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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: June 27, 2013, 01:57:09 PM »
Well this is a Sunset Cityscape really, or an Airportscape.

Anyway it's from our trip to the States. More to follow.
Magic!
Yup! Sporgon is a wizard! This forum has so many wizards it has helped me grow.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: June 27, 2013, 12:48:42 PM »
I have been really liking my 6d...it's odd, comparing to my mk3, there are some times where the colors fro mthe 6d pop a lot more than the mk3.  And other times where the mk3 shines...I have been using them in tandem and having a lot of fun!

6d, 50mm lens at f8, 1/125, and 2 430 ex's to camera right

I hate happy couples, but that's a nice shot!

I know what i do isn't everyones cup of tea, but, I see mostly landscapes and macro work here.  As someone who was greatly interested in how the 6d would stand up to shooting both people and weddings seeing more portrait work would have been awesome.  So, I post my portrait work here, that way others on the fence and wondering may see!

First is a mix of both portrait/landscape!

then a few wedding images

Nice shots!  I'm just jealous I can't marry all those women.  I'm in dire need of love and being nagged to death by a myriad of wives!

I wish I could make as much money from my photography as wedding shooters do, that's for sure.

TY Man, but ---- doing this kind of work isn't the big cash grab you may think, at least not for everyone.  This is only my second season shooting weddings.   Established weddings togs do make a decent living, but thats the key...established!  Last year I shot 6 weddings as primary shooter -- 2 of them in the 2k range, the other 4 sub 1k (basically ceremony only), and i shot 12 as 2nd shooter  This year I have 4 in the 2k range, and 7 below 1.5k.  So far 3 second shooter gigs.  Next year i should have more full coverage weddings and less second shooting.  But to really be making it with weddings you need to be doing 25-30 weddings at 2k at least, and that goal is probably at least 2-3 years off.

That's still a very nice paycheck.  What area are you in, if I may ask?

I would just like to edit images for wedding or event shooters.

Wedding income is one of the most reliable ways to make money as a photographer, but it is not only a lot of work, you have to have the right temperament.  You have to take charge, direct traffic, pose people, and manage personalities usually under serious time constraints.  I don't shoot a ton of weddings, but I am always exhausted by the end of the day.

My unique position this Saturday is that I am both the wedding photographer and the officiating minister (I have a second shooter for the ceremony).  I've done this before, and it definitely leaves me wiped.
Here is an idea - carry your camera as you conduct the ceremony and the punch line will be - "you can kiss the bride" - Click! I am pretty sure hardly anyone has done that! It could be your signature move and you could copyright/patent it... (for a small consideration ;)  )

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GIMP is free but similar to photoshop.
http://www.gimp.org/

Nikon and Canon have their own softwares. I am not sure if they are free.
Canon's DPP is free and comes with the camera.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 27, 2013, 02:24:45 AM »
And finally, while I was up the ladder this afternoon shooting the waxbills, my Brazilian Cardinal friend landed in the octopus tree a few feet from me begging for another bread handout (even though I had already given him a whole slice just 30 minutes earlier). So I got down and gave him more.
7D, 100-400mmL @ 310mm, F/6.3, ISO 100, 1/1000s and 1/2000 s.
Lovely pictures!

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: June 26, 2013, 01:27:29 PM »
Hmmm, I don't think it's a question of extension tubes, there's something wrong with the camera or lens.  Mine achieves 1:1 at about 30cm from the subject (using a 7D)...and can focus a bit closer tack sharp.  Same subjects:

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns

Less than 30% crop on both pics.
I am confused. The spec says the minimum focusing distance is 30 cm with a magnification of 1x. So can you state the problem again?

My point is that even without extension tubes farhanajahan's lens/camera combo should be performing better, so there must be something wrong with the lens or camera...
Did you AFMA the lens in macro shooting mode? If the lens works better on another camera then it is not the lens but something to do with the camera...

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: June 25, 2013, 05:44:23 PM »
Hmmm, I don't think it's a question of extension tubes, there's something wrong with the camera or lens.  Mine achieves 1:1 at about 30cm from the subject (using a 7D)...and can focus a bit closer tack sharp.  Same subjects:

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image1cbf

http://www.ruddyflorentino.com/#!untitled/zoom/c3c1/image23ns

Less than 30% crop on both pics.
I am confused. The spec says the minimum focusing distance is 30 cm with a magnification of 1x. So can you state the problem again?

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: June 25, 2013, 03:13:40 PM »
I am using 5d iii with this lenses. I want to take more close pictures with this lense, but I don't know how to. too much close makes the picture blurry. check these photos, these are the closest I could take. If anybody could help me ....

Take a look at these macro extension tubes.
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Extension-Tube-Digital-Cameras/dp/B0000U1N38/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1372187513&sr=8-4&keywords=macro+extension+tube+canon

http://www.amazon.com/Kenko-Macro-Automatic-Extension-Canon/dp/B000U8Y88M/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1372187513&sr=8-5&keywords=macro+extension+tube+canon

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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: June 24, 2013, 07:24:58 PM »
sunset 5 min ago, iPhone 4s
Great picture Michael! Great sunset colours.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« on: June 24, 2013, 02:49:44 PM »
Some old, some new...  The best pics I like the most among my macros...  It's simply the best lens and most loved lens that I have.
AWESOME
Yes, absolutely fabulous!

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First, I have to wonder why you would want to be in the server business. There are so many technical issues to keep up with and so many companies do it so much better than you can for so much less.

+1,000,000,000

Don't host unless you want to get into the hosting business.

I do IT for my day job...and I have server class boxes in my office I'm wanting to get back up and running. I had my own servers Pre-Katrina, and have just NOW settled down really rather than moving so often. I want to get them back up and going again.

I run my own email server, and I have boxes that are more than enough for hosting my own web server(s). I have the equipment and I do it also for fun and interest. I have a business acct from Cox cable, and am free to host and run whatever servers I want, so, why not?

I'm looking to maybe learn wordpress or some other blogging software and do that.

Photography and videography, aren't my only hobbies, and when I do them for business needs, I get to write them all off as business expenses for tax purposes.

So, I don't see it as that much of a detriment, and I like being in full control of my stuff rather than paying someone else when I don't really need to.

If I got to some level where I was growing bigger and my time became more valuable shooting editing than geeking out, then sure, I'd look at outsourcing, but this really isn't that much of a burden you all seem to keep thinking it is...?

cayenne
Wow! Let us know when it is up and running. :)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 23, 2013, 08:28:34 PM »

Clover Hill by Eric Sturdivant, on Flickr

trying to do something with the "super moon"
I think it is great. Too many clouds in the sky at this time. Hope some of them clear by the time the moon rises.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 23, 2013, 05:59:47 PM »
A foggy night back in January :

one last walk par Eneade, sur Flickr
Nice! It could be a scene from a thriller.

Yeah, and the dog turns out to be the killer! Great shot.
You dont give away the endings of thrillers!  >:(

 ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Wildlife Tips?
« on: June 23, 2013, 05:58:02 PM »
Thanks.  Bear, whales, birds (espcially eagles), people at the buffet, etc.

I'd be looking for an 800mm lens... people at buffets can be dangerous and you don't want to get real close.
Ha ha ha! So true - you don't want to mess with that lot - they are an "endangering" species. They'll run you over if you come in between them and the buffet table. I would even add a 1.4x multiplier to the 800mm ;)

I'm surprised you both neglected to recommend a weather sealed body/lens for the inevitable cruise ship buffet line food fights.  ;)
I figured a 800mm coupled with a 1.4x would help him get shots from the crows nest. ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« on: June 23, 2013, 05:24:01 PM »
(sigh)  I'm returning the 6D today (purchased on Thursday).  Decent camera but a little slower and a bit "plastic-y" (minor gripe).  You guys were right.  I've got to get an identical body.  damn... time to save!!!
By the time you have saved may be the 7D2 will be out!

Oops! I this thread is not in the rumors sections ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Wildlife Tips?
« on: June 23, 2013, 05:12:47 PM »
Thanks.  Bear, whales, birds (espcially eagles), people at the buffet, etc.

I'd be looking for an 800mm lens... people at buffets can be dangerous and you don't want to get real close.
Ha ha ha! So true - you don't want to mess with that lot - they are an "endangering" species. They'll run you over if you come in between them and the buffet table. I would even add a 1.4x multiplier to the 800mm ;)

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