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Software & Accessories / Re: On-line Wedding albums
« on: October 02, 2012, 11:02:27 AM »
Also you could look into Graphi Studio.  They are based in Italy and have a great design software, although you need to apply to be accepted as a client.

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Canon General / Re: How many of us are making money out of photography ?
« on: September 20, 2012, 01:18:37 AM »
My Better half has a part time job during the slow season, but otherwise both of us make all of our money on Weddings and HS Seniors!  And lots of graphic design for those clients!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Sync speed only 1/180s?
« on: September 18, 2012, 03:11:42 PM »
But for us, whose entire income comes from photography, we need to nit pick the options our manufacturer offers us as it can influence our work...  So yes some of us may be "Armchair Spec Readers" but that is because our lively hood depends on the tools we use everyday.

If you're a pro, why would you even be looking at the 6D?  Don't get me wrong, I think the 1/180th kinda sucks for amateur strobists.  But, someone who makes their livelihood from photography probably shouldn't be looking at "entry-level" FF cameras, right?  Canon's not marketing this camera to or making it for pros, they're doing it for enthusiasts with lots of spare cash.  The 1D's, the 5D's, and the 7D are the pro tools.  If I made my living off photography, I wouldn't trust any other Canon DSLRs to be my main tool.

Thats exactly the problem.  This camera is a Pro model, but it sounds like canon is dumbing and watering down the Pro bloodline.  And being that our entire living comes from these tools it is imperative that we keep tabs on the new technology even if it isn't the tool for us.  It is also good for those of us who use these tools full time as well as all of the part-timers and hobbyists to discuss these tools for our own understanding as well as for the advancement of the products.

We all know that this sync speed and max shutter are not physical limitations but rather Canon introduced limits to separate the 6D from the 5d3.  All while making FF affordable to the world minus the AF limits and other assorted suck with this camera.  It worries me that cheapening the FF cameras will only make the Professional Photogs life much harder as anyone can now afford a pro camera.  The hard part for us will be distinguishing ourselves from the people who have the tools but don't have the foggiest idea how they can really be used to capture so many great moments in time.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Sync speed only 1/180s?
« on: September 18, 2012, 01:09:50 PM »
You do realize that it is more than just exposure.  It is the range of flexibility coupled with action stopping speed.  Somewhere between sports and weddings we need to have the flexibility to use a wide range of settings. 

Granted the 6D will never be in our repertoire with its overall lack of features, but its the disregard of professional features in a camera that is a plastic "Pro" toy that makes the distaste for individual features such a big issue.  Yes we could get by with a slow sync speed, and maybe deal with 1/4000 max shutter speed.  But for us, whose entire income comes from photography, we need to nit pick the options our manufacturer offers us as it can influence our work.  Now i know most people say it is the artist, not the brush, but these camera's are tools, and these tools can allow us to capture moments in time that can never be retrieved.  So a tool that isn't up to the task at hand will never be a viable option for us.  The Sync speed may never be a problem for most, nor the max shutter speed.  So yes some of us may be "Armchair Spec Readers" but that is because our lively hood depends on the tools we use everyday.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What to charge for wedding photography?
« on: September 13, 2012, 11:39:05 AM »
If you are only looking for $20 per hour for your 10 hr day... Find a new occupation.  You can look for the $20 per hour but you must look much wider.  15 hrs prep time talking to the couple and getting your gear ready.  10-15hrs day of.  40 hrs of offloading, culling, editing, uploading, and finishing orders.

Thats 65-70 hours invested into the wedding plus fixed cost of gear, insurance, extra rentals, gas, food....

So that is a minimum of 1300 that you should charge plus your costs.  Do you need an assistant?   So you are now looking at 2K for a wedding.  Now if you make money elsewhere great... if not, then you need to pay for the off weeks.  So maybe $40 an hour knowing you will fluctuate between 70 hr weeks and 10 hr weeks.  You can make your hourly rate as high as you really think you are worth.

As hard as it may be to charge what your worth, people who love your work will be able to afford you, and you will be doing the entire photographic community a service by instilling the value of photography into your customers in a world with shoot and burn photogs shoot and sell a wedding for $500.

Your work is very good btw.


5d II, 7D, Lots of lenses with red rings

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EOS Bodies / Re: The next EF-mount camera: the iPhone 5
« on: August 23, 2012, 11:07:17 AM »
YES!!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« on: August 23, 2012, 11:01:21 AM »
My real question concerning C or H sensor is how many people on here are actually using a 7D with ef-s lens'?  How many people spend that much on a camera, that much more for a 7D II upgrade and then puts $300 glass on it.  Make it a pro crop camera!  C or H, but actually make it a pro price point for the technology to separate it from all of the T series and xxD series cameras!

5D II, 7D, 70-200, L 24-70 L, 16-35 L, and a bunch more

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« on: August 21, 2012, 02:42:47 PM »
We have a 5D II and a 7D, and although the 7D doesn't have the resolution or low light capability of the 5D II, its in camera speed is unmatched.  The 5D II feels so sluggish after using the 7D.  I am excited about a 7D II that would have 24mp sensor and still great speed.  Even if it is far above the current 7D price point.  It would never replace the 5 series to us, but the pair make for fantastic shoots.  If the 7D II is for real, we will be looking to but both the new 7 and the 5D III this spring.

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