The problem is trying to get too much in all at once or just one or two riflemen. I found that shooting into the heart of action looking for composition gave the best look. Close in where ground troops are packed close, flags in composition, calvery charges in close, close in shots when formations leaving battle. Hopefully the reenactors will have "game faces" on. Nothing worse than a ruined shot because someone is laughing or smiling. Good somber facial expressions make the shots. Working the wounded and dead into the composition makes great scenes as well as the upper brass having their meetings on the battlefield. Closeup shots of uniform details and accessories a must.DavidM said:Hi Pa:
You're exactly right! Hadn't ever been to one of these before, and it happened to occur right about the time I had a chance to try out my new D2x and TC-17. Figured it would be a good test. While these shots may not show it very well, there's actually a fair amount of detail in them. It was a lot of fun.
Can't save you. You picked a good lens for the job. Besides, I've more than doubled you this year and I love company.spanishbayonet said:You guys are making me itch to get back to Gettysburg, and buy that 70-200 VR I have been itching for, I am over 3grand this year, i'm going broke, save me! CS Dayan
Made me feel better. I can always tell the wife,,, see there!!!!dmwphoto said:if it is any consolation (which i doubt) I am over 10x that much this year and still aint satisfied.
I sold out of another hobby (bird dogs and horses) so I simply transferred the funds to this hobby but it is still an unreal investment.
Gee, we could fix up one dummy category with a few dummy threads to use for wife referrals. What a NC service that would be!!dmwphoto said:LOL, I know that ploy.