Best equipment purchase "bang for the buck"

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by DeeJayK, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Came across a nice article today that reminds me that keeping your photography new and fresh doesn't always require purchasing a new lens or camera.

    It's simple (simplistic even?) advice that I'm sure most of you are already aware of, but a little reminder never hurts.
     
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  2. Uwharrie

    Uwharrie Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 10, 2012
    North Carolina
    Lynne Ezzell
    Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. timg

    timg Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 13, 2012
    I carry around a small waterproof mat I got from the pound-shop for those low-angle shots... it's small and incredibly light.
     
  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2011
    oh man... I'm already sorry for this buuut...

    My Wife!

    Although she's my favorite subject?

    ...ok I'll slink off now.
     
  5. atomic

    atomic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 3, 2011
    Too easy... ;)
     
  6. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    How dare you say such a thing about Jim's wife. ;)

    Sent from my Android phone using Mu-43 App
     
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  7. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2011
    zing!
     
  8. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 18, 2011
    As a landscape guy who is frequently (more frequently than I'd like) at really well-know, heavily shot places, it's occurred to me on many, many occasions how great it would be to have a painter's ladder of over, say, 15' just to get an angle on the same old things that would have people scratching their heads and saying, "WTF? How did he get that shot?"
     
  9. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 29, 2012
    Ansel Adams had a platform built on top of his truck for this very reason.

    I also remember a video series of a photog who brought a ladder out on a boat in the swamp for a more interesting perspective.

    With the new quadrocopters like the AR Drone series, we may see some very interesting new perspectives.
     
  10. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    OMD has a tilt screen, thus solving this problem neatly! (Okay, okay, G3 with the full flip screen works too.)