The Photography Thread

nac

Aspiring Novelist
Skr, First one is nice, would be better if there was more light and with little more depth. Did you try any with flash "on"?and last one's IQ is good.
Sorry to say this, disturbing watermark :neutral:
 

skr

Broken In
@nac... Is the water mark layout distubing or the entire watermark? Do you have a tripod?


with flash...

IMG_4045 by skr sx130, on Flickr
Exposure 1/50, Aperture f/5.6, Focal Length 6.9 mm, ISO Speed 80
 

nac

Aspiring Novelist
Colour, font style, opacity all are disturbing. I think you are just starting to put watermark... Soon you will find a nice one.

Now it does have depth, light and looks better at reduced size. But need to avoid shadow... :oops:
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
@skr the 1st flower is nice..

My Vanguard ESPOD 203AP is a good tripod if u can adjust with its pan head....it can carry 2-3 KG easily and have nice height...dont worry in beginning every DSLR owner have light gears soo it will do.
 

skr

Broken In
@sujoyp.... There is a new vanguard espod plus 203AP that has a wider degree of leg movement. Simpex333 reviews did not give a good feedback on its stability. 'Vanguard' is Rs.4500+. Have you tried Velbon cx440/cx550/640 series.
I am looking for a tripod for around Rs. 3000 as of now. Any Suggestions...?

An ancient temple near kolar...


IMG_31011 by skr sx130, on Flickr
Exposure 1/640, Aperture f/4.0, Focal Length 8.5 mm, ISO Speed 80, P mode



IMG_31041 by skr sx130, on Flickr
Exposure 1/800, Aperture f/4.0, Focal Length 8.7 mm, ISO Speed 80, P mode
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
skr ...i considerd that espod plus version but it was out of my budget....simplex is cheapo tripod and u may use it carefully...but dont be to sure abt it.
Velbon is a good company...but i didnt see any better class tripod other than 1600-1800 range

u can get benro tripod...they r very vfm
 

izzikio_rage

Technomancer

My window to the world by amlanmathur, on Flickr


Rains and a book by amlanmathur, on Flickr

My 2 cents on tripods, I have one made by SILK which is very stable and has numerous ajdustment options. However the one that I carry around the most is the Joby gorillapod. Small enough to carry in your backpack or pocket, can be clipped to anything and adjusted in a lot of ways. The only downside is that after about a year of use the joints have become a little loose, not unusable, just won't stay at some points.

do give it a shot. This is coming from someone who's traditional tripod hasn't seen daylight in months :)
 

skr

Broken In
After the 'Neelam' cleansing, the blue sky in its vivid shades.....


IMG_4157 by skr sx130, on Flickr
Exposure 1/500, Aperture f/5.0, Focal Length 5.4 mm, ISO Speed 80, TV mode


IMG_4144 by skr sx130, on Flickr
Exposure 1/500, Aperture f/4.5, Focal Length 15.9 mm, ISO Speed 125, Tv mode



IMG_4137 by skr sx130, on Flickr
Exposure 1/400, Aperture f/5.0, Focal Length 17.8 mm, ISO Speed 80, Tv mode


White Explosion.....

IMG_4159 by skr sx130, on Flickr
Exposure 1/500, Aperture f/5.6, Focal Length 18.3 mm, ISO Speed 80, Tv mode


My first attempt at capturing flying objects.........!!!



IMG_4141 by skr sx130, on Flickr
Exposure 1/400, Aperture f/6.3, Focal Length 60 mm, ISO Speed 80, Tv mode
 

nac

Aspiring Novelist
^ Yeah, just after seeing your post, I see that the sky is now clear... stars are visible...
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
skr ur watermark is still very distracting.....make it smaller and some other descent color like black or white..

skr ur watermark is still very distracting.....make it smaller and some other descent color like black or white..
 

skr

Broken In
About the water mark.... just see img_4144, second photo. Is that ok.

Is there any thumb rule for watermarks? Any thing I can refer...
 
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nac

Aspiring Novelist
Just quoting from some online source...

If you choose to watermark your photos, you obviously have to deal with the fact that the text or logo will sit on top of your photo, negatively affecting the look of the image ... which, of course, is the idea of the watermarking process. However, some photographers don't want to see any text on their images -- they'd rather allow people to see their photos in the best quality possible -- so they'll choose not to watermark photos. You'll have to decide whether watermarking is for you, choosing whether the time, expense, and effect on the photo of a watermark is worth the security of knowing no one can use your photos without permission.

At first glance invisible watermark seems patently absurd. What’s the point in a watermark you cannot see? But there is technology available which can insert information into an image which cannot be seen, but can be interrogated with the right software. You can’t prevent the theft of your images this way, but you can prove that the image that was stolen was yours, which is almost as good.
 

marvelousprashant

Cyborg Agent
Small guide on how to watermark
1. Download Faststone Image resizer
2. Use it to insert text in your image preferably at bottom right corner
3. Use a simple font. I would suggest Segoe semi light (the one used by Microsoft in Windows Phone and Windows 8) Colors black/grey/navy blue and transparency 70-80%
 

dpkml

Broken In
@skr===I have tried a few softwares, And found that even something as basic as picasa can give you a watermark . You can change its fonts,size,transparency,etc.
I would advice using a greyish/black or a white translucent watermark (if at all want to do a watermark). Try putting it at the same position in the photo and dont put it at an angle(i.e it should be either horzontal or vertical)
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
I have seen people using white frame around and putting black watermark or logo on that....I just dont watermark the pics...its useless to watermark a 1024x800 pic coz nobody can use it anyways....its quality is not good enough to miss use it ;)
 

CyberKID

In search for Tech Gyan!
I had shot these about 4 years ago with my LG KG300 (Dynamite). Pics found on my Indyarocks profile.
Lodhi Garden, New Delhi
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Sheikh Chilli's Tomb (Kurukshetra)
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Somewhere in the Rann of Kuchchh, (On way to Dholavira, A Harappan Site in Gujarat)
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Will try finding pics of the actual Harappan Site in Dholavira and post 'em.
 

CyberKID

In search for Tech Gyan!
Thanks, nac. The technology's about 6 years old. Bought the phone in Feb, 2007 but it managed to get good pics.
 
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