Little things in life.

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by superkow, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. superkow

    superkow Mu-43 Rookie

    May 9, 2012

    I'm new to photography! Mustering my courage to post my little shots from my ep 2. Most of the photos were using the grainy art filter. Hope u like it! Thank u! :)




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  2. EP1-GF1

    EP1-GF1 Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 12, 2011
    Those are great. If this was Flickr I would favourite the 3rd and 4th pictures. Bravo and welcome.
  3. Uwharrie

    Uwharrie Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    May 10, 2012
    North Carolina
    Lynne Ezzell
    Great shots! You have a good eye!
  4. superkow

    superkow Mu-43 Rookie

    May 9, 2012
    Thank u all! I'm still trying to learn. Any feedback or pointers would be nice! :) :)
  5. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Cool ideas man... especially your last two images... looks like you've got the creative eye and composition skills to carry you forward in your new love of photography magnificently!
  6. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    Love that fourth image :bravo-009:
  7. superkow

    superkow Mu-43 Rookie

    May 9, 2012
    Thank u all! :) Here's one of my another little shot, but I find the background a little too distracting. Sorry about it! :(

  8. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    The first four are nice. Thanks for sharing.
  9. superkow

    superkow Mu-43 Rookie

    May 9, 2012

    I just had a go at shooting lights, but was wondering why there's an significant amount of noise even though I shoot it at ISO 200. :( I'm not sure if b&w version looks better than with the colors on, but just thought I should give it a try.. :) Thanks for all the encouraging words above! I will continue to try! :)

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  10. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    You said you were shooting using the grainy B&W preset, right? There's the answer. :smile:

    Very nice images btw. If I were this good when I started, I'd quit my full-time job. haha! (I wish I were this good right now! :rofl:)
  11. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 19, 2011
    I like them all, very artistic.:thumbup:
  12. superkow

    superkow Mu-43 Rookie

    May 9, 2012
    Hi Hyubie!

    Thanks for ur kind words! :) The lights photo wasn't using grainy art filter or any art filter when I took it. :) However, I noticed the amount of noise in the photo in it's original form(before the b&w). I was quite puzzled about it when I first tried it yesterday, and I read it through somewhere...saying too long shutter speed might be one of the cause? So I tried it again today, using around 8 seconds(shorter than yesterday), but I still notice the noise in the photo! Even though it's alittle lesser than yesterday's shot. :( Sorry if I'm not using any terms correctly and cause any confusion!

    Thanks a lot! :)
  13. EP1-GF1

    EP1-GF1 Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 12, 2011
    With a long exposure like that you might like to make sure you have noise reduction reduction switched to on/auto. It isn't the same as the noise filter. You can find it in the color/WB menu.
  14. pheaukus

    pheaukus Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 22, 2012
    Against sensor noise in long exposures you could also take several shorter exposures and stack them in post processing. (This is standard procedure in telescopic astrophotography)
    Of course that technique doesn't work well with motion trails...
  15. superkow

    superkow Mu-43 Rookie

    May 9, 2012
    Hi! I tried with the noise reduction but still notice noise on the photos. :( I'm changing to ep3 soon! Hope to see better effect on the photos! :) thanks all for the encouraging words! :)
  16. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010
    The E-p 1&2 are prone to noise in low light situations. But, the way you use it, can be very attractive, as in B&W. Try shooting at ISO 100, instead of 200, for finer detail and less noise. Works for me. But you have to be more careful about movement and high contrast.

    Keep at it. You're doing fine.
  17. superkow

    superkow Mu-43 Rookie

    May 9, 2012
    Hi! This is a shot I tried using my new ep3! :)

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