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Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-02-2020, 07:15 AM  
People Dave the guitarman
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 5
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It's a phone shot, did it because I no longer have a "real" camera.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-01-2020, 05:06 PM  
People Dave the guitarman
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 5
Views: 363


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Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-29-2020, 01:48 AM  
Abstract Dave
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-21-2020, 06:29 AM  
Abstract Fender Guitar
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Forum: Photo Critique 09-14-2020, 11:21 PM  
Architecture Redondo Player
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-13-2020, 05:12 PM  
Abstract Fender
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Forum: General Photography 08-24-2020, 08:54 PM  
What do you think of my rough draft so far?
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
When you see a good photograph captured by someone else, what do you want to do? Capture the same photo but on your own, right? Replicate their idea, right? Wrong. You see the photo and say "I want to take that idea and make it better"; because you're not going to capture the photo as good as theirs if you try to. Their photo will always beat out yours. You can't beat an idea that is already mastered to its own extent, you will only fall under. If you look at their photo and make adjustments to your own, add your own elements and improve the composition and lighting, you will capture the better same photo. You will then set the next master extent of the photo that'll be harder to beat and as well as harder to replicate. It's not about reaching other people's goals, it's about reaching your own. Even if it comes down to it, you take their goals and you improve them to improve yourself.

Dave
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-15-2020, 10:56 AM  
Black & White Big Dave
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-07-2020, 01:46 PM  
Still Life Guitar
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-06-2020, 06:12 AM  
People Guitarist
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Yeah he smokes bout a pack a day.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-05-2020, 12:19 PM  
People Guitarist
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Forum: Photo Critique 07-25-2020, 11:18 AM  
People B&W or Color?
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Thanks Mike!
Forum: Photo Critique 07-24-2020, 11:46 AM  
People B&W or Color?
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 14
Views: 781
How about this one? It's a bit different because it's another shot but of the same pose. This one I didn't blow smoke.

Forum: Photo Critique 07-24-2020, 09:43 AM  
People B&W or Color?
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Thanks guys
Forum: Photo Critique 07-22-2020, 04:15 PM  
People B&W or Color?
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Nope. It's a acoustic guitar
Forum: Photo Critique 07-22-2020, 02:53 PM  
People B&W or Color?
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 14
Views: 781


Forum: Photographic Technique 01-28-2020, 09:57 AM  
Photography's Triangle
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 99
Views: 3,892
Hey guys. I created a paper to help out my friend, John. I thought it'd be helpful here as well. Correct anything that I am wrong with if you'd like:

Photography’s Triangle

By Dave Le


Dear John, I am writing this to help you advance your photography whether you seek to become a better hobbyist or just want to go pro someday. I will summarize and minimise the trio points that makes a triangle in utilizing your camera and lens in non full-auto photography. There are three main technical mechanics to photography that work together evenly that I call the triangle.. Each point of the triangle are shutter Speed, ISO, and aperture. Screw those books! I am summarizing this for you in a couple of pages!


Shutter speed part 1.

Shutter speed controls the speed of how fast the curtain on front of the camera opens and closes. The ideal minimal shutter speed should be at least 1/160th of a second. The faster the shutter speed, the faster the curtain opens and closes. A faster shutter speed would be needed to freeze faster moving subjects. As the subject moves faster, the faster you would need to have your shutter speed be to prevent the blur.

“The 1/160th shutter speed is just a starting point. I suggest you stick with that until you are comfortable with setting your ISO and aperture of which we will talk about next. If you feel you want to jump straight into setting your shutter speed like a pro, go ahead and read part 2.”

Shutter speed part 2.

Another component of using shutter speed is how far you zoom in with your zoom lens. The focal length of your lens, John is 18-55. If you are shooting a still subject at 18mm, try shooting at 1/20th of a second or faster. If you are shooting at 55mm, try shooting at 1/60th of a second. See what I did there? 18mm is at 1/20th and 55mm is at 1/60th. That means if you are shooting at 70mm, you would want to shoot at 1/80th of a second, and at 200m, that would be 1/200th of a second. Because your camera doesn’t have 1/18th or 1/55th of a second, you would shoot at the next shutter speed closest to your camera’s focal length. 18mm = 1/20th because 1/18th doesn’t exist. 55mm = 1/60th because 1/55th doesn’t exist. Remember, this rule only exists for still subjects, you will have to tweak the shutter speed to be faster if you are to shoot moving subjects, you will develop this technique and better utilize it as time pass.


ISO

John, you do not need to know what ISO stands for except that it stands for sensitivity. If you want to know just for giggles, it stands for International Standard Organization. This name will only confuse you because the name itself technically has nothing to do with sensitivity. The higher the ISO number, the nosier (grainier) the picture will look. You will want to try to set the ISO at the lowest possible setting. However there is a compromise. The lower the ISO number, it’ll make the shutter speed slower, thus causing blur if the shutter speed is too slow.



Aperture

The larger the aperture number such as f7.1 - f16 or even f22, the more depth of field. More depth of field, meaning more of the overall picture in focus. The smaller the number, means less in focus. Whatever you are focusing on while at a small aperture number such as f2.8 - f.5.6 will become focused but the background and foreground will become blurred out. The smaller the number, the faster the shutter speed will become. The higher the number, the slower the shutter speed will become. So you will have to adjust your settings accordingly for your desired depth of field and your desired shutter speed and desired ISO.


“Aperture isn’t the only one controlling depth of field. As the distance between your subject and the background increases, the more blurry the background will be. Also as the distance between you and your subject decreases, the more blurry the background will also be.”


To end this paper, let’s summarize everything. As you increase the F-stop number, you get more depth of field (The background becomes less blurry and more in-focus). However as you increase the F-stop number, the shutter-speed becomes slower. As you increase the ISO, the picture contains more grain (Also known as noise). However the higher the ISO, the faster the shutter-speed becomes. Every setting you change from ISO to aperture to shutter-speed is a compromise. They are a triangle.


This is it.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-27-2018, 09:02 AM  
People Museum Day
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 1
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Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-27-2018, 04:51 PM  
People My very first senior session
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 4
Views: 362
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Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-20-2018, 06:20 PM  
Machinery GI Joe F14 Striker
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 3
Views: 419




Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-08-2018, 08:32 AM  
Nature Duck and its babies
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Thanks guys!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-06-2018, 03:50 PM  
Nature Duck and its babies
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Sorry, didn't realized how sloppy my Photoshop was until now. Just re-editted.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-06-2018, 11:58 AM  
Nature Duck and its babies
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Thank you!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-06-2018, 11:25 AM  
Nature Duck and its babies
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Forum: Photo Critique 06-04-2018, 04:35 PM  
Misc GI Joes, Let's go! Horizontal VS Vertical
Posted By LeDave
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Which do you prefer? Vertical or horizontal?



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