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    Quote Originally Posted by chngpe01 View Post
    This session was conduct with 5 eager participants who are really keen to learn. They are listed here:

    1) kapooh/karen
    2) wen
    4) cjl
    6) mingkor
    9) smash

    I do enjoy the session with you guys, senior citizen and gals. You have really made my days and restore my confidence in CS members.

    To the rest of the ppl who have listed their names (less the reserves):

    a. But back out by informing me at the very last minute - I am just disappointed.
    b. Those who back out WITHOUT even having the courtesy in informing me - I am VERY disappointed and please do not count yourself in, for any of my future events, whether free or even paid.

    A Big Thank You to microcosm for dropping by, appreciate it.
    Hey, don't mention it. This is the community that we all serve. And yes, I was glad to see that the participants who turned up were eager to learn, with that lady taking out a notebook and an elderly sir with a camera in hand throughout the class! I am humbled by their desire to learn and enthusiasm.

    Those who disappointed chngpe01 should apologise to him (via PM) for pulling a fast one on him. He took a lot of effort to prepare presentation and notes for the participants, and it was such a disappointment to him.

    For those who attended, I hope you have learnt much and hoping to see more pictures from you in the near future. Happy shooting!

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    i also heard that only a few attended despite the reponse.

    i am rather dissapointed to hear that people cant be responsible.

    chngpe cheer up !

    but thumbs up for all the efforts chngpe has put in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chngpe01 View Post
    This session was conduct with 5 eager participants who are really keen to learn. They are listed here:

    1) kapooh/karen
    2) wen
    4) cjl
    6) mingkor
    9) smash

    I do enjoy the session with you guys, senior citizen and gals. You have really made my days and restore my confidence in CS members.

    To the rest of the ppl who have listed their names (less the reserves):

    a. But back out by informing me at the very last minute - I am just disappointed.
    b. Those who back out WITHOUT even having the courtesy in informing me - I am VERY disappointed and please do not count yourself in, for any of my future events, whether free or even paid.

    A Big Thank You to microcosm for dropping by, appreciate it.
    hey teacher,

    i learnt alot from u today! (:

    taken down alot of tips (yesh, tt nerdy person is me) and also lots of note-worthy quotes as well. shame on those who didnt turn up! u were missing out BIG TIME.

    see la, cos of u ppl, teacher wldnt be conducting anymore lessons for newbies.. ):

    sob sobs.

    yr irresponsibility directly affects others as well.

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    sorry..i thought it was in early may(next week) and didnt thought can check the time tmr or so.

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    chngpe, dun be disheartened. In fact, you have inspired other seasoned photographers to serve the community with similar graceful act!
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    Hi chngpe01, you're right in being disappointed. We lost a seat in this excellent learning opportunity to some of these MIA people....and now they dont turn up!!?!!? atrocious behavior esp those that did not even bother to inform more so.

    Hey, wow...u had a presentation & gave notes etc!? Possible for you to at least share those with us? Given that we did not qualify for the session due to dslr ownership, the presentation & notes would at least be helpful in learning some of the skills.

    Maybe you could email them to me or post them somewhere we can download etc? Can? Thanks in advance!

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    As mentioned to the "class" earlier this morning, here are a few books that I would recommend.

    I have bought some for my students in the past, and would recommend them (or something similar) to start you off with Digital Photography.

    For those who are interested in the real fundamentals of photography, I still recommend you to pick up a few books on FILM photography as many of the basics still applies today in the digital world.

    Book 1


    Book 2

    Book 3


    and...

    Guide to buying Digital Photography books

    If you are into e-books, you might want to look at this page.

    Hope all of you are more fired up for photography, and start to learn the basic functions on how your camera works.

    But at the end of the day, the only way to attain better pictures, is practise. So shoot, shoot and shoot!

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    dun be disheartened chngpe...as long it's for the passion of photography...no obstacles will bring us down...if u organising another one...i will be glad to join in too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinano99 View Post
    dun be disheartened chngpe...as long it's for the passion of photography...no obstacles will bring us down...if u organising another one...i will be glad to join in too
    actually it is not about the passion of photography, but about the lack of a communal spirit. nowadays many people wanted the easy way out. no doubt that new technology have make a lot of things simpler, but the problem is people do not want to do a search engine search inside and outside of the forum, do not want to get books and magazines, but wants the best out of the lowest budget and the least effort, and worst of all, on additional efforts by others.

    we can however get around it by sharing. i post a question that i do not know and gets answers faster than if i sort out on my own, and i give answers to others faster than if they sort out on their own. i understand the difficulty of getting specific answers, which is why i'm concerned over FAQs and eventually try to get one up myself. and with regards to my computer hardware with which i'm quite illiterate with, i'm grateful for the help fellow forumers have given, all thanks to the communal spirit of sharing.

    having an interaction also helps to consolidate that and i think chngpe01 wanted to round it up things (which i'm sure newbies can eventually find it out for themselves but with more effort and time). but i guess posting in the forum is so much faster and easier than to meet up. with the limited places, forumers will try to grab a place first, then decide later, perhaps. but the "easy way out" is at the expense of efforts of another person, that i feel, is really bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by microcosm View Post
    As mentioned to the "class" earlier this morning, here are a few books that I would recommend.

    I have bought some for my students in the past, and would recommend them (or something similar) to start you off with Digital Photography.

    For those who are interested in the real fundamentals of photography, I still recommend you to pick up a few books on FILM photography as many of the basics still applies today in the digital world.

    Book 1


    Book 2

    Book 3


    and...

    Guide to buying Digital Photography books

    If you are into e-books, you might want to look at this page.

    Hope all of you are more fired up for photography, and start to learn the basic functions on how your camera works.

    But at the end of the day, the only way to attain better pictures, is practise. So shoot, shoot and shoot!
    Thanks microcosm for all the links.

    Will get in touch with you if I need help (no doubt about it) with my Olympus.

    It was good that even though you had an appointment, you came to help peng eik out.

    By the way, I not soooo elderly lah!!

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    Thanks, for those who attended I have shown you a book by John Shawn which I used as a reference.

    While John Shaw's book is on Nature/Landscape Photography. He delve a great deal in the beginning part of the book to explain the very basic of photography. John Shaw explanation is clear and concise without the technical jargon and easy to understand. Hence I feel it is a good book for anyone to start of with (not necessary to be a nature photographer)

    Having a good basic will give you a strong foundation to bring your photography skill to the next level, when you add in your creativity.

    Here is the link to his book and also I have extracted the table of contents that are relevant

    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...ly=TOC&z=y#TOC


    Introduction: What Is There to Photograph? 6
    Exposure 8
    Basic Theory of Exposure 10
    The Non-Metered Exposure: ``Sunny f/16'' 16
    Depth of Field vs. Shutter Speed 18
    Calibrating Your Meter 22
    Using Your Camera's Exposure Meter 24
    Metering Some Unusual Situations 28
    Autoexposure 30
    Multiple Exposures 33
    Long Exposures and Reciprocity Failure 34
    Equipment and Film 36
    Buying a Camera System 38
    Tripods and Tripod Heads 44
    Film 48
    Pushing Film 52
    Specialized Support Products 54
    Filters 56
    Graduated Neutral-Density Filters 59
    TTL Flash 62
    Lenses 68
    What Lenses Do 70
    Zoom Lenses vs. Fixed-Focal-Length Lenses 73
    Wide-Angle Lenses 76
    Normal Lenses 80
    Short Telephoto Lenses: 80-200mm 82
    Long Lenses: 300mm and Up 84
    Teleconverters 88
    Autofocus 92
    Composition 96
    Learning to See Photo-Graphically 98
    Lighting 101
    Working a Subject 104
    Vertical or Horizontal? 106
    Framing and Placement 108

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    I shall close this thread, and we can move on. No more ranting as it is already over and all is forgotten and forgiven as this is a Sunday.

    Cheers

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