captain_awesome wrote:I've been looking at flashes (and subsequently receivers and transmitters) for a few hours, reading articles about them on http://strobist.blogspot.com/ as well as discussions on flickr and figure that should help guide me towards which one will be the best to buy in regards to build quality, reliability and ease of use. I just cant get my head around manual flashes, I get the power output, but am really struggling with the other settings (such as aperture and ISO, which i have no understanding when they are used and referenced to a camera). How do these things affect the flash? Would it be better to get an 'auto' flash (or a manual flash with an auto mode) or would that not work completely with a 30D (was looking at 270ex's this morning and know they are not fully compatible with a 30D)
I plan on buying 2 flashes. 1 transmitter and 2 recievers (I can't afford to buy the canon models though, otherwise I would) and using them for mainly skate and some portraits and then will most likely expand my uses for them from their)
Thanks in advance
EDIT- Would something like this be better? I'd still learn lighting techniques and then when I need manual control I can upgrade to a 430ex II or something similar.
kc_bodyboard wrote:If im sending photos to a magazine for the first time, whos the best person to send to?
particularly 'longboarding' and 'pacific longboarder', i doubt the editor would want to be gettin emails from photographers.
captain_awesome wrote:so this question was put up on the FZ forum and i wouldn't mind everyones opinions about it.
I didn't make the post but its involving the whole, was shooting some photos for someone and another person who was out comes in and asks you for the photos you took of them. do you offer to sell all the images of them to them for a set rate or do you just give them the photos in good will?
Someone asked me for the photos I took of them on the weekend and I said I was happy to and wrote down my email and blog address for him, have got no email from him (even if i wrote it down wrong theres and contact section on my blog) but if /when i do I will e-mail him a medium resolution watermarked copy.
I never had the intention of selling them to him, if I did I would have a set rate for all the images and told him straight away, and then when I got them email invoice him and send the full size non-watermarked photos.
What does everyone think about this, me personally i'm more inclined to give them a small watermarked copy of the photo and if it was to be submittable (maybe in the future) get his name and check that its ok if I send it to 'x' mag. On the selling hand I can nly see problems with getting payment unless it was all done on the spot (including transfer of the photos).
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