The lens was a 300mm f2.8
SM....pretty darn awesome shot! Where is this?
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The lens was a 300mm f2.8
Ok gentlemen, the pro just called me, thanked me for informing him about what happened and telling me that he understand the situation but I can't sell my images to the bride. No drama, he was very nice and polite.
He also assumes that the bride is playing a weird game as you said in other posts.
I bought two Benro ball Heads and two sets of Carbon fiber legs about 7 years ago. The heads were junk, and just lay on my shelf, they won't hold a 70-200mm lens firmly without using pliers to tighten them down.
The legs still work fine, but a couple of years back, the rubber grips on one started disintegrating. I contacted the Benro distributor about getting some spare parts, and at first they said they had never distributed the tripods and that B&H had sold me gray market. I showed him the photo of the box with the name of his company on it, and he changed his story, claiming he had only worked there 3 years, and that's what he was told. Then, he went on to say that Benro was never willing or able to provide spare parts for the tripods, and that they had tried over and over to get them.
The missing grip issue can be fixed with some tape, but if a critical part fails, then the tripod is just scrap or spare parts. Even several years ago, it cost $400.
Its my understanding that Induro comes out of the same manufacturer, they are distributed by the same US company.
I'd much rather buy from a company that can supply spare parts for expensive equipment. To me, this means Gitzo, RRS, Manfrotto, etc. I can buy spare parts for years old equipment from them.
Its a factor to consider, some companies just do not provide support once a product is out the door! I contacted the Fairbanks scale company a couple of days ago about getting the service manual for a very old scale. They support every scale that they have ever made, going back to the 1800's.
Few more of my favorites share with everyone.
1Dx with 1.4x extender
Am a bit late to this thread but having had a skim through the comments most of them are laughably misguided in terms of the legal rights of the professional photographer over the OP.
Under Australian copyright law, the OP gained sole copyright over the photos that he took as soon as he pressed the shutter. That gives him unfettered rights to commercially exploit his photos.
The only way that the professional could restrict those rights is by virtue of a contract containing explicit terms prohibiting him from using/selling the photos. There is no way that the a court would read in such an onerous term into the very loose arrangement described here. I very much doubt that there is any contract between the OP and the pro photographer governing the shadowing arrangement, but there clearly is no term covering assignment of copyright or prohibition on exploitation of photos.
The one legal claim to the photos of the OP would be from the part of the bride. If we changed the facts a bit here and the OP wanted to sell his photos to a bridal magazine, the bride may be able to restrain this by bringing an action for breach of confidence. However, even this would be a pretty weak action given the reluctance of Australian courts to recognise any tort of privacy. Her only strong action would be against the professional (who she has a contract with) for his negligence in allowing the OP to tag along without requiring him to enter into a contract to restrain his use of the photos. But I digress.
The only issue at stake here is the OP's ethics. And personally I think the professional is the one who should be grateful that the bride isn't tempted to take him to VCAT for stuffing up the coverage: http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/01/13/wedding-photographer-sued-for-missing-the-kiss/
Think a lot of the comments here are fuelled by "professionals" feeling a bit insecure about second shooters
[FWIW I'm in my final year of a law degree]
I have ordered a Mac Pro. I am wondering if I should upgrade the cable I use to upload pics to it since it has thunderbolt and USB 3.0 slots. If you know the fastest option, let me know. I saw that this lightning to USB adapt is for iPads. http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD821ZM/A/lightning-to-usb-camera-adapter?fnode=5b3abcc454654c56a0e1d775d3d6376db8041083c9ce7e2898d21e1eb184a3ad08b295a0f90c525399dc4295859b551fedf4e344b215f60796dcecee09fa49a6
I do not want to get a lighting to sd reader, since I will upgrade to a better camera in the future.
newby here and it's been wonderful seeing all the wonderful photos posted Here are a couple of mine taken in my backyard through a window. Taken with Canon 5D II with 70-200 IS 2.8. Had to really crop these in. Looking to add at least a 400 MM to my gear but for right now, doing lots of practicing of BIF
These are the questions:
Third, what is your development path as a photographer? One good wedding shoot doesn't make you a pro, and I'm speaking from experience as an occasional second-shooter. Even if you have no legal obligation to the pro, you may still want his help, or the help of other pros to develop. You've probably got a ways to go, and you don't want to have to climb that mountain solo.
As an addendum, this is also a test of your pro's ethics: if you approach him neutrally and say "the client contacted me and wants my photos" (without disparaging his), you'll find out what kind of person he is. If he says "all your pictures are mine even though we never discussed it" then you've learned a relatively cheap lesson about where not to go for your continued development: this guy is not interested in your development at all. If he says "hey, we had no agreement, they're your photos," then you've just established a trust relationship with a good guy, and it might lead to future collaboration and development.
This will rile a lot of people up, but you should sell them at the prices you are looking for, you sent him images and he liked them ao you know the shots are good. I would ignore all the protectionist bull that has been spouted in this thread, the bride likes your stuff so sell it to them and move on.
From 2 years ago. A Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula).
Wonderful! Goldeneyes are so handsome, but I never manage to get close - round here, they stay away from people, bobbing out of reach in the middle of lakes
And given how fast ducks fly, getting a shot like that is doubly impressive
I find larger birds quite easy to shoot in flight - if they're within decent reach - since they are rather predictable in the way they fly. As far as a I can remember, with this Goldeneye I could hear him taking off, and I just stood looking at the reeds to see where/if he should pop up, and found him flying in a smooth circle around me. Aimed and shot as I was spinning around and it turned out ok with the suns direction, clean sky as background and so forth.
I have a few spots where I can get fairly close to various birds without disrupting them. Equipped with 97-98% patience, and some 2-3% luck there have to be some keepers.
Don't give up, you'll get yours!
420mm F5.6 1.4x Extender
First Great Blue Heron seen this year.... the shot was through a chain link fence and focused so as to make the links of the fence almost invisible. If you look closely at the picture you can make them out... they are the slightly brighter diagonal diamond pattern.
not irked. just trying to help.
you are right- i have not seen a comparison of the d4s and 1dx.
Apologies if i came across wrong.
No it's fine, but you did own the D4. Tell me more about that? I'm not wanting to switch camera systems, but I definitely would like to rent the D4s and a lens anyway, just for kicks. Hopefully sometime this summer.
The only real world test I can recall, that I liked watching...was a video done by two Canadian wedding photogs, where they compared a 1DX and a D4, both with 70-200 lens mounted...comparing the autofocus speed and accuracy...and comparing how many sharp shots they could get in a limited time...by holding the shutter button down and going back and forth between a close subject and a distant subject. They were on a rooftop. Not saying this was scientific, but it was an interesting real world comparison. I'd like to do a similar test against my cousin's 1DX, if he will cooperate...lol.