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#1 michael.jenkin

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:06 PM

I thought it was time I joined the crowd and started posting some of my photos. I thought this might also be a nice place to put a kind of "Photo Bio".
In this way you can see what I am all about without waiting for me to reply to a comment.

Firstly, I am a Canon man. I am addicted to cameras and associated gadgets. I can't get enough. I also like to experiment and have tried everything from Holga, Pinhole, IR through to Reflex lenses and modifying cameras with external circuits.

I upload my good/ok photos to http://www.flickr.co...s/mickyj_photos and the bad photos ... I pretend I never took them :)
I also have a digitalRev profile here http://www.digitalrev.com/mickyj and visit http://www.ausphotography.net.au/ occasionally.

I annually enter the Canon EOS Photo5 and have had a few images published.

Here is one of my favorites.
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#2 michael.jenkin

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:39 PM

Methods and Ideas I have tried

Hdr (Both the extreme colours and the pleasant realistic type)
Low/High Key (In camera and in software)
long exposures
under water photos
Long exposures
Bokeh and home made Bokeh hoods
Macro
Light Painting
Black and white shots
Studio lighting shots
Playing with shutter sync
Tilt Shift
Panning shots
Deep focus (Stacked with software)
3d Sterographs (Blue/red Glasses needed)
Panoramic
Time lapse
Zoom motion blur

And many more :)

HDR, Long Exposures and high ISO Star photos being my favorite

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Edited by michael.jenkin, 08 January 2012 - 01:40 PM.

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#3 Antraman

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:44 PM

Hey Mickey J, welcome to the fray!
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:50 PM

I love making my own Bokeh hoods. I have also tried making my own coke can diffuser. I have tried sticking lenses back to back and tried modifying lenses for other camera's.
I have used external homemade USB attached triggers and Timers.

Bokeh star hood

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Hey Mickey J, welcome to the fray!

Thanks, I thought I had better stop being a lurker

Edited by michael.jenkin, 08 January 2012 - 01:52 PM.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:26 PM

I have played with all kinds of Macro gadgets.

Here is a it of a write up I did with my experimentation
http://www.mickyj.com/photomacro.htm
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Edited by michael.jenkin, 08 January 2012 - 02:27 PM.

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#6 michael.jenkin

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 03:06 PM

To start off the Bio, here is a list of my gear.
I try to keep this list up to date here http://www.mickyj.co...oritephotos.htm

My wish list:
- Canon EOS 7D
- Canon 5D mk II
- 77 mm soft focus filter (Do they exist ? Hoya ?)
- Opteka 23" Camera Track Slider Video Stabilizer
- Opteka SteadyVid EX Video Stabilizer
- 2.8X 3 Inches LCD View Finder Viewer Extender V1
- Opteka X-GRIP Video Handle




My current kit consists of:

Cameras
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Professional Canon EOS 5D Mk 1 (Full frame) (Main camera)
Canon EOS 30D Enthusiast Kit (Backup Camera) - 1.6 Crop factor (not full frame)
Canon Film SLR EOS 3000N (Almost retired)
Canon IXUS 330 (Point and Shoot)
Canon A470 (Point and Shoot)
Canon EOS 10D - 1.6 Crop factor (not full frame) with BGE8 Grip
Professional Canon EOS 1D Mk 1 - 1.3 Crop factor (not full frame) (This is my 2nd backup and throw about)
Canon EOS 350D with 720 nm IR conversion (Dedicated IR)


Flash
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Intelligent Canon Speedlite 580EX Flash with IR and master slave feature
Gary Fong light sphere diffuser
Flash Rotating Bracket
TTL Off Camera Shoe Cord for Canon OC-E3
LED 36 Video Light/Lamp
Additional flash Battery Pack


Filters
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Various Hoya Lens Filters (Skylights, polarizer's, lens flares etc) which sit in a frame in front of the lens.
28 piece lens filter kit (58mm)
HOYA 77mm HD CIR-PL Circular Polarizing Filter CPL 77
77mm Hoya HMC Neutral Density ND400 Filter
Hoya HD 58mm Circular Polarizing (Polariser) Filter CPL
77mm Graduated Blue Filter Gradual Colour
Lots of clear filters for lens protection.

Lenses, hoods and adaptors
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EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 II USM with lens hood
EF 90 - 300 mm with lens hood (The Plastic Piston)
2 x EF 28 - 90 mm with lens hood
EF 70-210 mm 1:4 (From Japan)
EF 24mm 1:2.8 Wide and ultra wide (From Japan)
Professional 70 - 200 mm 2.8 L series IS USM (Favorite lens)
Professional 24 - 70 mm 2.8 L series (2nd favorite)
Tamron 500 mm Tele Zoom with Lens hood
58mm Flower Lens Hood Cover
Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 (Nifty Fifty)
Lensbaby muse
Sigma Macro 105 mm F2.8 EX DG
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Lens
CANON EW-75B II LENS HOOD FOR CANON 24mm F3.5 TS-E LENS
Canon 24mm TS-E 24 mm L lens (Tilt Shift) - * Whoops, I dropped this one. Still works great !
Canon EF 24-70 lens
Super Wide/Fish Eye/Macro
2x Teleconverter (Non OEM)
Skink Pinhole pancake (EF mount)
Samyang Mirror Reflex 800mm lens and 2x doubler (Works better than you think, and cheap. Just be careful of the OOF doughnuts)
Holga Toys Lens HL-C
OM to EOS converters (I have loads of Olympus lenses - manual focus)


Studio and light sources/meters
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Photographic Background Stand with Backdrop
Portable Photo Background Light Tent
2 x Studio light Barn door grid with coloured Gels
reflector (light reflector)
Pro Photography 600W Strobe Flash Light Set (light stands, 600W studio lights, white/silver reflective umbrella, rectangular softbox's, radio slave set)
Minolta Auto Meter III
80x80x80cm 32" Photo Studio Light Tent Soft Box Cube

Tripod
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Manfrotto Tripod 055XPROB + 804RC2 (Excellent)
Saxon Quick Release 3 Way Camera Tripod (Junk)

Macro
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Canon Bellows EOS (For Macro, Manual Focus) (Excellent)
52mm Macro Reverse Adapter Ring (For Macro, Manual Focus)
Extension Tube Macro Ring

Weather resistance
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DiCAPac WP-S10 Waterproof Case Digital Camera Housing
IXUS underwater case
Canon EOS weather jacket (Snow/Rain)

Other odds and ends
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Canon remote trigger
Generic remote Trigger with timer
hurricane lens blower
Angle Eyepiece
Heaps of 8/16 GB Compact Flash (udma) and Micro Hard drives
Lowepro backpack
Car windows camera mount
SCA 1.25" T-Adaptor for a telescope
ee-S focusing screen for Canon EOS 5D
Grey Card Flash Exposure cards
Hoodman Hoodloupe (Excellent)
Hoodman HoodEYE
3D leveler
Photographer Photo Hunting Vest
Canon Wireless WFT-e1 (Excellent)
1/4 Hanging Adapter Screw (Hang your camera upside down)
TEST CHART FOR CANON TS-E 24mm f/3.5 Tilt & Shift LENS


I use and recommend the Eclipse optic lens cleaning system, Canon EF cloths, LCD clear plastic protectors and Hurricane blowers.

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http://www.flickr.co...otos/4846203968
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#7 michael.jenkin

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 03:38 PM

Lately I have been into taking photos of wrecks
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Been checking out abandoned buildings

http://www.flickr.co...tos/6325057129/

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Sunsets

http://www.flickr.co...otos/6587212903

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Fireworks
http://www.flickr.co...otos/6587210379
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Crushed Cars
http://www.flickr.co...otos/6376193447

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#8 basketballfreak6

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:45 PM

some collection you've got there!

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:05 PM

some collection you've got there!


Hobby gone mad :(
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#10 basketballfreak6

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:09 PM

some collection you've got there!


Hobby gone mad :(


i am envy XD

#11 michael.jenkin

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:59 PM

i am envy XD


Nothing to envy. Just means I have no money for other things. That is where the addiction comes in. Rather buy a camera than food (Almost)
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

IR 720 nm

http://www.flickr.co...otos/4973947980

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#13 basketballfreak6

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:48 PM

nice shot

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:10 PM

nice shot


Thanks, IR can work for you, or against you. You have to pick your battles.
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#15 michael.jenkin

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:39 PM

Some of my Canon EOS Photo5 submissions

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Other entries online
http://www.flickr.co...57627830859297/
http://www.flickr.co...57625000845425/
http://www.flickr.co...57622799924960/
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#16 Antraman

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:15 PM

Oooh, we got some serious competition here...8-) Nice shots MJ. That sunset is a killer, and the fireworks one is great too. The sunset one reminds me of the Apocalypse Now poster...
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#17 basketballfreak6

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:51 PM

great shots mate

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:32 PM

Oooh, we got some serious competition here...8-)

Nice shots MJ. That sunset is a killer, and the fireworks one is great too.

The sunset one reminds me of the Apocalypse Now poster...

Nah, I am surrounded by people in this forum who take better photos than me. I enjoy it and am happy with my finals. Happy to be a part of this
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:34 PM

Oooh, we got some serious competition here...8-)

Nice shots MJ. That sunset is a killer, and the fireworks one is great too.

The sunset one reminds me of the Apocalypse Now poster...

Nah, I am surrounded by people in this forum who take better photos than me. I enjoy it and am happy with my finals. Happy to be a part of this


The EOS photos are sensational, particularly the bubbles.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:56 PM

The EOS photos are sensational, particularly the bubbles.


Thanks. I work hard on those ones but find it hard to find inspiration. It is not normally until the last week I work out what I want to do.
I like the comp as it makes me work on specific skills.

Not trying to compete with BasketBallFreak6's excellent beach shot, this is one of mine from Marino in South Australia.

http://www.flickr.co...otos/3537340321

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