camera (it was a birthday present). I bought myself a few lenses to take different kinds of photos (still in need of a telescopic lens.. next big purchase). I've had Adobe's suite of applications for a while for numerous other reasons; now, I'm using Lightroom and Photoshop to edit photos. So before I post some of my own photos, here are some questions that you can answer on this thread:

Do you enjoy taking photos?

What equipment do you use? (It's okay if it's just your mobile phone, as phones nowadays take reasonable photos too)

Would you care to show some of your photography? (if so, go ahead and post some!)

Do you edit your photos, focus on trying to merge photos for genuine HDR (for DSLR/SLR cameras), or anything similar? If so, what tools/presets/settings/applications/plugins do you use?

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Flowers:



Landscape/Buildings:



Random Stuff



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Next time I go mountain climbing or a reasonable hike, I'll likely go ahead and bring the camera with me. These are just some random shots until I sort out some more photos and get done with editing the ones I already have (I took quite a few on local hikes and have various random shots). Some photos are deliberately "over-saturated" just to see how it would look (especially the second one in the "random stuff" spoiler).
Posted 6/20/17 , edited 6/20/17
Here are some more photos, this time from a nearby town.






Keep in mind that these are "post-effects" (I've made tweaks in Lightroom and Photoshop).
Posted 7/4/17 , edited 7/4/17
Just some more random photos that I took while up in the mountains.










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Posted 7/4/17 , edited 7/4/17
I usually take raw shots of my photos with my phone, however I somehow got a scratch on my lens and now have light flares which sucks.

I'm using an LG V20 smartphone with a Tri-Pod for my shots.





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Posted 7/10/17 , edited 7/10/17
Not really a big fan of photography but I do like to edit pictures I took. Here's one I'm proudest of:





EDIT: Here's the unedited pic. Took it with my old phone. Aaand yes my terrible editing skills stand out now...

Posted 7/12/17 , edited 7/12/17

TalosAutomaton wrote:

I usually take raw shots of my photos with my phone, however I somehow got a scratch on my lens and now have light flares which sucks.

I'm using an LG V20 smartphone with a Tri-Pod for my shots.


The V20 has a rather impressive camera. I kept it around for a while (it was the second screen that kept getting scratched up even with a screen protector on it that made me change devices). Your shots are good too! To fix the lens flare, I would probably suggest using something like Adobe Lightroom or similar applications that allow you to tweak things a little - it'll let you at least bring "in" those flares a little.


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Not really a big fan of photography but I do like to edit pictures I took. Here's one I'm proudest of:

EDIT: Here's the unedited pic. Took it with my old phone. Aaand yes my terrible editing skills stand out now...


If I were being honest, the source material was lacking. You would need to raise the contrast a little before focusing on B&W manipulation, just a thought. It looks pretty nice considering the source. I hope you were going for the "creepy, dark castle/structure" (sort of like a Bloodborne-ish) feel since that's what I was getting from it.

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Posted 7/13/17 , edited 7/13/17

ninjitsuko wrote:

If I were being honest, the source material was lacking. You would need to raise the contrast a little before focusing on B&W manipulation, just a thought. It looks pretty nice considering the source. I hope you were going for the "creepy, dark castle/structure" (sort of like a Bloodborne-ish) feel since that's what I was getting from it.



Gothic/Spooky, yes. The monument itself is Victorian Gothic so..
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Posted 7/14/17 , edited 7/14/17
Thanks for sharing your photos! They're beautiful!
I love photography, and it's a very enjoyable hobby for me.
My first DSLR was a T3i Rebel, and my hands were literally glued to it every second. I upgraded to a 7D Mark II, and left a dent in my bank account .
I edit my photos in Photoshop and its Camera Raw plug-in. For the weirdest reason, I find Lightroom too technical and messy for me?
And sure, I can share some photos.





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Posted 7/17/17 , edited 7/17/17

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Thanks for sharing your photos! They're beautiful!
I love photography, and it's a very enjoyable hobby for me.
My first DSLR was a T3i Rebel, and my hands were literally glued to it every second. I upgraded to a 7D Mark II, and left a dent in my bank account
I edit my photos in Photoshop and its Camera Raw plug-in. For the weirdest reason, I find Lightroom too technical and messy for me?
And sure, I can share some photos.


Thanks! I've been editing in-between Lightroom and Photoshop off and on.
I'm currently using a Canon EOS Rebel T6 with various lenses (figured I'd let the lenses hit my bank account since it expands my overall capacity and I can get a new body once I get a bit better at this).

Nice bokeh on some of those photos! I especially like the fireworks/sparklers one, as well as the flower (not the rose).
Since I'm on vacation at the beach house, I figured I'd give it a go with my new entry-level telephoto lens (it's not that great, mind you). Here are a few photos.








As you can see, I'm trying different things at the processing/editing stage. Learning new stuff and tinkering a bit more
Posted 7/21/17 , edited 7/21/17
Another photo dump, since I'm on vacation and kind of rolling with the photos:







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Posted 7/22/17 , edited 7/22/17
I dabble in photography occasionally. Bought camera 2 years ago (Nikon 3100) and few lenses (Nikon nifty fifty, Tamron 70-300, and a 35 Russian Mir that's full manual). Most of the images I take it's just for the sake of taking them, not really putting much for display on facebook. Sometimes I put cat pictures on facebook to fish for some easy likes. I try to use minimum editing. Using Capture NX-D program that I got along with the camera. It's actually not that bad.

Lately been taking out my russian lens a bit more, it makes really nice subtle effect on images. (you can even faintly hear the Soviet anthem when browsing through images taken with lens).

Maybe I'll upload some here when I'll be slightly less lazy.
Posted 7/23/17 , edited 7/23/17


Ah yes, the nifty fifty. I utilize the Canon 50mm often when doing some macro shots or when I'm not so interested in the landscape. I'm curious as to see how some of your photos turn out. As for edits, I either go to the extreme or just balance out the colours a little more (depends on the shot). Please post some when you get a chance, I'm curious to see how that Mir 35mm takes shots.

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Ended up taking some photos of the sunrise this morning:



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Posted 7/23/17 , edited 7/23/17
hey guys, I take pictures too, and half of them are anime inspired because of the poses and colors, https://www.instagram.com/grandline_photography/ check out my Instagram if you want. And I use a Canon rebel t5 with a 50mm lens 2.4 f stops. I tried uploading some here with the post but it keeps failing ;(. And i use Lightroom to edit but i think i will surely switch to photoshop once i learn how to use it correctly. I feel like I will have more control over changing the colors in my pictures (which i love to do) once i get to photoshop! Oh i forgot to mention, for the film pictures i use a canon rebel 35mm film camera but i use the same 50mm on it as my digital.
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Posted 7/23/17 , edited 7/23/17
Few random:
Taken with Tamron 70-300:




Taken with Russian Mir 35mm - it can focus really close (24cm), usually has tons of chromatic aberrations (I really like it on this lens because it gives it that special feel), and it is decently sharp. Think these pics were taken at F2 so it's pretty much at its worst sharpness.



Cropped to like 85%


And here's a creepy one. Taken with Nikon kit lens.
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