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Old November 12th, 2008, 12:46 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. I'm a professional videographer but also offer photography to my existing clients. I also do quite a bit of outdoor photography for fun and profit. I'm looking for a professional photography forum on the caliber of DVINFO but haven't found anything that fits the bill. Can anyone point me in the right direction?? I'm specifically looking for some advice on upgrading my kit. Thanks in advance.

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Old November 12th, 2008, 01:37 PM   #2
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The ones that I know of are DPReview, Luminous Landscape, openphotographyforums.com, naturescapes.net, and Usenet, but none of them have good moderation like DVInfo.net.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 02:04 PM   #3
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Another great one is: www.outdoorphoto.co.za
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Old November 12th, 2008, 02:13 PM   #4
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unfortunately since i am a photojournalist, since rob galbraith (h**p://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/index.asp) forum went away, the truly pro photo forum i think is non existing.

how ever all of these forums that are mentioned above are very good also, but not quite for PJs, or who was in rob galbraith will know what i mean. :-)

his forum went away to another owner and is located here...

h**p://www.prophotohome.com/
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Old November 12th, 2008, 03:09 PM   #5
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Hey everyone. I'm a professional videographer but also offer photography to my existing clients. I also do quite a bit of outdoor photography for fun and profit. I'm looking for a professional photography forum on the caliber of DVINFO but haven't found anything that fits the bill. Can anyone point me in the right direction?? I'm specifically looking for some advice on upgrading my kit. Thanks in advance.

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What do you shoot? Nikon or Canon?

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Photography-on-the.net/forum

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Old November 12th, 2008, 03:45 PM   #6
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Thanks Randy and everyone else for the input, much appreciated.

Randy, I shoot on a Nikon D50 right now. Not exactly a pro kit which is why I need to upgrade. I'm getting more and more video/still combo jobs, and need the quality of my still work to match the quality of my video work. Most of my still work is architecture, I've invested in a few good lenses which brings me to my dilemna. I'm torn between the D300 and D700. I would love to go to a full frame camera but don't know if I can justify the price. I'm leaning towards the 300 since I already have some lenses and can use the D50 as a backup. Thoughts anyone??

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Old November 12th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #7
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Can't believe no one has mentioned FredMiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/

It's my fav. pro-forum, but is a pain in the butt to get into as they don't let you sign up with hotmail, gmail, or other "free" emails.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #8
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Old November 13th, 2008, 10:33 AM   #9
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Can't believe no one has mentioned FredMiranda.com
FM Forums

It's my fav. pro-forum, but is a pain in the butt to get into as they don't let you sign up with hotmail, gmail, or other "free" emails.
Thanks Dylan. That's the kind of forum I have been looking for. I just posted my query and got a great response within 5 minutes.

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Old November 13th, 2008, 10:39 AM   #10
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www.photo.net of course, very good site.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 02:12 PM   #11
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Can't believe no one has mentioned FredMiranda.com
FM Forums

It's my fav. pro-forum, but is a pain in the butt to get into as they don't let you sign up with hotmail, gmail, or other "free" emails.
Ahh..how could I forget FM! Great place. Their classifieds have a crazy amount of traffic too. Only place where I had to bookmark an interesting listing cause it slips 2-3 pages in a day.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 03:29 PM   #12
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Digital Grin Photography Forum is also a great photo site. well-moderated and easy communication with the "bigwigs".
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Old November 15th, 2008, 06:44 AM   #13
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Hey everyone. Thanks for all the input. The FM forum was incredibly helpful. A lot of real world experience with both the D300 and 700. After much deliberation and research, I've come to the conclusion that the D300 is the best tool for all of my needs and my budget. I already have a few DX lenses including a Sigma 14-24 wide that I use for architecture. Most of my for hire still work is local and doesn't pay well enough to justify a D700 with high end glass. The other great thing about FM is the well moderated buy and sell forum. I was able to purchase a slightly used D300 for $1200. Bottom line is, if I need to move up in a year to a FF sensor camera, I feel confident I can sell the 300 and my DX lenses for a decent price. Once again, thanks for all the input.

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Old December 24th, 2008, 06:34 AM   #14
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Hey everyone. I'm a professional videographer but also offer photography to my existing clients. I also do quite a bit of outdoor photography for fun and profit. I'm looking for a professional photography forum on the caliber of DVINFO but haven't found anything that fits the bill. Can anyone point me in the right direction?? I'm specifically looking for some advice on upgrading my kit. Thanks in advance.

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My Favorite on par with this site is Canon Digital Photography Forums - Powered by vBulletin been very helpful to me and some amazing talent on there.
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