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  • Hi, Trev - Great to hear from you, I was wondering where you've been! "In that case what you can do is make sure the camera is set to have shutter fire only when focus lock is achieved ....."  Is this back-button focus? Thanks, and I'll start giv…
  • Well, I don't know. It must have been a fluke, or something I was doing wrong, not sure. I just looked at the two custom-function settings, and they were set correctly. Tested the thing out, and I could see the AF assist beam coming out. It's suppos…
  • Also, I've had no trouble with my other go-to lens (24-105 F4 Canon), but I will still check out the beam to see if it works.
  • Neil and Jay - Thanks, I'll check these things out. Also, I never use Servo Mode, so I know that wasn't the problem. Dave
  • Hey, Jay - yep, I let it go. It's now written in that any story or blog or description of the event will credit me as the photographer. My website is set up in such a way where I have samples categorized on different pages, but the is a link to com…
  • Thanks, Jay. I saw a suggestion of setting up next to an alley, and use a remote to snap the photo so to not distract the bowler. So, maybe I set up next to one alley, take a bunch, go to another alley, take a bunch. I've got time, it's not until De…
  • OK, Jay. Thanks. As I wrote, this is one my wife found recently, and we'd like to print it out and put it on the wall. I didn't know if LR could fix pixelation outside of noise reduction and/or sharpening.
  • Yep, things you gotta weigh .....
  • Thanks, Neil. I am working with an event company from NC, who got in touch with me about an event in Boston. I tried the "License for Corporate Use", which was similar to a print-release I had to use in the past. They didn't go for it. They want the…
  • Yep, this is now crappy. I sent a "License" piece of paper, but it wasn't good enough, and I'm not sure why. I have a paragraph in my contract about crediting me if they publish anything, and they want that gone.
  • I have been looking into this a bit more, and one suggestion I saw was for me to issue a "License for Corporate Use", where the company can do anything they want with the photos, but I would still have the copyright. Is this a thing anyone else has …
  • Thanks, Neil. Sometimes I just can't see any way around it. Dave
  • So, I haven't really gotten much of a response, but I do appreciate what was suggested. The biggest thing I was for was "Oh Geez, the lighting is Awful!" The reason for that, and I know it's a big no-no on here, is that I used direct on-camera flas…
  • Jay - Thanks. Completely untouched and not yet cropped. Dave
  • Hi, All - I guess it couldn't have gone that badly back in May with the company I worked with. I did an event for them yesterday, and the Marketing Director told me they will most likely have me come back to do another session. The only issue now is…
  • Hey, Jay - I had a chance to look at some of these, and found a couple of the worst ones "raw sample-xxxx", and tghe corresponding "my take-xxxx". As I was resetting to the originals, they were not as awful as I once thought, maybe the LCD view on t…
  • Lou - If you have an assistant (which I have never had), it's probably the best option. I suppose you would have to put together some kind of schedule to make sure he/she is in the place you want (lighting for important stuff or video for that same …
  • Jay - I delivered the photos, but I haven't forgotten to post a couple, and my "interpretation". I'm finishing up another job from last Friday, but will get to this. I'm sure you are not on the edge of your seat, waiting, but I did want to let you k…
  • Hi Lou - I have done this a couple of times in the past. The first time was an awards ceremony at a construction site. All that was required was a video of the guys getting their awards. I brought along a spare camera, set it on a tripod, had the f…
  • Jay - the other part of this is I need to come up with a go-to setup for when I can't realistically bounce my on-camera flash indoors, and off-camera is not an option. A couple I've thought of: Using a flash bracket, just to get the Speedlite furth…
  • Thanks, Jay. I'll post a couple later on. I spent some time with them last night, and they are not as awful as I initially thought. I would really like to know what you do to balance colors without the eye dropper. I don't use it extensively, just w…
  • Through the myriad of brand names associated with Godox, I just saw another one in a mailing from Amazon: "Fomito Godox". I think one of the reasons I shy away is I am totally unsure what works with what! Neewer, Flashpoint, Godox, Fomito, and I'm s…
    in What flash Comment by dbruno July 25
  • Jay - I know I am not the original poster, but it was great to hear from someone here about the Godox system. That's my next step if I do more head shots/portraits. Dave
    in What flash Comment by dbruno July 24
  • Hi- It depends if you want built-in wireless, The Yongnuo model you list does not have built-in wireless (I have one). Because it's an "EX II" version, you can control the flash functions from the camera menu, and it will also correctly respond to t…
    in What flash Comment by dbruno July 23
  • Not that I have any experience doing this, but at the last wedding where I saw what I thought was an unusual setup (turns out, via this forum, it is not), the photographer had four speedlights set up, one in each corner of an outside venue, 7-8 feet…

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