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As with a lot of photography things, it depends.

Do you have style that you've seen and liked?

I've been watching the Peter Hurley headshot vids on youtube and working to emulate the bright white background style, but, also have always liked the dark, shadowy style

Software & Accessories / iOS DOF calculator
« on: March 04, 2014, 09:34:49 PM »
What iOS DOF calculators are you using?

There are several on the app store. I need one for garden photography Thx

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: P-51 Mustang
« on: March 04, 2014, 09:57:13 AM »
I took this at a small WWII airplane show at Moffett Field in Mountain View, CA aka Google, California

Photography Technique / Re: Advice: Full Body Sunset Potrait
« on: February 26, 2014, 06:39:59 PM »
What kind of pictures were used in previous Hooter calendars? That will guide you on bokeh

Dell Aspire that uses Windows 8.x or Surface pro running 8.1 should allow you to run LR4 and do a wired tether.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:46:56 PM »
San Diego Zoo

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:45:54 PM »
San Diego Zoo

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 09, 2014, 11:41:05 PM »
Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Goura victoria) at San Diego Zoo

1/320 at 5.6

~610mm (70-200mm 2.8)
ISO 6400

B&H updated in stock date to 3/31

Third Party Manufacturers / What am I doing wrong?
« on: January 13, 2014, 01:25:30 PM »
When I switched to the Manfrotto 057 Magnesium Ball Head with Q5 Quick Release, I expected the droops to go away.

On top of it I use a 6D with 70-200, and sometimes with the 2x.

I was set up this weekend for some countryside landscapes, and had to keep framing higher than the image I wanted because of the continual drooping.

Any thoughts?

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: December 31, 2013, 01:45:17 AM »
6D with 100mm L, 430xii flash, f32, iso 160, hand held taken 12/30, used a cowboy photo tent with black background

Zero processing, used picmonkey to frame and add text

The pic with the dog and the last one with the Mom and 2 boys are the best

In the Mom/boys pic, I can still see ripples in the black background

Try having them say, 'yoga' right before snapping, it helps the mouth form a soft smile

Have you reviewed past family pics to get an idea of their style?

Have you thought of going outside the box, of playing, during the session? For example, pose them like an intro to Family Feud, or some other iconic TV/Movie

What about a pose where everybody is staring at their phone/electronic device

What about a pose where the Mom is sitting in an elegant chair, surrounded by the men in her life, with dog in lap

Best of luck, you are moving forward, and this is key


I'd consider looking at Sony's RX100

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 07, 2013, 07:04:50 PM »
Raptor, San Luis National Wildlife Preserve, Northern California

6D; 70-200 with 2x, LR4, Exposure 5, Snap Art 3

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Go-Pro-like DSLR chest strap/harness
« on: December 05, 2013, 10:44:48 PM »
I want to experiment with stills and POV, thinking that Magic Lantern and its intervoltmeter would allow me to do this.

I may just use a really short camera strap, or, use a cutting board as a chest plate, sort of like yesterdays lazer tag chest targets, and ask a crafty-person to figure out a strap system

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