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Corgi Photographers!

A place for Corgi Photographers to post their creative Corgi Photos!

Location: Corgiland, Earth
Members: 304
Latest Activity: Apr 29

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Posting size limits -- a test posting

Started by John Wolff Nov 21, 2012. 0 Replies

The software has changed since this group was started.   I believe it automatically resizes your pics now -- max width 750 pixels?  Look for the "width" option when you upload.So I think we can…Continue

Tags: upload, file size, kB, MB, pixel

The Rule of Thirds

Started by John Wolff. Last reply by Gromit, Sparkle, and Doug Oct 28, 2012. 3 Replies

Divide your frame into 9 identical rectangles separated by a Tic-Tac-Toe grid.  Place the points of interest where the grid lines intersect.   Your camera and your photoeditor software probably have…Continue

Tags: cropping, photography, composition, Rule of Thirds

Creative bloopers collection. A place to share specimens of serendipity.

Started by John Wolff. Last reply by Snickmom Aug 11, 2012. 30 Replies

Sometimes our mistakes are better than our plans. Here's one I like, wherein Gwynnie meets the Faerie of the Mountain Forest:Continue

Photoshop corgis

Started by John Wolff. Last reply by Whitney McGillicuddy Jun 12, 2012. 39 Replies

A place to share your dubious improvements.Continue

How to Take Good Pictures

Started by John Wolff. Last reply by John Wolff Mar 22, 2012. 2 Replies

If you've not done this, 2 things really worth doing:Read your camera's instructions,explore thoroughly and learn all those little features you don't know about.Google "kodak photo tutorial" or…Continue

Tags: learning, tutorial, pictures, photography

Shtuff People Say to Photographers

Started by Sam Tsang. Last reply by Deb , Gretzky, and Norman Feb 9, 2012. 3 Replies

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Tags: say, people, stuff, photographers

PhotoShop by Doug (& Gromit, or Gromit & Doug!)

Started by Lucy & Ricky-Rafa (Wendy/Jack ) Jan 23, 2012. 0 Replies

Here's one of my first and favorite PhotoShop'd photo of Lucy and Rafa (Ricky/Rafa) by Doug. It has it all: Gromit, Lucy, Ricky/Rafa + Jack and me. All that's missing is DOUG! Thank you, Doug. xoxo…Continue

SAY CHEESE!?! BACON? SNAUSAGE?!?!

Started by Sarah C.. Last reply by Jay & Bentley Jan 17, 2012. 25 Replies

Do you do anything special to get your pup to look at the camera? Do you call their name or tempt them with treats, or did you train them special?

Tags: tempt, corgi, photography

Why I Like My DSLR

Started by D46. Last reply by Emily Trupiano Mar 5, 2011. 14 Replies

Taking pictures of Bubba is my favorite past time. He's the main reason in the past six months I've gotten a Nikon D80 and D200 with several lens- all because of my little Corgi buddy who is most…Continue

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Comment by David & Puzzle on October 16, 2012 at 4:06am

To follow up on Laura's question (and maybe give some personal experience) I've had two micro four thirds cameras as well as two older low-mid tier digital canon bodies. All the camera bodies Doug mentioned perform at least as capably and have as many features (sometimes more) as an entry level dslr in a smaller yet more solid feeling form factor. The nice Nikon and Canon bodies and lenses are a jump in quality but also equally noticeable jump in price/size.

One thing about camera bodies for action shots that I do want to point out is I had a harder time panning (moving the camera with the motion of a moving subject to further blur the background) with a body that didn't have a viewfinder (Panasonic GF1). I think using the viewfinder on a Panasonic GH2/3 or Olympus OM-D makes the camera easier to brace close to your body, which makes for a more stable platform.


As far as lenses go, for the Olympus and Panasonic bodies, the lenses are interchangeable between brands (Sony is technically doing its own format so far), and the only lens issue I would bring up is that the Panasonic 20mm has horribly slow autofocus. I should mention though that that 20mm is by far my favorite lens and is wonderfully sharp and might be the best value... but I am semi-comfortable with having to prefocus.

Comment by Gromit, Sparkle, and Doug on September 22, 2012 at 10:54pm

Laura, Indoors your Tough is struggling with white balance, that's why the colors are yellow.  I don't know if it has a function for manual white balance setting or not.  Indoors where the light is low the camera can do certain things to get the exposure right like slow the shutter speed, change the ISO, increase the aperture, or pop the flash.  That camera takes it's best guess at what will give the right exposure but the less expensive cameras lack "range" in those settings so the camera runs into a wall and can't always find a solution to every problem, especially in low light situations (on most rooms are very low light compared to outdoors).

For action shots the E-PL1 does fine. It does shutter speeds up to 2000th of the second and that will stop a Corgi cold, it handles higher ISO speeds pretty well so it's possible to stop the action pretty easily, especially outdoors.  If you're doing action shots indoors it gets a little trickier but that's part of the learning process, the camera can do it.

I suggested the Oly Pen because I know it works well but there are certainly other fine cameras depending on how much you want to spend.  The Sony NEX series is very nice as is the Panasonic Lumix GX1.  All those cameras are mid-sized Micro 4/3 sensor cameras so they offer the feature of interchangeable lenses in a more modest camera size.  If you step up to a full DSLR then the performance possibilities get better.  My regular camera is a Nikon D90 and it's very nice but also rather large and the prices go up.

If you go to DPReview you can use their camera feature search to narrow down what might be the right camera for you.

Comment by Gromit, Sparkle, and Doug on September 22, 2012 at 5:38pm

Laura, take a look at the Olympus Pen series.  The new generations of cameras have just been announced so the last generation are on sale at some great prices.  The Olympus Pen E-PL1 camera I paid $400+ for in 2010 can be found now for as little $150 for the basic body.  Here's a link to show you the sort of pictures people are taking with that "old" camera.  Link

Truly though, much of the secret of getting good photos is not the camera but learning proper shooting techniques, understanding composition, how the light affects the picture, and how to set the camera to it's best advantage.  There are lots of great videos on-line about the fundamentals of good digital photography.  Then learning to fix your mistakes (we all make them) in the computer is essential, also.

Comment by Whitney McGillicuddy on June 12, 2012 at 7:19pm

dont worry, he had a life jacket!

Comment by Sarah C. on June 10, 2012 at 1:52am

love the action shot!!!

Comment by Gary Chandler on June 10, 2012 at 1:47am

Below are some shots of the gang chasing the ball. The first 3 are 8 year old Teegan, then 1 year old Walter followed by 3 month old Lilly playing with the ball and also sitting pretty.

Comment by Gromit, Sparkle, and Doug on May 7, 2012 at 9:34pm

Today's photography tip:When trying for a steady shot, do not let your Corgi use the camera strap as a tug toy.

Comment by Snickmom on April 6, 2012 at 10:16pm

dawwww

Comment by Gary Chandler on April 6, 2012 at 9:57pm

Some pictures I took at the breeder. Our new Cardigan Corgi Lilly, she is on the left. On the left is one of her litter mates.

Lilly.

Comment by Nicole & Emma on April 5, 2012 at 9:49am

I typically first set my Canon to Al Servo and continuos shot. Then, when I'm shooting I usually bump the ISO to 1600. That's the highest I have since my camera is a bit older (Canon XS). As for shutter speed, I usually try to aim for at least 1/3200 but I think some of my better shots are usually at 1/4000. 

I can't seem to think of anything other than those few things I change to when I'm shooting Emma or my brother's soccer games. 

 

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