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Mason's Photo Journal

Postby mason91 » Mon 17 Sep, 2012 7:38 pm

Hi all,

I thought I would start a Journal to track my progress as I learn to take a better photo.

I would like to stress that I am very new to photography but like the idea and challenge of learning new things all the same, I would like to encourage all feedback/critisism (preferably constructive) and hopefully I actually make some progress.

Current Set-up:
Camera - Canon 600D
Lens/es - Canon 18-55mm IS (stock with camera purchase)

All photo's taken sunday (16th Sep) - my first day with new camera :thumbsup:
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looking out towards terrigal
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taken along track between foresters lookout and crackneck lookout
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taken at home in the backyard :roflmao:

feel free to comment, hope you enjoy.

thanks for looking,

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Re: Mason's Photo Journal

Postby Trace » Mon 17 Sep, 2012 7:51 pm

Love the second pic, great start.
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Postby priscacara » Mon 17 Sep, 2012 8:25 pm

That second pic is spot on, good depth of field and focus. I like the other 2 as well, just thats my favourite :-).
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Re: Mason's Photo Journal

Postby mason91 » Mon 17 Sep, 2012 8:40 pm

Trace wrote:Love the second pic, great start.

priscacara wrote:That second pic is spot on, good depth of field and focus. I like the other 2 as well, just thats my favourite :-).

I appreciate the kind words :thumbsup:
the second pic is also my favourite, hopefully get some more soon :)

Thanks!
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Re: Mason's Photo Journal

Postby mason91 » Thu 20 Sep, 2012 7:28 pm

Went down to the local waterfront for the sunset, I'm trying to use more of the manual settings but still finding it quite confusing, so more :book: to do :)
this is my personal favourite for the day.
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Postby priscacara » Thu 20 Sep, 2012 8:03 pm

Very nice shot! My only critique would be to have less water (or maybe a bit less sky but think water) so the silhoutte isnt as close to the middle. I'd be more than happy with a shot like yours.
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Postby mason91 » Thu 20 Sep, 2012 8:19 pm

Thanks mate, as you can imagine i am still a rookie at composing a decent shot I think it will take some time but it's very relaxing all the same :)
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Postby priscacara » Fri 21 Sep, 2012 2:33 pm

I sometimes do a day trip just to get away and a good excuse is for some photos. I went to Queenscliff here last year and the same cop past me 6 times till finally pulling over to see what I was up to, spent the next hour chatting about cameras, locations etc. I think it was just an excuse to talk photography since he didn't even ask for id and I had this big camera around my neck :-).
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Postby mason91 » Fri 21 Sep, 2012 2:46 pm

haha definately sounds like he was hard at work... you should put up some of your pics priscacara. what sort of camera do you use?
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Re: Mason's Photo Journal

Postby siddr20 » Sat 22 Sep, 2012 3:40 pm

Nice sunset pic :)
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Postby siddr20 » Sat 22 Sep, 2012 3:40 pm

priscacara wrote:Very nice shot! My only critique would be to have less water (or maybe a bit less sky but think water) so the silhoutte isnt as close to the middle. I'd be more than happy with a shot like yours.


+1 to that.

But you can always crop in post :)
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Postby mason91 » Sat 22 Sep, 2012 4:43 pm

siddr20 wrote:Nice sunset pic :)

Cheers :) happy with it for being so new to this :thumbsup:
I was trying to get the landline dead level in the middle of the picture and I'm yet to experiment post pic so I'm sure I'll get better
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Postby siddr20 » Sat 22 Sep, 2012 5:04 pm

Your doing great so far. Just keep taking photos and keep experimenting :)
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Postby mason91 » Sat 22 Sep, 2012 5:15 pm

siddr20 wrote:Your doing great so far. Just keep taking photos and keep experimenting :)

Thanks siddr, I appreciate it :)
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Postby priscacara » Sun 23 Sep, 2012 1:50 pm

My cam is a canon 450D using the kit lenses still, will see about putting a few up........................thought I already had but nope :-)
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Re: Mason's Photo Journal

Postby MeLLeR » Mon 24 Sep, 2012 12:23 am

Wow, two weeks with the camera your doing nicely!! :)

As far a scrique, personally I think your very first shot is a little over exposed. Your last sunset pics could do with a little composition adjustment too...

I would have liked it more if the horizon was higher, and the sun further to the right. ie so the sun was in the top right third ;) Might i suggest having a read about the rule of thirds or 5:3 for landscapes?

Just trying to be helpful :thumbsup:
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Postby mason91 » Mon 24 Sep, 2012 8:55 pm

MeLLeR wrote:Wow, two weeks with the camera your doing nicely!! :)

As far a scrique, personally I think your very first shot is a little over exposed. Your last sunset pics could do with a little composition adjustment too...

I would have liked it more if the horizon was higher, and the sun further to the right. ie so the sun was in the top right third ;) Might i suggest having a read about the rule of thirds or 5:3 for landscapes?

Just trying to be helpful :thumbsup:


thanks for the kind words meller, I have been learning heaps! I do like landscape photography so I will definately invest some time in reading some of the rules of thumb and advice such as yours :book:
I'm just uploading a few pictures now so look forward to seeing some more :thumbsup:

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Re: Mason's Photo Journal

Postby mason91 » Mon 24 Sep, 2012 9:05 pm

Went to some local waterfalls on the weekend to try and get the blur of some water, it was fun to experiment.
Somersby Falls. Bottom waterfall.
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and since we are all lovers of the stuff submerged in our glass boxes
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comments welcome!!
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Re: Mason's Photo Journal

Postby kit » Mon 24 Sep, 2012 10:32 pm

mason91 wrote:Went to some local waterfalls on the weekend to try and get the blur of some water, it was fun to experiment.
Somersby Falls. Bottom waterfall.
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comments welcome!!
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You lied! You told me you were new to photography!
Great shot!
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Re: Mason's Photo Journal

Postby mason91 » Mon 24 Sep, 2012 10:35 pm

kit wrote:
mason91 wrote:Went to some local waterfalls on the weekend to try and get the blur of some water, it was fun to experiment.
Somersby Falls. Bottom waterfall.
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comments welcome!!
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You lied! You told me you were new to photography!
Great shot!


:roflmao: thanks kit! :pirate:
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Re: Mason's Photo Journal

Postby mason91 » Mon 01 Oct, 2012 3:47 pm

I spent the weekend up at Forster, weather was excellent, just wishing I didn't have to come home so soon..

I took plenty of photos but here are a couple.
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please feel free to comment. :thumbsup:
hope you like.
thanks,

Mason :cheers:
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Re: Mason's Photo Journal

Postby priscacara » Tue 02 Oct, 2012 5:28 pm

More great shots Mason hard choice between 2 and 5 which is my fav so I'll sit on the fence (or jetty!) and just enjoy looking at them all :-)
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Re: Mason's Photo Journal

Postby mason91 » Tue 02 Oct, 2012 5:30 pm

thanks mate, I have learnt plenty so far. Glad you enjoy the pics :)
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Re: Mason's Photo Journal

Postby DanMang » Mon 08 Oct, 2012 1:00 pm

And I though they looked good on the small screen. These are amazing brother! I might have to borrow your services when i start up my new Tank journal :roflmao:
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Re: Mason's Photo Journal

Postby mason91 » Mon 08 Oct, 2012 1:03 pm

happy to help you out man, I can post a picture of the lovers in action if you like?
p.s hit me up when the band starts doing stuff I would like to practice more and perhaps shoot a GIG :)
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Re: Mason's Photo Journal

Postby mason91 » Mon 08 Oct, 2012 7:16 pm

got a nice pic of one of the clowns in my tank hovering over a hammer coral, please excuse the somewhat dirty glass :grump:
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Re: Mason's Photo Journal

Postby DrBlueThumb » Tue 04 Dec, 2012 1:10 am

Very crystal clear glossy type, images, rich colors, you are pretty gifted. :clownfish:
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Re: Mason's Photo Journal

Postby snik66 » Tue 18 Dec, 2012 11:57 am

really awesome photos love the waterfall looks surreal.
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Re: Mason's Photo Journal

Postby mason91 » Tue 18 Dec, 2012 8:47 pm

thanks guys, been taking hundreds of photos lately now that uni is done for the year, I should spend some time and upload a couple one of these days.
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