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w_parietti22
Oct 28, 2005, 06:42 PM
I've found a couple really cool, "pro" looking shots that I've taken with when Canon SD110 that I bought for $200, and its your chance to share yours too! :)

Here's One:
http://img491.imageshack.us/img491/8471/img13252fz.th.jpg (http://img491.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img13252fz.jpg)

JDar
Oct 29, 2005, 09:11 AM
You're discovering something about photography that is important--enjoyable, great, and appealing pictures do not have to be made with an expensive camera and perfect technique (and it's hard to go wrong with those spectacular yellow flowers.)

Here's a lucky bug shot.

Abstract
Oct 29, 2005, 10:58 AM
Well I luuuuurve photography, and am thinking about getting a Canon Digital Rebel just because of this. And I like how a lot of my photos turn out, although I can't tell you what looks "pro" and what doesn't. I don't even know what to look for, and what to avoid when taking a photo.

Its really hard to say, isn't it? (Canon A60..... 2 MP)

dornoforpyros
Oct 29, 2005, 12:37 PM
ok well my olympus d-595 cost me $280 so I'm over the $200 limit :p

But I still have fun with it (http://www.jasondorn.com/revolution/)


http://www.jasondorn.com/revolution/uploaded_images/08-727249.jpg

katie ta achoo
Oct 29, 2005, 12:43 PM
ok well my olympus d-595 cost me $280 so I'm over the $200 limit :p

But I still have fun with it (http://www.jasondorn.com/revolution/)
_snipped image_

dude! that's awesome!

but, what is that-- it looks like a banana on a holly bush

*confused*

dornoforpyros
Oct 29, 2005, 12:56 PM
dude! that's awesome!

but, what is that-- it looks like a banana on a holly bush

*confused*

Well I took it in the forest, it's an extreme close up of some moss or something growing on a rock. The yellow thing is a dried up tree needle of some kind (pine or douglas fur maybe?)

I'm currently living in Banff so when I go out taking photos I tried my damndest not to take tourist type pics of the mountains.

w_parietti22
Oct 29, 2005, 01:02 PM
ok well my olympus d-595 cost me $280 so I'm over the $200 limit :p

But I still have fun with it (http://www.jasondorn.com/revolution/)


http://www.jasondorn.com/revolution/uploaded_images/08-727249.jpg

wow... what is it?

edit: Around $200. ;)

Abstract
Oct 29, 2005, 01:07 PM
Hot diggidy dayam! :eek:

dornoforpyros
Oct 29, 2005, 01:16 PM
wow... what is it?

edit: Around $200. ;)


It's moss on a rock! Here's some more! :D

I had a really good day in the forest (http://www.jasondorn.com/revolution/2005/10/in-van-down-by-river.htm) a week or 2 back.
http://www.jasondorn.com/revolution/uploaded_images/05-772854.jpg

w_parietti22
Oct 29, 2005, 01:19 PM
It's moss on a rock! Here's some more! :D

omg. lol, its so obvious now. :rolleyes:

dornoforpyros
Oct 29, 2005, 01:22 PM
omg. lol, its so obvious now. :rolleyes:

haha yup, but then again how often do you go up and examine moss from 2" away? And yes, the other hikers did give me wierd looks.

nihilisticmonk
Oct 29, 2005, 01:30 PM
Ok, I've cheated a little....this is actually 3 shots from my Ixus 400 stuck together... :D

Pretty neat tho, even if I do say so myself! ;)

dornoforpyros
Oct 29, 2005, 01:32 PM
Ok, I've cheated a little....this is actually 3 shots from my Ixus 400 stuck together... :D

Pretty neat tho, even if I do say so myself! ;)


Nice! Good job with the seams as well!

JDar
Oct 29, 2005, 01:33 PM
great Ixuspano, and that' a new word for today!
Panos can be a lot of work and that one turned out good.

nihilisticmonk
Oct 29, 2005, 01:44 PM
great Ixuspano, and that' a new word for today!
Panos can be a lot of work and that one turned out good.

Not to derail the thread or anything, but I have to plug the software I used, as it's truely fantastic! :D
It's called HuginOSX. A port of an open source windows & linux photo stitcher.
http://homepage.mac.com/ippei_ukai/software/

Takes 5 minutes to get your head around, but I've done about 5 panorama shots now and they've all been stunning!

Anyway, not to de-rail, here's some more pics from my cheap camera!

Sca1pel
Oct 29, 2005, 02:34 PM
:p

http://x26.xanga.com/bc18731a5123211749337/w8581768.jpg

Oryan
Oct 29, 2005, 02:38 PM
Ok, I've cheated a little....this is actually 3 shots from my Ixus 400 stuck together... :D

Pretty neat tho, even if I do say so myself! ;)
That's a great panoramic. Where did you take it?

homerjward
Oct 29, 2005, 02:41 PM
:p


photoshop, hella-wide lens, or crop? just curious :o

im part of the $200 camera club until i can upgrade...ive discovered how useful photoshop can be for crappy shots. example: my camera (hp ps735) has ****** white balance and contrast, but i just blow it out in photoshop and it looks really cool.
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/1319/blownoutlake9vx.jpg

here's another of my favorites (also photoshopped a lot)
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/8431/rainyjonshouse8el.jpg

JDar
Oct 29, 2005, 03:20 PM
Sca1pel,

excellent b&w! I'd swear it was Tri-X with a red filter due to the absolute black and white and all shades of gray in between, properly developed and printed. :D

rickvanr
Oct 29, 2005, 03:58 PM
I took this a few years ago. I don't doubt that the camera was probably around $200 back then.

http://images.macdesktops.com/images/800x600/RvRprettyFlower800x600.jpg

Here's the link to all sizes;

http://www.macdesktops.com/?keyword=&author=vanRavenhorst&res=TRUE&search=Search

Rocky3478
Oct 29, 2005, 05:17 PM
Here's mine....This was taken with a Nikon Coolpix 4500 4MP P&S that I paid $200 for....

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y61/Rocky3478/9e8afabd.jpg

And here's my Nikon D70 that I replaced it with.... :D

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y61/Rocky3478/AnySubject-GreatDOF033.jpg

Jon'sLightBulbs
Oct 29, 2005, 06:11 PM
Great pics, guys. Unfortunately, I could've taken better pics with my pinhole camera that cost me 2 dollars!

HTH

Rocky3478
Oct 29, 2005, 07:03 PM
Great pics, guys. Unfortunately, I could've taken better pics with my pinhole camera that cost me 2 dollars!

HTH

Prove it.... ;)

w_parietti22
Oct 29, 2005, 08:11 PM
http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/2008/img10989qa.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Apple Store-Soho

This isn't totally a "Pro" shot, but I really like it. :)

prostuff1
Oct 30, 2005, 12:32 AM
Here is my attempt. I took this while i was in japan at the EXPO in Nagoya

[img=http://img499.imageshack.us/img499/6568/sany018632pq.th.jpg] (http://img499.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sany018632pq.jpg)

I actually got some pretty good pics while i was in Japan for a month. I will try to find some of the others and upload them

nihilisticmonk
Oct 30, 2005, 05:38 AM
That's a great panoramic. Where did you take it?


It's the Scilly isles, just off the coast of the UK. I'm stood on the isle of Bhryer looking back at the isle of Tresco

http://www.tresco.co.uk/

Beautiful place to visit...and photograph of course! :-)

I'm actually thinking of getting an SLR soon, thinking of sticking with Canon...anyone got any reccomendations?

ryannel2003
Oct 30, 2005, 04:56 PM
I took this picture a couple of days ago:

http://img420.imageshack.us/img420/3051/img10752lu.th.jpg (http://img420.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img10752lu.jpg)

http://img351.imageshack.us/img351/180/img10325nf.th.jpg (http://img351.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img10325nf.jpg)

Taken with Canon PowerShot A400 3.2MP digital camera; $140 on Amazon!!!

FrankieTDouglas
Oct 30, 2005, 05:58 PM
I used a Pentax Optio 30, 3MP, for all of these. I believe it was $160, a year and a half ago.



http://andybloxham.com/photography/objects/001.jpg


http://andybloxham.com/photography/objects/002.jpg


http://andybloxham.com/photography/objects/007.jpg


http://andybloxham.com/photography/nature/001.jpg


http://andybloxham.com/photography/people/024.jpg


http://andybloxham.com/photography/people/021.jpg


click to view this one... contains artistic nudity (http://andybloxham.com/photography/people/018.jpg)




If you care for these and would like wallpaper versions, I believe almost all of these can be found by clicking on the website in my signature.

rickvanr
Oct 31, 2005, 02:29 PM
I used a Pentax Optio 30, 3MP, for all of these. I believe it was $160, a year and a half ago. If you care for these and would like wallpaper versions, I believe almost all of these can be found by clicking on the website in my signature.

Lovely photos.

njstaffer
Oct 31, 2005, 02:32 PM
I used a Pentax Optio 30, 3MP, for all of these. I believe it was $160, a year and a half ago.


If you care for these and would like wallpaper versions, I believe almost all of these can be found by clicking on the website in my signature.


Wow! Well done!

toothpaste
Nov 24, 2005, 10:56 AM
Casio Exilim 3.2mega pixel. I paid $150 for the camera. What do you think?:)

MankieApple
Nov 24, 2005, 12:41 PM
Wow these are all really beautiful!!

These pics i took with a 3MP Nikon when i was on my annual trip to Dubai, UAE.
The building in the picture is the Burg al Arab hotel. It is absolutly awe-inspiring to see, and inside it is just as beautiful. I only stayed in there for one night because it is so expensive, but waking up to that view every morning was just as good! Enjoy!
http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/6275/dscn1822wm5ww.th.jpg (http://img103.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn1822wm5ww.jpg)

Abstract
Nov 26, 2005, 05:52 AM
Oh good, time to share! I don't have an expensive camera either, so its nice to see great photos from average consumer cameras.

840quadra
Dec 2, 2005, 03:07 PM
Not Professional, but some Photos I liked from my old D510 days. It was my 2nd Digital camera (and 3rd as one was stolen). It was a 2.1 Megapixel camera

http://www.neuwerks.com/albums/game/P1010021_2.sized.jpg

http://www.neuwerks.com/albums/game/P1010017_4.sized.jpg

http://www.neuwerks.com/albums/game/P1010029_3.sized.jpg

http://www.neuwerks.com/albums/game/P1010028_2.sized.jpg

http://www.neuwerks.com/albums/game/P1010030_9.sized.jpg

http://www.neuwerks.com/albums/game/P1010115.sized.jpg

http://www.neuwerks.com/albums/game/P1010040_7.sized.jpg

Lord Blackadder
Dec 10, 2005, 12:48 PM
My Nikon CoolPix 4300 cost more like $450, but I know almost nothing about photography...I have some experience with Nikon F1s in the course of archeological work, but in a very narrow range of conditions, so I still don't know how to set up a good picture.

Still every now and then a few actually come out the way I intended, or close to it.

javiercr
Dec 10, 2005, 01:23 PM
People take pictures, not cameras, the prices of the camera is irrelevant.

Jovian9
Dec 10, 2005, 01:24 PM
This was taken in Yellowood State Forest (Indiana) with a Kyocera Samurai 2.1MP 3 years ago. It was a good first digi-cam but took a lot of stillness from you b/c it took about 5 seconds to take the photograph.

Jovian9
Dec 10, 2005, 01:30 PM
This one was taken with a Nikon N55 SLR film camera.

Jovian9
Dec 10, 2005, 01:36 PM
Taken with a Sony Cybershot DSC-T1 5MP at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC with very low light and no flash allowed.

Jon'sLightBulbs
Dec 10, 2005, 01:40 PM
Can someone post a link to a sticky or thread describing how to store a pic on the server and link back to it? I want to show off some of my pinhole camera shots ;)

EricNau
Dec 10, 2005, 02:06 PM
I took them with my $130 Olympus 2.0 MP camera (Now I've upgraded to a 5 MP Sony Cybershot).
I scaled them down so they could fit, other than that, I haven't digitally altered them.

Enjoy :)

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XIII
Apr 14, 2006, 05:32 PM
Thread digger! :)

Not as good as some of these I am afraid, but here (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/31827677/) is what I did with a Canon a530 on a snowy day. :p Feedback would be nice, thanks.

katie ta achoo
Apr 14, 2006, 05:52 PM
What do y'all think of These? (http://flickr.com/photos/sabortijuana/sets/72057594107218061/)
The first four or five, really. All the chinese food that looks good. Not the coffee, mint, or strudel.

A520, btw.

rickvanr
Apr 14, 2006, 05:57 PM
Thread digger! :)

Not as good as some of these I am afraid, but here (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/31827677/) is what I did with a Canon a530 on a snowy day. :p Feedback would be nice, thanks.


That's a great photo. I always find the outdoors beautiful, especially after a fresh coat of snow.

Here's a snowy photo I took with my camera.

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/9349/100241017ry.jpg

w_parietti22
Apr 14, 2006, 06:20 PM
Whoa. Old thread! :)

Nice pics XIII, Rickvanr, and Katie Ta Achoo!!!! :D

XIII
Apr 15, 2006, 03:48 AM
That's a great photo. I always find the outdoors beautiful, especially after a fresh coat of snow.

Here's a snowy photo I took with my camera.

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/9349/100241017ry.jpg

(Trying not to sound too feminine)

That is so cute! :D

Thanks for the comments on my photo. :)

bluegill31
Apr 16, 2006, 11:20 AM
here are some my wife and i did w/ a sony DSC-P41 4MP "P.O.S."

enjoy

blueflame
Apr 16, 2006, 12:04 PM
these are taken with 4mpxl olympus. they needed to be compressed to post, but they quality is really amazing. Save the photos and look at them in preview, so they are actually the whole photo not on the screen. the compression ruins it.
andreas

XIII
Apr 16, 2006, 01:22 PM
these are taken with 4mpxl olympus. they needed to be compressed to post, but they quality is really amazing. Save the photos and look at them in preview, so they are actually the whole photo not on the screen. the compression ruins it.
andreas

Love this (http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=45206&d=1145206930) one. Great stuff!

toothpaste
Apr 16, 2006, 01:27 PM
http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/3943/slammed3au.jpg:D

blueflame
Apr 16, 2006, 01:28 PM
I loved that one as well. would you belive that is where a park used to be that is now becoming a vocational school. its like right in the middle of a city. i love how deceving photos can be.
andreas
Love this (http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=45206&d=1145206930) one. Great stuff!

Tymmz
Apr 17, 2006, 08:05 PM
http://static.flickr.com/1/130489328_3ced266d11.jpg

With my Canon IXUS III at the new Jewish Memorial in Berlin.

blueflame
Apr 17, 2006, 10:54 PM
to see people still posting here, i liked this forum
andreas

Voidness
Apr 18, 2006, 02:41 AM
>Image<

With my Canon IXUS III at the new Jewish Memorial in Berlin.
Nice shot!
I have a Sony DSC-P72, I bought it a few years ago, can't remember how much. But I really don't like it at all.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/74185002@N00/

Tymmz
Apr 18, 2006, 05:51 AM
Nice shot!
I have a Sony DSC-P72, I bought it a few years ago, can't remember how much. But I really don't like it at all.

I'm not so happy with my Canon too, but it's about 3 years old, so maybe it's time for an upgrade.

Tymmz
Apr 22, 2006, 05:31 PM
http://static.flickr.com/51/133078986_97507d6c29.jpg

Just wanted to share.



cheers

p0intblank
Apr 22, 2006, 06:27 PM
Thread digger! :)

Not as good as some of these I am afraid, but here (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/31827677/) is what I did with a Canon a530 on a snowy day. :p Feedback would be nice, thanks.

Nice shot! I love how the cable leads your eye down the path. :)

Abstract
Apr 22, 2006, 09:03 PM
That's a great photo. I always find the outdoors beautiful, especially after a fresh coat of snow.

Here's a snowy photo I took with my camera.

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/9349/100241017ry.jpg

Great photo! Lovely dog. :)

Here's some more to keep this thread going. ;) Taken using an Ixus 40. Not $200 when I bought it, but definitely worth $200 now!

maestro55
Apr 23, 2006, 04:57 PM
As with photography, it is all very subjective. What one enjoys looking at is not always what a professional would say is good. Hence the mention that someone could take better pictures with a pinhole camera that cost $2. However, I am not a pro, and therefore I can only base what I like on what I see. I have seen some awesome pictures in this thread.

I have a Kodax CX4300 ($250 camera with 3.2Megapixels), and here are a few of my pictures from that camera that I like.

My next digital camera, I hope to be a Canon DSLR. I have learned how to use an SLR camera, and I hope to take the knowledge that I know to improve, not as a professional by any means, but certainly would like to have some nice amateur pics. If I could sell pictures, technically that would give me the title of a "profession" by definition, however, that doesn't mean my pictures were really that good. Again it is all based on what people think.

Felldownthewell
Apr 23, 2006, 05:37 PM
These are some great pictures, but I must say, my $150 Cannon AE-1 shoots beautiful pictures, as does my $20 medium format Holga, and I can do all my photoshopping in the darkroom. I guess it defeats the purpose of the ease of digital, but still, I love film.

I've found that photography has little to do with the equipment and everything to do with the person using the equipment. A good photographer will make beautiful art regardless of what he is using.

rickvanr
Apr 23, 2006, 07:59 PM
Great photo! Lovely dog. :)

Here's some more to keep this thread going. ;) Taken using an Ixus 40. Not $200 when I bought it, but definitely worth $200 now!

Thanks :) I really like your photos, especially the third. It looks really pretty.

DBAlex
Apr 24, 2006, 12:27 PM
maestro55, Did you use exposure controls on the 4th image??

Or was the road just dusty? Cool pics!

Im experimenting with my dads 35mm SLR at the moment... Ill post some pics when i have anything looking decent :D

maestro55
Apr 24, 2006, 07:00 PM
maestro55, Did you use exposure controls on the 4th image??

Or was the road just dusty? Cool pics!

Im experimenting with my dads 35mm SLR at the moment... Ill post some pics when i have anything looking decent :D

I am like you like my pictures, the road was just dusty. That was someplace in Arizona, we stopped to walk around a bit and I snapped the photo. As for playing with your dads 35mm SLR, that is really awesome. I learned what little I know about using an SLR from a Canon TX (of course that was before fully automatic cameras).

Have fun, and I am looking forward to seeing your work with that camera. Some awesome shots in this thread. If I got out more I would certainly have a lot better ones. I can't wait until I get a Canon DSLR, and then I will have a reason to go out and just snap random shots.