I've been thinking about getting a camera, but I don't trust normie sources. Any recommendations?
Just bought my first big boy camera, wish me luck wizzies and i will post some stuff next week before Japan
If this wasn't a photography thread, I'd swear the second image was a 3d render, edpecially because it's such a stunning mould of Dr. Kleiner
I don't know if it can be considered tilt-shift or not, but I've just been holding regular lenses in front of the camera and twisting them around to produce some nice focus and glare effects.>>35149
Good luck wizzy, try not to shoot too many Papanese 3D schoolsuccubi.
What's up with your fingernail in that picture of the lighter being held?
>>35169>Good luck wizzy
Not going to Japan anymore unfortunately, might be going to designated though, that will be interesting
Sorry to hear. Japan has been shot to death anyway. I imagine the snapping barbarian is a common sight in Japan these days.
I am not in any way been doing photography or anything for a long time, but i just want to have discussion with my fellow wizards right now, so i'll give you my opinion.
If you have less budget and willing to take it a little bit further by learning about how the camera works, then film cameras would be appropriate, 35mm SLR cameras are dirt cheap and some of them are in good condition. The problem, then, would be getting your films printed, it takes too much time and you have to go outside of your home(considering that you're in no will to develop the film by yourself). It's very limiting but a good alternative if you don't have much in the bank right now. This is what a fellow wiz told me in the last photography thread. I just found out that it's too pricey to go using film since i'm working as a wageslave so, i went out to find digital cameras instead.
As for cheap starter DSLR, you could go for Canon or Nikon, they're just imo the default companies that you should look for as a starter. I had Nikon D3200 in the past and i say that i preferred it than Canon because the ergonomics fits me quite well. The DSLRs from these companies are quite affordable if your budget is below <500 Euros. And if you still have some more money left, invest it on lenses!
If you have more money you might want to try mirrorless camera, the gimmick of these kind of cameras is that you could see what's your picture going to look like before even taking the picture. If you're thinking about getting mirrorless camera then your money should be spent on Sony A7 or A6000 series. Sony is ahead of the other competitors when it comes to developing their sensors but some people say that the interfaces for the cameras aren't great and kinda awkward. Prices are around >500 Euros. There are also other competitors such as Panasonic, Fujifilm, or Olympus, but i only done my research for Panasonic and Olympus since Fujifilm cameras are too expensive for me.
If you're looking for cameras that have a lot of options for lenses then you should look for MFT(Micro Four Thirds) cameras.
Contributing to the thread with pic related. Bought a second-hand E-M10 for 250 euros and now i have to save up again for a month or two for my first lens. What lenses are you using, Wizzies?
I ended buying some cheap busted up sandy canon and being ripped off because socially retarded, owell it still works good enough.
Too depressed to go out and take some pics though, but i did take one pic at least. Joys ofthe neet curse, unlimited free time mixed in with anhedonia.
Canons are good to start with. New, they're typically a bit more expensive than other Japanese equivalents, but if you have a used one then you should enjoy cheap lens prices. What model is it exactly? You should read >>33494 , it is a very informative post.>>35466>If you have more money you might want to try mirrorless camera, the gimmick of these kind of cameras is that you could see what's your picture going to look like before even taking the picture
That's what live view on modern DSLRs do. I have the D3200 and I and can say that live view gives an accurate representation of what the final image will look like. I think if you prefer the mirrorless experience, a DSLR is still a good option because at least you have the viewfinder to fall back on. Battery life is also cut very short by the sensor always being powered, so if you do go mirrorless or prefer live view, I'd recommend getting an extra battery and maybe a cheap battery grip.
>What lenses are you using, Wizzies?
Sigma DC 18-200 (non AF)
Yongnuo 50mm F1.8
Vivitar 28mm F2.8
I also have some old Sigma auto 55-300 for Canon but I don't think the mount can be adapted to Nikon F.
The more I read about Nikon F the more I feel I should have started with Canon. I notice new lenses for Canon tend to be cheaper and despite being an older mount, vintage Nikon F lenses aren't that easy to come by like a lot of people claim. I like super fast apertures and Nikon's mount is too small to allow proper < 1.4 or so. I'm going to get a new body for sure this year so maybe I'll make the switch. I do a lot of macro photography using reverse rings though so I actually enjoy physically changing the aperture on the fly instead of having to lock it in before reversing the lens.
I start with coffee and nutritional supplements, at least it gets you up for 6 hours before the dread and everything else set back in again. Take care of your hygiene(at least brush your teeth daily). But what will give you the most is reading books, it gives you a solid ground to stand on in case if you are having an episode by giving you something to think, or then you will be able to do mental gymnastics to get back on your feet again.
Look into photographs that captures the human condition could also give you insight on the many sides about the world we're living in that most people ignore.
I'm conflicted right now in investing my money on a second hand 35mm or 50mm, i'm obviously not going to do street photograpy, since i only could save up so little i could only buy something after months of saving up money.
I'm trying to buy cheap vintage lenses and adapting it to my current camera.
Where did you take this picture?
For a brief moment I was wondering why someone would masturbate to pictures of demolition. I was in the middle of rationalizing a fetish for destroying buildings when I realized that I wasn't in /lounge/.
I was even to the point of saying "I don't get it, but if you think it's hot, man."
I went on a very long walk today.
I love the colors and another cool thing is that the photos look good next to each other because of the color harmony. Becomes more than the sum of its parts.
I like it better without zoom. We get to see the world through your eyes like this. It's fun to witness what other wizards see when they look out their windows.
did you stay at an hostel while in iran?
Various hotels. I've been to Shiraz, Yazd and am now in Isfahan.
how are the prices compared to UK? is it difficult to get a VISA to visit it?
I like this little series, do you know what kind of bird that is? I never see anything except dirty pigeons where I live.
Most of the things are pretty cheap and you can often haggle prices down, though they can be more expensive in tourist areas like Persepolis. Getting the visa was fairly quick though I imagine it would be harder for people from certain countries like USA.
Large polished statue of some animal. I still can't manage to figure out what it is.
Some nicely polished flooring
it looks like a hedgehog
Hm, could very well be one now that you mention it, wizzie.>>38759
Church inside the mine. This one came out with a kind of spooky atmosphere, though it's very blurry.
The second one is a photo of a (somewhat) far away mountainside. The small white/brown dots are actually cows eating.
did you see any wildlife besies cows?
Some sheep, chickens, horses, a few dogs here and there, but cows seemed to be the overall favorite with locals. When our path took us to the "heart of jesus" statue/look out tower, we met a few making their way down the mountain by the side of the road. Sadly the camera battery didn't last the way up, which was a shame considering the view.
Ah, and some storches prowling around the fields being harvested looking for a bite, and a few duck near lakes.
were you alone on that trip?
where are you from? and how old are you?
did you enjoy the trip? what was your favourite part of it?
Millipedes are some of the coolest bugs I think. I would love to have one.
they are cheap and easy to keep and feed, mine has no heating or lighting
Very nice pictures.
Here is a picture I recently took.
Thanks. I had a dream involving a lizard and a mantis and couldn't remember until I saw this picture.
arent you afraid its going to bite you?
Not at all, praying mantis in general use their mouths for eating. They aren't made to bite other creatures as a form of attacking. The one tool they do use for that are their forelimbs. If you see a closeup picture its forelimbs you can see why.
I haven't seen a Burger King Playplace in 17 years. A declining number of immune system boot camps like that is why kids are so fragile these days.
they will grow up and get their STDs and other lifestyle illnesses anyway so what difference does it make
How do you clean your camera? I have little red dots and shit on my pictures
Little red dots could be dead pixels on the sensor. Cleaning can be done easily with a microfiber cloth and small stick. Don't use a Qtip or tissue paper because the fibres will fall off and be worse than dust. You can also use compressed air, but keep it a fair distance away or else frost will build up on the camera which could give you electrical problems.
What happened to the chicken?
It's a ptarmigan, in a popular local forest. I saw blood coming from the mouth, so probably murdered with an air gun, by the sort of scum who always go there to litter their beer cans, start fires and play "frisbee golf."
are you in south korea?
Who are the babushka ladies you are spying on in second pic?
Random people. I just went to the parents bedroom, looked in the window and noticed a cat.
Same Guys as in >>39923
. Got a bunch of photos I took from ages ago.
what is it with this stirner fad on imageboards? it is getting really really annoying
pic is a few years old, but i only use wizchan, so i couldnt answer you or even know he is popular. plus on here i dont recall ever seeing anyone post about him. all i know is the book is popular with individual anarchists and those enjoying philosophy similar to nietzsche
The Stirner fad came from /leftypol/.
I like these, wiz.
I just picked up a nice mid-range action camera. I plan to record loopable short clips of traffic and similar motions and spread them around on the net. I have an OK DSLR and lenses but carrying the thing around all night with a hefty tripod and often returning with no shots got tiring. This new pocket-sized camera has great lowlight picture.>>41917
These are great. The first one looks like a painting.
Looks like Hitmen Marrakesch
I promised the Church-guy to give him the photos, but those churchtypes creep me out.
Creepy shack-thing, Bridge 14 min exposure and this diety looking over me. (It was amazing)
My tripod fell when taking bottom photo and hurt my 85mm. Autofocus stopped working (it works now miracoulsly)
As you can see im kinda a night photographer (for obvious reasons)
Friendly dog-owner. Told me about old buildings.
An image from summer, reminding us that after the cold winter, we will enjoy tropical warmth.
Would post photos of my old mother. Why? Because even when cracking jokes and having her laugh, then snapping a photo quickly, the photos reveal her deep sadness over me, the camera shows the things i normally don't see. I hope I can make money through stockmarket, I don't want to be viewed as the special retard child. She looks at me like I have no chance of survival once she is gone.
Forgot the ultimate wizard-fact.
When I took the bottom-photo of the fancy apertment, it was New Years. I was far away from the apertment, but I heard and saw people laughing, screaming, partying, enjoying life, feeling the warmth, while I was sitting alone, on icy bridge. Existintial horrible thoughts were present. I also wondered what my former classmates where doing. Probably living it up.
Perfect metaphor haha
As for these pictures i post now:
Middle picture is from my city, I live only 50km away. I hadn't been there for 3-5 years, spent years in my apertment barely going out except for groceries, was so shocked over the fact that 70%+ was immigrants in childhood city. It was a nightmare seeing droves of noggers & mudslimes everywhere. The muslims shoot rockets at each other while faggot police gave them a stern warning, then they went back to shooting rockets.
A muslim dad walked up to me and said hello, all friendly like. Then he threw a large explosive piece next to me, tripod feet was almost on fire that night. Well, hopefully the normies who voted for it, will suffer greatly.
>>42723>shooting rockets>large explosive>muslim dad
are you in some sort of combat zone wtf
The muslim dad was like 50 years old so I expected some sort of maturity. Being European I hold people to higher regards. I forgot we are dealing with subhuman inbreds.
Here is from our most populated immigrant cityhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs3gGostYFI
Wasnt this bad in my city but still.
oh you're from sweden and it was new years fireworks that clears things up
Wow, that forest shot is just stunning. All that fresh and lush green. That looks like something from studio ghibili.
That's fucked up. Sounds like you're near Malmo from what I know of the matter.
Nice photos btw, I like the compositions in >>42721
especially so. The first is quite stunning, lovely positive/negative space and interesting texture. The other two are really well balanced and executed/edited with skill. If anything I'd say that the lights in the middle picture detract from the scene, but they are a nice use of p/n space against grey which is unusual, and very well balanced on the intersect. It's a shame the environment didn't offer up anything more dazzling because the composition really is pleasing.
any recommendations for a compact digital camera up to 200GBP?
Does anyone have a link to an archive of the old photography thread? I had some pics in there I want to find again. Thanks.
textbook pictures of a wall cloud, you could probably sell these as an example to a meteorology company
spoiler that shit, no one wants to see that here
Go fuck yourself crab jealous of cars having romance
Turkish wizard here, where have you visited? I'd love to talk to you about your trip.
I would kill for one like that.
I wonder how they manage the keep moisture away from the walls? In my experience attaching plants to walls like that is a sure way to have problems with humidity and mold.
There are free smartphones now. Mine has a surprisingly decent camera so I challenged myself to try using it.>>35103
Any 10mp DSLR from eBay. I don't like Nikon though because of their pale color and puce colorshift. Steer clear of high resolution cheap cameras like Amkov or Polo. They are not high resolution and are the worst I've ever researched.
Even if they did, demand for film is incredibly low so they'd have to mark it up anyway just to break even.
>>35169>I've just been holding regular lenses in front of the camera and twisting them around to produce some nice focus and glare effects.
I barely find the differences noticeable. Where is this? Eastern Europe or something?
kitty>>45384>I barely find the differences noticeable
Yeah I thought the same, so might as well not bother.>Where is this? Eastern Europe or something?
Very nice. What device did you use to take these pictures?
Definitely edit the colors. Slight difference is enough, it's exactly what you aim for when adjusting.
I hate Kodachrome 64 with all of my heart, soul, and strength and I am glad it's kill.
That is all.
Thank you. I shot those with my cellphone, Motorola Z play.
What kind of DSLR? Do you perform any post processing in Photoshop, Lightroom, etc?
It's a Nikon D3200. I do shoot RAW and if I get a nice shot I'll play with the colors in Gimp, but I don't really do anything fancy.
Very nice. Have you had any other issues with it? I've heard some folks complain about lack of sharpness under certain conditions on other forums. Would you recommend it?
That's the ridge of a small supercell.
The issues I have with it are all due to my own neglicence. As an entry-level DSLR it is fantastic. The interface and controls aren't convoluted at all even when in full manual mode (Much more straightforward than Canon's EOS in my opinion). The build quality is awesome. I've dropped it from trees with telephoto lenses attatched and it held up. The only thing that did it in for me was getting it drenched. The good thing about Nikon is that they've been using the same lens mount for decades, so used manual and automatic lenses are easy to find. I believe I got a box containing a Sigma telephoto, 28mm, and 18mm for $30 that all worked fine. Image sharpness is a fault of Nikon's included lenses and ISO capability. The lens line Nikon includes with the kits are reputably soft, and that coupled with the fact that Nikon's sensors get real noisy in high ISO settings (meaning a longer exposure and open aperture is needed) results in many handheld shots losing detail.
The downside to the Nikon F lens mount and ISO noise is that low-light performance is poor. Nikon F can't recede F1.8~ or so, whereas Sony and Canon can go sub F1.0. Plus these manufactures, especially Sony, have sensors which fair much betterin low light.
I should be out shooting this lovely gray time of year but it is too wet.>>45831
That is a nice cat. Did you make it yourself?
Question, do you guys know of a reasonably good compact camera with manual controls?
Something I can fix the focus or adjust the focus with physical controls rather then scrolling through menus or only having auto focus.
I want something that I can both use to shoot cool stuff when I am out on my bike(why I want compact), and also use it to shoot stop motion stuff when I am home (why I want manual controls) but don't want to get two cameras or lug around expensive and bulky lenses.
I only need the image quality to be good enough, not cutting edge. My photography skills are not to the level where I am shooting art photos anyway.
It seems to be right up your alley, especially as it has its own stop motion tools. Do consider if you really need everything in that kit though. Occasionally those retailer kit items can be bought for cheaper if you order them individually. Also consider upcoming Black Friday/Cyber Monday savings. Overall not a bad package, would definitely suggest grabbing an extra battery though as not only is it mirrorless but it also has a digital viewfinder which means more battery chewage.
Not bad advice. I will research a bit more.
Thank you for your input.
Why is the downtown so empty, and how do you people manage to live with such narrow streets?
I love this type of environment at this time of year. So visually noisy but no human in sight. The level of decay and lack of snow makes it easy to uncover lost items.>>46451>>46452
Which city? It looks mid European, but come Decembre such a city square should be packed with consumers, no?
The "pencil" monument on the second photo looks like the one in Washington DC. But I'm not sure.
Downtown was closed to traffic for the G20 summit, almost no one lives there but during the day its cahotic and on the night only hobos remain, its the bussiness district. >>46460
Buenos Aires, downtown architecture was copied from the paris of 1930, the rest of the city is not so pretty or architecturally coherent
>>46464>downtown architecture was copied from the paris of 1930
So this is a thing in Latin America. My Br shithole also has a bunch of blocks copypasted from Belle Epoque Paris. Then you make a wrong turn and reality hits like a brick. It's like that movie Elysium but the good neighborhood is not floating in space.
Is that a modded original XBOX with Sonic X in the background? Pretty neat way to modify old technology, is there a guide online somewhere I can try and do this?
There's no all encompassing guide, just lots of guides about different things authored by noobs mostly, and full of shit. You need to spend a long time in study and experience to mod consoles skillfully, unfortunately. It took me a couple years.
That's my favorite sonic wallpaper on an xbmc skin. Xbmc is so sweet, having all the emulators and music and video functions in one spot. There's even like 60 xbox games on here.
You can softmod an xbox with certain game discs and a memory card. The softmod route is the fast and easy way of xbox modding if all you want is the homebrew and ripped xbox games. https://www.xbox-hq.com/html/forumsdownload-id-4223.html&sid=a4355aff6b18fde0f832c85925d1e450
Nice, it looks like a fun project to undertake. I'll probably brick it in my attempt, but on the off chance I get something like that it will be worth it. Thanks.
Does wizchan strip metadata from photos?
Yes, as much as can be stripped.
That being said, it never hurts to mention which camera/mobile you used to take the picture if you're not afraid of that information somehow being used against you.
Still have commieblocks remaining I see..
Aye, that we still do.
Later high rises have good architecture, technically lots of new housing is their derivative with a polished facade. Commieblocks will last until climate change drastically quickens or, more likely, some property developer bribes the officials to knock them down and build the same thing anew.
I really like the soft colours here
Quite sure I recognize St Nicholas Cathedral, though can't remember which exact park is on the second pic. Do you also live here or you're on tour?
Most of old Blackberry phones have this soft colour palette by default.>>46880
It's the Mariinsky.
Was here in training.
Great thread. Thanks for posting your photographs.
What is a good non-boring way to learn the basics of photo editing and photography in general.
It feels like ever since I switched to mostly using a cellphone although I take more pictures (because I don't have to send shit off to get developed or pay out the ass for scans) but it feels like I am just getting worse and worse artistically ever since I made the switch. I figure getting back to basics, and getting a actual digital camera rather then just using my phone, could help reverse this downward spiral of quality.
I'm more of a camera guy. Is it worth buying a high-end digital camera? I intend to make music videos for ambient tracks maybe
Go for it. The biggest hurdle will be price, even entry level dslrs cost hundreds of dollars.
How do you plan your videos? I mean the plot, objects to shoot, palette, transitions, frame composion etc.
You think you funny?
I make/learn/finish something new.
You could try a free program like gimp, theres enough guides to familiarize yourself with the various feautures, as well as basic photo editing.
As for digital photography, it depends on what you mean by boring. Sooner or later you'll have to read up on it even if its just reviews on imaging-resource or dpreview. Try looking at other peoples photos for inspiration.
What I mean by boring is the first time I learned was littrally from text books from the 60s-80s which were super dry and extremily technical. Because they weren't all that intresting when there was a large gap between me doing the hobby I ended up forgetting almost all of it. I don't want to have to go through such books again just to be able to get back to the level I was only with digital rather then 35mm.
It sounds like you were reading books about the different components of cameras as opposed to photography itself. There are alot of entertaining modern resources, but take it with a grain of salt.i cant believe i'm saying this but even ken rockwell might have some insights. What kind of photography were you interested in? Landscapes? Wildlife?
Love the liquor store one, it looks timeless. What camera are you using?
I was sure that someone would remark on the naruto stuff. That fat stupid character seems to be popular for some reason. Never seen the show myself.
Looks nice. Kind of a shame smartphones killed the pocket camera market but oh well.
cute chicks, are they yours?
Do you eat them afterwards? I would find it difficult to kill them after taking care of them in such a personal manner.
if you're taking pictures of objects, buildings, rooms, turn on grid overlay for your camera and align one of those vertical grids parallel with a vertical line in your shot, like the corner perhaps, or a tree, edge of building
I love the first one anon. It's beautiful and esoteric. I find it really romantic (meaning the romanticist movement of course)
is this US, where is it from? Looks nice though, good job
I've never seen snow.
It looks so comfy.
i love these, good work anon.
looks like silver birch and he used celsius so probably europe, but he included fahrenheit so maybe canada
they use the metric system in canaduh
dont know how old he is though, older canadians grew up with fahrenheit
Damn, The US is so cool.
Trust me, you wouldn't wanna live here.
As opposed to living where? It’s better than most countries.
ignorance is bliss
the thread is over anyway
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