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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.com/photos/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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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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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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http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickyj_photos/4102783454

 

Hey Mickey J, welcome to the fray!

Thanks, I thought I had better stop being a lurker Edited by michael.jenkin

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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.com/favoritephotos.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.com/photos/mickyj_photos/4846203968

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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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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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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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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.com/photos/mickyj_photos/3537340321

 

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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.com/photos/mickyj_photos/3537340321

 

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nah mate, nothing to compare, you are too kind with your words, seriously

 

i am still very amatuer when it comes to photography

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Seriously awesome images in here Michael. I have been waiting for you to post more images :)

Thanks. I kind of vanished for a few months. I have been very busy at work and not had much time to think about anything but clients servers and networks. When you run your own business, it kind of takes over.

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