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Photography Technique / Re: Travel photography: Estonia 2014 - Part 2
« on: December 01, 2014, 12:49:41 AM »
@serendipidy, Click, Sporgon: Thank you very much guys for your kind words!

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Photography Technique / Re: Travel photography: Estonia 2014 - Part 1
« on: November 25, 2014, 01:41:41 AM »
I have uploaded the second part of my article series as of now.

Check it out here: http://www.focrates.com/articles/estonia_2014/estonia_2014_part2.html

The corresponding CR post can be found here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=23851.0

Greetings!

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Photography Technique / Travel photography: Estonia 2014 - Part 2
« on: November 25, 2014, 01:39:25 AM »
Hi everyone!

After posting my first travel photography article here on CR, I received a lot of positive feedback from you guys. Thank you very much!!
Now the second and final part of my article is online and it would be great if you could take a look. This article focuses on landscape and wildlife photography and in my opinion it turned out even better than the first part.

If you haven't seen the first part you can find it here:
http://www.focrates.com/articles/estonia_2014/estonia_2014_part1.html

For the new article use this link please:
http://www.focrates.com/articles/estonia_2014/estonia_2014_part2.html

I'm always enjoying opinions and feedback from you guys very much. Thanks for your support!

Best wishes!

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Lenses / Re: Rented a big white and wow
« on: November 13, 2014, 08:16:20 AM »
I got the 500L II about a year ago. Needless to say it blew my mind. What I got since then are an awful lot of fantastic images (see some examples with and without TCs here: http://www.focrates.com/gear/gear.html - just scroll down to the bottom of the page), and suprisingly my GAS was cured... If you already have the best of the best what is there left to excite you?

Get it if you have the money AND are prepared to spend A LOT of time and effort!
Greetings!

Nice website. I found it fun to read and informative.

I would have a hard time justifying the price tag to the new wife on the mkii. I probably could on a used mki.

Thanks for the compliments!

Well I think when you look at the difference between sale and resale price the gap between V1 and V2 gets much smaller. At least give the V2 a try via renting or in the shop - you can make a much more informed desicion then.

Best wishes!

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Lenses / Re: Rented a big white and wow
« on: November 12, 2014, 05:05:59 AM »
I got the 500L II about a year ago. Needless to say it blew my mind. What I got since then are an awful lot of fantastic images (see some examples with and without TCs here: http://www.focrates.com/gear/gear.html - just scroll down to the bottom of the page), and suprisingly my GAS was cured... If you already have the best of the best what is there left to excite you?

Get it if you have the money AND are prepared to spend A LOT of time and effort!
Greetings!

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Photography Technique / Re: Travel photography: Estonia 2014 - Part 1
« on: November 06, 2014, 08:17:54 AM »
Thanks for all your kind replies guys!

Very nice travel log. :)

It's been a few years since i've last entertained the idea of going in that part of the world, but you've revived my interest in it. :)


I'll upload the second part in a couple of weeks too. Be sure not to miss it since it contains much more impressions from the countyside and the landscape!

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Photography Technique / Travel photography: Estonia 2014 - Part 1
« on: November 06, 2014, 02:02:48 AM »
Hi everyone!

I went to a photo trip to estonia in spring and I've created a little article about my experiences on my website. It would be cool if you could take a look!

http://www.focrates.com/articles/estonia_2014/estonia_2014_part1.html

Thanks!

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Canon General / Re: what's wrong with this shot?
« on: October 31, 2014, 02:39:28 AM »
I spent so much time on 9gag it took me literally only two seconds to notice the finger.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: clown* photographer
« on: October 24, 2014, 01:13:30 AM »
Hello fellow peoples,
I was at Melbourne Airport a few weeks ago photographing commercial aircraft coming in to land with a strong northerly wind. When I saw this clown* with his ipad trying to photograph a 777 coming in too land at 150kts, his ipad had no chance but he was convinced of getting a good shot! I said hello, we chatted a bit and I then suggested that a proper camera would do a better job!! He then started talking about photography and how he used to own a studio and do weddings and stuff, but all you need nowadays is a iPhone/ipad, his words this guy had no idea! I strutted back to my car and opened my boot/trunk and pulled out my 1d4 with 70-200IIL(hood attached) strolled back and started shooting at 10fps and showed him what this beast can do!!!!! all he said was nice camera, he stayed for one more landing got in his car and drove off, I haven't seen him again> true story :o...  I think Neuro had a similar experience ;)

Well, how about you show us some of your pictures then. I'd really like to see what a 1DIV with 70-200L in the hands of a competent photographer can do. And I sincerely hope that the shot you attached is not all you've got.

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Photography Technique / Re: Website launched!
« on: August 27, 2014, 01:28:03 AM »
is there some reason its so narrow? it only fills the middle 1/3 of my screen. (16:9)

disregard "malicious website" warnings from antivirus programs. its not 1995 not sure why people even have them. they just breed complacency and cause people trouble with false positives.

Yes, there is: A website can be designed to have a fixed or dynamic width. As you can imagine dynamic width means that all the pages need to dynamically adapt to the width of your browser window. It takes some experience and a lot of effort (and testing) to get this right. I'm a complete beginner when it comes to webdesign - as a matter of fact I was basically finished creating this site only two weeks after I first read what HTML and CSS actually is.
My site width is fixed, as I have limited time and resources to invest and rather spend those on quality content than website appearance. Additionally I'm in good company - a lot of popular sites (such as CR) have a fixed site width). It only fills 1/3 of your screen since I designed it to be readable on small screens - think mobile devices.

Love your articles (great writing style BTW), excellent shots of course, and the site itself is well structured and easy to navigate. Loads nice and quickly too!

The only thing I would say, and bear in mind that this an entirely subjective thing, is that the "boxed" style (clearly outlined fixed width content area) along with the finish and arrangement of the navigation links looks a little retro to me. Like I said though, this is just my personal preference.

Thanks very much! Yea I know it looks retro, but as I said web design is none of my talents so I created a layout that is simple and working.

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Photography Technique / Re: Website launched!
« on: August 26, 2014, 06:24:35 AM »
Wow, thanks for all the suggestions and kind words!
I'm updating my site right now and I've made some of the changes you recommended. Most importantly I cleaned up the Vienna gallery.

There will be new articles in a couple of weeks - when they arrive I'll post it definately here on CR.
I would be most honoured if you simply checked out my site every couple of weeks though.

Thanks!

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Photography Technique / Re: Website launched!
« on: August 25, 2014, 09:11:41 AM »
First of all, thanks guys for all your feedback!

@Saybia: Thanks for the valuable hint! I wanted to check that but somehow forgot along the way. I'll definately look into that. Im actually Austrian and as far as I know it is basically not necessary to have a "Impressum" for non-commercial sites.

@MarcPool: Ok, thanks for the Info. I'm not sure what I can do about that right now. What I know is that the site is not hazardous (because I created it  ::) ) and that it is unlikely that it has been hacked because it is brand new and had only ~100 visitors (until today) - so who would care hacking it? Additionally it is strictly only HTML - no PHP, Java or any other fancy stuff.

@DARSON: Ok, I've noticed problems with the menu on certain browsers. Would you tell me which browser you use? Thanks!

@vulie504: I'll probably do a future article about proper exposure - specifically for action photography. The key is to use the brightest exposure possible without clipping highlights.
Basically I always expose in a way that I can see a bit of overexposure warnings (these are the black blinking areas when you review the image on the camera LCD - you need to turn on that feature in the menu). These warnings are quite sensitive and there is no information lost if you see just a few of them.

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Photography Technique / Re: Website launched!
« on: August 25, 2014, 02:28:30 AM »
Thanks!

An article series about my travel experiences to Estonia will also be added soon!

BR

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Photography Technique / Re: Is RAW worth it?
« on: August 25, 2014, 01:26:46 AM »
I have created an extensive article on the topic on my newly launched website.
Check it out here: http://www.focrates.com/articles/pp_images_and_why_to_shoot_raw/pp_images_and_why_to_shoot_raw.html

Hope that helps!
Best wishes!

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Photography Technique / Website launched!
« on: August 25, 2014, 01:23:57 AM »
Dear Friends on CR!

I have been a regular visitor and a member on CR for a while now. I started visiting this site when I was a total beginner and learned a great deal from the vast knowledge of some of the members here.

Now I'm proud to announce that my website was launched a couple of months ago, and since the testing phase is over I'd like to ask you guys to stop by and take a look.

Additionally to some of my images, my article about configuring the 5D3 AF for fast action that I posted here last year, has found a permanent place on the site.

You can find my site here: www.focrates.com

If you have comments, ideas for improvements or anything else to share shoot me a mail, PM or leave a comment here.

Thank you very much and I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
Best wishes!

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