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  • good to hear Dave. we have to file a BAS (Business Activity Statement) every 3 months and then pay the tax in advance if you earn over $87,000 (only if you have a registered ABN - Australian Business Number) here in Australia. If below, you just f…
  • Dave, In addition to rs_eos's suggestions, for a really cheaper solution with no 'buzzing' why not simply get a strong flashlight (we call them torches in Australia) you would normally use, point it from the position of the camera flash and see how…
  • True rs_eos, very true. Unfortunately it's going the way of whomever manages to 'steal' a photo then improves it and sells it, the original photographer just does not stand a chance. CASE IN POINT Trev.
  • Actually, they can use the images for any purpose whatsoever, as you outlined and maybe they don't 'own' copyright, but I bet you won't win a lawsuit against them, they can do whatever the hell they like with the images, ergo, you basically don't ha…
  • Just remember Dave, once your images hit FB, they are **owned** by FB, no copyright etc., etc. The Devil's in the detail (fine print) as they say.
  • You will wonder why the hell you did not do it sooner mate, I can guarantee you that for sure, especially with the radio control you get with it, all from camera position and not having to walk up to flash head to change. Bit of more mucking around…
  • Dave, No, you can create a business one with no payments, instead of your name coming up, you have a business name, but, if you wanted certain things to supposedly 'work better' in terms of leads, views, etc. then you can make monthly payments whic…
  • Dave, you can buy the unit with TTL and also manual, (TTL version around $200 more) but I don't use TTL except on the camera's own flash on camera, The AD600BM's I have are not the TTL versions, and no, I don't miss that since any off camera flash I…
  • Hi sbcampbe, I shoot the AD600BM personally, and have shot @ f1.8 but in HSS and it works good. With the 600W I can be around 3m (10ft) away with the light shooting near full power and shutter up around 8000th, but I do 'pick' my location and pl…
  • Lou, Here is a PDF guide, 100 Techniques for Professional Wedding Photographers (published 2009) that I have, and although it's not quite the question specific you posed, I think you could benefit from it still with lots of information (120+ pages…
  • Yep, agree rs_eos, once one flash 'sees' another fire, that flash will take into account the light coming off and vice versa, then you end up with a dark image because both flashes are countering each other. Put both in manual, and not only will t…
  • Jay, If you look at even 100% and it does not 'look' good on screen, there really is nothing to worry about, view the image @ 50% (I never go 100% regardless of all the 'gurus' out there and Adobe giving us 'reminders' to look at 100%) as a full re…
  • That is a matter of personal choice. You could set it on different WB presets, or manual, but once in RAW it looks different when opened and using the Camera Profile choice is what will decide along with what you also choose to adjust in the WB on t…
  • Dennis, Here is SOMETHING I wrote for Tangents Forum a while back which may help, (for RAW files though, not jpegs, etc.) Cheers.
  • Sounds like a pretty good deal Dave. :)
  • Dave, To be quite honest, those LR posted Edits are quite rare to me and was only a sample to show you, because I do 99% of full edits in Photoshop though an action I use which controls Color, Contrast, Contrast Boost, Sharpening. If you say, push…
  • Quin, Good to see. Here is another top tip, you can control (to a degree) what you can lighten but retain the midtones/shadows on the image (hard to do because ALL adjustments in LR are global - over all the image). You can just move your cursor…
  • Dave, Just realised, I should have shown you precisely 'as shot' and if you were a jpeg shooter you would have got this straight from camera. In the general scheme of things it looks fine, but when compared to a full 'edit' of RAW + PS sharpening…
  • Dave, Here it is. This is file with no adjustments and NO default sharpening, in LR with WB 'As Shot'.   Flat and horrible, no crispness at all, and certainly needs adjusting. This shows the Mask I use to protect skin: This shows the Amo…
  • This site (Australian) shows the one I have (picture at bottom of page) and you see the blue button to push once all the batteries are loaded to discharge. http://www.master-instruments.com.au/products/59401/NC8700.html It gives some figures on ho…
  • Daubs, I use the 8 pack Eneloop's own charger, which has a blue button I press if I want to do a full discharge/recharge, or just pop them in and they start charging straight away. The Charger Dave said above I hear is pretty good also, just that …
  • Hi Daubs, Couple of things. 1] Shutter Speed, 500th? You are in High Speed Sync territory there and I presume the flashes picked that up automatically, being D3s. 250th would be plenty there for sure. 2] Are you sure the flashes recycled fully, a…
  • Dave, Good effort. One thing I did notice and I know many do not know or don't use, but you have greater control also under the 'Tone Curve' Palette Tool Box, in there you have Lights/Darks/Shadows/Highlights and they give added better control in …
  • Dave, As long as the spotlights are not 'uplight' (Hollywood Horror Lighting) or you are directly beneath them since you will have very savage 'racoon' eyes for sure. If you are in a pinch like I have been on a couple of occasions, just guys with …
  • Lou, You can also in the menu set up the 'Joystick' on back of camera so you just toggle the focus point around with your thumb when composing. Have you used that, it's all I do personally and quick to use when going from landscape to portrait.

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