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Post 3+ Months Ago

Just wanted to share some pics I took from the Pittsburgh Zoo a little over a decade ago. I thought I had lost them but came across the original prints a few days ago. So I scanned them to PC and touched them up a bit. These were taken with an old Minolta 202 SLR I had bought in 1978 using a Vivitar 300mm lens for the zoom. I most likely used a Fuji 200 ISO film because that's what I was in the habit of using at the time. Hope you like! (click the images for a larger view)
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Love those cats! hehe Image

Great shots ATNO. :thumbsup: I have some old pictures myself that I should scan too.
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I absolutely love these. The fact they are older photos makes it even better.
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heehee, back then I still remembered a good bit of my photography training. Thanks guys.
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By the way, if it wasn't for the fact i was listening to "Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZ Top i would most definitely be listening to Guns N Roses right now!
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Toto comes to mind *smiles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPT_3PEjnsE
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I found this lion's face totally priceless :lol:
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I like the Zebra and Giraffe pictures :)
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I love all of it.
Thanks, Mark for posting
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Post 3+ Months Ago

every one of these is excellent mark, honestly. You should consider doing more photography, cuz everything I've seen from you lately, whether older shots or recent, are all good!
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Thanks all. Bryan, I've actually considered it. I honestly anticipate doing a lot of nature shots over the summer. Nature seems to be my forte. Never have been very good with people/portraits.
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I think we must be opposite then Mark. I'm more of a people person and love to take portraits. I dread the thought of taking animal shots, everyone i tend to take ends up being complete and utter crap.

I agree with Bryan here though, these are all really good photos.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I think I'm more like SB then.

I will indulge myself with some human photos. I don't know, is it good to pay someone to take their pics?

I don't know is there ways to convince them to let us snap them for freee....

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:scratchhead:

Why would anyone pay anyone to take their photo? Usually it's the other way around. I think i'm going to be safe here when i say that your ability in photography is very very limited George, so to pay to take a photo is a waste of money. If on the other hand you were a good portrait photographer and you were likely to recieve either alot of business from it or some direct income as a result of the photo then i wouldn't even bother taking one small coin out of your pocket for a photo.

Surely you've got some friends or family that you could talk into having their photo taken?
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Oh, no business purposes. Just hobby only. For memories or souvenirs kind of thing.

I know, I mean some model-looking type, I don't know I will be on the look-out.

I was meaning photos like:
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naked-type, is it socially unacceptable? I don't want ppl to think that way, I mean really pro. at snapping naked pics..I'd love to see some samples if any can be found

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:lol:

I guess it depends on what kind of pics.

I think purely on the basis of how this conversation has started to turn out i really should step in and be responsible advise against posting any images of the nude body anywhere on Ozzu. Remember, people of all ages frequently view Ozzu and it wouldn't be appropriate to have it linked or displayed in any way.

George, if you still want to discuss whether or not it is socially unacceptable or not then start a new topic. This topic has gone off topic a fair bit.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

You can pretty much google any adult magazine and go from there :P
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Post 3+ Months Ago

http://www.modelmayhem.com is a great place to find models, at least in the US. A lot of beautiful people there are willing to trade your photos for experience and use in their portfolio.
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I've got a couple pics of a Bear from this weekend. The diffenence is, this one is wild and I was going to shoot it (I have a bear tag). I didn't, it was too young. open the full pic to see the bear better.

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Was a little tough to see at first even in the full photo. The second pic is where I could really say it. That's about as close to a bear as I'd ever want to come. Baby or no. I took mine with a 300mm zoom and was safely protected.
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Do you still have all your camera equipment Mark?
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Actually yes, I still do, however, there is a problem with the shutter that I never got repaired. It doesn't advance the film properly and half my shots get double exposed. So I quit using it. It is over 30 years old after all. Sure do miss using my Vivitar lens though.

I'd really love to get my hands on an older Nikon. Funds are a bit of an issue though even for a used camera.
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Thanks, UNFLUX, I dun think i can find them in my country. I really am looking forward to live and work in US...

Thanks, SB..about starting a thread about "nude photos",- socially unacceptable, I think it really depends.

Sorry for going off-topic again, but I just want to end my question now. Thanks.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

gotta love the 35mm... saturation. How do you like the Vivitar Glass?

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