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    Quote Originally Posted by SmytheKing View Post
    Nice! I've been wanting to get up there for quite a while to do just that sort of image.

    This is one of those scenes that just screams "DO ME HDR-STYLE." And by that, I don't mean over-cooked HDR, I mean very subtle HDR...maybe just a two-exposure blend via layer masks to help bring out more detail and color in the highlights and shadows.
    Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kozak View Post
    So I won a Nikon D5000 at the company Christmas party. I am a total DSLR newbie. Have always had point a shoot cameras.

    It came with 2 manuals and 2 DVD's to teach me how to use the thing. Since I don't have the patience to study all of this, can anyone offer advice, websites, magazines that can give me pointers on how to use this new toy?
    Wow! Bitchin' win!! Congrats!

    As far as the camera's systems itself, if you're having trouble wading through the manual's techese, I'd suggest Magic Lantern Guides.

    If it's actual photographic technique you're after (like the relationships between focal length, aperture, shutter-speed, and ISO and how they effect your images), then this thread is probably a good place to start. Feel free to ask questions and solicit constructive critique from any of us. There's good instructional books out there, too. Or, you can just take a quick course.

    Have fun with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBJ View Post
    Nice! I've been wanting to get up there for quite a while to do just that sort of image.

    This is one of those scenes that just screams "DO ME HDR-STYLE." And by that, I don't mean over-cooked HDR, I mean very subtle HDR...maybe just a two-exposure blend via layer masks to help bring out more detail and color in the highlights and shadows.
    I would love to do something like that. There are two issues that you encounter though that make it difficult. One, the lighting is very low so you end up doing 4-5 second exposures. Two, there are a LOT of people in a narrow canyon so getting two (or three) shots off in a row in the same spot is very difficult. If you have another person helping you on the other side of the wall, that would be the best way to do it.

    Having said that, even if you don't get a single picture out of there, it's amazing to visit. You feel like you're in a temple and you just don't want to touch anything, but at the same time you want to touch it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmytheKing View Post
    Where is this place at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RomJan27 View Post
    Where is this place at?
    It's Antelope Canyon in Page, AZ.

    Navajo Parks & Recreation - Antelope Canyon

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    Here are a handful of shots I've finally managed to process.































    I realize that there isn't really any connection between these shots, but they're some of the more interesting ones that I've come up with over the last couple months.

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    A couple of newly processed HDR shots. 3 exposures.





    Last edited by Blurker; March 5th, 2011 at 08:35 AM.

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    Awesome thread , lots of great info in here. I recently bought my wife a Canon 50D with a kit lens, and the 1.4 50mm lens.

    So far so good, but the lenses simply are not getting it done for action sports/ice hockey. (My wife enjoys coming to my league games and has become the team photographer/videographer.)

    All signs seem to point to me purchasing the 70-200mm 2.8L IS lens in order to handle action/low light situations.

    My question is this: Is there another lens I should be considering that can handle hockey as well as portraits? My wife is a wedding planner, who is interested in possibly becoming a wedding photographer. At this point, I cannot afford to just buy lenses that will serve one single purpose. I really want to squeeze the most out of every $ spent.

    I did hear that Canon was going to come out with a new version of this lens, hopefully the price will go down a little for this one...

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    I've heard good things about the Sigma 50-150 f/2.8. Much lighter and easier to handhold than a 70-200 beast, much cheaper, and gives you the same coverage on an APS-C body. That said, it is only for crop frame cameras so if she ever upgrades to FF, you're out of luck. The Canon will also probably give you better quality wide open, but at double the price, it should.

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