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May 13, 2012 at 2:18 AM Post #9,856 of 15,034

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My professor would've shunned me if I took pictures of squirrels. Dunno why but he has a personal vendetta against squirrels, light houses, and sailboats. Anyway here's a picture I took earlier this spring for my studio portraiture class. A lot of the staff liked it so I chose it to submit to the department so they could hang it up somewhere. 

 
May 13, 2012 at 3:11 AM Post #9,858 of 15,034

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My professor would've shunned me if I took pictures of squirrels. Dunno why but he has a personal vendetta against squirrels, light houses, and sailboats. Anyway here's a picture I took earlier this spring for my studio portraiture class. A lot of the staff liked it so I chose it to submit to the department so they could hang it up somewhere. 
 

 
 Now if inly someone could post a lighthouse, we could make your prof a very happy man.
 

 
May 13, 2012 at 12:26 PM Post #9,859 of 15,034

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May 13, 2012 at 2:06 PM Post #9,862 of 15,034

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Lotsa good people photography on this page (and squirrels too). Maybe I'll generalize: Mammal photography?

 
Let's break the whole mammal theme a bit up... :)
 
My stupid little gold finches (and one green finch)... the Original Angry Birds™.
Shot fully manual, with a 30 year old Tokina 80-200 f4, OM to EF mount adapter.

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May 13, 2012 at 2:47 PM Post #9,863 of 15,034

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My professor would've shunned me if I took pictures of squirrels. Dunno why but he has a personal vendetta against squirrels, light houses, and sailboats. Anyway here's a picture I took earlier this spring for my studio portraiture class. A lot of the staff liked it so I chose it to submit to the department so they could hang it up somewhere. 

 
Hmm, well I suspect that I would not exactly get along with your professor. I love squirrels and other fuzzy little critters, and I enjoy photographing them far more than the stuff that actually sells. Also, I have issues with the education system, so I'm disinclined to like someone who represents it.
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 Now if inly someone could post a lighthouse, we could make your prof a very happy man.

 
I know I've got one around here somewhere...
 
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Hah!
 
May 13, 2012 at 3:58 PM Post #9,864 of 15,034

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Well it's not like he's all about "stuff that sells", he's just pretty old fashioned. He's been shooting film since the 60's and is always about wide angle street photography stuff. In any rate the professors don't really care what direction we take our photography long as we're dedicated and skilled. That's mostly because they recognize some people go into the program after their retirement just to learn a new hobby. Having said that they do have to teach us major commercial stuff like lighting a wine bottle or 3 light portrait setups (and essays, essays everywhere). 
 

Another shot I did earlier this spring for an assignment. 
 
May 13, 2012 at 6:49 PM Post #9,866 of 15,034

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If you plan on doing plenty of shooting in low light may I recommend purchasing a 35mm F/1.8 lens to compliment your kit. It's pretty inexpensive and has a pretty wide aperture which lets in a lot of light. Also a great lens to learn photography on as it behaves like a normal 50mm prime. Just my added 2 cents. 
 
May 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM Post #9,867 of 15,034

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first attempt at star trails.  it went ok, lots of hot pixels though.
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Snuck up on some geese 

 
May 14, 2012 at 1:09 AM Post #9,868 of 15,034

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Thanks for the responses. I'm fairly sure I don't need 24 megapx. What I really need is a camera that can get good focus at lowish light levels.

 
Depends on what you mean by 'lowish'. If you mean theater conditions, pretty much any modern DSLR which isn't a Nikon D3000 can focus just fine, given a sufficient aperture. If you mean all-natural light at night, you're going to want something professional grade.
 
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If you plan on doing plenty of shooting in low light may I recommend purchasing a 35mm F/1.8 lens to compliment your kit. It's pretty inexpensive and has a pretty wide aperture which lets in a lot of light. Also a great lens to learn photography on as it behaves like a normal 50mm prime. Just my added 2 cents. 

 
I second this. It's a useful focal length, and extremely cheap compared to something like an f/2.8 zoom - and because of the short focal length, depth of field isn't so tricky as it would be with a longer lens (such as an 85mm f/1.4, also a great lens).
 
May 14, 2012 at 5:24 AM Post #9,869 of 15,034

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A straight out of the camera J-peg. The gals here on the island don't shave their legs, but who cares.
 

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