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Old 02-22-2008, 01:59 PM
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sounds like another job you don't need ...glen

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i love this idea of the guitar theme for photos. i have been toying with the idea of starting a forum...and i did...for chicago brides...not too popular. hopefully it will grow to help promote the biz. but anyway, i think i may start a photography one since they are popular and fun. i know most of those forums are filled with idiots. most photographers are vain idiots who have to make it known they are better than most. i want a site to help people. so i think i may want to start a site for photography and have cool topics and photo posts.

not to take away from jemsite at all, how could i? this would be photography and perhaps even video. who knows how it will get. i may call it chicagophotography or camerasite, i don't know. i won't tolerate idiots. i want to try and get the jemsite type of people involved in such a site where people can go for help and fun. any ideas for a name?

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Old 02-22-2008, 02:23 PM
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when the smoke clears...whenever that is....i want to get into guitar again and record a long-overdue cd. just finished some more marketing things and meeting with the chicago tribune for advertising / marketing over there to build the client base, some videos to edit, couple wedding shoots in photo, and the wedding season starts for us in 3 weeks.

"i can't just sit there!" i don't know why i have cable...i never watch it. the wife does. i need to try and get most of this out of my system before the baby gets here...even then i will just work harder. always been a workaholic.
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:44 PM
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Yea were, flying out to Jamaica tomorow afternoon. I'm taking my laptop, and camera so I might post some pics, if I can get any.
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:18 PM
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I found this tutorial, it explains a lot for beginers. Have a look if your interested. canon.jp/imaging/enjoydslr/index.html" target="_blank">http://web.<a href="http://www.jemsi...slr/index.html i think it explains a lot.

I should add, it looks a little like camera for dummies, but its a pretty good explanation of a lot of things and it's from Canon.

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Old 02-24-2008, 01:48 AM
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Actually a day where it wasn't freezing, muddy or raining heavily! With the recent discussion of the 70-x00 zooms I present these photos. After reviewing them it really makes me rethink a slow zoom (ie. f4 or f4.5-5.6). At 70mm, f2.8 to me is the bare minimum i'd really want. I wish that 70-200/2.8 was not so bulky and IS so expensive. I think more than a 70-x00 zoom i would really benefit from a 85/1.8 or 135/2L, but that's for another conversation.


Canon 5D w/ 28-70L f/2.8 & lens hood - dreary, overcast w/ scattered light drizzle/flurries.

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Of these 3 the middle one is soft around the eyes but shows mind-boggling background blur.



These two show the 3D-like effect & benefit of a shallow DOF (f/2.8 here) &/or the ability to crop out distractions from the background. I like the framing of the uncropped photo better, but the people were too close and numerous to avoid them from being in the picture frame.




here is a crop vs full framing again showing nice background blur. Curious which you guys prefer.



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Old 02-24-2008, 03:01 AM
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I prefer the cropped version of the second set of images. I actually feel the framing is better. It adheres more closely to the rule of thirds, and to me is more pleasant. Uncropped, the subjects are too centred with too much empty space above.

I also prefer the cropped version of the last set because it gets rid of the pink person in the background.

However, I think your DOF is too shallow in this set. For example, the right arm of the darker pink jacket is out of focus because of the extremely shallow DOF. Only one of the faces appears to be sharp. If it was shot at the same focal length and closed down a bit (f3 or f4 maybe), and you'd still get the nice background bokeh with totally sharp subjects, IMO.

That said, nice portraits. Feeling is captured well.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:34 AM
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hmmm, "heart warming" pix, very nice... judging by the rocks on mrs jemsites' fingers a brand spanking new EOS 1Ds Mk3 can't be too far away... and is it me or do you a few dust specs on the old cmos sensor? ..
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Old 02-24-2008, 12:27 PM
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hehe.. new 1DsMKs is far, far did i say far away. I do want another body but it will most likely be a used 1DmkII for speed/AF outdoor use like this. 1.3x crop elongates lenses a little an added bonus for me.

i noticed on the resized JPG those 3 pixels looked funky (didnt bother cleaning them up for here). i will check the sensor today, but i think it was possibly water that sprayed on the lens?

wilch i hear you about the framing, i crop a little typically (w/ 12MP and short lenses i factor this in always when "zooming") unfortunately slight crop of that photo really screws up placement of the background objects. One other thing i do to nail the focus with shallow DOF i often get the active focus point on the eyes (with gloves and foggy glasses MF wasn't happening) and hence the framing tradeoffs (i don't use focus and recompose it screws up AF too much at shallow DOF imho)... glen
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:26 AM
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Really nice shots Glen, like others have said I prefer the cropped image (no distractions).
Was that first shot on the sled an action shot or were these all stills?
(And whats all that white stuff on the ground? )
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:50 AM
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Here is a few I shot on Saturday at a friends wedding:



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Old 02-25-2008, 06:51 AM
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Glen, what is the limiting factor for you with the 70-200 f/4?
With your camera's low noise at high iso f/4 shouldn't be a problem. You will have no shortage of background blur @ f/4, 200mm. f/4 @ 200mm is a prety nice bright lens.
Can you rent one where you live and try it out for a day?
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:36 AM
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A photography thread and I wasn't Invited!?!

By the bay


Warm day in the park


Nice Day


End of the fall season (Kind of old)



How's everyone been? .
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:05 AM
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The photograph of the leaves is awesome.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:10 AM
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Thanks
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:37 AM
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eddie, awesome pics man! how did you get that look aside from saturated the files in post? i love the look.
steve
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