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    Anyone here got advice for a newbie on how to take a good picture?

    Thanks!

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    buy the most expensive camera and lens
    shoot in P mode, and in raw
    spend 1 day behind computer

    sure can get good picture
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    buy the most expensive camera and lens
    shoot in P mode, and in raw
    spend 1 day behind computer

    sure can get good picture
    You won't lead a newbie like me astray?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Anyone here got advice for a newbie on how to take a good picture?

    Thanks!
    Rip it off the wall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Anyone here got advice for a newbie on how to take a good picture?

    Thanks!
    You need to watch this movie, I believe it is called the Thomas Crown Affair.

    Very good tips on how to take good pictures in that movie.

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    watch simpsons more often. i learn my different views from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    You won't lead a newbie like me astray?
    so many people in CS doing this way, it can't be wrong.

    don't worry, just follow the "law" in CS...
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    Read the Manual of your camera to explore all the features.
    Then later keep playing and playing all the settings until you are very familiar.
    Please see the difference between each settings, esp aperture, shutter, exposure composition, ISO, white balance, etc.

    Also read up on framing, flash, filters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    buy the most expensive camera and lens
    shoot in P mode, and in raw
    spend 1 day behind computer

    sure can get good picture
    Hmmmm... Hassy got P mode meh?

    This should be the most expensive at the moment : H system
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    first learn how to use the different modes on your camera and read up on basic composition ie, framing, rule of 3rds, repetition, contrast, leading lines, etc...(lots of info on the web).

    then go out and shoot as much as you can. also i find that looking at other ppls pics and learning from them helps a lot too. can also try to tag along with a more experience photographer and learn from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    You won't lead a newbie like me astray?
    You? Newbie? Maybe read more National Geographic and try to emulate what they shoot?
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 14th August 2007 at 11:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Anyone here got advice for a newbie on how to take a good picture?

    Thanks!
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    U are new? Think you are just short of 2171 posts to qualify as a "Senior Member" here leh.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Anyone here got advice for a newbie on how to take a good picture?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    buy the most expensive camera and lens
    shoot in P mode, and in raw
    spend 1 day behind computer

    sure can get good picture
    haha..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    Read the Manual of your camera to explore all the features.
    Then later keep playing and playing all the settings until you are very familiar.
    Please see the difference between each settings, esp aperture, shutter, exposure composition, ISO, white balance, etc.

    Also read up on framing, flash, filters.
    wow...this is the first serious reply....
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    Quote Originally Posted by lastboltnut View Post
    U are new? Think you are just short of 2171 posts to qualify as a "Senior Member" here leh.
    wow...super optimistic!!!

    go for it ...it is JUST 2171 posts....haha
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    I think someone mentioned that the number of posts does not justify whether you are a good photographer. A member with 1 post may be a better photographer than one who has 10000 posts.

    One way to improve is to know your instrument as well as you can. If you can change all the settings on the camera without taking your eye off the viewfinder, you are 1/5 there. And I think this is the easiest 5th. Haha.

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    Hi, I did not say that # of post = good photographer....but = "senior member" mah....and I didn't say "senior member" = good photographer mah...but definitely not "Newbie" loh...

    Quote Originally Posted by cantaresg View Post
    I think someone mentioned that the number of posts does not justify whether you are a good photographer. A member with 1 post may be a better photographer than one who has 10000 posts.

    One way to improve is to know your instrument as well as you can. If you can change all the settings on the camera without taking your eye off the viewfinder, you are 1/5 there. And I think this is the easiest 5th. Haha.

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    Default Re: How to take a good picture?

    buy a good scanner

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    The most used method to get good pics:

    Hire a "professional"

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