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Canon General / Re: Bad Photography Rant
« on: July 26, 2013, 07:36:52 PM »
Folks, I think this 1st video (in a series definitely WORTH watching), pretty much explains it all, when you need to know what it takes to be a professional photographer:

MWAC Attack-Episode 1: The Camera

Remember, if you wanna be a "Pro", make sure and use the "P" setting on your camera, as that THAT is the professional setting on your cameras.

Of course, most all of the quality folks here on the list knows this already.



ps. Do make sure and give this whole episode a watch, and the next ones are pretty 'informative' too.

... Speechless lol

Abstract / Re: How do you shoot this?
« on: June 21, 2013, 09:15:43 AM »
My vote is for through a mirror at an angle but in this digital age it's possible use various techniques to do something similar in photoshop.

Lenses / Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: June 20, 2013, 04:56:43 AM »
I can confirm that a EF 16-50 f/4 prototype exist.

Cool!  :) any news on performance or a rough price?

I haven't had a issue with photoshop on any recent computer, the big thing is to have enough memory.

Dito. I used to run CS5 on a 2007 macbook: 2ghz dual core processor, 4gb ram [667mhz] and it ran great for normal photo editing, even ran ok with half a gig files with a tonne of layers, so I don't think you have to worry about building a monster PC. It ran a little slow with the liquify filter some times and you could forget about 3D but any hardware you buy now will be leaps and bounds above my old macbook, even lower end stuff.

I now have a 13" inch macbook pro: 2.5ghz i5 10gig ram [1600mh] I wouldn't call it a powerful computer but it just flies!
I was going to swap out the optical drive for an ssd but cs6 already opens up in under 3 seconds, do I need it to open any faster?

I would argue that we've reached a point now that you don't really need to worry to much about computer specs, unless your into gaming and HEAVY video/3d work.

Reviews / Re: what utter crap this is.... samyang 24mm TS
« on: June 04, 2013, 09:13:09 AM »
let us first se another test and exemplar first, Im not saying it not can be true that the difference are so big but it looks little bit od .here is lens tip http://www.lenstip.com/372.4-Lens_review-Samyang_T-S_24_mm_f_3.5_ED_AS_UMC_Image_resolution.html

its no blockbusters

Agreed, the digital picture review images look so bad but others look OK, not Amazing but pretty good.

Lighting / Re: Battery Mystery
« on: June 03, 2013, 05:37:50 AM »
Maybe check your battery cover end on the flash? I lost a cover to one of my flash units once so I made a cover from a few pieces of card and some strips of tin foil. Anyway, I didn't know which way the current was supposed to flow so I took a guess. The flash worked but when I checked the batteries they were really hot [burn your fingers hot], so I changed the  foil strips and go it right, the flash worked and the batteries remained cool. Perhaps something is making a connection somewhere and interfering with the correct flow of the current? Check inside the battery chamber and the cover.

Site Information / Re: Membership Approval Now Required
« on: May 10, 2013, 06:15:04 AM »
Fair enough, Everybody hates a spambot. I'll be able to link to my website in a few weeks once its done but don't mind answering a question or something. No maths though! I'm terrible at it  :(.

EOS Bodies / Re: Back to the Future Parts 1/2/3 Canon Strategy
« on: April 29, 2013, 05:31:38 AM »
What does this have to do with Back to the Future?

After reading this thread, I'm gonna "make like a tree and get out of here."

It's *leave*, you idiot! "Make like a tree, and leave." You sound like a damn fool when you say it wrong.  ;)

I figured that if it was a composite then the images were taken from the same area/shoot at least and not completely different locations. Looking at the original image, it appears that most of it was made by just moving areas of it around, the lighting was pretty much natural but just emphasised. I was surprised that the boat was shopped in tho.

Don't you guys think it's a bit crazy that we're at a time when it's hard to tell a real photograph from a shopped image??

Did Sigma resurrect steve jobs or something? They're like a whole new company now, good for them. Although I was gutted when I found out the 18-35 1.8 was for crop, would have been awesome for ff.

Portrait / Re: Pretty bad...
« on: April 22, 2013, 07:10:10 AM »
Wow! now that's bad photography!
Theres not a lot of detail given about the contracts and the photographers previous experience so a lot of things could have happened:
1] The photographer conned the couple by using false examples of previous work
2] The rest of the photographs were pretty good but the couple are trying to get some compensation for the bad ones
3] The couple cheaped out on someone they knew wasn't too hot
4] The couple didn't even bother to look at the photographers portfolio
5] The photographer was struck with temporary blindness for the day but really needed to cash so didn't tell anyone.

The one thing we do know is these photos SUCK.

Canon General / Re: anyone had someone over their shoulder on a job?
« on: April 08, 2013, 07:22:26 AM »

 no distracting eyelines during their stills.

 the freelance photographer turned up and said "phuq me, nobody told me there would be a video guy here, if he gets in my way He'll be getting fling to phuq, who's the producer for this?"

Hand held out

"Hiya, nice to meet you, I'm Paul, i'm directing the shoot today, would you like to start again perhaps?"

Lol! Smooth as silk! nice  :D
Just out of interest what are 'the distracting eyelines'?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 700d/100d as a first DSLR or wait for 70d?
« on: April 08, 2013, 06:37:56 AM »
Hey, I wouldn't worry too much about resale value if I were you, lenses are the real investment. If it's your first DSLR I think it's more productive to be in the mindset of: 'Right! this camera will last me for 4/5 years, by which time I'll have shot thousands of images, learned a heck of a lot about photography and know my camera better than my wife'
After you've done that, then it's the time to become a 'gear head', lurking here for snippets of new camera info, complaining about DR etc.. ;)

I know when your buying something you want to make the best choice you can, but once you've made that choice fly with it. As for camera advice, I feel the 60D offers the best value at around £600. The 70D will prob come in around £1,000

Software & Accessories / Re: What’s up with Lightroom Magazine?
« on: April 06, 2013, 05:06:47 AM »
I wouldn't quite go that far.

Apple products are well thought out and designed.  Jobs was a fanatic about design.  But c'mon.

If they would re-evaluate their pricing model, they would dominate the market. I don't think Apple computers are generating the lion share of the profits.  Methinks that IPhones and IPads are where Apple is making its profits.

It's an interesting thought to see what would happen if they lowered their mac and macbook prices, they would definitely sell more but how many people would they convert from Windows, would it be like a Canon switching to Nikon thing? lol[or visa versa]. But I don't think it would happen any time soon, they have a great profit margin on all of their lines and they'd prefer to maintain that rather than lower prices and sell more units.

EOS Bodies / Re: What is Laforet teasing?
« on: April 01, 2013, 09:43:08 AM »

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