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Jonas Peterson and Sally Mann get my vote every time !

Software & Accessories / Re: Links for good Photoshop Tutorials?
« on: June 03, 2013, 01:44:21 PM »
http://phlearn.com/ !!!!

Phlearn is an AMAZING website! Really helpful when I was learning how to use photoshop for the first time and they always produce some interesting and useful tutorials! Aaron Nace, the host, makes daily tutorials and posts on all thing photography and they're super!

Landscape / Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« on: March 09, 2013, 03:48:54 AM »
Here's my version! Edited in LR4

Canon General / Nepal Expedition
« on: March 07, 2013, 02:56:32 PM »
Hey everyone! Another first time poster here but I really value everyone's thoughts and opinions so I thought i'd ask you helpful people for some advice!

At the end of March I will be going to Nepal for 8 days as part of a college trip. For the first couple of days we will be doing volunteer work at local schools and organizing our own accommodation and such in the local markets and towns. We will then endure a 4 days trek in the Himalayan mountains and finally the last day or two will be visiting tourist attractions and doing a bit of R&R after our trek.

My main problem is deciding what camera body to take with me. I currently shoot with my 5D mark II + 35L however i'm super paranoid about it getting damaged somehow on the trek or under light rain in Nepal. Alternatively, I used to shoot with a 450D and i'm considering taking that instead as i'd be less phased if anything were to happen to it, but for me it definitely doesn't provide the quality of photo that I really want, but I don't want my 5D getting wrecked.

As well as these cameras, I am also working in collaboration with a local camera company here in Dubai who are sponsoring me and are willing to provide a Fuji XE-1 along with a 18-55 f/2.8-4 to shoot with during the duration of my trip. Whilst this is a super set up cause it's light and compact, I still haven't been able to try it out and have no knowledge as to whether it is at the same standard as my 5D. Also, another issue i have with it is i usually shoot between f/1.4 and f/2 on FF for small DOF and i've gotten so used to that that when I receive the Fuji i'm not sure i'll be able to manage! Along with this, i've heard the battery life on the X-E1 is rather poor, squeezing out 350 shots at most per charge which is unfortunate considering i don't want to be spending MORE money on spare batteries whereas i have some spare for my 5D already.

Now by all accounts, I am not going on this trip to solely take photos and I am definitely not a professional, I just think it would be nice to get some unusual photos while i'm out there. I've never really shot many landscapes so that will be completely alien to me but I do want to get some snaps of the mountains and scenery whilst I want something to document my charity work and to use as a general walk around camera, capable of taking some shots in low light when needed.

So baaasically, my question is, do I take my 5D, the Fuji XE-1, or both to Nepal?

Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: February 09, 2013, 11:39:59 AM »
My dog, Tripod.

I bought my 5D mark ii through Digital rev in Christmas of 2011 to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and they were great! Fast delivery from HongKong and great service. I didn't have to pay VAT or such but i did have to pay import tax. :)

Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: January 27, 2013, 02:40:46 PM »

Know its not in 'the streets' but I still like it!

Lenses / Re: Your favorite lens is?
« on: January 14, 2013, 09:15:06 AM »
35L 1.4!! Just such a great focal length for me, super versatile!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 35MM F/1.4 DG HSM Worth the price
« on: January 04, 2013, 01:35:29 PM »
I recently bought the Canon 35L as I wanted something wider for my trip to Nepal but I didn't want to go for the sigma because it's still a new lens and there could still be some issues that could arise and I wanted something I could rely on!

So far I have absolutely nothing bad to say about the lens, beautiful colors and perfectly contrasty! Snappy and accurate focus too even on my 5D2! Mind you the Sigma does seem ALOT more appealing especially after the weight that's been lifted from my wallet!

Just thought i'd add my two cents

Great that someone asked this! I was wondering exactly the same thing!

Also, I trying to work out how I add my gear list underneath my posts like some people have?

Software & Accessories / Re: Compactflash Card: SanDisk vs. Lexar...
« on: January 04, 2013, 04:24:24 AM »
The only cards I own are 16GB Lexar Premium series CF and only 200x which work perfectly for my needs. Haven't had any problems with them yet! I shoot portraits, events and weddings and they've never failed on me with my 5Dii

Santa got me a shiny new Canon 35mm 1.4L! Might of been a bit stupid to buy it now with Sigma's just out and Canon's V2 on the horizon but going for a trip to Nepal in Jan and needed something i know i could rely on!

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