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scottlouis1974

I need some help with pictures or sharing my project.

I would like to ask for everyone’s help to produce 109 photos for a project of mine. They can be super simple or as complex and creative as you the individual. Please include your signature on the photo.

I thought about asking people I know but I’m pretty sure it would be found out by my girlfriend prior to it being completed..

So here’s my story… I’m begging you to read, share and ask other photographers you may know.

Not to go to deep but my girlfriend is moving back home as she misses her family and that puts us 1000’s of miles apart. I want to give her something that money can’t buy and that’s something made from emotion and creativity.

So I’m a hopeless romantic.. I have this great project I want to build… Sort of a final goodbye . It’s a paragraph that I would like to have done with photos from around the world that people would choose one word and have a picture of that word in the photo(anything local to you in the background/someone holding a card with the word on it or however you want to personally express it would be super cool). I will then set the photos into a slideshow with a song. I will be more than happy to share the project with everyone when completed…

The statement is 109 words.. so intern it will take 109 pics. I’m really hoping to have this completed in a month’s time. If you would like to help me..Please pick a word… take a picture… and post it to my page. That way you can see what words have been used.

words needed:

You said I have a million friends. (7)
I said I’d follow you to the end of the world. (11)
So I asked a few friends from around the world to help me with this. (15)
I cannot even begin to put into words the thoughts and feelings you have awoken in me. (17)
My Love isn’t owned and cannot be taken. It can only be given. (13)
My heart belongs to you and you alone. (8)
My restless sleepless nights will surly surpass (7)
The count of the thousands of miles that separate us. (10)
I will stand here with sun upon my face, the wind behind my back (14)
Constantly Looking East with hopes to reunite. (7)

Background song: Odezsa - Sundara

All photos will used by me for this project and not for any monetary gain.. I also understand that I do not own the photos in anyway.

Flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2842223@N20/ - Project- Lost Love


A lady from India wrote me the other day wanting to help and I have to say the thought of putting this together brought tears to my eyes… I want to thank you all for even considering this and even more so to the people that help me bring this to life…

Thank you…

Scott Louis
10.08.15, 20:34
I would like to ask for everyone’s help to produce 109 photos for a project of mine. They can be super simple or as complex and creative as you the individual. Please include your signature on the photo.

I thought about asking people I know but I’m pretty sure it would be found out by my girlfriend prior to it being completed..

So here’s my story… I’m begging you to read, share and ask other photographers you may know.

Not to go to deep but my girlfriend is moving back home as she misses her family and that puts us 1000’s of miles apart. I want to give her something that money can’t buy and that’s something made from emotion and creativity.

So I’m a hopeless romantic.. I have this great project I want to build… Sort of a final goodbye . It’s a paragraph that I would like to have done with photos from around the world that people would choose one word and have a picture of that word in the photo(anything local to you in the background/someone holding a card with the word on it or however you want to personally express it would be super cool). I will then set the photos into a slideshow with a song. I will be more than happy to share the project with everyone when completed…

The statement is 109 words.. so intern it will take 109 pics. I’m really hoping to have this completed in a month’s time. If you would like to help me..Please pick a word… take a picture… and post it to my page. That way you can see what words have been used.

words needed:

You said I have a million friends. (7)
I said I’d follow you to the end of the world. (11)
So I asked a few friends from around the world to help me with this. (15)
I cannot even begin to put into words the thoughts and feelings you have awoken in me. (17)
My Love isn’t owned and cannot be taken. It can only be given. (13)
My heart belongs to you and you alone. (8)
My restless sleepless nights will surly surpass (7)
The count of the thousands of miles that separate us. (10)
I will stand here with sun upon my face, the wind behind my back (14)
Constantly Looking East with hopes to reunite. (7)

Background song: Odezsa - Sundara

All photos will used by me for this project and not for any monetary gain.. I also understand that I do not own the photos in anyway.

Flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2842223@N20/ - Project- Lost Love


A lady from India wrote me the other day wanting to help and I have to say the thought of putting this together brought tears to my eyes… I want to thank you all for even considering this and even more so to the people that help me bring this to life…

Thank you…

Scott Louis
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Ken Piros

July 2015 Monthly Theme - Shadow People



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Rob Nagelhout

Section Critique - straight and tough

Hi friends and other members on FC, as you can see I upload my pictures in the section "Critique - straight and tough" to get serious critiques and tips to improve my work. In my humble opinion the way to do but also in that section the comment are very lovely. Some members have had critiques on my work and were afraid that it would get me angry. I've explained them that I appreciate honest critiques because I want to learn more from other photographers and then only compliments won't do. Now I hope more members will enter that section because critiques doesn't hurt. I hope to see many uploads in that section because for now I see 3 maybe 4 people in that part of FC. And don't get me wrong because it's not my intention to hurt somebody. I'm also willing to help when needed. So give it a try
gr.Rob
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BrianTyler

Image Sharpness Problems

You can easily test your camera and lens for sharpness using a white piece of paper (use a good quality printer paper)
Draw a skinny line with a pencil on the paper.
Photograph it using normal day light, no flash.
Camera on a tripod, vibration reduction set to off.
Open the image using Imager.
I created Imager for my students and it can be downloaded from my web site for free.
http://www.MyCIGroup.com then navigate to Imager.
It is not great looking software but serves the purpose for research!
Open the image and save it to text file.
Open the text file using EXCEL.
Scroll down until you find the Grayscale section. For each pixel there is one number listed.
Find the transition from white to black. It should look something like 175 175 175 70 60 55 55 55 55
This may vary in numbers, which is not important. It all depends on how white the paper is and how dark the line is.
Again, this is not important.
Count the number of pixels it took to transition from white to black. In my example above it took 3 pixels.
This transition is what humans interpret as sharpness or in focus. If it takes 5, 6, 7 pixels to transition, then the image is less sharp. Measure it.
Repeat the test by taking the camera out of autofocus, change aperture, etc. You will soon understand your camera.
A standard 35 mm camera will not transition in 1 pixel, it should be 2 to 3 pixels.

A couple of things to consider, keep the distance just far enough to allow the camera to focus properly. I would say 6 feet. Experiment with zoom settings but don't try to macro the object. That defeats the purpose of the test.
08.05.15, 03:42
You can easily test your camera and lens for sharpness using a white piece of paper (use a good quality printer paper)
Draw a skinny line with a pencil on the paper.
Photograph it using normal day light, no flash.
Camera on a tripod, vibration reduction set to off.
Open the image using Imager.
I created Imager for my students and it can be downloaded from my web site for free.
http://www.MyCIGroup.com then navigate to Imager.
It is not great looking software but serves the purpose for research!
Open the image and save it to text file.
Open the text file using EXCEL.
Scroll down until you find the Grayscale section. For each pixel there is one number listed.
Find the transition from white to black. It should look something like 175 175 175 70 60 55 55 55 55
This may vary in numbers, which is not important. It all depends on how white the paper is and how dark the line is.
Again, this is not important.
Count the number of pixels it took to transition from white to black. In my example above it took 3 pixels.
This transition is what humans interpret as sharpness or in focus. If it takes 5, 6, 7 pixels to transition, then the image is less sharp. Measure it.
Repeat the test by taking the camera out of autofocus, change aperture, etc. You will soon understand your camera.
A standard 35 mm camera will not transition in 1 pixel, it should be 2 to 3 pixels.

A couple of things to consider, keep the distance just far enough to allow the camera to focus properly. I would say 6 feet. Experiment with zoom settings but don't try to macro the object. That defeats the purpose of the test.
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Ken Piros

April 2015 Monthly Theme - Minimalism

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27.04.15, 08:46
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