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    Photo Critiques Site

    Photography on the net has a critique corner.
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    Lens help please

    The lens you choose is dependent on what you are wanting to do with it. This lens is usually not as good as most kit lenses, IMO...I would consider spending about $30 more and getting a brand new 50mm 1.8 . FROM THE DIGITAL PICTURE .COM LENS REVIEW The Canon EF 28-90mm f/4-5.6 II USM Lens is...
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    Black Car Photography

    Tripod, Tripod, Tripod! I like using ambient light. Street lights in a residential area or parks makes for good lighting. The main key IMO...is having light sources behind the car to illuminate your background, obviously you can't have a black background with a black car. I like off camera...
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    Lens Suggestion????

    I would also consider the Nikon AF-S DX Nikor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR.
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    which lens would be recomended

    http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/sigma_18-200_3p5-6p3_os_n15/
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    Photo Website

    Google a bunch of other sites to model yours from. Then hire a web builder to build it. Otherwise you will end up with something that looks like any free gallery add on that comes with just about every hosting service.
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    what is the best editing program

    photoshop tutorial - Google Search
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    Photography Major?

    Photography is a very tough field to break into and be profitable. Spending your college opportunity on this in my opinion is very risky. You would be better off to get a business degree and learn how to run the business of photography, then pick up your actual photo skills with various smaller...
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    what is the best editing program

    Lightroom 3 with CS5. photo management software | Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 MAX 2010 Photoshop Sessions - What's New in Photoshop CS5 & Photoshop CS5 Extended | Adobe TV
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    Newbie questions about contrast and details

    Completely agree with enzodm...another thing to do is meter your shot to the lightest ambient light (the sky in most cases) then recompose your shot and adjust detail in post processing on areas you want to standout in. Burn and dodge tools will create depth to those areas and/or surfaces.
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    Recommendations for camera and lens: $1,000 to $1,2000 range

    Nothing wrong with buying used...get more for your buck. (more lenses or maybe a good flash) If you then advance to the point of making a career out of it, then upgrade to new pro equipment as you can afford to do so.
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    First paid maternity session - HELP please! ;)

    This is of course their choice to have the setting they want, that being said...I would get a idea from them of what they think an appropriate background would be. Once you get that from them find an area that will best fit that, and adjust your DOF to throw the background out of focus. This...
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    USGP Motocross at Glen Helen for C+C

    A little to over exsposed for my taste and some focus issues...but good eye and captures.
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    New Lens: 300mm F4 L with 1.4 TC long enough?

    Good lens and stays sharp with the 1.4 My only concern would be how it is sealed. Might give you problems if you are going to be around water alot with it...especially salt water.
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    2 for C&C

    My question is, why did this thread have to turn into another BS thread? The OP asked for simple C&C and it has turned into 4 pages of immature babble. Yes there are specifics of the photos that would fall outside of "standardized correctness"...so state your opinion and move on. All we can do...
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    Advice on a Camera...

    For what you are doing pretty much any camera will work. We could start the "Big Debate" over Canon or Nikon...but that would be off topic for your question. My advice would be to look into entry level DSLR kits and compare ease of use, comfort, price...etc. etc. Outside of that not much more...
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    First pictures, taken with a loaned XTi+Canon50mm 1.8

    I disagree. DOF represents a rather large artistic value in many photographer's style. Good "DOF" shots are just as important as good "lighting" shots. I may be tired of seeing (for example) flower shots...but I would not assume that I could speak for everyone by stating that "nobody wants to...
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    2 Boys for CnC

    Were you shooting Auto?
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    Camera strap question

    If your strap is off your neck/shoulder however you wear it, you can use your elbow.
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