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Questions about Photography
I posted this in the Media Forum but had no replies, so It's going here. I am going to make my first big purchase in terms of camera gear as
well as my first. I am going to buy a Canon 400D and get into
photography, focusing on nothing, taking shots of everything. I am
interested in shooting sking thought and I just had a few questions
about people who are knowledgeable about photography and have shot
skiers in the past.
1) Cold temps + camera gear = ? Thats basically it, is there anything
besides cold batteries I should watch out for? Like if I get sprayed
with snow can there be major damage to my gear?
2) In terms of sequence shots I've heard two different things, mounted
camera and non mounted. Mounting giving you the nice clean shots and
unmounted giving a panning technique. What do you guys use when doing
3) Is there any other big things I should watch out for/need to know
about shooting skiers? Right now I won't be doing anything at night
unless it's under lights on the hill or urban street lights because I
don't have the funds to buy the flash equipment, so that's ruled out.
Thank for reading, look forward to replies.
Park Designer Cult
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u shouldnt have to worry tyo much about being sprayed with snow. i just
try to use a glove or jacket to wipe of the snow cuz if u use ur hand
its melts it., then mabye the water can get into some of the holes. i
dont know if it would mess up the camera but i wouldn't wanna take the
risk if i was buying something as pricey as a 400d.
and always use a tripod and keep it still when doing sequence shots.
But I'm tryin to be bigger than the bickerin
bigger than the petty name callin
under the breath talkin
rumors and labels and categorization
I'm like a struggling doctor, No patience
Don't worry about the panning vs. static sequences, if you have any experience whatsoever with photoshop you'll be able to make a good sequence out of either.
As for tips, shoot in 1/3's is a fairly basic reference that makes things a bit more interesting.
Make sure that there is contract between the skier and background, don't shoot a skier in a brown suit doing a rail with a forest as the background.
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Cameras getting wet are never ever a good thing, but don't worry about snow too much. unless your, say, taking pictures in a complete blizzard. rain is worse.
Camera's are durable, and won't break easily. Especially a nicer camera. The one your getting is sorta flimsy in terms of durability compared to something like a nikon d70 or 80 (which i have) but you should be good.
Always use a tripod for sequence shots. if your gonna need to pan, tripods make the work in photoshop easier, and make the image way nicer.
go there. they should be able to answer all your questions there.
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