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Jamie M. McCoy
 

Flash for Action Photography


I use a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi.

Recently I have started shooting a lot of horse shows both indoor and out.

I need a bigger flash...

What do you all think of the SIGMA SUPER FLASH? It says it reaches 165 feet.

I don't want to have to deal with a lot of bulk. So I was considering the Sigma or the Canon 580 flash.


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6/8/2007 9:16:22 AM

 
John H. Siskin
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  Hi Jamie,
You might want to consider the Quantum T5D strobe. Expensive, but TTL automatic and very powerful.
Thanks, John Siskin


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6/8/2007 4:54:02 PM

 
Mike Rubin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/15/2004
  Before getting a more powerful flash, ask if t would be allowed at the horse show. I shoot highs chool sports and there are restrictions about using flash. I'm cluless about horse shows but is there a possibility that they may say No because it could scare the horses?


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6/8/2007 10:23:31 PM

 
Jamie M. McCoy   Flash is allowed.

I just started doing Horse Show Photography this year.

But I have been showing Tennessee Walking Horses for 12 years.


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6/9/2007 8:23:29 AM

 
Jamie M. McCoy   Meant to add, I would ask the other Horse Show Photographers for advise on this but they are rather snooty and afraid someone might take there business.

I made the mistake of asking two of them for advise on my website earlier this year.


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6/9/2007 8:26:06 AM

 
Mike Rubin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/15/2004
  If the others are worried you will take their business, They are probably not very good. Your only option is to TAKE THEIR BUSINESS ! and become the best.


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6/9/2007 9:03:41 AM

 
Jamie M. McCoy   I've been trying to build a good portfolio. But the last photos I took, unfortunatly the WB was still on flourescent so the pics do have a little bit of a blue shade to them.

http://photosbyjamie.photoreflect.com


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6/9/2007 2:54:25 PM

 
Billy Touchberry   Did you shoot in RAW? If so, the WB won't matter.


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6/11/2007 11:26:27 AM

 
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