15th April 2004, 10:51 PM
Workshop for beginners
Can someone recommend me a good workshop for beginner ?
I want to learn what kind of setting (shutter speed, exposure, compensation etc) to use at different occassions for good pictures.
17th April 2004, 04:06 PM
Originally Posted by photo2k
good idea...i would love to attend something liek that..
17th April 2004, 04:34 PM
i just got a good book... its national geographic's field guide to taking great photos... there are all the explanations and stuff in there to help u and it really works!! u can get it at around $50 ish from kinokuniya... anybody else agree?
19th April 2004, 03:36 PM
Great. I think I will go look for that book...
Originally Posted by nickmak
19th April 2004, 06:25 PM
19th April 2004, 07:22 PM
goto the national library and borrow. have been doing that for years and still its only a trickle of wat they have .......... a newbie's advice ......tOm
19th April 2004, 08:07 PM
totally agree. I've been taking photos on and off for years. Still remember when I started out, I just borrowed book after book from the library. Didn't really attend any workshops. Reading can help you gain insight of the fundamentals, also you have the flexibility of doing it whenever you're free. Some of the great photos published in the books also serve as an inspiration.
Originally Posted by tom_lim
But ultimately still have to go out and apply and try out what you read. And I must also say that perhaps one other good way is to interact with others and share the knowledge.
23rd April 2004, 11:43 AM
23rd April 2004, 04:53 PM
hehe, howdy stranger!
Originally Posted by drummercow
You want pictures that look different? Try experimenting with different viewpoints and playing around with shutter speed and aperture. For a given subject, walk around it for a few times. Try visualising it from different angles, low shots, high shots, shots from the side, shots from the top, using different lighting etc. Try to articulate to yourself why you want to take ap picture of the subject and be as specific as possible., e.g I am taking a picture of the rabbit because it looks cute with the fluffy ears. If so, you might want to concentrate on the fluffy ears and use a shallow DOF to get a nice abstract.
Are you using a digicam? If so, experimenting would be much cheaper.
24th April 2004, 05:15 PM
Originally Posted by justarius
Am currently in possesion of a Canon A70 and a 2nd hand minolta SLR. Am shooting on both and I definitely agree that shooting with digital is cheaper... but quite ma fan... cos of the shutter lag and the toggle zoom as opposed to the instant shutter release and the ring on the lens on the SLR..=)
Which brings me to the point which i understand is being hotly debated upon in another forum- whether i should try the DSLR...=) Ahh... the can opener set firmly on the can of worms.=)
But thanks for the tip on moving around the subject and thinking about what statement u wanna make..=) currently my compositional skills are... hmm maybe about 6/10? hit and miss one..=)
24th April 2004, 07:28 PM
Originally Posted by drummercow
Easy! post them here for critiques and comments, ask for advice.
If not, just go ahead and buy the equipment you think can help you improve, if you can afford it, just buy it. Till a point that you think, hey its not just the equipment.
However I encourage you to spend it on film and development now. You've got a A70 to test the exposure. Remember to take note what setting gives you what result.
Last edited by Aton; 24th April 2004 at 07:31 PM.