Change your genre

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Change your genre

Postby Sarahrs » Sun 13 Jan 2019, 15:05

In keeping with new year resolutions. have a go at photography genre you don't normally do. Stretch those creative muscles...
Love Nature, try people.... Love abstract, try some still life or portraiture.

For some inspiration gives these a try: https://www.shawacademy.com/blog/top-15 ... d-to-know/
https://expertphotography.com/types-of-photography/

Some tips on different Genres: https://www.format.com/magazine/resourc ... otographer
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Re: Change your genre

Postby Sarahrs » Sun 13 Jan 2019, 15:18

So my default genres is travel photography. With a good mix of street photography, the odd seascape, and long exposure.

I'm planning on doing a bit of nature photographer to stretch me. You can do a lot with a standard zoom lens. But I'm going to use this as an excuse to try out a 100-400 Fuji lens. Wex rental https://rental.wexphotovideo.com/ has a really good deal for weekend rental, so likely to use them. My aim, to submit a nature shot to the nature competition in February!

What your plan?
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Re: Change your genre

Postby Laura » Sun 13 Jan 2019, 21:44

Alright, street photography... A definite challenge for me. Might take a while to get the courage to post on here. Watch this space though... :lol:
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Re: Change your genre

Postby Sarahrs » Sun 13 Jan 2019, 22:44

Laura, happy to keep you company for street photography. Best tips I got are;
Go out with a plan eg; take a picture of someone looking at you; get someone to agree to have their picture taken. Something with yellow.
Allow a bit of space to allow the magic to happen. Eg someone to walk into the frame.
Take a step closer...
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Re: Change your genre

Postby Laura » Mon 14 Jan 2019, 14:35

Sarahrs wrote:Laura, happy to keep you company for street photography. Best tips I got are;
Go out with a plan eg; take a picture of someone looking at you; get someone to agree to have their picture taken. Something with yellow.
Allow a bit of space to allow the magic to happen. Eg someone to walk into the frame.
Take a step closer...


Hi Sarah
I was thinking of candid shots, not a pre arranged scene. I would probably try and wait for someone to walk in a scene I visualise, but who knows! I feel it might be a grab shot for me - if it happens.

Other area out of comfort for me will be the studio, e.g. the fashion photography on Wed evening, eeeeek
:shock:

All good fun!
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Re: Change your genre

Postby Iggy » Sun 27 Jan 2019, 20:56

I though that rather than people and animals, I would try photographing some waterfalls for a change.
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Re: Change your genre

Postby Sarahrs » Sun 27 Jan 2019, 23:03

ohhh! two waterfalls. would you take more waterfalls?
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Re: Change your genre

Postby SteveBudd » Tue 29 Jan 2019, 13:33

Thanks to Mike, I now own a Sigma DP2m and DP3m Merrill and that’s reintroduced me to photography I used to pursue with my Mamiya RB67.

Thanks to Sarah, I’ve snagged a new Ricoh GR II, so as to be suitably armed for street photography; a genre that’s new to me.

Six months ago I was a Canon only photographer and the move into new areas and cameras is already refreshing, so thank you Mike and Sarah!

Happy days

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Re: Change your genre

Postby Sarahrs » Tue 29 Jan 2019, 16:48

Steve, looking forward to the pictures.
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Re: Change your genre

Postby SteveBudd » Thu 31 Jan 2019, 18:08

Sarahrs wrote:Steve, looking forward to the pictures.


Been hammered on time lately with a magazine project, so photo time's been non-existent for quite a while but happily, with the project signed off, I can schedule some days out.
The Ricoh was delivered earlier today, so there'll be the usual enjoyable time getting familiar and setting up to suit preferences. I love the 'full press snap focus' feature - being able to pre-set the focus to a particular distance, point and shoot with a straight press of the shutter release, while also retaining normal half press, focus lock and shoot at the same time. The GRII's a bit of a legend - I'll try not to let the side down.

So what new stuff are you delving into Sarah?


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