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Anatomy Of A SportsShooter Thread
Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 6:15 PM on 05.15.10
->> The following is the break down of how many SportsShooter threads seem to devolve into totally unrelated topics from those who can't seem to stay on topic.

We're all guilty of it, except maybe Mark Loundy…but anywhere, here we go, the Anatomy Of A SportsShooter Thread

Post 1 - I need suggestions for vibrant white seamless roll

Post 2 - I have been happy with Savage seamless paper

Post 3 - Adorama's self-branded seamless is pretty good at a fraction of the cost

Post 4 - I like black seamless

Post 5 - Yea, black seamless looks better than white seamless

Post 6 - I like to shoot coloured seamless and choose Nikon when I shoot it

Post 7 - Have you looked into a grey muslin?

Post 8 - Muslin is for losers

Post 9 - I must be a loser, I use muslin

Post 10 - I think calling a background Muslin is insulting to people in the Middle East

Post 11 - The background is Muslin not Muslim you idiot

Post 12 - I think the term Middle East coined by Imperial Western European cartographers is offensive

Post 13 - Western European? I've been to Germany and it was great, plus Leica is German

Post 14 - You know the best Leica's came from Canada, not Germany, when the company sent its Jewish employees to Canada to flee the Nazi's

Post 15 - Speaking of Nazi's, I love Mel Brook's "Hitler on Ice" short at the end of History of the World Part I

Post 16 - Oh yea, I wish he had actually made the Jews In Space movie follow up that was at the end of History of the World

Post 17 - You know in Mel Brook's History of the World Part I there were a lot of togas in the Greek scenes … I bet a white toga would be a good substitute for white seamless paper

Post 18 - No, a toga would let to much light pass through it and the wrinkles would cause shadows

Post 19 - You could iron the white toga instead of getting white seamless paper

Post 20 - Just use a green screen action instead

Post 21 - (FROM THE ORIGINAL POSTER) Thanks, I am looking at the Savage paper. I really only need white seamless paper

Post 22 - When you light white seamless paper you should really use Alien Bees strobes, they are great

Post 23 - No, I like Lumedyne over Alien Bees, but I have heard the Paul C. Buff strobes are great also

Post 24 - Are you using any gels to colour your white seamless paper?

Post 25 - How are you attaching the gels to your strobes ?

Post 26 - .........

Post 27 - .........

Post 28 - .........

Post 29 - .........

Post 30 - .........
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Chuck Steenburgh, Photographer
Lexington | VA | USA | Posted: 6:30 PM on 05.15.10
->> I pretty much thought I was making the same point when I said "Get a PC" in your other thread. ;)
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 6:33 PM on 05.15.10
->> Chuck,

Oh hey ... so you were :0)

Thanks, I have an EeePC 1005HA Netbook running Windows 7. Its shiny and pink ... take a look
http://bit.ly/6ecwlV

It looks shiny on the desk next to the 13" MacBook Unibody, 13" MacBook Pro, 20" iMac, iPhone, black MacBook and now iPad.
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 6:42 PM on 05.15.10
->> I'm waiting for Mark Loundy or David Cantor to comment on the one consistent grammatical error in the original post that was included just to drive them nuts (no, not he typos, but the consistent plural grammatical error :0) )
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Dave Prelosky, Photographer
Lower Burrell | Pa | US | Posted: 7:37 PM on 05.15.10
->> To the folks marking this post "duh?" You must not have stopped in here very often.
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 7:58 PM on 05.15.10
->> Post 31 - (FROM ORIGINAL POSTER) Thanks, I bought the Savage paper, it did the trick

Post 32 - Glad you got what you needed

Post 33 - You would have been happier with black seamless

Post 34 - Fine ask a questuion on here and don't take our advice for grey muslin

Post 35 - I hope you didn't sign a WFH when you shot that photo on white seamless

Post 36 - .....

Post 37 - .....

Post 38 - .....
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Jim Colburn, Photo Editor, Photographer
McAllen | TX | USA | Posted: 9:38 PM on 05.15.10
->> "The following is the break down of how many SportsShooter threads seem to devolve into totally unrelated topics.."

Someone's not busy this weekend.
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Chuck Liddy, Photographer
Durham | NC | USA | Posted: 10:28 PM on 05.15.10
->> jim, he might not be busy that was some truly funny shit.
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 12:28 AM on 05.16.10
->> Jim,

Actually. . . I am quite busy this weekend, Thanks for your concern!


Chuck,

I was trying to channel your brilliance while writing this post :0)
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Bob Ford, Photographer
Lehighton | Pa | USA | Posted: 1:52 AM on 05.16.10
->> Steven, you forgot one other thing.

Somewhere right around 13-16 in the original thread somebody posting:

"When flying to the Middle East always make sure to fly with XYZ Airlines. You can check out my experience at www.flyingwithfish.com.
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Kevin Clifford, Photographer
Reno | NV | United States | Posted: 3:49 AM on 05.16.10
->> Post 39....I HAD to switch to Nikon because my Canon Mark IV was back focusing and I sent it in four times for a fix. Why does Canon suck so much? Nikon is the best thing since sliced bread!

Posts 40-70: MY Canon Mark IV is fine. It must be the user.

Post 71: I just switched to Nikon, who wants to buy my old Canon gear that works perfectly...wink, wink.
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Brian Blanco, Photographer
Tampa / Sarasota | FL | USA | Posted: 6:48 AM on 05.16.10
->> Post 72: "I live in the vague region of the county where that event is taking place and I'm available to shoot it! Just see my 15th post this month in the classified section announcing to the world that I'm here and available."
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 10:14 AM on 05.16.10
->> Bob...Oh yes, I left out that when I fly with seamless, I pack it in a Tundra bag ... which I have not written about on www.flyingwithfish.com . Thanks for reminding me :0)

For those worried I am not busy enough & had time to write it, I wrote it while on hold with Apple Tech Support regarding an unrelated issue.
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Kevin Novak, Photographer, Assistant
Bel Air (Baltimore) | MD | USA | Posted: 10:21 AM on 05.16.10
->> Post 73

Fish, if you had a PC, you wouldn't be on hold with Apple Tech....
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Dave Prelosky, Photographer
Lower Burrell | Pa | US | Posted: 7:06 PM on 05.16.10
->> Kevin,

How do you know he's not telling them something?
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Louis Lopez, Photographer
Fontana | CA | USA | Posted: 7:24 PM on 05.16.10
->> Post 74: I hope you got paid for whatever you were shooting on that white seamless.

Post 78: Shooting on spec is bringing down our industry

And so it goes....

Steven,
Very funny and so much truth....
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Mark Loundy, Photo Editor
San Jose | CA | USA | Posted: 7:34 PM on 05.16.10
->> I don't know whether to feel like a saint or an a&&hole. :-)

--Mark
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 7:58 PM on 05.16.10
->> Mark,

I was going with Saint ... but your mileage might vary
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 8:00 PM on 05.16.10
->> Just to make Bob Ford fee validated ... Why The TSA’s Carry-On Allowance For Photographers Is Irrelevant - http://bit.ly/d3TISx
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Ed Wolfstein, Photographer, Assistant
Burlington | VT | USA | Posted: 11:13 AM on 05.17.10
->> Tundra bag? I prefer the new ThinkTank/Domke/Lightware/Lowepro hybrid... -grin- but I forgot to mention tethering my MacBook Pro to a jailbroken iPhone...
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Clark Brooks, Photo Editor, Photographer
Urbana | IL | USA | Posted: 11:40 AM on 05.17.10
->> Isn't is it possible to be a Saintly a$$hole? Oh, wait ...isn't that Chuck Liddy???? :-P

Anyways, my contribution to the thread.....

Post 80:
Somebody is using my seamless paper without my permission on their website.

Post 81:
Send them a bill.

Post 82:
(usually mine) Is the image registered with the US copyright office?

Post 83-85:
Poor advice on how to collect compensation for the unauthorized usage.

Post 86:
A diatribe on how seamless paper is ruining the industry.
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Zach Honig, Photo Editor, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 11:59 AM on 05.17.10
->> I haven't been around much lately, but this seems spot on with one exception: why aren't there any typos?
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Sam Santilli, Photographer, Photo Editor
Philippi | WV | USA | Posted: 12:41 PM on 05.17.10
->> What's white seamless paper???
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Alan Look, Photographer
Bloomington/Normal | IL | United States | Posted: 12:42 PM on 05.17.10
->> Zach, see post #34

Post 87 - Does it appear that Steven Frisching's icon photo has been photoshopped?
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 12:48 PM on 05.17.10
->> Zach

I intentionally added a string of grammatical error typos to drive two people nuts ... clearly your grammar is worse than mine since you missed the errors ... who made you an editor? :0)
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 12:49 PM on 05.17.10
->> Alan,

My icon was created in Illustrator I believe ... but yes, it was changed from red to blue in Photoshop. How unethical of me.
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 12:50 PM on 05.17.10
->> Sam

What's white seamless paper? It doesn't matter because clearly black seamless paper is better. Didn't you read the thread? :0)
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John Howley, Photographer
Circleville | OH | USA | Posted: 1:21 PM on 05.18.10
->> There may be others but I'm taking my shot as the grammar/spelling police noting "Leica's" and "Nazi's" as a couple of the mistakes people often make since the sentence refers to plural and not possessive (posts 14 and 15). And, none of your sentences have periods!

But it is one of the funnier things I've read in a while.
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Steven E. Frischling, Photographer
| | | Posted: 1:51 PM on 05.18.10
->> John,

see Post #4 ... "->> I'm waiting for Mark Loundy or David Cantor to comment on the one consistent grammatical error in the original post that was included just to drive them nuts (no, not he typos, but the consistent plural grammatical error :0) )"

The apostrophe making words plural is the error that was intentional. I am sure there are other typos (I have found a few), this the apostrophe error was intentional.
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Zach Honig, Photo Editor, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 9:07 PM on 05.18.10
->> My mistake! I didn't make it down that far... Haha.
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D. Ross Cameron, Photographer
Oakland | CA | USA | Posted: 9:30 PM on 05.18.10
->> I like monkeys.
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Chuck Steenburgh, Photographer
Lexington | VA | USA | Posted: 2:42 PM on 05.19.10
->> Mark - I think your last post has a spelling error. :)
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