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Old 18th October 2011, 3:51 PM   #91
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you wouldn't be using flash at the race track though would you?
no, im just talking about exposure differences in general



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Old 18th October 2011, 3:59 PM   #92
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It's not very nice making a family member work through a social function, either, when they could be relaxing and enjoying themselves.
It's even worse when you do it for a job and after a long days work some distant relatives expect you to come along to parties and functions they have organised and take photos so they can have 'nice pictures' to keep the memories. Pretty sure that's what snapshots and P&S cameras are for!

On the other hand, if I choose to take my camera ocassionally, then I enjoy taking pictures... It must just be something about being forced to do it!
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Old 18th October 2011, 4:17 PM   #93
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no, im just talking about exposure differences in general
Easy solution, shoot manual
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Old 18th October 2011, 4:32 PM   #94
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no, im just talking about exposure differences in general
it's no easier in manual mode. If there's changing light (patchy clouds crossing overhead) you just can't get it right half the time. You'll set up exposure then as soon as you start tracking a cloud passes over or the sun comes out & ruins it
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Old 18th October 2011, 4:37 PM   #95
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Probably better off leaving the camera in TV mode and letting it do the work then. Unless you're very comfy with full manual on the fly, then the camera is more likely to get it right than you are. I use full manual when conditions call for it, and often in Tv mode because it's fast and easier and more accurate than me pointing the camera back and forth trying to change exposure on the fly. End of the day, capturing the action is more important.
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Old 18th October 2011, 4:45 PM   #96
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Probably better off leaving the camera in TV mode and letting it do the work then. Unless you're very comfy with full manual on the fly, then the camera is more likely to get it right than you are. I use full manual when conditions call for it, and often in Tv mode because it's fast and easier and more accurate than me pointing the camera back and forth trying to change exposure on the fly. End of the day, capturing the action is more important.
I think we've had this discussion before - I still haven't had the opportunity to shoot at a track yet -

What metering mode do you use predominantly?
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Old 19th October 2011, 7:12 AM   #97
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Probably better off leaving the camera in TV mode and letting it do the work then. Unless you're very comfy with full manual on the fly, then the camera is more likely to get it right than you are. I use full manual when conditions call for it, and often in Tv mode because it's fast and easier and more accurate than me pointing the camera back and forth trying to change exposure on the fly. End of the day, capturing the action is more important.
i have my camera set to CFN 3.2 AF Priority/Tracking Priority, so when you take a load of images pointing in different directions (light beside you then light behind you) you cant really run manual. as i said, thank god the 7D has a pretty damn good metering system now compared toi the 400D.

i have just been given another oportunity to do the modelling shoot again, so hopefully this time we can do it better.
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This. Also get in contact with the getanightlife guys (I do a bit of work with them, one of my mates has just started becoming one of their rising stars haha, he gets quite a lot of side gigs), or the Perth equiv.
i have emailed get a nightlife a few times now with no reply. sorta disappointing considering im happy to work for free.
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Old 19th October 2011, 4:08 PM   #99
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i have emailed get a nightlife a few times now with no reply. sorta disappointing considering im happy to work for free.
Buddy there are so many people giving it away for free it comes down to luck and who you know a lot of the time.
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Buddy there are so many people giving it away for free it comes down to luck and who you know a lot of the time.
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It's amazing the amount of people that do it for free. I've spoken to a few of them and they predominantly use kit lenses followed by mentioning they are photography students.
Really what it comes down to is your experience at the end of the day. How do you get that experience, well photograph family or go hunting for people or landscapes. This along with professional equipment goes the right way.

It's not easy but you'll get these with determination.. ( Well least thats what I'm hoping.. )
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It's amazing the amount of people that do it for free. I've spoken to a few of them and they predominantly use kit lenses followed by mentioning they are photography students.
Really what it comes down to is your experience at the end of the day. How do you get that experience, well photograph family or go hunting for people or landscapes. This along with professional equipment goes the right way.

It's not easy but you'll get these with determination.. ( Well least thats what I'm hoping.. )
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He gets hundreds of emails a week from people asking to get a gig, just to put it into perspective.
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Old 19th October 2011, 5:14 PM   #102
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nothing wrong with a kit lens cropped body.
if you know how to compensate and use your flash a 18-55 kit lens can be quiet a deadly weapon..

also the weight and size make clubbing work much more pleasant.
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Old 19th October 2011, 10:03 PM   #103
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He gets hundreds of emails a week from people asking to get a gig, just to put it into perspective.
Ahhh, makes sense then, I do quite a bit of photography, like I wont leave the house without my baby :P , but clubbing photography does interest me quite a bit, hence my interest.

Although an autoreply that says the above would be nice.
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I've yet to any major stuff ups, but I came close yesterday. Enagagement shoot and I offered to take my Studio lights and do some formal portraits also of the guests. Was setting up the lights ( One softbox and one umbrella ). I'd mounted the light for the umbrella on the stand but hadnt yet removed the protective cover that stops the modelling light and tube from damage. Plugged in the power and was crawling around behind a couch getting cables in order when I smelt burning plastic. Turns out that the power switch was on for the modelling light and those 100W globes get really hot really quickly when enclosed

Lesson learnt - always make sure the cap is OFF before plugging in Power The cover still works as I caught it fairly quickly but it left a foul smell in the room that hung around for an hour or so.

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Lol.. ive done the exact same thing.. had to replace the globe.
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