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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« on: September 23, 2012, 12:00:35 AM »
I have sold the 5D Mark III and hold the 1D X.
Is the camera worth the $3k more? If so why?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« on: September 22, 2012, 12:36:27 AM »
Everyone's comments have me considering dumping my 5d3 and getting the 1dx. Af pt spot metering and it sounds like better iq and slightly cleaner iso's is a value to me. $3k not sure but heavily considering also I hate how the 5d3 clips highlights and was hoping the 1dx would solve that. I do shoot my active family and they will only start to become more active. Only concern is the size and weight difference. Any suggestions?

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There is always a danger of turning a hobby into a business, that one thing that you loved to do so much soon loses it's shine when it becomes a "have to" not "want to"...

That being said, like many starting out, you need to know your market or "if" there is a market...and if that market will provide the income you need to pay the bills and keep the family fed.

From my observations it seems that now "everyone" thinks they are "pro grade" photographers, so this is something to keep in mind, as many on this forum have stated in the past one of the biggest hurdles in the photography business is "Uncle Bob"...

It seems that anyone that can afford a half decent camera is now opening a business, I think this is where it becomes difficult to get your foot in the door (the salesman in you has to step in at this point), good portfolio, good website.

i.e...just recently a friend of mine got married (low cost) she posted a link on FB of the wedding photographers website,  I have to say I was shocked at the poor quality of the photo's this person had used to promote their  business...even though they were cheap $1000 for the Premium Package, I would expect better quality (photo's & PP)

You mentioned that you would eventually like to "sub-contract" work to others, maybe this is a place you could start...Find a similar business and see if they will take you on as a "subbie"...

This way you get experience, you get the companies contacts and knowledge, you can probably pick and choose your jobs or hours... If you find that it's what you want to do, in the future you can go out on your own (maybe don't sign too many contracts that may prevent you from moving out on your own).

Photography is a rapidly changing business, those 8x10 that once were framed and hung proudly are now Instagram on FB.

See that last comment is my concern. I am trying to devise ways of being different. One idea was an iPad photo album package spinning off iPad photo frames. Really it's a nice digital picture frame and you could offer photo shoots to bring  current photos to update their albums. Anyway just a thought.

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I have no problem with that. I am just concerned about the ROI on my investment and if this is still a good time to be a photographer. I would like to start a business and eventually have people going out shooting for me. I do enjoy this but I am a good salesman and could really make it thrive. I was just looking to get started to see if my photography is good enough and people like it and would pay for it to start with.

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I have a 5d3 24-105, 70-200 2.8 is ii, 50mm 1.4. I want to start a photography business shooting family portraits at family outings or where ever they want to shoot. I like Candids and would love to go and capture those moments for families like first days at schools, parties, holidays, etc. just not sure how to get started and if I should do some free work to gain experience, etc. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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Lenses / Re: Need advice on buying equipment
« on: September 15, 2012, 12:23:44 AM »
If you were talking about lenses I would sell you non is 70-200 and get the is ii version especially for weddings and portraits.

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Lenses / Re: Need advice on indoor low light lens choices.
« on: September 15, 2012, 12:14:35 AM »
I am Definetly selling the speed lites and the 24-105 if I get the 24-70 ii and 600ex. I cannot afford to keep everything. I will probably dump the 50 with hopes of getting the 35mm 1.4. Not sure how soon all this will happen.

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5DIII rocks, clearly the best choice here.
Keep the 70-200 and add the 300 f4L IS.
+1 on that

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I would start with the sales force group edition for $18 mo it's pretty good and integrates with outlook plus you can tie incoming requests from your website so they load all the data automatically with your sales force keeping you shooting not typing.

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Lenses / Re: Need advice on indoor low light lens choices.
« on: September 13, 2012, 11:56:07 PM »
I ended up getting the 70-200 2.8. I plan on getting a speed lite next (600 ex). I posted an example of a christmas shot I hope to improve.

I hate to say "I told you" on 70-200 f2.8 IS II, before your vacation.

Now I'm telling you AGAIN, sell your 24-105 and get 24-70 mrk II.

Yeah as much as I hate the weight I think your right. I will after I get the 600 ex and get thru the holidays. I need to upgrade my pp computer rig first.

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I went body then glass. The 5d3 is great and you could financially compromise with it and the 70-200 f4 is. Great combo.

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Returned it for the 2.8 because I was debating so much and I got it for $1840 so I felt like just go for it so when I complement it later with the 24-70 ii then they'll match up. So far great just heavy.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tethering to IPads
« on: September 11, 2012, 11:29:12 PM »
I would just wait till IOS 6 comes out and some time passes. Someone will figure it out. Maybe with the new Ipad Mini in October.

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Lenses / Re: lens recommendations for a vacation
« on: September 11, 2012, 11:26:18 PM »
I think that is the point. I brought the 70-200 f4 IS with me to California for 7 days and used it for 100 shots out of thousands and carried the weight the whole time. If I had it to do over. I would have left it at home.

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I do IT so I can handle all the specs for hardware. I actually plan on getting the new corsair neutron gtx ssd and the nvidia quadro 4000 graphics card since it is really meant for this work. I do not do gaming. Also I was hoping for more monitor models and calibration equipment more than anything. Really in my opinion that is the most important to me now. That the monitor will cover the full RGB Color Gamut. Hold Calibrations. Just do not want to spend $1k + for a monitor.

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