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Site Information / Re: NEW ___ Sell Your Gear - Beta Test
« on: Today at 10:58:14 AM »
Just a thought, if this goes live, perhaps if there are sufficient posts per week, a split into country / regions might be useful - I may be interested in buying a lens in the UK, but not so one in the US for example

This is a good idea given the geographic diversity of the CR members.

Photography Technique / Re: Photographer's Block
« on: Today at 10:07:29 AM »

Dear friend Mr. Wes.
Yes, I feel you pain from time to time , too. But When I hit the low spot like 5-6 years ago, I volunteer to be the Official Photographer for the Non Profit Organizations to  When they have the Public Activities, And I take the Photography/ Lighting Classes at the local Community college to Learn some thing New and Difference from my Skill, and try to improve my Photographic Skill. Yes 5-6 years ago, I deep in love with Macro photography, When I got 4 New Macro / Canon Lenses---But since then, I do not do Macro Photography any more------Ha, Ha, Ha---Well Yes, I change my Photography and relaxing style---Just Rent the Hotel at the Beach on the top floor, And Shoot the Seagulls/ Beautiful Ladies on the beach---With out  get beat-up from The Young/ Strong  Lady's Boy friends---Ha, Ha, Ha. ) Just Kidding)
YES,  You can  start to set up " The Local Photography/ Cameras Club" and  Use your Skill / Expertise in Photography Technique ,to teach the Young/ Beginner Photographers in your home city.---That Will be the blessing for the Local Youth, who want to be a good Photographer like you.
Good lick .
Apex, North Carolina, USA. ( Yes, My original Home country = Thailand )

Hi friend Surapon,
   I like your idea of photography from a safe distance and found your shots very inspiring.  I do live in a college town that is about to start its fall semester.   There is no shortage of scenery here, especially during football season ;)

Thank you for your recommendations and advice,


Photography Technique / Re: Photographer's Block
« on: Today at 09:40:02 AM »

Photography Technique / Re: Photographer's Block
« on: Today at 12:53:45 AM »
Try returning to black and white film.
Try shooting with a view camera - looking at your subject upside down and reversed really changes your perception habits.
Don't bother with a camera. See what you can do with your phone. Make low expectations work for you.
Live in Ferguson, MO.

My family is from Windsor, MO.  Does that count?

Photography Technique / Re: Photographer's Block
« on: August 20, 2014, 11:13:21 PM »
lmao..  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Not sure that will pass the wife test.   .Though I'm up for something new, I have a rule that I won't do something that I would be ashamed to show my mother
... who am I kidding, sure I would.
edit: of course, if she's that hot I probably wouldn't be ashamed to show anyone

Photography Technique / Photographer's Block
« on: August 20, 2014, 10:54:33 PM »
Hi everyone,
   so I think I've hit a new low regarding my enjoyment of photography.  I just can't seem to get inspired to do anything lately.  I've worked on macro, sports, portraiture, real estate, architecture, and wildlife but right now none of those seem appealing.   I figure I'm just going through a lull and that it will pass once fall begins.   I'm not saying that I'm going to give it up, but I'm not as ready to get out there and snap some photos as I used to be.  Also, when I do get out there, my pictures don't look right - it's almost like I'm trying too hard.    Maybe I suffer from Low T - who knows.   
   I'm sure that I'm not the only one out there who has run into photographer's block.  So my question to the collective minds is, what do you do to snap yourself out of this funk?


Landscape / Re: Rural Landscapes
« on: August 20, 2014, 03:04:13 PM »
Horse ranch near Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

EOS Bodies / Re: B & H is already selling 7D Mark II Accessories
« on: August 19, 2014, 11:43:52 AM »
Do you think that this product confirms the name of the camera?  There was discussion regarding if the 7D name would change.

PowerShot / Re: What Else is Coming for Photokina? [CR2]
« on: August 17, 2014, 08:21:34 PM »
So the rumour is that Canon will have something at Photokina...but nobody knows what it is or even if it is....

I believe that sums it up.

Photography Technique / Re: 46 Photography eBooks You Can Have for Free
« on: August 17, 2014, 08:30:36 AM »
Thank you for sharing!

Canon General / Re: Gear Realities
« on: August 15, 2014, 11:07:29 AM »
Great summary Mackguyver.  I always enjoy reading your posts.

Canon General / Re: Gear Realities
« on: August 15, 2014, 11:05:51 AM »

Dear Friend, Mr. mackguyver.
Just  1  more addition tool  In my Idea,  The Tool that I use for Shooting The  super dark area in the Topless Bar ( The Dancing Girls) in Bangkok Thailand---And Super Shook Proof  Camera that build like tank, Which I can us as the Weapon to fight with the Drunk People in the Bar.
I love your post, Great Job, Sir.

You may want to travel to such places with a compact monopod/nightstick

Canon General / Re: Gear Realities
« on: August 15, 2014, 10:30:24 AM »

So in summary, the answer is - it depends.  A good photographer can take good photos with any gear (see the DigitalRev series for proof), but gear does help some or a lot depending on what you shoot.

** A good photographer can take good photos with any gear
Hmmmmm ! let me think;  give him a T1i with a kit lens to shoot boxing fights under dim lighting - you are going to wait 10 years for him to deliver 13 acceptable images for your photo story.

I've got a T1i - give me a crack at it.  I've gotten acceptable results in many difficult shooting situations.  I've not tried a boxing match, but I bet I could get them.
Oh, and I have an American Strat Plus with a Fender Twin.


I'm amazed that this thread is still going.

Canon General / Re: What do you Splurge on?
« on: August 04, 2014, 12:13:39 PM »

That is the sign of a photographer with a mature attitude.

Funny, my wife does not believe I'm mature at all :)

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