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Tips for Beginners


ade_mcfade Plus
11 15.2k 216 England
24 May 2007 8:11PM
Do what makes you happy, not what impresses people on upload sites

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Boyd 11 11.2k 11 Wales
24 May 2007 10:27PM
So what would you do if impressing people on upload sites is the thing that makes you happy?
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
24 May 2007 10:35PM
find an upload site with very low expectations ?
Boyd 11 11.2k 11 Wales
24 May 2007 10:47PM
Now that would be quite pitiful.
chmaja 9 3
25 May 2007 7:57AM
Hi!
Surely I am not the only beginner left here now?

know some are put off by the comments and the ones deemed as experts who don't have time for the likes of me!

Thanks for this section and hope I won't get too lonely in here!!!!!

Chris
Digicat 8 127
25 May 2007 8:34AM
no you won't - I shall be popping in

I asked what I knew to be a dumb question the other day but I had a mental block and got the usual read the manual reply!!

it would be nice to have a section where you you can ask what you want without being made to look stupid! We all have those mental block moments Smile
andytvcams 12 10.4k United Kingdom
25 May 2007 8:45AM

Quote:I asked what I knew to be a dumb question the other day but I had a mental block and got the usual read the manual reply!!


What thread was that?
Digicat 8 127
25 May 2007 9:25AM
sorry it wasn't a thread - I know it was meant in jest but it just gets a bit tiresome when you're trying to get help

I get lot of inspiration from here and there is a lot of help and informatin available

sorry I don't mean to cause offence to anyone
Digicat 8 127
25 May 2007 9:36AM
actually I'll ask the really dumb question now if I may

you know when people mention stopping down or one stop intervals ie exposure

and given the dial is -1 click click 0 click click +1
if you stop down one from 0 is that just one click or click click -1

does that 0 click click -1 = one stop down

how do I do an embarrassed smiley lol Smile
SandyMiller 9 932 United Kingdom
25 May 2007 9:42AM
If your camera adjusts exposure in increments of 1/3 stop it will be 3 clicks to change your exposure by 1 whole stop (If it works in 1/2 stop increments it will be 2 clicks) HTH
Digicat 8 127
25 May 2007 9:44AM
thanks Smile
chmaja 9 3
25 May 2007 10:24AM
Hi!

Whilst I have a great sense of humour I cannot help thinking some people here forget this is a section for the beginners to feel comfortable in asking any questions and if they are just going to be mocked what is the point of this section.

Emailed the admin as the section is pointless as it stands.
andytvcams 12 10.4k United Kingdom
25 May 2007 10:40AM

Quote:Whilst I have a great sense of humour I cannot help thinking some people here forget this is a section for the beginners to feel comfortable in asking any questions and if they are just going to be mocked what is the point of this section.


And your question was?
Bellie 8 507
25 May 2007 10:42AM
Having just bought a tripod I can vouch for how helpful they are. It allows you to take your time and get the composition you want and once that is achieved you can tinker with the various settings on camera to see what you achieve - without losing the composition. It helps me think more about what I am taking and helps me be more relaxed when shooting... and prevents me rushing into shots and dashing off.

My lightweight Manfrotto Modo Maxi is ideal to carry around, if anyone worries about having a bulky tripod with them, and is cheap too when budget is tight.
Graywolf 8 1.0k United Kingdom
25 May 2007 2:50PM
There's a trick to repyling to what you consider and 'irritating' questions from newbies like me.

1) ignore it

2) answer it

3) answer it with a clever answer which makes someone look or feel small.

4) consider what three makes you look like to everyone else

5) return to 1

I hope I haven't offended anyone by this but this has been an issue on other forums I belong to (not Photo sites).

Everyone starts knowing very little and..yes.. some of the questions can be answered from the manual, but to be honest, the answer sometimes only really makes sense if you already know the answer, I can think of one or two of those in my Canon manual.

Need to be nice.

Greywolf

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