Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 50mm f/1.2 Lens
Canon 24 - 105 f/4 Lens
Manfrotto Tripod Head
This 85mm focal length is "perfect for portraiture" as labeled by Canon and practicing professionals, due to the focal length creating just the right perspective for both the subject and the background. The 85mm is most commonly used for headshots and upper torso portraits. It will commonly be found in the kits of photographers that shoot wedding, birthdays, and other events involving people.
September 1989 original release date but it survives the test of time and still competes with lenses designed more recently as far as image quality.
I usually don't post things like this on my blog but I wanted to share this with my viewers. White or black it doesnt matter to me I just care about equality. I want the wolrd to be a safe FAIR place for my kids to live in so I wanted to share this sickening video with you guys. Give me your thoughts. I know I have personally been in the SAME situation. It's sad but MOST black people have been treated this way or looked at crazy when we enter establishments like we are ALL theives or criminals. It needs to stop but sadly it probably wont in our lifetime. The way some white people were raised has this logic instilled in their hearts and nothing can cure it. No, it's not all white people. Some are just better at tolerating living on the planet with us and hiding how they truly feel about us, but situations like this reveal it.
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As we all know Canon DSLRs and DSLRs in general are built to last tremendous abuse but we still need to do our best to take care of them to get the most out of our equipment. Here I want to provide three quick and easy tips to help you make your DSLR last as long as possible. Here is a quick summary but be sure to watch the full youtube video.
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The Mosley Family Vlog Season 1 Vol. 2
The Mosley family visits The Vulcan and Treetop Family Adventure in Birmingham, Alabama to spend quality time together.
What is The Vulcan?
The Vulcan statue is the largest cast iron statue in the world, and is the city symbol of Birmingham, Alabama, reflecting its roots in the iron and steel industry. The 56-foot (17 m) tall statue depicts the Roman god Vulcan, god of the fire and forge. It was created as Birmingham's entry for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 World's Fair) in St. Louis, Missouri. The statue is the world's largest iron-ore statue, and among the nation's tallest.
Treetop Family Adventure
Indoor/outdoor entertainment center featuring a speedway, laser tag & more in a sprawling complex.
1012 Dunnavant Valley Rd, Chelsea, AL 35043
If I only pick up my camera when its time to make money then that shows I don't really love what I'm doing for real. I spent years following my kids around and taking photos of my wife before I started calling myself a professional. I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY and I LOVE MY CAMERA. Every day I take a photo of something or someone that I don't make money off of. Beware of people who just want to make a quick buck and only practice their craft when they are making money. Be passionate about your craft, no matter what it may be.
Check out some of your favorite successful photographer's social media pages and see if you notice any photos that are more personal or seems to just be for fun. That will show how much they love what they do. Be passionate about your craft.
As the rest of my generation gets more and more consumed by social media, I am taking a more old fashioned approach. In my opinion my generation has become lazy. No one goes out to face to face network anymore. They sit at home and post photos and advertisements to social media and wait on clients to contact them. What happened to face to face networking? What happened to hard nosed grinding to get what you want?
I now strive to take advantage of each encounter with people throughout my day. I see people that cross my path as a God given opportunity for me to touch their soul through my gift. It forms a more reliable bond between you and your clients when you look them in the eye and tell them that you are passionate about your craft. Each event or wedding is also an opportunity to promote as people watch you move and how you carry yourself. I make sure I'm neat, organized, and that I have at least 50 business cards on me at ALL TIMES.
Don't get me wrong, you need a Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat account to promote, but don't rely on it as your sole source of marketing your product or service. Stop taking shortcuts and thinking you'll get noticed and become a millionaire overnight by posting on social media. It wont happen. This is the real world. GET OUT and GRIND.
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A question I am starting to get more and more on a daily basis is, "What is the first lens I should buy for my camera?" Which is going to depend on what type of videography or photography you will be doing. Now, to understand lenses you will need to have a general understanding of APERTURE.
An APERTURE is a hole or an opening through which light travels. That being said, the lower the aperture, the better the lens will perform in low light since it will let in more light. For example, a f/4 - 5.6 lens would not perform as well as a f/1.8 lens. Another advantage of a wider aperture is BOKEH, which is the blur and separation the lens gives you between your focus point or subject and your background.
No matter what type of photography you will be doing the first lens you need to buy is a Canon 50mm f/1.8. This is the cheapest ($125.00), best performing low light lens on the market. The popular focal length (50mm) is great for portraits, high fashion, or event photography. If you have a larger budget and want something better in low light and a little sharper try the Canon 50mm f/1.4.
At some point you will need a wide angle lens which will allow you to capture more in a shot. The wider the lens the more you can capture in one shot. Wide angle lenses are great fro landscapes, Architecture, or group photos. However, the aperture will be higher causing it to not perform as well in low light situation. The is important when it comes to indoor photography or event where the lighting conditions are not as favorable. A great wide angle lens to purchase is the Tamron 17 - 50 f/2.8 ($499.00). Which is still a solid low light performer and allows you to capture much more in a shot.
There a numerous brands and options for lenses out there. just do your research and specify what type of work you will be doing before hand so you can use the literature to help you determine the best fit for you. I personally stay with the Canon brand because I like the way Canon lenses reproduce color and tones. Canon are a little more expensive but worth it in my opinion. I have below a list of ALL canon lenses.
I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about this.
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I would like to share with you guys something that has helped me get to the level that I am at today with my photography and videography. I have considered myself a professional photographer for three years now and have a nice fan base in Birmingham, Alabama and the surrounding areas. One thing that I feel separates me from other photographers in my city is that I am humble and always willing to learn. Often times we do a few good projects and start thinking we know everything and that we are the best at what we do. This mindset will only STOP you from learning in this type of arena. Many times when I work events with other photographers they have a nasty attitude with me and tend to ignore me since I work with minimal gear and I am a little shy. I notice that they don't take the time to pay attention to the things I do because they assume they are better than me since they have more gear. Everybody wants to be the best so bad that they forget to enjoy the profession and take the time to learn from others mistakes and accomplishments.
I like to compare myself to a 2 year old child eager to soak in as much information and knowledge as possible at all times. That child has no pride. That child has nothing to prove to anyone. All that child wants to do is learn and explore creatively with no boundaries. EVERYTHING I come in contact with during the day I see as a learning opportunity. I don't ignore other photographers, I STUDY every move they make. No , I don't use everything I see but I keep it in my thoughts and apply it to myself if I ever get the chance to in the future.
Don't ignore people and stick your nose up in the air because you have worked with a few celebrities. Remain humble and always be willing to learn even from beginners. You have to have respect for the profession if you want the profession to respect you.
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