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Canon
Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
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F/2.8
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50 mm
ISO Speed
200
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Nov 16, 2011, 5:06:54 PM
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Onyx by KateIndeed Onyx by KateIndeed
Onyx
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rapturesrevenge Nov 18, 2011  Student Photographer
Onyx is indeed a lovely subject, and I'm so pleased to see that you have been able to photograph her. I particularly like this photo because in the previous one I commented on, she was very businesslike, but here, she's smiling, even seemingly eager for something (a treat or a favorite toy), giving this photo a feeling of openness. Nothing I pointed out in the previous photo has been "lost," either, which really says something tremendous about your skills as a photographer. Brilliant work.
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KateIndeed Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! You're killing my ego. ;) I didn't even know I had one until these photos were posted. LOL. I appreciate it so much, it's very encouraging.
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rapturesrevenge Nov 25, 2011  Student Photographer
You're most welcome! Ha! Just wait; it gets better as you continue on and progress. It's my pleasure to encourage young photographers who have that special talent. I can't tell you how pleasing it is to find photographers like you who know your way around a camera and understand that it's not the camera that makes the shot, it's you and the effort you put into the shot. THAT is the mark of a great photographer, and I suppose I should be thanking you for that. =D
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KateIndeed Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! That means a lot, as well. haha I agree with you 100%. I shoot in manual, in RAW, and I know very much that it has very little to do with what equipment you have.. these photos so far have all been shot with a Canon Rebel XS and a 50mm 1.8. ;) DEFINITELY the cheapest equipment you can buy. No soft boxes or additional lighting.. just me and my camera!
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rapturesrevenge Nov 25, 2011  Student Photographer
Ahh, I would sell my soul for a Rebel (I have a Canon PowerShot S3IS), but you are right; as far as DSLRs go, the Rebel is the cheapest. I lack the ability to shoot in RAW with mine, but it hasn't hurt me too much (manual is my favorite setting; I love being able to control everything). I've had an absolute blast with my PowerShot, though, and have done a few paid gigs with it (more proof that it's the photographer, not the camera). I honestly think you're doing it right - just you and the camera. If you can't work with the lighting you have, then you shouldn't hold a camera (in my opinion, of course). That's part of the fun, and that's what being a photographer is all about.

Also, YAY CANON! :w00t: They're cheaper (usually) than Nikon's models, and they're more durable than the more cheaply-made Panasonics, Olympuses, and Sonys. The photo quality (even in snapshots) is fantastic, too. :nod:

What do you plan to do with your photography? Is it just a serious hobby, or do you intend to make a career out of it?
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KateIndeed Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not against using more equipment, I'd love to own other things and be able to manipulate light as I wish - but it's not an option as a poor college student.. haha. I love my Canon, Nikon bothers me and is much more frustrating and difficult to figure out.

And, I'm not really sure yet. I have talked about getting my business license and charging, but I really don't know if I'm comfortable with that yet. Taxes, etc etc etc, it's a lot of work.. so for now, I'm just a hobbyist with great photos and a great printer.. :) And I'm okay with it. haha
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rapturesrevenge Nov 25, 2011  Student Photographer
"[B]ut it's not an option as a poor college student..." <--- Story of my life! I just keep telling myself, "One day...one day..." Whether or not that day comes remains to be seen, but my fingers are crossed. You'll have more equipment, too, at some point. =D

Whatever you decide, I wish you the best of luck. (And many more gorgeous Dobies to cross your path!)
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KateIndeed Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
hahha. I'm going to school to be a court reporter to get a job that will (hopefully) fund my obsession with dogs and camera equipment.. time will tell! LOL I have too many obsessions that cost way too much money, but at least court reporting will make a nice dent in the costs.
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