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At which stage in photography are you currently at?


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michhy

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blive said:
is there anything to be dishonest about here?
like my avatar pic is not really mine
 

lsisaxon

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michhy said:
I use P mode and sometimes A mode for exposure but uses custom curve and manual white balance and manual ISO. What stage am I supposed to be at?
 

lsisaxon

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JediForce4ever said:
Aperture priority for me when I shoot sports and outdoors for the control over the DOF.But during events, its M for me.
Just wondering what you meter with when you use M. When I use flash, I will sometimes to use M also. Since most of the time I rely on the camera metering, I don't really bother about M. If I need more control, I will use A for DOF, if that is not important, I'll just choose an aperture until I get the shutter speed I want. Otherwise, I'll just stick to P. Occasionally, I will need to change ISO to get the desired combi. Ahh... beauty of digital! :)
 

jimbok

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I use Av and Tv most of the times, sometimes M. But still cannot get the hang of it :dunno:
 

nickk

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Using which mode doesn't really signify what stage u r in... But i guess the choices are alright to select when u ignore the question... haha :bsmilie:
 

sk.images

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I use Av most of the time to control DOF, Tv when shooting moving objects (in stable lighting), and M when using flash or when the subject and/or background have a high contrast (I don't trust the meter in these cases).

In ambient/low light having control of the ISO is one of the best features of digital.










If DOF is not important then why not use Tv ?

lsisaxon said:
Just wondering what you meter with when you use M. When I use flash, I will sometimes to use M also. Since most of the time I rely on the camera metering, I don't really bother about M. If I need more control, I will use A for DOF, if that is not important, I'll just choose an aperture until I get the shutter speed I want. Otherwise, I'll just stick to P. Occasionally, I will need to change ISO to get the desired combi. Ahh... beauty of digital! :)
 

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lsisaxon said:
Just wondering what you meter with when you use M. When I use flash, I will sometimes to use M also. Since most of the time I rely on the camera metering, I don't really bother about M. If I need more control, I will use A for DOF, if that is not important, I'll just choose an aperture until I get the shutter speed I want. Otherwise, I'll just stick to P. Occasionally, I will need to change ISO to get the desired combi. Ahh... beauty of digital! :)
I dont meter....just set to 1/100 , f5.6 and speedlite will do the rest.
 

eikin

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these are not stages in photography, if you're talking about stages i only know 4

1. interested - new to photography and want to know more
2. learning - grasping with the basics of photography
3. exploring - testing grounds, experimentation
4. expressing - photography as a tool for expressing one's life, artistic ideas and ideals
 

Ian

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eikin said:
these are not stages in photography, if you're talking about stages i only know 4

1. interested - new to photography and want to know more
2. learning - grasping with the basics of photography
3. exploring - testing grounds, experimentation
4. expressing - photography as a tool for expressing one's life, artistic ideas and ideals
It's less actually as you never ever stop learning with photography.

I view the steps as:

0) Gear measurebater/wanker. - Talkin' **** about cameras and specifications.
1) Guesswork - you guess and hope/pray it works.
2) Informed guesswork - you are learning exposure theory and hoping it works.
3) Reduced guesswork - you knoow enough so that most shots work, most of the time.
4) Experimentation - trying and pushing your limits in all senses photographically.
5) Being called - attempting to make a living out of photography
6) Rejection - what happens to 99 out of 100 who try level 5
7) Godhood - Attaining the holy grail of being a professional phogotrapher and surviving.
8) Advanced Godhood - Shooting for Magnum Images.

*Tongue firmly planted in cheek* ;p
 

eikin

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Ian said:
It's less actually as you never ever stop learning with photography.

I view the steps as:

0) Gear measurebater/wanker. - Talkin' **** about cameras and specifications.
1) Guesswork - you guess and hope/pray it works.
2) Informed guesswork - you are learning exposure theory and hoping it works.
3) Reduced guesswork - you knoow enough so that most shots work, most of the time.
4) Experimentation - trying and pushing your limits in all senses photographically.
5) Being called - attempting to make a living out of photography
6) Rejection - what happens to 99 out of 100 who try level 5
7) Godhood - Attaining the holy grail of being a professional phogotrapher and surviving.
8) Advanced Godhood - Shooting for Magnum Images.

*Tongue firmly planted in cheek* ;p
wah, so complicated :bigeyes: so which stage are you in now?
 

raptor84

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Ian said:
It's less actually as you never ever stop learning with photography.

I view the steps as:

0) Gear measurebater/wanker. - Talkin' **** about cameras and specifications.
1) Guesswork - you guess and hope/pray it works.
2) Informed guesswork - you are learning exposure theory and hoping it works.
3) Reduced guesswork - you knoow enough so that most shots work, most of the time.
4) Experimentation - trying and pushing your limits in all senses photographically.
5) Being called - attempting to make a living out of photography
6) Rejection - what happens to 99 out of 100 who try level 5
7) Godhood - Attaining the holy grail of being a professional phogotrapher and surviving.
8) Advanced Godhood - Shooting for Magnum Images.

*Tongue firmly planted in cheek* ;p
Haha i think i;m level 3.5 like that :sweat:
 

idor

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Ian said:
It's less actually as you never ever stop learning with photography.

I view the steps as:

0) Gear measurebater/wanker. - Talkin' **** about cameras and specifications.
1) Guesswork - you guess and hope/pray it works.
2) Informed guesswork - you are learning exposure theory and hoping it works.
3) Reduced guesswork - you knoow enough so that most shots work, most of the time.
4) Experimentation - trying and pushing your limits in all senses photographically.
5) Being called - attempting to make a living out of photography
6) Rejection - what happens to 99 out of 100 who try level 5
7) Godhood - Attaining the holy grail of being a professional phogotrapher and surviving.
8) Advanced Godhood - Shooting for Magnum Images.

*Tongue firmly planted in cheek* ;p
HAHAH this sounds so much like Ken rockwell's 7 level pf photographer....
poor me.... still at level 1...... :cry:
 

lsisaxon

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JediForce4ever said:
I dont meter....just set to 1/100 , f5.6 and speedlite will do the rest.
Oh ok. :) Now it is clear how you got by with M. I avoid flash whenever I can so I had to rely on some form of metering.
 

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