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Messages - jdramirez

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Portrait / Re: Bikini on the beach
« on: December 22, 2013, 08:01:38 AM »
.... but, I've been told repeatedly that when someone KNOWS what they're doing with flash, you can't really tell they used it.  I've yet to see an example of that myself, but I've had my eyes open for it.  Until then, I prefer natural lighting.

So, window light, studio light, off camera Speedlite or on camera Speedlite?

I'll say... almost all of the above.  I'm sure there was a window... but that probably didn't contribute to the lighting of the image primarily... I want to say some fill flash with on camera using a diffuser, and then off camera lighting... maybe a speedlite and umbrella to the left of the subject... so... maybe not studio light...

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Portrait / Re: Bikini on the beach
« on: December 22, 2013, 07:58:47 AM »
I saw that adorama was selling a 72 inch umbrella for $50 on black friday... and I was tempted... but I think a 72 inch umbrella @ the beach would wind up being a $50 kite that doesn't really fly well, but will keep on going until it reaches in land.

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Lenses / Re: 200/2 IS Lust
« on: December 22, 2013, 12:18:18 AM »
Decision got made for me. Waited too long and it was sold. Probably good for me anyway. Lol. Piggy bank stays intact. Will continue to lust indefinitely though. Lol.

This happened to me once or twice... those instances seems to haunt me more than the steals I have received over the years.

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Portrait / Re: Bikini on the beach
« on: December 21, 2013, 11:59:42 PM »
My attempt at being artsy  ???

Spectacular... and the photo is pretty good too.  I like the first... did you sepia the top right and then allow the water to be blue?  I like the effect... and the composition... nice job.

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Lenses / Re: 200/2 IS Lust
« on: December 21, 2013, 09:02:19 PM »
At that price can't you buy it and sell it without much of a loss of you don't indeed love it?

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Portrait / Re: Girl and Horse
« on: December 21, 2013, 08:16:42 PM »
Harsh shadow over her face... but maybe others disagree.

Based on the position of the sun, I would find it EXTREMELY odd if there were no shadow on her face.

Maybe some fill light overhead and to the left of the lens... but I realize flash plus animals can end poorly.

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Portrait / Re: Girl and Horse
« on: December 21, 2013, 05:02:35 PM »
Harsh shadow over her face... but maybe others disagree.

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Portrait / Re: Bikini on the beach
« on: December 21, 2013, 05:00:52 PM »
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"If I were any better on photoshop, I'd clean the background and especially myself out from the mirror glasses :)"

That wish is easily granted. This is full scale so you can copy and paste my crop onto your image and it is done. Happy Christmas   :)

I wish light room had a function/button called, Read My Mind.  But no.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Vote for T1i, SL1 or 6D
« on: December 21, 2013, 06:58:41 AM »
I vote to keep the t1i... but if you just feel like you need an upgrade, go for the 6d.  The sl1 (or any of the 18mp line) won't be a sufficient upgrade to warrant the money.  I don't think there is a ton of movement in volleyball... so the 1 really good AF point should suffice.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« on: December 21, 2013, 06:56:29 AM »
Ok  I'm being lazy I should download both manuals, but is there any difference in auto iso functionality between the 7D (with update) and 70D?

Regards

When shooting in raw... not really. I seem to recall the 70D has an extra stop, but you wouldn't ever use that.  With the aps-c sensor, you generally don't want to go over 3200 because the grain becomes intolerable.

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Software & Accessories / Re: How many cards?
« on: December 20, 2013, 01:16:22 PM »
I have two 8gb sd cards, 1 32gb sd card, a 16 gb sd, and an 8gb cf 800x lexar.

I have an mkiii and my daughter has a sl1.  As I fill the cf, I'll transfer over to the sd, clear the cf and continue again.

I probably only need the cards, the cf, and the two big sd, but there isn't much of a market for old sd cards, so they hang around.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Thinking Out Loud: EOS 7D Mark II Thoughts
« on: December 19, 2013, 08:22:12 AM »
How was the 50D I downgrade? Just curious. I can see the 60D, but 50D?

As far as I remember the 50d was the first Canon aps-c to be accused of having a too high pixel density for it's own good, and it was even sold alongside the 40d for a while since they served different purposes (just like 5d2 vs 5d3)... the high iso noise gave the 50d a bad reputation, little did they know back then about what was to come next :-p

I would be curious if there is a market for a low pixel density, high pixel quality, aps-c camera with low light functionality on par with full frame. Since it would use the best part of the lens, there would be less vignetting, sharper images at the corners, and no novice buyers because they see the megapixel number and are blind to everything else.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Thinking Out Loud: EOS 7D Mark II Thoughts
« on: December 18, 2013, 08:21:05 PM »
How was the 50D I downgrade? Just curious. I can see the 60D, but 50D?
That's what I was thinking... and how awesome was the 40d?

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I appreciate it.  I have played with live view before, but not in near dark.  I'll give it a go next time.

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Did you focus w live view?

No... just looked through the view finder.  Just me, the deer, and light pollution... but I am surprised that I was THAT far off. 

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