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    How to set a pre-focus? (for self-portrait)

    Hey folks, This might be a totally stupid question but for some reason my self-portraits turn out soft or out of focus almost every time.... The reason is clear: I try to maunally pre-set the focus to a distance where I will try to in the shot... It's easier when smaller aperture, but...
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    Champ Car World Series - Long Beach 2008

    Hey Guys, A friend of mine is driver in the Champ Car Series (Franck Perera) and this weekend the race was in Long-Beach, California so I stopped by to say hi.... Of course I packed my camera in the bag to get some good photos ;) C&C are soooo welcome!!! ;) #1 #2 #3 #4 #5...
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    Champ Car World Series - Long Beach 2008

    Hey Guys, A friend of mine is driver in the Champ Car Series (Franck Perera) and this weekend the race was in Long-Beach, California so I stopped by to say hi.... Of course I packed my camera in the bag to get some good photos ;) Hope you like my shots... #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6...
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    How to find out if lens is too soft/bad copy ???

    Hey guys... In 2007 I bought the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8 L. As you know it's not a cheap one and so I am a little worried about the quality that it produces... I researched online and so many shots from others (same lens) looked just way sharper at almost all f/stops as in the different...
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    Canon EF 135mm f/2 L - Test-Shots (Qs)

    Hey all, For a while I am owner of Canon's 135mm f/2 L lens. I usually take it out for street-photography and at f-stops around f/4. Today I thought I compare different f-stops of that lens on the same object. What came out really surprised me and I am a little worried... --------- The lens...
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    Headshot try - C&C Pleasw

    Hey folks, a friend of mine needed headshots so I offered him to give it a try... The photos are post-processed in Lightroom and got rid of blemishes etc in CS2. I'd love to get feedback to improve my skills... Thanks
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    Aperture / f-stop question

    Hey, What I'm wondering about all the time is following: When we talk about th f-stops, we mean the full-stops....!? means f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/etc..... But what is with all the f/# in f/3.2 etc ??? Are those "half-stops" ? does everybody prefer using the...
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    Stars live forever....

    Thanks for looking. C&C are welcome...
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    FS: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 USM + Filter

    Hey, Anyone interested in following: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 USM (max. 250 clicks down) Bought via November 8th, 2007. Everything is in new-like condition, doesn't matter how hard you try, you won't find ANY signs of use ;) comes with: original boxes, soft-case, lens-hood, manuals...
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    The Gotham Times

    ;) shot this walkin' the Hollywood Blvd today. That street puts a smile on my face every time I walk it... ;) 1. 2. Thanks for looking Pat
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    Canon 10-22mm on 40D ?

    Hey, like the title says, I'd like to know if that lens fits my 40D !? I read a lot about people here using it on their rebels but nothing about the 40D. I'm pretty sure it fits but before putting it definitely on my wish-list for x-mas I think I'm better of asking again...:D Thanks
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    Experiences with Crumpler Photo-Bags?

    Hey, My Tamrac System 3 bag is just a little too small for all my equipment... So, I really like the style of the crumpler bags, but can't figure out if there really as good as they look....maybe someone has experiences with'em and can make a statement on their protection, quality...
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    FS: Canon Rebel XTi + 28-105mm II USM

    SOLD Ok folks, a lot of stuff was goin on in my head the last days and I finally know what I want or not ;) All the following pieces were bought October 23rd, 2007 via Everything is in GREAT condition and no scratches or whatsoever... (lens max 150 shots - camera max. 1.000 shots)...
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    Hollywood's *Faces*

    Hey, Today I walked along the Hollywood Blvd while there was a big X-Mas Party... So many different faces and characters... Hope you like them :wink: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. C&C are welcome...thanks for looking...
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    Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM + Filter

    SOLD For Sale: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM + Canon UV-1 58mm Haze Filter Receipt from - 10/23/2007 I honestly used the lens for about +/- 150 shots.... (It's not because of the IQ or so, it's just that I just had a little money-boost and I'm able to stock up to another L...
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    Hey, this is a croped version of a photo I took yesterday...I was at the zoo ;)
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    *first portrait try*

    Hey, today I tried my first portrait-shot on a friend... I think it turned out pretty nice... I'd like to hear C&C from all the portrait-pros out here :sexywink: 1/160 - f/2.0 - ISO200 - 50mm Thanks for looking Pat
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    B+W 77mm UV-Haze Multicoated-Filter *NEW*

    Hey, like the title says, I have a brand-new B+W Mutlicoated UV-Haze Filter that I ordered in a rush, overlooking that I really need the 67mm :lmao: So, this item is brand-new, original packing, receipt from 11/08/07. I was lucky and bought it for $ 69,74,- and would give it away for $ 60,- +...
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    Beverly Hills Street

    Hey folks, Today I post my first picture here... Today on my way home I thought about driving through some streets in Berverly Hills. Even if it was much colder than I hoped the sun was shining :) I tried out my new 70-200mm f/4 L lens. I was a little in a hurry so I overlooked, that...
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    Frames/Borders in PhotoShop

    Hey Guys, I'm interested in making my "show-off" pics look a little more stylish...:wink: 1.) Does anyone have a good Online-Tutorial for creating those frames/borders in PhotoShop? Would be nice to see different styles and options... 2.) General question: Do you save your created...