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Portrait / Re: Unusual (somewhat) portrait
« on: July 28, 2013, 10:33:02 PM »
Very nice!

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: July 28, 2013, 10:30:26 PM »
hello guys! first post here on CR forum.

my little "album"

greetings from italy


Great shots teo92


...And welcome to cr. :)
Yes lovely pictures! Welcome! Keep posting!
Btw, if you put the link to the picture inside the image tags (by clicking on the image button - the Mona Lisa - first button from the left in the second row) the picture will show up in your post.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: July 28, 2013, 10:25:06 PM »
7D, EF-S 10-22 @16mm, f/4, 1/100s, ISO 100, handheld. Valley of the Temples, Hawaii.
This is lovely! I would have liked to see the peaks though.
I guess then you would have to be quite some way back and the monk would not be as prominent.

As you wish :)
Wow! Nice! May be I should have asked for a million dollars (US) ;)

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Macro / Re: Just starting Macros - First examples.
« on: July 28, 2013, 10:21:20 PM »
These look sharp! :)

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: July 28, 2013, 12:21:09 PM »
This is the driveway that leads into the exit gate from our home.

6D with 24-70 Mk II at 35mm. 1/40 F10 ISO 1000, hand held from the window of my car :)


Nice shot. Lovely light in your picture.
Lovely picture.

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Canon General / Re: Thrown in deep waters... throw me buoys pls..
« on: July 28, 2013, 06:41:55 AM »
Sanj, who are you kidding? You are a cinematographer. You can teach them stuff till the wildebeest come home! :)

hahahahhaha. BUT still photography has its own processes. Besides on a set I work with over 6 assistant and 15 lighting guys. Here I will be alone. What if they ask me a question I do not know the answer to? Eiks!
So look at it for what it is. You are able to set a scene with 15 off-camera light sources! Work from your strengths. Acknowledge your fears but don't let them control you.

Enough talk. Best of luck. Go break a 200-400L ;)

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: July 28, 2013, 06:23:49 AM »
7D, EF-S 10-22 @16mm, f/4, 1/100s, ISO 100, handheld. Valley of the Temples, Hawaii.
This is lovely! I would have liked to see the peaks though.
I guess then you would have to be quite some way back and the monk would not be as prominent.

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Canon General / Re: Thrown in deep waters... throw me buoys pls..
« on: July 28, 2013, 12:31:10 AM »
Sanj, who are you kidding? You are a cinematographer. You can teach them stuff till the wildebeest come home! :)

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...... I was shooting at iso 2500, f2.8, and 1/1250th of a second shutter speeds. I was half bouncing light off of the rink's ceiling and half bouncing it off the built in card of the 580. 

Honestly, any feedback would be welcome.



Nice version:

Yep, that is a realistic output for a 2,500iso shot that dark at 100% with little to no processing. However, after you "cooked it" you should get very nice results.

Blunt answer:

1/1250 with flash that you think you are bouncing! Get real, your sync speed is 1/200, you have long since gone into HSS territory and that is an exercise in futility with one and flash trying to bounce it. You should be at 1/100-1/200, you would have around five more stops of flash power, and don't forget, your flash is the effective shutter speed in this kind of shot, you could probably shoot at 1/30 and not get trails, though trails would add an impression of movement in this case. Personally I'd be dragging the shutter, 1/15-1/40 and using second curtain sync.

Stop buying multi thousand dollar toys and start getting some online classes. I'd highly recommend this Creative Live class by Mark Wallace. Which is the best $99 you could spend on your flash photography.

http://www.creativelive.com/courses/speedlights-101-mark-wallace

Or this Canon speedlite bible by Syl Arena. Which if you are too cheap for the videos is superb value at $30.

http://www.amazon.com/Speedliters-Handbook-Learning-Craft-Speedlites/dp/032171105X


I understood I was doing something "wrong" and I expected to get lambasted... so I appreciate the feedback.  I would say that in the area of speedlite photography, I am definitely the weakest... however, I in a month and change when her birthday comes around, I wasn't planning on shooting with these settings. 

I plan on using off camera flash and using a better tool to bounce the light for side lit images.  Maybe it works... maybe it doesn't.  I'm a gambler in that regard...

Also note the comments by Zv about the ISO. If you took the shutter speed down to 1/200, your ISO could go down quite low so less noise...

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Canon General / Re: Bad Photography Rant
« on: July 27, 2013, 08:51:48 PM »
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Update:

Prints arrived from Bay Photo, and my Aunt is satisfied with them.

All's well that ends (as this thread probably should).
Probably a good thing. BTW, my old camera (Olympus) has an A mode.... I presume it stands for Amateur...
My AE1 has an A mode. It stands for Awesome!
 :)

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Canon General / Re: Bad Photography Rant
« on: July 27, 2013, 12:35:23 PM »
I thought it was tongue in cheek...

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And in the end, it is a staged photo, it is interesting, and it makes a point about the dangers of "extreme" photography. It's no different than national geographic renting "Bart the bear" for a photoshoot... Wait a minute, it is different, he told us it was staged and used accelerants...

I liked the Ice-throw picture!

That was a neat capture. Two big chunks of ice are where the shop keepers eyes should be.
Hope the photographer's gear is weather sealed ;D
And he can claim it is hailstone proof too ;)

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And in the end, it is a staged photo, it is interesting, and it makes a point about the dangers of "extreme" photography. It's no different than national geographic renting "Bart the bear" for a photoshoot... Wait a minute, it is different, he told us it was staged and used accelerants...

Difference is that in telling us - he is inviting others to try the stunt and put their lives in danger.  Something like this takes lots of knowledge and planning (and a perhaps a bit of luck).  I am dreading to hear about the first copy cat who hurts themself

What are your thoughts on this Canon commercial which played on TV over and over (I saw it many many times....BTW, I never was inspired to try any of that).

quote from Buzzfeed.com about this commercial....
"Pretty Much The Perfect Camera Commercial
What some people go through to get just the right shot.
A camera ad should be beautifully shot.
And this new spot for the Canon Rebel T4i does not disappoint.The scenarios are wonderful. (The closing burning tire shot is marvelous.) The attention to detail is wonderful. And, the tune (“Beautiful Dreamer,” sung Rachel Fannan of the band “Only You”) is wonderful.
It inspires pros and amateurs alike."
I liked the Ice-throw picture!

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Macro / Re: Just starting Macros - First examples.
« on: July 26, 2013, 09:17:43 PM »
Thanks Jason. I will try even higher f values then. I did take some up to f11.
I used a 7D btw.

Scott
You can AFMA your 7D.

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Technical Support / Re: My 5D Mark III most likely have cancer
« on: July 26, 2013, 12:40:29 PM »
Have you tried Canontumors.com?

Jim

I almost squirted coffee out my nose over my keyboard on that one. Very funny  ;D
;D
Luckily no coffee, tea or spiritual liquid in my mouth at the time I read that!

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