Pro Looking Pics, with $200 Cameras!

w_parietti22

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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:
 

JDar

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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.
 

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macrumors Penryn
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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)
 

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dornoforpyros

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katie ta achoo said:
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.
 

JDar

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great Ixuspano, and that' a new word for today!
Panos can be a lot of work and that one turned out good.
 

nihilisticmonk

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JDar said:
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!
 

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Oryan

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nihilisticmonk said:
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

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Sca1pel said:
photoshop, hella-wide lens, or crop? just curious :eek:

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.


here's another of my favorites (also photoshopped a lot)
 

JDar

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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
 

Rocky3478

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Here's mine....This was taken with a Nikon Coolpix 4500 4MP P&S that I paid $200 for....



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