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    Australia EB Games Expo 2013

    Hey guys and girls! Yesterday may sister and her partner took me to the eb game expo for my birthday, even though im not a big gamer but it was fun and my camera went through its paces on this trip. And since i was shooting mainly inside i used the best lens for the job, my 70-200mm f/2.8 L ii on my 6D, And since i was rushing through the expo i left my aperture to mainly f/2.8(since i was doing mainly portraits) using Aperture priority and auto iso, which you can geuss was pretty high. Next time i will be bringing a flash and going to invest into a gary fong(think thats the name) collapsible diffuser to help bring down the iso.

    Here are the better photos of the day, pure luck because i was having fun, haha:

    Australia EB Games Expo 2013
    EB Games Expo 2013- retro dancer by AllenLennon, on Flickr

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    EB Games Expo 2013- hard at work by AllenLennon, on Flickr

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    EB Games Expo 2013- card player by AllenLennon, on Flickr

    Australia EB Games Expo 2013
    EB Games Expo 2013- exhausted by AllenLennon, on Flickr

    Australia EB Games Expo 2013
    EB Games Expo 2013- umbrella soldier by AllenLennon, on Flickr

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    EB Games Expo 2013- trying the wii dance by AllenLennon, on Flickr

    Australia EB Games Expo 2013
    EB Games Expo 2013- drink break by AllenLennon, on Flickr

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    EB Games Expo 2013- waiting in line by AllenLennon, on Flickr

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    EB Games Expo 2013- thinking colour by AllenLennon, on Flickr

    Australia EB Games Expo 2013
    EB Games Expo- 2013- thinking B&W by AllenLennon, on Flickr

    Australia EB Games Expo 2013
    eb games expo 2013-playing in line by AllenLennon, on Flickr

    please let me know what you think?

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    Re: Australia EB Games Expo 2013

    A very interesting set of typical? Australians. They make a great little photo essay.

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    Re: Australia EB Games Expo 2013

    Interesting series Allen, thanks for sharing something a bit different !

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    Re: Australia EB Games Expo 2013

    Very interesting series of something unusual but "Card Player" stands in it's own right. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Australia EB Games Expo 2013

    Nice series, some wicked lighting conditions you had to work under.

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    Re: Australia EB Games Expo 2013

    L. Paul it's on typical if your a hardcore gamer. To which I'm not but half tempted to dress up for next year.

    John, the card player I'm really happy with.

    John(shadow man) thank you and the lighting was harsh in spots and soft in others. And them there are the strobes and coloured lights. But was good experience.

    Graham, thank you. It was different for me but a lot of fun.

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    Re: Australia EB Games Expo 2013

    The Hard At Work photo is kind of neat. The "Please do not tap on glass" sign is pretty funny, and would have made a great foreground element for a portrait. Maybe someone on the inside with dramatic light and crazy eyes.

    Card Player is my favorite. Great light, great gesture, and it tells a story.

    For next year, I'd suggest going with a shorter lens for a more environmental look. Seeing costumed subjects in a room full of like-minded fans creates context. However, shooting short does require you to go up to people and ask to take their picture (the horror!). Personally, I prefer that to sniping through the crowd with a long lens. Fewer people get in your way, and you engage with your subject.

    Don't underestimate the power of dressing up, either. I attended an event in a Han Solo costume, complete with a low-slung hip holster for my camera, and got some really fun shots. Get dressed up, and they'll know you get it and open up more readily.

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    Re: Australia EB Games Expo 2013

    Lex, thank you for your thoughts. "Hard at work" I couldn't resist. I was leaching a debate about retro vs modern games which was very interesting and I was looking around and to the left of me was the hard worker and found it ironic for the guy in there.

    The card player is my favourite because of his posture indicating he is having fun and concentrating at the time. And loved how the light fell onto him.

    I do have a tamaron 28-75 f/2.8 that was in my bag but never thought to use it due to no image stabilisation. Next time I go to a event with similar lighting I will try it. But most of my shots were taken from some distance.

    And I am thinking of dressing up for next time and using my camera as part of it by making a holster for it.

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    Re: Australia EB Games Expo 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by allenlennon
    I do have a tamaron 28-75 f/2.8 that was in my bag but never thought to use it due to no image stabilisation.
    IS is nice, but it's not make-or-break here. Most of my derby work is done on a 50mm f1.4 USM and a 100mm f2.0 USM. Neither is stabilized, they're on the long side (1.6x crop), and they're good enough for fast low-light action. So believe me, you can survive without IS between 28 and 75mm.

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