• An ode to "That guy"
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[QUOTE=LarparNar;30203432]Disagree with your disagree.[/QUOTE] Disagree with you disagreeing on my disagreement.
[QUOTE=Funny;30203706]Disagree with you disagreeing on my disagreement.[/QUOTE] I expected this.
[QUOTE=B-hazard;30196382]Hahaha I just saw Dai get tagged in photos of that gear-wanking dude's pics, I can see what he means when all he does is boast about his gear. [editline]2nd June 2011[/editline] Wow his photos are terrible.[/QUOTE] [img]http://gyazo.com/21606acccc61078ff5e24b5f278bba06.png[/img] [img]http://gyazo.com/cf36530f3f8915b4464089e2c1a87698.png[/img] two SB-800 (or did he get the friggin' 1600's), ton of tripods. :20bux: says the next con he goes to he'll do half a photoshoot before posting to facebook "probably don't want to drag this stuff around cons anymore... way too much work lol. soooo... let's do a practice shoot at the car dealership again so I can get better with them and maybe take them to cons and stuff" I lugged ONE SB-800 flash with an umbrella around a small convention earlier this year, you need a lackey to hold shit, it's impossible getting anywhere, and it's even more impossible finding a spot to set up and get some proper photos without being in people's way, AND being near a power outlet even [i]with[/i] an extension cable. in fact, I told him that before he bought the flashes. also if anyone's wondering where I've been this week I've been out on vacation. it's so hard not having internet like 99% of the time, I'm not sure how this network let me get on facepunch all of a sudden, it barely let steam chat work
I have one. Shoots (his parents) EOS 20D. 17-85mm. 430EX. Just blew £100 on studio lights to take photos of his watch, his photos are just him and his friends. Bought an 80-300 because "it looked cool" for about £90. He thinks he is a pro photographer. [img]http://cl.ly/7HAC/Screen_shot_2011-06-02_at_20.59.32.png[/img] [img]http://cl.ly/7HAv/Screen_shot_2011-06-02_at_21.02.50.png[/img] WHAT A SHOT The worst part? He's 11 and pisses money.
[QUOTE=cueballv2themax;30205481][img]http://cl.ly/7HAv/Screen_shot_2011-06-02_at_21.02.50.png[/img] WHAT A SHOT[/QUOTE] I like how the cat is blurry and the background is in focus.
I was just about to say the same thing.
He's 11, as if it matters at that age.
He's got alot of time to sort out his TG problems. I would kill to go back and time to get all that experience out of the way at a young age.
[QUOTE=Edthefirst;30070578]So here's my story. It's a story of how my best friend is, "that guy". :frown: So basically, I've always enjoyed photography. I've loved taking pictures ever since I was a little kid. Obviously I never actually took anything worthwhile until I got older and learned. Still I've loved photography ever since putting my hands on my parents' film rebel back in the mid 90s. So fast forward to about three years ago. I'm in high school with my best friend. We've been friends ever since the 6th grade, and we do everything together (hurr bromance). He's always railed on art because he's a math science guy. Well he decides to take photography in high school (a real bullshit class in the general scheme of things, but if it gets people to enjoy photography then it is doing well). So he takes the class an falls in love with photography. He decides to buy and SLR, stocks up on stuff, and learns to take pictures. Of course all this time I've never really talked to him about how much I like photography. Next thing I know he's become "that guy". I buy my D90 around the same time he is getting into photography. Coincidentally I decided to actually learn artistic principals and really learn photography around the same time he did. Well when he finds out I bought a D90 he takes a seriously condescending attitude. "Why'd you buy that? You'll never use half the features on it. You don't even know how to take pictures." He then begins to question why I even like photography and if it is just because he took the class. He thinks I'm following his lead which I don't even think would be a problem, but he apparently does. Every time I whip out my camera he takes that same condescending attitude, even 3 years later. He looks at me as if I don't know how to take pictures. If he ever catches me with my camera on auto he beings to gawk at how I don't know how to use fully manual mode. Essentially he treats me like a photography sidekick of his. A guy that took up photography because he's so inspirational, but will always be at a low level. It's a damn shame too, because he takes pretty good pictures. I think he's inconsistent and needs to filter-out his works better, but I'd be lying if I didn't say some of his shots are absolutely spectacular. I think it'd be great to take shots with him, learn different things from each other, and share works and criticisms, but it got so bad with him that I just avoid anything photography related around him. If he's at an event I'm at, I'll try and avoid him. I'll try and have my camera away whenever I'm around him. I've missed great opportunities simply because I'm scared of the embarrassment of having him call me out over photography. We're still best friends. We still do everything together, but deep down I have a sense of dread anytime photography might be mentioned. I'll never get over it, and I've never had the courage to say anything for fears that it may ruin all the the good times we have together.[/QUOTE] Sounds tough. The sad thing is I can admit to at one time being exactly like your friend. On my recent China trip, a girl travelling with the group a year younger than me was using a D3000. I immediately jumped to the conclusion that the fact that she was a teenage girl with a prosumer DSLR that she was a horrid photographer, who got her parents to buy her a great camera to take photos of her friends with. I called her out about it publicly and made myself look like a total ass. Later on I actually got a good look at her photos, and funnily enough I was completely correct! She spoiled some absolutely prime photo ops, didn't use it on anything except flashless auto and asked her parents to buy it for her for her birthday :v: :v: [editline]3rd June 2011[/editline] Granted the only gear I've bought since my D60 was a Pentax MX for $20 at an auction for stuff my dad's work wanted to get ride of (what a steal :v:), a Nissin Di622 Mk.II flash and a fake Gorillapod I got in China for ~$3.50.
[QUOTE=The Salmon;30218736]Sounds tough. The sad thing is I can admit to at one time being exactly like your friend. On my recent China trip, a girl travelling with the group a year younger than me was using a D3000. I immediately jumped to the conclusion that the fact that she was a teenage girl with a prosumer DSLR that she was a horrid photographer, who got her parents to buy her a great camera to take photos of her friends with. I called her out about it publicly and made myself look like a total ass. Later on I actually got a good look at her photos, and funnily enough I was completely correct! She spoiled some absolutely prime photo ops, didn't use it on anything except flashless auto and asked her parents to buy it for her for her birthday :v: :v: [editline]3rd June 2011[/editline] Granted the only gear I've bought since my D60 was a Pentax MX for $20 at an auction for stuff my dad's work wanted to get ride of (what a steal :v:), a Nissin Di622 Mk.II flash and a fake Gorillapod I got in China for ~$3.50.[/QUOTE] my family bought me a d5000 for my birtday i hope that doesn't make me a "that guy" :ohdear:
I don't think the D3000/5000 [i]really[/i] delve into the prosumer line, they're bottom-of-the-spectrum in terms of performance and price. 3100 is beautiful and the same price, I'd actually tag the 3100 and 5100 as closer to prosumer than their lower versions, given the 3100 produces glorious pictures and in my opinion outshines the 5000, which I've considered on the border between entry and prosumer for a while.
[QUOTE=daijitsu;30227327]I don't think the D3000/5000 [i]really[/i] delve into the prosumer line, they're bottom-of-the-spectrum in terms of performance and price. 3100 is beautiful and the same price, I'd actually tag the 3100 and 5100 as closer to prosumer than their lower versions, given the 3100 produces glorious pictures and in my opinion outshines the 5000, which I've considered on the border between entry and prosumer for a while.[/QUOTE] Thats what I have :buddy:
I'd say if you're looking to get into proper photography as a high schooler I'd rather they get a D3/5xxx line nikon or a lower end Canon Rebel series (XXxD? don't know the rest of the world's naming scheme) than a 7D, D7000/300s or, god forbid, a D3s or 5DmkII. Birthdays and graduations are a good excuse for parents to buy it, then they don't have to buy it some other time and raise expectations for what they might get you on birthdays/graduations, haha.
d5100 has the same sensor as the d7000 so it has to be at least somewhere near it.
[QUOTE=Jo The Shmo;30228478]d5100 has the same sensor as the d7000 so it has to be at least somewhere near it.[/QUOTE] the sensor is indeed the same (see below), however the camera build (including focus handling for non af-s lenses), complexity of control and internal computer handling is different and well worth the $400 upgrade to someone who knows what they're doing. If you're a starter, the 5100 is a godsend regardless given its price vs performance. [release]][img]http://gyazo.com/c9b3e48258d59c33bbe3851ced0f017c.png[/img] A quick look at the other metrics only confirms their similitude. The SNR comparison shows a single line, which is to be expected as the values are the same. [img]http://www.dxomark.com/itext/review_nikon_d5100/dxomark-nikon-d5100-vs-nikon-d7000-snr.jpg[/img][/release] D7000 vs D5100 6fps vs 4fps: advantage d7000 Fixed screen vs tilt: D5100 Maganisum body vs. plastic: D7000 More manual controls vs menus: D7000 1080p 24fps vs 1080p 30fps: D5100 Sensors: tie (if it is the Sony cmos like the D7000, D3100 used Nikon Cmos) Lenses selection: D7000, the D5100 still lack the body motor for older Nikkor lenses. Nikon CLS wireless flash: tie, both have it I not sure if the 3100 does (for speedlight without buying a trigger and using i-ttl off camera). focus points; 39 vs 11: D7000, but the advantage is only really useful if you're doing full auto focus, have the camera fixed to a tripod and need to manually move the focal cursor around instead of focusing at-center then moving camera, or using 3D focus (where you set your focal point, keep button depressed to maintain focus, and it will track your focal point across the grid and re-adjust focus as needed) All in all the D5100 is a better deal for consumer. For enthusiast the body and control of the D7000 is much better and faster to change settings to get a good shot. The d7000 defaults were soft and designed for portrait. You have to use the sub-menu to jack up the sharpness and contrast to look vivid on the D7000 to look like the unnatural Canon defaults.
Yeah I didn't say it was just as good, only that it had to be relatively close to it on the scale of "good cameras" At least compared to others.
Yeah there's a gear thread guys...
i feel like that guy sort of, my gear is all cheap, but I have pretty nice stuff and not really a lot of good pictures to show for what I have.
[QUOTE=daijitsu;30227327]I don't think the D3000/5000 [i]really[/i] delve into the prosumer line, they're bottom-of-the-spectrum in terms of performance and price. 3100 is beautiful and the same price, I'd actually tag the 3100 and 5100 as closer to prosumer than their lower versions, given the 3100 produces glorious pictures and in my opinion outshines the 5000, which I've considered on the border between entry and prosumer for a while.[/QUOTE] are you saying my photos are bad dai this breaks my heart!!
your photos are bad and you should feel bad >:c also SC is using his huge setup with my assistant as a model, using his 7D and new 9x12-ish vinyl backdrop with two alienbees flashes w/umbrellas. [img]http://gyazo.com/4be30b216699fa1a3b5ed32b2a112d67.png[/img] [img]http://gyazo.com/2e93c6b84476f03c22008f59cb902a09.png[/img] it's a start. Assistant still needs to figure out how to model without a dorky surprised eyebrow look. You'd think she knows how to make a more attractive/seductive expression, given she's a damn good stripper.
No hair light.
It's like there are 3 default faces hardwired into girls' brains.
[QUOTE=daijitsu;30250981]your photos are bad and you should feel bad >:c also SC is using his huge setup with my assistant as a model, using his 7D and new 9x12-ish vinyl backdrop with two alienbees flashes w/umbrellas. [img]http://gyazo.com/4be30b216699fa1a3b5ed32b2a112d67.png[/img] [img]http://gyazo.com/2e93c6b84476f03c22008f59cb902a09.png[/img] it's a start. Assistant still needs to figure out how to model without a dorky surprised eyebrow look. You'd think she knows how to make a more attractive/seductive expression, given she's a damn good stripper.[/QUOTE] i feel horrible!! why do you get to shoot all the models, let me in on that
honestly, just ask a girl that you think looks good. She'd be likely to take it as a compliment :buddy:
Won't I look stupid without a studio though
ahem [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhaslehurst/5761284856/][img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2339/5761284856_d487136f7e.jpg[/img][/url]
Seriously, just go like "Hey man, I need some practice shooting portraits. Want to help me out?"
that's what I did! have done 3 shoots now, one of them today, with 2 lined up for the next few weeks.
And tell them that they can use the pictures to whatever they would like facebook and such.
honestly, you don't need a studio. I prefer natural backgrounds to sterile backdrops, go to a park or something, sit under a tree and expose for the face, background should wash out a bit and look all fancy
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