How to know?


Blue125

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Yo!

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


Blue125~
 

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kei1309

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#2
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
 

spree86

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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
 

SkyStrike

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#5
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!)
 

Blue125

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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.
 

kei1309

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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!
 

daredevil123

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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.
 

Blue125

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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....
 

kei1309

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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.
 

Blue125

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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
 

Rashkae

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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
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.
 

Blue125

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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....
 

Rashkae

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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.
 

Edwin Francis

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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
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
 

Mercy77

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Show your portfolio to someone and see if they are willing to pay $500 for a full day wedding shoot
 

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