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Old 02-04-2010, 05:58 PM   #11
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I also have a disinterested significant other. She tells me I can get a bus but she said she wouldn't be staying in it. Guess she going to get cold and wet when we go camping. Honestly after I complete the project or it comes time to decorate I'm sure her mind will change.
Mine is the other way. She wants to have all the say in how we renovate the bus. Of course, she spent many summers camping with her family in this bus. Now that it is ours, it is time to complete the conversion and actually paint the thing!!!
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:31 PM   #12
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Well I'm back. Ive been too busy lately with school and wedding plans that I haven't had much time to check out the progress of others. I have a lot of catching up to do. Good news is I am now married. Leah (my wife) and I got married on the 1st of May. It was a small wedding and a nice one too. On a sad note my plans to purchase a bus within the next year is put on hold. I need to spend the money on a new camera instead. So I have no idea when I'll get my hands on a bus, but eventually I will. Now time to start catching up on everyone's progress..

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Old 05-11-2010, 08:54 PM   #13
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...I need to spend the money on a new camera instead....
I hope by this you mean 'want' a new camera and not 'need' a new camera. I know how expensive those things are and have a small fortune invested myself. If something ever happened that I 'needed' to replace one I would be quite upset. Of course, I always 'want' a new one but that's just the nature of the game.
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...I need to spend the money on a new camera instead....
I hope by this you mean 'want' a new camera and not 'need' a new camera. I know how expensive those things are and have a small fortune invested myself. If something ever happened that I 'needed' to replace one I would be quite upset. Of course, I always 'want' a new one but that's just the nature of the game.
Unfortunately its a "Need" my current camera is not up to specifications. I need to upgrade to a professional level DSLR, the camera I am looking at is the Nikon D3s, plus several pro lenses. In total I will be dropping around $12,000.00 on the setup.
I have been wanting to upgrade for a couple years now. Now I have a reason.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:20 AM   #15
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Unfortunately its a "Need" my current camera is not up to specifications. I need to upgrade to a professional level DSLR, the camera I am looking at is the Nikon D3s, plus several pro lenses. In total I will be dropping around $12,000.00 on the setup.
I have been wanting to upgrade for a couple years now. Now I have a reason.
Nice camera choice. I have been a Nikon shooter for many years. I have acquired quite a few nice pro lenses over the past while and have found that no matter what they do to the camera bodies, the lenses hold their value and are truely the key to a great picture. I started with film, and have taken a few photography courses while in University. It is definately the lens that makes the biggest difference...oh, and knowing what the heck you are doing helps too! Hopefully things work out well for you. Good luck with everything.
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:14 AM   #16
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Unfortunately its a "Need" my current camera is not up to specifications. I need to upgrade to a professional level DSLR, the camera I am looking at is the Nikon D3s, plus several pro lenses. In total I will be dropping around $12,000.00 on the setup.
I have been wanting to upgrade for a couple years now. Now I have a reason.
Nice camera choice. I have been a Nikon shooter for many years. I have acquired quite a few nice pro lenses over the past while and have found that no matter what they do to the camera bodies, the lenses hold their value and are truely the key to a great picture. I started with film, and have taken a few photography courses while in University. It is definately the lens that makes the biggest difference...oh, and knowing what the heck you are doing helps too! Hopefully things work out well for you. Good luck with everything.
Well I got the Nikon D3s about a month ago and I am expecting the 70-200mm f2.8 VR II today. Then in about another month I will be ordering the 50mm f1.4G and the 16-35mm f4. I switched my lens choice around a bit to save some money and I will still get the coverage I want. Eventually I will get the 24-70mm f2.8 but I'm in no rush. So far I have spent around 7500 on the camera and the lens I am getting today. I just wished it was a Thomas RE high-top 40'er. Oh well eventually.. 7500.00 could have bought me a mighty fine bus. But school needs to come first right now. So for now I continue to dream about one day owning a bus.

PS The wife still thinks I'm crazy...

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Old 09-28-2010, 12:53 PM   #17
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... So for now I continue to dream about one day owning a bus.

PS The wife still thinks I'm crazy...

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Yeah, but the bus could be considered part of your photography business. You will need to travel to find all the subjects you want to photograph, and of course you need something suitable for travel that allows for... (you fill in the blanks). You just have to be creative in making your case!
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:09 PM   #18
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You know Chris .. I have an Aunt and Uncle who maintained a "second income" for many many years using their RV as a mobile photo studio for their local school system .. and I do mean a very lucrative "second income" .. they may even still be doing it (have not seen them in a very long time) ..

.. any-who .. I think if you figured out a way to do something like that using a school bus you would be a legend in your local school community .. talk about free advertising .. a portable portrait studio ..

.. hmmmm .. might have to start looking at that around here ..
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:59 PM   #19
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Its funny you mention setting up a skoolie as a studio. I was just pondering that Idea the other day. But I'm also thinking it might be a little tight in there for a studio. A mobile digital darkroom could work. Something I could take to the various shoots/NASCAR tour and process my images and do some printing also it would serve as a over night lodging. hmmmmm...... I'll add it to the growing pile of thoughts.
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I am making my shortie so it can be used in a t-shirt business also. Making a direct to garment printer and go to any event and sell custom T's.
Take any pic and print it on a shirt, not a transfer but directly on it.
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