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Free Photography class...

Post by Wes » Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:24 pm

So, because I have been super lucky to learn from some amazing photographers over the years, and to try to give back a bit, I am going to hold a photo class at the red. Still haven't worked out the when and where, but if those that are interested can post some dates, we will try to get it scheduled, hopefully in the next 2-3 weeks.

Would mostly cover just general dslr photography, with maybe touching a little bit on climbing photography. Just solid basics of how to capture images, and then a bit on digital workflow/photoshop/etc.

So, start posting dates...
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Post by allen » Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:19 pm

I'll be in the Red all next week (UofL spring break) and I'm interested for sure.
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Post by chester » Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:24 pm

I'll be there!!!
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Post by Zookeeper » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:02 pm

chester you need to be there.
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Post by flashmaster » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:03 pm

if chester is gonna be there count me in but only to flirt

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Post by Wes » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:05 pm

flashmaster wrote:if chester is gonna be there count me in but only to flirt
Maybe you two could be the models? We could do some Black and White, but tastefully artistic images...

Or, you two can teach, and I can watch and learn...


Looks kinda like Sunday the 22nd might be the best day for me for March. Wonder if that works for people? Or maybe this Sunday or a Sunday in early April.
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Post by redpointron » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:17 am

Wes wrote:Maybe you two could be the models? We could do some Black and White, but tastefully artistic images...
this begs the question: has anyone asked piggie about modeling? word on the street was that he did some madonna-esque stuff back in illinois...

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Post by Canuck » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:32 am

Gaaahhh.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begging_the_question

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Post by redpointron » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:47 am

Canuck wrote:Gaaahhh.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begging_the_question

(Yeah, yeah. Language evolves. New meanings have been given to the phrase. Whatever. It still makes me cranky.)
you want me to read something? gaaahhhhh.

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Post by whippersnapper » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:55 pm

I'd be interested.
I took advantage of Ciruit City's woes and got my first DSLR. A Canon Rebel xti 400D.
Also, can anybody tell me if the IS (image stabilization) lens is worth the investment. The lense that came with it is a EF-S 18-55 mm. Seems ok, but I get blurry pictures indoors or in low light. Thanks.
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Post by neuroshock » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:22 pm

IMO, it depends on the lens and what you're shooting. I don't think it would make much of a difference for taking photos of people or other moving subjects (incl. trees on a breezy day) at the focal length you're using right now. By indoors or low light I'm going to assume that the available lighting is necessitating longer exposure times (for your set aperture and ISO) which is resulting in blur.

At 55mm on a crop sensor, you're at ~85mm. With good technique for a handheld shot, you're "wanting" at least 1/125th of a second (1/60th being too slow and going with full-stop adjustments). At 18mm you're "wanting" 1/30th of a second exposure.

Throw IS in there and sure, you might take photos up to 2-3 stops slower (1/15th sec at 55mm and 1/2 sec at 18mm), but unless your subject matter is very still you're going to get motion blur anyway.

Open up your aperture and/or jack up your ISO to compensate for the low-light. "Noisy" photos aren't as desirable but I'd rather have sharp and noisy than blurry and noise-free.

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Post by neuroshock » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:24 pm

Oh, and on the other hand, IS can be nice (thought it does introduce a shutter lag).

I've shot photos of a friend of mine finishing Roadside Attraction in the shade from the anchors of C Sharp with the 70-200mm and a 1.4x extender, handheld, on a crop-sensor body. The IS made a huge difference there.

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im in

Post by briceb13 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:41 pm

im in

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Post by linustgl » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:58 pm

[quote="neuroshock"]Oh, and on the other hand, IS can be nice (thought it does introduce a shutter lag).[quote]

Shutter lag? Really? On a DSLR with an IS lens, the IS causes shutter lag? I never noticed. How much, and how?

And how do you do the quote thingy? I've never tried that before.

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Post by Wes » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:18 pm

IS can be cool, but it does depend on your subject - it can't stop subject motion, just camera shake. I use it on longer lenses, but don't know how helpful it is for shorter lenses in general.

So, looks like Sunday the 22nd is the day, meet at Miguels at 3:00, and we can head somewhere else nearby to chat and shoot. Feel free to bring along a friend, etc.

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