View Poll Results: At which stage in photography are you currently at?

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  • shoot in AUTO mode most of the time

    20 6.25%
  • use basic settings on camera most of the time

    53 16.56%
  • already using all the manual settings most of the time

    122 38.13%
  • know all manual settings but cannot get good photo

    53 16.56%
  • already making money out of it

    62 19.38%
  • have no interest in taking photo, just like to play with digital camera (LOL)

    10 3.13%
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Thread: Lets be honest here

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    Default Lets be honest here

    curious
    Last edited by michhy; 24th January 2006 at 02:20 PM.

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    Default Re: Lets be honest here

    is there anything to be dishonest about here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blive
    is there anything to be dishonest about here?
    like my avatar pic is not really mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by michhy
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    I use P mode and sometimes A mode for exposure but uses custom curve and manual white balance and manual ISO. What stage am I supposed to be at?

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    Aperture priority for me when I shoot sports and outdoors for the control over the DOF.But during events, its M for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediForce4ever
    Aperture priority for me when I shoot sports and outdoors for the control over the DOF.But during events, its M for me.
    Just wondering what you meter with when you use M. When I use flash, I will sometimes to use M also. Since most of the time I rely on the camera metering, I don't really bother about M. If I need more control, I will use A for DOF, if that is not important, I'll just choose an aperture until I get the shutter speed I want. Otherwise, I'll just stick to P. Occasionally, I will need to change ISO to get the desired combi. Ahh... beauty of digital!
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    I use Av and Tv most of the times, sometimes M. But still cannot get the hang of it
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    Using which mode doesn't really signify what stage u r in... But i guess the choices are alright to select when u ignore the question... haha

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    I use Av most of the time to control DOF, Tv when shooting moving objects (in stable lighting), and M when using flash or when the subject and/or background have a high contrast (I don't trust the meter in these cases).

    In ambient/low light having control of the ISO is one of the best features of digital.










    If DOF is not important then why not use Tv ?

    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    Just wondering what you meter with when you use M. When I use flash, I will sometimes to use M also. Since most of the time I rely on the camera metering, I don't really bother about M. If I need more control, I will use A for DOF, if that is not important, I'll just choose an aperture until I get the shutter speed I want. Otherwise, I'll just stick to P. Occasionally, I will need to change ISO to get the desired combi. Ahh... beauty of digital!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon
    Just wondering what you meter with when you use M. When I use flash, I will sometimes to use M also. Since most of the time I rely on the camera metering, I don't really bother about M. If I need more control, I will use A for DOF, if that is not important, I'll just choose an aperture until I get the shutter speed I want. Otherwise, I'll just stick to P. Occasionally, I will need to change ISO to get the desired combi. Ahh... beauty of digital!
    I dont meter....just set to 1/100 , f5.6 and speedlite will do the rest.

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    these are not stages in photography, if you're talking about stages i only know 4

    1. interested - new to photography and want to know more
    2. learning - grasping with the basics of photography
    3. exploring - testing grounds, experimentation
    4. expressing - photography as a tool for expressing one's life, artistic ideas and ideals

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin
    these are not stages in photography, if you're talking about stages i only know 4

    1. interested - new to photography and want to know more
    2. learning - grasping with the basics of photography
    3. exploring - testing grounds, experimentation
    4. expressing - photography as a tool for expressing one's life, artistic ideas and ideals
    It's less actually as you never ever stop learning with photography.

    I view the steps as:

    0) Gear measurebater/wanker. - Talkin' **** about cameras and specifications.
    1) Guesswork - you guess and hope/pray it works.
    2) Informed guesswork - you are learning exposure theory and hoping it works.
    3) Reduced guesswork - you knoow enough so that most shots work, most of the time.
    4) Experimentation - trying and pushing your limits in all senses photographically.
    5) Being called - attempting to make a living out of photography
    6) Rejection - what happens to 99 out of 100 who try level 5
    7) Godhood - Attaining the holy grail of being a professional phogotrapher and surviving.
    8) Advanced Godhood - Shooting for Magnum Images.

    *Tongue firmly planted in cheek*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian
    It's less actually as you never ever stop learning with photography.

    I view the steps as:

    0) Gear measurebater/wanker. - Talkin' **** about cameras and specifications.
    1) Guesswork - you guess and hope/pray it works.
    2) Informed guesswork - you are learning exposure theory and hoping it works.
    3) Reduced guesswork - you knoow enough so that most shots work, most of the time.
    4) Experimentation - trying and pushing your limits in all senses photographically.
    5) Being called - attempting to make a living out of photography
    6) Rejection - what happens to 99 out of 100 who try level 5
    7) Godhood - Attaining the holy grail of being a professional phogotrapher and surviving.
    8) Advanced Godhood - Shooting for Magnum Images.

    *Tongue firmly planted in cheek*
    wah, so complicated so which stage are you in now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian
    It's less actually as you never ever stop learning with photography.

    I view the steps as:

    0) Gear measurebater/wanker. - Talkin' **** about cameras and specifications.
    1) Guesswork - you guess and hope/pray it works.
    2) Informed guesswork - you are learning exposure theory and hoping it works.
    3) Reduced guesswork - you knoow enough so that most shots work, most of the time.
    4) Experimentation - trying and pushing your limits in all senses photographically.
    5) Being called - attempting to make a living out of photography
    6) Rejection - what happens to 99 out of 100 who try level 5
    7) Godhood - Attaining the holy grail of being a professional phogotrapher and surviving.
    8) Advanced Godhood - Shooting for Magnum Images.

    *Tongue firmly planted in cheek*
    Haha i think i;m level 3.5 like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin
    wah, so complicated so which stage are you in now?
    Level 7 for the past 27+ years.
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    Default Re: Lets be honest here

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian
    Level 7 for the past 27+ years.
    good for you then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian
    It's less actually as you never ever stop learning with photography.

    I view the steps as:

    0) Gear measurebater/wanker. - Talkin' **** about cameras and specifications.
    1) Guesswork - you guess and hope/pray it works.
    2) Informed guesswork - you are learning exposure theory and hoping it works.
    3) Reduced guesswork - you knoow enough so that most shots work, most of the time.
    4) Experimentation - trying and pushing your limits in all senses photographically.
    5) Being called - attempting to make a living out of photography
    6) Rejection - what happens to 99 out of 100 who try level 5
    7) Godhood - Attaining the holy grail of being a professional phogotrapher and surviving.
    8) Advanced Godhood - Shooting for Magnum Images.

    *Tongue firmly planted in cheek*
    HAHAH this sounds so much like Ken rockwell's 7 level pf photographer....
    poor me.... still at level 1......

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    I'm a noob.

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    Default Re: Lets be honest here

    Quote Originally Posted by n0d3
    I'm a noob.
    me too!

    i use auto mode, auto ISO. everything auto

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediForce4ever
    I dont meter....just set to 1/100 , f5.6 and speedlite will do the rest.
    Oh ok. Now it is clear how you got by with M. I avoid flash whenever I can so I had to rely on some form of metering.

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