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post #1 of 15
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I finally spent some quality time with my camera. I've had it over 3 months and never actually sat down to learn it since I become distracted way too easily. I originally had a Canon Powershot A80 which I absolutely loved. It was easy to handle, easy to operate...basically a great camera to learn photography.

My sister needed a new camera for her trip to Egypt so I gave her my A80 and upgraded to the Canon G6. Wow, this camera operates so differently it had me a little nervous. I became frustrated very fast...and long story short, left it in the camera box and ignored it. Recently, I pulled it back out of the box and gave it another try. This camera works best in manual mode and therefore requires more prep time for pictures which I'm not used to. I think I'm finally getting the hang of it and think I will keep it. Now I just need to practice, practice, practice......and gaining some patience along the way wouldn't hurt either!

Here's some test shots and as you will notice I've been dabbling in Photoshop as well (another huge program to learn...will it ever end???).












Comments and critiques more than welcome.
post #2 of 15
Gotta love or Cannon
post #3 of 15
I think your pics are gorgeous!
post #4 of 15
I love the first and second pics. They are all great though!!
post #5 of 15
I absolutely love the first two pictures. The second is my favorite. I love the colors of the house with the grass. That would make a lovely framed
picture. Absolutely stunning!!!
post #6 of 15
Great pics as usual, Kass! Are the trees at the top of the second picture and the foreground of the third greyed? It looks neat either way. And the house in the second (yours, right?) is so sharp it's almost hyper-realistic. I also like the perspective in the second picture-the house almost looks like a doll house. Overall, the second picture could be in a gallery right now.
post #7 of 15
Fantastic pictures!

I love my A80, but have been looking at the G6, so I'd be very interested to hear more about your adventures with it and certainly see more of your test pictures!
post #8 of 15
Awesome pics!!!!
post #9 of 15
Kass!...Wonderful to see you again here!
More than critics, are claps to you! ...as always you has a nicely and wonderful works!

And Nakita! what a wonderful Top Model do you have!...
post #10 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by snosrap5
I love the colors of the house with the grass. That would make a lovely framed picture.
Actually that will be one of the pics that I will be framing in the near future. Great minds think alike!

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Originally Posted by okeefecl
And the house in the second (yours, right?) is so sharp it's almost hyper-realistic. I also like the perspective in the second picture-the house almost looks like a doll house.
Yep, that's my renovation nightmare...ooopps..I mean my house. This is really the first picture that I have spent time on in Photoshop. I like the grey skies vs grass/house contrast. I think it's a keeper and it does have a dreamy feel about it, doesn't it?

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Originally Posted by coolcat
Wonderful to see you again here.....as always you has a nicely and wonderful works!
Nice to see you again too! I don't spend a lot of time on the forums these days so I miss everyone!

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment everyone.
post #11 of 15
Ooh, that first picture I love! What beautiful eyes!!
post #12 of 15
As a former photojournalist, I wanted to contact you regarding your posted photos. For someone who has only had their camera for a little over 3 months, your photos show a strong understanding of composition, framing, color theory and design . You have (pardon the pun) a "good eye"! The house/landscape photo is exactly what I mean by this. I take it the 2nd last photo is a macro of a mushroom? Regarding manual mode, if you can learn how to use this mode, you're way ahead of many other photographers. When you are able to shoot using the manual mode vs automatic, then you can truly call yourself a photographer. Manual photography is an art, automatic photography is, for some, just plain luck. Keep up the good work and keep posting your shots! Remember, like anything else, the more you use your camera, the better photographer you will become (trust me, when you're 100% comfortable with your camera, you'll be hooked). BTW, have you ever tried shooting in black in white - the house photo would be lovely.

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Originally Posted by Russian Blue
I finally spent some quality time with my camera. I've had it over 3 months and never actually sat down to learn it since I become distracted way too easily. I originally had a Canon Powershot A80 which I absolutely loved. It was easy to handle, easy to operate...basically a great camera to learn photography.

My sister needed a new camera for her trip to Egypt so I gave her my A80 and upgraded to the Canon G6. Wow, this camera operates so differently it had me a little nervous. I became frustrated very fast...and long story short, left it in the camera box and ignored it. Recently, I pulled it back out of the box and gave it another try. This camera works best in manual mode and therefore requires more prep time for pictures which I'm not used to. I think I'm finally getting the hang of it and think I will keep it. Now I just need to practice, practice, practice......and gaining some patience along the way wouldn't hurt either!

Here's some test shots and as you will notice I've been dabbling in Photoshop as well (another huge program to learn...will it ever end???).












Comments and critiques more than welcome.
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadie's Mom
........ your photos show a strong understanding of composition, framing, color theory and design . You have (pardon the pun) a "good eye"! Remember, like anything else, the more you use your camera, the better photographer you will become (trust me, when you're 100% comfortable with your camera, you'll be hooked). BTW, have you ever tried shooting in black in white - the house photo would be lovely.
Thank you so much for your comments! I get frustrated too easily but I really do enjoy photography when I find the time. Also, if I can get more patient with the camera and subjects and practice I'll probably do really well.

Yes, that's a portobello mushroom right before it went on the BBQ to be cooked.

I have many black and white pics, probably too many. Black and white is my favourite to work with since I think you see many details you wouldn't normally see when colour catches your eye first.
post #14 of 15
Wow! just pure WOW! That was the most awesome thing I've seriously seen all day! That is Fatastic! Great great pics.
post #15 of 15
I LOVE the pic of that house!!! Where is it? I want the powershot A80 too!
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