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Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 03-27-2010, 11:13 PM  
sRGB vs. Adobe RGB
Posted By icywarm
Replies: 26
Views: 11,907
yepp sounds about right...
Forum: Photographic Technique 09-01-2011, 10:06 PM  
Uncle Bob vs. A Professional Wedding Photographer
Posted By icywarm
Replies: 43
Views: 7,015
Funny... I have thousands in equipement... have or have in the past owned many great lenses... I took 10k images last year... I can often get that instant shoot... I understand the flow of a wedding... I understand the tech side of photography... but still I would never want to do a job where I could only bill $1k - $5k for hours and hours of work and still likely have a client who is 'thinking of something different'

I may live and sleep photography but I pay for with my accounting firm...

And as an accountant... how can anyone in a business continually upgrade to the newest and greatest tech... that does not sound like a working photog... sounds like a bankrupt business... so if anyone does want to become a pro photog... don't take you business advise from that article go see a professional accountant... we would be happy to tell you why having $10k's of equipm't and computer software will likely mean you pay no taxes (ie you will make no money!)
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-30-2011, 08:03 PM  
Game Single in September 2011
Posted By icywarm
Replies: 131
Views: 12,313
Ok I am back... a year later... since Single in Sept 2010.... My father passed away, I became a father, I bought a house (built a deck, lawn, ect), have a second child on the way, bought the firm I work for, Sister got married, became an uncle for the first time, travelled and even managed to take some photos along the way.... I am hoping Single in Sept 2011 is a kick to an even busier 2012 ;) with two under two and various other 'fun'!

My lens this time is a Jup-9 85mm f/2
Forum: Sold Items 02-02-2011, 10:58 AM  
Wanted - Acquired: Inoperative unrepairable Pentax SF-10
Posted By icywarm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,383
If you don't find one states side I can send you one from Canada. Mine works I think... but it is one of about 15 bodies I need to sell once I am finished my move... I am a sucker for education so I have no trouble sending it to you.
Forum: Sold Items 09-14-2010, 08:52 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax M 75-150mm (Worldwide)
Posted By icywarm
Replies: 0
Views: 2,487 Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Pentax M 75-150

Asking Price

Item Location
Saskatchewan, Canada

Item Description
I don't know why they stopped making lens like this! With the handy focus/zoom ring you can easily follow a subject as they move across your viewfinder...

I am selling my stuff down to three or four lens, this one did not make the cut....

it does look used, but it is physically in good shape (no big dents or anything), just paint flakes on built-in lens hood...

Don't be shy make an offer!

Thanks for looking,,,


Are you the original owner of the item being sold?

Are you selling or trading this item?

Item Condition (Key)

Shipping Destinations

Shipping Charge

Shipping Services
Postal Service

Accepted Payment Types

Return Policy & Additional Details
Contact me and we can work something out.

75mm 800iso 1/15

75mm 3200iso 1/640

150mm 200iso 1/180

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 09-22-2010, 04:59 PM  
So you want to be a pro... did you plan!
Posted By icywarm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,925
Ok by my nature I am a pretty planny guy... I have my coffee maker set in the morning... I open my programs in the same order most mornings... lay my clothing out the night before for the next day... with options in case of rain or snow...

So that SAVE MY A$$ today!!

Today was my first pro gig for someone I don't know... not family... nor distance cousin... nor acquaintance... until today I had never ever meet this person...

I also had NO idea what she wanted... nor did she... she had seen some of my work and decided she would hire me... I gave her my price and she said work your magic, she need stuff for her marketing director as she is re-branding... she mentioned multi-facets and other things that lead me to know that if I didn't mess this up too bad there is more work here for me...

(As a funny little note, she asked me tax advice during the gig... she knows I am a professional accountant and asked for some free advice... since she is paying me for the photos I gave it... but still... couldn't she see I was working :lol:)

So I go to unpack my bag... this is a multimedia shoot with 2 video cameras and me shooting some video and some photos... all B roll stuff for making her campaign later...

I open my first video camera bag last night... to make sure I have everything... damn... someone borrowed the power pack... it is 400km away... so now it is a 1 video camera and one other camera shoot...

That is ok... I still had that back-up camera so things are still good...

In a moment of stupidity I had sold the lends I had used for this... and ordered a new one... that new lens has not shown up yet... shipping is taking its' time! So I who had too many lens just last week... am down to just the kit 18-55 and a 18-250... I go with the kit lens, it is less gainly and very light to handhold for the 45 min speech...

So I get there... 1.5 hours early... I wanted to scout the location... I tried different locations for the safety video... I talk the tech into recording the audio track for me...

I go to put SD card in my camera... I forgot my class 10 card in the computer at home... I had my back-up... but it was only 4GB and older... so no good...

I sprint to the camera shop up the road... shell out way too much for the SD card... but now I have what I need... because I showed up early I could cover my bases... the back-up SD would have worked but that is ok I wanted yet another class 10 card...

So the shoot goes good.... the camera does over heat... but there was only about 5 mins left after an hour of shooting... I drop the KX and pick-up my film camera for some stock images... i know the safety camera is rolling so i am ok for a few moments...

camera cools down... I get the exit interviews... best presentation ever! ect...

The client is very happy... she has not noticed a hitch... i tell her that there will be draft stuff she can access on Sat from Vegas via the internet to share with her marketing person...

She tries to talk me into going on the road with her for a month through Northern Sask and Alberta... it would be work everyday... but with a 7 month prego wife at home and my accounting practice I need to pass on the offer... but we set dates for next shoot in Saskatoon... she is so glad I was so helpful... I helped her set-up... I calmed her nerves... I walked through the crowd of about 1000 with a big smile on... getting them to stand-up and dance... big win for me... almost failed... but having back-ups and planning meant I got it done... didn't go off how I had hoped... but the film is in the can... the client is' happy... and I cashed my first cheque as a semi-pro...

I know I will not do this full time till I sell my firm and retire in 30 years... but it was nice to know I could pull off a gig and not preform the EPIC FAIL that I was sure it would be...

That's my story... no real point... just some long winded entertainment for anyone who cannot sleep... you should have fallen asleep by now... Personally I cannot believe you are still reading this blither... I mean by this point it is almost SPAM... ok well that is all... go read the next post... go on...

still here... LEAVE... !!!

Fine I am leaving....


No you leave...

Fine I am done! :D
Forum: Photo Critique 07-21-2010, 04:30 PM  
People berry seller
Posted By icywarm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,890
I like the tones in this image... did you try the last crop, but portrait? I have tried with my hands, but it is tough to crop and keep the sign..
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 07-13-2010, 07:03 PM  
Should I be cheating?
Posted By icywarm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,752
I would love to have the -99999, The signature would be something like:
Site Ass

Join Date: Wish he didn't
Posts: None of Value
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 04-26-2010, 09:28 AM  
class 10 SDHC cards
Posted By icywarm
Replies: 20
Views: 12,208
Read the wiki on cards. There are two things that you need to consider and the class and X rating. There seems to be some room for what those numbers mean...

Secure Digital - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Forum: Photo Critique 05-19-2010, 09:49 PM  
Landscape Morning light in the forest
Posted By icywarm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,917
Did you bring down the exposure at all? Still seems a little bright in the highlights... can you play with the levels of the highlights?
Forum: Sold Items 05-14-2010, 09:37 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax M 50mm f2 - free (Worldwide)
Posted By icywarm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,291
don't know what state that is but is it something like:

$7.77/9.25/16.25/25.25 for the various shipping methods

add $5 for packaging... and you can round to whatever number you want...

just make sure you have a valid paypal account with a current address...

paypal funds to
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-13-2010, 11:32 PM  
Would this be crazy?
Posted By icywarm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,305
I am looking for two things... 1) practice shooting portraits and directing people to my website and 2) raise some cash for charity...

I was thinking of setting up a little table in one of the great parks in the city on a summer evening/day and taking portraits of people walking by, I have an good photo printer and with the right settings I could print decent jpgs 4x6s with little to no edit in the computer... the caveat being it is all free... I would point people to my website if they want to buy better quality (pp'd, larger and laminated) prints and I would collect donations for a charity I know...

I was thinking of asking someone to man the printer, I'd take one flash and umbrella, and supplies would be a couple $ per person, nothing too serious... it would be fun... I need to ask the city about bylaws/licenses etc... any other dangers/downsides/pitfalls I should consider...
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-03-2010, 01:07 AM  
Post-Processing PP Challenge #23
Posted By icywarm
Replies: 33
Views: 6,030
Sq crop, desat blue/green, contrast and blacks way up, pulled down the other levels...
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