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Sports / Re: Critique My "Running" Photos?
« on: January 12, 2015, 12:46:28 AM »
It's a good photo.  I think I'd have shot vertical, head to toe, or zoomed/cropped in a little farther, cut him off at the waist.

The subject is very well exposed.  The snow is overexposed, but that is OK.  You could have shot as much as a stop lower and then pushed it back up in post, and maybe had some detail in the snow.  Hard to say without knowing how you post processed.

Lighting / Re: Fast firing units?
« on: January 12, 2015, 12:26:22 AM »
A couple things My 580EXII is happy to fire at 10fps, you just have to turn the power down manually.  Any flash that you can control works this way.  Now you can't shoot full power but 1/4 or 1/8 works fine.  Of course full power would be better, but 1/8 is whole lot better than 0 when you need to add some light.

But flash will generally get you warned or kicked out of professional sporting events.  And 6, 8, or 10fps flash is just a strobe light that will make that happen much faster.  I would think an auto race would be the same.  If not you'd see pro photographers flashing away.  Maybe you can, but I'd check first. 

Can you get to a location on the track that has steady artificial light?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: Do you need 1/8000s shutter speed?
« on: January 11, 2015, 10:53:41 PM »
Just for fun, ratcheted up to 1/8000 today.

REX11383 by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Sports / Re: Winter Baseball
« on: January 10, 2015, 08:43:30 AM »
Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

The Eight Air Force is like "been there, done that".

Actually I applaud Airbus for doing this.

Watch an American Pilot barrel roll a 707: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaA7kPfC5Hk

Canon General / Re: What Canon stuff did you get for Christmas
« on: January 07, 2015, 10:26:04 AM »
I got a Sigma 120-300m f2.8 Sport.  But it has a Canon mount, so I think it counts.   

And of course, i bought it myself.  years of hints have never helped.  I have told them all several times a book of photographs would be a really nice present.  ANy subject, any photographer, you pick it.  Oh thanks for the socks.

« on: January 07, 2015, 10:23:34 AM »

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: Do you need 1/8000s shutter speed?
« on: January 07, 2015, 10:00:56 AM »
I wish the 6d had it.if you want to shoot the 50l wide open (that's the reason you buy it) in bright daylight  you have to use a nd filter.

But then again, just having one stop faster shutter wouldn't save you and you'd have to use a nd filter anyway?

Many times it is just enough.  I did a similar thing at the beach, and I had to put on the CP and drop the ISO to 50 to get it into min shutter time of the camera.  Sometimes the highlights are still blown slightly, but it's better than blowing out the midtones.

Agree.  I have a low $ ND filter and a high $ polarizing filter.  Often the polarizers 2 stops + 1/8000 of a second are enough to avoid the ND filter.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: Do you need 1/8000s shutter speed?
« on: January 06, 2015, 07:59:00 PM »
Only time I've used 1/8000 was to shoot the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. When does that happen again next?

10 December 2117.  Same day they update the 1DX. 

1/8000 is cool.  i use it when I can.  But does everyone understand they whole exposure takes much longer?  In an exposure like 1/8000 of a second really most exposures that are faster than your flash sync speed, the shutter is a slit that travels across the film plane.  At 1/8000, the slit is pretty small.

Lenses / Re: 24mm - Digital Photography's magical focal length?
« on: January 05, 2015, 11:52:40 AM »
I shoot a lot at 24mm.  I own both a 24-70 II and a 24-105 f4 IS.  And love it.

I think 24mm is great for shooting a scene.  That is the people at the dinner table, the Ferris wheel at the fair etc.  Very "normal" shots.  It is wide, and there is some distortion, but it is generally OK.

I does not work for may things.  Head Shots, sports, wildlife macro etc. 

I don't own a 17-40 or 16-35, but as these lenses but 24mm in the middle, it would be interesting to see how many shots people do wi this at (or close to) 24mm.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Need 7D Mark 2 setting help
« on: January 05, 2015, 12:02:06 AM »
That thing you are doing, don't do that.  Erasing one picture at a time is bad.  This will lead to corrupt cards and data loss. 

Dump your photos onto a computer and sort and discard there.  Put the cards back in and format.  Running out of space on a card? Dump your photos onto a computer, and next time buy larger cards.  They are dirt cheap.

There is actually a book called "Photographer's Guide to Yellowstone & the Tetons: 2nd Edition"  I always check for this type of book before I travel.   This one is $15 on Amazon.  You might even pick one up used on eBay.  So worth it.

Another thing is to google pictures of both parks, select the ones you like and make a cheat sheet of photos. Pull it out when you need a little inspiration, or to show to a park ranger and say "where can I find this?"

« on: January 04, 2015, 07:41:35 PM »
Great Photos.  It would be cool to do some post processing to make them look like period photographs.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
« on: January 03, 2015, 10:45:36 PM »
REX50016 3-2 by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

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