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

  1. #61
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    Default Re: Lets be honest here

    i use p mode , n then learn from each shot y that mode is selected .
    i try to use manual whenever possible , n luckily my manual shots have improved. ( based on number of photos i see which i feel good)


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    Default Re: Lets be honest here

    For me, I had been used to using manual mode all the time as I am using a Leica M6.
    To me, a photographer fail when he can't even understand how to use manual mode. It is fail at the very basic stage whereby failure to understand exposure and etc. If auto-everything, I personally dun feel any pride at all.
    This is my personal feeling, dun blash me. However, some may argue, who cares man can take good picture use auto mode and manual mode make no difference.

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    Default Re: Lets be honest here

    In fact 'M' mode is fun, especially with Digital camera, no worries of wasting shots and can review it immediately after pressing the shutter.

  4. #64

    Default Re: Lets be honest here

    wow, I almost forgot I started this thread.
    Cant believe it's still running
    Anyway, I've been into digital photography for years now and I still
    go back to the "P" mode like more than half the time
    I guess I'm lazy hehe

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    Default Re: Lets be honest here

    Quote Originally Posted by mich_2103
    I know my FM2 settings but I'm still trying to figure out my D70s settings...

    Sad...
    Just an alert. Film camera settings can be very diff or even the reverse of film settings. In film settings, u have to shoot with as much flash power as possible. So film photographers have to shoot a little bit over but for digital, it is kind of reverse. To see the background, sometimes we may have to shoot as even or we can even say as dark as possible. If u cannot understand the concept, pls pm me and I can email u exactly what I mean

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    Default Re: Lets be honest here

    Quote Originally Posted by lightning
    humm, I use 'M' mode on cam and and just learn recently how to use 'M' mode on flash to attain consistant exposure on all my pics. Didn't really trust the camera's metering.


    Anyone in the same situation as me?
    Never bothered with the metering system. Never accurate unless I shoot outdoors without flash. Whether Flash set to TTL or Manual, it really depends on situation. For me, my personal preference is Manual. Some of my friends TTL is just as gd. However, when come to certain situations, they will shoot using flash in Manual mode. They have reached a stage whether they sort of know when to switch

  7. #67

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ihsan Chua
    Never bothered with the metering system. Never accurate unless I shoot outdoors without flash.
    what camera is this anyway? "never accurate" seems like the camera really trash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by michhy
    what camera is this anyway? "never accurate" seems like the camera really trash?
    D70s. The camera is not trash at all. I never relied on the metering for my indoor shots. Never accurate. Outdoor is accurate without mounted flash. If u know your settings well, u dun need the metering actually.

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    Default Re: Lets be honest here

    Normally I use the Audio/Video (AV) function.

    Sometimes I use the Television mode (TV)

    If I am in a race I use Manual (M)

    But if I am driving to work I use (Auto)
    Time, is an effortless construction :)

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