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    Default Picking up of photography skill

    How u guys pickup photography skills? Through photography course or self learned? Mind sharing? I am new to photography dunno wat is the best way to learn.
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    learn from exp. and maybe someone who knows quite a some about photography.

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    read more posts from CS, you can learn a lot.

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    for me , im kinda shy to ask around. when i buy my stuff 2nd hand, i do pick up some tips or two about the art of photography. also, my sis took a dip in arts(media) so she does tell me a thing or two of it .

    i also self learn. read from some books like hte HWM mega guide and i spent a few thousand shutter clicks just to learn it right . am i wasting it ? no.. i feel that its kinda worth the learning experience.

    put up your pics in the critique corner once a while and let the experts tell you waht to improve . but be prepared for bad remarks but its all part of the learning experience

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    get a book from library to learn the basic controls. then go shoot. then go chance go shoot w ppl who are better than you( no need to be pro, but at least shoot longer than you. then when they tell you about exposure, lighting angle etc you have an idea what it is and can pick up new ideas

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    1) Read up, there is a lot of information on the internet and library
    2) Shoot a lot, with the understanding in mind that you must try new things from your own viewpoint and not just follow others' ideas blindly
    3) Review your shots, with the goal in mind that you remember what went wrong and what went right

    I guess that's it, in short.

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    shoot film

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    Keep shooting with a open mind and take critisms with a open heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    1) Read up, there is a lot of information on the internet and library
    2) Shoot a lot, with the understanding in mind that you must try new things from your own viewpoint and not just follow others' ideas blindly
    3) Review your shots, with the goal in mind that you remember what went wrong and what went right

    I guess that's it, in short.
    yeah, i second that. with digital photography these days, wastage of 'films' is a thing of the past. read up online guides, lots of practise, and review your shots to see if you get your desired effects. if not, rinse and repeat, or discuss with the veterans here.

    here's some informative links which i found useful. hope you find them useful too !

    http://digital-photography-school.com/
    http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/
    http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/aperture/
    http://digital-photography-school.co...riority-modes/
    http://digital-photography-school.co...shutter-speed/

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    Start with something you like e.g. insect, fashion show models, scenery, nature and etc

    keep practising until you achieve what you have expected. If cannot achieve the goal, ask why, how and some tips.
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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    You can take up a basic photography course. I did mine while I was studying in a design school.

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    Someone once told me that the only secret to good photography is lots and lots of bad photography

    Shoot a lot, but review every shot even the bad ones on your computer. Ask yourself if you can figure out what went wrong, and if so, what can be done to reduce it from happening next time. Look at your EXIF data, which contains all the shooting information (aperture, shutter, ISO and a whole lot of others). How you do this will depend on what application you have. Canon users have Zoombrowser EX supplied free with the camera.

    Some of the 'purists' accuse digital shooters of shooting way too much, but I feel no shot is wasted as long as you learn something from it, even if it is to just look at it and say "No, I didn't like it, but I learned from that experiment".

    It is important to learn the technicalities of how your gear works as well, so that it doesn't trip you up when you're shooting, and so that you can get the most of it.

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