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It happened again today! So I don't think it's the lens cap issue. but it consistently takes a little over 400 black shots. I don't lose any shots.. I have just a lot of black shots. This is annoying and I am worried it's adding up to be unnecessary wear on the shutter.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon 6D takes a lot of black pictures at a time
« on: November 09, 2014, 07:31:30 PM »
This is a bit unnerving but when I pop my card into the computer, I see a lot of black stills. This isn't the first time this has happened but it's like a span of around 400 photos at a time. just black stills. I didn't lose any photos. I just have an additional ~400. I pop the card back in my camera and yeah I see those black stills on the playback. What is going on?

WOW!! It worked!! Thank you so much!!! =D

AHA! It works on full auto mode but it doesn't work on M and Av...

same thing with EOS utility. I just downloaded it and set it up and while I can use the arrow keys to focus, I can't seem to let it autofocus. I keep pressing the ON button but it is stuck and highlighted on OFF.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / using EOS Remote with 6D, af not working
« on: July 26, 2014, 12:30:16 PM »
Hey guys! I'm trying to use the EOS Remote app on my ipod touch but I can't seem to figure out how to focus using the app. There are two buttons, a small circle and a larger circle. The small circle is to focus right? I'm pressing it/holding it down, but no matter what I do, it doesn't autofocus unless I reach over and actually hold my shutter button halfway down. I'm trying all the different af settings in live view and still nothing.

It's there now!! =) It was uploading.

Thank you soo much tolusina!! I really appreciate you going through my portfolio.

Funny thing is, I was about to get 8948 printed but decided to check here and now I have removed it from my portfolio. I loved how she was suspended in the air but ah well. I recropped the superhero shot of our frisbee captain. Most of the tilts is intentional but I see it is a tad too much there. I shoot handheld entirely.

I removed the weak shots at your suggestion. Thank you!!

Thank you so much for your help! I really do appreciate it!

Are there any photos I should definitely take out? For example, I personally can't decide which layout photo to keep. The first one is more of an impressive move as she goes horizontal. Photo wise I like how the second looks but there is a bus in the background. the third has no distractions but she didn't actually grab the disc.

I'm taking out the frisbee photo with the backs are shown and added a basketball and nighttime quidditch game shots, though as I only shot two games of night quidditch with the 6D thus far so not much diversity of players.

Is it bad if there are multiple photos of the same athlete? Majority of my best frisbee photos(at different events) are of our captain and of our senior handler.

I just asked someone who had interviewed for the position previously and apparently having both in person portfolio and online portfolio is a good thing. Should I include the same photos that I have prints of or different?

What sort of order? by sport? What do you mean be careful mixing portrait and landscape oriented images?

Thank you so much for your help!!

and this is what I had for my portfolio so far:


Business of Photography/Videography / Creating a sports portfolio
« on: May 30, 2014, 12:22:59 AM »
I got an interview for a sports photographer position and trying to figure out what is the best way to present my portfolio. I've been researching on many sites and got so many conflicting information but nearly all were referring to general photography.

Only info I've been provided was to have a portfolio to show either online or in print.

I'm thinking of having 10 8x12 prints(too little?) and then having like 20-30 on flickr(too many?). and maybe some 4x6 non sport to show some diversity(good idea?)in case they also have other openings.

Diversity vs quality. Right now my portfolio is nearly exclusively quidditch and ultimate frisbee which are the two sports I won't be shooting for this position(more common sports). Should I pick my very best work or should I include those other(basketball/football) sports that I'm more likely to shoot for the job? those common sports are definitely older and taken with my rebel xsi and lack that crispness of the 6D shots.

Also, currently in my portfolio i included several frisbee layout photos but I am conflicted that they are similar in that they are both layout photos and maybe I should diversify? on the other hand, they are great examples for freezing action.

Any tips? suggestions? what to look out for? Anything!

P.S. when showing the interviewer my portfolio, am I supposed to say anything? I should probably explain quidditch.

Technical Support / Re: 5d3 Buttons not working
« on: May 27, 2014, 12:55:18 PM »
I know your pain! I had similar scare/experience documented here:

Take out the battery, don't turn it on! Ignore the temptation to check on it and leave it be for 3 days(longer the better). Others suggested desiccants but I didn't have any at the time so I just closed my dorm room door, turned the heater on high and let my 6d sleep in my bed.

Good luck!

Software & Accessories / ND Filter for video
« on: May 27, 2014, 11:26:07 AM »
I'm dabbling into video now and I'm clueless on what sort of ND fiter to get except for the fact I know I should get one since I want to use the 70-200mm f/2.8 at 2.8 without having to keep the shutter speed in the thousands when I shoot in bright, sunny conditions. I shoot with the 6D so having to increase iso isn't a problem. What would be a good ND filter to get?

Sports / Re: Quidditch World Cup VII, taken with 6D
« on: April 19, 2014, 10:04:21 AM »
Actually there were several international teams(mainly in canada)! The second photo is a player from the University of Sydney. We had Australia, Canada and a UK snitch

I primarily shoot sports(quidditch see: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=20529) and the 6D serves me well. Then again, my previous and first dslr was the Rebel XSi(so my perspective is different) and I shoot with only the center focus point and use back button focusing to recompose. Crop in post if necessary. Most of the time my shots are in focus but a significant chunk is also annoyingly blurring my intended subject and tracking on someone next to them instead. I feel like the back button focusing isn't as reliable -or maybe I'm doing it wrong. Are you supposed to be holding the backbutton(what I've been doing) or just press it once? I'm shooting in AI Servo.

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