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Tom Charles
13-12-05, 17:09
Having spent most of my digital photographic experience on wildlife, in particular birds, Im beginning to enjoy the challenge found in other subjects. Areas I'd love to develop in are portrait and landscape.

What are favourite subjects for your photography?

Tom

yelvertoft
13-12-05, 18:55
Favourite subjects? That's tricky, I try to look out for anything that might make a good picture. I've done a wide range of subjects in my time, each have their challenges and rewards. The stuff I really wish I was better at is "still life", but that's about lighting as much as anything else, and I really struggle with getting the light right.

Favourites are buildings, backlit subjects, I'm quite into infrared stuff at the moment, always wanted to try it with film, even bought the filter. Never quite got 'round to buying the film as I was always put off by the cost. Since going to digital, this hasn't been an issue.

Duncan.

postcardcv
13-12-05, 19:14
I spend most of my time taking photos of birds - particularlys obsessed with photos of waders and sparrows (but that might be because they have a habit of posing for me).

I recently got a macro lens so plan to spend a lot more time on my hands and knees taking shots of insects.

The other main subject is my 15 month old daugher - just looked and there are over 7000 photos of her on my hard drive!

jimtfoto
13-12-05, 19:16
I prefer bird and wildlife photography over people portraits. Also dabble in landscapes and architecture.

cheers,
jim

Tom Charles
13-12-05, 19:58
Macro photography, of every day items i think is also quite interesting. Really fancy portraiture in black and white.

Tom

Steve Randles
13-12-05, 22:16
Anything and everything is my subject, if it moves..I'll shoot it, if it dont move...I'll shoot it anyway :)

KC Foggin
13-12-05, 23:08
Photographing kids is my next love actually.

Christine
13-12-05, 23:37
Hi,Tom,small world!!!.If I was a prof photograher,I would make sky,clouds and water scenes my forte.I just love seeing the pictures in the clouds and the changing skies.Also I love to see the changes and shadows on the hills when the sun is passing over.

Tom Charles
14-12-05, 01:43
Hi,Tom,small world!!!.If I was a prof photograher,I would make sky,clouds and water scenes my forte.I just love seeing the pictures in the clouds and the changing skies.Also I love to see the changes and shadows on the hills when the sun is passing over.

Hi Christine, yes very small world :p

Why not develop that interest? You have some crackin gear for the job. The area in which you live is a landscape photographers dream! Go on, you know its right.... ;)

Tom

ben13
14-12-05, 10:31
Hi Tom
In the past I have specialised in plants and flowers, fungi, insects and of course birds and wildlife.
I am at present looking for inspiration for developing my photography further. I am not a real lover of most landscapes but may look at the unusual composition in landscape. Still thinking.....

for goodness sake this is annette btw lol

robski
14-12-05, 15:22
Hi Annette formerly known as Ben ;) don't forget to keep taking the pills.

I will tend to snap anything I think will make a good photo. Often as your driving along you see a well lit scene but no where to stop and park the car or even worse no camera with you. I like to go out on a bike or walk as this gets rid of the parking problem. It also gives you time to be relaxed and think about the shot. I often take the approach of snap it first as you may never get another chance then if you get a second bite of the cherry think about if for a while. My focus has been on birds for the last 12 months.

It's mainly being in the right place at the right time in good light. Shots I've tried to make happen by forward planing have mainly failed. The light is wrong, it starts raining, its too windy, the subject has gone, its too sunny and so on.

Rob

Annette
14-12-05, 15:43
hi Rob lol dont worry I will ;)
Ive changed my settings now so that i have to log in here everytime. At least that way I have no more personality crisis'
Tis a good point you are making there. Sometimes I do go out to capture a certain kind of photo but more often than not have taken photos spontaneously. My focus has been mainly birds though in the summer I was often destracted by butterflies and dragonflies. I still think I need to open my eyes more though...

pete
14-12-05, 20:40
In the past like a lot of others I have only done Wildlife, but I recently joined a local Digital camera club to exchange idea's and broaden my interest's.

We have a small competition each month with different theme's. Last month it was Night and my entry of a lit light bulb on a black background was lucky enough to win. Next month's theme is Reflection so I am working on that one at the moment (mirrors?).

So far, and I have only been going a couple of months I have enjoyed it, the exchange with other members has been good fun and brain food.

It might be worth looking in your own area, your local library should know about any clubs in your kneck of the woods.

Pete

Gidders
14-12-05, 20:56
I joined my local camera club two years ago and the first competition they had after I joined, the set subject was reflections - there's a coincidence.

I seem to remember that there was a lot of work with reflections in water and the inovative ones photographed just the reflection and then printed it upside down so that it was like a blurred version of reality (a few whiskeys can cause the same effect but you can't hang it on the wall) - bit like I've tried with yelvertoft's Boston Jogger (http://www.worldphotographyforum.com/showthread.php?t=74). On that occasion I managed a 3rd place with my "Refections of a Hornblower"

Tom Charles
14-12-05, 23:26
It might be worth looking in your own area, your local library should know about any clubs in your kneck of the woods.

Pete

Pete, this is something Im feeling more and more inclined to do; check out my own local camera club. Being around fellow enthusiasts is good for inspiration and other ideas. Good reminder :)

cuddy
15-12-05, 20:37
I would like to do landscapes particually atmospheric or abstact scenes.



Brian

SharonW
15-12-05, 20:53
I enjoy wildlife pics, but also landscapes, especially water and sky. There's plenty of scope for skyscapes in my neck of the woods (on the edge of the fens), it's just a matter of getting out of the house and into the landscape. I'm planning on venturing into dSLR photography, and plan to join my local photography club. They had an exhibition recently, which was quite inspiring. And they seemed like a nice bunch of people!

Sharon