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I would adjust my aperture, filtration, lighting, iso before I would deviate from 1/50th.
I would only shoot at a speed other than 1/50th for a very specific purpose and it would be limited to when absolutely required.


Would an example of that be slow motion?

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Canon General / Re: Is this a fair offer for an on location job?
« on: June 23, 2013, 12:53:53 PM »
Paul Walnut makes some good points. I'll add a few thoughts of my own.

If this a public re-enactment? In other words, do they invite the public to come out and watch? Or is it a closed set, such as for a movie or documentary.

I'm guessing it's a public or semi-public event, in which case anyone with a camera could come out and shoot pictures. They are then paying you $100 so they can get guaranteed access to your pictures and the ability to use those pictures.

Are they paying you enough? Is it fair? Not really, but then again, they are paying you $100 and presumably giving you some access that others don't have. Also, they may or may not be publishing your pictures. Since this a resume builder for you, only you can decide if it is worth it.

What I would not do, though, is offer them any sort of exclusive right to your photos. You want to retain your own ability to use the photos in your portfolio. If they just want a hundred or so nice JPGS that are processed and ready for conversion into CMYK, that's one thing. If they want you to agree not to use the pictures yourself, that's quite another. That's why it is important if this is a public event. If it is, then they don't really have much ability to restrict or limit how you use the pictures.

Personally, I'd try to negotiate photo credits and 25-50 copies of any publication they may use them in. That's far more useful to you than the $100.

Most importantly, I would strongly urge you to treat this like a job paying $10,000.

That means, doing research on the group beforehand. Clearing your day of everything else. Getting there early in the morning and shooting them setting up, getting ready, etc. etc., talking to the re-enactors to find out what roles they are playing (most model themselves after a specific person or create their own persona), asking them how the "battle" has been scripted (who gives the orders to charge, fire, etc. and etc.,) scope out the best vantage points, shoot detail shots before the action happens, shoot portraits before the action happens, etc. etc.

Many times, the re-enactors come in the night before and set up camp with tents, etc. Find out if that is the case and be prepared to show up the evening before to shoot some of that activity.

Why do this? First, to get the best pictures possible and second, to show them that you are a professional, even if they don't pay you like one. If people ask you what you are getting paid, tell them you are doing this as a pro-bono project because you want to help the organization.

After the event, turn around the images as quickly as you can. Give them a great selection of nicely processed images in both full size jpg and web-optimized formats. Make sure you clearly label them as such in their file names, so they don't try to use a 72ppi image in a publication. Give them the images on a USB drive.

You want to leave them with the impression that you are professional and you want them to spread the word around their peers that this person is a real pro and shot the best pictures they've ever seen.

Finally, by treating this as a professional job, you'll get a taste for what it entails. You'll understand better how many hours such an assignment really requires and you'll be better able to gauge 1) if doing this on a professional basis is worth it to you and 2) if the market could ever bear the cost that would be required to make this profitable for you.

that advice is worth more than $100 !

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Site Information / Re: CR wobbly
« on: June 18, 2013, 08:37:46 AM »
yea, all seems to be well in CR land again, for me anyway, thank you

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Site Information / Re: Issues with Integration of JPGs in Posts
« on: June 15, 2013, 05:30:45 PM »
No I am talking about corruption.... nothing to do with the size of the images. I am noticing it more and more... just letting them know.

Same here, also often the end of the webpage is completely garbled - first I though it'd be local harddisk corruption, but it's obviously on CR's side ... maybe their server is either broken or under attack.

Doubt its under attack we would be seeing Nikon adverts everywhere  :P but it does look like the DB needs some serious maintenance or it's an upgrade that's gone wrong. Where your describing corruption on photos I’ve even seen a bit of another picture.

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Site Information / Re: CR wobbly
« on: June 15, 2013, 09:27:20 AM »
Have been getting a lot of 'cannot display' and security warnings on PC at work this week but not on home PC, assumed a security change/update at work the cause, now getting this at home. Different in that I'd say this is not a client issue.

The site also seems slower generally, dbase issues?


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Take your 5D come hell and high waters.  It's worth it.  Pair it with a 40mm F2.8 (just get it!) and your 17-40L for landscapes and you're set.  For most of the time, 5D + 40mm would be sufficient and light enough.  Just bring your flash and 17-40 inside a bag and you're set.

+1 sounds like good advice to me, your on holiday have fun! no need to spend lots

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Big Megapixel Discussion
« on: June 11, 2013, 03:13:10 PM »
This should be a real specialist camera, not for everyone. Not going to happen but I’d love to see Canon go for the jugular design this camera around the 2 ¼ sq form and be modular.

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EOS-M / Re: EF-M 11-22 / 4-5.6 IS STM - officially announced
« on: June 06, 2013, 08:34:16 AM »
ok maybe it's just me but doesn't this lens look like it's straight out of the Sigma 'art' design look.... very nice

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Press event on may 31st
« on: June 02, 2013, 03:46:51 PM »
'The future is a big place'

Awe, I like the   :)
now to find a picture that fits the words....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Press event on may 31st
« on: June 01, 2013, 09:33:50 AM »
….. and the tumbleweed rolls silently on

Finger on the pulse as ever M.ST

Seriously though did anyone really expect a big announcement given that this rumour was only for the Netherlands

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Lenses / Re: The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Has Arrived!
« on: May 31, 2013, 01:43:39 PM »
yummy!!!

That leaver that flicks from 1x to 1.4x, how weather sealed is it you reckon?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Press event on may 31st
« on: May 29, 2013, 05:08:29 PM »
Yes, "must" (you forgot the italics). I may only be one, but (a) whether or not I buy the 100D (or any other APS-C camera) depends largely on whether or not Canon comes up with a small EF-S prime to match; and (b) the 60D/7D replacement is now so long overdue and horrendously under-spec'ed compared to the Nikon, Panasonic and Olympus offerings that neither they (the 60D and the 7D) nor the 6D is a viable option for me (singular, one).


So on the 31th they must announce a small 30~34mm EF-S prime (for the 100D) and the 60D upgrade (70D) or a 7D upgrade (7D2) or what happens?

sorry forgot the bold, italics and underline that time  ::)

can't see the 70D being very exciting but when the 7D2 finally appears I think it may just be something very special, not on the 31st though

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Press event on may 31st
« on: May 29, 2013, 08:37:32 AM »
must  .....ROTFL  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« on: May 28, 2013, 03:20:24 PM »
24 MP/10fps/2x SD/SDHC/SDXC

That just doesn't sound quite right to me but if it is then it must surely signal the end of CF cards in all future EOS DSLRs?

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Canon General / Re: Canon direct mail marketing
« on: May 25, 2013, 03:37:05 PM »
LOL.

At least there was one image in the brochure which I found inspiring...

Which one are you missing?

probably only the 2x converter I'd bet  :P

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