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  • anything similar for using the camera in manual mode and nailing the exposure(atleast getting close) each time?
  • If you have orange walls..that could serve you well as an out of focus background...make sure you use that. When i do newborns (which is rarely), i am uncomfortable trigerring flash into their eyes. Its ok if they are sleeping i guess. Bounced flash…
  • place a flash outside the window and trigger it remotely (if you are on the first floor ofcourse)...atleast this way the window will shape the light it sends in and you should have the direction of light you desire.
  • www.moo.com has samples you could use...you could even get some one to design your card for you the first time and then just print them as often as you need them.
  • definitely go with the CS6 first..and invest in LR later on to help you make basic corrections (WB, contrast, noise correction, etc..) faster. I am a hobbyist and i recently started importing my pics into LR first, reject the pics i dont want to kee…
  • I would highly recommend renting a really nice Nikon cam for the wedding..something that can go high in ISO (D3, D3s.. i'm a canon shooter so dont really know the model #'s). You definitely want something that is high quality and will perform under …
    in which camera? Comment by dgv April 2012
  • Is that a little unsharp when you get too close to the subject? Or it is soft no matter the distance. I know there is a minimum focusing distance on any lens. Best option would be to compare the results with another lens (borrowed from a friend or …
  • There is the TD6 that could be more powerful. check out the video http://scottkelby.com/2011/westcott-releases-new-bigger-badder-brighter-spiderlite-td-6/ Or you could go with flash that has modelling lights. It can help you with light placement i…
  • thanks for pointing out the 1/160 sync. I did read about it on many blogs but totally forgot about it. The wireless TTL communication would be an attractive feature for me too. i think i should do a bit more reading on this. The 5D is mostly a portr…
  • my research tells me the 5D Mk II is not really a fast camera. not sure if 5D 3 is. 1D is definitely fast. I guess you will need a fast camera for bird photography. The Canon 7D is also a fast camera and it goes for around $1500. The cropped body he…
    in Upgrade Comment by dgv April 2012
  • Thanks a lot! I am edging towards the 5D Mk II also...i think that's what i desire in the deepest parts of my soul .. i'll keep an eye out for used 5D's since the Mark III is out now.
  • I dont think it would help you with high ceilings. The beamer might help a little more of your light to get to the ceiling, but then the light will need to travel back all the way. I doubt if it will help in anyway. Having said that, i have never us…
  • 70-200 f/2.8 is just a magical portrait lens...aim and shoot and it just turns out beautiful..
    in Beginner - Gear Comment by dgv July 2011
  • if you are shooting with a long lens and from a distance...you may need to zoom out the flash head to effectively hit the subjects with light. Just something to keep in mind if you feel like the light from your flash is not hitting the subject..but …
  • Something i learnt last week and seems to have worked for me is ...when in Camera RAW...goto the tab with the 'camera' icon and pick 'Camera Landscape' or 'Camera portrait' from the drop down. Personally the 'Camera Landscape' seems to work very wel…
  • Martin Prihoda's experience with learning how to balance flash and light. http://atomicsafari.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-greatest-photography-milestone.html
  • I wrote to a person who is responsible for photography permits at Grand Central Terminal and this is the response i received. I will keep a print of this email in my camera bag. Hopefully this helps someone out there... >>>>> If you …
  • Thanks guys. I've read quite a number of blog entries where photographers detail their experience with law enforcement officials and civilians at NYC. I think i'll take a chance with Grand Central terminal. The FAQ section of their site says "Any…
  • use of gels should help blend in the flash color with the ambient color. The mood is spoilt when the flash overpowers the scene. I saw Joe McNally on KelbyTraining doing a similar shot in a small crammed bar environment. He whipped up some real good…
  • what if you put the camera on a tripod..use a really low shutter speed...use an off camera flash to freeze the subject..the long shutter will bleed in the ambient. should work fine (in theory).
  • looks like there is some good window light coming in from the right...maybe you can shut off the overhead lights. I read somewhere that you could use the 'plus green' gel to fight fluorescents. but i dont know how to put it to use. I one underexpos…
  • some photographers setup constant lights (the tungsten types) to the sides of the altar at church. This raises the ambient level for comfortable hand held shots. Atleast this way it is not as distracting as flashes going off.
  • I know a wedding photographer friend of mine who offers an 'iDo' wedding package where all the photos are loaded on an iPad and given to the client.
    in iPad Comment by dgv January 2011
  • There is this DVD called 'Perfect Exposure' that is probably the best resource out there on Exposure. I cannot rave enough about this DVD. If there was one single resource for photographers that could change your life (well not 'life' really )..han…
  • make sure you zoom out your flash head to its max for a better punch.

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