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Old Dec 23, 2006, 5:06 PM   #1
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Hey guys and girls...... I have been looking around the different sections here and notice there are some really good photos. Unfortunately the majority of people will be missing them as they would not dig into the depths of Steves Forums to find them.

My question/suggestion is why post here rather than in the general sections which are very good and then your work will be viewed by more, help more learn, hopefully help you learn and also encourage more people to the forum when they see more work on view? This would then leave the specialist areas for specific questions/advice/information concerning the formats making everything clearer.

Just an idea, what do you think????
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Old Dec 23, 2006, 5:47 PM   #2
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Just speaking for myself, but those guys over thereare GOOD. I'm only so-so, so they always intimidate me - figure they don't have time for my little stuff, but still like to get some feedback. The couple of times I've posted anything in that section I didn't get any suggestions for what to try next. Don't get me wrong, that's not a complaint against them, but rather a reflection of my own limitations as a photographer. If I ever manage to take some really outstanding I'll post it in the other section, but I'm not there yet.

Besides, I like my technical discussion mixed with photo examples. It's nice to see what others have managed with various types of lenses/lighting conditions/pp etc., and gives me ideas of what I want next, so I really like to have a mix of photos with the technical talk.
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Old Dec 23, 2006, 5:54 PM   #3
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I agree about technical interlaced with photos as this is an important learning method from other people using the same kit (I use the Canon dSLR forum when issues arise). When it comes to the standard of shot posted I would like to think that if you want to learn then as for advice and surely the best people to ask advice from are those who you perceive to be better (there are so many here who are better than me) so that they can then pass on the knowledge. Just make sure you ask for some hints and tips and I'm sure people will be forthcoming, our moderators are good at adding ideasas well as Joe Photographer.

Personally I don't like to think of a them and us (don't know where I fall) rather a community of photographers (some pro, some semi-pro, some keen amateurs and some beginners) all with a passion to see improvement, learning and better shots to be produced by all. I don't think there are any here who post to say "look at me look at me" although most of us like praise, rather to encourage, teach and inspire.
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i can say this, i like posting here because it's with the people that i've come to respect.. i can really only stay up with 1 forum exclusively. this one is my choice. altho i do occasionally post here and in other forums.

am i intimidated??-- not on your life!!! unfortunately, harriet, doesn't have the self-confidence she should have.. she's a stellar photog.

if people want to see the results of pentax's great cameras then all they have to do is visit here. we only dislike trolls..

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Old Dec 23, 2006, 6:04 PM   #5
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It was some of your shots and those of mtngal that made me start looking around other portions of the Steve's Forums to find there are loads of good shots that people will be missing. I also don't think the issue is seeing the "results of pentax's great cameras" that should concern anyone as it is only a tool, the artist is the photographer and that is what should be highlighted.
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I do post photos in the other sections, but also here in the Pentax section.

Many of the photos posted here seem to be illustrating the capabilities or ancillary equipment of the Pentax cameras and lenses. This isa common interest for most of us here that may not be so important to C&N users.

But any photos that should be shared in a wider forum.

Go on if you have good one flaunt it!


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It was some of your shots and those of mtngal that made me start looking around other portions of the Steve's Forums to find there are loads of good shots that people will be missing. I also don't think the issue is seeing the "results of pentax's great cameras" that should concern anyone as it is only a tool, the artist is the photographer and that is what should be highlighted.
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my problem with posting in other forums here at steve's is 'how do you keep track' of all of them. if i post something here and someone asks a question then i can reply quickly.. yes! we do need to post in other forums to get the word out about pentax's fine equipment. me, i just don't have the time for it. i've posted in a number of other forums here a number of times but in order to interact with that forum you have to be a regular. no time = why i pretty much just stay here. your comments are appreciated by all here, i'm sure..

i do disagree about one of your statements tho..
it's ALWAYS!!! the camera that makes the image... all i have to do is press the shutter button.. in auto that is...

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How to keep track is easy, just click the notify my by email and away you go nothing to do.

It's a shame as some of your work (and others here) is inspiring and would be good for anyone looking into nature photography to view but if they are a casual visitor will undoubtedly miss.

OK so the camera captures the image but your the clever one (or if not incredibly lucky one week after week) who tells it what you want it to capture :blah:
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Mark1616 wrote:
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Hey guys and girls...... I have been looking around the different sections here and notice there are some really good photos. Unfortunately the majority of people will be missing them as they would not dig into the depths of Steves Forums to find them.

My question/suggestion is why post here rather than in the general sections which are very good and then your work will be viewed by more, help more learn, hopefully help you learn and also encourage more people to the forum when they see more work on view? This would then leave the specialist areas for specific questions/advice/information concerning the formats making everything clearer.

Just an idea, what do you think????
Mark ,

You do have a point.
I do occasionally post to other Steve forums. But I find out that the sort of interaction and rapport (that the post can generate) a lot less than if I post to this forum. Why?
It is because most of the other forum entries come from Canon & Nikon users. Pentax do have strength and some weak areas . And when we shoot we make full use of its strength and minimise the latter. How could other users know and give constructive opinion (particularly on the hardware side)? Likewise I have not had the foggiest idea how to improve a pict (from Canon model xxxx) on the hardware side. I may to an extent comment on the software and pict quality though.



1[sup]st[/sup] Example
Mthgal mentioned above:
""""Besides, I like my technical discussion mixed with photo examples. It's nice to see what others have managed with various types of lenses/lighting conditions/pp etc., and gives me ideas of what I want next, so I really like to have a mix of photos with the technical talk."""""

It illustrates that other users are difficult to give advice as they are not aware of the Pentax way .


2[sup]nd[/sup] example
We had a discussion in a photo club in Toronto (earlier this month) discussing about how many people were addicted to using manual focus ring.

I wrote:
Pentax still has no USM thing in their top autofocus lens. And I have been using manual for all tele and macro shots. I believe Canon or Nikon have some very fast AF lens . But are they fast enough for fast action macro or tele shots?

And the Administrator of the Photo club shot back:

Don't shoot macro, the L zoom lenses are fast for action shots. If it wasn't, us Canon sport shooters wouldn't be using them.



This is my two cents.

Daniel
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I started out in this forum by posting to some of the photo forums, it was fun but I found that it was easy to get lost in the barrage of excellent photos posted. When I upgraded to a Fuji S7000 I discovered that the Fuji forum was quite active, so I hung around there. When I finally got a Pentax DSLR I found that forum was more about photos because there was not a lot of technological variety in Pentax cameras (until this past few months).

I think you are on the right track with this post but this group has beenits own photo critic for quite some time now, it may not change overnight.

I will go out there and take a look, promise.

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