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Want to take my own photos instead of hiring someone - How complicated?

 
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Jun 12, 2018 22:18 as a reply to  @ post 18644239 |  #46

The Yongnuo 50mm clone wasn't good, nor was the 2x TC, so I would stay away. :)


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Jun 13, 2018 07:53 |  #47

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The Yongnuo 50mm clone wasn't good, nor was the 2x TC, so I would stay away. :)


Ok thanks guys then I will go get Canon lens as you suggested (EF 85mm f/1.8 USM) and (EF 50mm f/1.4 USM)

In the past few days I understood how ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed works together, now I want to experiment with the real thing and then find out it's not as easy as I thought :lol: :lol:

But will be fine :D




  
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Jun 13, 2018 23:23 |  #48

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Hi guys,

I'm starting my own fitness clothing line, here in my country it costs between 350-500$ for an hour to hire someone to take pictures outdoors which is over my budget.

I was thinking to learn it my self, I did read few articles and believe it's something possible to learn in few weeks with tranning.

My sister is a fitness model and she's the one who's modeling for my business so I also save a lot here, but my question is :

Does it possible to learn to take this kind of quality pictures in few weeks ?

https://www.instagram.​com/p/Bj0D_e5hCfb/ (external link)

https://www.instagram.​com/p/BikTCrbHMwp/ (external link)

https://www.instagram.​com/p/BjclMZMBkpw/ (external link)

If so, what canon should I be getting? My Budget is anywhere from 1000$ - 1500$, I rather buy something good to get those pictures.

And one last question is, how do they get the blurry effect? as I understood the Aperture has to be low as possible? around F\2.8?


I really appreciate any kind of help! thank you so much.

That's Instagram. I can't tell from those links if those are "quality". They could be garbage or very good. But that size won't show whether a photo is good quality. The composition is a different story.

If you can get a handle on some basics and buy a timer that triggers a bunch of shots in a row, you may be able to get a few keepers out of a bunch. The problem with self portraits like that, is composing a pose and scenery together.

Anyhow, it's not impossible, but it may not happen in the near future.


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Jun 14, 2018 03:44 as a reply to  @ mdvaden's post |  #49

1. The pictures are for an online catalog, they don't have to be large, they simply have to depict the product.
2. The pictures won't be selfies, a sibling is taking a picture of their sister.


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Jun 21, 2018 22:31 |  #50

I think the consensus is a 6D with a Canon 85 f/1.8 along with some 50mm variant. Personally, I’d go with the much cheaper 50 f/1.8 STM. The f/1.4 is said to have autofocus issues, though I won’t mind being corrected.


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Jun 21, 2018 22:56 |  #51

I think for this type of photography f1.4 is way too shallow. I dont really see why 50mm is recommended except that its cheap. I would rather have a 24-70mm or maybe even a 24-105. But im just thinking aloud. Theres a reason why we have so many lens choices


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Jun 22, 2018 03:50 as a reply to  @ elitejp's post |  #52

I would want a faster lens than f2. 8 because a) it affords me more creativity with DOF should I need it and b) a good lens stopped down 2 stops could be sharper than some other good lens wide open at nearly the same DOF and as noted c) there seems to be a budget defined.


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Jun 22, 2018 14:51 |  #53

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I would want a faster lens than f2. 8 because a) it affords me more creativity with DOF should I need it and b) a good lens stopped down 2 stops could be sharper than some other good lens wide open at nearly the same DOF and as noted c) there seems to be a budget defined.


Hi guys, after reading you latest comments I'm not sure if I bought the right one or it's fine,

I already bought the 85mm lens, is that a problem?

https://www.ebay.com …9db3b3:g:BvQAAO​Sw9V5bCPtW (external link)


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Jun 22, 2018 15:06 |  #54

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Hi guys, after reading you latest comments I'm not sure if I bought the right one or it's fine,

I already bought the 85mm lens, is that a problem?

https://www.ebay.com …9db3b3:g:BvQAAO​Sw9V5bCPtW (external link)

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Well, that's $50 more that the retail price here in the States... not sure where you are.


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Jun 22, 2018 18:25 |  #55

danielx111 wrote in post #18649539 (external link)
Hi guys, after reading you latest comments I'm not sure if I bought the right one or it's fine,

I already bought the 85mm lens, is that a problem?

https://www.ebay.com …9db3b3:g:BvQAAO​Sw9V5bCPtW (external link)

Thanks


for use with the 6d , yes that is a good lens for your intended use


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Jun 23, 2018 18:40 |  #56

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for use with the 6d , yes that is a good lens for your intended use

Alright great, thanks a lot

@Phoenixkh - I'm located in Israel, cheapest I could find was 535$




  
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Jun 23, 2018 20:41 |  #57

Just a reminder but buying used is highly recommended


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