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PostSubject: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:22 pm

Hi, I am looking for a photography mentor.
Has been shooting for a while but decide to be a bit more serious.
Anyone keen to mentor me?
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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:30 pm

clubsnap.com is a good resource, you should probably attend some intermediate lessons conducted by professionals. Books also a good resource, its a lot of creative expression once you get the hang of the basics.

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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:11 pm

I am with clubsnap, thought I can find someone here and kill 2 birds
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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:17 pm

i can share some things i learnt, but i am not really that good, i am sure there are a few professionals or even enthusiasts in our mix

this was one of my favorites, took this while freezing in the strong San Francisco winds. time of the shot was around 10pm, so it was really dark, had to use a gorilla pod and played with shutter time to get the right exposure.



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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:18 pm

in photography (IMHO) you are your own mentor... your work belongs only to you. creativity cannot be taught... it is build in (eg... like TW in golf) LOL

sometime... what you see may not be visible by other
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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:41 pm

Some of my favorite photos. Like what Eiji said, you have to do trial and error, especially the part of the shutter speed and apperture.







All taken using Canon S2 IS. The stone age prosumer camera Smile

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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:32 am

Daveaha....not bad, not bad....can be my mentor leow!
For a start you need a mentor to guide you what is a good shot, what is not.
What is a correct exposure, how sharp is sharp etc.....
Just like golf, we need to have the basic principle right, the rest is up to individual styles and physical make ups.

So Ejii and Dave shall be my mentor?
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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:38 am

For a start, can you critique on my Avatar.
It was a sunset shot taken at MBGC with Canon G10.
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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:40 am

This was a Macro shot taken with G10.
I like it, but felt is was not sharp enough.
Can I have your comments?




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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:16 am

macro and landscape very different. But whats important for pictures is composition, what are you trying to say or draw attention to. In a macro photo, composition and background is important, the main subject has to be frame properly, with the right background to bring the most out of the main subject. I think your shot has too distracting a background, with partial leaves, and sky as a backdrop, might be better framed if you had just use the sky or the leaves.

This my opinion though, with a G10 lense, there's a limit to how wide you can open your aperture and how close you can get assuming you didn't get the macro converter.

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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:26 am

and here I am...thinkign that my 2Mpix phone camera is the best that happen to me...
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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:47 am

seebayho wrote:
For a start, can you critique on my Avatar.
It was a sunset shot taken at MBGC with Canon G10.

Hi there, may I know from which part of MBGC did you take the shot? We are not allowed to step onto the green when not playing so where else?
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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:50 am

SBH,
I'm not worthy to be your mentor.... seriously. I haven't touch that camera of mine for the last... 4 years. Now I'm just too lazy to play around with all the settings, and opting to use my point and shoot ixus cam Very Happy

But then... looking at this thread... makes me want to invest in four third camera again... $$$$$ againnn
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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:15 pm

eiji wrote:
macro and landscape very different. But whats important for pictures is composition, what are you trying to say or draw attention to. In a macro photo, composition and background is important, the main subject has to be frame properly, with the right background to bring the most out of the main subject. I think your shot has too distracting a background, with partial leaves, and sky as a backdrop, might be better framed if you had just use the sky or the leaves.

This my opinion though, with a G10 lense, there's a limit to how wide you can open your aperture and how close you can get assuming you didn't get the macro converter.

Ok, will drop you PM for more advice.
BTW, I just bought a D5000 looking for a macro filter, what is good?
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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:17 pm

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seebayho wrote:
For a start, can you critique on my Avatar.
It was a sunset shot taken at MBGC with Canon G10.

Hi there, may I know from which part of MBGC did you take the shot? We are not allowed to step onto the green when not playing so where else?

At the cafe
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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:18 pm

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SBH,
I'm not worthy to be your mentor.... seriously. I haven't touch that camera of mine for the last... 4 years. Now I'm just too lazy to play around with all the settings, and opting to use my point and shoot ixus cam Very Happy

But then... looking at this thread... makes me want to invest in four third camera again... $$$$$ againnn

The new G10 Panasonic was selling at $899 only. good buy.
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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:29 pm

Okie, thanks.
You had ur tripod with you then?
Wah, golf set and camera stuff... so much to carry.

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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:02 pm

seebayho wrote:
eiji wrote:
macro and landscape very different. But whats important for pictures is composition, what are you trying to say or draw attention to. In a macro photo, composition and background is important, the main subject has to be frame properly, with the right background to bring the most out of the main subject. I think your shot has too distracting a background, with partial leaves, and sky as a backdrop, might be better framed if you had just use the sky or the leaves.

This my opinion though, with a G10 lense, there's a limit to how wide you can open your aperture and how close you can get assuming you didn't get the macro converter.

Ok, will drop you PM for more advice.
BTW, I just bought a D5000 looking for a macro filter, what is good?

I don't use Nikon, but i have heard good things about the 60mm macro lens, take note its lens and not filter. I have always been a Canon guy, I just prefer their color tones.
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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:41 pm

golfjoy wrote:
Okie, thanks.
You had ur tripod with you then?
Wah, golf set and camera stuff... so much to carry.


I was using a point and shoot camera, no tripod
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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:10 pm

i know a renowned photographer but i heard he's retired or somewhat....

his pictures very sought-after....

see if he will accept your pupillage....

Edison Chen his name.....
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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:28 pm


Forget abt filters, it wont get u very far. Not worth the $$ spend.
Consider 50mm with extention tubes or macro 105mm for a start.

Then again, depending on yr subject interest.
if doing insects, they will not be too helpful too.

Nikon produce the world best macro lens ... 200mm f4.
try it if you have the chance. you will love it!

Cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:31 pm

Oh.. by the way, if u are into inserts or nature , i can recommand you mine.

they will be conducting some new classes in aug.
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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:34 pm

travelsnapper wrote:
Oh.. by the way, if u are into inserts or nature , i can recommand you mine.

they will be conducting some new classes in aug.

Classes? More info please!! bounce
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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:07 pm

golfjoy wrote:
travelsnapper wrote:
Oh.. by the way, if u are into inserts or nature , i can recommand you mine.

they will be conducting some new classes in aug.

Classes? More info please!! bounce

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PostSubject: Re: I am looking for a photography mentor.   Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:29 pm

Thanks!! Very Happy
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