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      Roger this site has been wonderful and has inspired me so much with my getting back to my roots, I can’t thank you enough for this resource and the work you have done.

      My love of films is what got me into photography.  When I was a kid I wanted to be to a comic book artist, at the age of ten I decided I couldn’t draw well enough (yeah I know ten years old) but I fell in love with movies.  I decided I wanted to be a filmmaker, I thought I would have to have photography to get into film school and I found my answer.  I work with the 2d still image of drawing but the tech and tools of the filmmaker.  My photography geared towards to sports as it was what I drew as a kid and the closest I could get to photographing the super heroes I used to draw.  I could share some sports photos if people were interested.  I worked for ten years as a sports and newspaper photographer.


      Anyway as to what  I used I’ll gladly share what I did.  I use the Canon EOS series.  I have my “secret” sauce camera an EOS 1ds mk 3, it came out in 2008, but the file is one of my favorite files from a digital camera.  It was when the camera makers still tried to make a “film” look to image quality and taste.  So I shot with that camera to begin with.  I used both my 45mm and 90mm canon tilt shift lenses.  I really wanted to get an action shot that looked like it was old time.  The 90mm was still a bit loose and then I realized how much room there was behind the rear element.   My canon extenders all stick out a little so I figured I would give it a try, it mounted the 1.4 extender up and gave me more reach for the action shot.  It also gave some chromatic aberration which I could even see in the view finder, but I didn’t mind that.   I like to use tilt shift lenses to draw the eye around.  Sometimes too I feel a tilt shift lens is the only way to make the feel of how we actually see.  Like this photo below I took in my favorite local cinema.  The effect is slight but there.   This shot however is with an EOS R and is an exposure composite and the 24mm tilt shift. 

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