Yep, thought about it, but I got sidetracked into using Bibble and RawTherapee - a couple of Lightroom knockoffs. I was pretty stunned at them both. Bibble is kinda affordable ($129, I think?) and it's utterly amazing. Raw Therapee, while not amazing, is fast, easy, and (get this)...
This is yet another example of a "cheaper is not necessarily better, it's just...cheaper" lesson I learned while restarting my photography business.
I bought PSP Pro Photo X2 back in April without properly researching it's RAW camera support capabilities. I wasn't too worried about it, since I...
Here's my main bag:
Canon EOS 40D body
Canon BG-E2N battery grip
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSC lens
Canon EF 17-40 f/4L lens
Canon EF 28-70 f/2.8L lens
Various Hoods for all above lenses
Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizer
2 Canon Speedlite 580EX flashes
2 Honlphoto speed straps
VI's got the keys: control the environment, and practice on models. The curved surfaces should indeed make perfect practice.
I did a small number of car shoots - got to shoot a Vette, Viper, Prowler, others. At the time I read in Smithsonian magazine (of all places) there are 3 ways to handle...
Well, THIS was a fireball...
"P" mode in the Canon space is a different animal, yes. Working the pits at a race (twelve years ago...), the lighting changes every second - down under the tents in the mechanics' bays, out in the open in full sun, 5-6 stops of difference. I would use "P" mode as...
Bravo! I didn't make it on time, so nothing from me. Someone did my one of my favorite albums, too...and they did a really, really good job! It's my favorite shot, and it'll get my vote in about 20 seconds.
There's only 22, but some of these are excellent - good luck all!
Mike - I was writing while you were posting. Thanks!
Ratios...well, here we go. Lots of reading to do. I'm over-thinking everything as it is, but I'm having a ball doing it!
Let me ask you: what do you do when you can't set lights where you want them? I ask because I had very, very little...
Good feedback, and not at all what I was thinking...which is why it's good!
I think this looks like a $30 school photo, with the exception of the narrow DOF. I am good with that - one can make good money shooting school photos, yes?
I also find it not too compelling, but this isn't a...
My daughter makes a suitable model, when she'll sit still.
Here's the poop: just got all my stuff from Adorama - stands, umbrellas, swivels. I had 1 hour. Grabbed a bed sheet (ew-blue...yeah), set up a simple 2 light setup, mounted 2 580EX's, set up the remote, and off we went.
This is shot...
I just bought the 17-40 from Tri-State Camera (via Amazon) for $629. I found a mint example on Craigslist (that I didn't see but for a photo - sold before I could get it) for $600. It's fairly well though-of among wedding photographers.