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11/28/2009 10:44:13 AM · #1
Yeah! He causes me grief! He costs me money! And he never lets up!

I had to go buy another Lens 'cause he said I needed it.....of course, I actually had a friend who had one he didn't use any more 'cause he bought a 5D MkII, so he gave me a deal so good I just can't even mention it. (AMOST like the darn Bear KNEW this would happen!)

He's forcing me to reach out of my comfort zone in my photography.

He's making me learn how to edit in ways that I've not yet taken the time and effort to understand.

He even makes me look at my behaviors on the site!

He's kind and patient and encouraging, even when I'm frustrated.......

What a pain in the neck!.......8>)

Thanks, Robert!

Oh.....and I'm sittin' on a 6.34 in the first challenge I entered with the new lens!
11/28/2009 10:57:39 AM · #2
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Oh and Jeb, congrats on your new lens and great score.\

Ray
11/28/2009 11:24:34 AM · #3
Jeb you will love that lens! It is my favorite for landscapes. Sharp and the colors are wonderful. Try it with a good polarizer and you will be amazed.
11/28/2009 11:25:12 AM · #4
I think it's worth mentioning that this seems to be a characteristic of some good people here.

They push, cajole, help, encourage, and just generally force you to get off your @$$ and really reach for your potential.

It's funny, but when I put work in a gallery these days, I'm not so easily impressed because I see so much more inspired and creative work here on a daily basis.

I also see myself making less mistakes in my owm\n work.

It also seems to take less and less time to edit images.

Hmm......wonder why that is?????

I can think of at leats a haf dozen people who have taken time with me to make me a better photographer.

For *NO* pay, I might add....
11/28/2009 11:30:25 AM · #5
Originally posted by jbsmithana:

Jeb you will love that lens! It is my favorite for landscapes. Sharp and the colors are wonderful. Try it with a good polarizer and you will be amazed.

I dunno......it is going to take some learning to get a feel for it.....

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This is my reject for the November Free Study.

Message edited by author 2009-11-28 11:32:39.
11/28/2009 12:05:41 PM · #6
I used that lens once and it saved my ass. I was shooting a wedding that was supposed to be outside. Of course it rained all day and they were forced to hold the wedding in a very small Inn. Think about putting about 80 people in a space about 60x60. Great lens, have fun Jeb.
11/28/2009 12:16:12 PM · #7
I have that lens and I love it!! You will too, and yes Bear has a way of pushing you forward. I've never met the man but I pay close attention when he posts because I always learn something from it.
11/28/2009 01:24:34 PM · #8
Yeah, Bear is a bear. I've got some complaints about that Jeb guy too. He encourages me to do what I like and improve those, instead of doing the drop shots and wine glasses that tend to always score well. I blame him for all my low scores (and my own talent and skill for all the high ones).

(Tongue planted firmly in cheek as I typed that)
11/28/2009 01:57:22 PM · #9
Robert is an absolute class act in every way. Glad to see him recognized for it.

Thanks for taking the time to post this.

~Terry
11/28/2009 02:30:09 PM · #10
Yeah, he made me buy a wide angle lens too. And I've been truly grateful ever since. I LOVE shooting wide.

Now if someone would just kick my ass into gear so I can reach my potential.... :-)
11/28/2009 05:16:00 PM · #11
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None of my cameras will accept the 10-22, but I make do with the Sigma 12-24. It's wide on my 10D and 1DmkII and it's ridiculously wide on my 5DmkII. I only wish it focused closer.

And yeah, that Bear Music guy is something else...in a totally good way, of course.

Message edited by author 2009-11-28 17:16:57.
11/28/2009 05:25:42 PM · #12
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

I think it's worth mentioning that this seems to be a characteristic of some good people here.

They push, cajole, help, encourage, and just generally force you to get off your @$$ and really reach for your potential.

It's funny, but when I put work in a gallery these days, I'm not so easily impressed because I see so much more inspired and creative work here on a daily basis.

I also see myself making less mistakes in my owm\n work.

It also seems to take less and less time to edit images.

Hmm......wonder why that is?????

I can think of at leats a haf dozen people who have taken time with me to make me a better photographer.

For *NO* pay, I might add....
When you edit your images do you use (actions) thats if you use PS or do you use layer after layer to get what you want out of an image
11/28/2009 05:38:09 PM · #13
Originally posted by toddster45:

When you edit your images do you use (actions) thats if you use PS or do you use layer after layer to get what you want out of an image


Ermmmm... Before he met *me*, he had no idea what an action was, and thought a layer was where his breakfast egg comes from. Now he knows about these things, but to be honest I'm not sure how much he's actually *using* them at this point.

The thing is, Jeb moves at his own pace; something I heartily recommend to all of you. It's great to garner information, I'm all for it, but if you try to *use* it all at once you get bogged down in technique at the expense of vision. To Jeb's credit, he's doing it the other way around, and that's the right way...

And thanks, Jeb, for the shout-out.

R.
11/28/2009 05:50:05 PM · #14
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by toddster45:

When you edit your images do you use (actions) thats if you use PS or do you use layer after layer to get what you want out of an image


Ermmmm... Before he met *me*, he had no idea what an action was, and thought a layer was where his breakfast egg comes from. Now he knows about these things, but to be honest I'm not sure how much he's actually *using* them at this point.

The thing is, Jeb moves at his own pace; something I heartily recommend to all of you. It's great to garner information, I'm all for it, but if you try to *use* it all at once you get bogged down in technique at the expense of vision. To Jeb's credit, he's doing it the other way around, and that's the right way...

And thanks, Jeb, for the shout-out.

R.


Yes well i,m bogged down and lost in the world of editing i have this image i was going to submit but it needed (what i think some very good PS work ) so i just dabbled with it kept undoing and so till i was so frastrated with it i gave up
11/28/2009 07:29:58 PM · #15
Originally posted by Spazmo99:


None of my cameras will accept the 10-22, but I make do with the Sigma 12-24. It's wide on my 10D and 1DmkII and it's ridiculously wide on my 5DmkII. I only wish it focused closer.


Whoa whoa whoa... the 12-24 is a full-frame lens??
11/28/2009 09:50:18 PM · #16
Originally posted by robshookphoto:

Originally posted by Spazmo99:


None of my cameras will accept the 10-22, but I make do with the Sigma 12-24. It's wide on my 10D and 1DmkII and it's ridiculously wide on my 5DmkII. I only wish it focused closer.


Whoa whoa whoa... the 12-24 is a full-frame lens??


The Sigma 12-24 is indeed a full frame lens. I shot my last challenge entry with it on my 5DmkII.
11/28/2009 10:29:38 PM · #17
Thankfully I have my very own, lanky redhead version of Bear, aka Canon Gangsta, to gently nudge me along and show me how to do cool things like lighting a set with an off-camera flash, tripod and 3-second exposure...thanks Ryan, I owe you a lot!
11/28/2009 10:31:06 PM · #18
The super-wide lenses are very fun. I can't even imagine why it took me so long to buy my Sigma 10-20. Cram all the crap you can into the frame; it's great fun. I think it will be a good fit for you for up close and personal shots of old degraded stuff too.
11/28/2009 11:04:28 PM · #19
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Originally posted by jbsmithana:

Jeb you will love that lens! It is my favorite for landscapes. Sharp and the colors are wonderful. Try it with a good polarizer and you will be amazed.

I dunno......it is going to take some learning to get a feel for it.....

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This is my reject for the November Free Study.


Wow, if that's the reject I can't wait to see the good one. Very nice.
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