What's on your list?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by ThomD, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. ThomD

    ThomD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 1, 2013
    SF Bay Area
    Not THAT list. The list of photos you want to/plan to take.

    Here's mine:
    I'm going to work on bugs in flight.
    My wife is getting a new bike and I'd like to take some studio shots before it gets dirty.
    I have lots of static cat photos, I need to work on getting shots of them playing.
    I want to work on better on-the-bike-shots. I've been thinking about mounting a monopod on the bike so I can shoot from a different angle.

    I've never done many studio shots, so I've been mulling ideas. Inspired by what I read on PetaPixel, I'm trying to work out something original to me (at least as far as I know).

    So, what's on your To Do list?
  2. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
    In addition to the shots I do routinely, topics on my (lengthy) to do list include:

    360° panoramas
    coloured liquid layers in glass
    dew drop lenses
    droplet splashes
    IR/UV images (both portrait & landscape subjects)
    Tilted lenses for controlled DOF
    starscapes (& possibly startrails)
    moonlit landscapes
    misty mornings
    stressed acrylic through crossed polarisers
    smoke pictures (Josticks)...
  3. PatrickVA

    PatrickVA Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 31, 2012
    Central Virginia
    This is a great topic. Not so much specific photos, but:
    - I'm going on a cruise in November and am putting together a list of shot ideas.
    - More diversity in my photos (lower percentage of my kid, who's my go-to subject).
    - Learn how to properly use a flash, to include a simple off-camera stand kit.
    - Experiment with longer focal lengths through cheap adapted lenses. I'm interested in the Olympus 75mm, but want to be sure I'll use it before investing.
    - Keep plugging away at short video edits to compliment photo sets.
  4. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    The 40-150 is ridiculously cheap and ridiculously good for the price. Get one and see if you like the length - you can always sell it if not and you'll only be out a small 'rental' fee.
  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    +1 :thumbup:
  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Got a local Ford Model T event tomorrow if I can get up early enough...Then after that, son's basketball game....:smile:
  7. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 16, 2011
    Hayward, WI
    William B. Lewis
    Some local landscapes that are begging to be done with some 5x7 25ISO film, a 1912 era 5x8 f/6.3 Tessar lens and, depending on the sky, a yellow or green filter. Unless I get stupid lucky with the clouds and can break out the red filter (unless I hit reciprocity limits then...).

    Oh. Were you talking m4/3?
  8. ThomD

    ThomD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 1, 2013
    SF Bay Area
    Nope. Not at all. Be sure to share the results.
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