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[b] I was wondering if any of you were really interested in Photography. I wanted to use this thread to share pictures, and talk about tips and tad bits of information that we could use when we take pictures ^.^b>

I myself have a really nice camera, *Olympus c 5050 zoom*...But has the "soul of an SLR camera"

Just chat with me if you want to talk about anything. And please, if possible, share some personal info that you like to add to your pictures, such as, strategies and types of color used in it. [/b]
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I wish I had a camera, but my 20-year-old one broke a year agoe, can you believe it that camera's older then me! but I loved to take pictures, even really bad ones, I like to waner in the woods till I found somthing beautiful, then I go home and devolpe it. hm.. I don't really like to edit my photos althought there is the occasional screen tint, Ya know the plastic clear thing that are clear and tinted a color? I used to use them to create like for a forest photo, I would do green or gold, for the ocean a shade of green-blue, or whatever. for me it was somthing to pass the time, but I was good at it, I was at least good at somthing, when I was 9, I was such a ditz. well, when i was 10 too, but at 11 i became the walking disaster, wi would go further but then this would go off topic, very of topicc ~.^
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I own a Nikon Coolpix 4500. It's a pretty nice 4 megapixel digital camera. I'm quite happy with it at this point.

I originally bought it because I figured if I had one, I'd [i]have[/i] to learn how to use it. I was partially correct. I know far more about cameras and photography than I ever would have otherwise, but definitely not as much as I could on any level. I just don't have the time to invest in it.

I've not touched my camera in quite awhile now. It just hasn't been on my mind. There is this [i]really[/i] cool thing I see on the way to school each day that I would love to take photos of, but I never get around to it.

In any case, here are some examples:

[url=http://www.slownerveaction.org/interweb/photos/chicago/marshallfieldschicagoonstate.jpg]State Street at Night, a few months back.[/url]

[url=http://www.slownerveaction.org/interweb/photos/millenium.jpg]Millenium Park way back in the Summer.[/url]

[url=http://www.slownerveaction.org/interweb/photos/spiderweb.jpg]Some crazy spider at the Botanical Gardens.[/url]
This one was a pain because the spider is pretty deep in a section of plants... and you can't step on the plants heh. This is the best angle I could get, and personally I like the fact that it's behind the web.

[url=http://www.slownerveaction.org/interweb/photos/waterlily.jpg]Lily pad.[/url]
I really like this picture. I off-centered it on purpose, as it usually makes a normally average picture a bit more interesting. I think this came out well.

[url=http://www.slownerveaction.org/interweb/photos/pinkroseclose.jpg]Close up of what I thought was a rose, but I have no clue.[/url]
I like how this one looks like a painting more than an actual flower. It still amazes me that things like this could be right outside Chicago.

[url=http://www.slownerveaction.org/interweb/photos/monarchside.jpg]Monarch butterfly on a flower.[/url]

I have others, but that's enough.
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[size=1]I am not really what one might call an avid photographer, but I enjoy taking photos purely for the purpose of arrangement. I like to work on how my eyes are looking at things and what would make something look good. I seem to have a bit of a knack for it. I can take better photos than my mom, lol, though that is not too difficult. Of course, now every time she wants a decent photo taken she comes to me. -__-

I simply use my mom's digital camera when I decide to take a picture of something. I am not all into the developing process of photography. As I said, I am just practicing my eyes. So at least with a digital camera I can see what it looks like right away and try again if I do not like it.

I usually just have photos of commonplace things, such as my dog, the godforsaken cat that runs around here, holiday photos, etc. If I had the opportunity I would go for more dynamic subjects, such as in Tony's photos.

I do not know how to work everything on the camera yet, for example, exactly how and when to use the Macro adjustment (other than turning it on when you are up really close). The main thing I do not like about it is its delay, though. So, obviously, if anything is moving while the picture is recorded it gets blurred. Sometimes it is not so bad, it adds a bit of an abstract "artsy" feel to it. Most of the time it is just annoying. >.>

I guess I shall post some of my favorites (yes, I am a loser and put my signature on things).

[url=http://members.cox.net/piromunkie/photo_alfie.jpg]King of the Couch[/url] - The first photo I took with the camera which I kept. Simply, my dog lounging on the couch.

[url=http://members.cox.net/piromunkie/photo_taffy.jpg]A Feline Face[/url] - Super duper close-upness. I finally took this serious photo after just torturing this cat with the red-eye reduction flash. =D Despite how much I dislike cats, I like how this one turned out.

[u]Motion Child[/u]
These next three are kind of a sequence. This is where I think the whole blur aspect kind of gives the photo a bit of intensity. One of them has a bit more than I would like, but the others are fine, in my opinion. I would have liked for no blur, but this is a two-year-old neice who cannot sit still.

These were all taken under our dining table.
[url=http://members.cox.net/piromunkie/photo_emily1.jpg]Photo 1[/url]
[url=http://members.cox.net/piromunkie/photo_emily2.jpg]Photo 2[/url]
[url=http://members.cox.net/piromunkie/photo_emily3.jpg]Photo 3[/url]

[url=http://members.cox.net/piromunkie/photo_allie1.jpg]Christmas Time[/url] - This is my step-neice. A holiday photo my mom wanted me to take. She is kind of a goofy child. I like it because she is cute, lol.

I would enjoy hearing comments and critique, of course.[/size]
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[size=1][COLOR=darkred]Well, I am not going to comment on anyone's pictures. Mainly because I have no real experience with photography ^_^ I use a basic Kodak camera. It uses the Advantix film (the quick load film). Needless to say, most of the pictures aren't too good. The camera doesn't zoom, so it really doesn't do too well on far away shots (duh). So, I have to get pretty close to whatever I am taking a picture of. This often makes me lose scope of what I am looking to shoot.

I got a lot of film at a great price, so I spent the majority of that time wasting shots (I am good at that. . lol). As much as I love taking pictures, I don't really spend time developing any sort of skill. It is pretty nice looking through a roll of film that I shot, and finding one or two pictures that makes the entire roll worth it =) [/size][/COLOR]
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[size=1]I would say variety is key, of all sorts. Do not limit yourself to just a particular type of subject. Take photos of anything that can seem remotely interesting. Experiment with various distances, angles, compositions, types of lighting ... just anything that can go into a photo.

Keep it interesting, and keep it good.[/size]
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Hahaha, Its nice that you guys have really nice landscape outside of your houses...*well...most of you*...I live in apartments, so there is nothing really to stare in awe at around here...

Hmm....What kind of landscape to do you enjoy taking pictures of the most? I like taking close up pictures of flowers, only if there are no bees in it...:S...
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