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DEb, When I do my sunsets I get as little of the land in the shot as
possible, just enough to give some foreground & scale. Wait until it's
a colorful as possible, that would mean coluds, probably not much where
you live.Mike Gordon
On Oct 5, 2016, at 4:43 PM, Deborah Thuman wrote:
> Bruce Girrell asked: So are you looking for pointers, feedback, or
> Feedback and pointers would be wonderful! Thanks. I purchased videos
> for photography basics from Digital Photography School. For those who
> aren’t familiar…. this is a website with fantastic information and you
> can ask for a weekly newsletter. All free. Videos, if you want them,
> have to be purchased and there are frequent sales.
> I’m playing with landscape at the moment because I’ve got a lot of it
> laying about. I’ve got mountains, desert, stuff growing, and views of
> what’s downhill. Sunrise and sunset come free with each day. I do
> photograph my work and I need to be able to take great photos.
> Portraits aren’t going to be a big thing for me. I’m also working on
> macro shots and starting to think I don’t need a macro lens. I’ve
> learned from this list how to tinker with white balance, to tell Jim
> to ditch the fluorescent bulbs and get me daylight/full spectrum bulbs
> for the light box, and to use a tripod.
> For sunrise and sunset, I play with how much land and how much sky I
> want in the photo. I also play with how much backlighting I want. I
> started with a fully manual Canon in 1980 and I’m now, finally,
> starting to realize I can do more with a fully automatic camera.
> For anyone who thinks s/he is taking too long to learn clay…. I’ve
> been farting around with a SLR since 1980. I may even get good at it
> Deb Thuman
> debthuman at zianet.com <mailto:debthuman at zianet.com>
> I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out
> on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the
> Kurt Vonnegut
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