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Technical Support / Do I Need $ 634 US Dollars Light meter ?
« on: October 15, 2014, 02:16:45 PM »
Dear Friends and Teachers.
I just  finish 1 st. Class of 10 Total class last nigjht , And The Name of The Class = " Creative Camera IV/ Photographic Lighting", Teach by the PRO, and Offer to me by our Local Technical Collage in my home county.
Yes !0 classes = 3 Hours per Class  = $ 95 Us Dollars.
I have a great first class last night, And great teacher , that I will learn a lot from this PRO.
My question to my dear teachers and my dear friends in CR. = Do I need Sekonic L-758  Light Meter = $ 634 US Dollars---That Require in my class( Yes, my new teacher tell us to buy Start from the cheapest $ 115  US Dollars and up to high end = $ 634 Us Dollars).
Well, My Hobby is shoot every thing in my sight---But Rearly shoot Studio Photos , In side my Studio Area in my home ( That I  already have most of the Require Studio Lighting that can create the great Photos)---
Now, The Question is =Do I need the High cost one---Just for this Class, and I might not use it again . because I do not like to shoot real studio photos?

Thank you Sir/ Madam.
Surapon

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Photography Technique / My wedding photography job.
« on: October 13, 2014, 01:31:37 PM »
Yes, Dear Teachers and dear Friends.
Most of time, When  I do the Wedding Photography , If I can not have the 2 ND. Photographer, or No Light Men.
Yes, I must be the ARMY IN ONE, and try to do my best job. BUT the most important Idea = I never Leave my expensive gear/ Cameras/ Lenses behind, and They will be gone, when I come back---Ha, Ha, Ha.
The Minimum Equipment  on my shoulder and my Belly belt = 35-40 pounds = or 15-18 Kilos.
1) Canon 5D MK II with  EF 24-70 mm L F/ 2.8--For Normal Shooting= On my Neck, With Flash
2) Canon 7D with EF 70-200 MM L IS F/ 2.8, for long range target.= On my Right side, With Flash
3) Canon 1DS  with EF 85 MM F/ 1.2 L MK II, for Portrait Photos.= On my left side. No flash.
4) Canon EOS-M w EF 135 MM F/ 2.0 L , in my belly bag
5) 2- Neewer PB 3000 II, Flash power box , External Battery for 3000-3500 Flash shots.= mounted on my chest.
6) 12 AA - Eneloops Batteries in  3 Flashes.
7) Monopod / Mogopod MK III with MOGOPOD Tripod leg-Add On ( Chicken feet)= for Long range shooting or Use as External Light/ Flash Stand for Side Light.
8 ) Photix ODIN  TTL Flash Trigger for Canon, With 4 Receivers.

9)  Graslon 4100F on my main flash, as the flash  diffuser
10) Two Umbrellas (1 = for Flash Light Filter, and 1 for the flash reflector)  and two Stands.= This Items on my spot at dinner table---No one steal these cheap Umbrellars---Ha, Ha, Ha.

Yes, My Job start at 2:00PM , to shoot tyhe bride and groom dressing, At 4:00PM the Ceremony star, Dinner at 7:00PM and finish my job at 11:00PM

Yes, I shoot about 1400 Photos.
Enjoy.
Surapon

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Third Party Manufacturers / My new toy, Best of monopod in my Idea.
« on: September 29, 2014, 01:41:00 PM »
Dear Friends.
For long time that I am looking for the Great Monopod which can stand alone for muti-function usage. Yes, I have 6 Monopods  already, From the Tiny one and up to the Biggest one that can carry my 1DS with EF 600 MM.
Yesterday , I went to peek around my friend's Local Camera store, And At that time, The Sale man from the company, Mogopod, CO. come to sell/ Stock of his Brand name Monopod = MOGOPOD", And I listen to his sale pitch, And Fell in love with this MOGOPOD= American design, Made in China.---Yes, Regular price Mogopod + Tri Feet( MK III )=$ 200 US Dollars----I get the introduction price $ 160 US Dollars---Yes, I buy one -----May be stupid hot head Surapon.
Yes, After that in yesterday afternoon, I just try with all of my Lens---BUT This Mogopod is design for carry the max. load = 11 pounds only( 5 KILOGRAMS)---Not Good for 12.5 Pounds of EF 600 MM + 3 Pounds of Canon 1DS.----BUT, In the future, I will drill tiny holes and put the tiny nail to stop the slide action of this monopod , and can increase to 20 pounds carry dead load for my 600 mm. Lens.
Yes, This Mogopod can use as extension for shoot the photo 5 feet above my head too.
YES, The EXTENSION ACTION, This Company Copy from 'SHUR-LINE' Painter's pole( $ 15 US Dollars ) that sell by home depot or Lowes----Ha, Ha, Ha.
Here is the Link=

http://mogopod.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Mogopod-Monopod-Height-11lbs-Capacity/dp/B00H1CR166



Enjoy.
Surapon

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Photography Technique / Finding the right POSE for attractive Photos ( ???)
« on: September 27, 2014, 10:07:04 AM »
Dear my Teachers and Friends.
 Yes, Next 4 Months, Some of my clients hire me to do the Wedding photography for their children. Yes , I use to do / To help/ Volunteer= my friends's Children Wedding 2-3 times per year in past 15 years---But That I just do my best, with out any technique of the PRO, that I do not know.
Now , It is time for Great Hobby + Money too= The Fee of Wedding Photography , that I can use for buying the new equipment and use for tax Shelter too---Ha, Ha, Ha.

The Questions for all of my dear teachers and my dear friends are " How? and what to tell the model/ Clients to do  the right POSE for  attractive Photos ?"
Yesterday, I find some article in the local newspaper, and post in this Question too.

Thousand thanks, that I have learn from you, in every time that I come to see all the posts in this GREAT CR. Posts.
Have a great weekend, Sir/ Madam.
Surapon

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Theater, Concert and Event / My first Ballet photography in my life.
« on: September 25, 2014, 09:40:56 AM »
Dear Friends.
I am very lucky to get the Learning from the " PRO " to shoot the real live action of the Local Ballet in the big theater. Yes, The first time in my life.
Yes, Two  big Tripods and two Cameras,  Canon 5D MK II with Canon EF 135 MM. F/ 2.0   L . and 7D , with EF 70-200 mm F/ 2.8  L IS.
For 1.5 Hours  , sit on the seat at the back row in the dark theater with two camera on the tripods  left and right side of my chest, I shoot both camera  about 2,000+ photos.
Here are some of the Photos.
Enjoy
Surapon

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Lighting / Thanks to CPS. I am Salute you.
« on: September 25, 2014, 08:30:58 AM »
Dear Friends.
I must tell all of my friends who do not be a member of CPS yet = I love CPS, and be CPS Members so many years ago, start from Free  Member, to 3 years ago = Gold level Member that pay $ 100 US Dollars for annual membership fee. Yes, It worth  in every penny of the money that I spend, Similar to have a car insurance.
Yes, It worth of the Great Member of Person who own Canon Photography Product.
5-6 years ago, After use Canon 1DS for 250,000 Shots, The Shutter system Fail ,  Canon CPS  Fixed her for Me( By replace the whole new shutter and shutter control systems) , And Plus Cleaned and Adjust Inside -Out,( Only $ 450 US Dollars ) And this Old baby still with me in Service since then.
Last week, my Canon 580 EX MK II since I bough  2011, and use every another day, with my 580 EX, 550 EX---And More, Start to  not give enough Flash light after 2-4 shot = Under exposure,
After I think, I might retire her, But  When I check  Amazon Cost of New 580 EX II = above 500 US Dollars---http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Speedlite-580EX-Digital-Cameras/dp/B000NP3DJW

I have second though , to send to CPS and let them Fixed--- Yes After I send  CPS , in the morning of 9/22/2014, And I get her/ 580 EX MK II back this morning ( Replace the Light/ New Head = $ 135 US Dollars, Yes, I  use this flash  up to the life of flash---Ha, Ha, Ha ) = 4 days, and work like new one.
Thanks, Dear Great CPS.---I am salute you.
Have a great week end, Sir/ Madam.
Surapon.
PS.  After use Canon Photography Product for 48 years since Canon FT-QL  35 MM Film Camera, I just  have to do 2 times  repaire and replace the canon systens,include this time,  because over use the equipment---Ha, Ha, Ha.

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Reviews / Photokina 2014, At Canon Hall
« on: September 18, 2014, 02:52:06 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8SefzAyhIg

Sorry, In Thai Language, From my  friend Thai Professional Photographer, Mr. Prasit Chansareekorn., who go to see this Exposition..

Enjoy.
Surapon

For Nikon Hall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VEhenfDHsA

For Canon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nv5j3SNaCA

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Reviews / Canon EOS 7D MK II Field Review of THE APS-C DSLR KING .
« on: September 15, 2014, 03:06:15 PM »
http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/education/technical/alessandro_trovati_on_the_eos_7d_mark_ii.do

Enjoy
Surapon

 THE APS-C DSLR KING

After a day spent shooting one of the toughest of traditional sports, (‘Calcio fiorentino’ dates back to the 16th century), Alessandro was delighted with how the EOS 7D Mark II stood up to the test, and complimented the camera on its ability to meet his exacting standards.

“I am obsessed with speed and quality,” he laughs. “There used to be a time in DSLRs where you could have one thing but not the other. But not any more. This EOS 7D Mark II is like a small EOS-1D X and it’s got all the performance with half the size, and all of the quality with none of the compromise. It is the king of the APS-C cameras, for sure. It is definitely a camera I would have in my camera bag. Canon engineers have done such a great job. They made a great camera with fantastic speed and it is really a revolution in this type of camera with 10 frames per second and a 20 Megapixel sensor. I think Canon has raised the game again; just when you think they can’t do any better, they go and do this. So, bravo to Canon!”

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Lenses / Zeiss 135 mm F/ 2.0 VS. Canon EF 135 mm. F/ 2.0 L ?
« on: September 07, 2014, 10:38:14 AM »
Dear Teachers and Friends.
Yes, I already have Canon EF 135 mm F/ 2.0 L USM = $ 1100 US Dollars for more than 1 years, and Use only 2-4 times. Now From B&H =   Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* ZE Lens= $ 2072 US Dollars = make me have a G.A.S. Illness again.
Would you please tell me that This Zeiss Lens is 2 time better/ Sharper  that my Canon 135 L. ?, Or  Just tell me that I should take a Lens that I already have, Clean and use more often----Yes, Stupid Surapon, Ha, Ha, Ha.

Thanks you, Sir / Madam.
Have a great Sunday.
Surapon

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Photography Technique / New E-Book of Rangefinder.
« on: September 05, 2014, 07:49:35 AM »
Dear Friends.
Here is the New E- Magazine that you can enjoy

http://digitalmag.rangefinderonline.com/rangefinder/september_2014#pg1

Have a Great Weekend
Surapon

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Technical Support / Flash- Second-Curtain Sync question, Sir/ Madam.
« on: August 23, 2014, 09:13:18 PM »
Dear Teachers and Friends.
Yes, Every time that I  do not have a complete understanding of Photography Technique, I must ask you, my dear teachers and my dear Friends---And I get all the answers that I need to improve my Photographic skill.
In my Life ( Photography Hobby) I just use / Set up The Second-Curtain Sync. Flash a few times, To Create  the Light Trail following the Car( for the back ground) in the night time , with my wife  at the main subject, When I use super slow  speed shutter, and the flash fire right before the shutter closes.
The Question is:
Sir/ Madam, Do you  use the Flash Second-Curtain Sync with any  type of  photography else?---Such as the Portrait Photography,  Candid Photography or Artistic Photography ?
Thanks you Sir/ Madam.
Have a good Saturday Night.
Surapon

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Sports / The first Olympic game/ Field , in this world 776 BC.
« on: August 21, 2014, 03:29:16 PM »
Dear Friends.
Here are the Photos of the Place where is  the First Olympic game in this World = 776 BC., at Olympia, Greece, Near the Sanctuary of Zeus. Yes,  in 2011, I  had a great 14 day of long vacation in Greece---All over the Places in Greece.
Enjoy.
Surapon

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Technical Support / Another my Stupid question = Sensor Sizes
« on: August 19, 2014, 12:54:09 PM »
Dear Teachers and Friends.
Well, Yes, I can take a SoSo-or Good Photos, Because of I take the photos so long time. But for the High Tech of Digital Photography, I almost know nothing a bout this New Technology.
My Stupid Question are :
1)  Are the Size of the Sensor Matter ?---Or the MP. count are matter ?
Such As  the Tiny Sensor on Nokia Lumia 1020 = 41 MP, compare to Canon 1DX  FF = 18.1 MP, and Canon 5D MK II FF = 22.3 MP
2) If the Sensor are same Size and Same MP-----The  Camera company are matter or not that can claim , My Ca--- are Sharpper than your Ni--- ???
3) What Make the Same size of Sensor ( of this Company ) to be better than another Company Sensor ?
Thanks for your Answers, That will make me up to date of new Technology.
Have a great day, Sir/ Madam.
Surapon

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Reviews / The Reviews of Canon Camera Bodies and Lens
« on: August 19, 2014, 10:02:08 AM »
Dear Friends.
Well , most of us already know this Web site, But I just post for a few friends  who do not know this web site yet.
Enjoy
Surapon

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/

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