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I think I'm going to have to join a camera club. I've been taking photos for seven odd years now and I'm still not happy with the sharpness of my images or how grainy some of them look. I can't really find any reasonably priced places for lessons in the Bournemouth area so maybe a club would be better. I'm a bit wary about mixing with people, but feel I need to push myself a little (both from a camera and COVID perspective).

I've found BH Photography on a Wednesday night so will try joining that.

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YouTube is a really good resource for the technical side of things.  Sharpness is overrated but if the images are blurry increase your shutter speed, if they are soft stop down your aperture.  Have your ISO at the lowest number you can once you’re happy with the other two.   
 

Broadly speaking you want to be at 1/250th or above if you’re taking photos of people and lenses tend to be sharpest between f/4 and f/8. Obviously your mileage will vary depending upon your individual setup. 

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@Monkeyspill you don't need a photography license to take photographs at railway stations, and staff at Clapham Junction of all places should be used to seeing people  with cameras.  If you've got a big fuckoff 70-200 lens and a tripod then it's a courtesy to tell a member of staff that you are there but most people who will try to tell you off are bored security guards who watched a DVD about hostile reconnaissance during their brief training session and are looking for something to do to pass the time.   Be polite obviously, they shouldn't be coming over to stop you unless you are creating an obstruction or acting foolishly then really all they can do is ask you what your intentions are.  

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@Monkeyspill you don't need a photography license to take photographs at railway stations, and staff at Clapham Junction of all places should be used to seeing people  with cameras.  If you've got a big fuckoff 70-200 lens and a tripod then it's a courtesy to tell a member of staff that you are there but most people who will try to tell you off are bored security guards who watched a DVD about hostile reconnaissance during their brief training session and are looking for something to do to pass the time.   Be polite obviously, they shouldn't be coming over to stop you unless you are creating an obstruction or acting foolishly then really all they can do is ask you what your intentions are.  

I know. He was just being a dick. It was a tiny film camera - much smaller than a DSLR. I wasn’t sure at the time so didn’t have the knowledge to call him out on it.

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I recently bought a campervan for some family adventures, which I'm hoping will also double up as a few overnight bases for photography. 

Last night I did my first trial, in a really-not-that-far-away carpark but enough to prove the point. Fifteen minutes this morning from alarm waking me up to being on location with camera ready.  Noice. 

 

I think I missed the focus a fraction but I still quite like it, perhaps because of the unique experience. Also got wet feet. spacer.png

 

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On 26/09/2021 at 23:51, PeteJ said:

I recently bought a campervan for some family adventures, which I'm hoping will also double up as a few overnight bases for photography. 

Last night I did my first trial, in a really-not-that-far-away carpark but enough to prove the point. Fifteen minutes this morning from alarm waking me up to being on location with camera ready.  Noice. 

 

I think I missed the focus a fraction but I still quite like it, perhaps because of the unique experience. Also got wet feet. 

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUVPPrmDkMO/?utm_medium=copy_link

 

(Edit - I cant work out how to post images any more :( )

 

https://photos.smugmug.com/Gallery/Latest/i-8qb8LCj/0/712d5bf4/X3/5G1A3603-X3.jpg

 

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Half way through my two week photography break. Brecon Beacons was just wonderful and I'll be boring you all with my holiday snaps in the coming days & weeks I'm sure :) I had a real mix of conditions, from too bright with no clouds to so foggy you can't see...and everything in between. I've only been there once before for a Geography fieldtrip many moons ago, and I certainly appreciated it more this time.

 

Waterfall Country, Brecon Beacons

 

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These are from the sound check. 

 

I had two cameras so I didn't have to faff around with lenses. 

I really enjoyed it. But the gig was so dark the auto focus was really struggling. And manual focus in a dark room when you wear glasses is hopeless. So the actual gig photos are a bit of a blurry mess. And I read that using a flash was considered bad manners. 

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I re-edited this 5-year-old photo. I decided I preferred it darker. Don’t care if it obscures details.

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I also kind of like this one. I know it’s really bland but I like how clean and stark black and white makes things look. This was just wasting the end of a bit of film really. I should probably take photos of something more interesting but whenever I make a concerted effort to take “good” or “interesting” photos, I end up with something too busy or just a bit shit. It’s annoying.

 

Bored in Brentford

 

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