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Hey Nuke... you sell your pics man or is it just hobby ?
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Hey man i'll take some days off. I have like 30 days available and perks of being the boss.

I would love to meet up and shoot. If you serious about it we can start planning and select some shooting locations
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
If it was a flamewar I'd be quoting Ken Rockwell right now and posting pictures of him.



wait a second, i shoot nikon, scratch that!

Quote:
Originally Posted by equetefue View Post
You see that bottom shelf... Hopefully a 500 in there soon.

Hard when tryign to buy a house at the same time.



As far as the rivalry.... is all good. But deep down inside nikonians love white as much as Canon shooters like black bodies
no trips planned currently, but if i am down that way im not so sure you would wanna spend a day showing me how to 'properly' do stuff
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Hey Nuke... you sell your pics man or is it just hobby ?
How do you think I pay for all this kaka???

I shoot kids sports, soccer, baseball, LaCrosse, football, basketball, you name it.

The 400 VR was paid for with "soccer" dollars, and the season is just starting up now. I'm hoping to fund either a black 500 f/4 or a white 800 f/5.6 with this year's proceeds.

No way the 5DMKII will do for sports, burst rate is way too slow. Maybe be ok for perched small birds which is what I have planned for the 800.
    
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yeah for sports definetely the 5D is too slow. I would go with the D700 or if $ no object the 1Ds.

I need to get into sports man, but don't know how to start around here. Birds don't complain if you know what I mean
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Thanks for that Schub, just about tossed dinner.. He's trying to look like a "pro" there.

I know a couple pros. Their equipment is beat to crap, and they make 30-40k/year and eat in cheesie restaurants.

No thanks.
    
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yeah for sports definetely the 5D is too slow. I would go with the D700 or if $ no object the 1Ds.

I need to get into sports man, but don't know how to start around here. Birds don't complain if you know what I mean
You're not gonna like this, but postpone the 500. Get a 400 f/2.8 for night venues and blurred backgrounds. Go to sportsshooter.com and read up.

Then find out where the soccer games are located in your area, get a company name, have some cards printed along with some t-shirts that say see today's action at... your website, and sign up for something like a smugmug pro account.

You want to go to events where the parents are, i.e. the kids aren't old enough to drive. The parents are the ones who'll buy the pics.

Finally, stay away from girl's events. I only shoot them if specifically asked.
Parents are funny about this sometimes.

If you want more info, pm me but it's an easy way to make alot of money and have some fun.
    
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I already sell prints and stuff, but nothing sports.

www.photo-galleria.com i'm thru ExposureManager for couple years now.

I thought I had to get permission from school and coach
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I already sell prints and stuff, but nothing sports.

www.photo-galleria.com i'm thru ExposureManager for couple years now.

ok, so you're all set. But you want the 400 f/2.8 for sports.
If the white one is like my black one, it'll take tc's beautifully and you'll have the length for birds, only it'll be a bit heavy. Within a year, you should have enough for the 500 if you really want it.

Edit:
I don't shoot school events..
You want to shoot private league games. It's here that the parents have invested money in their kids recreation, and have the resources to buy "professional" quality pics of their kids for their friends and families. You'll be amazed, not many people are doing this. The response I get when I show up at games with my big gun and my t-shirts is really positive and at times overwhelming.

I'm sure there are some affluent markets down in Florida...
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My buddy does the baseball trading card style for sale in another country and does very well... you do the same ? what's your smug smug or zen link ?
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