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    Default Hard to understand Photography terms?

    I was once new to all these photography terms and words. I always got (still am ) confused like I was when studying Physics during my schooldays. I am sure there are many people who are new to photography also face the same situation.

    I happen to come across a HWZ thread and I thought the information may be useful to share with you guys.

    For those who are new to what is Aperture, heres the website that explains it in a very layman term. For those who are keen, you can find out more about Aperture selection guide , Depth of Field , Exposure and many more useful information there .

    Hope these information are useful!

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    IMO, taking pictures is Physics, developing pictures is Chemistry, buying cameras is Mathematics.

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    In the end, Photography is all about getting good grades in schools, right?

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    Default Re: Hard to understand Photography terms?

    Originally posted by Jason Ho
    I was once new to all these photography terms and words. I always got (still am ) confused like I was when studying Physics during my schooldays. I am sure there are many people who are new to photography also face the same situation.

    I happen to come across a HWZ thread and I thought the information may be useful to share with you guys.

    For those who are new to what is Aperture, heres the website that explains it in a very layman term. For those who are keen, you can find out more about Aperture selection guide , Depth of Field , Exposure and many more useful information there .

    Hope these information are useful!
    Thanks for sharing. But I still don't understand what is Spot Metering and how it works.

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    Originally posted by Digipix


    Thanks for sharing. But I still don't understand what is Spot Metering and how it works.
    Maybe you will like to check out http://spotmetering.com/ :P

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    Default Re: Re: Re: Hard to understand Photography terms?

    Originally posted by Jason Ho


    Maybe you will like to check out http://spotmetering.com/ :P
    Wow! I can see that you spend a lot of time doing surfing... haha.

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    Originally posted by Digipix


    Wow! I can see that you spend a lot of time doing surfing... haha.
    I did mention I am still learning. Without buying books, internet is my only source of information :P

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    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hard to understand Photography terms?

    Originally posted by Jason Ho


    I did mention I am still learning. Without buying books, internet is my only source of information :P
    Not only yours, now is mine too!

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    after "bokeh" is "bogeh", which is a factor popular in journalism, determined by weight of your camera, your running speed, your lifting strength vs the running speed of your paparazzi subject.

    I hate hyperfocal distance....
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
    Just like the ones I used to know~"

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    Default Can i shoot pictures thru windows?

    as above.... i wanted to take pics in a airplane but my fren said the pic wouldn't come out cos of reflection. is that true?

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    It is? Since when? Can't remember the time when i had to pick up a camera to get As for my History exam.



    Originally posted by Astin
    In the end, Photography is all about getting good grades in
    schools, right?

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    Originally posted by Astin
    In the end, Photography is all about getting good grades in schools, right?
    half right for me......if it pays well esp $$.........then its full marks.....

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    Default Re: Can i shoot pictures thru windows?

    Originally posted by shuy
    as above.... i wanted to take pics in a airplane but my fren said the pic wouldn't come out cos of reflection. is that true?
    actually i don't see why not... as long as the glass is (relatively) clean, weather is good, and there's no harsh sunlight glaring on the glass...

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    Default Re: Re: Can i shoot pictures thru windows?

    Originally posted by Larry
    actually i don't see why not... as long as the glass is (relatively) clean, weather is good, and there's no harsh sunlight glaring on the glass...
    Just make sure you don't use flash.... And some cameras may have difficulty getting proper autofocus lock through glass, so that's another thing to keep in mind.

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    thank you! i am one of the confused people around here these links are really useful!

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