You don't know how much I love you for starting this community. I suck when it comes to posting photos of anything non-fandom related, even on my Flickr
, but I'm hoping this comm will change all that... looking forward to the challenges too. :)
I use the Pentax K10D DSLR
with the standard 50mm lense it came with and (because it was in the sale) a Tamron 70-300mm/Macro lense
. I've only been using it since August and I'm having major problems getting used to it. Before that I used the Fuji FinePix S602z
and over the 4 years I had it it did me proud... although I've noticed a huge difference now I have 10 megapixels to play with instead of 6. I eventually want to add more lenses to my kit but, with the expense of it so far, it's going to have to wait a while.
I've just upgraded my editing software, the joys of Windows Vista! So I'm currently using both Photoshop CS3 and PaintShopPro X2. I heavily relied on editing software with my old camera but since investing in the Pentax I only tend to play with the contrast a little... oh, and sometimes the color as I still haven't gotten used to the white balance settings.
This was taken with my Fuji and edited in PSP. It was taken at the Thistle Hotel, Heathrow Airport, London. Strange how pretty a half dead plant can look on top of the entrance to a hotel reception, huh. I seriously upped the colour saturation but sadly I can't seem find the original file so you can see the difference.( A few other favs, before and afterCollapse )
I've taken a ton of photos over Christmas with the new Pentax and now I have a shiny new PC to view them on I'll be sure to post some more soon. Concrit is more than welcome, in fact I'd be grateful to know what you guys think. Also feel free to friend me on Flickr
as I plan on using that baby a lot more this year.