Recent content by soufiej

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    Small detail over a larger area

    What software are you using for post production processing?
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    The Greatest

    Interesting write up for a photographer to consider ... Ali-Liston 50 Years Later: The Real Story Behind the Greatest Sports Photo of All Time
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    Complete beginner with a camera well beyond his means.

    Geeeez! Tim!!! How much equipment do you own? And, what's your security system passcode? You know, just in case I'm in the neighborhood one day and would like to drop by while you're out.
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    Complete beginner with a camera well beyond his means.

    Do some very basic homework and settle on a few dealers who might be interested in your cameras. If you have any receipts from your father in law's purchase history, give them a try. Keep in mind a few things that impact your camera's value. Of course age and condition are important to...
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    Complete beginner with a camera well beyond his means.

    TWO EOS 1D's?! Yikes! I'll just throw out the idea you might want to sell one or both of these cameras. Their real world value to a student photographer is, IMO, slim. Unless you are accustomed to hopping in your McLaren to run to the 7-11, this is waaaaaay more camera than you will need...
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    How big should I be able to make my photos?

    I have to say I cannot agree (and I have disagreed) with that post. First, the op gives us the camera they intend to use. There's not much point in talking about other cameras IMO. There really isn't even a generic rule which I feel applies to other cameras. One rule I do apply to most...
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    How big should I be able to make my photos?

    How close will you be to your larger print? You typically view, say, a 4X6 from arm's length or less. You normally stand away from a 20X30. Therefore, what looks good at 4X6 can also look good enough at 20X30 when you are not judging the image strictly for "sharpness".
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    AW100 party photo tips

    "Great"? Let's just hope for "not terrible" at this point and then we can all be pleasantly surprised. It would be nice to know how the op did on the evening of.
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    Cheap filters

    What's your reason for wanting an ND filter? If you want it for protection in case you drop your camera, then the cost doesn't matter. Though a lens hood would work better and actually be more useful on a digital camera. Otherwise, you can do most anything the ND filter would achieve by using...
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    AW100 party photo tips

    A lot depends on your camera when it comes to the scenario you outline. And you don't give any indication you have a DSLR. Given this is your first post on the forum, we can't even guess you ave great experience with controlling your camera. My first advice would be to spend as much time as...
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    First photos - what went wrong

    You've received good explanations but, IMO, not so much when it comes to instructing you how to take a better photograph. On the other hand, all you asked for was an explanation, not a lesson. Sort of like learning how to play, let's say, tennis. First shot ever hits the net. "What did I...
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    What should I look for?

    I agree with tirediron. Read your owner's manual with your camera in your hands. Take lots of sample shots while reading, they're all free with a digital camera and can be deleted in a moment's time. Ignore the functions you will never use - for the most part. While you might not be...
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    Need a camera that can zoom in from miles out

    Digital zoom crops the image at the sensor which results in fewer pixels being employed. It all comes down to "usable pixel count". Which, in the end, comes down to how are you going to use the final image. If the digital zoom function crops down to, say, a usable 10 mega-pixels, that's...
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    Need a camera that can zoom in from miles out

    From your own first link: 2. … but use common sense. There are certain exceptions to the above generalization, most of them related to a person’s “reasonable expectation of privacy.” For example, if you’re shooting from a public street into someone’s bedroom or bathroom window, you may be...
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    Need a camera that can zoom in from miles out

    Tell you what, go to any downtown area in any major city and start taking photos of any bank, federal building, airport, National Guard depository, schoolyard or police station, etc and see what interesting, and interested, people you will be talking to. Privacy is expected when you check into...
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