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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.)


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.
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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 Small | Large


...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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Software & Accessories / Re: Pistol Grip Ball Head - Advice / Experience
« on: January 29, 2013, 03:10:58 AM »
I have a Bilora 1157 Professional.
It is very usefull for taking videos and cheap.
I can recommend that one.

yablonsky, thanks, but they don't sell that in the USA and I don't feel comfortable purchasing it in foreign currency.

I'm also using this one and it is great for that price. I can recommend it, too.

Gosh, that grip looks a lot like the other ones I listed.  So maybe I'll just have to take this one on myself.
I appreciate the feedback / advice. 


Last year I bought a second hand Manfrotto #3265 (it also says #222 on the grip, and "Made in Italy").
Mine is a bit like the 322RC2, but the camera sits on top of the grip handle (rather than on the side of it).

I got it for a great price, and I used it a bit in person before I bought it (from Gumtree, the Australia free online selling / buying community).  So I was happy with that, as it works well and the price was much less than new. It sits on my tripod which I bought about 1.5 years before.

The main reason I wanted to get a ball-head was for macros and 'the quick release possibility'. It complements my existing 3-way Manfrotto head very well.

Hope you'll get a good outcome with your decision and purchase.

Paul

Paul,

Thanks, that is what I'm looking for as well, versatility and quick release as a byproduct.  However, I have a heavy set-up, batery pack, mic, brackets, lens, etc. etc. I think it's be too much for that type.

I'll keep researching, and post what I get with a review.

Thanks,
Peace!  8)

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Here comes the Sun!
« on: January 28, 2013, 05:33:12 AM »
TrumpetPower!,

Most excellent pictures, I'd like to see more.  Thanks for share.

I too got both the eclipse and the
Transit of Venus, they were very very
crappy pictures taken with a crappy Canon
SX20, so I won't post the embarrassing pics...,
but it was so cool to try.

Here is a CRAPPY shot of the moon a few nights ago...
I know it's blurry, it very hard to focus the telescope
with the camera attached and I was running out of time,
when I get my equipment back from the factory repair
center, I'll have more time and my own equipment, this
one was taken on a borrowed mount and tripod, so I
had to make it quick.   :o



Here is Jupiter and the 4 Galilean moons.  Again, VERY CRAPPY, but it was a real fast shot.


Peace! 8)


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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: January 28, 2013, 04:31:22 AM »
Thanks!  Used a 5d iii with at 24-105.  Each was a made with 7 shots from -3 to +3 EV shot in RAW and compiled in Photomatix.  I got really lucky with the weather.  15 minutes before both shots, the sun was hidden behind clouds and the reflection off the lake wasn't nearly as impressive.

Drooling... a 5D Mark III and a 24-105...  ;D 8) ::) and 7 bracket shots.   :)  WOW!

Looking forward to more pictures.

Peace! 8)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Pistol Grip Ball Head - Advice / Experience
« on: January 28, 2013, 03:53:55 AM »
Really?  Not a single reply?

Awe crap  :P :-\

peace.  :-[

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