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    Hihi everyone, bought a Canon 550D kit 1. Hoping to take some awesome photos at Jurong Birdpark. Any kind soul can advise what kinda settings shd I set (was thinking abt Sports & Landscape). Panning techniques pls advise too. Tks!!!

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    your kit lens may not have that reach . . .

    you may wish to use shutter speed for panning shots at 1/125 to 1/200.

    aperture mode for all others maybe . . .
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    Yea... you might not have the reach needed but on a sunny day, you can keep your ISO at ard 200 and you can bring a tripod and if have, an ND filter to capture the flow of the waterfall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parfum05 View Post
    Hihi everyone, bought a Canon 550D kit 1. Hoping to take some awesome photos at Jurong Birdpark. Any kind soul can advise what kinda settings shd I set (was thinking abt Sports & Landscape). Panning techniques pls advise too. Tks!!!
    u will need a telephoto zoom lens as ur kit lens might haf the reach... for panning techniques, it's best to set ur cam to shutter priority mode (Tv mode for canon) then like weegk said, set it to around 1/125 to 1/200 (u may also wanna try at a lower speed like say 1/90 n see the results). If the available lighting forbids u from taking at such speeds, try bumping up ur ISO.

    for landscape, set to aperture priority mode (Av mode for canon) n set to aperture sizes around f/8 to say f/11 (others may prefer smaller aperture sizes but i feel these r enuf for me) and use ur kit lens to shoot at the wide end.

    Quote Originally Posted by weegk
    your kit lens may not have that reach . . .

    you may wish to use shuttle speed for panning shots at 1/125 to 1/200.

    aperture mode for all others maybe . . .
    err... hope u will get it right in future.. it's shutter not shuttle. sorry if u get offended by this.
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    Hi, I am a new member of forum. Would a newcomer be warmly welcome here? Good day you guys!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irvine View Post
    u will need a telephoto zoom lens as ur kit lens might haf the reach... for panning techniques, it's best to set ur cam to shutter priority mode (Tv mode for canon) then like weegk said, set it to around 1/125 to 1/200 (u may also wanna try at a lower speed like say 1/90 n see the results). If the available lighting forbids u from taking at such speeds, try bumping up ur ISO.

    for landscape, set to aperture priority mode (Av mode for canon) n set to aperture sizes around f/8 to say f/11 (others may prefer smaller aperture sizes but i feel these r enuf for me) and use ur kit lens to shoot at the wide end.



    err... hope u will get it right in future.. it's shutter not shuttle. sorry if u get offended by this.
    No worries, i am not offended . . . edited the post.
    cos sometime type too fast and didn't realise it . . . Thanks for correcting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parfum05 View Post
    Hihi everyone, bought a Canon 550D kit 1. Hoping to take some awesome photos at Jurong Birdpark. Any kind soul can advise what kinda settings shd I set (was thinking abt Sports & Landscape). Panning techniques pls advise too. Tks!!!
    [QUOTE=billyy2288;6499122]Hi, I am a new member of forum. Would a newcomer be warmly welcome here? Good day you guys!!!


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    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309544
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...al-photography

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    http://www.amateursnapper.com/photog...position-rules
    http://digital-photography-school.co...mposition-tips
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...ps-illustrated

    Landscape Photography
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...pe-photography

    Street Photography
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...t-photographer

    Basic Night Photography Tips
    http://www.schoolofphotography.com/c...esson.html#int

    More topics covered here:
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    wow ... tks for the valuable feedback

    May I just ask... Panning only take effect in moving items or...? How do I start with Panning other than adjusting the shutter speed? Sorry Im really new in SLR functions, the basic course doesn't teach me much either.....

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    Panning is a technique where you pan your camera along in time with the moving subject and end up getting a relatively sharp subject but a blurred background.

    You can get some more detailed info on how to do panning online, e.g. here
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    Quote Originally Posted by parfum05 View Post
    wow ... tks for the valuable feedback

    May I just ask... Panning only take effect in moving items or...? How do I start with Panning other than adjusting the shutter speed? Sorry Im really new in SLR functions, the basic course doesn't teach me much either.....

    The basic idea behind panning as a technique is that you pan your camera along in time with the moving subject and end up getting a relatively sharp subject but a blurred background. This gives the shot a feeling of movement and speed. Google for more info

    After adjusting the shutter speed, you also need to change setting from One Shot mode to AI Servo auto focus. Then choose a focus point, center point should be fine for 500D.

    Have a nice trip!

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    Gosh tks for the helpful advise

    Im thinking of attending a decent course so that I can move on rather than staying at "Auto " Mode now lol. Canon & Knowledge bowl are both "sch" I know that offers basic Photography course $270. Just wanna scout ard for cheaper wans =)

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