Denver March Powwow Shots

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    FattyMcJ TPF Noob!

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    Gear used: Pentax K-x; Soligor Manual 80-200mm f/4.5 (crappy, but free); Kit Lens.

    I think you can tell which photos were shot using the 30yr old telephoto and which were using the kit lens. Grr I want a better telephoto.

    A question if I may, when shooting events, how do you approach people and ask them to "stand still" for a minute or move to an area with a less distracting background...or do you?

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    Is that at the convention center?
     
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    Why the big ugly watermark dead center?

    2nd is the best
     
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    I find it interesting. Many many years ago Native Americans used to believe that when someone took a picture of someone it stole a piece of their sole(spirit). Really cool you got to capture this and you did a great job!
     
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    I like shot 2, but shutter speeds look to low making some of the images soft, what ISO were you using ?
     
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    Nice shots, The Amish (The Amish that I know in Buchanan County Iowa) believe this also and practice it to this day. A PowWow that I attended 3 or 4 years ago here in Northern Illinois turned out to be a bashing of the White people and a attempt to get as much money as they could out of everybody attending, I was kinda turned off to that aspect of it.
     
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    Actually, this is a white man's invention. Think about it.

    How would an indian (savage that he is) know what a camera pointed at his face did? This is Popular History 101 BS and nothing more.

    Sole vs. soul? An indian may actually have been more worried about his sole than his soul. :lol:

    Hard to run/hard to eat without his sole (depending on which definition you use), while the soul is a white religious man's invention.


    To the Op, don't ask, just shoot. And be ready to shoot things that move. :D
     
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    Thanks guys, I enjoyed #2 as well, I actually didn't do any PP other than crop and whiting out the number cards. They lit the four guys in the middle with spotlights...very cool effect.

    The National Western Stockshow Complex off I-70.

    I put the watermark there because 1) I had to pay to take photos at the event, I then posted them for viewing to those that were there. I didn't want someone right click saving the picture without my knowledge. I posted under each pic "For full size, no watermark images please email me." I don't want to charge $, I just want to know who wants them and where they're going.

    Shutter speeds varied from 1/125 to 1/250. Too slow for my liking, hence the soft focus; coupled with the CRAP telezoom I had to use...they could have been better. I agree.

    ISO was from 2200 to 3200. It was indoor with only a few "gym" style lights above the dance floor and I could only get about 20 feet from them dancing so the stock flash wasn't an option.

    Believe me, I was frustrated as hell after paying $30 to take these photos that they turned out as soft as they did...but I didn't have a choice given the lack of lenses and this being my first "event" shoot. I actually took over 500 shots this day over a 6 hour period...these were the few that were worth keeping. :grumpy:

    But...I did learn a LOT. So for $30, it was a good lesson in event shooting.

    LOL @ Sole/Soul.

    "Don't ask, just shoot" ... alright, fair enough! I'll be more assertive next time :thumbup:


    Thanks for the comments guys! :D
     
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    yeah yeah shaaaaatup! haha :p YOU KNEW what I ment.... :D
     
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    :lmao:
     
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    :mrgreen:
     
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    You just have to shoot with fast shutter speed and pick the best angle for the bg.
     

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