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  1. IDLaxStar

    Hopkins Hofstra Men's Lacrosse Game

    These are some shots I took from the stands at a Hopkins Hofstra lacrosse game the other day. I would love some critique on them. I am pretty new to sports photography so any advice would be great. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
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    Nothing PLeases Me

    When I am looking at other peoples work. I am never impressed with hardly any of it. There are very few pieces that I look at and would be happy with if it were my own work. I don't know why I am so critical of things now a days but I just don't like anything these days. I will be looking...
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    Just ordered my 7d!

    I just ordered me a refurbed 7d through the loyalty program yesterday. I also ordered a refurb canon 70-200 2.8 non-is and a refurb 50 1.8. I only paid $2465 which I think is a pretty good deal. I can't wait to get this in. I'm so freaking excited haha.
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    Anyone dealt with

    I was just wondering if anyone has dealt with central They are selling 7d's for $1350.
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    $2,500, What to get?

    I have Olympus gear and I am switching over to Canon gear. So I am starting from scratch. I am pretty sure I will get a 7d through the loyalty program which leaves me with around $1,300 after tax. I will be shooting sports mostly but want to get into portraits also. What do you guys think I...
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    Sports, 7d or 5d II?

    I am looking to get a nicer camera for shooting sports. What is your guys opinion on these two camera for sports. I know the 7d has a lot more fps, but I heard that the 5d II does a lot better in low light which i will be in a lot with high school football. Any advice is welcomed. Thanks guys
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    How to do hockey?

    How do you photograph hockey? Where do you stand to take the shots? Will the glass really hurt your iq? Should you set custom wb? If you guys have any tips or anything at all please let me know? I am going to photograph my colleges hockey games this week. I have never done it and could use some...
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    Save up or buy cheaper?

    I know the short answer is save up. But I am talking more about buy a canon 70-200mm 2.8 first edition or save up for the second? Or saving for the 50 1.2 or 1.4 instead of the 1.8? What is your guys opinion on these types of decisions?
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    Photoshopping in a sky

    I have notice a few people psing a sky into a picture that didnt have a nice sky in it. So my question is how often do you guys do this if you do it at all?
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    What should I go with?

    So I am not sure what body I should go with. I have an olympus e-410 right now but I want to upgrade and probably go with canon. I want to buy a pretty cheap body then invest in some nice glass. I will be shooting sports mainly, and a lot of high school football. I was set on buying a used 40d...
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    200mm for Sports?

    Would a Canon 200mm f/2.8L II lens be good for shooting sports? I found one used for 600 bucks. Thats way cheaper then getting a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. What do you guys think?
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    Canon Glass vs. Nikon Glass

    So I have heard from multiple people that Canon glass is generally cheaper then Nikon glass but the same quality. Is there any truth here?
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    Lens Reviews

    Are there any websites that review lens? I find stuff on bodies all the time but from what I read on here lens are really what makes pictures. So I was wondering where I can go for reviews and such to compares lens and see what I want to get. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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    How important is IS?

    If you are trying to shoot sports is it really important for your lens to have image stabilization in it? If you are using a monopod will IS really make your picture a lot better? Just wondering because you pay a lot more for IS in a lens? Also should i go for a faster lens or a slower lens with...
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    How is this set up

    So right now I have an Olympus e-410 and a 70-300 mm f/5.6 lens. I have real trouble getting quality shots at night games. So I want to upgrade and figured I should switch over to Nikon or Canon now sense I am young and plan on shooting for a long time. So I was thinking about buying a used...
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    Where To Go For Used Nikon Gear?

    Whats a good website to find used nikon gear?
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    Whats the catch?

    This is to good to be true. What is the catch here? Cheap Nikon? D3000 Digital SLR from $383 - (New, Used & Refurbished) | 2010 Summer Discount Sale
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    Shooting Sports, What to buy?

    So I have an Olympus E-410 and a 70-300 mm f/5.6 lens. I love shooting sports and really want to get into it more. I can get descent results with what I have now but I want to take the next step up. So my question is, should i stick with Olympus and buy a nicer lens now then upgrade my body...
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    Shutter Speed for Football

    What do you guys think is the minimum speed you should be shooting football at? Also what is the ideal speed to be shooting at?
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    Panning HDR

    I was thinking and was wondering if you could do a three shot hdr while panning with a car or something. I will try it tonight, but do you guys think it is possible?