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  1. so on amazon you can get international models. do you have any idea what that means other than it being from another country lol? I live in the US... so other than the obvious of shipping from somewhere else does this have any ramifications I should know about? I'm probably going to go with the III to start with and use the rest of my money to save up for either a good macro lens or even an upgrade for my t4i get better than the 18MP my current camera has up to maybe the t6i for the 24... maybe even find something that performs better at higher ISOs
  2. So many decisions lol So 2 more things... If you were to choose between VA(or III even) and VI which would you choose? I know VI is bad indoors and without as much light but it has a superior zoom.... so in your opinions which would you prefer? Also if you were to decide to spend enough to get the Vi... so 900ish and you had been using a canon rebel t4i would you instead decide to upgrade to mirrorless or even a better rebel? I do have some lenses for the canon so ideally I could stay in canon compatible.
  3. zoom wise im considering because a lot of the pictures I enjoy taking are of wild life... like that pesky woodpecker that flys away every damn time I pull out the dslr but if I could snap a picture faster ... well you get where Im going with that lol
  4. So how much do you guys trust Ebay? looking at a Used V or VI depending on if I want the zoom or not you can get a used V for about the same price as a III on amazon.... ofc you can get a III at a real nice price on ebay too lol
  5. yeah, I wont make any choices till I can make an informed decision on both parts of my question... and to make things even more annoying for me now I'm wondering if mirrorless would be compact enough for me lol I'm using an older canon EOS T4i so mirrorless would be a huge step in the smaller direction in itself. So many choices.... although getting a base model of the rx100 or such just to keep in my car probably wouldn't be a bad idea no matter what I choose in the end
  6. theres also the ricoh GR II which I am reading good things about Ideally id not spend the 1000 for the X100F so Im trying to find a more reasonably priced camera
  7. So I am planing on buying either a pocket camera for the on the go shots that I don't have time to pull out my primary camera but Im deciding which one I want.... I was considering something like the canon powershot G5 X or Fujifilm XF10... maybe the X100F on the outside Will pictures from these pass QC? Also the other option I was considering was buying a small camcorder... but if I get a high quality camcorder is it possible to extract stills that will pass QC? Sometimes I think it would be easiest to just set up a video of fox babies for instance and just extract the stills I want from that video. So is that a possibility? Thanks
  8. Costs about $150 here in the US and before I actually sold pictures I would be sure to get it, up until I sell something though it is considerably cheaper to learn and even take pictures for practice.
  9. So I have never flown a drone before and have a tight budget so if Id be hard pressed to buy an expensive one, let along wreck it and have to replace it due to my never flown one before with black friday and cyber monday and all the deals that involves I was considering possibly getting a starter drone... preferably one I could at least try to take some quality pictures with without all the bells and whistles of the expensive ones. Do you guys have any recommendations on what types to look for, or should I go real cheap and get a crappy camera one and sell to like adobe for practice before I try to get a drone with a higher MP, the advantage to that would be if I wreck it Id be out a small amount. Any advice in this area? Thanks
  10. Thanks for all the answers guys, as for MDMs questions, Im in the US so USD, sorry I should of made that clear before. As for other monitors, I often will have on one of my monitors a movie going or something, which I enjoy a bigger monitor for that even if the color wont be as good... I KNOW I wont have the money for a rather large monitor that has the quality I need so I'll continue to make do with what I have. my secondary monitor though or tertiary which usually has either business related stuff or whatnot is also the monitor(s) that run LR so one of those monitors are the ones I need to upgrade. Don't know why I talked about it in the original post, must of been chatty I guess but that's the explanation to that comment. I suppose if I need to I can expand my budget and wait a payday or 2 before I buy, I just wanted to get one soon is all. I'll look into both Eizo and BenQ Thanks again guys!
  11. This is the one I was leaning toward until I saw the 4k Monitors https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00877ZOYK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=A1L9D0A8YQ4I2J&psc=1
  12. Hey, I am about to buy a new monitor as mine is a bear to keep properly calibrated, I dont need a big one since I'll still use my regular montor for everything and I'll adda 3rd screen for proper coloring and such. I was considering a Acer CB281HK, a 28 inch 4k UHD with IPS. its at the local best buy and is close to what I was thinking of spending... 500 was my limit and was aiming for 3-400. It also has 1ms response, 100,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast , 300 cd/m2 brightness, and 3850x2160 resolution.... most of that I dont know much about since I am dumb when it comes to monitor stats lol Is this a pretty good monitor or should I be looking at something else? Before I buy anything I figured I should run it past people with experience. Thanks.
  13. we seem to of gone off topic as this was mainly about editing pictures but either way Thanks everyone for the advice
  14. Dog Catching a Stick? My original test photo was 2 foxes playing but yes I have agreed from the start that it wasn't one I would submit, but it was one I wanted to practice editing on And maybe you are right that no one will be interested in fox photos, or any other of my wildlife pictures, but that wont stop me from submitting the ones that look the best. I may do good, or I may fall on my butt and fail but the only sure thing in life is if you don't put yourself out there and try then you never will succeed in anything. So I'll give it my best and see what happens.
  15. yeah I'll probably end up cropping it out, that picture hasnt been cropped yet so I have some room to work... I just am confused by what caused that lol I have no clue if its something I did or if it was something being put off by the tree or what... just odd is all so last picture to show for awhile I think is this one: http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=bpRy0IYlPgO7P9FF0HWuuIh4l5k2TGxc#.WPUaCIgrKUk I'm posting this one just to clear up sharpness....again Im working with an amateurs eye still but to me that looks good, other than the brightness of course... when I look at a picture like that I don't want to see a sharp background cause that would take away from the subject itself. Am I wrong in that belief? I ask cause that will directly affect my picture taking. I mean I understand that if I focus wrong, or have a bad shutter speed, or am just moving when I take the picture all would affect sharpness on the subject itself, but is the background a problem as well?
  16. Thanks for the help, I dont mind not subitting that photo, like I said its more for practice so I don't accidentally screw up one that I do want to submit later Especially as I have probably thousands of fox photos as for the last 3 years a male and a female has taken residence on my property lol I still cant get REALLY close to them since I don't want to teach em not to fear people. Id hate to see someone in town walking around with a fox tail after I taught em not to fear me and thus people. Still I can get close enough for a 400 lens to get good shots. As for the falling in love with photos there is one that just fore cuteness factor I love that I had to leave just for personal amusement... but considering what can be done with lightroom I'll post it quick and get your take on it too. http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=bpRy0IYlPgPzMK%2BzjNiebIh4l5k2TGxc#.WPUCAYgrKUk If you look to the left theres a cloud around one of the pine cones, it wasn't a dirty lens cause that cloud only showed up when I took pictures of that tree... is it possible I got whatever it is that pine cones let off... like pollen or whatever it is called for evergreens? Drives me nuts cause really liked the picture So do you know what happened so I don't do it again or is there a way to get LR to fix it?
  17. yeah your right, http://oi66.tinypic.com/23mndrb.jpg does look better... I added more color This isnt so much for getting past my first QC, I have a few pictures I am pretty sure will pass... thsi is more for me learning how to get Lr to make a sub optimal picture closer to what I will need. and just practice. I wont be able to set up wildlife pictures to have perfect poses in perfect light with no clutter and whatnot, so this stuff will need to be done at some point as long as I want to take wildlife pictures. If that makes sense... thats why Im beating this photo to death. apparently my issue will be sharpness cause to me the fox and the grass they are playing on does not look THAT bad to me... the closest grass I have issues with and the grass in the distance is obviously less sharp and focused but that is unavoidable isn't it?
  18. http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=bpRy0IYlPgMhaiOTjl2Gnoh4l5k2TGxc#.WPPWbIgrKUl there is me doing it with just the white dropper and not adjusting the green its also above the 17mb size restriction, and cropped decently.... I know it probably wouldnt pass inspection but what about it sticks out to you guys as bad? the only thing that really catches my eye is I missed a leaf just to left of em in the blurry background but other than that nothing jumps out as horrible anymore but I am still learning so my eye isn't as good as most of yours
  19. http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=bpRy0IYlPgMcjXyRb%2FnEcYh4l5k2TGxc#.WPOwBYjyuUk thats probably where I would crop it if I were going to submit this one, it would give me 23.5m uncompressed so it would make size restrictions I think, least as far as I can see on restrictions. I may of sharpened it too much and am still playing with colors and whatnot... I can tell you one thing though, one of my first purchases will be a new monitor lol I calibrated not 4 months ago and had to do it again today. I really like spot removal
  20. yeah if I was going to try to make that picture for sale I would want to edit the green hue some, I just grabbed a picture that had junk laying around though to illistrate my point. I wasn't setting this pic up for publishing Im just playing with lightroom some seeing what I can do and what I cant... out of curiosity if I did wnat to make this greener would you do it with camera calibration and adjust the green primary there in lightroom or is it better to do it in the HSL/Color/B&W section? or doesnt it really matter as long as the effect is right when your done?
  21. as for removing litter heres an example of a photo of mine... its not my best nor my worst but a good picture to ask my question with. http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=bpRy0IYlPgNVxTS0XKqp5oh4l5k2TGxc#.WPObK4jyvmU is the original http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=bpRy0IYlPgO4MXb%2BN%2BhgN4h4l5k2TGxc#.WPObcYjyuUk is one I edited to remove an annoying stick... would it be safe to pull out the leaves and such as well or would that be pushing it? I made things a lil brighter as well but I havent done a close 100% look yet, I just wanted to have an example
  22. Thanks for the help guys, as for how long I've been professional... not long at all but I have been taking pictures for myself and family for awhile now... the jump to selling has me intimidated and second guessing everything though but even if i waited another 10 years I still would be intimidated in 10 years and second guessing everything then instead of now so... no time like the present I guess. As for what I take them in, I take em in raw format but sometime ago I was taking some pictures and made the comment in front of an aunt of mine who is professional that if my settings weren't perfect I could edit em later and thus started a very long lecture on why I should aim to do the least amount of editing possible...while her and I don't exactly get along, that lecture stuck with me and ever since I try to set up photos and settings as much as possible to come out right from the start... if she was right or wrong I dunno but that is where I got that idea of having everything perfect at the camera level.
  23. Out of curiosity how much editing do you guys do to photos before submitting them? So you crop and tweak things or do you try to keep it close to the original and let the buyers edit things how they like. I was looking at cropping some of my photos to remove some of the surrounding landscape but I found if I get too liberal with the cropping I wont make the required sizes on the photos... for instance if I used say the 16x10 preset in lightroom cropping then I cut sizes awfully close.. if it makes any difference my initial photos are 5184x3456.... as for what I would want to crop em to depends a lot on the photos of course... the closer I can get to the subject the less I would want to crop I imagine a lot of this will come with more experience but for now Im taking a tactic of less editing is better, just not sure if thats the right move or not. Also will adjusting say the exposure get me rejected? for instance I was taking pictures on a sunny day and a cloud came overhead and I failed to adjust my camera settings... if I adjust say the exposure to brighten things up a bit is that wrong? Another issue Ive had, spot removal... say I got a picture of some wildlife playing and a piece of wood was close to them that looked terrible... honestly it looked like a turd lol but it was part of a branch.... it was in a nice grassy area. Can I use spot removal to get rid of that stick and make it look like just more grass or will that get me disqualified as well? Yes I know I should try to adjust things when I take pictures so I dont run into these problems but sometimes wildlife just wont cooperate with my plans...wont let me get too close, sitting in the wrong spots, etc.... the jerks So yeah, how much pre submission editing do you guys actually do? at the moment I do most my work in lightroom but I also have photoshop if I need it. Thanks.
  24. I have a bunch of photos, especially of foxes but also of birds, bugs, and flowers.... I do nature a lot if I cant find an animal I'll look to flowers for bumblebees or whatever. I'll try to branch out eventually but I just love nature photos. it started when a couple of foxes decided to live in my back yard in a burn pile full of branches and whatnot... when I started seeing pups running around I started taking pictures and found the joy in photography. so now I go on walks and whatnot and take pictures where I find things that catch my eye. I still take pictures of the family of foxes that still resides here, not sure if they are the same foxes over the years or the kids but every year we have a batch of babies running around here
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