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Offline 54

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Re: The photo thread
« Reply #10825 on: Monday 19 August 2019, 07:22:38 pm »
Is there any chance I can get some advice? I've agreed to do a short documentary style video for my football club, I know what i'm doing in terms of production, editing and shot selection, however I need to buy a camera, and in terms of what i'm looking for in terms of video camera, I haven't got a damn clue. So I was just wonder what people would suggest.

I saw the below recomended online, and people at work think its decent, but i'm not sure:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-DMC-G80MEB-K-Compact-System-Camera/dp/B01LXKRF7V/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=PANASONIC+G85&qid=1566154943&s=gateway&sr=8-1

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Re: The photo thread
« Reply #10826 on: Monday 19 August 2019, 07:50:15 pm »
Is there any chance I can get some advice? I've agreed to do a short documentary style video for my football club, I know what i'm doing in terms of production, editing and shot selection, however I need to buy a camera, and in terms of what i'm looking for in terms of video camera, I haven't got a damn clue. So I was just wonder what people would suggest.

I saw the below recomended online, and people at work think its decent, but i'm not sure:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-DMC-G80MEB-K-Compact-System-Camera/dp/B01LXKRF7V/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=PANASONIC+G85&qid=1566154943&s=gateway&sr=8-1

What's your budget? Are the club willing to help out with it? I'd consider renting your equipment if it's just a one-off video. That'll allow you to get some of the best gear without spending thousands.

The Sony A7III is one of the best for recording video out there without using a huge director style camera. Mirrorless, full frame, beautiful quality. It's capable of 4k at lower fps settings, whilst also being capable of 120fps slow-mo. It may be worth looking at a couple of lenses although you can probably get away with the one if you choose the right range of focal length depending on what you will be mainly capturing.  A glidecam would also add a pro edge to your end product (a handheld bit of equipment that allows you to move around with your camera whilst keeping your shots steady and smooth).

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Re: The photo thread
« Reply #10827 on: Friday 23 August 2019, 08:23:37 pm »



Offline wibble

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Re: The photo thread
« Reply #10828 on: Monday 26 August 2019, 06:42:53 pm »
I decided to give Lightroom another go and finally mess about with RAW files rather than JPGs.  They take up a heap more space, like, so will need to be a bit more organised and delete any that don't make the cut (my hard drive is stuffed to the gills with pics, many gigs of rubbish).  LR is really good, like, pretty much does everything I want it to. 

I frequently pass this barn, and it usually gets included in any sets of photos I take.  Have taken loads of pics of it over the years, so have been trying to mix up compositions a bit - here's a bit of a framing attempt:



And a more traditional landscape pic, just trying to work some interesting lines into it:



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Re: The photo thread
« Reply #10829 on: Friday 30 August 2019, 10:13:07 pm »
First roll on my Contax T2. A joy to use. Technically a point and shoot camera but it has aperture priority manually adjustable on the lens. f2.8-f16 as well as exposure compensation. I was using Kodak Tri-X - love the look of this film, beautiful contrast and sharp as anyone needs really.






















Offline meadowfield

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Re: The photo thread
« Reply #10830 on: Monday 2 September 2019, 09:38:29 pm »
love the look of film
haven't seen it for a while.
My first job was working in a photo lab - just made me remember the smells and the grain on the prints
- Brilliant

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Re: The photo thread
« Reply #10831 on: Monday 2 September 2019, 09:54:04 pm »
Thank you, and it’s cool that it reminded you of that time in your life. I’ve just got into it having switched from digital to give it a go. The feeling of not knowing what you’ve taken until the negatives come out of the fixer is kind of magical and massively addictive!

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Re: The photo thread
« Reply #10832 on: Tuesday 10 September 2019, 10:06:46 pm »


New Orleans Superdome last night, because most people won't click on the NFL thread.