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Canon General / Re: Just For Fun!
« on: July 24, 2013, 09:57:53 AM »
There's one hell of a saving in fast glass if you're on aps-c. The difference in perceived lens speed doesn't outweight the cost advantage in most applications.

And the weight advantage in many scenarios.

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Canon General / Re: Bad Photography Rant
« on: July 23, 2013, 02:24:58 PM »
Folks, I think this 1st video (in a series definitely WORTH watching), pretty much explains it all, when you need to know what it takes to be a professional photographer:

MWAC Attack-Episode 1: The Camera


Remember, if you wanna be a "Pro", make sure and use the "P" setting on your camera, as that THAT is the professional setting on your cameras.

Of course, most all of the quality folks here on the list knows this already.

:)

cayenne

ps. Do make sure and give this whole episode a watch, and the next ones are pretty 'informative' too.


She does not know enough to realize how little she knows....

P.S. the AUTO setting on the dial is for taking pictures of cars......


Well, don't stop at episode 1.  I've always been a bit afraid of posing, and well, Missy just tells how easy it can be!!

The next one is on accessorizing...and now I know how important it is for a professional photographer to have their camera strap match their photo bag.

No wonder I've never felt the confidence to ask for the big dollars!! I just did NOT look the part!!!

C


Missy MWAC’s (Mom With A Camera) real identity is Cheri Frost from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Missy MWAC’s (MWACAttack) very fast grown internet fame came from a series of four videos that lightly made fun of stay at home mothers that think they are photographers just because they own a higher end camera.

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Canon General / Re: Just For Fun!
« on: July 22, 2013, 12:19:12 PM »
256.  But if they add Mp's, then the DR will suck.

Just my $.02.   ;D

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Canon General / Re: Bad Photography Rant
« on: July 21, 2013, 11:58:13 AM »
How do we know if we're good photographers or not? I hate charging for shooting anything which is why I'll never be a professional outside of the place where I work (where I'm actually a professional photographer) Weird. Who can judge us and how much we're worth?

But even if we are a good photographer at one thing, it does not mean we are good at another. For instance, my work photography is documentation. I have lots of time to set up, to get angles right, to deal with reflections, depth of field, etc etc... I think I am good at it. Put me in a wedding and you are looking at a disaster. I have no idea what the flow should be, everything is too rushed and chaotic for me, I really don't like crowds, I don't know how I would handle the pressure..... it would not be good. (I have a lot of respect for good wedding photographers who can deliver quality out of all that panic)

On the other hand, I can float motionless in a canoe and slowly inch my way towards a turtle, or sit still until the ducks ignore me... a very valuable sill in nature photography yet completely useless for that wedding photographer.

My Dad was a police photographer. His pictures were technically perfect. Perfect exposure and focus. Family pictures looked like mug shots or a police lineup :)

General evaluation is not an easy task....

This is so true.  Somehow I seem to do a good job with sports photography, but people think that means I can do other types of shooting as well, which is mostly VERY not true.  I spent a week in Yellowstone and didn't get a single decent landscape photo. 

My wife does some event photography and I tag along to play backup.  We get the pictures back and her's are "Wow, that looks like a great event!" and mine are "Look--people standing around."   >:(

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Canon General / Re: fair compensation?
« on: July 11, 2013, 11:11:46 AM »
Just a thought--since this is not a first time calendar, maybe you can track down a source or two for their existing images and find out how much compensation they were given.

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Canon General / Re: Debranding a 5DIII
« on: July 09, 2013, 06:39:15 PM »
The closest I've come to doing this is to put black gaffer tape over logos and other labels.  This was not for style or to prevent theft, etc., but to avoid reflections when the camera was close to a window.  I didn't want to have pictures/video with a ghost out-of-focus "Canon" floating in them.  The black camera doesn't show up but the logos do.

BEWARE the ghost camera!  Mwahahaha!   ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 09, 2013, 06:37:08 PM »
I know and understand image resolution is a result of system resolution, I just pointed out, with images, the system resolution of an 18MP crop camera is not very much different from a crop from a 21MP FF camera. Again, that is not an argument, it is an empirical observation.

Maybe I'm oversimplifying the original question--"the benefit of megapixels", but all things being equal, more = more.  The rest of this is arguing that all things aren't equal, which is obviously true most of the time.  A 16MP 1Dx just might   ;) take a better picture than Nokia's 41 Mp cell phone camera cropped to 16.  All megapickles are not created equal, but that does not negate the fact that more of "the same" MPs means more freedom for cropping.  If you don't believe me, shoot an image in RAW, then the same image in sRaw, crop a chunk out and see how they look.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: July 09, 2013, 04:36:40 PM »
There are plenty of situations where shallow DOF isn't needed or desired and many times when you can't "zoom with your feet" because you are stuck in one place and can't get closer or further back -- or you get eaten -- see shot below of a 10'+ alligator using the original 24-70 at, you guessed it 70mm, from around 20ft away.  If I'd had my 24 or 50 on, I wouldn't have been able to get close enough and I wanted good DOF for this shot.

Fun shot!  But if you were at 20' to that monster, you're a whole lot braver (or is it more foolish?   ;) ) than I. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 09, 2013, 12:23:21 PM »
I got a question please guys.

Most photographers I know don't put much stock into the number of megapixels, often citing printing size as the sole benefit.

Is this true? Is there really nothing else to megapixels other than printing size?

The ability to crop is (or can be) a biggie.  When I am shooting fast moving sports I often give myself a little extra margin in camera knowing that I can crop it later.

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Canon General / Re: Seeking advice for corporate sporting event gear
« on: July 08, 2013, 05:14:34 PM »
Definitely better than cell phone.  ;-)  Thanks for sharing--I was just thinking about this the other day and wondering how it went for you.  Was the company happy?

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Lighting / Re: home studio equipments?
« on: June 28, 2013, 04:27:28 PM »
Budget? 

Dedicated space (permanent setup) or ad hoc (set up / tear down as needed)?  If the former, look at wall-mounted background roll paper, ceiling mounts for monolights, etc.  If the latter, a portable backdrop setup.  In both cases, light stands, reflectors, flashes (or monolights), soft boxes, etc.

Maybe build a home studio cyclorama?


Uh, you for got the NSFW tag...    :-[

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Lighting / Re: home studio equipments?
« on: June 28, 2013, 02:43:57 PM »
If you just google "lighting kit" you will find plenty of retailers (and some manufacturers) have created bundled/pre-packaged kits specifically for this kind of purpose.   ;)

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PowerShot / Re: Canon France Denies Large Sensor Compacts
« on: June 28, 2013, 02:30:24 PM »
As such, we apologize to anyone that may have been affected in a negative way by yesterdays posts.

I don't understand this. Who are you apologizing to? and why?

Who in god's name would have been affected in a negative way?

Well it's certainly possible that someone lost a job over it, which obviously would not be CR's intent and worth apologizing for.  Not saying that anyone SHOULD have lost their jobs, but I know there's plenty of lousy management looking to place blame (for how the leak got out) that such things do happen.

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Thanks for sharing!  But clearly they're misquoting you, because anyone on these forums knows that "a phenomenal dynamic range" (from the popsci article) can only be achieved by non-Canon equipment.   ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My new camera!
« on: June 20, 2013, 12:37:35 PM »
B&H has a used one for sale and has all the original marketing text, including highlights such as:

  • The fastest digital SLR in the world: 8 fps (for up to 21 frames) at full-resolution and highest quality JPEG setting.
  • Shooting is prioritized - return to shooting even when displaying a recorded image.

 ;D

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