2 new Camera’s


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Now i have been looking at these, not only one for me, but also for my second half. She likes to take a lot of still life images and I think this will be a good investment for her as well. Besides we will be able to exchange lens among ourselves. Only thing is the red will probably be going to her unless I can find a grey one here.

 

 

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Creating Pano’s


DSCF3635I don’t know of any of you out there have thought or even tried this, but the hardest thing to photograph in a panorama picture is a shoreline with moving water or waves. When I photograph a panoramic photo, my settings are manual, which I prefer better cause I find you have more control over what you are photographing. I have tried the motion panoramic cameras and I really don’t like the way they work. I have one on my Nokia cell and it drives me crazy everytime I want to take a pano picture. I have to keep it in line doesn’t show me what I am suppose to be lining up just some stupid dot on the screen and if you don’t line it up properly that dot disappears. Takes me 6 times longer to take the photo. (This to me is a stupid system, whoever the idiot that design this should be shot.) The other hard to photograph in panoramic photos is windy sky screens, specially with objects moving fast on the screen.

Now I also found that pano’s don’t always have to horizontal, you can also take them vertically, but difference is that when taking it vertically only 2 pictures are taken instead of 3.DSCF3638

 

Altering photographs


So many times when I look at photographs/pictures I see the same thing, people altering the picture before uploading it to the web. Very few of my pictures are altered, that I post online. I believe that if you are a good photographer, you shouldn’t have to alter your photographs to make it look good. Your camera that you use, to take your pictures should be displaying the right colors, these shouldn’t be dull unattractive photos or something that looks washed out.

The old SLR camera’s didn’t do that, that depended on the film. Back in the day, I used many different films and finally used Agfa because it seemed to be the best film for the wide variety of colors. Back then I was photographing a lot of landscape (scenic) pictures. To get the proper color in the photograph, the right film did that. But today everything is done in digital, thus you have to rely on the manufacturer of the camera equipment to provide excellent parts, processors and built in software to produce the right clean colors. This is where a not so good digital camera falls in play versus a professional D-SLR.

When photographing out doors the same rules apply to digital as they did with analog or SLR. Since a lot of new cameras now have built in “scenic modes” into the camera to enhance a photograph for that particular scene, I still enjoying testing my digital camera in manual mode to really understand the way everything works. I gives me the same understanding that I got when I first used my Yashica TL-E SLR. That camera was pretty much as manual as you can get, the only thing that was electronic was the over / under exposure switch on the camera. So, here you couldn’t rely on the camera to take the perfect shot for you, you had to set that up yourself. Then when I moved to my Olympus OM-10 the second I bought was the manual adapter for that camera so that I could do the same thing that I did with my Yashica. The funny thing is today, I still have both SLR camera’s as a reminder how to take good pictures.

New Camera’s


There are 3 different models I am looking at right now. They are from Fujifilm, Olympus and Samsung. The models are Fujifilm X-T1, Olympus OM-D E-M1 and the Samsung NX-1, if I could afford all of them I would buy them. Unfortunately that is not the case and the other is that these models are not available in my area. Since I move to Peru, only certain models are available to the public, not only that, but any electronic device you are going to spend another $100 to $1000 or more on top of the price of a piece of equipment that you can get in the US. But this really depends on what the equipment is that you are buying.  So, you can only get what is available at the time. Also, older equipment here does not become cheaper as time progresses, like it is everywhere else. Here they might sell that item for still higher than the actual price that it is in the US at the time of release for that item. The Fujifilm X-T1 not available in Peru, the Samsung NX-1 not listing for this as of today.

So I have been looking at the Olympus OM-D E-M5, was released in 2012, was announced in Feb 8, 2012. Now they have that listed for a certain price but as to the actual cost I wont find out until I hit the store and buy it.

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Digital Camera’s


Never really took notice before, but now everyone seems to be getting into photography. Now with the new digital camera’s you end up with more people taking photographs and more people almost end up being a pro.

I came across the old style film the other day and actually bought a roll of Kodak ISO 400 / 36. I was even surprise the photo store had the film on sale. So loaded in the Kodak film into my old Olympus SLR camera. The big difference with this stuff and the actually digital is not making any mistakes, cant just delete and take over. Here if you make a mistake, your film still gets used up. So, have to be careful on what I photograph. I have my regular 50mm lens and a manual 60 to 300 Tamron Macro lens, and close ups on flowers or whatever I decide to photograph.

And probably the most important is the weight, man never realize on heavy all this equipment is compared to a digital. I use to carry this stuff up mountains to get landscape shots, I must have been crazy.

People I used to know


I have been trying to track down people I use to know, if you know of these people’s where about please ad a comment and contact information, thanks.

 

Svetlana

Full photograph, not sure when it was taken  I wrote to you for a few years, would really like to get back in contact with you

Full photograph, not sure when it was taken
I wrote to you for a few years

Juliette

Not sure when this was taken I wrote to you for a year, would really like to get back in contact with you

Not sure when this was taken
I wrote to you for a year

 

Anja and Christina

Taken in 1995 or around that time Christina, I wrote to you for a few years, would really like to get back in contact with you, also what ever happen to Anja?

Taken in 1995 or around that time Christina, I wrote to you for a few years,  also what ever happen to Anja?

Natalia

The perfume that you put on the photograph, made it turn this color I wrote to you for a few years, would really like to get back in contact with you.  You move from Latvia to England, are you still there?

The perfume that you put on the photograph, made it turn this color I wrote to you for a few years. You move from Latvia to England, are you still there?

Natalia

I wrote to you for a few years, would really like to get back in contact with you.  You move from Latvia to England, are you still there?

I wrote to you for a few years, 
You move from Latvia to England, are you still there?