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Nov 26, 2008 10:46 as a reply to  @ post 6762466 |  #121

funny, I offer all of the usual buttons, mouse pads, key chains, etc.. They are all offered through the website and they never get bought! I have come to think all parents are cheap! I would bet that if I had them on hand and could make them on site then they would sell.




  
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Nov 26, 2008 10:56 |  #122

fugfuggy wrote in post #6763201 (external link)
funny, I offer all of the usual buttons, mouse pads, key chains, etc.. They are all offered through the website and they never get bought! I have come to think all parents are cheap! I would bet that if I had them on hand and could make them on site then they would sell.

I had that problem too, but when I was able to drop the price they've sold like hotcakes. The markup of my provider was too much to bear and my markup to cover my trouble made it ridiculous. $4 is a psych barrier that seems to be easy chump change.


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Nov 26, 2008 11:18 |  #123

fugfuggy wrote in post #6763201 (external link)
funny, I offer all of the usual buttons, mouse pads, key chains, etc.. They are all offered through the website and they never get bought! I have come to think all parents are cheap! I would bet that if I had them on hand and could make them on site then they would sell.

We actually ran across a button maker on a Craigslist listing and got it for like $25. That's what gave us the idea in the first place! We can print the picture right there and make the button for them. It's a cool thing to do before the session starts.


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Dec 09, 2008 18:51 as a reply to  @ sidx001's post |  #124

It's sorta getting a bit stale in here again... or maybe.... it's my breath blowing back in my face? Hmmmm....

I'm going to be shooting our favorite sport this weekend with a shiny new 50D. (I'm climbing the ladder one D at a time! I think that means the 5DII is next!!!:D) Anyone have any comments, suggestions, or complaints loosely related to the 50D and gymnastics? Really though, if someone just says anything, it would be a much needed breath of life for our little thread.

Let's get this thing going!!! I don't want to resort to threats, but you really don't want to see me be a cheerleader!!! :(

Very big man + Short Skirt + unsightly 'Hairyness' = PTSD :eek:

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Dec 09, 2008 22:49 |  #125

Here are a couple from the first meet of the year. The girls and I were both a bit rusty :)

#1 off to the vault

IMAGE: http://jeremyd.smugmug.com/photos/433859637_XWoXi-L.jpg

#2 good bar image
IMAGE: http://jeremyd.smugmug.com/photos/433859688_WzkHh-L.jpg

#3 not so good bar image
IMAGE: http://jeremyd.smugmug.com/photos/433859711_sMyU4-L.jpg

Not sure what happened on #3 but it is worlds worse than #2. Any ideas on what went wrong?


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Dec 10, 2008 08:11 |  #126

jklinksi wrote in post #6846928 (external link)
It's sorta getting a bit stale in here again... or maybe.... it's my breath blowing back in my face? Hmmmm....

I'm going to be shooting our favorite sport this weekend with a shiny new 50D. (I'm climbing the ladder one D at a time! I think that means the 5DII is next!!!:D) Anyone have any comments, suggestions, or complaints loosely related to the 50D and gymnastics? Really though, if someone just says anything, it would be a much needed breath of life for our little thread.

Let's get this thing going!!! I don't want to resort to threats, but you really don't want to see me be a cheerleader!!! :(

Very big man + Short Skirt + unsightly 'Hairyness' = PTSD :eek:

-jklinksi

I'm not sure what PTSD stands for, but I KNOW I just threw up a little in my mouth, just thinking about it!:lol:


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Dec 10, 2008 08:14 |  #127

1) Love the pan action. Nice work.
3) Looks like you focused on the beam and you have a narrow DOF so her face went out of focus because it's just out of the DOF range. I've done it.

All could use some white balance.

jdando wrote in post #6848318 (external link)
Here are a couple from the first meet of the year. The girls and I were both a bit rusty :)

I'm shooting some Level 4 state meet images this weekend. I'll see what I can do... It's my tune up for the L10 season.


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Dec 10, 2008 08:18 |  #128

Greetings all :) I'm bummed, my first meet of the year canceled on me saying that their local photog would be able to shoot it instead....<sigh>So now I have to wait a couple of weeks for the next one.


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Dec 10, 2008 18:38 |  #129

Here are two from our level six state meet a couple of weeks ago. I rented a 135L and was not happy with the results. It was just way too much lens for my XTi. I am happy that there is now a 40d under my Christmas tree waiting for Spring season to start.


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Dec 11, 2008 11:15 |  #130

bwolford wrote in post #6849992 (external link)
I'm not sure what PTSD stands for, but I KNOW I just threw up a little in my mouth, just thinking about it!:lol:

PTSD= Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. If you would have hurled outside of your mouth you would have been well on your way! https://photography-on-the.net …ages/smilies/ic​on_lol.gif It does look like our community has responded nicely to such threats! Well done all!


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Dec 11, 2008 18:25 |  #131

felixapproach wrote in post #6853879 (external link)
Here are two from our level six state meet a couple of weeks ago. I rented a 135L and was not happy with the results. It was just way too much lens for my XTi. I am happy that there is now a 40d under my Christmas tree waiting for Spring season to start.

Nice images Felix. That place must be a dungeon if you are only getting 1/125 at ISO 1600. I am still trying to figure out my settings with the 135mm, I love what the lens does outside of the gym, just need to get it nailed down in the gym.


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Dec 11, 2008 21:51 |  #132

Good looking shots, especially for iso 3200!




  
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Dec 12, 2008 08:11 |  #133

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Greetings all :) I'm bummed, my first meet of the year canceled on me saying that their local photog would be able to shoot it instead....<sigh>So now I have to wait a couple of weeks for the next one.

Is there anything precluding you from going anyway? You may not make any sales, but getting a feel for the gym and event can't hurt. Heck, if your images are better than the local guy's, send a couple to the gym...you never know what might happen.

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Dec 12, 2008 08:51 |  #134

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Is there anything precluding you from going anyway? You may not make any sales, but getting a feel for the gym and event can't hurt. Heck, if your images are better than the local guy's, send a couple to the gym...you never know what might happen.

Just a thought.

:) it's funny that you should mention that! I decided a couple of days ago that I would be going anyway. I'll pay the entrance fee etc...and shoot from the sidelines just like anyone else and see what happens. I am most definitely not out to take anything away from their photog and will make no overtures to doing so...However, competition never hurt anyone! :D


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Dec 12, 2008 09:27 |  #135

This is a great topic. I thought I had it tough being a Ballet grandpa. I used to have to shoot basketball or volleyball in those poorly lit gyms and the answer is was always: Bigger, faster lens.

A bigger lens, like a 300 or 400 gives you more distance to work with, and the opportunity for someone to walk in front of a shot, but also allows for a shallower depth-of-field so those ugly backgrounds can be thrown out of focus.

In ballet, when I can get permission to shoot, it's nearly always from the back or a balcony and I have to use a tripod and available light. Here's one of my best:


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