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    Default Hi Newbies! The Magic Setting for EVERY scenario!

    Unfortunately, there is none.

    read up more on the photography tips posted by the seniors here, google your information...

    learn your fundamentals of ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture, experiment with them...

    and GO OUT AND SHOOT MORE!

    being a keyboard warrior won't help you shoot better.

    so put on your shoes, grab your gear and head out the door

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    Default Re: Hi Newbies! The Magic Setting for EVERY scenario!

    I cannot agree more with kei1309. The best way to learn is to shoot more, explore different settings, different angles. No better teacher than experience! :PP

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    The magic Numbers are...

    View each section and understand it. Ones you understand it, the magic numbers are automatically build into you ^^

    Camera basics - Commonly Asked Qns Like what is ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture etc
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=309544

    Video Clips posted by ed9119


    Composition
    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

    More topics covered here:
    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm
    http://www.digital-photography-schoo...al-photography
    Understanding Stops and Exposure
    Hyperfocal Distance Table Generator
    Landscape & Hyperfocus

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    Buying Guides for Newbie

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    Singapore Camera equipment price guides:
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=124

    Newbie guide to buying lenses:
    http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Guid...g_guide_01.htm

    Newbie guide to buying DSLR:
    http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Guid...g_guide_01.htm
    Nikkon D90 | AF-S NIKKOR 18-105mm 1:35-5.6G | DI866 External Flashlight | AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G

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    haha! Good thread!
    Exploring! :)

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    P mode!!!!

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    I though this is THE magic setting, just turn on the green dial and you are good to go..
    aim at anything bang! bang! bang!, come back just photoshop and photoshop,
    don't know what to do just throw the questions in CS forum,
    don't worry, nowadays if anyone dare to tell you don't ask spoon fed questions and go Google,
    can just use report button file complaints to the moderators.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post


    I though this is THE magic setting, just turn on the green dial and you are good to go..
    aim at anything bang! bang! bang!, come back just photoshop and photoshop,
    don't know what to do just throw the questions in CS forum,
    don't worry, nowadays if anyone dare to tell you don't ask spoon fed questions and go Google,
    can just use report button file complaints to the moderators.....
    My cam dun have that auto mode. No wonder my pics not good

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    lolx.. den like tt it will make this place a teaching place than a sharing place =X
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    Quote Originally Posted by skylover View Post
    lolx.. den like tt it will make this place a teaching place than a sharing place =X
    strange, isn't teaching is also part of sharing? sharing knownledge??
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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    Unfortunately, there is none.

    read up more on the photography tips posted by the seniors here, google your information...

    learn your fundamentals of ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture, experiment with them...

    and GO OUT AND SHOOT MORE!

    being a keyboard warrior won't help you shoot better.

    so put on your shoes, grab your gear and head out the door


    And put in effort to understand the basics yourself. In the end, YOU are your best critic, your best teacher, your best student.

    Following people whom you perceive to be better blindly doesn't help. Someone who swims faster than you isn't necessarily a good swimming instructor. Some of the best coaches are not great at imparting skills or improving people. In this day and age, you have to pick and choose advice given to you, filter through, think, assimilate. Don't ever take a person's word as the law, especially with all the "this photo does not follow the rule of thirds" comments without any substantial substantiation. Loads of people *are* sadly, keyboard warriors - quickly acknowledge that, yet keep in mind that every person who comments should be given the benefit of doubt (at first) of being well-meaning.

    Serious things aside, I thought the magic setting was to find a popular CS XMM, make sure her bikini isn't too conservative, get a sharp, beautiful-bokeh lens, and then shoot shots with the focus on the chest area. That's guaranteed to get you at least 2,000 views and 5 nosebleed comments. For sure. Guaranteed plus chop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Serious things aside, I thought the magic setting was to find a popular CS XMM, make sure her bikini isn't too conservative, get a sharp, beautiful-bokeh lens, and then shoot shots with the focus on the chest area. That's guaranteed to get you at least 2,000 views and 5 nosebleed comments. For sure. Guaranteed plus chop.


    i agree! hahaha!

    i realize these days, there are too many newbies asking for a magical set of numbers to crunch. if everyone gets the same shots, then photography becomes boring.

    reinvention is the key.

    thread's purpose is to get the newbies to READ, UNDERSTAND, TRY, and EXPERIMENT.

    hope it works

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post


    i agree! hahaha!

    i realize these days, there are too many newbies asking for a magical set of numbers to crunch. if everyone gets the same shots, then photography becomes boring.

    reinvention is the key.

    thread's purpose is to get the newbies to READ, UNDERSTAND, TRY, and EXPERIMENT.

    hope it works
    I think even if you leave this thread there as a sticky, this will still be the case in 2020.

    This is a fact, there will always be people who want a quick fix. It was there in the past, but in today's world, increasingly people want "quick fixes". Just look at modern technology's and marketing's slants, it's all about instant gratification. You want things FAST, YOUR WAY. Sports nutrition offers a magic pill or magic powder which makes you into a hunk; an iPhone offers you the world at your fingertips (albeit on a small, small screen compared to a computer); if you go for that slimming programme every week for 30 minutes you will lose X amount of weight... And the list goes on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    Unfortunately, there is none.

    read up more on the photography tips posted by the seniors here, google your information...

    learn your fundamentals of ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture, experiment with them...

    and GO OUT AND SHOOT MORE!

    being a keyboard warrior won't help you shoot better.

    so put on your shoes, grab your gear and head out the door
    Hahaha I thought you reached nirvana then discover some universal truth, good post, shooting more is learning more

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    Default Re: Hi Newbies! The Magic Setting for EVERY scenario!

    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    I think even if you leave this thread there as a sticky, this will still be the case in 2020.

    This is a fact, there will always be people who want a quick fix. It was there in the past, but in today's world, increasingly people want "quick fixes". Just look at modern technology's and marketing's slants, it's all about instant gratification. You want things FAST, YOUR WAY. Sports nutrition offers a magic pill or magic powder which makes you into a hunk; an iPhone offers you the world at your fingertips (albeit on a small, small screen compared to a computer); if you go for that slimming programme every week for 30 minutes you will lose X amount of weight... And the list goes on.
    haha.. that's what my Pastor preached on last sunday..

    but in terms like this, without thinking about how they can correct the problem, they immediately ask. no self-reflections, no self-testing, no looking within.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Hahaha I thought you reached nirvana then discover some universal truth, good post, shooting more is learning more
    haha what nirvana? i just had a banana

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    shooting more is learning more
    Just for the sake of being a pain in the arse, does this mean that if I buy a D3 and spam the shutter count until I have to change it (say, 100,000 cycles), I will have improved at the end of it all?

    Shooting more (with thinking) is learning more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Just for the sake of being a pain in the arse, does this mean that if I buy a D3 and spam the shutter count until I have to change it (say, 100,000 cycles), I will have improved at the end of it all?

    Shooting more (with thinking) is learning more.
    Haha yes, shooting more (with thinking) is learning more

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    nice thread!

    yeah shoot more! and learn along the way

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    so disappointed to see that there is no magical setting for every situation.

    i always rmb the settings and it worked well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Haha yes, shooting more (with thinking) is learning more
    Why putting 'with thinking' into brackets? It's the main part... But not only there. Many other questions here reveal a shocking lack of ambition and efforts to explore things and solve questions without big spoon.
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