Reply To: Nikon Speedlights

Hello buddingphotographer! Sorry I did not realize that there was a second page to this thread! I did not know that you responded. Yes, it did come with the color filters, and they do make a difference! I am being given a Vivitar flash to use as a slave, although it sounds like I will eventually need two. Thanks... Read More »

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Creating a non-membership account with Lenspiration provides only limited access to the various opportunities offered by Lenspiration. A non-membership account gives you the ability to participate on the Shoot to Serve, Photography Q&A and Photo Critique Forums. Non-members can participate in photo assignments... Read More »

List of Organizations

Here is a list of organizations from which an Opportunities may originate: • Sharpening Character • Institute in Basic Life Principles • Scripture Memory Fellowship • ServeIndia • NatureFriend Magazine • MissionTalk • HopeForKids • Inertia Interactive Media Inc. • Scripture Memory Fellowship • Abundant Designs •... Read More »

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Welcome to Lenspiration’s Photo Critique forum! Specific guidelines for this forum: • Though it’s not necessary, it’s nice to comment on someone else’s photo before you ask for critique for your own photo. • When posting a topic, write a little sentence about how you took the shot, what your... Read More »

Reply To: Sharper Images

This has been an interesting topic to follow. Thanks for the image comparisons. I’ve never taken the time to do that, but maybe I will now . . . Like @nasa said, I would certainly agree that it’s better to run the risk of taking scratches to a lens (and actually even having scratches) than it is to put a... Read More »

Reply To: Covered Bridge Revisited

What I see here on my computer is phenomenal. The Photoshop work you’ve done on the pictures just makes them better and better. As for the latest, Covered-Bridge-NS, perhaps you could keep the bridge from being off center by changing the aspect ratio by cropping some off the right. I wouldn’t crop too... Read More »

Reply To: Covered Bridge Revisited

Reply To: Covered Bridge Revisited
I realized that I had another shot from a similar angle but farther back. It did not include the sunburst, so I started playing around with it in Photoshop and came up with this combination of the two shots. I like the added depth, but I’m not sure I like the bridge in the center. Let me know what you... Read More »

4-Wheeler Ride of a Lifetime

4-Wheeler Ride of a Lifetime
After the big snow earlier this month, the forecast indicated it would be clear skies the next morning. I couldn’t believe it! With 10 inches of snow on the ground with clear skies, I knew it was going to be an absolutely beautiful morning for photography! So I started making plans. There is a gas well field close to... Read More »

Reply To: Nikon Speedlights

Congratulations @thefarmhand! I hope it serves you well! Did it come with the snap-on color correcting filters? Those would really be handy! I wish I knew where I could get some that would fit the YN-560! Buddingphotographer, will the 700 work as a master with the Chinese models if I were to purchase them later as... Read More »

Reply To: Nikon Speedlights

Glad you guys connected! wow, it is a small world. Is that Matthew F. sitting there on the front row of Indoor-well-lit-room-1-of-1.jpg? And glad you got your sleedlite @thefarmhand. If not just shooting as hobby, you can’t take a chance like @timtam said. Reliability is a necessity when you’re shooting... Read More »

Reply To: Nikon Speedlights

Glad you guys connected! wow, it is a small world. Is that Matthew F. sitting there on the front row of Indoor-well-lit-room-1-of-1.jpg? And glad you got your sleedlite @thefarmhand. If not just shooting as hobby, you can’t take a chance like @timtam said. Reliability is a necessity when you’re shooting... Read More »

Reply To: Posing Bluejay

Very creative. My first thought was too many elements going on in the photo. I think that because the right side of the image is bright and larger than the bird, it’s grabbing for my attention. Perhaps a painted, subtle vignette would help? Read More »

Reply To: Sensors

If you’re interested in the technical details, here’s a detailed report on the differences and advantages/disadvantages. http://www.teledynedalsa.com/imaging/knowledge-center/appnotes/ccd-vs-cmos/ Here’s an article from the B&H website which tells some details about rolling shutter vs. global... Read More »

Reply To: Sharper Images

I would like to bring some balance to myself: in reality, one or two little scratches on a front element, or a bit of dust in the lens won’t actually hurt your image quality ‘that’ much. Living proof: LensRentals USA found a spider (yes a spider, you read that right) in a lens. Their observation:... Read More »

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