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Postby Alex Wilkins on Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:38 pm

Hello all -
I recently joined the forums here to take on the class offerings. I've started taking photography more seriously as a hobby, and I've hit the limits of what little I was taught in Photoshop about 15 years ago. I grew up around cars, but it was my wife who introduced me to horses. So I photograph cars and horses, primarily. Race horses in action being one of my favorite subjects. Lucky for us, we live 30 minutes away from Churchill Downs, and my office is less than 10 minutes from there.

I shoot with a Canon T3i and a small lens collection. Looking to add a 70-200 f2.8 for sure. For budget reasons, I'm looking at the Tamron version (DI VC USD) or the non-IS Canon. When race season picks back up, I'll be renting them to try out before making a final call. Later on, I imagine I'll end up adding a 300mm f4 to get some tighter framing for the track, and aid in getting to the turf area.

My wife and I have three Arabians, with one due to foal in mid-March. Should have some good photo opportunities coming up :D .


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Re: new board member

Postby Sharon Packer on Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:06 am

Hi Alex! Welcome to EPNet. :wave: I look forward to seeing your work. The Canon 70-200 f/2.8 non-IS is wonderful glass. I don't think you will regret that purchase. My favorite lens is the 300 f/2.8 but I do a considerable amount of low light work. The 70-200 is my go-to lens. If you are working in good light, you might consider the 1.4 extender with the 70-200 f/2.8. That will almost give you the reach of the 300mm f/4 without the expense.

Wishing you all the best with the foaling!
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Re: new board member

Postby Barb Young on Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:35 pm

Alex, if you're a paid member, you'd be much better off using the General Members Forums, rather than this the EPNet Guest Forums, which are available to nonmembers. The General Member archives are a wealth of information on any subject within Equine Phogoraphy from shooting, proper poses and movement, business information, etc., etc. go back to the Board Index, and scroll down to the General Members forums, and ask your question, introduce yourself, etc. there. There is a place to introduce yourself there as well.
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Sharon Packer
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Re: new board member

Postby Sharon Packer on Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:42 am

Opps. Barb is right! I'll respond to your questions in the Members' Forum.
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Re: new board member

Postby Alex Wilkins on Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:09 pm

Barb, Sharon, thanks for the welcome. At this time, I'm not a paying member just yet. I'm acting as a guest for the time being.

As the Lightroom class start date comes closer, I'll give a go at the trial membership, and then make a decision from there. I'll post up a few pictures of our horses here once I get back to the other computer and resize them :)


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