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  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Sep 2006
    Santa Rosa, CA

    Introduction and MTB shooting advice

    Hello everyone. Thanks to Photo-John for making me aware of this site via the MTBR forums.

    I just jumped to still photography from video in June with the purchase of a Canon 30D. I've always been wanting to get great action shots as well as good artsy shots, but would get quickly frustrated with P&S cameras that I have owned in the past. The main problem with P&S was the shutter lag which is probably why I was more into video. So since i've gotten my camera i've been doing lots of reading about photography and am also taking a photography class at the local JC. While i'm comfortable being behind a lens in general due to my video experience, still photography is a tough but welcome learning experience.

    What i'd like to ask is if anyone has any advice, tricks, tips and techniques for shooting Mountian bike photography with the equipment I currently have or equipment that may be worth the investment. One thing that I find challenging is the low light but high shutter speed requirements of MTB in Nor Cal because often times it's under tree cover.

    My equipment selections currently includes:

    Canon 30D
    70-200 f4L
    50 1.8
    18-55 kit
    .42x semi fish that can be attched to my kit lens
    220EZ flash

    What i'd like to add in the near future:

    Good replacement for the kit lens. Maybe the 17-40 F4L just don't know if it will be fast enough.
    Battery grip
    Sigma 8mm fisheye.

    Here are a couple of the better shots i've come out with but lots of them don't come out. Again any critique advice would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Santa Rosa, CA

    Re: Introduction and MTB shooting advice

    oops sorry guys, I realize this was posted in the wrong forum. I'll go ahead and post it in the correct one.

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