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January 27, 2015

Let’s slug it out: Canon 1000D versus Canon 1DSMK111

I pitted my son’s 1000D against my Canon 1DS MK 111 and the results really surprised me! The contenders Canon 1000D with 18-55mm kit lens Weight 450gms Original cost $695 Raw File Size 9.8MB Canon 1DSMK 111 Weight 1210gms Original cost $8200 Raw File size 25MB New photographers and enthusiasts often ask me: which is the best camera to buy and with what lens? My reply is always the same. Firstly, I believe the best investment should be in the photographer not the gear. Before you go out and spend thousands on cameras and lenses I think everyone should invest some time in really learning the craft. Enrol in a photography course or reading blogs, books, listening to podcasts and doing an online course, can do this. Secondly, buy a good quality second hand camera over a cheap lesser quality new camera and invest in the best lenses you can...

Ep 6: How to organise an efficient and successful shoot

How to organise an efficient and successful shoot. This episode focuses on what a professional photographer must have in place when you have clients, expectations and a finite time period to achieve the images needed. Gina and Valerie discover what you need in a client brief for advertising, editorial, event or portfolio shoots. They discuss what you need on a shot list, the infrastructure required for a successful shoot (it’s not as much as you think) and the little things that ensure the shoot goes as smoothly as possible. Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the feed here, or listen to us on Stitcher radio. You can also find the podcast on iTunes here! Show notes South Korean unlicensed selfie stick ban excessive: retailers Taxi Driver Captures Black-and-White Portraits of His Most Eclectic Passengers Organising a shoot...

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