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deviant 14 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2005 9:13AM
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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Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
7 Oct 2005 9:36AM
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.
suleesia 13 176 Malaysia
7 Oct 2005 9:55AM
the EVs (exposure value). was never good in math and never has. Smile
JJGEE 13 7.2k 18 England
7 Oct 2005 10:03AM
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 ?
robob 14 1.0k England
7 Oct 2005 10:05AM
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)
c_evans99 14 7.0k 1 Wales
7 Oct 2005 11:19AM
Under/Overexposure and how it related to negatives and prints - took me a long time to get it to click.

shitzkit 14 147
7 Oct 2005 11:44AM
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
deviant 14 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2005 1:54PM
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.
peter shilton 14 1.1k England
7 Oct 2005 2:07PM
realising that the more I learnt, the more I realised that I didn't know.
UserDeleted 15 3.6k
7 Oct 2005 2:22PM
How to get women to get their....

debbiehardy 14 363 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2005 2:48PM
Women to get their???
sillyconguru 13 4.4k
7 Oct 2005 2:49PM
"... kit off" Debbie
AdrianTurner 14 350 Wales
7 Oct 2005 2:51PM
".......tits out"
UserDeleted 15 3.6k
7 Oct 2005 2:56PM

...real personality to come through in studio based portraits...of course.

AdrianTurner 14 350 Wales
7 Oct 2005 3:26PM
yeah right!

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