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Rose ­ Bannister
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Aug 05, 2015 10:05 |  #1

Hi! Just thought I would say hello as I have just joined this forum. :-) I am a Lancashire photographer and I have achieved a 2:1 in BA Photography and Digital Design so I have a bit of experience. I'm sorry if I posted this in the wrong place but I haven't used forums before and I am just hopeless at finding my way around this website. :cry: Anyways, it says I have to post my images in a forum before I can add it to my profile gallery and I want to add my 18 portfolio images so people can see the range of photography I can do. So, here's hoping its not against the rules, I am going to use this thread to post them. Please feel free to give feedback as I am always looking to improve. I am going to post ONE A DAY so as it doesn't come up as spam or something. I hope that by being on this forum I can get help when I need it as I am trying to start a self-employed photography business and I am not having much success yet :C but I also hope to help some beginners with the knowledge I have from my course. Granted, I don't know everything but I hope I can help one or two people. With all that said, hello and thank you for having me :-)


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Aug 05, 2015 10:09 |  #2

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Little Lamb (portfolio image 1)

A lamb portrait taken in a field in Scorton, Lancashire, England.
This is part of a series of images included in my portfolio. Showing the range of skills, interests and experience of my photography.

Please comment and critique because I would always love and appreciate feedback to improve my photography.

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No seriously, I specialise in animals, events in Lancashire and abstract photography. Check out my Flickr page please for more images and info :3
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Aug 05, 2015 10:12 |  #3

I am going to use this thread to post them.

I suggest that you not do that, as this is not an image sharing portion of the forum. Look at the top of the page to "Index", or the bottom to "Jump to Forum" & click on one of them. Pick the appropriate subforum & post your images there.

And Welcome to POTN!


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Aug 05, 2015 10:15 |  #4

If you have an online display site like Flickr. You are limited to two images within one post. You aren't supposed to post a series of images like that unless you are responding to comments to what you have posted.
If you do have a web storage site, you can emplace several--8, I think, images within one post.


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Aug 05, 2015 10:24 |  #5

advaitin wrote in post #17657384 (external link)
If you have an online display site like Flickr. You are limited to two images within one post. You aren't supposed to post a series of images like that unless you are responding to comments to what you have posted.
If you do have a web storage site, you can emplace several--8, I think, images within one post.

That's confusing? How about, "If you don't have an online display site like Flickr. You are limited to two images within one post.

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We allow 2 attachments by the OP per thread, OR 8 embedded (linked) images, OR a combination of 2 attachments + 6 embedded (linked) images, totaling 8 per thread. (Maximum 1280 pixels on any side.) You can always just post a link to more, though, or better yet, post a link to a gallery so we don't have to click on each image link.
Some exceptions are group threads, like "Show Me...", "Post your best...", equipment reviews, Tutorials, etc.
You may add a few additional photos if requested, but only in a reply to other member's post and request.


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Aug 05, 2015 10:29 as a reply to PhotosGuy's post |  #6

Right, fingers are slower than my brain.


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Aug 05, 2015 13:05 |  #7

Errrr... please specify a bit more please or make it simpler. Like I said, I have never used forums before so I have no idea where to find things. I'm afraid all those posts have just confused me. -? I did read the terms and conditions but I don't understand all of it. sorry if I sound dumb but this is just a bit of a blind spot for me. If there is a place I can introduce myself then please give me the direct name of the forum thread to find or post a link. And as far as the images are concerned. sorry if I went against the rules. I think I kind of understand that I basically can't post my portfolio on here but I can post a link to my Flickr. I have this link in my signature so I think I will leave it at that. But is it OK to post as many images as I want if it is in response to another thread? Like a thread on bridge images and I post more than 2 but not at once like I post 1 bridge picture for the thread one day and then a week later I post another and then a couple of weeks later I post another. Is that still too many as I have a limit of how many in total or is it just all at once posts. Again, sorry for all the fuss :-(


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Aug 05, 2015 13:15 |  #8

Rose Bannister wrote in post #17657368 (external link)
Please feel free to give feedback as I am always looking to improve.

Usually requests for feedback are posted to the critique corner forum. I once posted feedback to a shot that was on another forum. It was my mistake on my part and the poster was not receptive to critical comments.

But since you asked, be wary of what your camera's light meter decides when taking pictures of white objects like this lamb. It sets an exposure that makes whites look like an 18% gray card. The result is an underexposed shot, which is what you have here. It works the other way for dark subjects, which are likely to appear gray if you don't exercise some control.


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Aug 05, 2015 13:24 |  #9

joedlh wrote in post #17657602 (external link)
Usually requests for feedback are posted to the critique corner forum. I once posted feedback to a shot that was on another forum. It was my mistake on my part and the poster was not receptive to critical comments.

But since you asked, be wary of what your camera's light meter decides when taking pictures of white objects like this lamb. It sets an exposure that makes whites look like an 18% gray card. The result is an underexposed shot, which is what you have here. It works the other way for dark subjects, which are likely to appear gray if you don't exercise some control.

ah yes. thank you, that is some good advice I haven't heard before :-) I have been recommended to use a grey card before but wasn't sure whether it made a difference when I actually tried it but maybe I should try again with a brighter or darker subject. Even though people told me to use a grey card people have never truly specified why or at least in a way that made sense for my images. I didn't know it effected it in that way. Again thank you for the useful comment :-D


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Aug 05, 2015 16:58 |  #10

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Welcome to the forum, Rose!

Rose Bannister wrote in post #17657586 (external link)
And as far as the images are concerned. sorry if I went against the rules. I think I kind of understand that I basically can't post my portfolio on here but I can post a link to my Flickr.

Actually, you can post your portfolio here on POTN. It is your GALLERY. And I see you have already found the "gallery" feature, and added 8 of your photos to it......that's a good start!

I think the key is to find threads to which it would be appropriate to post your photos. Then when you post an image to that thread, you can add it to your POTN gallery. This way you will be contributing to the forum community by adding pertinent content to existing threads. EDIT - I see you've already started doing that; you're a quick study!

I encourage you to be active here on the forum, and I wish you the best with your photographic pursuits!


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Aug 05, 2015 18:43 |  #11

Tom Reichner wrote in post #17657853 (external link)
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Welcome to the forum, Rose!


Actually, you can post your portfolio here on POTN. It is your GALLERY. And I see you have already found the "gallery" feature, and added 8 of your photos to it......that's a good start!

I think the key is to find threads to which it would be appropriate to post your photos. Then when you post an image to that thread, you can add it to your POTN gallery. This way you will be contributing to the forum community by adding pertinent content to existing threads. EDIT - I see you've already started doing that; you're a quick study!

I encourage you to be active here on the forum, and I wish you the best with your photographic pursuits!

awww thank you for the nice comment :-) yes I have started to try to get my portfolio on here bit by bit by posting my images in appropriate forums but I am not the best at finding the right ones. Glad you think I am doing a good job though. thanks again :-D


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Aug 05, 2015 21:17 |  #12

Rose Bannister wrote in post #17657616 (external link)
Even though people told me to use a grey card people have never truly specified why or at least in a way that made sense for my images.

For this image, you could have had some help from the histogram. Since your subject is white, you could have taken a shot & checked the histogram. If the curve didn't come very close to the right side, (& it doesn't here), you could have tried one stop more exposure & then checked again.
This would not have worked if you had included a bright sky in the image. Then you would have to frame just the sheep, set the best exposure in manual mode, & reframed the exposure to include the sky as you originally wanted to.
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