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Apple



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:12 pm    Post subject: The Photographers Eye by Michael Freeman  Reply with quote

I am reading this book at the moment, I am a keen amateur photographer and this was one of the books on the subject my husband bought me (after me dropping monumental hints!) for christmas.

I am actually quite surprised as a lot of the stuff in there seems to be what I already do.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I learnt most of my photographic skills, such as they are, from a Michael Freeman book (albeit about 20 years ago, and very pre-digital!).



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photography has always interested me I love taking photo's - mainly landscapes and buildings (they don't move or have to be bribed to co-operate Wink ) I'm into night photography at the moment and taking photos during the blue hour, with varying degrees of sucess, what do you like to photograph Mike?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have time for much more than family/holiday snaps these days, but I used to like doing similar stuff to you - buildings and landscapes mainly.



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iíve never read a book on photography but do like to take pictures. Mainly landscapes and buildings while on holiday and the plants and flowers in my garden all year round.
Thereís too much on my TBR-list to add another book at the moment. Something to put on my ĎRemember For the Futureí-list.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've finished it now and as I said a lot of what was in there was what I was already doing anyway, but even though I didn't actually learn anything new it was kind of comforting in a way to know that for once in my life I was doing something right, even though I didn't realise it!!

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Iíve never read a book on photography but do like to take pictures. Mainly landscapes and buildings while on holiday and the plants and flowers in my garden all year round.
Oh yes! I love taking photographs of flowers, close ups of the petals in particular as they can be so beautiful, I always have some sort of camera on me wherever I go just in case!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apple wrote:

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Iíve never read a book on photography but do like to take pictures. Mainly landscapes and buildings while on holiday and the plants and flowers in my garden all year round.
Oh yes! I love taking photographs of flowers, close ups of the petals in particular as they can be so beautiful, I always have some sort of camera on me wherever I go just in case!


My camera is not good enough to take such detailed pictures, but my avatar is from one of my photographs.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you said you took photographs of flowers I guessed your avatar was one of your pics! Its lovely, I tell you what though, I only have a little compact camera - nothing special, but I think they are better than people give them credit for.

For example this was taken with a bog standard point and shoot compact camera.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basic cameras have come a long way.
I love your picture of the daffodils, like the angle of the photograph. Quite a few of my flower pictures are on Facebook. Have a look if you feel like it.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will do, is Marita your real name?



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