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SteveT's Photo Contest

Discussion in 'Instructions for DBTC' started by SteveT, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. SteveT

    SteveT Prawn

    What a crazy clam garden! How big are those things?
     
  2. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Alas were they were around 8"-15"
     
  3. HoosierDaddy

    HoosierDaddy Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

  4. HoosierDaddy

    HoosierDaddy Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

  5. cdrewferd

    cdrewferd Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    That hammer and scoly are sweet.


    Drew

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  6. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

  7. andrew

    andrew Prawn

  8. SteveT

    SteveT Prawn

    Damn guys you are really going to make it hard to pick a winner. Lots of good photos! Love it!
     
  9. 09bumblebee

    09bumblebee Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Clowning around
     

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  10. Quirindongo

    Quirindongo Copepod

  11. ReeferMatt

    ReeferMatt Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

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  12. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

  13. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

  14. djkms

    djkms Shark Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    1st entry :)

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  15. ReeferMatt

    ReeferMatt Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Wow! Kris, that looks like something that would be in a magazine!!
     
  16. cdrewferd

    cdrewferd Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    I think you should do 2 classes, point and shoot then DSLR. Some of us dot have the fancy cameras where we can control all the settings. I can understand you not wanting to do 2 classes and 1 winner in each. That's a lot of work to verify who used what camera.


    Drew

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  17. 09bumblebee

    09bumblebee Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

  18. djkms

    djkms Shark Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    Drew, quality photos can be taken with point and shoots as well. I have seen some amazing photos taken with them. Look at Kalgras photos, he is using a point and shoot. As a matter of fact I believe Gonzo uses a point and shoot as well.

    Heck here is a thread with great cameraphone pics:
    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2178404

    and a iphone thread:
    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2173508

    The only real advantage that DSLR's have over point in shoots in a web viewing setting is aperture. If you take the time to learn your camera, adjust your lighting and spend time setting up your shot any camera can take good photos. Also, post processing is almost as important these days as the shot itself. If you don't have post processing software you can always download GIMP, its powerful and free. You can always white balance, sharpen, adjust tone and colors, heck just about whatever you want to do with your photo in post processing.

    Just because people have a DSLR does not mean that taking pictures are any easier for them then someone who shoots with a point and shoot. I literately spent hours today and took over 100 photos to come up with that one shot. It actually took me almost 45 mintues setting up the shot before I even turned on the camera (setting up the lighting, turning off pumps, adjusting room lighting, etc). Then after I finally got a shot that I was satisfied with I spent another couple hours post processing it. I am by no means a professional but I do enjoy photography and enjoy spending the time to produce the best shots I can. It also helps to have a basic understanding of photography principles. A great resource can be found here if interested:
    http://digital-photography-school.com/

    I just hope you understand that its not because my camera is a DSLR that I am able to get shots like that, its because I spent a lot of time setting up my shot to get the best possible outcome I could. I guarentee if you spent a few hours setting up your shot, taking a hundred or so photos of the same thing, adjusting your camera's settings along the way and finishing your best shot in post processing you would probably blow my picture out of the water!!
     
  19. cdrewferd

    cdrewferd Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks Kris, I'll give GIMP a try. I've never done any post processing. Just posted what comes right from the camera.


    Drew

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  20. 280g-reefman

    280g-reefman Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    Here are my two taken with my camcorder that is about 10 years old.

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