Hey Ray.....lol - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Off-Topic Discussions > Photos & Camera Fanatics

Photos & Camera Fanatics Post your photoshop, photography artwork or camera tips and tricks here.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-07-2011, 01:14 AM   #1
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Fan#: 55603
Location: Manteca, Nor*Cal!, United States
What I Drive: White N Gold 2001 Sedan

Posts: 16
FF Reputation: 132 norcalfocus01 Excellent Standing Member norcalfocus01 Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
Hey Ray.....lol

I finally got my new camera I picked up a Kodak Easy Share z990 12mp 30x wide angle zoom. Its the nicest digital I've ever used. I still would like to get a DSLR one day but felt that the DSLR style would be a great camera to learn a bit on for the next couple of years. So far I really like it and have found it very user friendly. The only complaint I have about it is there is to many shutter speed setting it takes a minute to scroll through them all.

So as I move forward I thought of a few things I would like to know before I get far into this. Should I be using a different image hosting site other than photobucket? Is there on better than the other for decent photography? Watermarking, should I start using them on pics I post? Lastly, I don't want to invest in a editing program right now, is there any free online places to use?

Lastly a few pics from the last few days.







The others are raw, this one I did a few teaks on PB.




norcalfocus01 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-07-2011, 01:25 AM   #2
Love CA / Hate CARB
 
YellowJellyBean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Fan#: 69030
Location: Santa Clara, CA
What I Drive: MÜSTÄRD

Posts: 2,160
FF Reputation: 13 YellowJellyBean Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
I can try to answer a few of those.

Flickr is more of a photo enthusiast site than Photobucket, and I think it's more commonly used by photography people.

As for the watermark, I'm not too sure under what conditions people do that. I know there are a lot of guys who watermark every single one of their photos, which I guess is important if you're afraid of people stealing your images. I work for iFixit, and the only pictures we put watermarks on are the final layout shots in our Teardowns.

Most cameras come with some sort of basic editing software. Did yours? For instance, my E-420 came with Olympus Master, a program for sorting and editing photos.

I hope you enjoy shooting with your new camera!
__________________
"My yellow, in this case, is not so mellow" -Jimi Hendrix

Focus Fanatics
Extremely helpful people
I made a haiku
YellowJellyBean is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-07-2011, 01:29 AM   #3
Aurelius Pardus
 
mikebontoft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Fan#: 58647
Location: SLC, UT
What I Drive: 5.9L Grand Cherokee ZJ

Posts: 26,495
Points 24,025, Level 94
Points: 24,025, Level: 94 Points: 24,025, Level: 94 Points: 24,025, Level: 94
Level Up 68% Completed
Level up: 68% Level up: 68% Level up: 68%
Forum Activity 15%
Activity: 15% Activity: 15% Activity: 15%
FF Reputation: 76 mikebontoft Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
I could care less if people used mine..... then again they're not that great sometimes anyway so I don't care in the first place. You may feel different.

good job making the move to the bridge camera.... someday I'll get a dslr but my olympus 545uz has done well for now. Have fun with yours.
__________________
SR #127 | '02 Focus SE "Foci" (5.0 RWD - parted) | '75 BMW 2002 "Carby" (racecar) | '98 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9L (lifted and fast) | '99 BMW 328is (daily).
ModeratingGeneral Chat Lounge, General Technical Chat, Ford Focus & General Car Chat, and Rocky Mountain Fanatics
mikebontoft is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-07-2011, 01:39 AM   #4
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Fan#: 55603
Location: Manteca, Nor*Cal!, United States
What I Drive: White N Gold 2001 Sedan

Posts: 16
FF Reputation: 132 norcalfocus01 Excellent Standing Member norcalfocus01 Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
Yeah I have never really cared if my pics were used before, I'm not into this for money. On the other hand tho, I wouldn't want someone making money off one my pics.

Well my camera did come with software, its loaded into the camera I guess, lol. I haven't plugged the camera into the computer yet to do the download. I'll look into switching to Flicker. My photobucket has so many pics now.
norcalfocus01 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-07-2011, 11:43 PM   #5
FF PHOTOG ENTHUSIAST
 
tukaniSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Fan#: 5521
Location: SW Houston, TX
What I Drive: 2003 SVT Focus 2009 BMW 335i

Posts: 15,017
Points 37,688, Level 100
Points: 37,688, Level: 100 Points: 37,688, Level: 100 Points: 37,688, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 34 tukaniSVT Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Hey Chris,

Congrats on the new camera. I have learned that Flikr is the best at online hosting of photos. Photobucket compresses the photo funky every once in a while.

As for the watermarking ... well, I have only watermarked a photo that belonged to my clients or my photos that have more than just my own copyright on it.

Unless your photo is of something that really is a unique stand out ... like the Japanese Water Main system ... a crazy catch that will not happen again. Then watermarking really isn't needed.

As for the settings of shutter speed ... it's actually a nice feature even though its through the menu. Sometimes you just want the control.

-Ray-
__________________
Hatch Nation Member: #147

R.I.P - FELLOW FF MEMBER, IZZY, BLK2k3GTS, will always be remembered. We will compete on a different course again one day.
tukaniSVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2011, 12:09 AM   #6
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Fan#: 55603
Location: Manteca, Nor*Cal!, United States
What I Drive: White N Gold 2001 Sedan

Posts: 16
FF Reputation: 132 norcalfocus01 Excellent Standing Member norcalfocus01 Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
I started a Flicker account today and will be using that from here forward. The Kodak software does a decent job with editing and will upload directly to Flicker. Do you guys know if I can transfer my photobucket pics to Flicker or are they stuck there as long as I want them linked?

I went to the park today to practice and see what I could do. I took pics in different lights, speeds and settings. It was nice just to learn the settings a little better. I turned on the date stamp by accident and do not like it in my pics. Anyway to get rid of it? If not no big deal.


100_0216 by norcalfocus@rocketmail.com, on Flickr


100_0226 by norcalfocus@rocketmail.com, on Flickr


100_0231 by norcalfocus@rocketmail.com, on Flickr


100_0239 by norcalfocus@rocketmail.com, on Flickr


100_0254 by norcalfocus@rocketmail.com, on Flickr


100_0256 by norcalfocus@rocketmail.com, on Flickr


100_0274 by norcalfocus@rocketmail.com, on Flickr
norcalfocus01 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2011, 12:23 AM   #7
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Fan#: 63166
Location: Midwest, NE
What I Drive: 2009 Volkswagen GTI

Posts: 8,043
FF Reputation: 31 lyonsroar Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
IMG code is at the top under actions.

No way to remove the date stamp after it's on there. You need Photoshop CS5 with content aware fill.
lyonsroar is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2011, 12:30 AM   #8
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Fan#: 55603
Location: Manteca, Nor*Cal!, United States
What I Drive: White N Gold 2001 Sedan

Posts: 16
FF Reputation: 132 norcalfocus01 Excellent Standing Member norcalfocus01 Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lyonsroar View Post
IMG code is at the top under actions.

No way to remove the date stamp after it's on there. You need Photoshop CS5 with content aware fill.
Found the code and cool on the date stamp.


Now do you all use the free or pay for the pro? I uploaded 20 pics and 24% of my monthly limit is gone.
norcalfocus01 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2011, 12:46 AM   #9
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Fan#: 63166
Location: Midwest, NE
What I Drive: 2009 Volkswagen GTI

Posts: 8,043
FF Reputation: 31 lyonsroar Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by norcalfocus01 View Post
Found the code and cool on the date stamp.


Now do you all use the free or pay for the pro? I uploaded 20 pics and 24% of my monthly limit is gone.
I'm pro on FlickR. What's it cost like $25 for unlimited storage or something?
lyonsroar is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2011, 12:54 AM   #10
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Fan#: 55603
Location: Manteca, Nor*Cal!, United States
What I Drive: White N Gold 2001 Sedan

Posts: 16
FF Reputation: 132 norcalfocus01 Excellent Standing Member norcalfocus01 Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lyonsroar View Post
I'm pro on FlickR. What's it cost like $25 for unlimited storage or something?
Yeah it said $25 for a year. Not bad, but was used to free lol.
norcalfocus01 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:00 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1