I think that asking very straightforward questions and getting straightforward answers spoils the fun of learning photography
It's a very immense hobby where the learning never seems to stop, and I'm enjoying it!
And passing on our knowledge to others is also equally satisfying.
That is why TS, it is best to join some newbie outings. There you get to try out, and can ask the seniors some questions and immediately try them out. Awesome chance to learn quickly.
Actually it took me a long time to get where I am.
See? I registered my nick back in 2004... use compact only. 2009 still using compact. Then upgrade a bit and a bit more... finally six months ago, got my first DSLR.
By then, a lot of terms already familiar. I think you are just being flooded with too many things in too short a time lah. One good thing is, now you have a lot of technical terms so you can Google or Wiki them up. Worse is not knowing what to search for
Although we can help them this much, ideally the learning curve should be culitvated self-intiatively..
in addition, asking on CS can be a bit iffy because some people might give the wrong info.
After all, most of us here are just hobbyists, and opinions are usually subjective.
I'm worried that some newbies take the answers as the gospel truth that's all...
Thanks for all the advice. It does help in some way or another. I don't mind about opinion or anything like that. Each one of us view things differently so I understand that certain people view what I ask in certain aspect but whatever it is, I'm still in the learning process so I'm still open to opinion and guidance
good to hear...
just make sure to double-check whatever advice you get on CS, including mine
Hope to meet you at some of the outings...
am planning to organize another one on wednesday 30th June.
of course I have an idea since I'll be organising
It'll be somewhere in town (ie between City Hall/Raffles Place).
Gotta be fair to those working all around the country!
Agree with Zerocoolastra and Numnumball. We should try to cultivate the spirit of self-discovery. But it is not going to be easy la..
And scaring the newbies from asking, by using an 'unfriendly' tone won't work...
The best things in life are free.