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Member Since 23 Jun 2005
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In Topic: T-max 400

16 July 2008 - 01:36 PM

thanks willy But Believe me Ive tried

In Topic: No More Ducks Please

18 September 2007 - 09:34 AM

your bang on mate

In Topic: Advice For Beginners

18 September 2007 - 09:24 AM

welcome fizz, I like your thinking, go manual no previewing till you get home. I think every shot is like a birthday present waiting to be opened.

In Topic: No More Ducks Please

24 August 2007 - 01:27 PM

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I totally agree, and I am now personally entering that phase. I am beginning to experiment more ('lights in motion' for example) and this is where experience will come. At present I don't know why one picture works and not another. By posting pictures here I find the comments very useful, they help me to understand some of these things and as I learn more I will hopefully include more of these techniques. I also now post less pictures as I am beginning to drop some of the 'Ducks'. But as I move forward, then I would expect more people to join this site that are where I was six months ago. Should they be excluded just because they are beginning something new.
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Your right I`m starting to sound like a snob. but there`s far far more to this hobby I feel
we need to learn GOLDEN SECTION & the rule of thirds. if anybody knows & understands these please share them with me they`ve been around since the renaissance lets compose our pictures or our site will become a single intrest site for holiday snaps. so everybody lets concentrate on the bigger picture of Photographs

In Topic: No More Ducks Please

24 August 2007 - 10:28 AM

QUOTE (less2007 @ Aug 23 2007, 08:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As someone who only started to get an interest in photograpy last Xmas, when I aquired a Canon 400 Digital camera, I come to this site to see what can be achieved by photographers with experience. I know I do not have that experience yet and may never have the skill to achieve some of the stunning photos I see here.

In the meantime I am learning whay my camera can do. In the beginning I found taking a picture of a "Duck" in focus was a big achievement. Now I am beginning to learn what can be achived with iso settings, shutter speeds and aperture and beginning to experiment more. Even so I am still pleased when I take a picture of a seagull in flight and it it is in focus and want to display it here on the site for you all to see.

But surley these are Just technical, machanical things that we all have to learn when we buy our new boxs.
it took me hours to workout how to turn off the continual auto focus but I had no interesting subject matter for it, just pictures of my baby running around the garden like any other family pics
Now its time too think why does one picture work & another doesn`t, through weight, tone, balance & context
context for example you tell me if these pictures of ducks are at a local park pond, statley home lake, fast flowing river or quiet mill pond you carn`t! so well done you`ve componsated the exposure of a seagull in flight against a blank sky now move on, time it right & you may balance it against cliff face giving it more intrest