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Excellent Photography Website


Pardon me if many of you already know of this website, but I have been a "lurker" there for years.  Just today, I sent a link to Howard and Linda with pictures taken at Kartchner Caverns State Park.  I thought I would share the website with everyone.

First, the caveat:    since it is a photosharing website for photographers, both professional and amateur, there are some who post "figure/nude studies".   So, especially if you are going to have children around, be cautious with what features of the website that you use.  In particular, the "search" feature and the "camera" feature can let you come up with a thumbnail photo of inappropriate content.

Now the benefits:   should it be that one is going to be going to a particular area (i.e. Arches National Park), on can click on the "Search" link and type in the name of the park and the site will search out and find photos that are linked in some way to that place of interest.  If one clicks on a thumbnail, it takes one to a larger photo of the thumbnail.  Then, if one clicks on the larger thumbnail, it will link one to the "gallery" where that picture is found.  So, for instance, one clicks on the full size picture of "Delicate Arch", one will then see thumbnails that may include other photos from the same area.

That is valuable in that one can see if there are items of personal interest in an area where one is planning on going.

If one is looking to purchase new photographic equipment, such as a camera or lense, one can click on the "Camera" link on the home page and be taken to an area where one can choose the brand name and even model of the equipment one is interested in.  When reviewing in the "Camera" area, the search feature looks for photos taken with that particular camera or lens.

I have found the "Camera" area to be really beneficial because it displays photos taken by both professional AND amateur photographers.  Thus, one can have an opportunity to evaluate the quality of the equipment by the photos taken.  If one is looking at photos on the equipment manufacturer's website, I would imagine that any sample photos are taken strictly by professionals.

I have used this site to look at photos taken by others and try to learn from their work.  It can be helpful in improving one's subject composure and lighting.

Now the website:   http://www.pbase.com/

Just one little advance link to what one can see:  http://www.pbase.com/sjbousson/the_steal

There, you will see two eagles in a mid-air fight over a fish.  15 photos, all taken in the span of about 3 seconds.

Enjoy.

Terry Miller

PS:  I should quickly add that the eagle photos were NOT taken by me.  I dare not take credit for other's work.


-- Edited by Terry and Jo at 20:42, 2008-12-20

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Terry,

Thanks so much for the link.  That appears to be a very interesting site, I have not been able to research it much yet but it is marked for future reference.  I just purchased a new camera and can hopefully find some things to help me understand it a little better.  I know it has way more capabilities than I will ever be able to utilize.

Thanks again,

Dewey

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Our own Sandra's husband Gordon has his photos on pbase, http://www.pbase.com/merriwolf/.


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Thanks, Bill, you saved me the trouble of posting Gordon's pbase link LOL.

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Gordon's daily best photos are humbling to mere mortals like myself. 

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Dewwood,

I'm not so sure that Pbase will be any help in better understanding the features of one's camera, unless it be that photos viewed will also display settings.  Most of what I have seen is along the lines of what camera and what lenses and maybe what settings in aperture, zoom length, and ISO.  But then again, I haven't searched the whole site nor signed up on their forum.  I don't even know if on the forum you have to be a paid subscriber or not.


Bill,

Gordon's site is great.  The only thing I have wondered from looking at some of his photos is whether he does a lot of post-processing in image software.  Whatever he does, he has done very well.

Terry


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Yes, Gordon takes his photos in RAW format and does a fair bit of post processing in Photoshop.

I know he does have some tutorials posted on his pbase site for anyone who's interested.

www.pbase.com/merriwolf.

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