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  1. Just finished it, sfx were a bit Ropey at times, but enjoyable none the less
  2. Did you get any good Graffitti street stuff?
  3. Honestly? Neither. If you're going for a longer lens shot of a skater, you want the skater much smaller in the frame, so it turns more into a shot of the environment that just so happens to have a skater in it. If you're going for a closer up shot you want to be much closer and actually on top of the min ramp, ideally with a wide angle/fish eye lens that distorts everything and makes everything look even more extreme than it is.. Also you can't quite see the guys face and on the first one you've shot too early and his truck isn't on the coping yet (I've got loads like that!), the second one looks like a rock to fakie or something and he will have extended the board right onto the platform at some point giving a much nice bodyform, instead he just looks hunched over.. Check out Leo Sharps shots from Boardmasters 2017 , which has a similar setup (I think its the same King ramp actually)... bonus points if you can spot me in them! https://sidewalkmag.com/skateboard-news/boardmasters-2017-skate-gallery.html Skateboarding shots are like anything really, you need to kind of know your subject a little to get anything good out of it... I can pretty much work out what someone is going to do by looking at their feet position on their board as they approach the transition, skaters are also creatures of habit... a lot of the time they'll do the same sequence of tricks, so you can watch them and work out what trick the'll likely be doing in 2 tricks time and get yourself in position! I don't want this to come over has harshly critical as everyone has to start somewhere and I'm guessing you didn't go just to shoot the skaters.. but thought you might like some constructive criticism! You'd have probably been allowed up on the ramp if you asked, stuff like this run by skaters tends to be a fairly chilled out affair!
  4. Here's a couple of shots from the past few nights, it's a shot I've been after for a couple of years, but a combination of being busy, the moon or the weather always seem to get in the way... anyway I tried it on Thursday night, but the clouds came in after only 30 mins, a bit luckier last night... still some clouds on the horizon reflecting the light from Salisbury but not too bad none the less. It's a 3 shot vertical panorama shot in portrait. There is a bit of light cloud right at the very top on the left that annoys me slightly, but I can't be bothered to fix it at the moment.... the bright orange star just above the left hand side of Stonehenge is actually Saturn. I managed to kill two birds with one stone with these, as I've just picked up the Canon 16-35 and 24-70 f/4 lenses. I've got the f/2.8 versions but they weigh a ton and i'm trying to get the weight of my kit bag down as climbing mountains etc in the dark with 18kg on your back isn't exactly fun! Anyway, I wanted to see if they would be ok for astro stuff as i'm off to Iceland next week and want to make sure they'll be ok for the lights. Luckily at f/4 they seem absolutely fine and a hell of a lot sharper than my extremely battered f/2.8 versions! The bottomt shot was taken on Wednesday night, the cloud came in after about 30 mins ruining the night (Luckily I'm only 25 mins away), so I headed back last night and whilst the cloud again rolled in it stayed away long enough to get the shot I wanted (top shot) The biggest problem I found was the fact that the Milky Way keeps moving, so to keep it in the center (or as close to is as possible) you have to keep shifting left and go through the whole leveling/lining up the shot rigmarole again. The bottom shot also has a meteor going right through the milky way!
  5. I've used MPB on numerous occasions and can vouch for them... I've probably spent 5k with them...
  6. Anyone worth their salt would have already put an offer in, a Brazilian fella who is in partnership with a Gold mining company, who also happens to be a pastor doesn't sound dodgy as fuck at all...
  7. Drums tend to be hollow, or they don't make very good drum sounds... the thing we talk about on the internet
  8. Err yeah sort of, it was their helmets not their actual heads /pedantic
  9. Get a cheap crop sensor with an 18-55mm kit lens and go from there. Something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-250D-EF-s-18-55mm-4-5-6/dp/B07QHPBZNX/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=canon+250d&qid=1566497000&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExQzA1NEcxVExVTEowJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTk5MjkwMjQyRzZUQklUWE5FOCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMDkzNjQ0Q1dIRzlONlZRV0dRJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ== With regards to size, to be honest, once you start looking at cameras with interchangeable lenses the actual size of the camera is immaterial (unless you're looking at a canon 1dx or Nikon equivalent monster) as the bulkieness tends to come from the lenses, and the better the lens the larger and heavier it is due to the amount of glass in it etc... so the size of the actual camera tends to not be that much of an issue. When it comes to what make to go for, they're all pretty much identical these days, if you pixel peep you'll notice differences if you really really look, but most people don't. When people ask me what make to go for I always tell them the same answer, Get the same make that your friends might have so you can borrow their lenses!
  10. Don't forget Disney own the TV rights to Spider-man, so he can still popup in the MCU , just possibly not on the big screen...
  11. What is it you actually want to take photos of?
  12. Just moved over to the Kase filter system, as much as I love Lee, they scratch to buggery just by looking at them and as soon as you get any sea spray on them they're fecked........ hoping to get out and try them tonight...
  13. I'm there somewhere...
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