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Portrait / Guitarist C&C
« on: October 18, 2012, 03:10:18 PM »
I normally shoot studio/sports, but the other day decided to experiment with shooting into the sun.

Any C&C is greatly appreciated. I've always liked these kinds of shots and want to add it to my repertoire.  :D


IMG_8395 by chriskpham, on Flickr


IMG_8476 by chriskpham, on Flickr


IMG_8497 by chriskpham, on Flickr


IMG_8444 by chriskpham, on Flickr

EOS Bodies - For Video / Hands-on Experience with the 1DC
« on: April 26, 2012, 12:16:47 AM »
I went to Canon CPS event in Los Angeles today. Just got back and I had to get these photos/video up.

As a photographer, I was much more interested in playing with the 1DC. So while everybody was in another room in a Q&A Session with Shane Hurlbut, I snuck off to play with this bad boy.

I was able to get hands-on experience with this monster for about an hour. It was just me, the Canon Rep, and a bunch of lenses in the room :D

Check out all of those options for video res/frame rate :D

The camera itself felt great in my hands. I thought it would be really heavy, but I didn't find the weight cumbersome at all. It felt really balanced and fit my big hands perfectly. I probably could have snuck in a CF card since there were times where the Canon rep wasn't paying attention (I had access to it as if it was my own).

Here is a video of the manic 12fps!
Canon 1D C Shutter Speed

Lenses / 100L vs 70-200L II for portraits
« on: April 17, 2012, 04:07:15 PM »
For those of you who have both lenses like I do, which do you prefer for portraits?

I love the 100L dearly, for it was my first L lens. I love its uses for macro/portraits and how ridiculously sharp it is. It was always mounted on my camera since the day I got it. I bought it mainly for macro and portraits. None of my other lenses came even close...

That is until I purchased the 70-200 II. I wasn't really shopping around for this lens, but I had to jump on the sale that Canon had last Christmas. Obviously this was my go-to lens shooting collegiate sports. The lens is as sharp as a prime and extremely versatile. My macro was suitable for indoor sports like volleyball and basketball, but the 70-200 is more useful and I got a lot more shots out of it.

However, I am torn between the two lenses for portraits. Obviously clients would be more impressed with the 70-200 II thanks to its size and color. The 100L looks much less imposing, but is tack sharp and produces creamy smooth bokeh. I love using the prime because it draws less attention and I love moving around to frame my shots. The 70-200 II is so sharp and versatile that my 100L is really only being used for macros =[

 Again, my question is which lens would you choose for portraits? Is there a benefit to using the 100L over the 70-200?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 1D Mk II/1D Mk IIN
« on: March 17, 2012, 02:59:06 PM »
How does the 1dmk2 or 1dmk2n stand up to current bodies these days?

I have my eyes set on the 5dmk3 already, but I've always wanted a pro-body. I currently shoot with a 60D.

I've seen plenty of 1dmk2's listed anywhere between $400 to $1000. The $400 price tag for a pro body is really tempting.

Would it be worth it to get the 1dmk2 for $400 just to have a pro body? I'd probably end up using it for sports seeing as the 60D's fps and af system doesn't really cut it sometimes.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Price of the 5D Mk III
« on: March 14, 2012, 07:07:59 PM »
According to Ken Rockwell's site (yes, I know)...

When the 5D MkII was first released back in Sept of 08, the price was $3,400.

He also listed the intro price of the D700 as $3000 when it was released in Aug of 08.

It wasn't until June of 2010 that the prices of both bodies dropped to around where they are now ($2400).

So why exactly is everybody screaming bloody murder about the price of the 5D? The Mk III is only $100 more than the 5D Mk II was when it was first introduced.

Link to the article:

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