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    So assuming I have at least a few feet of focal...

    So assuming I have at least a few feet of focal plane to work with, if I focus on the eyes of one parent, the 5 year old and the other parent's eyes will also be in focus I'd they are standing within...
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    I'll be shooting with a 5D2 and 70-200 f/2.8 IS...

    I'll be shooting with a 5D2 and 70-200 f/2.8 IS II. Thanks for the DOF calculator and tips. So if i read this correctly, i can focus on anything within the calculated depth of field and everything...
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    Advice for family portraits

    I'm shooting some portraits for a family of three as a favour. The child is 5 yrs old and I'm looking for some tips, composition/pose suggestions, or any advice in general that you can share. I'll be...
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    Thanks Denise and Jayson. Setup was pretty...

    Thanks Denise and Jayson. Setup was pretty simple. I used one flash with a shoot through umbrella setup at camera left about 45 degrees and shooting downward at about 30 degrees. I had a DIY...
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    Here are a couple from the shoot yesterday....

    Here are a couple from the shoot yesterday. Overall, I'd say a very successful shoot. My cousin was pretty happy with a lot of the shots we made.
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    Thanks for the tips guys. Since it is for my...

    Thanks for the tips guys. Since it is for my cousin, I have a little more flexibility in my attempts, even if it takes me more than a day to get the best shots. Hopefully I can get something good in...
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    Not the best, but I think my cousin will be able...

    Not the best, but I think my cousin will be able to direct them a little.
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    Advice on pet photo shoot

    My cousin has asked me to do a photo shoot with her two Yorkshire terriers. The shoot Will be in her home and could potentially get to the backyard. She wants to get some good portraits to blow up...
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    Thanks for the tip Sean. I was trying to capture...

    Thanks for the tip Sean. I was trying to capture some dramatic type shots I've seen others do in the past in make-up ads or CD covers. Is there a general rule of thumb on the power ratio to use for...
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    I just bought a grid for my flash. Here are a few...

    I just bought a grid for my flash. Here are a few shots. The last one is with a gel. My first time using both. Welcome your critiques.
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    Yeah it's amazing how much better things are with...

    Yeah it's amazing how much better things are with a basic setup like this. I found a really cool website that is very informative for speedlite photography. Heres's the link:
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    Yeah it's amazing how much better things are with...

    Yeah it's amazing how much better things are with a basic setup like this. I found a really cool website that is very informative for speedlite photography. Heres's the link:
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    I have two more flashes. Had one setup as a rim...

    I have two more flashes. Had one setup as a rim light, but my transceiver batteries died at the beginning of the shoot. Will try it with the rim light the next chance I get (with fully charged...
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    A few more from the series: ...

    A few more from the series:

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8013/7587824152_82bd1b269a_c.jpg
    Untitled by MAzing Pictures, on Flickr

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8161/7587835060_74753f0930_c.jpg...
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    Purchased the Westcott 43" umbrella kit...

    Purchased the Westcott 43" umbrella kit yesterday. Used it with my 430EXII and Yongnuo triggers. Here are a few shots from my first time using a light modifier. They have been post processed in...
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    Anyone have any thoughts on these?

    Anyone have any thoughts on these?
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    Thanks for the tips. I have read quite a few...

    Thanks for the tips. I have read quite a few creative DIY options. I think once I purchase the stands and swivels, I can explore some of them. It's a bit tough right now to position and place without...
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    Thanks for the feedback Sean. I found a couple of...

    Thanks for the feedback Sean. I found a couple of Westcott kits that provide the stands, swivels, and modifiers. These are the links:
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    Wow that's a lot of gear. I think I'll focus on...

    Wow that's a lot of gear. I think I'll focus on modifiers and stands for the speedlites I recently purchased. Based on the feedback I've read thus far, it looks like an umbrella and soft box may be a...
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    Thanks for your feedback. I'm probably more...

    Thanks for your feedback. I'm probably more interested in shooting outdoors than anything else. I tried to setup a shot with my wife and dog in the park. I quickly realized that the light was harsh...
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    Help with selecting light modifiers

    I have recently purchased a few speedlites (430EXII and 2 Yongnuo 560II's). I'm relatively new to flash photography and looking at all of the different modifiers available is pretty overwhelming. I...
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    Yongnuo RF-603C wireless flash trigger

    I just purchased 4 of these wireless triggers along with a couple of YN560-II speedlites. I already had a 430EXII. I wanted to know if I could shoot the 430EXII off camera at high speed sync using...
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    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7128/7544958210_745c...

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    Casey Sprinters by MAzing Pictures, on Flickr

    This is Casey in action at the park. He loves to sprint as soon as we take him off the...
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    Rich, thanks once again for your generous...

    Rich, thanks once again for your generous feedback. I tried the expansion point setting with the center point focus. I also used the back button auto focus. I also changed the IS mode from 1 to 2 on...
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    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8163/7511646444_7486...

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8163/7511646444_7486887e7b_c.jpg
    IMG_1390 by MAzing Pictures, on Flickr

    This is Cujo. I'm still learning how to take better (sharper) action shots.
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