what's the most embarrassed/stupid question you have ever asked about photography?


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liuhao

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what's the most embarrassed/stupid question you have ever asked about photography?

care to share? dun be shy. the stupid question can only make people going smart.

for me, i remember years ago when i was first into photography, i walked into CP and saw B+W filters. i asked the saleman: "is it a black and white filter?"


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heh heh...

ok here's mine. when i first started photog, many many years ago in a galaxy not-so-far away, i was under the impression that those nice saturated pixs were gotten from higher ISOs, so i used ISO 400 all the time.

then i discovered what a polariser was... :D
 

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I was still using a P&S film camera and i asked the lab in my neighbourhood why my 2 rolls of film taken during a concert all turn out black black cannot see anything, even i used ISO400 film

then i ask what ISO film i have to use so that i can shoot in dark dark place without flash

answer is : even with the highest ISO film avaliable also cannot shoot in dark dark place...even if use flash also cannot reach so far

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My personal experience.
The first time i bought my A40, i asked the salesman.

"Digital Zoom is Digital camera's term of normal film camera's zoom right?"
 

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For me, it's "Bulb mode har ... so I just squeeze the shutter button and let go when the shot is done right? But what if I want to a long exposure? Very siong leh ... need the extra hands to scratch backside and such ... "

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I was in CP checking out the Nikon F65. Was holding the camera and turn the lens focusing grip. I said "wah can turn one ah.Good man.Eh wah so difficult to turn one ah??[AF was on]" The CP salesman gave me a "wah lau eh" look.
 

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Originally posted by liuhao
what's the most embarrassed/stupid question you have ever asked about photography?

:embrass:
the only time i can remember is that my lens drop off my F80 when i am doing a group shoot ... i forget to screw it in after i change my lens .. and being too excited, it drops when i tilt the angle abit ... sigh ... :confused:
 

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Ok its not a question but an action. When I shoot indoor with my DigiCam, I set the ISO 200, the low light led is alway turn on. So one time i set my ISO to 400, and the led stop flashing. SO I thought, great.... I just set my ISO to 400 no matter indoor or outdoor. When I develop my photo, the skin looks very grainy. Then I try to find out why is it so grainy, and finally find out that it because of the ISO setting is too high. I should have use flash instead of rely on higher ISO. Stupid action, cause all my Chinese New Year indoo pic look grainy, man oh man.....
 

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my lady friend asked me to take a picture of her with suntec towers as the back drop. it was night so i used the flash. after i took the shot, she complained that the buildings behind her were too dark. so i told her that for the buildings to be properly exposed, you need a flash as powerful as the sun.
 

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Originally posted by maddog
my lady friend asked me to take a picture of her with suntec towers as the back drop. it was night so i used the flash. after i took the shot, she complained that the buildings behind her were too dark. so i told her that for the buildings to be properly exposed, you need a flash as powerful as the sun.
:bsmilie:
 

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Originally posted by maddog
my lady friend asked me to take a picture of her with suntec towers as the back drop. it was night so i used the flash. after i took the shot, she complained that the buildings behind her were too dark. so i told her that for the buildings to be properly exposed, you need a flash as powerful as the sun.
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

for me I thought $260 for a lens was expensive
 

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i was attending my friends' graduation ceremony, and the night before that i was experimenting with multiple exposures on my Dynax 7. Unfortunately I forgot to set it back the next day, and exposed the same frame 7 times before realising it. needless to say I didn't show my friends the result... :embrass:
 

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I was buying a 2nd hand lens form a fellow clubsnapper, we talked for quite some time untill when we were about to go, he reminded me that I have not paid him yet! Wah, so embarassed to have lost track of that and to almost walk away without paying! :embrass:
 

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Originally posted by Gunjack
I was buying a 2nd hand lens form a fellow clubsnapper, we talked for quite some time untill when we were about to go, he reminded me that I have not paid him yet! Wah, so embarassed to have lost track of that and to almost walk away without paying! :embrass:
hey that sounds familiar!!!
 

Gunjack

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Hello, Munfai!

Hehehehe! I saw your name in this post and that reminded me of THE incident at BK!

BTW: very impressed with my first real macro lense, finally able to shoot close-ups of nature. Shot in slides, results were mind blowing, at least judging from my limited experience. Thanks for the good deal!
 

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Not really a question I asked, but rather a dumb action I did...

I was using my father's dunno what film cam for my class outing when I was in sec 2.
After reaching home, curiosity got the better of me and I wonder what it's like inside the film compartment even though it wasn't rewinded back into the canister (cos it wasn't finished).

Being a smart aleck, I took the cam into my bedroom, switched off the lights (presto! darkroom!) and opened the cam up.

None of the shots survived... :embrass:
 

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