Joined on Mar 11, 2004
About me:

Hello, my wife and I share a Canon T3i 600D, Canon T2i 550D, Canon S90, and a Fuji F200EXR.

Current lenses are a Canon EF 70-300L f/4-5.6 IS, Canon EF-S 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS, and Canon EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS. Also have a 430EX II Speedlite.

For video I use a Canon Vixia HF M52 & M41 as A/B cameras, each with DM-100 external mics.

My major photographic interests are my fast moving little kids (often indoors) and landscapes. I also enjoy retouching photos, sometimes for realistic affects and sometimes to explore the artistic side.

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  • I've been through this before, and it is frustrating, but doable. As I recall, there are about three stages that are each a bit challenging, without good instructions from Adobe. First, you have to ...
  • Point of clarification, please: why do you use Canon Easy Photo Print Pro in your workflow? I use Windows 7, Photoshop CS6, Canon Pro9000 MkII, and 13X19 semi-gloss, but print from CS6 directly, ...
  • The 15-85 & 70-300L are a fantastic combination, my wife and I each have Rebels, and those two lenses are our go-to combination for travel as well as local landscape photography. In your shoes, I ...
  • The SL1 has "hybrid AF" which is supposed to focus better for video than prior Canon DSLRs. However, as far as I know, only the 70D currently has the Dual-Pixel AF, which is based on a ...
  • The Canon C100, C300 and C500 are made for your situation, but quite pricey. The new Dual-Pixel AF on the Canon 70D should work for you, I believe.
  • I do use Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Bridge and Acrobat Pro on a frequent basis.  And add in Premiere Pro, Audition, After Effects and Encore when doing a video project. It has ...
  • First and foremost, let me suggest that you have to decide what you really want. If you want to take photos by the thousands or tens of thousands, but you rarely revisit where you were last year ...
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