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alexanderGARDNER
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 07:50
Clarence burned the mankini.

THANK FOOK!

NicD
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 07:51
First few of today here (http://ndavphotography.com/gallery/8973586_prduz#596387668_pd2nB)

Which edit do you all prefer?

1)
http://ndavphotography.smugmug.com/photos/596387405_d2yMH-M.jpg

2)
http://ndavphotography.smugmug.com/photos/596387256_gmygG-M.jpg

Thanks guys. The rest should all be done tomorrow.

Mark
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:00
First one for me.... The second is a bit too wrong colour for me....
But it is your photo not mine ;)
Looks like you got some nice shots :)

NicD
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:02
First one for me.... The second is a bit too wrong colour for me....
But it is your photo not mine ;)
Looks like you got some nice shots :)

Thanks mate, i do agree first one is better, i'm just practicing some different techniques before the actual photo's.

The ones up at the moment were all during the practice time really. it was good fun though :D

photobitz
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:02
ND1000 is a 10 stop Neutral Density, it has 0.01% Transmittance and an optical Density value of 3.0.

So basically same as yours just a stop and a half darker, i have 2 of them here (one is for Dan) and im trying to resist the urge of stacking them together, hahaha (evil laugh)

Edit: Wiki Friend here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutral_density_filter)

You can try it if you want... doesn't bother me :)

Problem is you'll need to hold onto it for a few days to get a long enough exposure :lol:

Highlight_Photography
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:05
Can't sleep. Might attempt to finish my website. Having trouble writing the about page still.

Mark
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:19
You can try it if you want... doesn't bother me :)

Problem is you'll need to hold onto it for a few days to get a long enough exposure :lol:
Haha, that would be so epic, dude do a shot of sydney harbour during the day, or STAR TRAILS over sydney :D
I got the beginnings/short ones in one of my city night shots at f16 ISO 50 5min... Mind you maybe the exposure would be too long :lol:
Just do it during the day for a silky smooth harbour AND CLOUDS :D

Can't sleep. Might attempt to finish my website. Having trouble writing the about page still.
Good idea, sleep is overrated :lol:

fungry
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:20
Nic, his shoulder is diminishing into the background.

Mark
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:22
Nic, his shoulder is diminishing into the background.
Yes, yes it is
Wonder how you could fix that if they are both blown....

ofdphoto
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:24
First few of today here (http://ndavphotography.com/gallery/8973586_prduz#596387668_pd2nB)

Which edit do you all prefer?

1)

2)

Thanks guys. The rest should all be done tomorrow.

Much prefer the second one. Much.

NicD
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:28
Nic, his shoulder is diminishing into the background.

Yes, yes it is
Wonder how you could fix that if they are both blown....

Like mark said, how could i fix that since they are both blown out?

Much prefer the second one. Much.

Thanks Luke. Any reasons in particular?

fungry
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:28
Finally, water droplet. *CHECK!*
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2590/3739159476_0dfaeff030_o.jpg

NicD
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:30
One more to compare if you dont mind.

1)
http://ndavphotography.smugmug.com/photos/596388542_3PeeV-M.jpg

2)
http://ndavphotography.smugmug.com/photos/596388583_3uhiY-M.jpg

NicD
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:30
Finally, water droplet. *CHECK!*


Great shot Ed! Great timing!

fungry
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:34
First one works for me Nic. What PP did you do?

NicD
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:38
First one works for me Nic. What PP did you do?

I am testing out a whole different Photoshop actions i got off the net.

The one used was a "Lomo" action.

fungry
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 08:51
Another, changed the background.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2514/3738400583_8e194fd0a2_o.jpg

Shame the minimum focusing distance is rather far on the 70-200 ;)

JustinLawrence
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 09:42
Finally, water droplet. *CHECK!*
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2590/3739159476_0dfaeff030_o.jpg
Nice, textbook water drop, well done.
One more to compare if you dont mind.

1)
http://ndavphotography.smugmug.com/photos/596388542_3PeeV-M.jpg

2)
http://ndavphotography.smugmug.com/photos/596388583_3uhiY-M.jpg
1 for sure.
I am testing out a whole different Photoshop actions i got off the net.

The one used was a "Lomo" action.
Lomo, hahah makes me laugh, for a while i used to Lomo everything :cool:

ofdphoto
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 10:11
I just like green :)

Call it whatever you like, but I think the desaturated colours and duotone wash over the top, plus the extra contrast, make for a much more visually compelling image.

S7000
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 15:45
Finally, water droplet. *CHECK!*


Great shot Ed!

Good shots too, Nic. I'd go for the first in both the shots you posted.

I've just had two of the worst night sleeps in months! Damn night roadworks!

rooeey
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 16:10
Hey Guys i am looking at buying a second hand lens from a US member...
Any problems that i should be aware of i.e customs insurance etc....

ANGUS
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 17:55
Hey Guys i am looking at buying a second hand lens from a US member...
Any problems that i should be aware of i.e customs insurance etc....

If the total declared cost on the day of import is over $1000 AU you will have to pay 10% on the whole lot.

coalcliff
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 18:52
I am testing out a whole different Photoshop actions i got off the net.

The one used was a "Lomo" action.

Nic.

the pose is too effeminate, his head should be tilting the other way.

We lost a great mate, who was a stellar swimmer a couple of weeks ago and on Sunday we had our South Coast Winter Swimming Championships, where last year John won the over 40's final with a 50m swim in 28.75 seconds and then jumped out, ran back down the end of the pool to compete in the next race, the over 50's and won that in a time of 29.97 seconds. To honour his memory we entered a team in the 6 x 50 relay for the over 40's, and with an average age of our 6 man team being 52, the age John was when he died, coincidently,and for the first time in our clubs history we won that event. So took a few shots this morning at our ocean pool with my precious gold medal in memory of a great mate!

ANGUS
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 18:58
Nice shot Damian, Very sorry to hear of your loss.

Just about to board a flight from Hong Kong back to Sydney...

ed.
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 18:59
We lost a great mate, who was a stellar swimmer a couple of weeks ago and on Sunday we had our South Coast Winter Swimming Championships, where last year John won the over 40's final with a 50m swim in 28.75 seconds and then jumped out, ran back down the end of the pool to compete in the next race, the over 50's and won that in a time of 29.97 seconds. To honour his memory we entered a team in the 6 x 50 relay for the over 40's, and with an average age of our 6 man team being 52, the age John was when he died, coincidently,and for the first time in our clubs history we won that event. So took a few shots this morning at our ocean pool with my precious gold medal in memory of a great mate!

Great story there and good job with the swim! Damn 50m in under 30s.
Takes me 22mins to do 1km :oops::oops::oops:

coalcliff
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 19:48
Nice shot Damian, Very sorry to hear of your loss.

Just about to board a flight from Hong Kong back to Sydney...

Two mates in the space of two months, so I am getting rid of any other mates in their early fifties as I am sick of Funerals....

Safe travels Angus.

Great story there and good job with the swim! Damn 50m in under 30s.
Takes me 22mins to do 1km :oops::oops::oops:

Hey Ed, at least you can swim a kay,:) I swam a 31 on the weekend but takes me 24 minutes to swim the kay, I'm suited to sprinting, than long haul.

rooeey
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 19:49
If the total declared cost on the day of import is over $1000 AU you will have to pay 10% on the whole lot.

So if that's the case why would i not just declare it as a $900.00 Item ?

It's a second hand 16-35 F2.8....

deletedpenguin
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 19:52
Stunning shot Damian!

amsm
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 20:06
Clarence burned the mankini.

THANK FOOK!

No he didn't...he just sent it to William Creek (http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=william+creek+pub&sll=-25.335448,135.745076&sspn=59.05533,114.169922&ie=UTF8&ll=-28.905685,136.338573&spn=0.014483,0.027874&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A)

http://users.on.net/%7Eworlwinds/img/_MG_7557.jpg

coalcliff
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 20:10
So if that's the case why would i not just declare it as a $900.00 Item ?

It's a second hand 16-35 F2.8....

The sender does the declaration, and GST is based on the total amount, item and shipping costs. So if the sender says it worth $999 and there is $60 postage Customs may slug you the 10% GST.

Stunning shot Damian!
Thanks Stefan

deletedpenguin
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 20:18
Need some feed back. Does this work? It's a HDR image that didn't really work, so I thought to convert it to black and white. The blue sky with the CPL was so dark that, after the conversion and a few levels adjustments, it went completely black. Thoughts?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2526/3741243410_7a4f7d7f61.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefanandmegan/3741243410/)

Thanks all.

fungry
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 20:22
I like it Stefan, nice contrast.

coalcliff
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 20:26
Very dynamic Stefan, although I find the watermark a little distracting, but you need some security if you post on the web.

deletedpenguin
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 20:31
I like it Stefan, nice contrast.

Very dynamic Stefan, although I find the watermark a little distracting, but you need some security if you post on the web.

Thanks guys. Yeah, I hate watermarking my stuff, but after having a number of images stolen (one by the Orange County Register in So. Cal), I've resorted to doing it. :(

JustinLawrence
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 20:52
Need some feed back. Does this work? It's a HDR image that didn't really work, so I thought to convert it to black and white. The blue sky with the CPL was so dark that, after the conversion and a few levels adjustments, it went completely black. Thoughts?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2526/3741243410_7a4f7d7f61.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefanandmegan/3741243410/)

Thanks all.

It breaks the mold, i like it! almost looks like a sketch .

alexanderGARDNER
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 21:02
Stefan,

That's what B&W is all about, constrast. There's so much **** out there in "Black & White". Many so called photographers produce these flat, washed out images from one hit of the greyscale conversion button and think that's it.

You may have stumbled into creating this image but I hope you remember how you got there. It's really a fantastic image of an iconic architectual piece.

S7000
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 21:19
We lost a great mate, who was a stellar swimmer a couple of weeks ago and on Sunday we had our South Coast Winter Swimming Championships, where last year John won the over 40's final with a 50m swim in 28.75 seconds and then jumped out, ran back down the end of the pool to compete in the next race, the over 50's and won that in a time of 29.97 seconds. To honour his memory we entered a team in the 6 x 50 relay for the over 40's, and with an average age of our 6 man team being 52, the age John was when he died, coincidently,and for the first time in our clubs history we won that event. So took a few shots this morning at our ocean pool with my precious gold medal in memory of a great mate!

Sorry to hear Damo. Nice shot, and congrats on the win.

Two mates in the space of two months, so I am getting rid of any other mates in their early fifties as I am sick of Funerals....


It's happening at all ages, my mate was only 24. :p

Need some feed back. Does this work? It's a HDR image that didn't really work, so I thought to convert it to black and white. The blue sky with the CPL was so dark that, after the conversion and a few levels adjustments, it went completely black. Thoughts?

Nice and contrasty and an interesting angle. Works for me. :lol:

photobitz
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 21:20
Yeah, I like it too Stefan. The black sky is a similar effect to what you get with IR.

Stefan,

That's what B&W is all about, constrast. There's so much **** out there in "Black & White". Many so called photographers produce these flat, washed out images from one hit of the greyscale conversion button and think that's it.

You may have stumbled into creating this image but I hope you remember how you got there. It's really a fantastic image of an iconic architectual piece.

I wholeheartedly agree Al although I try to use high contrast in all my scenic photography - B&W or colour. I'd say it's probably because I started in B&W so it became second nature.

deletedpenguin
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 21:32
Thanks everyone. Looks like I'm on the right track. :) I did the adjustments in Lightroom, so I'm able to retrace my steps as to how I got there. :)

amsm
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 22:00
Need some feed back. Does this work? It's a HDR image that didn't really work, so I thought to convert it to black and white. The blue sky with the CPL was so dark that, after the conversion and a few levels adjustments, it went completely black. Thoughts?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2526/3741243410_7a4f7d7f61.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefanandmegan/3741243410/)

Thanks all.

Hope you don't mind Stefan, but I am going to be the party-pooper here :D

As Al said, it's good to see a bit of contrast and some real black. The image is certainly an interesting study in light, lines and patterns but beyond that, I'm afraid as a picture, it doesn't grab me as much as it seems to have grabbed others. It's interesting, but for me, that's as far as it goes.

Shows how subjective photography and art in general can be I guess. If everyone liked the same thing, the world would be a pretty boring place.

deletedpenguin
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 22:03
Andrew, no worries! I appreciate the feedback. I figured I'd post it here because i was on the fence about it. It failed at a HDR conversion, so this is me trying to salvage something from it. What's funny is that, once I saw that it wasn't going to work as an image, it became a more abstract "negative space" type image to me. It's definitely way outside the box that I tend to constrain myself in when it comes to landscapes, so I figured I'd try and push myself to do something different.

amsm
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 22:13
Andrew, no worries! I appreciate the feedback. I figured I'd post it here because i was on the fence about it. It failed at a HDR conversion, so this is me trying to salvage something from it. What's funny is that, once I saw that it wasn't going to work as an image, it became a more abstract "negative space" type image to me. It's definitely way outside the box that I tend to constrain myself in when it comes to landscapes, so I figured I'd try and push myself to do something different.

Nothing wrong with pushing boundaries at all. I haven't ventured into the abstract myself, as I doubt I could pull it off in any kind of useful way. When it comes to abstract, I'll steal the old saying "I may not know much about art, but I know what I like" :D

deletedpenguin
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 22:22
Indeed. My appreciation for abstract art only came about when I attended an art school, and it was force fed to me. :p

photobitz
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 22:26
I'm sort of with you on that Andrew... I like the effect given by the CPL + B&W conversion but compositionally I would have liked to see more of the roof. Not sure whether it is the curves or the way the light is falling. Something just makes it look a little unbalanced.

amsm
20th of July 2009 (Mon), 22:27
Indeed. My appreciation for abstract art only came about when I attended an art school, and it was force fed to me. :p

:D:D

I'm definitely a consumer of abstract art, rather than a producer. I can't get the thought-processes working right for that, but I like some pieces, even if I'm not sure why.

Highlight_Photography
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 00:06
*Drags himself out of bed*

Afternoon All,
I think its time for some photo processing :)

wakko
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 00:28
POTNAC Servaas Group Buy - Mark III - Ordered!

Thought I'd better write this up. This will be the tracking thread for the 3rd POTNAC Servaas Group Buy.

Usually what happens is I order everything to me. I boost the purchase amount to the maximum number of cells required for the cheapest price, and then with the combined items etc, it usually works out that you'll get the charger 'slightly' cheaper and the batteries at the cheapest price on the site (for bulk buys) posted to your door.

You pretty much save freight (and sometimes a bit more depending on the number of items) plus get the cheapest bulk price for 3-4 sets of batteries

You could do it yourself and buy online and put in the freely available 10% discount code which floats around on OCAU/Whirlpool, but the thing which you end up costing is the freight.

e.g. $10-15 freight on $150 is still 10% so entirely up to you.

I am happy to invoice you if you require it, but let me know before hand. I will ask for the details when items are ready to ship.

If you're all happy for this to take place... then I'll start a post with everyone's details and yeah... go from there pretty much.

Just so you know, there's pretty much $0 in it for me apart from getting AA's and AAA's for the cheapest price on their site. If I save a buck, you save a buck.

Note. All battery numbers are packs of 4 unless specified. AA packs come with plastic cases. AAAs don't, but I have a few spare so I'm happy to throw one in with each 4 pack of AAAs.

Ed (fungry)
1 x Maha Powerex MH-C204W Travel Battery Charger
2 x Powerex Imedion 2100mAh AA rechargeable Batteries
1 x Maha Powerex 2700mAh NiMh AA rechargable Batteries
Invoice = Yes

Dan (photobitz)
2 x Powerex Imedion 2100mAh AA Rechargeable Batteries
1 x Powerex Imedion 800mAh AAA rechargeable Batteries (+holder)
Invoice = No

Andrew (AndrewOz)
1 x Maha Powerex MH-C204W Travel Battery Charger
4 x Powerex Imedion 2100mAh AA Rechargeable Batteries
Invoice = Yes

Angus aka Difficult :) (ANGUS)
1.5 x Powerex Imedion 2100mAh AA Rechargeable Batteries
2 x 8-cell Battery Case
1 x Maha Powerex AA AAA C D 9V Battery Tester
Invoice = No

Mark (pendulum15)
2 x Powerex Imedion 2100mAh AA Rechargeable Batteries
Invoice = No

Alice (yabbie)
2 x Maha Powerex 2700mAh NiMh AA rechargeable Batteries
Invoice = Yes

Matt (brenno)
4 x Powerex Imedion 2100mAh AA Rechargeable Batteries
2 x Powerex Imedion 800mAh AAA rechargeable Batteries (+holders)
Invoice = Yes

Al (JustAL)
6 x Powerex Imedion 2100mAh AA Rechargeable Batteries
Invoice = Yes

Mark (Welby)
2 x Powerex Imedion 2100mAh AA Rechargeable Batteries
Invoice = No

Greg (Greg_C)
4 x Powerex Imedion 2100mAh AA Rechargeable Batteries
2 x Powerex Imedion 800mAh AAA rechargeable Batteries (+holders)
1 x Maha Large Charger Carry Bag
Invoice = No

Phil (S7000)
2 x Powerex Imedion 2100mAh AA Rechargeable Batteries
Invoice = No

Pete (SwordSaint)
1 x Maha Powerex MH-C9000 Charger
1 x Sanyo Eneloop 2000mAh AA rechargeable
1 x Powerex Imedion 2100mAh AA rechargeable
1 x Powerex Imedion 800mAh AAA rechargeable
Invoice = Yes

Kristin (kja)
2 x Powerex Imedion 2100mAh AA Rechargeable Batteries
Invoice = No

Stefan (deletedpenguin)
1 x Maha Powerex MH-C204W Travel Battery Charger
2 x Powerex Imedion 2100mAh AA Rechargeable Batteries
Invoice = No

Links to products
Powerex Imedion 2100mAh AA Rechargeable Batteries (http://servaas.com.au/powerex-imedion-2100mah-aa-rechargeable-batteries-p-72.html)
Powerex Imedion 800mAh AAA rechargeable Batteries (http://servaas.com.au/powerex-imedion-800mah-aaa-rechargeable-batteries-p-73.html)
Maha Powerex 2700mAh NiMh AA rechargeable Batteries (http://servaas.com.au/maha-powerex-2700mah-nimh-aa-rechargeable-batteries-p-41.html)
Maha Powerex NiMh AAA Rechargeable batteries 1000mAh 2pk (http://servaas.com.au/maha-powerex-nimh-aaa-rechargeable-batteries-1000mah-2pk-p-37.html)
Sanyo Eneloop 20000mAh Rechargable AA 4pk (http://servaas.com.au/sanyo-eneloop-2000mah-rechargeable-aa-4pk-p-66.html)
Maha Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Battery Charger & Analyzer (http://servaas.com.au/maha-powerex-mhc9000-wizardone-battery-charger-analyzer-p-52.html)
Maha Powerex MH-C204W Travel Battery Charger (http://servaas.com.au/maha-powerex-mhc204w-travel-battery-charger-p-28.html)
Maha Powerex AA AAA C D 9V Battery Tester (http://servaas.com.au/maha-powerex-aa-aaa-9v-battery-tester-p-120.html)
8-cell Battery Case (http://servaas.com.au/8cell-aa-or-aaa-battery-case-p-56.html)
Maha Large Charger Carry Bag (http://servaas.com.au/maha-large-charger-carry-bag-p-124.html)

Web Prices
Imedion AA $17.00 - $21.95
Imedion AAA $16.00 - $19.95
Powerex AA $18.95 - $23.95
Powerex AAA (2 pack) $7.50 - $9.95
Eneloop AA $21.95 - $22.95
MH-C9000 $89.95
MH-C204W $49.95
Tester $6.95
Maha Carry Bag $14.95

I'd like to start to say a big sorry as to how long this has taken for me to order/process this. Combined with increased work with sick workmates, and me myself falling sick, I haven't been able to order this until now.

If you have sourced your own items because you couldn't wait, I can understand that and will quite happily take the fall for that.

Anyways... rest assured that the wheels are in motion.

Any issues, let me know.

Cheers.

deletedpenguin
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 00:36
Thanks Feng!

mickeyjuice
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 00:37
iPhone pack

I know a few of you have grabbed iPhones, and if you're after a case/car charger/etc, this seems like a pretty cost effective way to go about it: http://www.dailygizmo.com.au/index.php

S7000
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 00:42
Thanks Feng! I'm in no rush. :p It wasn't actually the battery that was causing my problems. :lol: Can never have too many spares though.

alexanderGARDNER
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 00:45
Feng...cool!

The Moose
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 02:32
So my flashes and triggers have come! Very quick for what I was expecting. But guess what? We have a total amount of ZERO AA batteries in this house :lol: I have to wait until my dad gets home to have a go.

Al, the manual in the YN460 says it has an auto mode? I thought it was manual only :lol:

Edit: And when I pulled out the (fake) Stofen's that came with the flashes, my mum goes are they battery holders? :lol: I answered with a straight 'yes'.

fungry
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 02:45
That was fast Glenn.

Highlight_Photography
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 02:47
So my flashes and triggers have come! Very quick for what I was expecting. But guess what? We have a total amount of ZERO AA batteries in this house :lol: I have to wait until my dad gets home to have a go.

Al, the manual in the YN460 says it has an auto mode? I thought it was manual only :lol:

Edit: And when I pulled out the (fake) Stofen's that came with the flashes, my mum goes are they battery holders? :lol: I answered with a straight 'yes'.
Wow very quick.

Does anyone know any programs to stich photos together to make a pano?

The Moose
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 02:48
That was fast Glenn.

Very fast. The package has a date of the 15th on it, I think that was when we bought it and paid for it from ebay, which at night. So they wouldn't have known about it until the 16th which was Thursday. We got the tracking number which didn't work till yesterday and it said it left HK on the 19th which was Sunday. So it was pretty good. All the triggers work with my 430EX II (at first one wasn't but I swapped the CR2 batteries around and it was all good) :) Now I just need some batteries for the flashes.

fungry
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 02:51
Wow very quick.

Does anyone know any programs to stich photos together to make a pano?
Autopano Pro

Any Sydney siders want to try this :D
http://www.wired.com/video/street-portrait-photo-how-to/27609165001
First saw it on aust. strobist group on flickr. I really like the simplicity of this approach.

Highlight_Photography
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 02:56
Autopano Pro

Ta :)

tangcla
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 03:11
Anything new in POTNAC world?

DAdeGroot
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 03:16
Wow very quick.

Does anyone know any programs to stich photos together to make a pano?

AutoPano Pro is great (or the newer AutoPano Giga), but if you want free, AutoStitch (on Windows) uses the same stitching engine, or Hugin and associated bits and pieces is multi-platform and open source.

The Moose
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 03:19
I must say I'm happy with these flashes and triggers :) Now I just need to learn to use them, find a good situation. Was it overkill buying 2 flashes for a total of 3? :lol:

S7000
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 03:26
I must say I'm happy with these flashes and triggers :) Now I just need to learn to use them, find a good situation. Was it overkill buying 2 flashes for a total of 3? :lol:

Nope, gives you the option of lighting your background seperately along with multiple sides. ;)

Now you just have to call up Rosco and get some gels too. :lol:

DAdeGroot
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 03:28
I must say I'm happy with these flashes and triggers :) Now I just need to learn to use them, find a good situation. Was it overkill buying 2 flashes for a total of 3? :lol:

Not at all (says the guy who now has 5 flashes).

tangcla
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 03:28
I must say I'm happy with these flashes and triggers :) Now I just need to learn to use them, find a good situation. Was it overkill buying 2 flashes for a total of 3? :lol:

Depends on what you use them for. I am finding two limits what I want to do, but for 80-90% of what I need, it's adequate. There are times, though, where a third or fourth flash would have really made things awesome :D

but an extra two light stands, umbrellas, PocketWizards... I'd be talking monobloc money.

The Moose
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 03:29
Nope, gives you the option of lighting your background seperately along with multiple sides. ;)

Exactly my thinking when I ordered them :) I thought why not, I'd rather buy them and have them now to learn straight away rather than put up with 2 and buy another later.

Now I said I'd start a 14 day project as soon as I got them, but I don't know what to do :lol: I ended up buying two softboxes at the same time and obviously they're my first but I'm not sure if they're actually any good. Only $6 each so it wasn't like it was breaking the bank compared to the flashes and triggers :lol: I'll try them out more/better when I understand it better.

rooeey
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 03:32
OK wish me luck..Just ordered a 16-35F2.8 for $1300.00 posted from the US just hope i don't get slugged with 10% either way it's still a good deal even if i cop an extra $130.00....

Is the 10% a certainty i do i just have to be lucky ?

The Moose
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 03:44
OK wish me luck..Just ordered a 16-35F2.8 for $1300.00 posted from the US just hope i don't get slugged with 10% either way it's still a good deal even if i cop an extra $130.00....

Is the 10% a certainty i do i just have to be lucky ?

At $1300 or $1430, I couldn't care less if it was me buying it because it's over $2000 for a grey import from DDP here so it's a great deal really :) New from B&H or somewhere like that?

AdamC
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 04:01
Any Sydney siders want to try this :D
http://www.wired.com/video/street-portrait-photo-how-to/27609165001
First saw it on aust. strobist group on flickr. I really like the simplicity of this approach.

Man, I'd love to have the guts to do that. I always feel so embarassed pointing a camera at strangers.

AdamC
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 04:06
Slowmo video of shutter firing on a 5D:

http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/8945351_aVDzo#594124511_2CUHh-A-LB

tangcla
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 04:18
Slowmo video of shutter firing on a 5D:

http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/8945351_aVDzo#594124511_2CUHh-A-LB
Pretty cool, but I'm disappointed. No slow-mo audio :D

S7000
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 04:20
Is there anyone from Brisbane who's close to CamerasDirect who would be willing to pick something up and post something to me?

I just went to order a second eye-cup for 12.95 and they want to whack me with $8.00 postage. What a rip off!

Edit: Paid the $8.00. I can't be that tight. :lol: But still, what happened to a $1.10 prepaid bubble back with a $1.00 stamp. :|

AdamC
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 04:29
Pretty cool, but I'm disappointed. No slow-mo audio :D

Interesting how much bounce it gets. There's also a 400D one, and you can see the shutter moves much slower, and has a lot less bounce.

fungry
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 04:42
Man, I'd love to have the guts to do that. I always feel so embarassed pointing a camera at strangers.
Yea, it seems like the biggest obstacle is yourself. Just approach them and talk them into it :). Would still be fairly awkward for them, no doubt about that.
Slowmo video of shutter firing on a 5D:

http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/8945351_aVDzo#594124511_2CUHh-A-LB
That is neat!

BOSS
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 04:44
Is there anyone from Brisbane who's close to CamerasDirect who would be willing to pick something up and post something to me?

I just went to order a second eye-cup for 12.95 and they want to whack me with $8.00 postage. What a rip off!

Edit: Paid the $8.00. I can't be that tight. :lol: But still, what happened to a $1.10 prepaid bubble back with a $1.00 stamp. :|

Employees wages for time taken to pack and post!

alexanderGARDNER
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 04:55
So my flashes and triggers have come! Very quick for what I was expecting. But guess what? We have a total amount of ZERO AA batteries in this house :lol: I have to wait until my dad gets home to have a go.

Al, the manual in the YN460 says it has an auto mode? I thought it was manual only :lol:

Edit: And when I pulled out the (fake) Stofen's that came with the flashes, my mum goes are they battery holders? :lol: I answered with a straight 'yes'.

There's 2 auto modes. One works with that optical slave thingo at the front and the other is some other auto mode that I haven't bothered to look into yet.

I don't use them so that's about as much as I can tell you!

photobitz
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 04:56
I'd like to start to say a big sorry as to how long this has taken for me to order/process this. Combined with increased work with sick workmates, and me myself falling sick, I haven't been able to order this until now.

If you have sourced your own items because you couldn't wait, I can understand that and will quite happily take the fall for that.

Anyways... rest assured that the wheels are in motion.

Any issues, let me know.

Cheers.

No worries Feng. No rush.

Interesting how much bounce it gets. There's also a 400D one, and you can see the shutter moves much slower, and has a lot less bounce.

Dang! That mirror's bouncing round like a 3 year old on a sugar high!

mickeyjuice
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 04:58
I must say I'm happy with these flashes and triggers :) Now I just need to learn to use them, find a good situation. Was it overkill buying 2 flashes for a total of 3? :lol:

Nah, I've got 4 x 550EXs :-)

The Moose
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 05:05
There's 2 auto modes. One works with that optical slave thingo at the front and the other is some other auto mode that I haven't bothered to look into yet.

I don't use them so that's about as much as I can tell you!

After I wrote that I had another look at the manual and I couldn't figure out what the second auto mode was either. The first was obvious with a bit of reading but I'm just gonna stick to manual anyway since I've got the triggers and I'll use my 430EX II on E-TTL when I actually need it.

Nah, I've got 4 x 550EXs :-)

Four? :lol: How often do you use all four of them? :p

Dad's just got home now I think, time to get out the batteries and try out the third flash. I don't have any stands or anything though :lol:

AdamC
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 05:14
Yea, it seems like the biggest obstacle is yourself. Just approach them and talk them into it :).

Easier said than done, for some. I've never been a very outgoing person. I'd be *way* outside my comfort zone doing that.

Highlight_Photography
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 05:21
Why are Managers jerks? I got told last Friday don't bother coming in next week as they don't have enough work at the moment. I just received a phone call but couldn't answer as I was on the house phone to a client. My manager left a abusive voicemail on my phone asking why turn up to work on Monday. I rang back and said they she said don't come in Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Soon as I said that I got hanged up. Now I'm writing my manager a email telling them where they can jam it seeming as I'm starting at bunnings very soon.

mickeyjuice
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 05:27
Four? :lol: How often do you use all four of them? :p


Well, not often, esp as by the weekend I won't have any PWs left and I'll be reduced to running them off the ST-E2 :-)

Run three a bit, and the other is a spare.

The Moose
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 05:34
Well, not often, esp as by the weekend I won't have any PWs left and I'll be reduced to running them off the ST-E2 :-)

Run three a bit, and the other is a spare.

That's cool. These triggers are pretty good so far. I've only used them inside and within a few metres distance but I doubt that'll change much. I really need some light stands so I can set something up to learn how to use it properly :lol:

mickeyjuice
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 05:41
That's cool. These triggers are pretty good so far. I've only used them inside and within a few metres distance but I doubt that'll change much. I really need some light stands so I can set something up to learn how to use it properly :lol:

Most people use them within a few metres so 1600ft is probably overkill :-)

You don't need lightstands, just a surface to sit them on.

The Moose
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 05:45
Most people use them within a few metres so 1600ft is probably overkill :-)

You don't need lightstands, just a surface to sit them on.

Who said anything about 1600ft? :p That's heaps!

Not many surfaces in this house at the moment :lol: Both living rooms are taken and my room actually has very little in the way of a flat surface at a good height. I can't afford any light stands now anyway, I just spent all my money on the flashes and triggers themselves!

DAdeGroot
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 05:48
Slowmo video of shutter firing on a 5D:

http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/8945351_aVDzo#594124511_2CUHh-A-LB

Any wonder the mirror falls out on them then ? ;-)

The Moose
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 06:00
I don't know what to do... two of my sister's friends have seen the photos I've taken of her and my nephew and they wanted to know if I'd shoot them (paid). One wants photos of her and her boyfriend, the other of her and her twins. I've got little experience in people photography and I'd be a bit awkward. The money would be good and my sister understands where I'm coming from... Should I have a go? I wouldn't want to overcharge for something I'm not sure of so I'd probably go down the 'shoot for free, pay for prints' route because then if I do well, the shots will be there and we'll be happy with them. If I don't do that well, they don't lose money because of my inexperience and everything... Help? :)

tangcla
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 06:02
Why are Managers jerks? I got told last Friday don't bother coming in next week as they don't have enough work at the moment. I just received a phone call but couldn't answer as I was on the house phone to a client. My manager left a abusive voicemail on my phone asking why turn up to work on Monday. I rang back and said they she said don't come in Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Soon as I said that I got hanged up. Now I'm writing my manager a email telling them where they can jam it seeming as I'm starting at bunnings very soon.
That sucks dude - abusive voicemail, how abusive do you mean?

Where is this place of employment?

alexanderGARDNER
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 06:05
I don't know what to do... two of my sister's friends have seen the photos I've taken of her and my nephew and they wanted to know if I'd shoot them (paid). One wants photos of her and her boyfriend, the other of her and her twins. I've got little experience in people photography and I'd be a bit awkward. The money would be good and my sister understands where I'm coming from... Should I have a go? I wouldn't want to overcharge for something I'm not sure of so I'd probably go down the 'shoot for free, pay for prints' route because then if I do well, the shots will be there and we'll be happy with them. If I don't do that well, they don't lose money because of my inexperience and everything... Help? :)

When will you be ready to shoot paid portraits?
I say just do it and charge them for the cost of 2 prints with say an extra $50 for your time or you can just go commando and do it for the experience....if you don't yet have the confidence to charge. ;)

AdamC
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 06:11
Any wonder the mirror falls out on them then ? ;-)

I'd love to see that in slowmo!

The Moose
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 06:12
When will you be ready to shoot paid portraits?
I say just do it and charge them for the cost of 2 prints with say an extra $50 for your time or you can just go commando and do it for the experience....if you don't yet have the confidence to charge. ;)

I'm not sure :lol: It's not really what I want to shoot, I mean, portraits interest just about every photographer but I haven't been that interested in it yet. I think your idea is a good one. I feel I can get good results, it's just the lack of experience is making me less confident about it. Also if I get recommendations I don't want the 'these people told me you shot them for free, I want that!' so if I at least charge a little, I'm not stuffing myself up or anything.

I also want to wait and see what I can learn with these flashes. If I can get someone to pose for me (more than likely myself :lol:) I could try out some different set ups and I might be able to use them if/when I take up a shoot.

alexanderGARDNER
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 06:17
I'm not sure :lol: It's not really what I want to shoot, I mean, portraits interest just about every photographer but I haven't been that interested in it yet. I think your idea is a good one. I feel I can get good results, it's just the lack of experience is making me less confident about it. Also if I get recommendations I don't want the 'these people told me you shot them for free, I want that!' so if I at least charge a little, I'm not stuffing myself up or anything.

I also want to wait and see what I can learn with these flashes. If I can get someone to pose for me (more than likely myself :lol:) I could try out some different set ups and I might be able to use them if/when I take up a shoot.

You can do free however you follow up, "Yes, I'll do it for free." with "However this is an offer only open to you for this shoot so if you recommend me I'll have to charge them."

We should get together for a practice shoot one weekend. I'm in Cranbourne and work in North Melbourne.

mickeyjuice
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 06:20
I don't know what to do... two of my sister's friends have seen the photos I've taken of her and my nephew and they wanted to know if I'd shoot them (paid). One wants photos of her and her boyfriend, the other of her and her twins. I've got little experience in people photography and I'd be a bit awkward. The money would be good and my sister understands where I'm coming from... Should I have a go? I wouldn't want to overcharge for something I'm not sure of so I'd probably go down the 'shoot for free, pay for prints' route because then if I do well, the shots will be there and we'll be happy with them. If I don't do that well, they don't lose money because of my inexperience and everything... Help? :)

Do it, for sure. Won't hurt you to shoot it for free, or charge them, then give it back it you're crap :-)

The Moose
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 06:29
You can do free however you follow up, "Yes, I'll do it for free." with "However this is an offer only open to you for this shoot so if you recommend me I'll have to charge them."

We should get together for a practice shoot one weekend. I'm in Cranbourne and work in North Melbourne.

That's true :lol: I'm not thinking right at the moment. Trying to do accounting homework at the same time as being on here... It's not good.

It sounds good but 1. I'm all the way over the other side of the bay and 2. I don't have my P's and my parents are always busy on the weekends. Hopefully I can get to a group meet next month if I don't force myself to study too hard :lol:

Do it, for sure. Won't hurt you to shoot it for free, or charge them, then give it back it you're crap :-)

:lol: That's what I was worried about, and why I thought it'd be easier to go for the pay for prints thing.

AdamC
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 06:32
I don't know what to do... two of my sister's friends have seen the photos I've taken of her and my nephew and they wanted to know if I'd shoot them (paid). One wants photos of her and her boyfriend, the other of her and her twins. I've got little experience in people photography and I'd be a bit awkward. The money would be good and my sister understands where I'm coming from... Should I have a go? I wouldn't want to overcharge for something I'm not sure of so I'd probably go down the 'shoot for free, pay for prints' route because then if I do well, the shots will be there and we'll be happy with them. If I don't do that well, they don't lose money because of my inexperience and everything... Help? :)

Definitely give it a go. The 'shoot for free, pay for prints' might be a good way to go if you're unsure of the result. A work friend recently asked me if I'd do a paid family shoot for her, and I just said she could pay me after she saw the photos if she still thought they were worth paying for :)

The Moose
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 06:34
Definitely give it a go. The 'shoot for free, pay for prints' might be a good way to go if you're unsure of the result. A work friend recently asked me if I'd do a paid family shoot for her, and I just said she could pay me after she saw the photos if she still thought they were worth paying for :)

That's exactly my thinking! Minus the definitely give it a go part, I wasn't so sure when my sister first told me but I am now :) Thanks everyone.

Backflipboy
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 06:39
Any Sydney siders want to try this :D
http://www.wired.com/video/street-portrait-photo-how-to/27609165001
First saw it on aust. strobist group on flickr. I really like the simplicity of this approach.
An interesting idea that could be done just about anywhere you could hang a large sheet of paper. Seems the only things that would hold a person back would be the confidence to approach random strangers, finding a place that provides the right even lighting and not running afoul of the local authorities.

Backflipboy
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 06:42
I don't know what to do... two of my sister's friends have seen the photos I've taken of her and my nephew and they wanted to know if I'd shoot them (paid). One wants photos of her and her boyfriend, the other of her and her twins. I've got little experience in people photography and I'd be a bit awkward. The money would be good and my sister understands where I'm coming from... Should I have a go? I wouldn't want to overcharge for something I'm not sure of so I'd probably go down the 'shoot for free, pay for prints' route because then if I do well, the shots will be there and we'll be happy with them. If I don't do that well, they don't lose money because of my inexperience and everything... Help? :)
No guts, no glory. Portraiture may not particularly interest you right now, but there is a good opportunity to get in some education. Either charge them a token amount of money or offer to do it for free if you feel you aren't good enough to charge them a realistic price. If they decide they like what you have done and want you to do prints, then charge them for that.

Good luck.

NicD
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 07:14
Photo's are finally edited :D

although i was a bit lazy towards the end, just wanted to get them done.

It wasn't a paid gig so I'm not to fussed about it.

Feel free to take a look here. (http://www.ndavphotography.com/gallery/8973586_prduz#596387668_pd2nB)

otherwise ill have a thread up soon.

JustinLawrence
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 07:20
OK wish me luck..Just ordered a 16-35F2.8 for $1300.00 posted from the US just hope i don't get slugged with 10% either way it's still a good deal even if i cop an extra $130.00....

Is the 10% a certainty i do i just have to be lucky ?
I've never got away without paying the 10% :(
Is it the Mk1 or MK2?

Man, I'd love to have the guts to do that. I always feel so embarassed pointing a camera at strangers.
SAme here, maybe if i was drunk i could do it, but then my photography would suck, damn catch 22.

Photo's are finally edited :D

although i was a bit lazy towards the end, just wanted to get them done.

It wasn't a paid gig so I'm not to fussed about it.

Feel free to take a look here. (http://www.ndavphotography.com/gallery/8973586_prduz#596387668_pd2nB)

otherwise ill have a thread up soon.
Haha some random shots there mate. some have really good light/shadow contrast, i like those ones the best.

NicD
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 07:28
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?p=8317218#post8317218

New Thread here with them all there. Feel free to comment :D

Ps. 1000th Post :D:D

The Moose
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 07:28
No guts, no glory. Portraiture may not particularly interest you right now, but there is a good opportunity to get in some education. Either charge them a token amount of money or offer to do it for free if you feel you aren't good enough to charge them a realistic price. If they decide they like what you have done and want you to do prints, then charge them for that.

Good luck.

Thanks :) As I said, I'll try and get some practice with my new off camera flash kit and see if I can implement that, hopefully it'll improve my results with the added variety.

Photo's are finally edited :D

although i was a bit lazy towards the end, just wanted to get them done.

It wasn't a paid gig so I'm not to fussed about it.

Feel free to take a look here. (http://www.ndavphotography.com/gallery/8973586_prduz#596387668_pd2nB)

otherwise ill have a thread up soon.

I haven't had any studio experience but they're great for your first go, I think. A few blown highlights and (nitpicking) the ground is dirty, not sure what from though. Nice!

Edit: The softboxes I bought with my flashes/triggers for $6 are at ImageMelbourne for $10 if anyone can tell me if they're actually useful or useless ;) Same brand and everything... just $4 more expensive. I haven't had a proper go with them obviously so I'm not really sure if they're any good.

They're pretty small: http://imagemelbourne.com.au/store//catalog/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=177&osCsid=b611054890244d6daddb755ad90c8d9b

NicD
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 07:29
Haha some random shots there mate. some have really good light/shadow contrast, i like those ones the best.

Random is good though!

It was just a very fun day that i got to experiment on alot.

It felt so natural though, felt like it was my studio and all....even though it wasnt lol

NicD
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 07:30
I haven't had any studio experience but they're great for your first go, I think. A few blown highlights and (nitpicking) the ground is dirty, not sure what from though. Nice!

Yeah the studio floor is dirty because some of the paint has been peeled off and they haven't painted it since i did it three/four weeks ago.

Not a lot i can do about that unfortunately.

The Moose
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 07:36
Yeah the studio floor is dirty because some of the paint has been peeled off and they haven't painted it since i did it three/four weeks ago.

Not a lot i can do about that unfortunately.

Ah, that wasn't even close to what I thought it was :lol: That's alright. I was only nitpicking anyway :p Good job. Will you get another chance at the studio soon?

NicD
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 07:38
Ah, that wasn't even close to what I thought it was :lol: That's alright. I was only nitpicking anyway :p Good job. Will you get another chance at the studio soon?

Unfortuently i probably won't get another chance in that studio any time soon.

Because i borrowed it free of charge i don't want to ask them to often, i feel rude if i ask to often.

Hopefully i will be able to use it again in the future, just probably not for abit :(

The Moose
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 07:46
Unfortuently i probably won't get another chance in that studio any time soon.

Because i borrowed it free of charge i don't want to ask them to often, i feel rude if i ask to often.

Hopefully i will be able to use it again in the future, just probably not for abit :(

Yeah, they are a business so even if you're good with them they need to make their money. I think the only local studio around here, or the only one I know of, is closing because I saw a for lease sign on the door that leads to the stairs that you walk up to go to the studio.

His photos were very average though so it was probably inevitable...

NicD
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 07:49
Yeah, they are a business so even if you're good with them they need to make their money. I think the only local studio around here, or the only one I know of, is closing because I saw a for lease sign on the door that leads to the stairs that you walk up to go to the studio.

His photos were very average though so it was probably inevitable...

Yeah that's exactly right while i made sure i had a time that they didnt have anything booked i would still feel bad for them letting me use it so often free of charge.

fungry
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 07:54
Tonight's tax. Me, by me.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2498/3741993395_e756e651c2_o.jpg

NicD
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 07:59
Tonight's tax. Me, by me.


Nice work ed.

But (yes there is always a but ;))

I find the shadow of your glasses over your eye a bit distracting.

Other then that the lighting is really nicely done!

fungry
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 08:20
Nice work ed.

But (yes there is always a but ;))

I find the shadow of your glasses over your eye a bit distracting.

Other then that the lighting is really nicely done!
Always something huh :).. yea, maybe next time without the glasses. Plus my frames protrude quite a bit as well.. excuses.

photobitz
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 08:33
I didn't even notice the shadow... even with the pointed out to me I still don't find it distracting.

Highlight_Photography
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 09:27
That sucks dude - abusive voicemail, how abusive do you mean?

Where is this place of employment?
Abusive as in yelling at the top of their voice. Saying negitive things about my work. Threatening to not pay me etc.

photobitz
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 10:04
Abusive as in yelling at the top of their voice. Saying negitive things about my work. Threatening to not pay me etc.

And you've got a recording of it? :twisted:

Put a rebuttal on youtube :lol:

Backflipboy
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 15:26
Always something huh :).. yea, maybe next time without the glasses. Plus my frames protrude quite a bit as well.. excuses.
I noticed the shadow but I don't find it too distracting. In a way, it looks a little like an extension of the eye itself.

I'd write more, but now I have to get ready for work.

mickeyjuice
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 15:49
His photos were very average though so it was probably inevitable...
No, that's NO indicator of business success.

I find the shadow of your glasses over your eye a bit distracting.


Don't mind that at all. That's what happens when ppl wear glasses.

JustinLawrence
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 18:29
Tonight's tax. Me, by me.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2498/3741993395_e756e651c2_o.jpg

Now you should convert to black and white and use it as your avatar :lol:

SeanDudding
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 19:01
OK wish me luck..Just ordered a 16-35F2.8 for $1300.00 posted from the US just hope i don't get slugged with 10% either way it's still a good deal even if i cop an extra $130.00....

Is the 10% a certainty i do i just have to be lucky ?

Great lens enjoy. I bought a 17-40 over the weekend, just need a 135 F2 now.

alexanderGARDNER
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 19:16
No, that's NO indicator of business success.




He's correct. You don't need great photos to sell. What we qualify as a great photo is not what sells on a regular basis. Cliche sells.

Sales people sell, engineers and artists do not.

S7000
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 22:56
Quiet here today...

I could never be a TV tech. I've spent all morning trying to sort out our TAB TV's and it's killing me. I'm almost there though. :lol:

photobitz
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 23:16
Quiet here today...

I could never be a TV tech. I've spent all morning trying to sort out our TAB TV's and it's killing me. I'm almost there though. :lol:

Sounds like they need a little "percussive maintenance" ;)

JustinLawrence
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 23:31
Dan, i got you filter boxed up, hopefully get in to Post office today... hopefully :)

S7000
21st of July 2009 (Tue), 23:51
Sounds like they need a little "percussive maintenance" ;)

I'm sure that'll relieve the annoyance factor. However the real cure is C4. ;) And before you ask, yes, the whole building...:lol:

BOSS
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 01:42
I'm sure that'll relieve the annoyance factor. However the real cure is C4. ;) And before you ask, yes, the whole building...:lol:

I'd like to see a photo of that!

photobitz
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 01:44
Dan, i got you filter boxed up, hopefully get in to Post office today... hopefully :)

I thought you said ASAP? lol j/k. No rush.
Do those filters have front threads?

I'm sure that'll relieve the annoyance factor. However the real cure is C4. ;) And before you ask, yes, the whole building...:lol:

If it's worth destroying, it's worth destroying with napalm.

The Moose
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 03:12
First shot from last night (after a few tries at power levels and positioning...):
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3442/3744909775_c1461c818e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/glenn-v/3744909775/)

One from tonight:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2499/3745716630_70cd5cf431.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/glenn-v/3745716630/)

And two more: http://www.flickr.com/photos/glenn-v/3744919577/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/glenn-v/3744919529/

Not very good or exciting but I'll get better :lol:

JustinLawrence
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 03:12
I thought you said ASAP? lol j/k. No rush.
Do those filters have front threads?


Got it in post, just before they shut, phew. Yes they have front threads, perfect for double stacking 8)

S7000
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 03:24
I'd like to see a photo of that!

Same. There's a development proposal going through the works right now, so hopefully when it does come down they'll let us blow it up. :lol:


If it's worth destroying, it's worth destroying with napalm.

I made napalm once, good ole petrol and polystyrene. :D

deletedpenguin
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 04:20
Hi all.

Can anyone recommend a shop I can take my camera into to have the sensor cleaned? I've got quite a few dust specks and while my Rocket Blower got a few out, it's still pretty bad.

S7000
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 04:44
Hi all.

Can anyone recommend a shop I can take my camera into to have the sensor cleaned? I've got quite a few dust specks and while my Rocket Blower got a few out, it's still pretty bad.

Honestly, it's a very easy process, and you can do it yourself. Copperhill website will give you all the info you need, and has tutorial videos to show you how to do it.

JustinLawrence
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 04:51
Honestly, it's a very easy process, and you can do it yourself. Copperhill website will give you all the info you need, and has tutorial videos to show you how to do it.

+1 for DIY, sensor swabs ftw!

deletedpenguin
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 04:51
Honestly, it's a very easy process, and you can do it yourself. Copperhill website will give you all the info you need, and has tutorial videos to show you how to do it.

I saw that site, but I'm clumsy and am pretty worried I'd screw something up. I have problems walking around stationary walls. :p

S7000
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 04:59
I saw that site, but I'm clumsy and am pretty worried I'd screw something up. I have problems walking around stationary walls. :p

It's seriously easy. Once you lock your sensor up you basically stick the spoony pad thing in and wipe. It's probably easier than writing. :p

yabbie
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 05:04
I'd like to start to say a big sorry as to how long this has taken for me to order/process this. Combined with increased work with sick workmates, and me myself falling sick, I haven't been able to order this until now.

If you have sourced your own items because you couldn't wait, I can understand that and will quite happily take the fall for that.

Anyways... rest assured that the wheels are in motion.

Any issues, let me know.

Cheers.

Yay!
Talk about getting sick, people are dropping like flies at work.

mickeyjuice
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 05:05
Hi all.

Can anyone recommend a shop I can take my camera into to have the sensor cleaned? I've got quite a few dust specks and while my Rocket Blower got a few out, it's still pretty bad.

+1 do it yourself. EASY EASY EASY.

yabbie
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 05:07
I saw that site, but I'm clumsy and am pretty worried I'd screw something up. I have problems walking around stationary walls. :p

I don't know, people say it's easy, but I think I spotted my 5D I with wet cleaning. I'll be taking my 5DII to a shop to clean when it can't be blown and brushed clean. 400D is easy though.

Backflipboy
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 06:40
Moderately interesting article from the Sydney Daily Telegraph website tonight:

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/fujifilm-unveils-3d-digital-camera/story-e6freuyi-1225753446238

Obviously no images to prove the technology, but certainly an interesting development.

AndrewOz
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 06:42
Tonight I tried to capture this small candle using a very shallow DOF (F1.4) and manually focussing on the wick/flame. Both shots were hand held. First one has direct but softened flash. Second one I put my hand betwen the flash and the subject to remove the direct light.
Comments and criticism welcome. Thanks

http://www.4wdlinks.com.au/albums/andrew/fl6.jpg

http://www.4wdlinks.com.au/albums/andrew/fl5.jpg

photobitz
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 06:44
Try a CPL to remove the reflections?

The Moose
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 06:54
Moderately interesting article from the Sydney Daily Telegraph website tonight:

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/fujifilm-unveils-3d-digital-camera/story-e6freuyi-1225753446238

Obviously no images to prove the technology, but certainly an interesting development.

Just had a look at it on the Fuji website: http://www.fujifilm.com/products/3d/camera/finepix_real3dw1/

It seems like such a lie just to boost sales.

JustinLawrence
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 07:33
2nd one is far better IMO Andrew, maybe even less flash power would look better, all you really need is the outline of the lantern. Also if you have any CTO gels i think the colour temps could be closer matched and give the photo a nice warm feel more like tungsten lighting.

Backflipboy
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 07:47
Tonight I tried to capture this small candle using a very shallow DOF (F1.4) and manually focussing on the wick/flame. Both shots were hand held. First one has direct but softened flash. Second one I put my hand betwen the flash and the subject to remove the direct light.
Comments and criticism welcome. Thanks
Personally, I don't see any issue with the reflection - if you were to view the lantern with the naked eye, the reflections would be there and you wouldn't think anything of them. Unfortunately it seems that the camera tends to make them look more imposing.

I would also think that you maybe should have taken the second image at the same angle etc as the first to make a fairer comparison.

ANGUS
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 07:59
Anyone in Sydney have a dremel tool with cutting disk (Need to cut a few bolts (Very small diameter) i could borrow for a day (either friday or saturday this week) i can leave lens or camera as collateral.

Thanks

Backflipboy
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 08:28
Anyone in Sydney have a dremel tool with cutting disk (Need to cut a few bolts (Very small diameter) i could borrow for a day (either friday or saturday this week) i can leave lens or camera as collateral.

Thanks
Hmm, 3 years too late son - got a time machine?

ANGUS
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 08:31
Hmm, 3 years too late son - got a time machine?

No :(

AdamC
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 08:41
So... Don't suppose anyone's selling a 17-40?

fungry
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 17:50
So... Don't suppose anyone's selling a 17-40?
Not at the moment ;)

JustinLawrence
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 17:59
So... Don't suppose anyone's selling a 17-40?

Theres 3 of them in the FS forum, they're all US only tho. bloody emerecans!

coalcliff
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 18:42
I saw that site, but I'm clumsy and am pretty worried I'd screw something up. I have problems walking around stationary walls. :p

There is an old camera repair centre upstairs in a building in the city where my lady occasionally dances ata dance studio. When I mean old camera repair centre, its just an old looking shop/office, they do do digital!
i asked them one day when we were there and they said they only wet clean as a last resort, about $70 to clean.

Here is their website

http://www.cameraservicecentre.powerup.com.au/

coalcliff
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 18:43
So... Don't suppose anyone's selling a 17-40?

I'll sell mine for say.....$1,400.....heheheheheehe:D

Souwalker
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 22:01
Hi All

Not sure if I can post this here but I am wondering if anyone here thinking of selling their calibration tool. I'm looking for either the Spyder 3 Pro or the iOne Display2.

I put a WTB thread but would prefer to find one in Sydney or Australia. I normally don't print but last month was my youngest daughter's 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation and my unclaibrated monitor gave me a heart-attack:( Too dark when I got it back from the lab!!

I found a calibrating service in Artarmon but he charges $198!!! To buy them new is around $300+ for a good one. Why so expensive? There is a cheaper Spyder 2 Express version but I understand it has limitations.

Alternatively, someone willing to lend?:oops::o Won't know until I ask. I know calibration must be done every few months or so but I understand some better LCD monitor will hold the settings and dont shift for a longer period which will gve me enough time to put some funds together. Feed my kids or calibration tool...tough choice:D

Best Rgds
Patrick

fungry
22nd of July 2009 (Wed), 22:15
Now that you mention that, I reckon all the Sydney people should chip into one and we all share :D Rotate the Spyder so we all stay calibrated ;)