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  • Commented on 'What am I doing wrong?'

    Thanks all, and I will be taking your advie (indeed I have already to good effect!) and start utilising the CG much more. I have to admit, I am never sure just how much to crop, and tend to err on the side of caution - sounds like I need to be a bit more experimental in this area.

    Much appreciated,

    James
    • 24 Dec 2009 4:03PM
  • Commented on 'What am I doing wrong?'

    Thanks Damian, much appreciated.
    • 24 Dec 2009 9:31AM
  • Commented on 'What am I doing wrong?'

    Fair call, I'll try uploading to that for a while and see if I get better feedback. I've just read some other similar posts (probably should have done before I posted this really), and am getting the idea this is not a unique issue. In any case, I'll try more on the CG (note that I had a years break between the first year and recently, so hence the particularly long time....

    Thanks,

    J
    • 24 Dec 2009 9:02AM
  • Commented on 'What am I doing wrong?'

    Hi all,

    First let me start by saying this is not a trawl for votes, but a genuine question..!

    I have only been doing photography for a couple of years now, and am really loving it. I signed up the first time to ezine and enjoyed it because I was getting feedback that was helping me. This second time I signed up I can't help but notice that I get few votes and fewer comments (what I do get seems good), and I am wondering if I am just taking really bad shots that no-one likes and no-one has wanted to tell me.

    To be honest it is a little dis-heartening, because if that is the case, I'd really like to improve. Perhaps you could tell me what you think? I'm not looking for votes, just some feedback so I can get better!

    Could it just be the time that I am putting my shots up, my style is wrong for this site, or are my shots just not good enough...?

    All feedback recieved is extremely welcome.

    Thanks,

    James
    • 24 Dec 2009 8:47AM
  • Commented on 'Approaching people for street photo's'

    Folks, thankyou all for the great feedback and dialog (I have been away for the last couple days, so I have only just caught up). I have some really great ideas from this (I think!) and those links were great. Thankyou all !

    James
    • 24 Dec 2009 8:37AM
  • Commented on 'Approaching people for street photo's'

    Hmmm, hadn't thought of that - I'll try using my remote and see how that works - look mum, no hands Wink
    • 19 Dec 2009 12:42PM
  • Commented on 'Approaching people for street photo's'

    Hmm, you think the 28-300mm L series lens might be too obvious then? Wink

    Well, I guess I'll just have to experiment with it. Two 'stealth' options i thought of where - add a 2x to the 28-300mm and take it from a looong way away, and to use the ultra wide angle Sigma I have, with the camera just resting on its straps around my neck.

    Do you think there is something we can take from the twitchers of the world (you know, hides and stuff like that - might look just a tinsey bit suspicious to the bobby's though! Smile
    • 19 Dec 2009 12:09PM
  • Commented on 'Approaching people for street photo's'

    Thanks Gaucho, appreciate the compliment. yup, not pimping for votes, I was just so pleased with the shot I wanted to do more, but not having done much of this stuff, I'd like to know what works for others...

    I agree, I wouldn't have got the shot if I'd asked him - have you experimented with both asking for photos and just taking them? How have others handled people when the got 'caught' taking the photo?

    Thanks,

    J
    • 19 Dec 2009 11:35AM
  • Commented on 'EOS 7D International Warranty?'

    Sure, but I am still intending to go overseas (float around on a boat for a while) and I wanted to know if the UK (or US) warranty would hold up... any thoughts?
    • 18 Dec 2009 11:20PM
  • Commented on 'Starting a Photography Business'

    I wish you a lot of success Tim. Can I suggest you give your local Business Link a call - they can be very helpful for budding businesses in particular - with advice and help on running the business elements.

    They are free to use as they are govt funded, and they are pretty good and getting you hooked up with business skills, etc.

    All the best,

    James
    • 18 Dec 2009 11:12PM
  • Commented on 'Approaching people for street photo's'

    Hi all,

    I'd be keen to hear how other people do what I would like to try. Basically, I want to do more street photo's - I did this one particular one which I think is quite good ( posted on the ez site here ), but I'd like to do a lot more.

    The one above I did with a long lense, and even then he saw me after I took it. What I would much rather do is have people be ok with me taking photos around them. I'm wondering how others who do this type of photography approach people, then get them to relax and go back to what they were doing enough to be able to take some good shots.

    Many thanks,

    James
    • 18 Dec 2009 11:08PM
  • Commented on 'EOS 7D International Warranty?'

    I'm guessing the topic of buying a 7D while overseas in America has already been brought up? I'm going for a trip next year, and was thinking of getting one from a reputable store over there. I always thought Canon warranties were international - after all, if I go travelling, I want to know that the camera will be looked after wherever I am. I am going sailing around the world in about 18 months, so it is of some concern to me if they do not.

    Any experiences/thoughts on a way to make sure Canon will cover me no matter where I am on the planet (clearly I will have insurance, but that doesn't cover manufacturers faults). Sending a camera off to the original country when I am stopped at some foriegn port sounds like a recipe for disaster to me...

    I'd welcome any thoughts?

    Thanks,

    James
    • 18 Dec 2009 10:53PM