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Lighting / Re: Canon 5D Mk III pre flashing.
« on: January 19, 2015, 07:10:22 AM »
A daughter's former boyfriend had a fast enough blink reflex that it was impossible to get a flash photo of him with open eyes. He was well aware of the reflex, warned me in advance, he was powerless to overcome the reflex.
 
I hadn't yet acquired bounce flash techniques so it's unknown if bouncing could have avoided his reflex.
 
10 in a row, might be your subject, not your gear.

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Landscape / Re: Railway odds and ends...
« on: January 16, 2015, 03:32:52 PM »
First peep of dawn this morning over local railway tracks.
Gotta love it when you catch a sky like that, especially at a pre-planned location.
Nice.

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Wedding Photography / Re: Bride, Overcast, Cold, Natural Light
« on: January 16, 2015, 12:34:30 PM »
.... The bride liked these bronze doors....

Canon 6D
1/500sec
ISO-100
50mm f/1.4 @f/1.4
If she liked the doors enough to halt the trolley, why did you blur them?
With the settings you've posted there was plenty of shutter speed headroom to stop down significantly while still staying with ISO 100 handheld, plus, with a 6D you could have bumped the ISO a bit, stopped down even further.
 
Isn't the object of paid work to please the client rather than showing off what our gear can do or what we can do with our gear?
 
I do like the shots quite a bit. Bride is gorgeous and well lit. I just think you missed the client's desires here.

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....why not just ignore each other and focus on the topic?  Really.  Please! 
You are right. I owe the community an apology. I'm sorry.
 
I'll try and keep it brief, omitting quoted text, leaving just links to the posts because there's only one other that might possibly care.
 
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I should have omitted reference and quote to that post.
Instead, with parenthetical explanation, my post stating my opinion should have read as follows......
...(insults to PBD's post edited out as should have been in the first place, my opinion of his opinion of the quality of the vid in question being totally irrelevant to the quality of the vid)....
Lots and lots of overexposure, white/color balance continuously variable and continuously horrid, lens flare, sloppy depth of field control, um, ick. And some kid with a video camera actually accepted his fee for that? Shame on him.
Regarding the stills, we've already seen how the vid kid in the stupid hat bogarted every major money shot for the stills photog.......... sheesh....


 
I'll take this as a personal growth lesson, maybe others can benefit.
 
Contrary opinions can be stated without mockery of other's opinions.
Again, to the community, my apologies.

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....You guys should consider using the Private Message feature. 

Tried that, Private Bully Dude abused it, I blocked him.
It's a simple matter to click 'show me the post' in a thread, I no longer see his Private By Design missives in my inbox, I like it that way.

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I would, but the little coward doesn't want to talk like that, he just wants to take public swipes at me.
You swiped public at me, then, somehow thinking I wouldn't see your swipish reply, PM'd me to inform me of your swipe and repeated it ad nauseum. I've no time nor interest to be cowed by your passive aggressive bullying attempts.
Odd that your original post is no longer in the thread, it remains safely archived to your current embarrassment.
In part, you criticized me for selectively quoting you yet you started the conflict by selectively quoting me. Hypocritical bully.
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.......Dude, you are a joke, remember when you couldn't spot the video CGI? When you came out with utter bullS___ like "why would our beloved Canon, the long standing dominator of the pro imaging market resort to CGI".......

Yes, I did pose that question, it was not a statement. Had I posted phrasing that Canon would not resort to CGI you could have rightly called me on bullS___.
And, that's the partial mis-quote. You carefully chose to omit and ignore what I posted immediately prior,
....Might have been all CGI'd, might have been well planned and executed primarily in camera.
 
I like it a lot, I'd like it even more if I knew it was great camera work and not CGI....

Then as an afterthought edit I posed the question.
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Don't carry the chip on your shoulder any longer.....

You've brought up a conflict from a March 26 through April 1, 2014 thread, not I. You've got the chip.

 
This thread is a different topic. That you...
Well I am one to be brutally honest, with myself as much as anybody else, but in a choice between the thirty three minute video, that isn't bad, not a work of art, but not bad, and your four album, shots I'd take the video every time.

indicates to me you have questionable taste, are possibly color blind to boot. What of it?

 
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.... I suppose I should take your overly keen interest in me as a compliment really.

Don't flatter yourself, you would be in error.
 

 

 

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....  I asked a videographer friend of mine and he pointed out the colors in the video and exposure.
No need for a videographer to point out the horrid colors and exposure, it was plainly and painfully obvious to me and video is excluded from my skill set.
I suppose what matters is if the Bride picked up on the amateurish colors and exposure. PBD apparently did not, maybe could not.

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Well I am one to be brutally honest, with myself as much as anybody else, but in a choice between the thirty three minute video, that isn't bad, not a work of art, but not bad, and your four album, shots I'd take the video every time.
Seriously, you'd take that video?
Lots and lots of overexposure, white/color balance continuously variable and continuously horrid, lens flare, sloppy depth of field control, um, ick. And some kid with a video camera actually accepted his fee for that? Shame on him.
Regarding the stills, we've already seen how the vid kid in the stupid hat bogarted every major money shot for the stills photog.......... sheesh.

PBD, brutally honest in your opinion, do you sit on your taste buds?
 

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Lenses / Re: TS-E Depth of Field newbie question
« on: January 13, 2015, 08:39:18 PM »
...... both the gear teeth (at the back) and the threaded holes (at the front) are in acceptable focus, even though they are at 90° to each other.
I think you meant to present a concept differently than you have and I'm clueless about your actual intent.
All the threaded holes visible in the Offenhauser pump pictured are actually very parallel (0°) to the gear teeth.
Can you please re-phrase for clarification?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D750 Light Leak Fix
« on: January 09, 2015, 01:38:18 PM »
Expect the release of the D760 soon.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Ice sculptures - any tips?
« on: January 08, 2015, 12:51:07 PM »
....... circular polarization filter is a must.....
...... But using it at 24mm and below does give me some effects on my FF that I don’t want...
I'm thinking that you're thinking of the effects you get with a polarizer and a wide angle in scenes with lots of sky. That effect shouldn't be a concern in the venue you've described.
What you can expect with a polarizer on the ice sculptures no matter what focal length is used is that there will be reflective surfaces reflecting in all manner of random directions, you'll just have to use your artistic sense to choose which reflections to block, which to include.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Expect Higher End Products at CP+ in February
« on: January 05, 2015, 08:26:33 PM »
.....
Panasonic did at Photokina.

http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/cameras-camcorders/lumix-digital-cameras---point-and-shoot/compact-cameras/dmc-cm1.html
Looks pretty slick it does.
I think it's a bit of an exaggeration to call a 1" sensor "Pro Sized" though.
Darn, CM1 doesn't on Panasonic's US site, that's good though, another cool thing I can't be tempted by, GAS is safe for now.

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.. I'd rather have a few lighter, high quality primes...
@Sporgon,
Hoping to not offend the many excellent landscape photographers here, from what I've seen of your landscapes posted here, I rather consider that you've mastered the landscape genre.

With that in mind and along the theme of this thread, I'd like to know;
1) What "few lighter, high quality primes" make up your preferred landscape lens kit?
2) Is there one of that kit that gets predominantly more use than the others?
3) Is there one of that kit you'd choose as the only one if different from 2?

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@Sporgon the 2nd comment, please, get thee to the Grand Canyon.
Of the many landscape and cityscape photos I've seen here that spark an interest and make me want to visit, the resent 'scapes of the Grand Canyon simply blew me away with the grandeur of the place.
I'd sure love to see what you might bring back from there.

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edit...
What comprises the 5% you mention in your profile?
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EOS Bodies / Re: Expect Higher End Products at CP+ in February
« on: January 05, 2015, 07:20:46 PM »
I don't understand the motivation to bring out waves after waves of ho hum P&S every year or half. This only desensitizes your customer to ignore anything you announce in the future.

Time to stop paying attention to those manufactures for 6 months, see ya...
I'd think those waves of P&S are an attempt to stave off the low end juggernaut that phones have become.
I'd also think Canon might take the hint, bring out a camera that makes phone calls, surfs the web and runs apps, but hey, what do I know. Er, did Samsung try that already?

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Macro / Re: Another pink orchid set
« on: January 02, 2015, 07:04:34 AM »
Opinions, you asked.
 
I like this one ok I guess, probably more accurate to say I don't dislike it, it just doesn't have any magic for me.

The first, I'm still wow about it. One glance grabbed my eye, the photo transcended all the "look what my gear can do" or, look what I can do with my gear" concepts and critique, all I saw was flowers, colors, radiant threes.
 
Of course after the initial impression I wanted to know all about how you did it, details, details.
 
This one, there are so many more flowers, none stand out.
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Which one pleases you more?

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Canon General / Re: Africa calling
« on: January 02, 2015, 06:19:26 AM »

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