I thought this would be a good thread for everyone to come in and tell a little about yourself, especially as the forum is just getting started.
My name is Michael Andrew, but I go by Michael The Maven. I have been a Canon shooter for almost 10 years now and I LOVE Canon gear.
I started off primarily as a portrait and wedding photorgapher, after a few years of working as a videographer in the wedding industry in Alabama. For the past 5 years, I have run a free online photography school for beginning Canon shooters and have have produced several Canon training videos, many clips of which can be seen on Youtube. I am intimiately familiar with the following Canon gear:
Canon Rebel XSi
Canon Rebel T1i
Canon Rebel T2i
Canon Rebel T3i
Canon Rebel T4i
Canon Speedlite 430, 580 Ex, Exii
Canon Speedlite 600
I look forward to meeting everyone and sharing my knowledge with you if I can help!
show us what you think is so terrible so we can offer suggestions maybe? I know theres a lot of GREAT photographers on here. And also some who are in the same predicament as you, or are beginners too. (dont expect a moderator to say anything unless its spectacular) Id love to see what you've made too.
We ALL can benefit from someone critiquing our work or making suggestions. Just try not to take any of it personally when they do. (like I did at first) Lets see what you made? I dont have any or Id post
Hello, name's Dave. Dusting off my Rebel T4i and 430 EXII flash since the community theater I'm in asked me to take pictures of our cast for our next production. We used to hire a pro, but the board decided to nix the expense since I offered to do it for free. Hoping I can pick up some tips while I'm re-familiarizing myself with the camera.
Check out CREATELIVE.com.....they offer classes that revew EVERY SETTING on EVERY camera. (esp Canon)
The guy (John Greengo) used to work for Canon and Nat Geo and he is VERY thorough, and excellent teacher.. Its the best way I learned my new camera and it isnt so overwhelming anymore. He makes it very easy to memorize what settings will work well in situations etc....
here is a link. I hope this helps. They arent real expensive, but its an investment in your future. They do have free weekly classes (if you have time) you just have to check the schedule.
[Mod note: Link removed per FORUM GUIDELINES]
hope your shoot comes out great! I can bet knowing your camera settings can only help you become an expert! He also reviews ALL the flash settings, 1st curtain. 2nd curtain etc.....Good to know if your gonna use your flash to get the results you want. He also reviews how to shoot "on stage" performances, which might come in handy....
Let us know how it all comes out.
Hello, my name is Todd Lambert and I was invited by Canon to help launch their new online forums.
I am primarily a night photographer but I do dabble in just about anything else that catches my fancy. I love to shoot at night though, so if you have any questions or want to chat about low light photography, please hit me up.
I look forward to the growth of these forums and the wealth of knowledge they will eventually contain.