Someone that has FAR better skills than me

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by dixeyk, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mirepapa/sets/72157624418465274/

    I have looked at this fellows images for a while. Partly because he lives in Spain (and I love Spain) and partly because of what he is able to get his Panasonic ZS3 to do for him. I have a ZS3 and while I like it a great deal I have never been able to get it to produce at the level he does. I look at these whenever I try and talk myself into a new camera because it'll be an "upgrade"...I look at these images and it brings me down to earth.

    I'm contemplating doing a photo a day exercise just using my ZS3 and see what I can do with it. That would be pretty interesting.

    Enjoy.
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    nice shots....don't tell anyone that it's a compact camera. He uses some nice punchy processing without going over the top. Looks great.
     
  3. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    It helps to have really nice subject matter but he really does squeeze the most out of the camera he is using. Nice example of "it's the photographer not the camera" in action.
     
  4. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    859
    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Trensamiro has composition and post-processing skills. Some remarkable subject selection helps as well.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    exactly.

    i used to have the Panasonic ZS7, and i knew what my camera was capable of, but never had come up with anything quite like this.
     
  6. Paul Amyes

    Paul Amyes Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 27, 2011
    Hobart, Tasmania
    Trensamiro knows how to control exposure. If you look at a lot of the shots he uses the exposure compensation dial to prevent his highlights from blowing out. He states that he uses minimal post processing, so I would think it's a bit of a curves adjustment and some sharpening.

    The best way to find out what he does is just Flickr mail him. Most people are flattered to be asked and are happy to share their knowledge.
     
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  7. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Can you post some of your pictures with the same camera? Many of his pictures say that they are completely untouched.

     
  8. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    I've browsed through that flickr and I can tell that ZS3 and ZS7 are quite comparable, same lens different pixels CCD. However I doubt that ZS3's full res image is as sharp as being said, I consider these as my best shots taken with ZS7.

    https://www.mu-43.com/f76/some-good-pix-taken-panasonic-zs7-mobile-shenyang-china-22353/

    https://www.mu-43.com/f76/some-good-pix-taken-panasonic-zs7-new-zealand-last-year-22356/

    https://www.mu-43.com/f76/some-good-pix-taken-panasonic-zs7-middle-east-last-year-22352/
     
  9. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Taken with Canon PS70 - neither of these 2 cameras can come anywhere near the Panasonic, but over the years I figured out the cameras. The S3 was always in manual mode, ISO 80 (lowest) and used the histogram to take the pictures All I'd adjust would be shutter speed.

    PS: makes me want to get that little compact, except that: 1 - I need a viewfinder, 2 - need a real one like on my G3 :biggrin:

    Hope I wasn't too OT.

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    These were taken with a Canon S3 IS

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  10. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Those are some very lovely pictures!

    The ZS3 user in Spain definitely has a great eye for photography.

     
  11. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    With an OVF I'm not sure if it's your type but Canon G12 impresses me.

     
  12. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    I'll look through the view finder of the G12 next time I am close to a Best Buy.

    Thanks!
     
  13. drizek

    drizek Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2011
    His pictures have a glassy look to them that is very nice.

    I think part of the secret is that he has a superzoom. There are a lot of those pictures that would be impossible for us to achieve if we're walking around with one or even several prime lenses.
     
  14. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Just another example illustrating that a good eye and imagination is by FAR the most important tool a photographer can have. I had that same camera for about a year. It was my last P&S before I got back into photography seriously. I think I left it on auto pretty much all the time. Used it on bike rides to take shots of our beautiful cycling roads and then I'd post them on one or two cycling forums and drive my friends from less beautiful areas crazy. Nice little camera. But the screen died within about a year and then I bought my first m43 camera and then I went crazy and re-learned photography. The superzoom seemed like a nice idea, but I think I kept it pegged on 25mm almost always. I've always liked the wider view. Here are a few old bike ride shots from that cam:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/6955490057/" title="ZS3 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"1024" height="768" alt="ZS3"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/6955491193/" title="ZS32 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"1024" height="768" alt="ZS32"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/6955491881/" title="ZS33 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"1024" height="768" alt="ZS33"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/6955490659/" title="ZS31 by ramboorider1, on Flickr">"1024" height="768" alt="ZS31"></a>

    -Ray
     
  15. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    Thanks Ray, real amazing pictures, where were they taken?

     
  16. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Thanks. Near Philadelphia in the US.

    -Ray
     
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