Greatest Photographic Achievement 2009


Mike-P

Link Posted 20/12/2009 - 22:38
Sticking to my guns and not buying a K-7, kit lens and grip until it dips below £1000. For me that could be my greatest achievement for the last 10 years. (I'm a sucker for new tech).

And it is "loosely" photographic
. My Flickr
Last Edited by Mike-P on 20/12/2009 - 22:40

womble

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 00:02
Finally using my Horseman and being pleasantly surprised when I developed them that they were in focus and correctly exposed! I need to set up something at home though because the deep tanks at work are full of c@@p.

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

cabstar

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 01:22
Photographing Blur at the Pyramid Stage Glastonbury, it doesn't get much better than that for music photography.

When Damon Alburn broke down on stage that night I completely got that moment, it was just how I felt. I had worked so hard to get to that point & that 15 minutes in the photo pit was the pinnacle of 2 years hard work.

Gary

www.garystafford.co.uk
PPG Wedding photography Flickr
Concert photography

Currently on a Pentax hiatus until an FF Pentax is released

Father Ted

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 11:10
Mine has to be getting one of my shots hung up at home.

I've finally made it if she who must be obeyed allows me to put my "work" on the wall
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.

TOZZA27

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 11:57
I have to agree with Father Ted ( how is the little fella with the flu by the way ? )having one`s photos blown up and framed for the house/relatives house is a great feeling.Also they look so much different when enlarged - I never saw that before.
Got to say getting the K20D was a pleasure - under one year old and under £400 - great bargain.Even better my beloved saying she wanted the *istD so I could have an excuse to by foresaid K !!!!!!
Happy Christmas to all and a Phototastic New Year to all my new Pentax friends..................................
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !

Mongoose

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 12:28
Dropping into M mode and spot metering while out in the real world for the first time, and actually getting the shot I was aiming for.

I had used M with trial and error under controled conditions before, but now I actually feel confident to use it in difficult light on the hoof. The freedom to choose which bits of the frame to expose for is quite enlightening.

10 years into my photographic journey I'm finally starting to feel in charge of my equipment!
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but it does help

david1

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 12:53
For me it's was managing to get 3 photos published in one copy of Steam Railway Magazine. I had only converted over to digital 2 year's ago from my P30T to the K10D and if anyone's tried their luck with mainstream magazines they might find that Editor's do like to publish photos from the same established names every month. So any new photographer sending photos up in the hope of getting them published can find that it's almost a case of being extremely patient and to a certain extent banging ur head against a brick wall when you see the same photographers names under the published photos and your's hasn't been used. I had tried for about 18 months issue after issue since I got my K10D of sending photos up and finally in the June edtion of Steam Railway the editor published 3 photos. One was a double-page spread, the second on the centre page Gallery section and the 3rd a smaller print towards the back pages of the magazine. My old Dad was dead chuffed for me as he's a steam enthusiast aswell as a keen photographer and it was a great sense of achievement to finally get a breakthrough.
K5mk.IIs with 17-70mm DA and Sigma 70-300mm DA lenses. Before digital I used the P30T when using Fujichrome Velvia.
Last Edited by david1 on 21/12/2009 - 12:54

Anvh

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 13:30
Seems you all have a good year

Paulm, I hope you will succeed

Mike, I feel with you, it's so hard... I'm simply looking to lenses instead of the K7 with the thought in mind that lenses would become more expensive and the camera cheaper, it has work so far though.

Kris, which Horseman?

Gary, that's wonderful, have you taken some good shots under these conditions?

Father Ted, that's lovely, now a the biggest challenge there is, get a photo of she who must be obeyed on the wall

TOZZA, does she who must be obeyed not let you put photos up the wall?
I've around 6 shots now hanging in the house.

Mongoose, I'm glad you made the big step and getting the hang of it.
You need to keep your mind so focussed when the camera is in M-mode.

David, that's indeed great. Hopefully you get more shots in the mag next year
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 21/12/2009 - 13:32

mayday

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 13:34
Getting 5 of my first 10 submissions published in the Pentax Gallery
Regards
David

Retired at last - now all that time for photography - you would think: wink:

Anvh

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 13:36
That's wonderful David, I've seen those.
Are the other five still in the pipeline?

reminds me that I need to submit some of my own...
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

mayday

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 13:39
Anvh wrote:
That's wonderful David, I've seen those.
Are the other five still in the pipeline?

reminds me that I need to submit some of my own...

Still got 1 of the original 10 awaiting review and 5 new submissions also awaiting review!
Good luck with your submissions - would like to see them posted in the gallery
Regards
David

Retired at last - now all that time for photography - you would think: wink:
Last Edited by mayday on 21/12/2009 - 13:40

TOZZA27

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 13:41
Hi Anvh,

yep - now I have two yellow rose studies in poster size ( kodak labs ) and brushed aluminium frames and a set of three red rose shots in 15" x 9" in wooden frames.My avatar shot to the left of this post ( the river Severn at Oatfield )is hanging in my sister`s in Jersey and my Daughter`s in Uckfield in various sizes.Probably time for a change of decor in 2010 so I will start suggesting ideas after Christmas - lol
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !

Anvh

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 13:52
That's good news David, hopefully they will come through

Hi Tozza, that's wonderful. Good luck shooting new photos
I'm still looking for a good lab to print my photos, just found one that gives a colour profile for there printers so I think I will try them out.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

Father Ted

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 14:23
TOZZA27 wrote:
I have to agree with Father Ted ( how is the little fella with the flu by the way ? )

He's fine thanks. Back to causing trouble.

I didn't get my photo enlarged for the wall. SHe just wanted a couple of small water themed scenes for the bathroom, so I used a couple of the kids at the beach and a mono of a boat on the sand.

I have got permission ( ahem, yes, I know who is boss in my house ), for an elargemnet of another to hang in the lounge. Just got to get a price for it now.
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.

noddywithoutbigears

Link Posted 21/12/2009 - 15:47
Very simple but also very important for me anyway, I finally began to feel comfortable taking pictures.
A poor life this, if full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare. W.H Davies
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