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  1. riu

    Alternative to Canon 17 - 40 L Lens...

    When i used my 7d the efs 17-55 was without my main lens. Since moving to the 5d i don't use it nowadays, but a great combo
  2. riu

    Has anyone completed the Photography Institute online course?

    Steve. OU course or the one in the thread?
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    Has anyone completed the Photography Institute online course?

    All, I have recently completed the Diploma run by the Blackford Centre gaining a distinction. Prior to doing the course I had only a little experience of photography. I am a person who needs some direction, this course gave me that. The actual content of the course did not learn me a great deal...
  4. riu

    Few Shots from Boxing Gym Shoot

    having photographed boxers in poorly lit gyms I appreciate your shots. Hope your mate does well
  5. riu

    Grizzly Bear (Alberta), Black Bear (British Columbia)

    Thanks Paul youre right, it is a beautiful country
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    Grizzly Bear (Alberta), Black Bear (British Columbia)

    Paul, the Okanagan valley is the last part of our 25 day trip. We fly into Vancouver then move on towards Prince George/Prince Rupert then back towards Wells Gray , Jasper , Revelstoke then to the Valley. We did a trip last year starting in Vancouver onto Tofino,.Uculcelot, Telegraph cove, then...
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    Grizzly Bear (Alberta), Black Bear (British Columbia)

    These were shot with a 300mm f2.8
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    Grizzly Bear (Alberta), Black Bear (British Columbia)

    Hi Gordon, thanks, and will checkout your link. Planning a trip up your way !
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    Grizzly Bear (Alberta), Black Bear (British Columbia)

    Gordon, We should be in the valley last week in May. kind regards Steve
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    Grizzly Bear (Alberta), Black Bear (British Columbia)

    Gordon, thanks for the offer of the advice. The next time, we are heading to Wells Gray National Park, then onto Jasper, Revelstoke and ending up in the Okanagan valley around Kelowna
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    Grizzly Bear (Alberta), Black Bear (British Columbia)

    Thanks George, it was a great experience, and one I will be repeating!!
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    Grizzly Bear (Alberta), Black Bear (British Columbia)

    Black Bear (Tofino) by steve, on Flickr']Black Bear (Tofino) by steve, on Flickr[/URL] Will post some Black Bear shots soon
  13. riu

    Humpback Whales, Shetland

    Another species on my list. Well spotted
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    Grizzly Bear (Alberta), Black Bear (British Columbia)

    Looks like a trip to Canada BC is on the cards for you http://www.canadatravelspecialists.com/holidays/canadian-wildlife-holidays?gclid=CNPdkuiE1MkCFUoUwwodxAMDaQ 2016 flights all booked, We will do the research prior to departure, and then choose an area to visit. Then get local knowledge...
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    Grizzly Bear (Alberta), Black Bear (British Columbia)

    Grizzly Bear from this years trip to Canada, already looking forward to the return trip in 2016, Spirit Bears next time Grizzly - Alberta by steve, on Flickr
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    A new direction - SWPP Mentoring???

    Phil, I know it was a genuine question- you live in Yorkshire ;), and I did nt mean to come across as defensive. I value the time you and other forum members put in to advise others. I will heed advice and keep clear of the said organisation. Going to trawl the net and see what networking I can...
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    A new direction - SWPP Mentoring???

    Phil, I am not naïve and I understand I have a lot to learn, my thoughts on "mentoring" were more down the line of building a professional relationship with someone far more talented than myself that could guide me on where I am, and what I need to to get where I want to be. I am happy for my...
  18. riu

    A new direction - SWPP Mentoring???

    Dan, can you recommend any of the other organisations that offer mentoring?
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    A new direction - SWPP Mentoring???

    Hmmm - think I may look elsewhere thanks
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    A new direction - SWPP Mentoring???

    Hi, Having dabbled in photography for a good few years, mainly in wildlife and sport I have found I quite like photographing people. A while back i went on a wedding and portrait course and loved it. Since then I have done a couple of friends weddings with reasonable success. I am now wanting...
  21. riu

    Off Camera Flash for dramatic skies/portraits

    Thanks everyone, I think the "flash" penny as dropped. Now out to play and test the theory . Once again thanks.
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    Off Camera Flash for dramatic skies/portraits

    thanks for the info, will be using manual flash, but will try the latter two methods. If I want the ambient to remain as metered, but want more light on the subject, are my options, more power, flash closer to subject or open Aperature up? regards Steve
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    Off Camera Flash for dramatic skies/portraits

    I am very new to the concept of OFF Camera Flash, and would like some advice on how to set up for a portrait with a dramatic sky. I get the bit about taking an ambient reading of the background so in this case the cloudy sky, so lets say ISO 200, F16 @ 1/160TH. I then place OCF to the left of...
  24. riu

    600mm best (cost effective) option for Canon

    Another user of 300 2.8 Mk1 with convertors, was looking to go down the 150-600 route. Tried one, and to be honest was decent. But not in the same league as the 300mm. Only you will decide, and its difficult. Steve
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    Red Kites at Harewood

    Cracking set Les, Harewood only up the road from me, might have to give it a whirl this week. Can you still park at the village hall?
  26. riu

    Info Classifieds Forums - The Ratio Explained [Deleted]

    Yep!, No problem for me.:agree:
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    Benro C-2692T+B1 Travel Angel 2 Carbon Fibre Tripod

    Cheers SK, I have a gitzo as my main wildlife pod, however due to the size and weight I won't be able to take it with me [emoji22], hence the reason for something lighter. A lot of the tripod work will be waterfalls and landscapes with a short zoom- 24-70. The 300mm will sit on it but only when...
  28. riu

    Benro C-2692T+B1 Travel Angel 2 Carbon Fibre Tripod

    Hi Phil, thanks. Looking at the spec it will hold 12kg, which will be more than adequate for my needs. Steve.
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    Benro C-2692T+B1 Travel Angel 2 Carbon Fibre Tripod

    Advice required. Later this year I am going to Canada for several weeks. The main aim of the trip is bears and eagles, and some landscape stuff. As weight and space will be a premium I am in the market for a strong but light tripod that folds down small enough to go in my backpack. I will want...
  30. riu

    White Collar Boxing

    Steve - I personally agree with the over processed shot in 1, however this is the look I was trying to create for David Morris (the fighter on the left). Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.
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