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moo.com  is an excellent source you can print different images per order rahter than getting 150 - 5000 of the same image

Take a look at these, http://www.vistek.ca/store/ProPhotoElinchrom/242256/elinchrom-ranger-quadra-rx-to-go-speed-a-case-set.aspx
the ranger quadra lights, portable but can be used in studio- plugged in.

with an adapter you can put any elinchrom soft box on them.

Since you mentioned you did outdoor work as well these might be of interest to you.

CanStockPhoto.com / Re: Model release reviews
« on: May 06, 2011, 07:24 »
A week is a bit longer than normal for MR reviews. You might want to check out your release manager to make sure there were no problems with the releases you submitted by going to My portfolio > Unfinished > Release Manager.  If issues were discovered with your release they  will appear there in red.

If there are no red flags, U might want to post a support ticket on CanStockPhoto

Selling Stock Direct / Re: Ktools Photostore
« on: March 10, 2011, 10:26 »
You cant buy advertising like this Lisa....


links to the article are being tweeted by cnd media and politicos ;)

Newbie Discussion / Re: Traditional White Backgrounds
« on: February 10, 2011, 14:41 »
heres a great article about isolation http://www.zarias.com/white-seamless-tutorial-part-1-gear-space/

Part 2 talks about exposure methods  ie overexposing backdrop 2 + stops

Duhh sorry didnt see this posted above lol

oh my this custom ftp feature is an awesome idea, hope to try it out tonight

Video Equipment / Sofware / Technique / Re: Video Resources
« on: January 22, 2011, 18:30 »
isnt that cool! - I'd love to get one of those helicopters shown on the same page lol

Video Equipment / Sofware / Technique / Re: Video Resources
« on: January 22, 2011, 16:06 »
I keep an eye on this channel on vimeo there's often some great reviews, hands on trials from pros and regular newbies etc http://vimeo.com/channels/filmschool

if you on twitter consider following @NinoLeitner @phillipbloom and many others..

and get the free download at http://nofilmschool.com/dslr/ and check out http://nofilmschool.com/ you'll find a lot of resources spin off from those starters.

best of luck

Adorama is starting a series of dslr video tuts on vimeo its a good introduction and the fisrts video addresses the 180 rule and describes jello effect etc.

If your doing video for stock definately shut off as many in camera effects as possible ie sharpening

Off Topic / Canadian Photographers and Artists
« on: December 21, 2010, 12:17 »
Just thought I would share this resource for (as of now) Canadian Artists and Photographers  www.artanywhere.com   recently publicized in The Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/your-business/start/business-planning/company-installs-temporary-art-galleries-in-offices/article1671014/

I joined and submitted two paintings which were purchased by a corporation through artanywhere  however they also accept photography.

I highly recommend you check it out.

The stock-video sites I submit to take my 7d (same as 5dmll basically - h.264 1080p)  clips just as they are out of camera. I dont alter anything but the sound, I often strip the sound, I use quicktime pro to export the h.264 7d clips without soundnbut leave the codec as h264.   Thats on pond5 and canstock

That should work, with the bottom adapter you found.  I can only think of one concern (maybe two) The mic may look obtrusive in the shot and although i havent worked with your mic Im wondering if a speaking voice is going to be picked up ok if you move the mic out of camera view.  why not plug it in and give it a try.

As you may have discovered in your own research this is the DSLR' videogrpahers cats meow http://www.rode.com.au/microphone.php?product=VideoMic , I do have one of those and it really is a sweet mic, -

Another awesome sound device is the Zoom H4n http://www.vistek.ca/store/ProVideoMicrophones/247062/zoom-h4next-handy-recorder.aspx  Ive recorded interviews, and spoken poem performance, as well as sound efects with the Zoom and its Great

I would like to get a set of  Lavalier mics - the kind you put on your shirt, but havent researched them and cant make a recommendation

Microstock Services / Re: isyndica is closing
« on: September 28, 2010, 21:24 »
Me too , now before they close i have to upload 1000 of images

If wonder if it is ok  for sites with limits like veer or stockfresh to upload tons of images and than adding little by little as limit allows u

you can do that on canstock as well

Video Equipment / Sofware / Technique / Re: BlackBerry Play Book
« on: September 28, 2010, 06:23 »
yep flash javascript, html5 it does it all

I want one too - i hope they have enough to go around ;)

Video Equipment / Sofware / Technique / Re: BlackBerry Play Book
« on: September 27, 2010, 16:30 »
havent seen a price yet I guess it will touch 1000 it was just announced about 45 min ago

Video Equipment / Sofware / Technique / BlackBerry Play Book
« on: September 27, 2010, 16:11 »
So they just announced the BlackBerry Play book http://na.blackberry.com/?IID=BIZPBK01#

1080p video with an hdmi connection it would be so sweet if this could be used as a monitor for 7d etc....

any tech heads care to specualte if it owuld be possible?

Off Topic / wedding photography couse at creativelive
« on: August 25, 2010, 17:02 »
A really interesting course in wedding photography has begun it is streaming live at http://www.creativelive/live  featuring Jasmine Star  they are streaming a live wedding and providing a high energy course its free to watch.

Ive been researching sliders myself heres a list of links ive collected, hopefully you find something inspiring in this



GlideTRACK - this is what i think im going to purchase your tripod head sits on top so u should be able to lock the camera in portrait mode

Computer Hardware / Re: Help Me Shop for a Computer
« on: February 16, 2010, 13:21 »
I was in a similar situation to you when my old desktop crashed, I bought a laptop with the intention to get a desktop later on..  I am still using the laptop and put the desktop $$ toward a camera upgrade.

I have a few regrets, and some thank goodness i did this's..

1. make sure you check your video processing software's required specifications for -processing to determine what you need and try to exceed the minimum..my laptop video card has  just enough ram to process some video - I wished i had purchased the more powerful card dont skimp on video card processing.

2. make sure your laptop has hdmi output  I connect a 24" external monitor via the hdmi to dvi with an adapter cable it really is a charm.

3. as was mentioned above get the fastest hard drive you can mine is 7200 rpm and its ok - but my laptop has an esata drive so i capture to it

4 get an external drive so you can back up your entire system - i use windows home server and back up automatically - this may not be your ideal situation traveling but definately plan for disastor recovery.

5 Make sure your laptop has the correct inputs that match your cameras video output

6. if you cant afford to start off with more than 4 gb of ram make sure your laptop is at least capable of expansion - if you have to make a sacrifice i suggest less ram to start ,smaller hard drive and then add on an external esata drive,

7. bells and wistles - I love my backlit keyboard and bluetooth capability.

hope that helps,

oh ps I got mine from Dell my whole family shops d
dell and thier service has been exceptional for us.

Thanks all.  The answers are helping.

It HAS to be a laptop.  This will be my ONLY computer.  Our trips often extend into several weeks and even months.  This computer will be for EVERYTHING.   Video will be the most demanding part of the work but we are just getting started ... don't even have the camera yet.   :P

that link you provided mentions he did a plugin in jquery i was just on that site - discovered it by following links on my search from your initial question,

check out the jquery site - lots of interesting stuff

try this it might lead you to what you want http://www.codeproject.com/KB/vb/exif_reader.aspx

Software - General / Re: Google Analytics in a Wordpress blog
« on: January 22, 2010, 12:05 »
Well, the main difference would be convienience, using the plugin it is all done automatically, and updates can be acheived in a one click 'update this plugin' inserting the code in the right spot, and updating the actual code to be inserted. 

Secondly you gain the benefit of additional rich features as listed on the site (http://yoast.com/wordpress/google-analytics/) about customizing the script to add search engines, track downloads, and trackiing image search keywords.

so his script is a bit more feature rich and definately easier to use than coding your own.

Software - General / Re: Google Analytics in a Wordpress blog
« on: January 21, 2010, 22:25 »
I use this one on my blog and on my clients' blogs with great success.


Although george is correct, one nice thing about using the plugin is is that when either the template, wp files or plugin are upgraded you can upgrade all your files automatically.

I wouldnt do it any other way.

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