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Old Oct 13, 2005, 10:04 AM   #21
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Chris,

Any weblinks to view pictures? I need all the help I can get.

Also the 20D does extremely well. 13x19 prints are no problem and I can't think of many people that want a picture larger than that. If they do, you can assist them, res-up a file and direct them to a good lab.

I like photography but the stress of being the key to someones memories makes me nervous. I'll stick to casual, fun!
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Old Oct 13, 2005, 10:29 AM   #22
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Sure! Here are a few from last weekend:

20D and 70-200IS (This shot was at 200mm (320mm equivalent), handheld at 1/40 second! Gotta love that IS):





20D and Tamron 28-75, wide open at f2.8:





20D and Tamron 28-75, wide open at f2.8:





Yet another Tamron 28-75 wide open f2.8:





OK, last one: 20D and Tamron 28-75 at f2.8:




There are some more small samples on my site at

http://www.imagineimagery.com

And at http://www.pbase.com/chris_miller (most of the wedding images here were taken with My Rebel XT and 17-85IS lens though.

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Excellent work there Chris! I'm almost sorry that I sold my Tamron for my Sigma 18-50mm EX DC... :blah:
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Old Oct 13, 2005, 1:04 PM   #24
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Chris,

Great shots! I love candids, spontaneous shots. Thanks for sharing!
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I wouldnt shoot a wedding for any level of serious money with a 20D. Better to use a Canon EOS 1D or 1DS. And stick with Canon "L" lenses. -- Terry
Terry, you may have a valid point. I don't shoot weddings for a living. In fact, I'd sooner not ever shoot one, however, my recent experience says you might be better to have two 20D's than one 1D.

My wife and I were helping a poor relation (Wah! Wah! If you don't take pictures at our wedding, we'll only have disposable cameras for the guests to use.). During a crucial moment--bridesmaids etc. coming up the aisle and the bride about to come along, too--the 580EX on my wife's 20D stopped working. She signalled me, and I stepped in with my Rebel XT and 420EX. She resolved her problem within five minutes or so, but those five minutes would have cost some important shots.

I learned two lessons from that wedding: 1. Don't shoot weddings, and 2. If you do, be sure to have two fully capable cameras on the job. Two 20D's will cost less than a 1DII and provide a lot of protection from camera failure, or camera dropping, etc. However, lesson #1 is the more important, as far as I'm concerned!

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You're absolutely right Bill. In fact, most of the wedding photographers that hire me to shoot with them are doing so not only to have a second set of photos, but to have a backup set of photos in case something goes wrong with their files.

I recently upgraded from an XT to 20D, because I started shooting for hire. But, I kept my XT, and of course always have it with me during events. I'll keep a fisheye lens attached and slung around my shoulder for fun shots every now and then, but I also have a second set of batteries and my old 420ex flash in the bag, ready to go in case I ever experience what happened to you.

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I wouldnt shoot a wedding for any level of serious money with a 20D. Better to use a Canon EOS 1D or 1DS. And stick with Canon "L" lenses. -- Terry
Terry, you may have a valid point. I don't shoot weddings for a living. In fact, I'd sooner not ever shoot one, however, my recent experience says you might be better to have two 20D's than one 1D.

My wife and I were helping a poor relation (Wah! Wah! If you don't take pictures at our wedding, we'll only have disposable cameras for the guests to use.). During a crucial moment--bridesmaids etc. coming up the aisle and the bride about to come along, too--the 580EX on my wife's 20D stopped working. She signalled me, and I stepped in with my Rebel XT and 420EX. She resolved her problem within five minutes or so, but those five minutes would have cost some important shots.

I learned two lessons from that wedding: 1. Don't shoot weddings, and 2. If you do, be sure to have two fully capable cameras on the job. Two 20D's will cost less than a 1DII and provide a lot of protection from camera failure, or camera dropping, etc. However, lesson #1 is the more important, as far as I'm concerned!

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Old Oct 13, 2005, 9:09 PM   #27
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ChrisDM,

Thanks for your info.

Are you printing your digital photos via a service or do you print them yourself?

What printer do you use?

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Terry, I don't offer prints to my clients, only CDs and DVDslideshows. To print my 8x10s for portfolios and personal printing I use my HP Deskjet 5850.

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Chris,

Thanks for the info.

I'm suprised they don't want an album.

But maybe it saves them cash to print photos themselves.

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Chris,

Thanks for the info.

I'm suprised they don't want an album.

But maybe it saves them cash to print photos themselves.

Terry


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