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NewCasa
01-15-2009, 11:03 AM
As a sometimes photographer I know it's often kind of fun to go shooting with others. It's a nice social event with people who share an interest and it's a great opportunity to learn a few things about photography too. Do any of the people here ever go out in groups like that?

verotik66
01-15-2009, 04:08 PM
i did go down to Elora for a photoshoot and workshop, but haven't hung out locally with anyone except the person i went to the photoshoot with

NewCasa
01-15-2009, 04:18 PM
Workshops would be good too - I've never heard of any of them anyplace near here though. Where'd you find out about that one?

Chako
01-15-2009, 09:23 PM
Workshops in the area? None that I am aware of. There are groups of people that do go out, but I was never one of them. I usually am the loner photographer type. I did go out once or twice with a fellow Soonet member...and that was great fun. It did get my mind off of more pressing matters of the time. I now go out with a colleague on occasion. I think it would be great fun to go with a group. It would be an interesting experience that would differ from teaching Photoshop and photography to a classroom of high school students! :)

NewCasa
01-16-2009, 09:43 AM
Well, I'd sure be interested in it too if the weather ever gets any warmer - maybe even if we get a thaw in February sometime. All that would be required to to dress sensibly and bring a camera - any kind of camera would be just fine - fancy equipment would not be a requirement at all. There's a bunch of spots we could go - I'm sure we've all got our favourites so we could maybe go out a few times and hit a couple each time. Good way to get to know the area. Hoping a few others would be interested too.

KARM
01-17-2009, 12:37 PM
Get-togethers are always great ways to learn and it's always nice to see how "the other guy" works. There is dedicated photography message board for the Sault which has its own categories (Gallery, Buy and Sell) and we often have meet-ups. Usually it's going out for coffee and/or going out to shoot. There's all levels there and some of us shoot digital, some film and some both. Here's the address:

http://saultphotography.forumotion.com/

If your photos are on Flickr there is a Flickr group for Sault Ste Marie. Even if you aren't on Flickr you can browse through all the photos:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/saultstemarie/pool/

Karen-Annie
01-19-2009, 02:51 PM
I remember we talked about this quite awhile ago. There was some decent interest but, then, for whatever reason, it never happened. I think it is a great idea!!! Mainly because I'm STILL trying to get the hang of this digital camera thing and I need HELP!!! I don't know how good of an "eye" I have...but I took better pictures with my regular old film camera !!!

Count me in for any if I am available!!!

\m/ Rich \m/
01-19-2009, 03:36 PM
karen, maybe the thread i started today on understanting cameras might help, the canon site i linked to was really really helpful.

I would also be up for an excursion - i dont know too many people who are into photography and last time i was on an outing was with chako. I'm definitely due for another outing armed with my new camera!

Karen-Annie
01-19-2009, 03:50 PM
karen, maybe the thread i started today on understanting cameras might help, the canon site i linked to was really really helpful.

I'm one of those people who has difficulty learning by reading. I can't use all the functions on my cell phone 3 years later and many readings of the manual!!!:embarassed::msnconfused_smile: Which is why I'd love it if we started to do these outings occasionally. Once I'm shown how to do it, try it a few times with an "expert" supervising to correct mistakes, it usually has imprinted on my brain. Reading and doing doesn't have the same results for me.....and that is something that hasn't changed throughout my life!

\m/ Rich \m/
01-19-2009, 04:06 PM
I'm one of those people who has difficulty learning by reading. I can't use all the functions on my cell phone 3 years later and many readings of the manual!!!:embarassed::msnconfused_smile: Which is why I'd love it if we started to do these outings occasionally. Once I'm shown how to do it, try it a few times with an "expert" supervising to correct mistakes, it usually has imprinted on my brain. Reading and doing doesn't have the same results for me.....and that is something that hasn't changed throughout my life!

im usually like that but found with cameras there was just so much to it that trying to comprehend too much at once would just mess me up worse than i started, LOL

KARM
01-19-2009, 04:13 PM
Even though it's really cold out winter offers some really good light to shoot with. Winter sunsets can be some of the most stunning.

If the cold is a deal-breaker there are some good indoor locations. The greenhouse at Bellevue Park has amazing soft light. I don't tend to shoot the flowers when I go because the light is so good for portraits... try to bring a friend/model. The best part is the temperature. It is very warm and humid in there and there's no cost involved.

It's not free, but the Bushplane Museum is a good place to take photos as well. There are a lot of really colourful aircraft in there and some good light in the afternoon when it comes through the hanger door windows.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/2946739671_5f86c9eebe.jpg

Chako
01-19-2009, 08:05 PM
Maybe we should make an outing some weekend then?

Nice photo Karm.

\m/ Rich \m/
01-19-2009, 09:31 PM
just let me know when and where to be!

Karen-Annie
01-20-2009, 01:10 PM
Me too!! I'll cross my fingers and toes that I'm able to go.

KARM
01-20-2009, 07:19 PM
Maybe we should make an outing some weekend then?

Nice photo Karm.

Thanks. It may not be a world-class attraction but the museum is a pretty good afternoon photo-op.

Babzz
01-20-2009, 07:48 PM
I would be interested in going out for some shots

NewCasa
01-20-2009, 07:51 PM
I would be interested in going out for some shots

I'm up for that - they'd warm me up after taking pictures in the cold weather.

Karen-Annie
01-21-2009, 12:22 PM
I'm up for that - they'd warm me up after taking pictures in the cold weather.


LOL!!!! http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y57/Karen-Annie/lmfao.gif http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y57/Karen-Annie/booze.gif I wish my brain worked as fast as yours!!!

Chako
01-21-2009, 12:50 PM
Depending upon the weather, I am taking my camera out to Bellevue park this Sunday. Probably around noon or so.

Chako
01-22-2009, 06:38 AM
Well if it is not snowing or raining, I will be out there at noon with my camera. You are welcome to join me if you wish. I was thinking of just walking around top sail island, the park, maybe the greenhouses etc. I will be parking at the red roofed outdoor picnic building (maroon minivan). Bring your camera. :)

NewCasa
01-24-2009, 03:55 PM
Looks like snow. I'll likely head over to Stokely Creek, which is pretty close to my place. Sometimes when it's snowing I feel like I'm risking my life just to come into town. I hope lots of others show up though. It'd be great and I'll get out with a group soon, I hope.

Chako
01-24-2009, 05:30 PM
Just checked the weather and it doesn't look all that great.

"SUNDAY: A few flurries ending in the morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of flurries. High -15C(5F). Sunday night cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind up to 15 km/h (9 mph). Low -22C(-8F). Wind chill -30."

I am hoping that it will be better around noon.

Chako
01-25-2009, 09:40 AM
Looks like I am going out to do some photography later today...hope the weather holds out. :)

Chako
01-25-2009, 04:39 PM
Got there at around 11:30, waiting till about 12:10. It was a no show other than a colleague. I did bring out the wrong lens though. He was getting all the nice wildlife shots, and I had to be content with a different subject matter lol. Oh the pain of it hehe. We both had a very good time. I am open to more outings, especially on the weekends.

NewCasa
01-25-2009, 05:30 PM
I live out in Goulais and had a bunch of other things to do. I did end up going out for a walk and taking my camera though. I'll post any shots that look half decent.

Sorry nobody else showed. I'm sure that will change as the weather gets warmer though.

Looking forward to seeing your photos.

Chako
01-25-2009, 05:55 PM
I wasn't expecting anyone, and that included my friend. I had mentioned the outing to him at work and was surprised he remembered. It has been a busy week with exams and all.

I am quite content in going alone, as that is the norm for me anyhow. I am also open to going out in a group though (seems to be more fun than alone...go figure! :)). As I have said, any other weekend or something like that, and if I can make it, I will.

As for the results..I have already posted them. :)

NewCasa
01-26-2009, 12:11 AM
So how do people post images on here? What's the simplest way?

Chako
01-26-2009, 06:14 AM
Easiest way for me is to open a photo bucket account, upload them as 800xXXX jpegs with a compression level of around 180.0k. Once on your photo bucket storage area, all you have to do is right click on the IMG CODE URL found under your photo, and copy and paste it into this forum. When you submit reply, you should see your photo in your response. Easy.

www.photobucket.com

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r207/Chako_photo/IMGP5212small.jpg

NewCasa
01-26-2009, 11:35 AM
I admire your fisheye. Time was I had a bunch of equipment of my own, now I just have a little point and shoot. Thinking SLR in the future at some point maybe. Specially when I see shots like this one.

Chako
01-26-2009, 05:53 PM
I tend to be a packrat when it comes to photographic equipment.

As for the fisheye, I do like it. Pentax was the first to come out with a fisheye zoom for film cameras, and then this second variant for APS-C digital sensor sized bodies. I hear you can now get the 11-17mm for Canon and Nikon from Tokina.

NewCasa
01-26-2009, 08:03 PM
I tend to be a packrat when it comes to photographic equipment.

As for the fisheye, I do like it. Pentax was the first to come out with a fisheye zoom for film cameras, and then this second variant for APS-C digital sensor sized bodies. I hear you can now get the 11-17mm for Canon and Nikon from Tokina.

Pentax has always been a very good manufacturer. I've always leaned toward Canon, but I have to say when I got my little W60 my G7 started gathering dust. Smaller, lighter, weatherproof and takes great photos. I always found the G7 very bulky, which probably explains why I don't have an SLR at this point in time.