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Postby walnutroof on Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:21 pm

hello to all melbournians. just starting to learn photography, i m from melton west, VIC. at the moment I have invested canon mount lenses, and canon bodies (40D gripped + 450D)
I would like to learn more about studio portrait and wedding photography. But at the moment I am learning how to understaning lighting and composition. I hope to get some tips from you guys.
Canon bodies, 70-200mm f2.8 IS USM, 24-70mm f2.8, Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di, Sigma 10-20mm, 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS, 50mm f1.8, 580EXII + Sunpak flash, PocketWizard Plus II X2, SHERPA 600R tripod, simple studio setup
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Re: New Comer

Postby aim54x on Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:58 pm

Welcome to the forum walnutroof!!

First of all, can you please add your location (suburb, city) into your profile as it is a requirement of your membership.

I just wanted to say that you have come to the right place to get any questions answered and to learn tips and tricks to help you equip yourself with the skills to take good photos, whatever your aims are. We are a very happy to help so feel free to ask questions.

Not many people buy more than one SLR initially, you have purchased two, congratulations! Can I ask which lenses did you buy?

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Re: New Comer

Postby walnutroof on Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:11 pm

aim54x wrote:Welcome to the forum walnutroof!!

First of all, can you please add your location (suburb, city) into your profile as it is a requirement of your membership.

I just wanted to say that you have come to the right place to get any questions answered and to learn tips and tricks to help you equip yourself with the skills to take good photos, whatever your aims are. We are a very happy to help so feel free to ask questions.

Not many people buy more than one SLR initially, you have purchased two, congratulations! Can I ask which lenses did you buy?

Cheers

I've purchased 70-200mm f2.8 IS USM, tamron 28-75mm 2.8 Di , 50mm f1.8 mkII, 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS, 580exII all purchased from PHOTOBUFF. exept the tamron 28-75mm 2,8 Di (TEDS camera Melb City)
Canon bodies, 70-200mm f2.8 IS USM, 24-70mm f2.8, Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di, Sigma 10-20mm, 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS, 50mm f1.8, 580EXII + Sunpak flash, PocketWizard Plus II X2, SHERPA 600R tripod, simple studio setup
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Re: New Comer

Postby aim54x on Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:22 pm

walnutroof wrote:I've purchased 70-200mm f2.8 IS USM, tamron 28-75mm 2.8 Di , 50mm f1.8 mkII, 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS, 580exII all purchased from PHOTOBUFF. exept the tamron 28-75mm 2,8 Di (TEDS camera Melb City)


Thanks for fixing that admin issue quickly (better do it now than have a moderator ask) :up:

You have spent some serious money!! Good choices on the 70-200mm 2.8L IS, 50mm 1.8 and 28-75mm 2.8! The 18-55 IS will be useful for the 450D, but not my first choice of lens. Now that we all know that you have the good gear we are expecting good results. I'd almost say that you may have bitten off a little too much.

If you want to fast track composition and lighting can I recommend you weld that 50mm f/1.8 to one of your cameras for a few weeks and use that EXCLUSIVELY, best if shooting black and white, without flash. This will force you to move to compose and play with differing lighting conditions to create interesting shots. Play with shadows, patterns, and depth of field.

Just a thought, I did that with when I first got my D300 (due to a lack of lenses after selling almost my complete kit to finance my D300) and I found the experience very rewarding. I'll post some photos and link them later
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Re: New Comer

Postby aim54x on Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:34 pm

I just posted those early pics. Here is that link:

http://dslrusers.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=34394
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Re: New Comer

Postby walnutroof on Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:41 pm

aim54x wrote:
walnutroof wrote:I've purchased 70-200mm f2.8 IS USM, tamron 28-75mm 2.8 Di , 50mm f1.8 mkII, 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS, 580exII all purchased from PHOTOBUFF. exept the tamron 28-75mm 2,8 Di (TEDS camera Melb City)


Thanks for fixing that admin issue quickly (better do it now than have a moderator ask) :up:

You have spent some serious money!! Good choices on the 70-200mm 2.8L IS, 50mm 1.8 and 28-75mm 2.8! The 18-55 IS will be useful for the 450D, but not my first choice of lens. Now that we all know that you have the good gear we are expecting good results. I'd almost say that you may have bitten off a little too much.

If you want to fast track composition and lighting can I recommend you weld that 50mm f/1.8 to one of your cameras for a few weeks and use that EXCLUSIVELY, best if shooting black and white, without flash. This will force you to move to compose and play with differing lighting conditions to create interesting shots. Play with shadows, patterns, and depth of field.

The canon 40D was actually secondhand $500 2 months old from a lady going overseas and I checked the actuation and it had done exactly 251 clicks (maybe) only from Ebay and the lady was just next to my suburb in Caroline Springs and the Canon 450D kit was a gift by my wife. It was really scary spending this money but my wife had nothing against with it.

Just a thought, I did that with when I first got my D300 (due to a lack of lenses after selling almost my complete kit to finance my D300) and I found the experience very rewarding. I'll post some photos and link them later
Canon bodies, 70-200mm f2.8 IS USM, 24-70mm f2.8, Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di, Sigma 10-20mm, 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS, 50mm f1.8, 580EXII + Sunpak flash, PocketWizard Plus II X2, SHERPA 600R tripod, simple studio setup
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Re: New Comer

Postby gstark on Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:26 pm

aim54x wrote:If you want to fast track composition and lighting can I recommend you weld that 50mm f/1.8 to one of your cameras for a few weeks and use that EXCLUSIVELY


Excellent advice.

Too often, we have it too easy, with cameras being acquired that contain the all-singing, all-dancing 10-1000mm do-it-all-for-you zoom lens.
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Re: New Comer

Postby aim54x on Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:40 am

gstark wrote:
aim54x wrote:If you want to fast track composition and lighting can I recommend you weld that 50mm f/1.8 to one of your cameras for a few weeks and use that EXCLUSIVELY


Excellent advice.

Too often, we have it too easy, with cameras being acquired that contain the all-singing, all-dancing 10-1000mm do-it-all-for-you zoom lens.


Thanks Gary, I was hoping I was not the only person with this opinion.
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