What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by dan_t, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Mrfrown

    Mrfrown Practically Family

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    Thanks man! First time I’ve really let it grow so figuring it out as I go. A nice change of pace and my better half has been digging it
     
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  2. Jin431

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    looks like he likes speed so that's a great start!
     
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  3. dudewuttheheck

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  4. dudewuttheheck

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    I'm not a professional photographer though. I'm an amateur who cares a lot about gear... so it's a relevant question to me.

    Also, your analogy doesn't really work IMO. If I was an aspiring chef, I would ask a lot of questions about what another chef did to make a great meal if I had the opportunity.

    My favorite phrase is something along the lines of "How do you know which photographers are the amateurs at an expo? The ones looking at the cameras. The pros are looking at lighting." I'm an amateur and am fine with that.

    As @Joshua Holland mentioned, the type of camera used (35mm, apsc, etc) and the lens does matter in terms of the effect/framing of the photo. For example, this is relevant to me because I do not own a 50mm lens and I really like how these photos look.

    You also are not aware of the fact that I know the OP and we talk on IG often.

    One final important note- if you have to preface a comment with "no rudeness intended" then the comment is rude.
     
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  5. Alexlutov

    Alexlutov A-List Customer

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  6. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Ha, yes. Always racing— birds, cars, dogs, me, whatever. A beep beep and he takes off. Keeps me in shape I guess. Scary sometimes because he likes to look at his damn feet when he runs lol.
     
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  7. BloodEagle

    BloodEagle One of the Regulars

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    My trusty Buco J24L - apologies for the once again dreadful picture quality - one day I will work out how you guys get such good selfies! Screenshot_20210923-133554~2.png
     
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  8. ton312

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    For a minute there I thought we had Kylo Ren on the forum!
     
  9. BloodEagle

    BloodEagle One of the Regulars

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    Ha - Kylo Ren would have a much better camera setup
     
  10. Imuricecreamman

    Imuricecreamman One Too Many

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    Bad selfies is one of the things that makes this forum so great :)
     
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  11. Will Zach

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    Yeah, Knakorn killed it with those two pics, as does @JCSD (who is a professional) with his. One thing I learned from these two fine gentlemen is to use fast primes, keep them open for a nice background blur. So your question was quite valid and Knakorn's answer very informative. PS - I am now shopping for a cheap fast 50mm for my Nikon - I want to up my game!
     
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  12. ton312

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    Ok I'm done.
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  13. dudewuttheheck

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    Yeah @Knakorn Piulueangsawat and @JCSD do a great job. I'm always impressed with JCSD's photos. My current set up is a 35 1.4 85 1.4 and 135 1.8 and I thought Knakorn's photos looked different than mine in terms of compression. I love my 135, but there isn't always enough room to get the right shot with it.
     
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  14. Will Zach

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    File compression or shallower depth of field? If the latter, Knakorn positioned the camera close to himself, which gives super-shallow depth of field. I just got a 1.4 fifty for my Nikon. This forum has a way to pull money out of my pocket in more ways than one, lol.
     
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  15. dudewuttheheck

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    No I'm talking about compression of the scene. The further away you are physically from the subject, the flatter the person looks and the more the background is pulled forward.

    With a 135mm lens, the person or subject will be more "compressed" and the background will be pulled further forward than if you took the same frame with a 50 or 35mm lens. For example, peoples noses generally look longer and features get more exaggerated with a 50 or 35 than with a 135 or 200mm.

    I may be explaining something you already know, but I want to make it clear that I'm not referring to depth of field or file compression.
     
  16. Jin431

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    kudos to people who are into photography and pls do excuse the iphone photos that I share lol

    Break in continues for this Mulholland

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  17. JMax

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    Professional photographers, selfie sticks, tripods, whatever, I still think elevator selfies are the best.
     
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  18. tmitchell59

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    You have mentioned some remorse over having passed on some jackets I came to own, I have the same feeling when I see the Collar on that Sears jacket. maybe I'm wrong, I have yet to get a Hercules jacket with the original collar. I suppose I created a new goal by that statement!

    Nice Pile
     
  19. JMax

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    Thanks. Yes, the collar is original. I’ll have to check, but it’s possible it will fit on my other Sears jackets. I very much like the blonde. I also like the gray collars the department store jackets commonly had.
     
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