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July 28, 2007 3:27am CST
hi, as i started with digital photography , i really was a new one to it. I didnt even know what a whitebalance was. So , i took my camera , and started shooting , and shooting. I adapted all i could on my camera , tried all angles ,... Then , i took my photos to the computer , but everything i could do was messing them up in several different ways. Nowadays , i begin to have an idea what digital photography is all about , how to choose your diafragma , iso , ... . I'm completly self thaught , and i think everyone can. Just , the rescources on the internet are very scattered , and hard to find , sure if you search for something specific. So , if you have any questions , post them here , and ill try to anwser them as well as i can . greetings:)
28 Jul 07
it will be nice if you can share with me your self taught knowledge sometime. i started to love digital photography so i bought an olympus fe-180, just a 6mp with 3x optical zoom for a start. my friends told me about SLR camera, but i still don't know about those things. maybe later i will come to know more about those stuffs.
28 Jul 07
yep indeed , very well how you think . first of all , there is one thing you should never forget from now on: a good photo is made by a good photographer , not by a good camera. the equipment you use only helps you in making the shot like you would , but the idea and the composition and such are made by you. so , for the slr , please wait with it , really :) i have not a slr myself , because it costs very much , and when you dont know much about photography , it even may make your photos worse intstead of better. you have to start with the equimpent you have (nice camera you have there to begin with ) and when you think you have control of everything your camera has on settings and such , keep experimenting with the limited things your camera can. this will help you in exploring the limits of photography , and it will improve your 'photographic sense' , the feeling to make good photos:) any questions you have , post them . i will make some tutorials about photography the coming days here on mylot , and ill post the links to them here , so , keep checking the discussion for new things , and keep asking your questions:) greetings
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30 Jul 07
Hi! This is in relation to your response on my discussion a few days ago. So here's another question, What are the basic things to keep in mind when you are taking pictures? I have experimented with angles and at times I get them right but most of the time, they come out as sloppy photos. Any tips?
30 Jul 07
well , first of all , tell me what kind of camera you have ,then i can adapt my explanation to your equipment. as for the angles you can mind the composition. Be sure your object you are willing to photograph attracs the attention. This doenst mean you have to pose the object in the middle of the photgraph , and only the object should be on the photograph. have a look at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7789227@N08/639338061/ the ladybird is left of the photo , and still it attracts all attention. after you looked a bit to the photo , then you notice there is a house too. this is what i mean :) so , post your camera specifications , and ill give you some more tips :) greetings