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I've just got back into photography, I started when I was about 12 using my Dad's then 20 year old Canon SLR. Skip forward 20 years and I'm now teaching myself how to use my new EOS 600D.

Thought I'd start a thread to share some of my pics with you all, get some feed back and opinions. Be gentle, but feel free to critique, I'm new to all this and just trying things out (only had the camera 3 months).

I'm going to do a review of the gear I'm using for another website, with a breakdown on what I take on trips with me.

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First few nights I had the camera I had a play with some shaped bokeh photo's...







These were taking using the only lense I had which was the 50mm f/1.8 prime.

Basically used a punch in some black cardboard the size of my fingernail and taped it over the lens. Then focus in on my subject (Buddha) and select a shallow depth of field (around 1.8 in these).

You can pay quite a bit of money for shaped bokeh kits, but you can make your own with a knife, cardboard and a old lens cap.

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Tonight I had a play with capturing that amazing moment a drop of water hits a larger body of water...

Here was the setup;



Basically I had none of the professional stuff, but made do with what I had. Used paper for diffusers and stuff from garage for water setup.

I want a Speedlite wireless flash and proper light box for this in the future, but I think they turned out well... I'll let you be the judge.













No post production was done on these pics, just some cropping and file size reduction.

Most were shot at ISO 400, F/8, 1/200sec and using my 15-85mm lens.

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fantastic photos! Keep 'em coming! I also totally dig your setup... You don't need all kinds of fancy stuff to produce professional pics, you just need the eye for it.... :p And practice, that is....
 

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Wow Flix, those are some great shots and effects from using the light box! (That those were your childhood toys causes me some concern for your upbringinging...lots of bad dreams in your youth?)

3rd one down is my desktop now. Very cool.
 

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Wow Flix, those are some great shots and effects from using the light box! (That those were your childhood toys causes me some concern for your upbringinging...lots of bad dreams in your youth?)

3rd one down is my desktop now. Very cool.
Thanks!

Which one is your desktop?? I'm flattered :angel:

Not so much bad dreams then as now :|

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