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Nov 20, 2011 19:09 |  #61

i just bought a flash for my 60D. i rarely use flash, but i figured i should learn just in case the need arises one day.

i actually find drinks can sometimes make my shots a little better...lol



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Nov 20, 2011 20:23 |  #62

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i just bought a flash for my 60D. i rarely use flash, but i figured i should learn just in case the need arises one day.

i actually find drinks can sometimes make my shots a little better...lol

Heh!

A good flash is a powerful tool! Those "snapshots" above are good illustrations of why I made sure that an external flash was an early part of my DSLR-related purchases! Whether you keep an external flash on your hotshoe or use it off-camera, there is no substitution for the ability to modify your flash in one way or another to avoid the bright/hot look, not to mention the red-eyes, that come from using a built-in flash. Of course, cameras with Flash Exposure Compensation have at least that to help, and you can also do little "tricks" to soften the light a bit, but I don't believe my early digicams had FEC, and I was too new to things to know any diffusing techniques.


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Nov 20, 2011 21:55 |  #63

the 60D has the built-in wireless flash control, which should be helpful for those off-shoe moments. i've never really used a flash, and i imagine i should find a book or 3 to read up on it, while gleaning all the info i can from here. i'm learning photography is constant learning.



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Nov 21, 2011 07:19 |  #64

I'll end my voyage or early digital with something not so early. But in 2006, I sold my S400 and bought a Canon SD700 IS. I took it on our honeymoon, a Mediterranean cruise. This trip is what prompted me to get into DSLR's. A year later I got my 40D and the rest, as they say, is history. But that little SD700 IS got some great shots! And I got stopped by so many other people on our cruise asking about the camera. The power up time on it was very impressive. If I saw something while we were on a bus or something, I could pull it out, hit power and take a shot in 1 or 2 seconds. I probably would have made a nice dent in that 40D if Canon had given me a referral fee for all the cameras I sold on that trip!

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Nov 21, 2011 07:30 |  #65

Nice ones, Randy!


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Nov 26, 2011 16:54 |  #66

Here is another one, same Germany trip. Date on the file is Nov 10, 2002 using a Kodak DX3600. My wife always loved this shot. Here is STEVES DIGICAM'S REVIEW (external link)of that camera!

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Nov 27, 2011 20:15 |  #67

I think I had an old canon, but back in 2004 when I got on flickr, I was shooting with my Razr flip phone, I was so ahead of my time :)

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Then I am upgraded to some sort of Olympus (Olympus X400,D580Z,C460Z ?) which it appears I got for a trip to Australia in 2005.

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Nov 28, 2011 23:08 |  #68

Heh! Brandy, that dog shot is cool! But that Razr phone shot...:)?


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Nov 28, 2011 23:30 |  #69

You know, this thread has helped to spur me along in my project to get all my old photos organized in my LR1 catalog and then exported/imported into LR3. I've made it up to '07 so far.

One of the things that has come up brings both a chuckle and a wince, and that was my early efforts to photograph birds in flight, using the Canon PowerShot S3 IS. It was a nice compact camera, but man, it sucked dealing with shutter lag and such!

Even after I got my 30D in late '06, I still tried to work with that S3IS! In early '07 I had it at the Oregon Coast, where there were gulls, and the S3IS had a "superzoom" that was like putting a 300mm lens on the 30D, but the struggles never ceased! A few came out "OK", although I had to do a lot of cropping:

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But so many turned out crappy:

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It was always a roll of the dice!

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Fortunately in early '07 I was learning to use the 30D, but even then with BIFs a 100% crop was typical:

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The crazy thing is, I still haven't gotten into it enough to have a handle on it!

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Nov 29, 2011 05:59 |  #70

Brandy, what kind of dog is that? Looks like one of my golden doodles.


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