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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 18, 2014 7:09 PM CST

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This forum is dedicated to the technical discussion of photography as it relates to gardening. It is not a gallery of photos but rather a place for helping each other become better photographers.

Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Sep 18, 2014 7:11 PM CST
Thank you, Dave!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Sep 18, 2014 7:15 PM CST

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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Sep 18, 2014 7:15 PM CST
Thanks!
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
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CDsSister
Sep 18, 2014 7:42 PM CST

Yes, I agree I agree Thank You! Thank you indeed.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 19, 2014 7:57 AM CST
Thank You! Hurray!
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Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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MotherRaphaela
Sep 19, 2014 8:02 AM CST
I agree Thank You! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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daylilydreams
Sep 23, 2014 9:52 AM CST
Thanks for this forum Dave! Thank You! I tip my hat to you. When I get some extra time I will be reading thru the messages that relate to my camera.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Sep 23, 2014 6:41 PM CST
So I have been reading this forum from inception, what a great bunch of people. Thank you so much for all the tips, explanation and , examples. Usually I take 50 pictures and keep 10. Well I read the manual and it has been a wonder. Thank you all. Hurray! Hurray! Not perfect yet but so much better. Big Grin
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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Sep 23, 2014 7:34 PM CST
Thank You! Glad I found it!
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Name: Asa

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evermorelawnless
Sep 23, 2014 8:01 PM CST
springcolor said: Usually I take 50 pictures and keep 10. Well I read the manual and it has been a wonder. Thank you all. Hurray! Hurray! Not perfect yet but so much better. Big Grin


That's a fantastic ratio! I hate to say this, but there have been days that I've shot as many as 4,000 photos and only kept about 200 of them.

But..the beauty of digital photography is twofold - 1) Unlike film, space on that memory card is freeeeeeee! and 2) Feedback happens in real time - you don't have to wait for the film to come back to realize you've made terrible mistakes - or stumbled onto some settings or combination of settings that really work for your subject.

I guess my point is to just shoot shoot shoot and realize that the more that you root around through the shutter, the more likely you are to blind-pig yourself a few acorns to save to your "keepers" folder - and share with the rest of us.

I think that photography is like everything else...just a question of thinking (trying new things informed by good data/ideas/past mistakes) and practice. Unlike it was in the days of expensive film and darkroom supplies (to quote Senator Blutarsky), "it don't cost nothin'."

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the first seed swap Region: United States of America Region: Michigan
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Weedwhacker
Sep 23, 2014 9:40 PM CST
Welcome to ATP, Evermorelawnless! Yikes, 4000 photos in one day kind of boggles my mind... but yes, that is definitely the beauty of digital photography. So amazing to just be able to see what you caught right away -- in this respect, at least, the "good old days" weren't! Smiling
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JC/NYC (Zone 7b)
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skylark
Sep 30, 2014 10:26 AM CST
Hurray!
i've been just shooting whatever made the most impression on me. but now i'll keep the DB in mind and will also take 'approach' shots and more shots of details too.
i find it much harder to take a good landscaping shot, then the close-up. exchanging notes should be lots of fun here!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Sep 30, 2014 11:10 AM CST
People love to see landscape shots, but they are so hard to get right. As hard as I try I very seldom am able to take a good landscape shot with my camera. To get much in the picture, it is usually too far away to be able to see much detail. Just a few select areas work for me to take a landscape shot.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Sep 30, 2014 1:03 PM CST
I especially appreciate photos of the 'whole plant' so one can see how tall/wide it gets at maturity. Very helpful when deciding where to plant a 4" pot.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Sep 30, 2014 1:10 PM CST
I agree. A salvia in a 4" pot can easily end up being 3' tall and just as wide.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
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bluegrassmom
Oct 5, 2014 12:29 AM CST
Thanks for adding this forum. I love photography as a hobby and always want to improve!

Teresa
Name: Mother Raphaela
Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery NY (Zone 4b)
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MotherRaphaela
Oct 5, 2014 7:28 AM CST
evermorelawnless said:
Unlike it was in the days of expensive film and darkroom supplies (to quote Senator Blutarsky), "it don't cost nothin'."


Other than batteries. But I've just ordered a plug-in cord for our camera so at least I won't use them up doing indoor shots and uploading, etc... I hadn't realized they made these! MR

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