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If the Gallery Ain't Working

Discussion in 'Tortoise Photos & Videos' started by Marcus Harrison, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. Oxalis

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    Haha! She must be so confused! :D
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    Oh yep. Studying does something to the brain, doesn't it?
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    I think I have too many tortoise statues....... wait!!! Is one real?? ;) theback.jpg
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    Discovered a few days back that my tortoise loves the guitar. My sister was practicing and Ginger was more than intrigued!! tfoguitar.jpg
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    Tortoises are weird animals sometimes. I find Ginger loves stretching after eating. ;) heyyou 026.JPG mybabe 007.JPG
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    I shared this one in my red foot thread the other day, but I'll share it here too. I was trying to shoot a photo of my red foot for her update thread but my assistant tortoise keeper insisted on climbing into the photo with her.

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    Oh my gosh!!! That is such a cute photo!!!!! And your assistant tortoise keeper is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!! What a nice photo. You are so good at photography! How did you get that lighting?
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    Thank you on all accounts.

    The lighting was just a single flash shot though a umbrella set off to the side.
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    That is fantastic. It looks so natural and cool. So you use one of those special umbrella thingies? I wonder how expensive those are...
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    Tired? Take a seat please and feel at home. :D

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    Umbrellas are cheap, it's the flash equipment that can get a little pricey.

    Shoot through Umbrellas are the very first lighting modifier I suggest to people just getting serious about photography. They are cheap, easy to use, and fairly easy to get high quality lighting out of.
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    Hmm... I am getting serious about photography. Tell me... what all can you use the umbrella for? I thought it just "dimmed" light, making it look more natural or keeping the subject's face from getting all shiny or overexposed.
    I recently got a Nikon camera and I am learning how to use it. Believe it or not, it showed up on my doorstep on Christmas Eve in a backpack with two filters, two lenses, a charger, two SD cards, and a lens-flare protection thingy!! I still have no idea who gave it to me, but they knew I've been wanting it forever. I use it as a reminder that if God will can provide me with the things I want, then surely he can provide what I need! :D
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    Where can I get one?!!! I must have it!! That is so cute!
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    The problem with flash is it is often WAY too harsh and WAY too directional, and for portraiture bare flashes are rarely the best way to light a subject.

    Umbrellas, soft boxes, and similar items are diffusers that soften the light and in effect soften those shadows.

    (Bounce Umbrellas also exist, and are slightly different than Shoot-Through Umbrellas, but I tend to only go that route when I want to throw light EVERYWHERE.)

    When you are ready to take the next leap and start purchasing off camera lighting equipment I will always be more than happy to give advice here where it is at least slightly on topic or private message.
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    I love the way the redfoot is looking up. :)
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    Sweet! That would be so awesome!!! Thanks for your answer! I'm always trying to save up stuff for my camera. Right now I am trying to save to see if I can get a few different filters. Especially a fish-eye. I love the stuff you can do with that. But what I really want is that ultraviolet lense. I forget the exact name, but I have seen some pretty amazing shots from that lens after they have been turned black and white. Looks like an x-ray.
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    Frank enjoying his evening meal.

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    Awww, what's he got there, Mazuri? :) He looks delighted!
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    It has a very little bit of Mazuri in it, but it is actually mainly a mix of timothy and orchard pellets.

    I've been experimenting with it for the last two weeks or so. Trying to see if I like working with it, if they're will eat it, etc...

    Frank and his brother gobble it up. My little sulcata picks at it, and my russian acts like somebody poured poison all over his food the couple of times I mixed some in his food.
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