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Question for everyone who can remember when they started learning photography...
What single thing was it that you found hardest to get information on or understand?
For me I didn't understand guide numbers for flash guns at all or know what to do with them. I just wondered where everyone else struggled at first?
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I could never crack colour processing. It's not that I didn't understand it, I just could never get a print I was happy with.
the EVs (exposure value). was never good in math and never has.
The hardest was probably the same as Pete - Assessing what filter/s to adjust to correct a colour cast.
Then I bought a couple of set of guides ( Kodak & Lee ) where you laid the set of acetate filters over the print and told you what correction to make.
The other concept, which is obvious, after you have understood it is the ZONE SYSTEM for adjusting exposures, particulalrly for B & W - I suppose this now called setting the White Point ?
I'm with Pete, colour printing argh, all that wasted time and paper; in the college darkroom trying to make sense of the colour triangle on the wall, then realising it was for Cibachrome!
Oh and trying to get Fibre based paper to dry without curling up (use that wet tape and tape it to a board)
Under/Overexposure and how it related to negatives and prints - took me a long time to get it to click.
has to be fill in flash for me lol just happy i know how to do it now and it was thanks to this site as my tuters are numtys
For some reason I had trouble trying to figure out different focal lengths/apertures on lenses. Basic stuff I know. I'd be in a shop thinking why was a 24-70 f/2.8 more expensive than a 24-70 f/4.5 and did any of the above mean anyway.
realising that the more I learnt, the more I realised that I didn't know.
How to get women to get their....
Women to get their???
"... kit off" Debbie
...real personality to come through in studio based portraits...of course.
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