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Ok... a little self prop here guys but I managed to secure a place in photography school next year, 1 of 12 places... as lil john would say... YAAAYAAA Laugh

They took one look at my folio and gave it to me... I was so shocked as I had written ton's of bullshit about my photo's and they didnt even read it FrownFrown

Anyone else studied photography?


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Congrats....Cool


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Nice job, you should post some of your work.


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Congrats.

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Anyone else studied photography?

Yeah. I studied photography for two years. It was at a bit of an awkward time where I was pretty much on the cusp of the film/ digital transition. I'm glad that I had the chance to work as much in colour neg and transparency as I did digital -- it does teach you a different perspective -- but going forward in commercial photography, it's no longer the most relevant information.

What type of program are you going into?


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Nice job, you should post some of your work.

Yeah I have been meaning to sign up to FlickR and post them up before my interview but I ran out of time Frown

I used those crappy little keychain carabiners to bined my folio together.. was bling'n.. they liked it Smile

Heres the 12 I used in the same order... I dont like the garden ones but I wanted to show that I can shoot all sorts... I have some mac daddy water fall ones I took on the Sunday, will put them up somewhere later.





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I did straighten that one, but this is the only verson uploaded Blush

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The garden and the Tree's at sunset are some of your better compositions.

I havent taken any classes but i love my new Nikon D200... took a couple pics but nothing to write home about...


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kriso9tails wrote:
Congrats.

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Anyone else studied photography?

Yeah. I studied photography for two years. It was at a bit of an awkward time where I was pretty much on the cusp of the film/ digital transition. I'm glad that I had the chance to work as much in colour neg and transparency as I did digital -- it does teach you a different perspective -- but going forward in commercial photography, it's no longer the most relevant information.

What type of program are you going into?

Its based at the Manukau Insititude of Technology (MIT), the faculty is the MSVA (Manuka School of Visual Arts).
Its only part time but level four photography (so first year Uni class). Twice a week with four paper's that are 8 weeks long (32 weeks). If I complete the course I can do another part time Visual arts certifcate and have there main degree in Visual Arts (this includes painting, drawing, design, sculptor, jewelry)

Its all Digital but I have access to the whole building 24/7, darkrooms and printers etc as well. Cool

Cheers guys... im fully wrapped... I have been waiting since June to apply... good to comfirm what Ill be doing next year...


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kriso9tails wrote:
Congrats.

Myxomatosis wrote:
Anyone else studied photography?

Yeah. I studied photography for two years. It was at a bit of an awkward time where I was pretty much on the cusp of the film/ digital transition. I'm glad that I had the chance to work as much in colour neg and transparency as I did digital -- it does teach you a different perspective -- but going forward in commercial photography, it's no longer the most relevant information.

What type of program are you going into?

Its based at the Manukau Insititude of Technology (MIT), the faculty is the MSVA (Manuka School of Visual Arts).
Its only part time but level four photography (so first year Uni class). Twice a week with four paper's that are 8 weeks long (32 weeks). If I complete the course I can do another part time Visual arts certifcate and have there main degree in Visual Arts (this includes painting, drawing, design, sculptor, jewelry)

Its all Digital but I have access to the whole building 24/7, darkrooms and printers etc as well. Cool

Cheers guys... im fully wrapped... I have been waiting since June to apply... good to comfirm what Ill be doing next year...

Congrats.

I like the seagul shot. A nice perspective and clear/sharp image.

What are you hoping to do with your photogrpahy in the future? Hobby or earn an income?

Income at what, wedding, stock, comercial, industrial, portraits etc....

I had my best income month on photos in December, so I am celebrating too.

Again, Congrats, let us know how it turns out.

Eman


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Ok... a little self prop here guys but I managed to secure a place in photography school next year, 1 of 12 places... as lil john would say... YAAAYAAA Laugh

They took one look at my folio and gave it to me... I was so shocked as I had written ton's of bullshit about my photo's and they didnt even read it FrownFrown

Anyone else studied photography?

Cool man. The seagul and the tree with the forced perspective are really cool. I'm actually finishing my program this Dec. Getting a BA in photography and now that the education process is done its time to really learn some things.

For your digital stuff, ask em about digital censor ISO tests and correct exposure. Digital is a trip man, you can do a lot of imaginative things with it.


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Not to sure what feild I want to go in but Ill probably end up shooting Weddings for some good cash.. might buy an HD Video camera and make a little extra at the wedding's that way too Smile

The course is aimed to get people into the industry so I might even have a job before the end of the course.

Thanks on the input guys... I love the seagul one too. I used my 400D with the kit lens 300mm but I was playing around with the AI Servo focus mode (panning)... it works quite well... Heres another from that afternoon



The Garden shoot I was trying to compose some good shots with focal points/forgrounds/backgrounds. Was a shame it started to rain but I learnt from that one afternoon Smile


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Ahhhh... Got myself a little Xmas present....



Any other Mac Users? Anyone use Aperture? Or are we all still using Photoshop?


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Yep, mac, aperture and cs3. Aperture to correct and cs3 to be creative.

I posted this link the other day, but it is pretty cool to see come climbers get exposure on apple's site...
http://www.apple.com/...tnews?sr=hotnews.rss


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Any other Mac Users? Anyone use Aperture? Or are we all still using Photoshop?


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I am making the switch to MAC in the near future. I am hoping to Keep my current lap-top till August and than make the switch.

Never really used a MAC, but they seem much better for my photo needs. I avoided making the transition sooner because most schools are window based, but MAC now has the double operating system, so I see no reason to not switch anymore.


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Belated congratulations!!!
Paul


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Myxomatosis wrote:
Any other Mac Users? Anyone use Aperture? Or are we all still using Photoshop?

I use a mac at home and at work.




I use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CS3 Extended. Lightroom and Aperture are very similar, but if you're going to buy one, make sure you look into both carefully since one may suit your workflow and style better than the other. Neither program is designed to replace Photoshop entirely, but both enhance the digital editing process substantially.


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Nice Apple porn Laugh

I can get a legit verson of Aperture for a good price through my work, about the same price as a glass of water Wink but also have access to the full Adobe package...

Was playing around with iPhoto last night, managed to destroy one of my photos (have original's on my old PC) and then found a photo I haddn't seen before but really like.... Laugh I like the Tag feature.


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Well, then, I'd go with Aperture.

The nice thing about Aperture and Lightroom is that they don't touch the original file. No matter how bad you @#$% it up (and you can go pretty far), your original is safe.

iPhoto? Don't touch me, it might be infectious.


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Grats, i plan on showering my college with like achievments and shit to distract them from my mediocre GPA Wink


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Alright.. started my course now.. finally!!

Teacher isn't the greatest teacher as such but he knows alot and has done alot of work around the world, mostly fashion and studio work.. but those are the things that will be handy coz I can learn outdoors...

First bit of ..... home work FrownFrownFrownFrown... "Three Photo's about me"

Tried to do some low light motion blur ones... didn't come out at all and them my camera died.

Then tried to do a seqence shot down at the crag. After a couple of hours fiddling around with Photoshop/Paint/iPhoto/Apeture.. pull your hair out stuff with CS2 changing resolutions and sizes (total CS newbie here)... but in the end had to do it the poor man styles of croping up all the images and pasting them together in paint and then doing some matching....

One ugly mistake on the right (mate kicked the camera!!! doh!!) but its nearly perfect for a first timer Cool



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Alright.. started my course now.. finally!!

Teacher isn't the greatest teacher as such but he knows alot and has done alot of work around the world, mostly fashion and studio work.. but those are the things that will be handy coz I can learn outdoors...

First bit of ..... home work FrownFrownFrownFrown... "Three Photo's about me"

Tried to do some low light motion blur ones... didn't come out at all and them my camera died.

Then tried to do a seqence shot down at the crag. After a couple of hours fiddling around with Photoshop/Paint/iPhoto/Apeture.. pull your hair out stuff with CS2 changing resolutions and sizes (total CS newbie here)... but in the end had to do it the poor man styles of croping up all the images and pasting them together in paint and then doing some matching....

One ugly mistake on the right (mate kicked the camera!!! doh!!) but its nearly perfect for a first timer Cool
[IMG]http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m252/mbat/Proper.jpg[/IMG]

Not bad, but the guy on the left seems to be short one head.


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One ugly mistake on the right (mate kicked the camera!!! doh!!) but its nearly perfect for a first timer Cool
[IMG]http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m252/mbat/Proper.jpg[/IMG]

CS2... too bad, no Auto-align layers.

Um... I would suggest a shadow/ highlight adjustment though. From the default settings for shadow pull the 'amount' slider to the left and the 'tonal width' slider to the right.

Studio work is where you learn many, if not most of the core concepts of controlled lighting. Anything involving people and portraiture is where you learn to make money.

If you pull anything from your instructors' experiences, the two most important non-technical things you will ever need to learn are how to pull the most out of people and models as photographic subjects (models aren't really people in front of the camera IMO, but supposedly they still have feelings 'n stuff) and networking. The former is a real weak point with me and it's going to be the single biggest limiting factor moving forward in my career if I don't work on it.

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I know what you mean by getting the best out of your subject. I shot a wedding for the first time a couple of weeks ago (family freebee) and getting the "smile" or the pose to work right was definitely an interesting factor.

We already have touched on the "getting a job" side of things. His wife works with alot of art directors and he asked her to ask them what is the most important thing is to them when choosing a photographer... all of them said "as long as they are a nice"

Anyway the picture isn't being marked or anything, so only need to convey my ideas... Ill save the magic for my exams HAHAHA Smile

Blondgecko... thats because hes to busy checking his foot work and not spraying to his buddies about how hes climbing with no rope on Cool

PS: Yeah I cant wait to have access to a studio Smile


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Well... tonight is the last class forever Frown Man time has really flown this year Crazy

My mark's so far were A, A-, B+ and handing in my final assignment tonight "Portfolio"... no matter the mark, I am pretty sure I have passed.

In the end, I'm glad I have done it, meet some cool people, made some friends and the best thing, learnt so much. There is much more to photography than I ever thought and it was very interesting learning how to create "art".

Now the hardest part of all... trying to get a job Laugh Have already semi organised a photoshoot with one of our top climbers here, with the idea to get it published Wink


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Bad ass pictures my friend. bad ass. nicely done


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