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Reviews / Scott Kelby's college football game using 7II
« on: October 24, 2014, 05:39:36 PM »

Scott used a 7II for the action shots

Post Processing / "Painting" plug-ins and stand alone apps
« on: September 24, 2014, 06:34:20 PM »
This is one of my first uses of Topaz's Impression, recently released. I've used other painting aps such as the ones from Alien's Snap Art, and DAP's stand alone. I haven't found a good, at least for me, tutorial for Painter.

This was taken with 60D, 70-200mm 2.8 (probably with 2x); 1/1600; f6.3; ISO 400

Location was Pescadero, CA

Post Processing / Evan Sharboneau & His photo trick book
« on: September 03, 2014, 11:28:14 PM »
Has anyone purchased Evan Sharboneau's photo trick book? If so, what did you think of it? Thx

I have a 6D. Looking for product suggestions for a wireless shutter trigger & wireless flash trigger combo.

Flashes will be on manual. Don't need to worry about grouping flashes

Goal: not be tied down to camera body while talking to model

Don't really want any app-based trigger solution. Thx

Software & Accessories / Rastering of image in CC PS
« on: July 26, 2014, 04:40:13 PM »
I'm probably using the wrong term, rasterizing, but I'm trying to understand what is happening to my image

Using CC Photoshop, I select the sky, apply field blur, click ok, and bring it back into PS. The sky that has been blurred is wavy, like gradients.

Any tips would be appreciated


Lighting / large softboxes for speedlights - what are you using
« on: July 17, 2014, 12:15:31 PM »
Is anyone using large softboxes, over 40 inches, for their speedlights - which brand/model are you using. I'm looking for one above 40 inches, and have a limited budget

PowerShot / SX 50 example
« on: April 02, 2014, 11:32:23 PM »
The image on the left show the camera wide, while the image on the right shows it zoomed all the way out. Hand held. The yellow/green mark on the left shows where the player is standing.

Software & Accessories / iOS DOF calculator
« on: March 04, 2014, 09:34:49 PM »
What iOS DOF calculators are you using?

There are several on the app store. I need one for garden photography Thx

Third Party Manufacturers / What am I doing wrong?
« on: January 13, 2014, 01:25:30 PM »
When I switched to the Manfrotto 057 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release, I expected the droops to go away.

On top of it I use a 6D with 70-200, and sometimes with the 2x.

I was set up this weekend for some countryside landscapes, and had to keep framing higher than the image I wanted because of the continual drooping.

Any thoughts?

Third Party Manufacturers / Go-Pro-like DSLR chest strap/harness
« on: December 01, 2013, 01:16:59 PM »
Working on a personal project.

Need a Go-Pro-like DSLR chest strap/harness for POVERTY images; don't want a Go-Pro.

6D body

Google searches either turn up video rigs or DIY articles. Prefer something already built


Third Party Manufacturers / AC adapter for 60D/6D...Canon or 3rd party
« on: November 03, 2013, 12:13:06 AM »
$100 difference between Canon and no name OEM....what do you use?

Lenses / Wildlife Lens feedback - experience with 500mm f4?
« on: October 31, 2013, 09:53:05 PM »
I have a 60D, 70-200 2.8 and a 2x converter. On the 60D this works out to 610mm.

Going up to visit some of the wildlife preserves near Sacramento, focusing on Colusa and Willows.

I'm thinking of renting a 500mm f4 for the weekend. I'd appreciate any hands-on with the 500mm

Technical Support / Sharpest f stop for a lens?
« on: September 14, 2013, 09:31:16 PM »
So, I'm watching Rod Goodman's video on B&H about headshots.

He said the reason he shoots at 5.6 is that a lens is sharpest two stops from wide open, he shoots with the 70-200 2.8

Is this a myth or true? I have never heard of such a thing before

PowerShot / Body Harness for Powershot G11/SX 50
« on: August 22, 2013, 03:00:30 PM »
There are a lot harnesses for GoPros

Any harnesses for Powershot G11/SX50?

Software & Accessories / 20 fps with...iphone
« on: August 01, 2013, 12:28:33 AM »
Just saw this story in techcrunch


I wish the guy who wrote it would hook up with magic lantern

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