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    Yo!

    I got one very stupid question here, how do know if you are already in intermediate level or not?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue125 View Post
    Yo!

    I got one very stupid question here, how do know if you are already in intermediate level or not?


    Blue125~
    check your camera's menu. scroll to the last option. there's a gauge in there that has

    - beginner
    - novice
    - intermediate
    - skilled
    - professional
    - master

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    check your camera's menu. scroll to the last option. there's a gauge in there that has

    - beginner
    - novice
    - intermediate
    - skilled
    - professional
    - master
    Really meh? I though your camera manufacturer will knock on your door and give you badge? I just receive my noob one few days ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue125 View Post
    Yo!

    I got one very stupid question here, how do know if you are already in intermediate level or not?


    Blue125~
    IMO, there isn't really a way to tell. But I only know 2 types of photographers, those that makes good/great pictures or those that take snapshots.

    Those that shot great pictures may not necessary mean that they are pro but maybe because (*please dun flame me for this*)
    1) Luck, Just happen to click the shutter when it happens
    2) Lots of considerations about lighting, composition etc

    If you are shooting most great photos because of reason 2, you probably have reach a certain pro/master stage.


    btw, if you are really checking Kei's camera's menu for the option, you shdnt be worrying about this question. (you shouldn't even be concern about this question in the no matter which stage of learning you are at. What matter most is knowing how to take Great shots!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    check your camera's menu. scroll to the last option. there's a gauge in there that has

    - beginner
    - novice
    - intermediate
    - skilled
    - professional
    - master
    O_O my DSLR don't have this kind of stuff.

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    certainly, there are many ways to tell if you've improved.

    Photography's not a game like WoW (which i don't play)

    there's no leveling up. there's no cheat code. there's no special artifact to wield to "PWN" people.

    learn your basics well, and stop thinking about "noob", "beginner", "professional" etc.

    learn about composition, timing, lighting etc

    good luck!

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    Doesn't matter if you shoot lousy pictures or the greatest pictures in the world. If you make a living from photography, you are a professional in photography.

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    @____@ i dun even know if i'm a beginner or intermediate level now. i started learning photography 3years ago. that time i dun have enough money to get a dslr. so i stopped learning photography. only recently i saved enough to get a entry level dslr. now i'm thinking if i got the wrong dslr or not....

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    oooh. no DSLR's a wrong DSLR... unless you don't know how to use it. join some outings and shoot with the other members. they'll guide you along the way.

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    ooooh. i do know how to use the dslr i own. maybe it's the kit lens i'm using O_O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue125 View Post
    ooooh. i do know how to use the dslr i own. maybe it's the kit lens i'm using O_O
    Nope, the kit lens has nothing to do with basic skill. In fact, you can practice the basic skills even with a cellphone cam or a point and shoot.

    don't blame your gear. The kit lens is not bad, no matter what the brand. It's good enough to learn the fundamentals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue125 View Post
    ooooh. i do know how to use the dslr i own. maybe it's the kit lens i'm using O_O
    What's wrong with your kit lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    What's wrong with your kit lens?
    nothing wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Nope, the kit lens has nothing to do with basic skill. In fact, you can practice the basic skills even with a cellphone cam or a point and shoot.

    don't blame your gear. The kit lens is not bad, no matter what the brand. It's good enough to learn the fundamentals.
    Yes, i did practice basic skill using cellphone camera last 3years. about the kit lens, i feel that the zooming is too small....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue125 View Post
    Yes, i did practice basic skill using cellphone camera last 3years. about the kit lens, i feel that the zooming is too small....
    Then "zoom" with your feet. Unless you're talking about zoo shots, then get/rent a telephoto lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue125 View Post
    ooooh. i do know how to use the dslr i own. maybe it's the kit lens i'm using O_O
    I don't know how well you make photographs, but from your statements and apparent obsession with equipment and 'status', you sound very much like a beginner.
    Then again, we're all beginners in some ways. Skill-wise, ability-wise, you are where you are. Move on and grow from there.

    I love this analogy, courtesy of Mr Miyagi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaq72-rAqJU

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    IMO if you can shoot in the full manual mode and get a correct exposure shot, you are in the intermediate level
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    just to let ya know a kit lens is gawdly =v=
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