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Calling for Help

Calling for Help | Portland | 2017

 

Have you checked the tips and inspirations in my Learning Center? Are you looking for specific photography related advice? Anything out of the realms of Street- and travel photography you want me to write about? Let me know in the comments section!

Have a great Wednesday!

Marcus

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17 comments

  1. I find your learning center super. Busy reading through them. It is a great collection and catalogue of useful tips. I suffer a lot here with dust. I know you get the fancy protection equipment which I only can buy if I travel to South Africa. How do I protect my lenses and camera on a dusty day (they would often make the most interesting photographs) without loosing flexibility on the move?

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    1. Thanks, Carmen, so much appreciated! So my diy workarounds for camera protection on dusty days would be:

      1) Do not change lenses. Commit to the best lens for the job and leave it on your camera until you’re back in a safe environment. If you have a zoom lens that is not dust proof and has a barrel that is extending when you zoom in… I wouldn’t use it at all when the dust or sand blows, because when you retract it you have the danger to pull dust into the interior of the lens, where it sits on glass elements where you can’t get it off anymore. And getting a lens disassembled for cleaning doesn’t make sense economically (you can buy a new one for that).

      b) If you have one of those zoom lenses and still want to use it, and also for overall camera and lens protection when the dust blows, try using a big translucent plastic bag, like a big freezer bag. In the bottom part cut a hole for the lens and scotchtape it to the lens. Try to get used to operating your camera through the plastic or at least through the big open end side using one hand inside the bag. While not perfect, it provides some basic protection and it costs you only a dime. I’ve done it before and it worked (also in rain).

      c) always leave the lens cap on when not shooting!!

      Hope this helps!
      Marcus

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      1. Helped great deal. Thank you. Now I know I was instinctively on the right track when not changing my lenses for what I even got annoyed comments by photographers here. Well…there bad luck if equipment doesn’t want to work anymore. 😏 The tip with the plastic bag I will definitely try out. Hopefully I can make some photos if we have a bit of a sand storm from the car. Still needs protection… the dust goes everywhere…coughs 😷 Thanks! Keep up with the great education! Carmen

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  2. Reblogged this on Photo Sociology and commented:
    Marcus is my favourite current street photographer, and he was recently voted 30th in wordpress’ most important street photography blogs. His Web site has a help Centre so that you can learn to improve your photography. He also welcomes questions and comments. Marcus travels around the world regularly with his job, and he makes great photography wherever he goes. There is always a story accompanying his photos. Well worth following.

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