Any other photographers?

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wildflower

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Aug 3, 2012
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Hi All

Great to see fellow photographers on here, I'm currently studying level 3 and had my first exhibition in June. I tend to shoot all sorts of stuff and have a done a fair few landscape/tree/nature stuff. I've done some darkroom stuff but mainly photograph with my Nikon SLR D3100.. it's done me proud but I'm thinking that it could be time for an upgrade when finances permit which is now at the mo :) I'll try and post a few pics up here.. Ansel Adams is also one of my fave landscape photographers
 

Silverclaws

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Jul 23, 2009
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Plymouth, Devon
Most of my trips out walking, camping, bushcraft is for the ulterior motive of photography, I always haul a dslr and spare zoom, a Nikon D70 which is a big camera and my hiking rig is the Lowepro S&F technical harness and belt arrangement to which I modify various packs to suit it for whatever duration of trip out. I find being out with the camera, one takes more notice of one's surroundings, but I tend not to travel far because of the wealth of photographic opportunities is astounding in one area, when you are there for the purpose of it.

I started photography as a child and have had various cameras through the years, every one of them I have worn out and I did do an LRPS at one point then left photography for a decade then when I came back, it was all digital and at the time I had moved to Sweden where I was given the use of a DSLR, the one I have now and I rekindled my love for photography.

I have Photoshop CS5 and much prefer it to darkroom activities and the stinking for days one got from being in that environment. I don't do much with the end results of my photography, usually they just sit on my hard drive doing nothing with very few seeing them. So I think my interest is the technical perfection out in the field and just the vast array of things that are seen when one clicks into photography mode.

I use an old obsolete dslr because for me it does the job and I don't use any of the idiot modes on it, I just use it in exactly the same way I used to use my film slr's back in the day and I still think before hitting the shutter release as there is no point in filling up a card with rubbish as that is space lost for better things. My only bugbear with the camera is the lack of wired remote shutter release and the lack of low ISO settings, so I have to carry neutral density filters and a bit of the Cokin system to compensate, otherwise it is a tough camera that has done well so far, although it does have a problem with a weak low pass IR filter, it is no good with blue skies unless I manage to find the correct correction filter at a more affordable price.

But with all the advancement in DSLR's I am waiting for the first manufacturer to create a weatherproof DSLR, so photos can be taken without worry in the rain as I have from time to time created seals for the lens/body interface to stop much of the surroundings getting in as sensor cleaning is not my favourite pastime.
 
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wattsy

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Dec 10, 2009
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the shutter mechanism packed up on my d40x a couple of years ago and I remember fuming at the amount it was costing to fix. then I remembered that I'd taken thousands of shots on it without having to pay for any film, developing chemicals etc, so it was paying for itself really
 

Squidders

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Aug 3, 2004
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My Nikon D3 was weatherproof and I had it in driving rain a number of times with no ill effects.

It was WAY to bulky though and by the time you added some nice glass it was more than many people carry for a week in the woods. I have since moved to a Panasonic GF1 which is not even half the camera in terms of quality but it's also not even half the camera in terms of size either. I was able to get a light weight carbon fibre tripod, long lens and a kit pancake lens for under £1000 a few years back and while I dream of a Nikon D800 I'm happy to have a proper camera that fits in a few pockets.
 

Wayland

Hárbarðr
I have to admit I save my SLR for "proper" photographic trips these days. I carry a decent compact with me everywhere though.

My G10 bit the dust a while back so I am looking to replace it, probably with a Fuji X10 but I didn't realise how much I'd come to rely on my compact until it was gone.
 

Silverclaws

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Jul 23, 2009
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Storm Brewing Over Hound Tor - Dartmoor


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Was that at the beginning of August ?

The reason I ask was I was camping up at Hole Station and the storms that weekend were worse than I had seen for a long time, mind the cloud formations were fantastic photographic material ! The worst was the second day whilst walking between Ilfracombe ond Combe Martin where it was localised storms that cut off villages with floods but lovely to have a happening sky for once, with mixtures of colours and shapes.

But of DSLR's with all the progress, I am waiting for the firs to bring out a weather resistant camera that doesn't need to be quickly shoved in the bag with the first drops of rain.
 

AJB

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Oct 2, 2004
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Nice thread.

I was pro for about 15 years, the last ten as a Senior Photographic Officer/Imaging specialist for the MoD. Mostly scientific, forensic, technical or applied, but occasionally some publicity and marketing stuff. Stills up to 10"x10" studio and location, time-lapse film and cine, video and cine feature/documentary, high speed video and cine up to 7Mfps, and just about any other technique you can wave a stick at!
 

markmullen

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Oct 4, 2012
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I'm a landscape photographer from North Yorkshire. My interest in bushcraft came whilst I was building a light expedition vehicle to live in whilst on shoots. In addition to Yorkshire I spend a lot of time on the West Coast of Scotland and in the lakes. I've got a trip to Iceland coming up in January so am just working out my load out for that. You can see my photos at www.markmullenphotography.co.uk
 
Nov 14, 2013
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Hello everyone.
I am new to bushcraft uk and a forum virgin so I thought I'd contribute to this thread as my first ever post.

My grandad was one of those darkroom in the attic types so I've been into photography since I was 14ish. I'm pretty into bushcraft and camping etc through my interest in landscapes and wildlife and what not.
I'm currently a medical photographer in Wolverhampton and have been doing this line of work for 3yrs now and am loving it.
I use film predominantly in my personal work.
 

Harvestman

Bushcrafter through and through
May 11, 2007
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I hesitate to call myself a photographer on here, compared to so many others on here whose work is vastly better than mine, but I have recently caught the picture=taking bug in a big way, and am snapping away all the time now.

I'm learning a lot, and hopefully improving a little, but there's a long way to go.
 

ArkAngel

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May 16, 2006
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I did an OND, HND and final year to get a degree in photography in the early 90's when film was still king. I had a few jobs as a press photographer for our local paper, darkroom assistant and photo assistant to a local commercial photographer for a good few years until such time as any clown with a DSLR thought they were David Bailey and set themselves up as a photographer (and i realized i was bored with other people telling me what to take pictures of!)

I had quite a break and then got back into it as a hobby with digital. Obviously i still know the basics but i'm still on a vertical learning curve with digital and processing.

I have a Nikon D300 and am just in the process of upgrading my glass. I got a 24-70 f2.8 earlier in the year and am about to get the 70-200 f2.8 in a week or so with a few to going to a full frame body in a few years (or sooner if the D300 blows up!)

I made the mistake for the first few years of just shooting jpeg. In the last few weeks i've got lightroom 5 and started to shoot in RAW. It's been a revelation to say the least!
 

ArkAngel

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May 16, 2006
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heh heh @markmullen I've had a look through your website and we have visited a lot of the same places.......i guess it's a standard shot of Whitby pier lol

 

brancho

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Feb 20, 2007
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I have to admit I save my SLR for "proper" photographic trips these days. I carry a decent compact with me everywhere though.

My G10 bit the dust a while back so I am looking to replace it, probably with a Fuji X10 but I didn't realise how much I'd come to rely on my compact until it was gone.
I find my Oly XZ-1 is a great camera to carry around and even reach for it when I have the my DSLR for some situations.

These were taken with my compact


Taken on a walk around Loweswater by alf.branch, on Flickr


Taken on a walk around Loweswater by alf.branch, on Flickr


Taken on a walk around Loweswater by alf.branch, on Flickr
 
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Wayland

Hárbarðr
I did an OND, HND and final year to get a degree in photography in the early 90's when film was still king. I had a few jobs as a press photographer for our local paper, darkroom assistant and photo assistant to a local commercial photographer for a good few years until such time as any clown with a DSLR thought they were David Bailey and set themselves up as a photographer (and i realized i was bored with other people telling me what to take pictures of!)

I had quite a break and then got back into it as a hobby with digital. Obviously i still know the basics but i'm still on a vertical learning curve with digital and processing.

I have a Nikon D300 and am just in the process of upgrading my glass. I got a 24-70 f2.8 earlier in the year and am about to get the 70-200 f2.8 in a week or so with a few to going to a full frame body in a few years (or sooner if the D300 blows up!)

I made the mistake for the first few years of just shooting jpeg. In the last few weeks i've got lightroom 5 and started to shoot in RAW. It's been a revelation to say the least!
Sounds like we had a similar start, even including the break.

I think you will enjoy the possibilities presented by Raw capture. It's like taking control of your work in the darkroom all over again. Even my compact is set to Raw these days, I just would not do it any other way.

The only disadvantage as far as I can see is the need for more storage media, but hard drive space gets cheaper by the day and memory cards are much the same.

Don't get sucked into all the hype about memory card speed though. Most cameras cannot write to the card at the top speeds that expensive cards boast and I've never missed a picture because I was waiting for my card to download to my computer.

In fact, I usually convert my Raw files to DNG format on import so card speed is definitely not the bottleneck in my workflow.

When I tackled Canon about publishing the maximum write speeds for their cameras they admitted that my 6D could not out perform a Class 6 card, which sells at almost half the price of the current Class 10 cards, so you can save a lot of money if like me you are building a collection of them for working off grid.