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Tcapp

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Re: 1DX or 85mm 1.2?
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2012, 06:37:00 PM »
Tcapp,

I understand.  You probably make the faces/people sort of "pop" out from the background?  In retrospect I wish I had done more of that style in the past.  This is one reason I joined this site so that I could improve and learn in all of my weak areas.  Sports is quite a bit different from weddings and I'd say if I had to choose, weddings are more difficult in all areas of photography.

I agree. Sports do look fun. But hard to get into. How do you find someone willing to pay you to take sports photos. And how much money do you invest in long, fast lenses? This site really is great to learn more about our profession.
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Re: 1DX or 85mm 1.2?
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Re: 1DX or 85mm 1.2?
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2012, 06:59:15 PM »
Total luck.  I am a graduate of the school in north central Ohio and the sports and media director was looking for a photographer for the media website and knew I was one.  Ironically it turns out I knew the guy, Al, in the past.  Funny how things work out.  Money won't be that much.  I could make more money doing weddings, easily.  And yes, buying expensive zoom lenses isn't fun.  I paid $9500 for a 300 f/2.8L IS I and 400 f/2.8L IS I awhile back and that was NOT fun.  But how can you not have those lenses for those events, especially football and track?  I would like to shoot weddings as a backup photographer instead now, when I can, because I have another full time job.  But it's hard around here because, believe it not, I'm seeing a lot of wedding photographers with no backup so I am not needed in this capacity.  The ideal situation would be sports fall, winter, spring, with intermittent backup wedding jobs, and in the summer doing some lead and backup wedding work.  I like weddings for the pure enjoyment of the challenge, but being backup takes at least some pressure off of me.  So I wouldn't mind one darn bit being backup on every wedding I went to.  I just like it because I think it's fun and challenging, and I like to learn.
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Re: 1DX or 85mm 1.2?
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2012, 06:59:15 PM »