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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: Today at 01:39:35 AM »
Went to the Balboa Beach last weekend with 5d III + 40pancake. At the end, it took 4 bottles of drinking water to rinse off ocean water and sand.

Great shots guys  ;)

Thanks you so much, Dear Teachers and Friends.
Atleast, We start to talk and observe  another one experience of Photography business and the Photographers , who earn the living by sell the creative (?) Photos.
Yes, I see the Real Photographers in work, To shoot the High school Students for the year book = They are just the ROBOTS---Set the equipments/ Lighting, the Background screen---And Keep on shooting/ Pressing the shutter by the remote control= Yes, They make a lot of money for their job, But----Just their Job= try to get the perfected exposure/ lighting at the face of the models.
Thanks you, Sir/ Madam to post and Talk in this Value Knowledge of  the photography in the Money subjects.
Have a great work week.

PS. One of my great Photography Teacher, teach me that= Most of Creative Brain and the  Artistic Heart of Photographers= are increase by the proportion of the Great Whiskey in their Blood= Similar to the Photos below----Ha, Ha, Ha.----The More Whiskey in their Blood,  The Creativity are increase and The Worry of the Money matter are decrease.
Looks like he needs to AFMA his lens. Bottle of whiskey is completely out of focus.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Grizzly bear with her cubs
« on: August 16, 2014, 06:48:16 PM »
Along the Alaska Highway, near the B.C. & Yukon border

This cub was very blonde and stayed close to mom

This cub not as blonde and very much a rascal as it kept running far from mom

Very nice. What were you shooting with?
I can't confirm the body yet, however, it looks like OP used macro lens  :o

Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 16, 2014, 05:11:44 PM »
100-400 II is also on my RADAR--but I cannot afford both and I am reasonably happy with my current 100-400.  Still, I'd like to see them released together--then I could start saving for the lens after I buy the damn camera! LOL
I started saving for the 100-400II when the first rumours of it came out. I can now afford a 1DX and 800F5.6 :)
400mm f2.8 is ii + 2x tc iii is better than 800mm f5.6.  :P

Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: August 16, 2014, 01:03:40 PM »
I love your Heron in flight. Well done mikio.

+1. Love the pan motion. awsome shot

Don't know how they came up with that number? My friends(currently pro-wedding) they ave about $12-$20K per month, working as a pair of course. They spend most their times in studio during work days to PP photos and shoot wedding in the weekend.

You WILL NOT find a f4 lens in their studio ;) Min f2.8 or larger

As I read it, income level is for photographers that are working for someone else, and not for those who own a photography business.  Usually, information like this comes from the Census.  Those who run their own business can do very well, or lose their shirt.  I doubt if those self employeed Craigslist photographers who advertise their services for $100 are doing very well, and they outnumber professional photographers 100-1
After completed high school. I cont. with my 4yrs college. These two decided to start business. First two years were more like  working for free - shooting local community events at no charge, church activities for free, small birthdays at small fees and of course small weddings at min charges. All these works were done in their 500sq-ft garage(no AC).

By the 4th year, their names pop-up in one of local Vietnamese news paper, just because they offered their services at one of the event at no charge.

Now, they are running 10,000sq-ft studio with AC ;). Their booking is always full. They ave about $2,000-$5,000 per wedding, each week. Sometimes, one on sat and one on sun. The real problem now a day for them is they have no life, beside pushing that shutter ;D

Don't know how they came up with that number? My friends(currently pro-wedding) they ave about $12-$20K per month, working as a pair of course. They spend most their times in studio during work days to PP photos and shoot wedding in the weekend.

You WILL NOT find a f4 lens in their studio ;) Min f2.8 or larger

Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 01:21:04 PM »
If this rumor spec is true, I can't wait what Canon has to offer on 5D 4 & 1Dx II  ::)

Canon General / Re: Carry on restrictions on South African Airways
« on: August 14, 2014, 07:53:17 PM »
Although I empathise with "analogphoto" & his position, travelling around Africa on airlines with Camera Bags is a bit Par for the Course, it's not an unusual situation, as pointed out in an earlier post, most "Tourists" go there for the Wildlife & Photography generally goes with that pursuit.

Insurance is a total must, your just risking everything by taking the chance that you will be allowed to comply with the carry on regulations, and that's just simply not the case with SAA, I have been on numerous flights where the Cabin Staff standby at the Door while boarding (or in the waiting room) & simply designate what carry on gear will be tagged & taken to the hold, and call me a cynic if you like (been called much worse), but the Cage full of chickens never gets tagged, the Bag full of Papayas never gets tagged, the Huge Box full of Donuts never gets tagged, it's always the large Camera Bags & the Hard Cases that are likely to have valuable items as carry on, this is what gets tagged and the Cabin Staff generally don't care if your flying Business Class or Economy, wether you are complying and under the regulation weight or not, it's basically a lottery.

Having the Camera style waist coat with a couple large pockets is just good sense in the event you are forced to remove some of the more valuable items for safety, and if your sitting next to "analogphoto" and a long pointy object extending from your clothing pokes him in the ribs (we will assume this is a 70-200f/2.8   ::)) a nicely worded apology and explanation should suffice, it seems to with most reasonable minded people.

In any case, enjoy your trip & take loads of wonderful Images, but while in Africa try to keep in mind a comment made to me by a South African friend that won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition in 2013, "In Africa, Crime does Pay".

Arranging an extra seat as has been mentioned is a good policy, I always do this for the flights between the airport & the Camps as the smaller Cesna type flights are quite restrictive on Bag weight, generally 18-22Kilos all in, so an extra seat is almost a must in my case, but, the major airlines flying main airport to main airport, generally don't allow you to buy an extra seat in your name, SAA are one of these airlines, you might consider Flying Business Class if it's an option as you get an extra few Kilos of Carry on allowance.

Try to keep within the Regulation carry on requirements for your Class of Seat
Steer clear if possible regards Hard Case Carry Ons (I don't mean "analogphoto")
Get yourself a good large pocket Camera Vest, just in case
Prepare yourself to be calm & smile a lot, may not help but will make you feel better
Absolutely have Full Insurance Cover on your Equipment
Prepare for the worst hope for the best

Always remember, Crime does Pay in Africa, but with suitable precautions it's a remarkably Beautiful place.

Copied all your notes eml58. Don't know exactly when yet....I want to be next 2-3yrs window.

Good gear will not do any goods, when there is no interesting subject(s) to photograph. I enjoy your safari photos VERY MUCH. I would love to add few lion & tiger photos to my collection myself.

Canon General / Re: Gear Realities
« on: August 14, 2014, 04:50:55 PM »
I still want to shoot with my 1dx + L lenses, regardless what situation I'm in  :)
Dylan, I understand and we have totally spoiled ourselves with this gear and it truly is a pleasure to shoot with it.  However, looking back at shots I took with my Rebel XSi/450D + 50 f/1.4 (portraits), Tokina 11-16 (landscapes), and 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IS or 400 f/5.6L (wildlife), it's amazing what can be achieved with less expensive gear.  Some of my best and many of my favorite shots were taken with that gear.
Agree, it can be done. It just harder and more frustrating to get the shots.

I'm in the fav. of new Tech. It helps to get the job done right and easier. You get to bring your works to the clients faster = compensation in the bank sooner. Great for both parties  :)

I might be in the minority, but I do not believe in "gear doesn't matter" theory. You can't win a race if your race car doesn't have speed, regardless, how good the driver is.

Canon General / Re: Gear Realities
« on: August 14, 2014, 02:53:23 PM »
I still want to shoot with my 1dx + L lenses, regardless what situation I'm in  :)

Canon General / Re: Makes the 1DX seem a bit slow ;)
« on: August 14, 2014, 09:40:54 AM »
It's bad enough trying to pick the best shot out of a 12 FPS burst.  I think I would go blind trying to best shot from a 1ms burst capture with this thing ;)

I know the feeling  ;D

Street & City / Re: Your best street shots of any kind.
« on: August 13, 2014, 07:27:50 PM »
Sometimes, the best thing to say is not to say anything. Captured this homeless man sleeping in the alley during 2014-Aug-9, Breast Cancer Walk in Long Beach, California. The temp was in mid 80F. He had sweatshirt and blanket on.

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