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Lenses / USED: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3
« on: March 15, 2013, 05:18:03 AM »
USED: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Condition A/B

$799.00

Discuss.

Peace! 8)

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Portrait / Re: First paid photo shoot - DATE: 23 March 2013
« on: March 13, 2013, 05:17:14 AM »
'Better' is relative....'more useful for you' would be the appropriate phrase.  Don't get the 24-105 by itself, get it as a kit lens when you go FF.  I think you'll do an excellent job with this shoot and that the 60D will soon be a backup to a 6D.

I'll never buy a "Kit" again.    >:(   :'(

It'll be a long long long time before I can afford another body.   :-[ 

Got $2,600.00 I can have?  ;D

Peace! 8)

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Very nice, look forward to seeing more.

Thanks for share.

Also, what gear / lens / settings did you use?

Peace! 8)

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Portrait / Re: First paid photo shoot - DATE: 23 March 2013
« on: March 11, 2013, 04:27:24 AM »
For the crop sensor seriously consider the Efs 17-55 before either of the two you listed.

So an S lens is better than an L lens?

Peace! 8)

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Portrait / Re: First paid photo shoot - DATE: 23 March 2013
« on: March 09, 2013, 11:47:42 PM »
Again, thanks and FYI ~ / asking for some light advice..

IF I were to buy one or two lenses, these are what I would buy...

#1.  First Upgrade

#2  Second Upgrade


As for the previous advice, thanks, I will for sure:

SHOOT RAW
NO HDR
BOUNCE LIGHT
EXTRA BATTERY
EXTRA SD CARDS
BE IN CONTROL, BUT DON'T LET ANYONE GET IN MY WAY
EXAMPLES ON PHONE
SHOOT LOTS OF FRAMES
MEET THE FAMILY
BACK-UP
ASSISTANT = SON WILL HELP AND DOWNLOAD PICS TO MY LAPTOP AS NEEDED.
CREATIVITY
PRACTICE
CHECK THE AREA FIRST & SET-UP FIRST
DON'T TRY ANYTHING YOU HAVEN'T DONE BEFORE

 


.
.
.
.
---- THINGS I CAN'T DO NOW BUT WILL DO IN THE FUTURE ----


BUY THE ABOVE LENSES


Peace! 8)





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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: March 09, 2013, 04:34:13 PM »
Wow o wow,

I can't believe how well the HDR section of CR
has taken off and done, thanks everyone for
posting your images and advice across the board,
I'm sure others as well have learned from all the tips,
tricks, images and more.

Keep up the great work!



Here is one of my CRAPPY pictures, with my CRAPPY kit lens *sigh*




Peace! 8)

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Portrait / Re: First paid photo shoot - DATE: 23 March 2013
« on: March 08, 2013, 05:36:02 AM »
WOW!   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR
ALL THE WONDERFUL ADVICE
AND WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT !


Sorry I didn't respond sooner, had an event and today
(Friday in Japan) .. I hit the Azaleas festival / park up north...
(I'll post pics over in the HDR of that.)


.
.
.

I'll respond to EVERYONE'S posts when Canon Rumors STOPS CRASHING !   :-\ >:( :o ::) :P :)


Peace! 8)

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Portrait / First paid photo shoot - DATE: 23 March 2013
« on: March 06, 2013, 04:08:25 AM »
Note: American that lives on the island of Okinawa Japan

and...


THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

I was asked / offered the job to shoot a
co-worker's / friend's wedding on the 23rd.

I accepted, we talked, came up with a plan,
she's getting me a schedule, sent me the
location (it's a restaurant / wedding reception
place that specializes in small weddings of about
100 people or less), I asked what she was looking for
I explained that I'm not a pro, and I can't guarantee
anything, she still likes my work, so....

If you don't mind, I'd like some positive
support, advice, equipment recommendations
(based on what I have) and tips / examples.


(Sorry living on Okinawa I can't buy
anything, and get it here by the 23rd,
also with the Government furloughs
that are about to hit us I can't afford
anything expensive like an L lens.)  *sigh*

Equipment:

Cameras:

1 - Canon 60D W/battery grip
1 - Canon Power Shot 20SX

Flash:

1 - Polaroid Power Zoom Shoe Mount Autofocus Flash (Don't remember the model #)
1 - Canon Speedlite 420EX Flash - Old Version - got for free, missing the red lens cover.

Tripods:

1 - Leupold Trek Pod II
1 - OLD Tripod that used to hold the old VHS tape camcorder  :o

SD cards:

1 - 16GB Extreme class 10
1 - 8GB Class 10
2 - 8GB Class 4
2 - 4 GB Class ?

Lens:

Canon EF-S Zoom lens - 18 mm - 135 mm - F/3.5-5.6 - Canon EF-S
Canon EF-S Zoom Lens 18 mm - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 Is MK II


So here are some ideas / plans that I have:

A) Make an example book, so when I'm shooting
I can run over to the book, flip to any page and see
an example and say, AH-HA, let's try this !

B) I'm going to recon the place, talk to the staff
and see what 'props' they have, i.e. if it's raining,
we need plants, backgrounds and such for backdrops inside.
Oh yeah there is an attached garden to the restaurant.



C) I'm braining some 'items'... a 500W work light,
(To shoot silhouette shots, sort of like this:

(Google search)





Some other examples

(Google search)
 


 




Peace! 8)

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: March 01, 2013, 04:46:04 AM »
Good job PhotoAviator, keep at it, it only gets better and funner.

Peace! 8)

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Spokane,

Thanks for the link, I didn't think there was a device and even over wifi, it's not going to be a real fast process.

I'll keep looking though,

Peace!  8)

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Software & Accessories / USB to Camera (60D) wireless... is it possible?
« on: February 22, 2013, 07:47:58 PM »
Hello folks,

Is there a wireless USB to USB gadget out there?

I can do what is shown in this video:

Canon EOS utility - Control camera with computer

...but I want to do it wireless. 


PC-to-Camera

 :o

I don't think anything exists yet that can do that, is there?

Thanks for the advice or links in advance, off to a small
overnight vacation, to here:

http://goo.gl/maps/CFvVS

I'll check in when I get back.

Peace! 8)

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: February 22, 2013, 04:24:36 AM »
Very nice !   ;D

Daytime pictures too, very bold.   ;)

Thanks for share!

Peace! 8)

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: February 14, 2013, 03:30:36 AM »
Welcome Youdster,

Very nice.

I bet you have more to share, no?

Peace! 8)

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: February 12, 2013, 06:08:33 AM »
This first image is taken with the Samyang 14mm lens. I love this lens!
This was taken with a Sigma 50mm F/1.4

Gosh two posts in a row with Samyang 14mm lenses ...

*Note to self, check out Samyang 14mm lens*

Great work Niterider, like the black and white mixed
with color.  See that is what HDR and expression are
all about, GO BOLD or GO HOME!    (Does not hurt to
have $10,000 worth of equipment either, lol!)

Thanks for share!

Peace! 8)

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: February 11, 2013, 03:53:16 AM »
Samyang 14mm, seven shots merged



Very nice, thanks for share and how
do you overall like your Samyang 14mm? 
Would you trade in /up or find it no
difference than a Canon lens?

Peace! 8)

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