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bantx
03-18-2009, 12:34 AM
Ive taken photography back in high school for 4 years and I havnt used a camera or done anything photography related in almost a year. I want to get back into it and buy a cheap camera. I mostly did film in school and some digital, lost most of my work because I left my portfolio at school and never got it. So hopefully when I find the camera I want I can get it soon as possible and start taking pictures again.

Now I need some help from other photographers, between 150-200 price range is what Im looking for.

These are the ones Im looking at right now, if theres others in this price range that you could link me too Id appreciate it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16830122161

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16830122149

kalbears13
03-18-2009, 02:07 AM
Well I would go Canon if at all possible. Even though they're slightly more expensive.

bantx
03-18-2009, 04:23 AM
If could find one in that price range I would go for it, Ill keep looking. Im in no rush in getting this because I dont have the money yet and Im still looking for the best one for the price.

kalbears13
03-18-2009, 05:18 AM
If could find one in that price range I would go for it, Ill keep looking. Im in no rush in getting this because I dont have the money yet and Im still looking for the best one for the price.

Well if you're serious about getting back into photography I would just get an SLR. It would last you a good 20 years if you kept it in good condition. If you're going for something a little less expensive I might recommend:

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=144&modelid=17480

I have no experience with the camera but Canon is the brand to go with and this is one of their cheaper high end cameras.

You might also want to check Consumer Reports.

M.O.T.H.
03-18-2009, 05:32 AM
Did you have to make one of those pin hole cameras out of an oatmeal can? That was pretty neat...other than that, though. I didnt pay much attention in photography and didnt really know how to use the more advanced cameras. haha. So most of my pics werent fantastic or anything. Teacher kind of pissed me off in giving me a 79 in my last marking period ever in HS. Well, I was pissed for like a day before, I realized that it didnt really matter but still. I hated seeing a C on there and giving someone a 79 is just a dick move to begin with. lol.

I could have done better, though. The picture I saw in my head never really was the image that was coming out on the other end.

thule
03-18-2009, 11:50 AM
Just keep a look for a good one on slickdeals.net
You'll find something that is a great deal and fit your budget...cameras post there all the time....once you see "your deal" jump on it.

bantx
03-18-2009, 01:03 PM
Did you have to make one of those pin hole cameras out of an oatmeal can? That was pretty neat...other than that, though. I didnt pay much attention in photography and didnt really know how to use the more advanced cameras. haha. So most of my pics werent fantastic or anything. Teacher kind of pissed me off in giving me a 79 in my last marking period ever in HS. Well, I was pissed for like a day before, I realized that it didnt really matter but still. I hated seeing a C on there and giving someone a 79 is just a dick move to begin with. lol.

I could have done better, though. The picture I saw in my head never really was the image that was coming out on the other end.

ha yeah we used that box camera thing, that was like the 1st week of my 1st year of photography. And yeah Im looking into SLR cameras.

Ill keep looking around, but if yall see a good deal post it here :]

kalbears13
03-18-2009, 02:39 PM
It's going to be tough finding a good, new SLR for under $200. I'm pretty sure one of the higher end regular digital cameras, which it looks like you're looking at are fine.

steelersfan43
03-18-2009, 03:29 PM
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=183&modelid=16336

I have this and it is great. A lot of shooting modes and complete manual controls if you want. if you want I can upload some shots i took with it.

slightlyaraiderfan
03-18-2009, 03:43 PM
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=183&modelid=16336

I have this and it is great. A lot of shooting modes and complete manual controls if you want. if you want I can upload some shots i took with it.
Post the ones you took of your sisters.

thule
03-18-2009, 03:46 PM
Eggs still owes me pictures from our irc days....:@

vikes_28
03-18-2009, 03:50 PM
nikon>>>>>>cannon

bantx
01-06-2010, 11:50 PM
I Think I'll post my pictures in here and my 365 project.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4252296478_7b693024df.jpg

Day 001

bantx
01-08-2010, 02:47 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4041/4254523375_b592da7818.jpg

Day 002

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8259832@N02/4254523375/

vikes_28
01-08-2010, 11:12 AM
I like the first picture, the foreground is pretty sweet looking

CJSchneider
01-08-2010, 11:23 AM
Not sure if you did it on purpose, but I can read a great deal of symbolism in that day 2 pic. Nice.

bantx
01-08-2010, 06:10 PM
Thanks guys

Day 003/365

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4257400299_ab03e45a67.jpg

The Three Faces

A wooden replica of The Three faces from Angkor Wat.

The Bayon is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th century or early 13th century as the official state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman's capital, Angkor Thom. Following Jayavarman's death, it was modified and augmented by later Hindu and Theravada Buddhist kings in accordance with their own religious preferences.

The Bayon's most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and massive stone faces on the many towers which jut out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak. The temple is known also for two impressive sets of bas-reliefs, which present an unusual combination of mythological, historical, and mundane scenes. The main current conservatory body, the JSA, has described the temple as "the most striking expression of the baroque style" of Khmer architecture, as contrasted with the classical style of Angkor Wat.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8259832@N02/4257400299/

fenikz
01-08-2010, 06:56 PM
not a colorful person are you

brat316
01-08-2010, 07:04 PM
I want to buy a new camera as well, one where when I push the button I don't have to wait 3 seconds for it to take a pick.

I could go the SLR route, but if their are some cheaper options I'm down for that. I'm not a huge photography guy just want somethign to take pictures at gathering and events, but sometimes u need like an SLR type for vacation or something u want to take a super nice pic.

bantx
01-08-2010, 07:08 PM
not a colorful person are you

haha well if I don't like the colors that are in the picture if it doesn't go together i tone down the color a lot, I'm real picky.

bantx
01-09-2010, 08:49 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4260573285_ff8a72da01.jpg

Day 004/365

Sign Language

Do it
To
Express
Not
Impress

-forgotwhosaidthis



http://www.flickr.com/photos/8259832@N02/4260573285/

kalbears13
01-09-2010, 11:09 PM
Pictures I took recently...

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o292/kaddyescalade/IMG_2984copy.jpg

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o292/kaddyescalade/IMG_2961copy.jpg

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o292/kaddyescalade/IMG_2950copy.jpg

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o292/kaddyescalade/IMG_2943copy.jpg

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o292/kaddyescalade/IMG_2934copy.jpg

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o292/kaddyescalade/IMG_2933copy.jpg

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o292/kaddyescalade/IMG_2931copy.jpg

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o292/kaddyescalade/IMG_2891copy.jpg

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o292/kaddyescalade/IMG_2858copy.jpg

bantx
01-10-2010, 12:10 AM
Is the 1st one an HDR photo? Like that hotel mayfair one

kalbears13
01-10-2010, 04:50 AM
Is the 1st one an HDR photo? Like that hotel mayfair one

I don't think so... I don't really know what an HDR photo is and after looking it up I'm still a little confused. Do you just bring out a lot of the colors? What makes it a HDR photo?

bantx
01-10-2010, 08:33 AM
Its like taking the same photo taking it at different F stops with different lighting and merging them to bring out the color of light/darkness out more. Makes the photo look a lot smoother and brings the color out.

look something like this

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2247/2158395487_f0d5dbef7f.jpg

not my photo btw

kalbears13
01-10-2010, 12:49 PM
Its like taking the same photo taking it at different F stops with different lighting and merging them to bring out the color of light/darkness out more. Makes the photo look a lot smoother and brings the color out.

look something like this

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2247/2158395487_f0d5dbef7f.jpg

not my photo btw

Oh, I see. Why couldn't the internet explain it like that? But no I didn't, it's just one picture.

bantx
01-10-2010, 04:34 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4263286631_a8dc1d824d.jpg

Day 005/365

Buddhist shrine

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4263286631/

brat316
01-10-2010, 04:38 PM
IS Texas that diverse that you can take all these pictures?

bantx
01-10-2010, 05:08 PM
The last one was taking in my living room just a close up on the shrine

and the wooden replica was taken in my backyard

bantx
01-12-2010, 12:38 AM
Didn't go out to take pictures today so took something in the room.

Day 006/365

Might start a shoe series.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2801/4267744422_4c7d939892.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4267744422/

bantx
01-12-2010, 08:48 PM
Day 007/365

Cassette Tapes

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4269948205_3f32afe566.jpg

I remember when I was younger I would sit by the radio all day to record my favorite songs on the radio. Stealing my moms tapes to record them with and she would always get mad. haha

bantx
01-14-2010, 08:16 PM
Day 008/365

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2758/4275676968_350cf2d765.jpg

New tripod!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4275676968/

bantx
01-15-2010, 06:52 PM
Day 009/365

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4277905894_4d7235a95a.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4277905894/

bantx
01-16-2010, 06:59 PM
Day 010/365

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4280420158_6c550673de.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4280420158/

bantx
01-18-2010, 01:15 AM
Day 011/365

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4284435052_2c60f406fb.jpg

Working on my lighting taking some advice and bouncing a light off my wall

bantx
01-18-2010, 07:12 PM
Day 012/365

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2787/4286676308_d044f132fe.jpg

Empty Road

Went all the way to the boonies to get this shot.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4286676308/

Now just some random photos from today

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2794/4286697034_529e2fb2a8.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4286697034/



http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4286705134_b1d49947f6.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4286705134/

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2722/4286710308_e77b68ccb7.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4286710308/

bantx
01-19-2010, 07:19 PM
Day 013/365

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4289503598_1dafa7b594.jpg

Watching dawn of the dead made me want to do this

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4289503598/

tjsunstein
01-19-2010, 10:08 PM
Good stuff here, bantx!

bantx
01-22-2010, 12:55 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2779/4294650150_7c8fa5e2b2.jpg

Day 015/365

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4294650150/

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http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4294916640_4c16ca6598.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4294916640/in/photostream/

vikes_28
01-22-2010, 02:23 AM
the candle one is very cool

kalbears13
01-22-2010, 02:50 AM
I really like a lot of these. I really like the color on the last one but the composition is really weird.

CashmoneyDrew
01-22-2010, 02:53 AM
Day 013/365

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4289503598_1dafa7b594.jpg



So you were the one who took Rihanna's picture after the Chris Brown incident?

bantx
01-24-2010, 10:01 PM
Day 017/365

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4299334689_cf2c21efed.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4299334689/

Day 018/365

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2697/4302506512_c82069c226.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4302506512/

bantx
01-27-2010, 12:58 AM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4305350373_446d78eb0f.jpg

Day 019/365

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4305350373/

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http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4307746606_4136fbdd95.jpg

Day 020/365

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4307746606/in/photostream/

click for the larger photo to see this one better!

bantx
01-27-2010, 07:45 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2764/4309778549_dcd24e6f43.jpg

Day 021/365

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4309778549/

dabears10
01-28-2010, 09:06 PM
Don't want to steal Bantx's thunder, btw I have enjoyed the pictures you have taken so far, but this was really cool and this seems like the best place to share.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3480/3768986885_8869d16a96_o.jpg

There is more at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/edrabbit/galleries/72157623103181304/

bantx
01-29-2010, 02:05 AM
haha its not my thread just photography in general, but that photo is pretty cool

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4312648249_2eebce3aeb.jpg

Day 022/365

Again messing around with some lighting, didn't get to actually take the picture I was intending to shoot today because of the rain, but once it clears it I will. Ignore my left I the light was reflecting off my lens so I had to recontruct my eye I got lazy and just stopped.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4312648249/

bantx
01-31-2010, 03:31 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2677/4314270171_91084cec5d.jpg

Day 023/365

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4314270171/

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http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4316639261_0894873436.jpg

Day 024/365

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4316639261/

bantx
02-05-2010, 03:44 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2717/4321449738_4014c0247a.jpg

Day 025/365

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4321449738/

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http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4322911597_d251a9d723.jpg

Day 026/365

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4322911597/in/set-72157623052956081/

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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2770/4325957039_3905101a3c.jpg

Day 027/365

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4325957039/

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http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4329144982_2dc45904c5.jpg

Day 028/365

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4329144982/in/photostream/

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http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4331559551_8c0696fc91.jpg

029/365

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4331559551/in/photostream/

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Also I started my shoe series!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4324223270_97fa532136.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4324223270/in/photostream/

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http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/4329875832_1bace93bef.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/4329875832/in/photostream/

The shoe series won't be an everyday thing so I'm not pressed with time to do this. Didn't like the 2nd shot for the shoe series I kinda forced myself to do it, but since its not an everyday thing I'll upload once I get a shot I like.

Paranoidmoonduck
03-19-2010, 12:52 AM
Reviving this thread with some film I shot recently...

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m249/paranoidmoonduck/012_12.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m249/paranoidmoonduck/014_14-2.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m249/paranoidmoonduck/018_18-2.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m249/paranoidmoonduck/64600009.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m249/paranoidmoonduck/64600014.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m249/paranoidmoonduck/64600015.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m249/paranoidmoonduck/20720016.jpg

bantx
03-23-2010, 06:34 PM
Nice shots I like the phone wire one in bnw

Long over due I didn't stop my 365 just forgot to post in here

Ill post a few since I;m missing a lot

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2722/4348900251_13e8da8497.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/4396413257_eac5fecc25.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4396556785_d4412ef386.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4410317130_19b65deec8.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4405028464_cafda1cc87.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4428143985_98d43a3a5d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2700/4436969330_cddbf457c1.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2725/4458521312_4601d6727f.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/channorat/

the rest of my photos are on there