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    Using a black card and shooting on manual mode to control what's being captured on the camera and what's not....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaikibbler View Post
    I think you meant decrease shutter speed (slow shutter) to give silky water surface and better reflections, right?
    oops...yeah.


    Quote Originally Posted by kaikibbler View Post
    I agree w/ above. Your camera manual is not like the manual for other simple gadgets. It is actually very informative. Dun be so "pro" as to ignore it completely. Even a pro buying a new camera can maybe learn some new functions and settings to make their work easier.
    Word. Hell of a lot of functions available in a camera. Most of them can be found in the manual. Thats a good place to start. Of course, in-depth hands on review on the camera can be referred to as well..all available online of course!

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    Also...the best tip that I have ever had is ---> Do not use the Auto or P mode!

    I think that really helped though sometimes P is alright, its a bit more powerful than Auto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaikibbler View Post
    Can do this easily without changing EV compensation: Use exposure-lock on the silhouetted subject, but the background will be overexposed. You can get better results by using a fill flash on the subject, then go -1.0~-1.3 stops on EV compensation. More even exposure this way.
    the fill flash on the subject that u mention is it mean shot the pic with flash that -1.0~-1.3 on Ev compensation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrhello88 View Post
    the fill flash on the subject that u mention is it mean shot the pic with flash that -1.0~-1.3 on Ev compensation?
    Yes, for eg...

    Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
    Aperture: f/5.6
    Focal Length: 105 mm
    Focal Length: 106.8 mm
    ISO Speed: 200
    Exposure Bias: -5/3 EV

    Taken on a super sunny day with built-in flash and -1.6 EV compensation. Without flash the front of the bird would be in dark shadow. In fact even with flash is not 100% enough, there is still some shadow...
    Last edited by kaikibbler; 10th February 2009 at 05:34 PM.

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    hmmp.. thanks a lot people! keep it coming i'm learning as much as i can right now =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by srinivasanj View Post
    Couple more tips/tricks here...

    When the sun is in front and really bright, stop down to between f/16-22. This would give a 'starlight' like effect. This can be done on a bright day. The very small aperture causes diffraction which results in this 'effect'. Btw, shooting directly into the sun is to be avoided as much as possible.

    When shooting water reflections or to get a water flow effect, increase shutter speed (lower iso, higher f etc.).
    Up the EV compensation when shooting a subject against a very bright background --> though some good metering techniques might not require this.

    There a are a few more (flash, filters blah blah)..too lazy now...
    I think you were referring to lengthening the exposure ....slower shutter speeds here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaikibbler View Post
    Yes, for eg...

    Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
    Aperture: f/5.6
    Focal Length: 105 mm
    Focal Length: 106.8 mm
    ISO Speed: 200
    Exposure Bias: -5/3 EV

    Taken on a super sunny day with built-in flash and -1.6 EV compensation. Without flash the front of the bird would be in dark shadow. In fact even with flash is not 100% enough, there is still some shadow...
    oh ok..thanks thanks...hehe...maybe this thread can continue on by every people giving out some skill...lol

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    There are numerous website talking about this. One of them is
    http://www.nikondigitutor.com/index_eng.html

    Kodak, canon has it too. Just try to search around.

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    As other posters have mentioned, the fundamentals are important. With the fundamentals, you will understand why certain tips and tricks work as they do. Go to a bookstore and look for books on photography. Plenty of selection available.

    After that, I think the best is to just shoot more - under different situations and conditions. Rather than having a flat list of things to do, go and shoot and understand the different challenges and find solutions to those challenges. Over time you these things will be embedded in you.

    So, 2 things to read :
    1) Book on fundamentals of photography - Understand the terms and concepts
    2) Camera manual - so that you understand how to use your camera most effectively
    Nikon D80,D300,D700.Tokina 12-24,Tamron 90,Nikon 18-200, 70-200, 80-400, 50, 85, 17-55, 24-70 & no $

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    In short,
    - Read more (forums, articles, magazines, books, manuals, etc)
    - Be patient, experiment your shots
    - Practise more. shoot more
    - Get a plugin to read exif data on photos. Develop a habit to read exif and understand what settings are used to take the photos

    Did I miss out anything?

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