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Old 12-24-2012, 10:05 AM
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What I recommend doing though is renting a couple lens and testing them out before you decide. There are a couple great services out there who're great and reliable to work with.
Where would you recommend renting from?
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:25 AM
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That's the trick. Playing with the camera. My suggestion, because this was what I did - pick some shots people have revealed their settings for, write them down, fold up the paper and keep it in your camera bag. Then when you're in a similar lighting situation, you can set your camera to those settings and adjust from there.

This better mean we see more pictures from you.
Ok, that's my New Year's resolution (a la copycatting Linds), no more auto settings.

Ohh, der, that makes sense, I will keep a little notebook with the breakdowns of certain light situations. The thing is, I don't even know if I know how to change these settings *embarrassed*

I am thinking that will mean a DRASTIC decrease in photos before I start posting again LOL

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I will say one of the benefits of classes is we're forced to explore our cameras more.

The critiques are the most important, the balance of helping but not destroying an artists confidence is challenging, each student can take a varied amount and a "oh that's pretty" when it's really a mess won't ever make a better artist. I've had some of my work slayed and gone home crushed but some other artists go home with a renewed passion. Find a good teacher/mentor is my best advice for anyone seeking expansion. My professor was fantastic, she knew long before I did where I was best suited in the art world and helped me find my strengths.
With my horribly chaotic work schedule, I don't think I could take a "real life" class...and I'm unsure about how helpful online classes would be. I did a brief google search and LOADS came up...I need to think about that some more.

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Come to think of it, for those interested, we could do a 52 weeks style thing with challenges and moderated critiques on Chaz...
Ooohhhh yes!!! INTERESTED!!!!
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:43 AM
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Come to think of it, for those interested, we could do a 52 weeks style thing with challenges and moderated critiques on Chaz...
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:11 PM
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Come to think of it, for those interested, we could do a 52 weeks style thing with challenges and moderated critiques on Chaz...
I would love that.
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Where would you recommend renting from?
I've never rented, but rentglass.com is supposed to be good. There's another I've heard good things about as well, but I forget the name.
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Come to think of it, for those interested, we could do a 52 weeks style thing with challenges and moderated critiques on Chaz...
I'd definitely be interested!
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I would attempt to take part in a 52 week mission as well, though I would likely miss a fair number of weeks due to travel.
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I've heard good things about BorrowLenses.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:42 PM
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70-200mm, hands down. I have the f/4 (non-IS) version which (you shoot Canon, right?) you can get for around $550 used. It's my go to lens and I use it for just about everything. The 2.8 version is more expensive, it's next on my list.. but I have a love affair with my f/4 and I'm afraid to sell it!
I think I might just have to go with that. I've been reading reviews all morning and seems like everyone really likes this lens and that the weight/size of it makes it easier to carry around.

Also seems like a decent number of people selling it in good condition for around 500 dollars. So, that's great! Thanks SO much! I might be putting that as my birthday wish.

Also, yep, Canon girl!
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:11 PM
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Come to think of it, for those interested, we could do a 52 weeks style thing with challenges and moderated critiques on Chaz...
Count me in too! I'm buying my first DSLR this week and am going to need some major practice throughout January before baby comes!
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