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geek-accountant    5
geek-accountant

Just noticed Dave added this section. Awesome Dave!!

 

Dave got the group off and running with his DSLR post, but I was interested in how many photographers are on the site. So, if you are a photographer (pro or not), what do you shoot and what gear do you use? Also, any images on the web you want to share?

 

I will start things off:

 

What I shoot:

* Sports - soccer, baseball, cheerleading, football, basketball

* Landscape - HDR, IR

 

My gear (aging as it is)

* Nikon D2x

* Nikon D2h (actually have 2 of these)

* Nikon D100 (sending to Lifepixel to convert to full time IR camera)

* Nikon 70-200vr f/2.8

* Nikon 300mm f/4

* Nikon 85mm f/1.8

* Nikon 50mm f/1.8 and the f/1.4 version

* Sigma 120-300 f/2.8

* Tokina 12-24mm f/4

* Tamaron 90mm f/2/8 (macro)

* Gitzo carbon fiber tripod and Really Right Stuff ballhead

* Various flashes and lens filters

* A few other lenses I can't remember without going down to the office and checking :(

* A couple I want to sell after getting them adjusted (Sigma 70-200f/2.8, Sigma 100-300f/4)

 

My websites

* Images - www.mhfoto.com (general site used for family/fiends so not just my select shots)

* Blog - www.mhfoto.com/blog (just started so not a lot there)

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cskenney    114
cskenney

I like to look at pictures....does that count?

 

My youngest brother got interested in photography about 18 months ago and bought some pretty nice equipment. He has now turned his hobby into a fairly nice part time business. He works as a AYSO officer in a school district as his regular job and then attends many of the school activities with his camera to snap photos of the kids that their parents can look through and get copies of for no cost. In turn he hopes they come back to him for senior pictures or other professional photo shoots.

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geek-accountant    5
geek-accountant

The lady who had the contract for the action shoots of our soccer league asked me to shoot for her company. It started off as a lot of fun. I love to shoot and this game me a chance to shoot almost all day Saturday and most of Sunday (had a rule that I went to all my kids games and shot them for free). She was great to work for and I liked not having to post process the 1,000's of images I would should each day. The money helped offset the cost of the gear, but after a while it felt more like a job than fun, and I already have a full time job that takes up a lot of my time. So I stopped shooting with her and just shoot for fun now. I do have a VERY small portfolio on iStock which brings in a little money from time to time. And when I say little, I mean less than $1,000/year.

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dagamer34    1
dagamer34

Here's me:

 

Level:

* Amateur with money to burn

 

Years of Experience:

* 1 year

 

What I shoot:

* Whatever I find interesting

 

My gear:

* Canon 7D

* Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

* Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

* Canon 50mm f1.4 USM

* Canon 580EXII External Flash

* Manfrotto tripod and grip head

 

My pictures:

* http://www.flickr.com/photos/jkibuule/

 

Total GB worth of pictures:

* About 140GB

 

Number of really great pictures:

* Probably 2-3 so far which I can really say I'm proud of. Yeah, I've got a terribly low keep rate. :)

Edited by dagamer34

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geek-accountant    5
geek-accountant

The secret is that even the pro's take a ton of bad shots. Their stats (good to bad) may be better than ours, but we are talking more in baseball stats, or even less.

 

I would say that for me, I have not taken a photo yet I don't find problems with. Many times the "good" photo is not technically correct, but it was the subject that made the image good. Wish I could find an example which would make this statement better, but can't at the moment. :mellow:

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IndyLux    2
IndyLux

What I shoot:

* Landscapes (HDR)

* Portraits for friends and family

* Travel Shots

* HDR Artsy Stuff

* HDR Panoramic Stitches (Landscape and Vertical)

 

My gear:

* Canon Digital Rebel Xs

* Canon 50?-250 IS Telephoto Lens

* Bargain Tripod

* UV Filters for all lenses

 

My Software:

* Photoshop CS5

* Live Photo Gallery

 

My websites

* Images - www.flickr.com/christopherlux

* Blog - chrislux.wordpress.com

Edited by IndyLux

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geek-accountant    5
geek-accountant

HDR pano, NICE. I have shot plenty of HDR and some pano but have not tried both yet. It's a project I was planning to do at our local park (Suwanee Town Center), but have not made the time yet. I also want to try some HDR IR shooting, but I am going to wait until I convert my D100 to full time IR.

 

Nice images BTW.

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ikon    420
ikon

Yeah, I've got a terribly low keep rate. :)

The secret is that even the pro's take a ton of bad shots. Their stats (good to bad) may be better than ours, but we are talking more in baseball stats, or even less.

 

I would say that for me, I have not taken a photo yet I don't find problems with. Many times the "good" photo is not technically correct, but it was the subject that made the image good. Wish I could find an example which would make this statement better, but can't at the moment. :mellow:

Reality check: pros waste at least 90% of their shots. Don't worry about your 'keep rate'. A photog friend of mine was hired by National Geographic to shoot the Aswan High Dam in Egypt when it was new. He shot 10,000 frames of Kodachrome. Guess how many made it to the magazine............ 9. But that's what they wanted, lots and lots of choice. Pros do this all the time. I can only imagine it's worse with digital, since the cost of 'film' is so low.

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ikon    420
ikon

Nice job on the pano. Only 1 suggestion: I think you can get away with a lot fewer shots for the pano. This one isn't all that wide in reality (I have one in my LR that's 13" tall and 74" wide) so I think you could do it with 4 or 5 shots. Are you bracketing when you shoot for HDR?

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axoid    8
axoid

What I shoot:

* Motorsports

* Family outings

 

My gear

* Nikon N65

* Nikon D50

* Nikon D90

* Nihon 25 - 70 zoom

* Nikon 70 - 300mm zoom

* Nikon 18 - 105 VR zoom

* Nikon 70 - 300mm VR zoom

* Tamaron 1.4 teleconverter

* Nikon SB60 flash

* Some other stuff that I can't remember right now.

 

My websites

* incom-racing.com

 

I'm purely an amateur.

 

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