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Old 04-28-2011, 07:31 PM   #1
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My Brooks Institute Thread.

Hello everyone. This will be an ongoing thread during my time at the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. I'll be posting photos form my entire stay here including class work and off time photos.

Here are a couple to start.

Class - Day 1


A photo that I took during the Nikon demo. I snagged one of their 60mm Maco lenses and shot this. I WANT ONE! lol.





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Old 04-30-2011, 10:24 PM   #2
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Orientation is officially over and class starts on Monday. I changed my major from Pro-Photography to Visual Journalism.... I just feel that my passion lies in telling a true story and taking photos that tell a story versus photos that are posed and are more for advertisement than anything.

I will have to sell my D-90 and upgrade for this major to at least a 300S. I am a little excited about the upgrade, but I just don't have the money for that. I guess the fofo will have do without some upgrades/repairs for awhile. No biggie.

Even though I won't be taking pro-photo as my major, i will be taking quite a few of their classes as electives so I can still excel in my photography.

Another cool thing about visual journalism is that we get to learn video on our DSLR cameras and will be using that for some of our projects. I just hope that my instructor can stomach watching focus video after focus video lol..

I'm stoked!
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Congrats. And the 60mm Macro is a sweet lens.

Out of curiosity, why would you be upgrading to the D300s body?

It has the same ISO ability and Sensor as your D90. Did you just want the Metal Body and Trigger Ability? Or did you want more of a faster shutter rate for sports?

I personally think the D90 is a great camera. I have used a D300s many times and they do feel great, but after a few shots it can be quite heavy. The only reason I found pro-photogs that I know have this camera is because they need the rugged body for extreme outside weather shooting.

If you are looking for maybe a bit more quality photo and a faster shutter rate with great ISO ability ... I would look into the D7000. Its a great camera for the cost and still feels like the D90 with a Semi Metal Body (2 Pieces).

If you don't need the extra abilities of the D300s ... I would recommend saving up for some great Nikkor Glass for what you are shooting. For instance, I would love to get another camera (sold all of my bodies ... use the studios bodies ... D90, D300s or D700), but found since the studio lets me use their camera, I have been saving up for lenses and now looking at getting the 85 1.4 for more of my portrait work and low-light automotive/indoor sports.

Congrats again and look forward to seeing you photos pop up.

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Old 05-03-2011, 09:55 AM   #4
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They are telling me that for sports photography, I need a camera that uses a Compact Flash card over SD. The CF Cards write faster. I have noticed that with my D90 over my old Navy D200 that it does take a bit longer to write when using a high shutter speed in between bursts. I've missed a few shots in the past because of it... I probably won't use many of the features that the D300s over my D90, but it still is a better camera.
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That's incorrect. If you buy the Extreme Pro SD Cards, they write at 45mb/s over the standard SD of 5-8mb/s.

And that rivals the CF Cards. Evening the playing field.

And if you get the battery pack for the D90, that will add another 1-2 frames per second in your shutter ability.

Trust me, I have had debates with this and other photogs, then we went out and tested it and the D90 matched the D300s pretty close when you got the right cards and accessories.

Look into those pieces. The Extreme Pro Cards are much more expensive, but much cheaper than buying a whole new camera. About $75 for a 8gb. But I have the 16gb Extreme ... and have been extremely happy during sports when I use a D90. Fast write capabilities.

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To add ... that fact was true a long time ago, but again the Extreme Pro SD Cards by SanDisk definitely level out the speed of the SD VS CF Cards.

Then it comes down to the camera. Of which your D90 will be able to battle with the tops of the D300s and D700. Sure it won't take out the D3s, but it sure is enough to stay pretty close.

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I don't know how you feel about buying refurbished, but I picked up my camera from KEH, and have had zero issues with it. You can save yourself a few hundred bucks at least. Excellent condition D300S for $1219 up to Like New - condition for $1369. Still expensive, but cheaper than a $1700 new one.

http://www.keh.com/search?store=came...price=0&r=SE&e

I use a D90 at work on a daily basis, and I'd hate to see you have to part with such a solid workhorse of a camera.
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I really don't want to dump my D90... I'll look into and ask about the new cards with the faster write speed.

I already have the battery pack and love it. I did notice that it has sped up the HSP setting a bit.
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Yeah. Definitely do that.

I mean, what type of sports are you going to be shooting?

Since you are going into Visual Journalism, aren't most of your things going to be documentary style and less active?

The only sport I feel needs a super fast shutter is like Track and Field.

Cars look better with a slight slower shutter speed (get the motion look) and indoor sports are better with slower speeds as well because of the lack of light to run higher shutters.

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I'll be shooting just about everything that I can while I'm here. I'm actually looking forward to winter to get some snowboarding shots. I'll be doing Mountain Biking photos, anything sports...
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