I was talking about the last picture, it seems very grainy. I was thinking maybe you edited in the grain to make it seem more "artsy" perhaps?Emberghost said:Um I don't exactly know what you mean by this? my editing maybe? This was takin at sunset so it was low light, so I had to do what I could to keep the shutter quick enough to catch me. I am also not the one taking the pictures obviously, my friend with very little camera know-how is.
Hah, well thank you very much. I might pursue it as a paying hobby, such as something like freelancing for the paper or something like that. It would be nice to get paid though for what I love to do. Especially now that I have a job I am debating getting into the 'bad boy' L lenses like the 70-200 F4L. I don't really know why I'm willing to put the money into photography that I do, I guess it's just a passion of mine. I love taking pictures of sports and portraits and such like with what you have seen of my girlfriend.BillLeeLee said:I love that sunset shot second from the bottom, and the previous ones, and the pond reflection one. Up here in Mass, it's pretty drab every day until mid-April, especially this winter.
I didn't join in the guess your age game but I would have probably pegged you for at least 20, though the braces (I think you're wearing braces in that pic?) might have made me guess a little younger.
But wow, 16? Younger than I would have thought. You take some great pictures and have a real eye for this stuff. I just recently took up photography again (after a 10 year 'hiatus' of sorts) and can only hope to take some pics as good as yours.
Just a question, are you thinking of pursuing photography or anything down the road?
nullvector said:Cool shots by ember, but it would be cool to see some without all the post-process. It looks like you're using a lot of optikverve plugin effects. Some sports or natural color shots would be cool to see.
Just a suggestion about the L lenses...you have a Rebel, right? It might be worth investing the cost of an L lens into something like a 20D, or a used 1D. An L lens on a Rebel is like putting race fuel and nitrous in a Dodge Colt. For the cost of an expensive L lens, you could upgrade to a better base-system (20D), and get the benefits that it provides which might improve the photos more than an L lens would on the Rebel. While the L lenses are held in high regard, other pro's out there have found 3rd party replacements which come close, but save a ton of money over the L's. Read some reviews for the Tamron 28-75 lens. Many pro's have posted positive comments about it, and it might save some money over the L for that range. http://tamron.com/lenses/prod/2875mm.asp
Nice sunset pic, btw.
SidewinderX said:I agree with tim about lens v. body.
When you bought the rebel, you bought yourself into the EOS system. For the most part, your bodies will come and go, but you'll be keeping the glass. You can invest in the L glass now, take great shots with your rebel. Then you might eventually upgrade to the 20D or its eventual successor, and you'll still be able to use that L glass.
WesM63 said:Awsome Shots Ember! Are you still using the 18-55mm lens mainly or the 50mm 1.8? I've been thinking about picking up a 50mm lens.
sgt said:Excellent pictures!! You must be quite the balla for a 16 year old. $900 camera and what looks to be a very expensive gift for the gf!
sgt said:Got my Rebel! I love this thing. It is AMAZING for the price I got it for!
Ember or anyone else, any recommendation on a camera bag for this thing? I don't want something too big... but I do plan on buying atleast 1 more lens and a better flash. Any inpute is appreciated!
Davenow said:Just made a few purchases myself today
Emberghost, you are directly responsible for me buying that lens :mad: THANKS!!! :D :D[/QUOTE]
Hah, I'm very glad to hear this. I went out shooting with it today actually for the first time in a long while. Sorry I haven't been here to post more often lately. So here are a few to look at....I also got a new car a little bit ago! 93 prelude = rocks your world haha
Car Pics @ [url]http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/777165[/url]
Mini Panorama ( try um this way sometime )
Taken with 18-55mm kit
Oh, its the Canon.Emberghost said:Nice, what manufacturer? Tell me how ya like it. =]