John_A_G

John_A_G

Lives in United States OH, United States
Joined on Nov 10, 2004

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  • Are you talking about criticism on the internet?  Or are you talking about criticism of photographers in the real world? Are you talking about John or Jane Doe that earns $2,000 a year shooting a ...
  • Unless you have windows or skylights creating hot spots on the floor you should use manual exposure so metering mode is irrelevant.  You may find you need a different exposure at either end of the ...
  • Too many kids: chances are you're trying to take photos of action too far away.  You want to shoot with camera in Portrait orientation.  Your subject should be filling at least 1/2 the vertical ...
  • Replied in simple answer
    Because the "my brand is better than your brand" posts became too boring.  So, we are now on to the 2 new debates: full frame vs. aps-c Mirrorless vs. mirror It's the same mindless arguments that ...
  • I started the same way 8 or 9 years ago when shooting basketball.  On aps-c, the 85 can be tight.  Using a 70-200 2.8 provides a bit wider capability - as well as 200mm to get shots down at the ...
  • Replied in manual exposure
    I highly recommend setting a manual exposure as long as you don't have windows or skylights that lead to 'hot spots' on the floor.  Allowing the camera to set exposure can lead to very ...
  • Gymnastics can be very difficult to photograph as a parent.  I haven't shot men's gymnastics but I've shot girls/womens before.  So, I will concentrate my advice on things that will be comparable: ...
  • This is a good point regarding any type of sports photography.  You can be a good fan or a good photographer, but not both.  You cannot shoot a sport successfully if you are trying to "watch the ...
  • You've got a nice position for these.  I've always wanted to see a major, so I'm a bit envious. Anyway, on to the photography.  You've done some good things with these and there are things that ...
  • There was probably a little bit of the fear of losing money initially.  And that influence is still felt in policy changes now directed toward video recording.  But, the policy is rather standard ...
  • Yes, the 1 series has offered tagging as far back as I know.  It records a separate file linked to the image file.  Incredibly useful for PJ work.  I miss the feature on my 5dIII
  • The business landscape has changed since the 70s/80s - in virtually every business sector.  Profitable isn't enough - certainly not when a company is publicly traded.  You now need "GROWTH".  That ...
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    Alex - true.  I do think the spirit of the post is correct in that one of those "work to do" areas is marketing/advertising.  While we can agree the "free" approach the other poster mentioned ...
  • Replied in absolutely
    You rested your case too early.  The people in these photos - professional PJs aren't stupid.  You're not going to get them to bet their livelihood on free gear.  That free gear has to perform.  ...
  • That's great.  And lots of photography enthusiasts would feel the same way.  But we are the minority.  Your thought process isn't wrong, but it just isn't one shared by the vast majority of consumers.
  • While iphone pictures may not be "good enough" for you, the point is:  you don't represent the general population.  The population of people for which a smartphone is "good enough" is growing ...
  • Replied in some inpute
    Here is the reality - it doesn't sound like you're a paid PJ.  It sounds like you're hoping to make photos that somehow stand on their own merit and are interesting or important.  Political rally ...
  • It's always nice to try something different.  As fan shots from the stands, these are nice.  Going to the next level of quality sports photos is a different matter.  Some things you can do to ...
  • Truth be told for studio work, the camera being used is probably the least important aspect.  Trying to earn reliable income from your own studio, the biggest contributing factor to  your success ...
  • Replied in absolutely
    That's exactly it.  Trying to chase professional sports photographers is a complete non starter.  Especially since the number of professional sports photographers/PJs is shrinking every year.  It ...
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