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    Bored with eBay pictures...

    My wife and I have a photography business... we primarily shoot youth sports, but also to a variety of other things that fall into the "mobile studio" category. I was taking some eBay pictures for her tonight for a gaggle of auctions she wants to do and decided to take the typical "geek picture" of some of our photo gear. I guess you could say that this is the typical bag of gear to do youth sports...

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    I will take one of everything, to go, with a side of fries please.

    Nice stack. Wish I only had one of two of those lens...

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    hmmm, So what were you taking the photo with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrailing
    hmmm, So what were you taking the photo with?
    I said it was "some" of our equipment...

    I used a 1DM2N w/ 24-70 f/2.8, Pocket Wizards, and an Alien Bee 800 with a soft box on a boom.
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    Definately not as elaborate as Mikes I took a pic of both Trish's gear and mine last night... she had already fallen asleep and I didnt want to keep her up so I got to playin... I am going to post hers for now... and mine once our photography get-together is finished here at the house...

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    OK, where's your gear Ross?
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    oops forgot I was supposed to post too...LOL

    well aside from what you see here in this pic I also now am sporting a Mamiya M645 MF camera, and a couple lenses...

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    I see these pictures and think... If their quality dictates their success and then justifies the equipment...what would it be like to glean a couple of days of apprentice work to take my game to the next level!

    So, where can we see your work online and hear some words of wisdom?

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    Well speaking for myself (and Mike) we both are on a local site that has a photography section. You are more then welcome to join up!! The sites addy is www.northeastmoto.com ... you will have to join the message board and then scroll down to the Photography General section and click to join that section. There also is a gallery that once you are a member of NEM you can peruse.
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    oh man... makes my 20d / 17-40 / 70-200 look tiny in comparison ahh well... gotta start somewhere =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by spectrrr
    oh man... makes my 20d / 17-40 / 70-200 look tiny in comparison ahh well... gotta start somewhere =)
    A worthy kit. As I mentioned in the original post... we are doing this for a business so that is why we end up with a lot of gear. Sometimes we have 3 or 4 photographers working at the same time. With the body and lenses you have, you can cover a lot of ground.

    What kind of photography do you like to do?
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    Finishing up my last year in college right now. During the school year, I do nearly all of the sports images for the school and am the photo editor / photographer for the campus newspaper and yearbook. Outside of school, I’m working hard on building up a business in photojournalistic wedding photography, with sports on the side.

    As for what kind of photography I particularly enjoy doing, I would say Sports and Journalism. Fast paced, one-chance-at-the-shot type of events. Like, Ross, I'm a member of the NPPA and I’ll probably intern with a local newspaper over the summer. I like shooting available light whenever possible, and generally try to bump up the ISO before reaching for the flash.

    Kit also includes the “usual” smaller items and accessories – 580ex / 50mm 1.8 / 1.4x TC / BG-E2 grip / Bat. Pack for the flash

    Photography is the whole reason I ended up with a PDA phone in the first place – needed something to keep track of my schedule
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    Cool... I kind of went the other way. PDAPhones got me back into photography big time. I had faded away from it and hadn't really jumped into digital until I got heavily involved in PDAPhones and actually trying to photograph them. Its great experience shooting for the college.

    What lenses do you use for shooting sports with available light?
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    you sound dangerously like my girlfriend...except neither of us do weddings...LOL it does sound like you have a pretty decent kit... and have all your bases covered which is great... =)

    Quote Originally Posted by spectrrr
    Finishing up my last year in college right now. During the school year, I do nearly all of the sports images for the school and am the photo editor / photographer for the campus newspaper and yearbook. Outside of school, I’m working hard on building up a business in photojournalistic wedding photography, with sports on the side.

    As for what kind of photography I particularly enjoy doing, I would say Sports and Journalism. Fast paced, one-chance-at-the-shot type of events. Like, Ross, I'm a member of the NPPA and I’ll probably intern with a local newspaper over the summer. I like shooting available light whenever possible, and generally try to bump up the ISO before reaching for the flash.

    Kit also includes the “usual” smaller items and accessories – 580ex / 50mm 1.8 / 1.4x TC / BG-E2 grip / Bat. Pack for the flash

    Photography is the whole reason I ended up with a PDA phone in the first place – needed something to keep track of my schedule
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    Believe it or not, I shot most of the indoor season with a 70-200 f/4 L. never below 800 ISO, sometimes up in the 3200 range. My 50mm 1.8 was out of commission the whole season, so I only got to shoot one basketball game and one track meet with it. Hardest part about shooting at f/4 indoor seemed to be getting the AF to track accurately in the low light. Also used the 17-40 f/4 for some variety in my shots.

    Just got the 1.4x TC a few weeks ago… going to give it a few more weeks, then may consider trading it in for a 50mm f/1.4 … the 1.8 without USM is royal pain to focus manually… which I end up doing fairly regularly when there’s not enough light to quickly get a lock automatically.

    @Orgnoi1 - I'm focusing on weddings because i discovered that news doesnt pay the bills nearly as well, and i'm fortunate enough to like doing them at the moment (unlike a number of photographers i've talked to in the area)

    Shot this one handheld, 1/80 f/4 ISO 1600, lightened up in photoshop.

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    That is one phenominal shot at 1/80.
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    thanks =) .

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