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Fri Jun 24, 2016, 10:00 AM by TanyaSimpson:icontanyasimpson:
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Photography Week


Every photographer loves their camera(s) but what about all the other tools and gadgets that help us create our pictures? I asked the photographers of DA to introduce their favourite bit of kit that isn't their camera and share something they created with it. Enjoy these lovely photos and learn about how they were made!



:iconthespook:
thespook loves his tripod

Knees weak,
arms spaghetti.
Tripod keep your camera steady.

image stabilization by thespook



:icongrethefenyx:
GretheFenyx loves her Rogue Speedlight gels

I shoot with speed lights/flash guns - so except for those and the wireless triggering system I use, I REALLY love my little packet of Rogue speedlight gels! It's like a little pack of rainbows in my camera bag and it's so great to work with.

JOTUNHEIM : V by GretheFenyx



:iconchevyhax:
chevyhax loves his tablet PC

I sometime use my little tablet PC, which I connect to my cam. I've got remote software on it so I can control all settings of the camera without touching it. I can have a very close look at my focus point and I can shoot rows of 7 pictures or more (most time I use 7) with different exposure times which I can later use for an HDR picture. Of course it works together with a tripod.

Colors of spring by chevyhax



:iconhosagu:
hosagu loves his IR remote trigger

I like my infrared triggering remote. I find it little but it's so useful!




:iconpearwood:
pearwood loves his tripod

Toss-up between a tripod or amber filter. To pick just one, the tripod. All pinhole shots use a tripod.

2016-130 Twisted ascent by pearwood



:iconphydeau:
phydeau loves his ring flash

My macro ring flash makes a killer fill light.

Wedding 01 by phydeau



:icon3wyl:
3wyl loves her lensbaby

I like how the Lensbaby presents a different approach, perspective and more to photography. It opens doors that can't be opened with other lenses. There are so many different results with the Lensbaby, so much experimentation and never-ending possibilities.

Down Double-Decker by 3wyl



:iconplaythedragon:
PlayTheDragon loves her mobile editing app

The only tool I use besides my smartphone is Studio, the built-in edit software that came with Android. Sometimes just sharpening an image or changing the color scheme a little makes it look better to me.

Lake Erie by PlayTheDragon



:iconyuukon:
Yuukon loves her vintage lenses

I think my favourite thing in my camera bag are my old vintage lenses! In particular my 35mm 2.8. Considering the fact it's 40 years old, it still takes amazing pictures

Coco VI by Yuukon



:iconweludixon:
WeluDixon loves their 50mm lens

I only got it a little while ago so I haven't used it a lot but I love the sharpness and depth of field. I also use my DSLR for filming and I think it instantly gives the shot a more cinematic look.




:iconkarinta:
Karinta loves Provia 100F film

I suppose when it's loaded, it constitutes part of the camera, but it's such a gorgeous film stock that I can't overlook it.

Oak leaves by Karinta



:iconqaxtx:
qaxtx loves his mind

My favourite piece of photography kit that ISN'T my camera is my mind. Love to picturise things that touch me somehow. In other words, if something makes a tinkle in a back of my brain it is usually worth a picture. And technical stuff should rather not to disturb that process.

Wet sands No.1 by qaxtx



:icontransylvanian-angel:
Transylvanian-Angel loves her reflector

Big and double sided; one side silver and one side gold for reflecting the light in lovely warm tones.

Summer smile by Transylvanian-Angel


For Photography Week, 20th-26th June 2016, at projecteducate 

Every photographer loves their camera(s) but what about all the other tools and gadgets that help us create our pictures? I asked the photographers of DA to introduce their favourite bit of kit that isn't their camera and share something they created with it. Enjoy these lovely photos and learn about how they were made!
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:icontransylvanian-angel:
Transylvanian-Angel Featured By Owner Edited Aug 2, 2016   Photographer
Thank you the feature, Tanja! :blowkiss: :tighthug:
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:iconchevyhax:
chevyhax Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so very much !!!! Very interesting collection !!!
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you!!
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LadyMalvoliosander Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
What exactly is a lensbaby and how does it work?
Lovely article!
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:icontanyasimpson:
TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
They're lenses and lens attachments that let you create lots of interesting effects in photos. I'm probably not describing it very well, but there's loads more info on their website if you're interested :aww:
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:iconladymalvoliosander:
LadyMalvoliosander Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooh they look very cool and interesting! Thanks!
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:iconyuukon:
Yuukon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016   Writer
Great article Tanya! Thanks for the mention :meow:
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:icontanyasimpson:
TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
Thank you for contributing! :hug:
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:iconyuukon:
Yuukon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016   Writer
It was my pleasure Tanya! :huggle:
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StemmyBotanist Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, your quote made me giggle thespookGrin -revised- by camelhijackation
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:icontanyasimpson:
TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
That quote made me really happy too :D
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:iconthespook:
thespook Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
:D
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really awesome. :nod:
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:icontanyasimpson:
TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
Thanks for being part of it :hug:
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It was great reading everyone's answers! Would be cool seeing more of these. :nod:
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:iconvibra-lynx:
Vibra-Lynx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Professional Photographer
Very great series good concept nice idea and a very good range of answers by others nice work nice images
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:icontanyasimpson:
TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
I was so happy with the contributions other artists made to this article! It wouldn't have existed without them.
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:iconvibra-lynx:
Vibra-Lynx Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Professional Photographer
Super 
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it :heart:
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TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
It was a really fun article to put together :aww:
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Bet it was! The best works come when you enjoy the process and i can see this was the case here!
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:iconthespook:
thespook Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
Oh lord, I wrote that didn't I? :faint:
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:icontanyasimpson:
TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
YES :D Thank you!
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:iconsilvietepes:
SilvieTepes Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
*cries* I want back my 50mm ... and working again. :(
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:icontanyasimpson:
TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
I miss my old Canon 50mm f1.8 lens. When I moved to Sony, I couldn't afford to get another 50mm lens (the Canon one was so cheap!) and I'd love one.
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Edited Jul 14, 2016  Student General Artist
Are you Sony E or Sony A? Because a used old Minolta Maxxum 50/1.4 would be an excellent option - they run about $150 to $250 used, if that.
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:icontanyasimpson:
TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016
I'm using a Sony Alpha 550. Thanks for the lens recommendation :aww:
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Student General Artist
Ah, I see. :hug: There are a *ton* of fantastic old Minolta lenses that will work perfectly on that camera: check out the lens database at www.dyxum.com.
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SilvieTepes Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that's why I am so hoping to have my 50mm f1.8 back, it was so sharp, before breaking (actually, the technician hasn't understood yet what's wrong with it.. it seems cannot focus anymore on bigger apertures until f2).

And a new one would cost tooooo much (mine is a Nikkor from the '70es, found used and perfect until few months ago on the net). :(
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:icontairenar:
Tairenar Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Student Photographer
Great article good to know other point of view.
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:icontanyasimpson:
TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
I've definitely found some new toys to covet from this article :aww:
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:icontairenar:
Tairenar Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Student Photographer
Remind me when doing videography I put weird thing in front of filter to get.....random effects haha
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent, one to make you think.
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:icontanyasimpson:
TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
It has made me want more photo gear to play with :D
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:iconpulbern:
pulbern Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! :heart:
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:icontanyasimpson:
TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
I had a little panic when I posted the poll that started this journal, in case no-one replied or everyone thought it was a daft idea. I'm glad I got the responses I did!
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