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  1. Chit Chat How can I filter the photo forum on this site by prefix?

    Please tell me the way to filter the photo forum by prefix. Thanks.
  2. Chit Chat Re: Please Give Us Input On What You'd Like To See Changed, Included, etc.

    Combining equipment and photography is almost impossible. The equipment one uses to make a photograph is irrelevant to the displayed content.

    I chose Olympus equipment at the dawn of the digital...
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    Re: A shot in the dark

    Larry:

    I agree customers like the shot that jumps out at them. Maybe less of a jump, just a skip. Do you have variations that brighten the background? The model's exposure is where it belongs....
  4. Thread: Which Flash

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    Re: Which Flash

    sog501 says it all. Since you have 383's substitute them for the 285H.

    Carl
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    Re: Blown Whites, Highlights

    Hi,

    I hope you are part of the organization for the equestrian events or are a participant.

    Get a handheld meter with incident capabilities. Go out on the show floor with the show lights on. ...
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    Re: Should I upgrade

    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. What will the new lens do that your existing one won't? How much will the image have to be enlarged before you notice the difference in sharpness or...
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    Re: Age old travel camera dilemma

    Hi,

    I use the Olympus SP-350 as my family vacation camera. I also bring the smallest Metz dedicated flash with me. I also take the Olympus off-camera hot shoe to hot shoe cord. I then fill the...
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    Re: Over zelous Photoshop work for Ray

    Lawrence,

    Nice work, Miki & Prom. Good to see you weren't kept down.

    Carl
  9. Re: What 4/3 system cameras do you shoot regularly?

    I shoot with the ones I have (2 - E300's). Duh?
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    Re: Selling my studio

    Lawrence,

    I use the PPA insurance; Indemnity in case I get sued, they pay the legal fees, and $2,000,000 liability for the usual stuff. I used to have equipment insurance but since digital came...
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    Re: Selling my studio

    Lawrence:

    There is no reason for you to close up shop. Skip the idea of a home studio. Offer your clients a personal approach. When you advertise locally mention that you can view my work and...
  12. Re: I have to vent - viewfinders of today's cameras are absolutely ridiculous

    Gentlemen:

    Unless you work as a professional photographer and your client demands digital capture, use film to satisfy your photographic urges. That way the finders will be just what you want. ...
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    Re: Zuiko 50mm 2.0 vs. Sigma 30mm 1.4

    What will either of the prime lenses do that a zoom lens won't do? The wider aperture provides more accurate focusing when you are manually focusing the lens. Reduced depth of focus isn't needed...
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    Re: What to buy...

    Lola:

    Hate to be the spoilsport. Keep your husband's money in his pocket. Photograph the children with what you have. Crop the photos if you're too far away and if you're too close, move back. ...
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    Re: Studio Lighting

    To light a full body, try mounting two lights on one stand, with the umbrellas at hip height and head height. The advantage of softboxes is they contain the light (less splatter) and you can bring...
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    Re: I've got a technical question...

    Why not try this? Send the machinist a filter that fits and have him duplicate that thread pitch.

    Carl
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    Re: RAW or jpeg for sports?

    You might want to try the following. Shoot the way you have been and then shoot a couple of frames in RAW at each location. Make a comparison at home. If RAW gives you the results you want, buy an...
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    Re: FL-50 Tech Question

    OzRay,

    I use the Underdog battery with the Quantum connector on the FL-50. I shoot weddings, 400+ shots. So far, no problems and a quick recycle time. The FL-50 is a very expensive piece of...
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    Re: Photography careers?

    Sorry to hear about the layoff, I never really recovered from mine.

    Since you have a technical writing skill set, why not try freelancing your technical writing skills and add photo-illustration...
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    Re: External batteries on the FL-50

    Trapper John:

    The Under Dog Batteries are $175 + shipping. You get 2 batteries and a 120/220 charger. Look here http://www.underdog-battery.com/ for details. I had the original John Van Beesbok...
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    Re: External batteries on the FL-50

    I use "Underdog" batteries with a Quantum cord. No problems. The batteries do a whole wedding 500+ shots and a rapid recycle time.
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    Re: four-thirds vs. full frame

    Dear Finemom:

    Go to the game, sit where you want, and snap away. Shoot the pictures you want with the equipment you brought to the game. Do not let all the technical and marketing drivel bog you...
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    Re: Technical wedding discussion

    Dear Trapper John:

    Try to get an auxilliary battery and adapter for your flash. I use Underdogs and have only good things to say about them.

    I've been shooting weddings as a sub-contractor to...
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    Re: Which lenses to use at wedding? 11-22, too?

    Dear Ann:

    Congratulations you've just found another fine way to ruin your weekends. I've been shooting weddings since 1969, always with fixed focal length lenses and medium format. This year the...
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    Re: Upstrap QR is now avalible.....

    If something can Quick Release, it will. Usually at the most inopportune moment. Experience talking here.

    Carl
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