General photography thread [img heavy]

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Postposted on Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:33 am

supraman wrote:
mattsteg wrote:Exif information is so useful, it really shouldn't be stripped unless you request it be.

Agreed. There is an option to not display the EXIF data at all, not even on the page. That's off by default. I can't find an option to leave it on the images themselves. Maybe Pro users have other options available :-?

EDIT: ah, I understand now. You only get the EXIF data on the original size image.

The thing is, why would they strip it from the resize images. On my gallery, the original and all the resizes (except the thumbnails) have the EXIF info. It's not like it adds appreciably to the size. Oh well. Yet another reason I'm happy to host my own :wink:
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Postposted on Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:54 am

The only reason to strip it is if you feel the information is confidential or something.

It'd be nice to store images somewhere like flickr, but I'd like them to keep the iso.

Does gallery always keep exif for resizes, for some reason I'm not sure.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:19 am

mattsteg wrote:Does gallery always keep exif for resizes, for some reason I'm not sure.

It might be dependent on what package you do the resizing with. I use imagemagick, which I guess enables it by default.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:44 am

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
mattsteg wrote:Does gallery always keep exif for resizes, for some reason I'm not sure.

It might be dependent on what package you do the resizing with. I use imagemagick, which I guess enables it by default.
I remember having issues with it at one point, but my exif viewer at the time may have been dodgy.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:46 am

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Usacomp2k3 wrote:
mattsteg wrote:Does gallery always keep exif for resizes, for some reason I'm not sure.

It might be dependent on what package you do the resizing with. I use imagemagick, which I guess enables it by default.
I remember having issues with it at one point, but my exif viewer at the time may have been dodgy.

I've always just used the irfanview viewer that has EXIF reading ability, then I found that firefox plugin that I linked earlier and it's even better.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:48 am

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
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Usacomp2k3 wrote:
mattsteg wrote:Does gallery always keep exif for resizes, for some reason I'm not sure.

It might be dependent on what package you do the resizing with. I use imagemagick, which I guess enables it by default.
I remember having issues with it at one point, but my exif viewer at the time may have been dodgy.

I've always just used the irfanview viewer that has EXIF reading ability, then I found that firefox plugin that I linked earlier and it's even better.
I use Opanda (it reads and understands more stuff that any other viewer I've tried), but the firefox extension for it was buggy at that time.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:00 am

Flying Fox wrote:Is that slightly curved edge on the left side an example of barrel distortion?
/newb question

:oops:

Flickr > newb?
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Postposted on Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:01 am

Flying Fox wrote:
Flying Fox wrote:Is that slightly curved edge on the left side an example of barrel distortion?
/newb question

:oops:

Flickr > newb?
It looks like it could be, or it could be an optical illusion of sorts.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:11 pm

Flying Fox wrote:
Flying Fox wrote:Is that slightly curved edge on the left side an example of barrel distortion?
/newb question

:oops:

Flickr > newb?

The A710 IS does have some barrel distortion at wide angle so that's a likely scenario. You can see a better example of it here, from the DCResource review of the camera.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:21 pm

So I got a Seagate 4GB Microdrive for $30. What are your thoughts on Microdrives -vs- flash? Is there anything wrong with using this Microdrive as the main storage in my RebelXT?

1. I know they're fragile, but I handle my camera and flash cards very gently. Always either in a case, card reader, or camera.

2. How much will my battery life be affected?

3. I know flash is 'faster', but I'm not sure what that means exactly. What can't I do with a Microdrive that I could with a fast flash drive?


Edit: Should this be moved to Storage forum?
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Postposted on Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:08 pm

I don't care for them because they're less robust and slower. Fragile doesn't just mean they react to bumps and such worse - they also have more ways to fail "spontaneously". That means once your buffer fills up you'll shoot less rapidly, and it'll take longer to transfer images to your computer. If you don't shoot a lot of shots in rapid succession and don't mind the transfer speed, performance is a non-issue.
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Postposted on Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:09 am

Went to Butchart Gardens again today. Here's a few of the better shots I got off. The weather conditions weren't exactly ideal for photography.

<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/crazybuschris/EasterVisitToButchartGardens/photo#5051271110785608354"><img src="http://lh6.google.com/image/crazybuschris/Rhm4T_6RqqI/AAAAAAAAApM/aln6NL74hVI/s400/DSCF2879.JPG"></a>
<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/crazybuschris/EasterVisitToButchartGardens/photo#5051271153735281330"><img src="http://lh4.google.com/image/crazybuschris/Rhm4Wf6RqrI/AAAAAAAAApU/oeMyOOXmQK4/s400/DSCF2868.JPG"></a>
<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/crazybuschris/EasterVisitToButchartGardens/photo#5051270591094565266"><img src="http://lh5.google.com/image/crazybuschris/Rhm31v6RqZI/AAAAAAAAAnE/MEkekEH_cs0/s400/DSCF2813.JPG"></a>
<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/crazybuschris/EasterVisitToButchartGardens/photo#5051271209569856210"><img src="http://lh5.google.com/image/crazybuschris/Rhm4Zv6RqtI/AAAAAAAAApk/_7MTt2BZDhs/s400/DSCF2886.JPG"></a>
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Postposted on Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:20 pm

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Postposted on Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:13 pm

caught a couple of funny ones of my girlfriend's cat. If only the second one came out better.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v344/ ... closed.gif
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Postposted on Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:07 pm

SpotTheCat wrote:caught a couple of funny ones of my girlfriend's cat. If only the second one came out better.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v344/ ... closed.gif


That looks EXACTLY like the cat a friend of mine has, and somewhere here, I have similar pics of it. Creepy.

Awesome GIF btw :lol:
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Postposted on Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:09 pm

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Postposted on Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:33 pm

I just had to say this. But is that E.T.s head at the bottom of the moon. :P
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Postposted on Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:55 pm

lp6786 wrote:I just had to say this. But is that E.T.s head at the bottom of the moon. :P

No, I think the pic is from the 2004 transit of Venus. Googling "Baader Filter" (in the post's subject field) tells me that they're used in solar observations, and that sure looks like the Sun.
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Postposted on Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:25 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
lp6786 wrote:I just had to say this. But is that E.T.s head at the bottom of the moon. :P

No, I think the pic is from the 2004 transit of Venus. Googling "Baader Filter" (in the post's subject field) tells me that they're used in solar observations, and that sure looks like the Sun.
I'm getting google results for all sorts of different "Baader Filters". I'm still with you on the venus thing though.
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Postposted on Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:33 am

Yes, it's second contact in the transit of '04.

Edit: larger version, with less jpeg compression.

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Postposted on Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:00 am

Hmm... I'll post a few.

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Postposted on Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:10 am

We ought to make it interesting and come up with monthly (or quarterly) photography assignments. Assignment examples could be wildlife, urban/architecture, plants and flowers, macro, etc. The possibilities are endless.

It might be a fun way for some of us to improve our photographic eye...
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Postposted on Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:16 am

Alex wrote:We ought to make it interesting and come up with monthly (or quarterly) photography assignments. Assignment examples could be wildlife, urban/architecture, plants and flowers, macro, etc. The possibilities are endless.

It might be a fun way for some of us to improve our photographic eye...
I'd be in for that.
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Postposted on Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:20 am

me as well.
i still have a TON to learn. problem is.. there is also real life and real job.. and been busy. :)

also.. this thread is getting long.. almost time for a seperarte forum :)

perhaps with phpbb 3? subforums are nice.
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Postposted on Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:24 am

danny e. wrote:me as well.
i still have a TON to learn. problem is.. there is also real life and real job.. and been busy. :)

also.. this thread is getting long.. almost time for a seperarte forum :)

perhaps with phpbb 3? subforums are nice.
We could always do separate threads for individual "assignments". A separate forum would be nice if we could make sure we generate enough traffic for it.
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Postposted on Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:27 am

Maybe an index could be made for this thread, so that people could find images quickly?
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Postposted on Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:58 pm

Well all you D-SLR owners would be owning us point-and-shooters...? :-? :o :roll:
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Postposted on Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:18 pm

Flying Fox wrote:Well all you D-SLR owners would be owning us point-and-shooters...? :-? :o :roll:

Not necessarily. You can still frame stuff get the same angles with P&S. Obviously the assignments wouldn't be to take a 10mm shot of a flower, but if it were to get a macro shot of a flower, I'd say that a P&S is fully capable of doing that, and even getting some blurred background effects.
I'd be up for something to develop my skills with.
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Postposted on Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:22 pm

Flying Fox wrote:Well all you D-SLR owners would be owning us point-and-shooters...? :-? :o :roll:

Nah... Don't worry about that, just try to make the most of your hardware and have fun with the assignments.

As far as organizing the assignments, a new forum would be nice. If we end up generating enough traffic, it would be the way to go. Starting off, we could just start a sticky for every new assignment, and keep an index going in the latest sticky of the past assignments.

Like I said, I'd love to have a forum dedicated to photography, but I understand if the admins think it wouldn't be practical at this point.

*Edit: Just to run with what usacomp was saying, P&S cameras are very capable. You can capture some very nice images with em.
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Postposted on Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:01 pm

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