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Talking about kit is tedious... ?

spaceman 14 5.3k 3 Wales
9 Mar 2011 1:55AM

Quote: they'd all rush forwards with their cameras pointing at the poor model

Oh God, they don't still do those pitiful glamour model things at photo shows do they?
Someone should tell them that it hasn't been the 1970s for 32 yrs.

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Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
9 Mar 2011 10:09AM
I think you'll find that a big percentage of people who attended the focus thing at some point during their visit will be talking kit - wether it be cameras, lighting, props, etc - it's one of the things that show was put together for?

As for the the other things....

Yup, I took a backpack - its more convenient than carrying a plastic bag for things I wanted to take / carry. If I did accidently knock someone I apologised but with so many people in small areas it would be inevitable I would say...you just try your best not to. I can think of times when people just stopped to look at something and you find yourself shunting each other...ok its mildly annoying at times but it goes with the territory I say.

Model shoots...yep, I took shots of the models where or if I could because its something I haven't got ready accessible back here, willing models, decent light rigs etc. Btw, I handed my mate my backpack/rucsac when doing so. This is only my 2nd year at Focus so these things are new to moi...for those that have done it for many years and have access to these types of things yes it might seem 70's to you but if people didn't enjoy it do you think the stands would do it anymore?

Btw...opened up one of the freebie bag things this morning that were being handed out whilst I was up there...and got myself an epz pen....it doesn't work. Sad
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
9 Mar 2011 3:01PM
.....and to think people hark back to the old days Wink
Big Bri 17 16.4k United Kingdom
9 Mar 2011 4:15PM
Got a freebie bag for attending David Noton's talk on Monday (thanks to EPZ for posting it on Facebook, as tickets were limited).

It contained some Colin Prior cards, a CP desk calendar, and a LowePro bag. Very nice Smile
lawbert 11 1.8k 15 England
9 Mar 2011 5:16PM

Quote:Well "getting buildings right" is a technique that is kit-independent, same applies to canon as nikon etc.

techniques are "how" we do things

kit relates to the tools we use

take the humble hammer - we use those to hammer nails in. the technique however is to hold the nail in the place we want it to enter the wood, then accelerate the flat part of the hammer towards the head of the nail - the momentum of the hammer head will cause an impact on the nail, that will then offer opposing force and also some friction as it slides into the wood.... or something like that.

the hammer we use isn't really that important, but the technique is - you end up hitting your hand and getting bruise or broken thumbnail if you get that wrong. Sure, you can get Stanley hammers, they're pretty cool, have a "hook" on the back to pull nails out with too. But in reality, its how "YOU" use it that creates the success or the bruise Wink

I hope that your knowledge of photography equipment and tecnique is better than your anology hereTongue

I would suggest having a try at things that move to broaden your horizons further than static subjects....

equipment choice and knowledge of it is key to success or faliure....and a discussion (be it nerdy or not in your eyes) really helps on spending the hard earned to make sure you have the right equipment to do the job.

as for hammers....take a look at screwfix or the like and see how technical they are with balanced weights of shafts and heads etc.....It pays to keep up with technology rather than relying on a supposed tecnique.

The correct tool for the job is far better than a tool telling you tecnique is the most important thingTongue

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