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    Quote Originally Posted by ValleyFan View Post
    I am using the PG theme, which (along with a bunch of others) can be found here
    Wow. That theme has a lot of CRAP in it that needs to be changed around in order to get it personalized.

    I don't even know where to begin, and even if I did, my html skills are minimal. That one isn't for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyBoeingJets View Post
    Wow. That theme has a lot of CRAP in it that needs to be changed around in order to get it personalized.

    I don't even know where to begin, and even if I did, my html skills are minimal. That one isn't for me.
    Yeah, it's got a LOT of options. I remember sitting with it for like a week trying to get what I wanted, and quite honestly, now I can't remember all I had to do, so I'm not sure I would be of much help to you. What I do seem to remember though is that the vast majority of the setup was under the site admin and then under the themes link, almost everything can be set up from there.


    Now that I think about it, the above is a lie. I do remember having to do some editing to style sheets and what not to get my Personal Gallery image to show up. I'll dig into it if you are interested.

    Here is the Gallery article which covers some of it.
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    Okay. Let me just say that I am REALLY proud of this image:



    I went out close to sundown this afternoon with the express intent of working on the sharpness of my images. I'm trying to get away from the concern about image noise in favor of ISOs that I'm unaccustomed to using (because of the worry about noise) so that I can get higher shutter speeds to decrease blur caused by camera shake. This was at ISO 400, f/2.8 and 1/800th. Turned out nice and sharp! I'd like some more propeller blur, and I probably could have gone up an f-stop to slow the shutter speed down to get it, but oh well.

    Sam,

    I wrestled around with Gallery some more today. I managed to get it to look somewhat close to what I'm after. I'm still trying to decide how best to organize my images for a more orderly, "professional-looking" presentation.

    gcalvin.com/gallery

    I still have a lot of work to do. I need a custom graphic for the top of the page among other things.
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    I like the new gallery theme a lot better! That is looking quite nice now.

    The plane shot looks great. Personally, I really like the amount of prop blur that you are getting (as you can still see the blades distinctly) at 1/800th, besides I think it might be a busy background if you bumped your aperture much. Call me crazy, but I wouldn't think you would want to change the settings much from what you took the pic at

    And holly CRAP, that ball head on your wish list can hold 22 pounds! Makes me think I should have looked at ball heads a bit more before purchasing my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyBoeingJets View Post
    I'm trying to get away from the concern about image noise in favor of ISOs that I'm unaccustomed to using (because of the worry about noise) so that I can get higher shutter speeds to decrease blur caused by camera shake.
    I finally got around to reading that article you posted from PCPhoto about this, one thing I wanted to throw in there is when you are worried about noise, try shooting with the histogram as far the right as possible without clipping. This means you want to overexpose the shot as much as possible because noise hides in the shadows, then bring you exposure down in post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ValleyFan View Post
    And holly CRAP, that ball head on your wish list can hold 22 pounds! Makes me think I should have looked at ball heads a bit more before purchasing my head.
    Hah! 22lbs! I didn't notice that! I think the tripod can only support 11! I might need to re-evaluate my tripod requirements. Since the primary use of the tripod would be landscapes/macro/portraiture, I don't have any plans to use the tripod and ball-head with the big lens. Nevertheless, I wonder what the D200, battery pack, and 70-200 lens weigh together? I suppose it would be nice to have a tripod and ball-head that can handle the weight of the big stuff in case I ever need it.
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    Okay guys. As of today, I am officially a professional photographer!!

    I got an email from a guy at the CBC who wanted to purchase the rights to this picture:



    and use it to illustrate a follow-up to this article:

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/stor...e-lawsuit.html

    He offered me $25 and I said okay.

    Go me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyBoeingJets View Post
    Okay guys. As of today, I am officially a professional photographer!!

    I got an email from a guy at the CBC who wanted to purchase the rights to this picture:



    and use it to illustrate a follow-up to this article:

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/stor...e-lawsuit.html

    He offered me $25 and I said okay.

    Go me.
    W00T! Awesome! See? That assclown is good for something other than adding to the Kings' organization loss record.

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    Wow, that is awesome, congrats!

    Did he tell you how he found it?
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    He said he'd searched flickr for Marc Crawford.

    I really sort of posted this as a funny thing. I find it more amusing than anything else. I don't necessarily have any aspirations of being a professional photographer unless the current career takes a turn for whatever reason. I guess it's good that I've sold something. Now if he actually uses it, that'll be another story.
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