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    Beginner Photography Courses

    I know the web site is out of date at the moment but he covers everything you listed.
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    Church Interiors - an open thread.

    Don't have any interior pictures to share right now, just a recommendation. If you ever find yourself in Bath, everybody knows about the abbey but not far from there is a RC church called St John The Evangelist's, it interior knocks the socks off the abbey, well worth a visit and the last time...
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    Beginner Photography Courses

    What type of photography are you interested in, portraits/weddings are a very different skills set to landscapes or Street photography or wildlife photography. I have over the years done wildlife and landscape workshops. I find the hands on face to face tuition brilliant.
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    Used camera & lens website

    Light box may give a reciprocal link too?
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    Used camera & lens website

    That looks really good. Thank you. There is a list of retailers on the Light Box blog page, there may be a few used sellers there worth including in your search. Light Box
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    if you could only have 3 lenses.

    On the systems I shoot I do usually have just 3 lenses Canon EF for the 5Dii and 1N 16-35mm f2.8II 24-70mm f2.8 70-200mm f2.8 Mamiya 645: 45mm 80mm 150mm 4x5: 65mm f4.5 150mm f5.6 240mm f5.6
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    Mottling on Formapan 400

    My bad, yes you are right
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    Grumpy Southerners, photos and discussion thread.

    I'm extremely grumpy, some would say obnoxious, and I'm a southerner. That feels better already
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    Mottling on Formapan 400

    Was w wondering because they look like typical air bubble marks, Foma for some reason loves air bubbles
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    Mottling on Formapan 400

    What agitation did you do, what holder, was the tank on its side at all?
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    Just some general advice re: 35mm film please

    Choice of film is very much about what you want for the end results, for portraits and pastel landscapes I love Portra, for winter colours etc I love Ektar, that's just a couple of the colour options. Loads of b&w options too
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    What price would film have to get to to make you give up ?

    It's all relative, join the never ending chase for megapixels and high ISO performance and you are likely to spend just as much. Can you really put a price on the way film involves you?
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    Help, what can I do to improve?

    One of the best things I think I have picked up, keep it simple and uncluttered, often less is so much more
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    Lens for Nikon D3300

    Agree with Soeren, you are just starting out, the kit 18-55 would be a great place to start for street work, buy a used one, use it for a while and then you can have a look back through the shots you have taken and get a good idea of the focal lengths you have shot at most, then maybe consider a...
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    Lens for Nikon D3300

    The sensor on the D3300 is 1.5x smaller than a full frame so the field of view will be about the same as the figures you have quoted. Choose the lens you want based on the angle of view you want in your camera. What do you want to photograph with the lens and how much space have you got to play...
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    Long tripod spikes

    3 legged thing ones are £50, not sure if they will fit other makes
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    How to become a professional Wildlife Photographer?

    I have seen plenty of images from LRPS and ARPS that I would have moved to the recycle bin too. But having the right to put *RPS after your name may just catch somebody's eye
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    Getting the Whites Right HELP

    Expodisc or gray card for getting it right in camera. In Photoshop there is a technique for finding neutral grey and sampling it to pick up any colour cast and neutralise it. There may be newer ways to do this too. View:
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    How to become a professional Wildlife Photographer?

    Now that just about everyone has a camera of some description those that publish photos have their pick of people who will just give them the images they want, country file calender is a great example, have you read the t&c. Only the very best ever make it to professional, usually because they...
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    Beginner Extension tubes or Macro lens

    You would probably be better off with a dedicated Macro lens, loads to choose from, I have always liked the Sigma 105mm. Tubes are handy when you want to reduce the minimum focusing distance of a lens a bit
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    Beginner How do you sell your photography?

    It's purely for display purposes, and there is every chance a buyer may choose to use a different mount colour. I would always chose to cut the display mount to a readily available frame size to make it easy for a buyer to just buy a frame to drop the whole thing into.
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    Swifts and some help please

    The set I have are an old Jessops set from back when I got my first EOS 600, they are still going strong and almost identical to the current Kenko ones.
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    Lack of DOF - how do you get around it (if at all!)

    All 3 of those focal lengths have near enough the same field of view on the format I have listed against them, so all 3 would be able to frame and take the same shot
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    Lack of DOF - how do you get around it (if at all!)

    So a 90mm on a FF camera and a 60mm on a crop sensor camera or a 270mm on a 4x5 framed on the same subject will give the same DOF coverage?
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    Swifts and some help please

    If the minimum focus distance on the 400 is just too long there is only one way to get it closer, fit an auto extension ring (not extender) that will cut back the minimum focus distance at the expense of infinity focus. Kenko do a reasonable set of auto tubes
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    Lack of DOF - how do you get around it (if at all!)

    Focus stacking, fine with plants but for insects you may need to cool them down a bit to keep them still long enough. The smaller the sensor, the shorter the lens you need for the same framing, that will give you a slightly better DOF, as will using a 50mm macro instead of a 90mm macro Look...
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    Developing Fomapan - A question...

    It shouldn't affect your stop and fixer, Foma can be a pig for holding bubbles, give it a good 20°c pre-wash and be sure to give the tank 4 or 5 good taps on the work surface after each agitation
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    Beginner How do you sell your photography?

    There are lots of ways to package photos to sell but probably the most suitable for everybody is mounted but not framed, everybody will want a frame that matches their decor. Selling physical prints then you would ideally make up a decent batch and attend craft fairs etc. Another way, that...
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    Nikon lens question.

    Looking at your image I have to agree with Kendo1, looks like shutter speed, the focus point looks good, the area around the subject looks good. If you want to hit a slightly sweeter spot with the lens try f8. Keep your shutter speed over 1/500 and preferably 1/1000. Use auto iso if needed to...
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    A Photographer in need... Advice would be helpful

    Just a quick question, in case a missed it, have you registered all the missing serial numbers with Canon UK. I believe they share the information widely with used retailers and repairers