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The 420 Fotographer Collective: Advanced Cannabis Photography

Cola Monster

PlantOTM: Sep 2012,Mar 2013,May 2015,Jan 2016,Jul 2017,Aug 2018 - NugOTM: Dec 2013,Nov 2015,Mar 2017,Jan,Jul 2018,Mar 2020- CdelaC: Oct 2016,Mar,Jul,Oct,Nov 2017 - CdelaC 2016 - PhotoOTM: Feb,Mar,Jul 2018,Jul 2019,Jan,Dec 2020 - PhotoOTY 2018,2019
Very nice. I will have to give that a try. Did you manually set aperture as well?

Nope, I just lowered the exposure setting to -1 for this particular shoot. :thumb:
 

GOLLO

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Welcome to the 420 Fotographer Collective where we bring together the best growtographers for a fun and interactive discussion on gear, techniques, how-to sessions, or just to share a nice picture.

Here you will find biographies of real 420 members, what gear they use, what they grow, and some tips and tricks to help you take better photos.

This is very important. Having a good camera, gear, and post production software mean nothing. Incredible art can be captured with any camera. Do not get fooled. Todays smart phones and point and shoot cameras kick some serious butt. If you want to know about using a DSLR technique with a point and shoot. Ask away. Someone will help you.

Everyone is welcome here, as is standard at 420 Magazine, and you are encouraged to ask questions or show off something you find helpful. Now, this is not your beginners thread, as there are a few camera basics and photography terms you should be familiar with before diving into the advanced stuff. Now that said, you can jump right in, because we will show you and you are just that smart. Pick and choose what works for you.

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Understanding the owners manual of your camera is important. Here are a few other links to help you get started:

Top Composition Rules

Photo Gallery Guide - How to Resize, Upload & Post Photos


To get us started we will require some experts. An expert is anyone with an advanced understanding of something compared to the average general public. So in that frame of reference I am going to call upon some folks to share their love of cannabis and photography with us. In reality we will all improve together.

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UrbanAchiever

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I know I will have missed a few photographer type folks, admins, others due to the sheer size of this site. If this resonates with you please join the conversation.
What filters do u use on a DSLR with a 50mm lens for pics of flowers in a cabinet with grow lights on?
 
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kelticBlue

Creme de la Creme Photos: Dec 2016, Apr 2017 - Photo of the Month: May 2018
I was experimenting with different light sources and settings on my camera tonight and found that the "Program AE" mode allows me to up and lower the exposure which helps blacken out the background in the photos without having to perform any post editing. Enjoy!

Cool beans, good timing Cola M. I just started back with the DSLR and adjusting the settings.
My info tells me I hit this one with a flash and iso 400 with auto white balance, shutter was 1/60s and aperture at f5.


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Thanks for the Idea.
I find myself using AV priority, adjust the exposure comp. I must play with that more.
 

Hyena Merica

Creme de la Creme Photos: Nov 2016, Jan, April & July 2017 - Grow Journal of the Month: May 2018

Agemon

Creme de la Creme Photos of the Year: 2017 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Aug, Sept, Oct & Nov 2017 - Photo of the Month: May 2018, Mar 2019

Cola Monster

PlantOTM: Sep 2012,Mar 2013,May 2015,Jan 2016,Jul 2017,Aug 2018 - NugOTM: Dec 2013,Nov 2015,Mar 2017,Jan,Jul 2018,Mar 2020- CdelaC: Oct 2016,Mar,Jul,Oct,Nov 2017 - CdelaC 2016 - PhotoOTM: Feb,Mar,Jul 2018,Jul 2019,Jan,Dec 2020 - PhotoOTY 2018,2019

Sunnyskies

Photo of the Month: Mar, Oct 2020 - Plant of the Month: Oct 2020 - Member of the Month: Feb 2021
Aloha All,

A couple of shots of strawberry cola autoflower.
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Strawberry Cheesecake Autoflower

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Black Cream Autoflower

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Amy Gardner

Member of the Month: Mar 2018 - Photo of the Month: Apr, Dec 2018, Apr, Sept 2019, Feb 2020 - Grow Journal of the Month: Nov 2020 - Nug of the Month: Feb 2021
Hi all! A few nice ones I captured recently of a little DDA - always a very photo friendly plant. A semi-overcast day gives great light for photography outside. All are handheld (but leaning on solid objects for stability) with manual settings that I don’t remember! I could look them up in the meta data - but didnt so sorry about that. For shots like these I tend to seek the slowest shutter speeds I can that don’t give me motion blur (at least that’s noticeable w the naked eye ;) ) and then whatever aperture is needed in the moment for the light I want. The diffuse sunlight made for some really nice background tones. :)






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CADBOY

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Cool thread... Not sure if this is the kinda thing your all looking for here BUT, I'll share....

#1 photo = Long story short. Was a rainy day walking to work and I seen a Patch of flowers along the way in an open field and quickly snapped a photo with my phone.... ( litterly 30 seconds, pulled phone out, quick couple of photos, back in the pocket due to the rain)

Reason behind this is, a co worker of mine pretty much doesn't like flowers hahaha. We have an app we use at work to communicate that's alot like how facebook works. He told me a few weeks back that IF I post one more flower picture, its gonna lose his mind... So, being the weinner I am, I spent every opportunity to take flower photos and post them daily for about a month hahaha. Nice right?

Anyways photo was taken with Samsung Galaxy S5, no editing was ever done. Just took the photo then cropped it so it looked "cooler"...

#2) Photo = Was out on a hike with the family, was eagerly snapping photos for the same reason above described and didn't even realize till later when I looked back that a wasp/bee was in the flower lol Again, just cropped the photo as to zoom in on the flower more.

Enjoy the photos, feel free to use it anyway you wish... Ohh here is a Cannabis related photo also taken with my new phone Samsung A7. (Camera ain't as good on this one)

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Sunnyskies

Photo of the Month: Mar, Oct 2020 - Plant of the Month: Oct 2020 - Member of the Month: Feb 2021
@Amy Gardner Simply stunning.. the camera loves purple buds. I always plant a purple one not only for the smoke but the esthetic value every time I open the tent lol. Aloha Amy!

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@CADBOY Beautiful photos. I’m quite fond of getting flower pictures in nature. Something about capturing the soul in the moment.

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CADBOY

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@Amy Gardner Simply stunning.. the camera loves purple buds. I always plant a purple one not only for the smoke but the esthetic value every time I open the tent lol. Aloha Amy!

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@CADBOY Beautiful photos. I’m quite fond of getting flower pictures in nature. Something about capturing the soul in the moment.

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Thanks fella. Lovely photo you have here also ;)
 

Amy Gardner

Member of the Month: Mar 2018 - Photo of the Month: Apr, Dec 2018, Apr, Sept 2019, Feb 2020 - Grow Journal of the Month: Nov 2020 - Nug of the Month: Feb 2021
always plant a purple one not only for the smoke but the esthetic value every time I open the tent lol. Aloha Amy!

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Absolutely this!

Aloha Sunny! And Mahalo :) I’m the same with the purple. I really like purple strains to toke on as well - they often have a good pain relief element as well as lovely euphoria.
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Amy Gardner

Member of the Month: Mar 2018 - Photo of the Month: Apr, Dec 2018, Apr, Sept 2019, Feb 2020 - Grow Journal of the Month: Nov 2020 - Nug of the Month: Feb 2021
Samsung A7. (Camera ain't as good on this one)

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That’s a lovely pic CADBOY :D. A lovely exapmple that great pics don’t necessarily require a fancy camera - phone cameras are getting pretty fancy these days of course, but I’m sure y’all know what I mean.
 

CADBOY

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That’s a lovely pic CADBOY :D. A lovely exapmple that great pics don’t necessarily require a fancy camera - phone cameras are getting pretty fancy these days of course, but I’m sure y’all know what I mean.

Thanks, your right and it also let's me feel "professional" which I'm certainly not lol
 

Cola Monster

PlantOTM: Sep 2012,Mar 2013,May 2015,Jan 2016,Jul 2017,Aug 2018 - NugOTM: Dec 2013,Nov 2015,Mar 2017,Jan,Jul 2018,Mar 2020- CdelaC: Oct 2016,Mar,Jul,Oct,Nov 2017 - CdelaC 2016 - PhotoOTM: Feb,Mar,Jul 2018,Jul 2019,Jan,Dec 2020 - PhotoOTY 2018,2019

Sunnyskies

Photo of the Month: Mar, Oct 2020 - Plant of the Month: Oct 2020 - Member of the Month: Feb 2021
Blueberry Auto Flower almost ready to harvest.

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