Recent content by chasinglight

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    Adobe Announces Cloud-Based Lightroom CC

    Happily I can say that because I bought LR6 perpetual in April of 2015 and bought PS CS6 on a student license back in 2011 I have saved money by not moving over to CC yet. Unfortunately for me it's just a matter of how long I can hold out on LR6 before moving over to LR classic, but for as long...
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    Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!

    Keith those are amazing photos of the p38 and f15. How do you like the 5D4 for shooting air shows? I love my 1DX, but sometimes I am missing the extra resolution of the 5D3.
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    Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!

    A couple shots from the Blue Angels Practice in September at Pensacola NAS. 1DX | EF 100-400mm L IS II @ 241mm | 1/1000s | f/10 | ISO 125 1DX | EF 100-400mm L IS II @ 371mm | 1/1000s | f/5.6 | ISO 125 1DX | EF 100-400mm L IS II @ 400mm | 1/1000s | f/5.6 | ISO 640 1DX | EF 100-400mm L IS...
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    Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!

    Here are a few of my favorites from the 2017 AirVenture in Oshkosh 1DX | EF 100-400mm L IS II @ 400mm | 1/60s | f/10 | ISO 100 1DX | EF 100-400mm L IS II @ 263mm | 1/1250s | f/5 | ISO 200 6D | EF 16-35mm f/4L IS @ 31mm | 4.8s | f/8 | ISO 640 6D | EF 16-35mm f/4L IS @ 31mm | 3.3s | f/9 |...
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    Lighting advice for a charity gala

    Thanks for the advice. I will be using a 1dx and 6d so the low light capabilities are in line with the 5D3 and I could use a pair of 580 EX IIs w/ pocket wizards for the remotes. If I placed them in the gallery balcony, would you put them on light stands about 7ft up and direct them straight...
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    Lighting advice for a charity gala

    Hi, I am seeking advice for a charity gala that I am shooting later this week. The gala will consist of guests mingling, silent auctions, and an evening program consisting of speeches from the event hosts and honored guests. In the past I have shot events like this completely with on camera...
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    Show your Bird Portraits

    Canon 1DX : 100-400 II @ 400mm : f/8 : 1/1250s https://michaeltowster.smugmug.com/Travels/Perdido-Key/Birds
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    Stepping up to 1DX or 5D IV

    Seriously! I just picked up a used 1dx for $2550 and I thought that was a steal as the going rate in Chicago was and still is about $3000.
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    Seawater Damage

    Zero deductible, full value replacement insurance goes a long way in a situation like this...
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    Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!

    Thanks! Ya that one was more luck than anything. The weather was really crazy with passing storm clouds. I guess the plane and I were in the right place at the right time when a bit of sun broke through providing that cool haze and background gradient.
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    Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!

    Here are some shots from the Northern Illinois Airshow 2016 1DX : 100-400 II @ 400mm : 1/80s : f/9 : ISO 100 1DX : 100-400 II @ 400mm : 1/60s : f/16 : ISO 100 1DX : 100-400 II @ 400mm : 1/1250s : f/5.6 : ISO 160 USAF Heritage / USN Tailhook Legacy Flight 1DX : 100-400 II @ 400mm ...
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    Recreating Top Gun Canopy to Canopy Photo

    If you haven't seen this, a photographer enlisted the Patriots Jet Team to try to recreate the Top Gun Canopy to Canopy photo. Definitely worth checking out. https://vimeo.com/182458876 I don't think they were 100% accurate as Maverick states that they were inverted above the MiG while pulling...
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    Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!

    Hello aviation enthusiasts. Here are a few of my favorites from EAA AirVenture 2016. 5D3 : 100-400 II @ 400mm : 1/80s : f/20 : ISO 100 5D3 : 100-400 II @ 371mm : 1/1000s : f/5.6 : ISO 100 5D3 : 100-400 II @ 400mm: 1/1250s : f/5.6 : ISO 160 5D3 : 100-400 II @ 400mm: 1/1250s : f/5.6 : ISO...
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    Military Aircraft: airshows, operational, whatever, lets see what you have!

    Phenomenal photo Robin. The amount detail you managed to captured is amazing. Did you do much noise reduction or sharpening in post?
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    Tall Ships Chicago 2016

    Yes, they had some trouble getting over here...they traveled over 3500 miles on an authentic Viking ship to almost be thwarted by pilot fees in Lake Michigan...