Tips for better photography

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  • MooreDrivenMooreDriven Registered Users Posts: 260 Major grins
    edited February 13, 2011
    I was listening to Rick Sammon and Juan Pons' podcast this weekend and they said not to delete individual images from a memory card. As Art stated in his post, your more likely to corrupt the card. Rick stated that the card manufacturers recommend formatting the cards. I had heard this when I first started shooting and have followed that advice. Fortunately, I've never had a corrupted card.

    Aussieroo - nice post.

    Dale
  • pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,694 moderator
    edited February 15, 2011
    No pdocasts from dgrin that I am aware of...
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  • blizzblizz Registered Users Posts: 34 Big grins
    edited March 3, 2011
    Thanks for the tips!
  • nik8tanik8ta Registered Users Posts: 3 Beginner grinner
    edited April 18, 2011
    The Camera

    1. Buy the best you can afford, upgrade when you get frustrated."



    What a load of crap ... when one gets frustrated, one is supposed to ditch the camera and buy a more expensive one???

    What happens if you still get frustrated?? .. buy THE MOST expensive one????

    Great advice.
  • AussierooAussieroo Registered Users Posts: 234 Major grins
    edited April 19, 2011
    nik8ta wrote: »
    The Camera

    1. Buy the best you can afford, upgrade when you get frustrated."



    What a load of crap ... when one gets frustrated, one is supposed to ditch the camera and buy a more expensive one???

    What happens if you still get frustrated?? .. buy THE MOST expensive one????

    Great advice.

    For a new member I see you are set on making lots of friends here. If you read the post properly and understood it you would know very well what was meant and then it would not have required this ridiculous outburst. If you buy a camera for $150 that is a point and shoot, to see if you like the hobby and you learn all you can with that camera and then become frustrated with the slowness and limitations of it, what else are you to do but up grade. Better doing that than buying a 1DMkIV only to find out you can't get your head around things and don't really enjoy the hobby. So my original advice stands, Buy what you can afford to start with and upgrade if and when that cameras limitations frustrate you.
  • HarrybHarryb Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 22,708 Major grins
    edited April 19, 2011
    nik8ta wrote: »
    The Camera

    1. Buy the best you can afford, upgrade when you get frustrated."



    What a load of crap ... when one gets frustrated, one is supposed to ditch the camera and buy a more expensive one???

    What happens if you still get frustrated?? .. buy THE MOST expensive one????

    Great advice.


    You made a pertinent point that got lost in the rather rude manner you expressed it.

    Please fell free to disagree with others but keep it civil.
    Harry
    http://behret.smugmug.com/ NANPA member
    How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? 50. One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, "I could have done that better!"
  • sharagim1sharagim1 Registered Users Posts: 69 Big grins
    edited June 21, 2011
    i"m trying to learn combination ambint light and flash at outdoor photography espacially on sunset time, with 2 off camera flash,
    i couldn"t find some graet source like video tutorial about this, please if somebody have information about my question, response,
    any help would be much apprectied.

    my eqqupement: 5d markll . canon 7d , 2 flash 580 exll, softbox, amberella,
    flex tt1 and flex tt5 (2)
    canon lens 70-200,2.8ll
    caon lens 85mm 1.8
    canon lens28-135
    canon lens 10-22
    canon EOS 7D /canon 5d mark ll/ EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM/EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM/ canon lens 85mm 1.8
  • nickrosephotographynickrosephotography Registered Users Posts: 2 Beginner grinner
    edited January 11, 2012
    I totally agree with Ryan...never delete duds in camera - there's a great chance that you could delete a good photo. If you're shooting in RAW especially you can salvage 2-3 stops of a poorly exposed image or even post crop if your compositions out. Better to check them on the big screen before you decide on the ones to delete.
  • ten2tenphotographyten2tenphotography Registered Users Posts: 4 Beginner grinner
    edited May 25, 2012
    So many ways to improve yourself!
    I've been reading this forum since I first picked up a camera. I thought it would only be fair to throw in my two cents about learning and bettering yourself.

    I took the Crave Photography mentoring class and it was an amazing experience. I would highly recommend it to any new, intermediate or even advanced photographer. The tips and tricks you learn are extraordinary. I was able to use her techniques and adapt them to my own style so that my work still has my style and is definitely recognizable as my work.

    (She's also having a contest where she's giving away FREE mentorship... it would be a dream for any photog to get that! http://cravemyphotography.com/blog/world-wide-giveaway-2012/ )

    I think one of the best ways to improve your photography is to be humble and accept new knowledge and skills. The best photo you'll take will always be your next one!!
  • juanherediajuanheredia Registered Users Posts: 345 Major grins
    edited May 4, 2013
    Great tips, thanks for sharing. thumb.gifup:
  • wasanooboncewasanoobonce Registered Users Posts: 4 Beginner grinner
    edited September 24, 2013
    Thanks for sharing! I'll throw in one I once got from an old-timer: "Be polite, but never too polite". He was referring to taking people around you and infront of the camera into consideration when taking photos, but never to let it distract you from getting that one great shot in your reach.
  • CountrylovingmammaCountrylovingmamma Registered Users Posts: 13 Big grins
    Thank you for this post. It's very helpful I have been a hobbyist on and off for years now and really want to learn more and improve my skills so this is something that is a big help to a newbie of sorts.
  • 2Xeagle2Xeagle Registered Users Posts: 1 Beginner grinner
    Thanks for sharing these tips. Never hurts to do a little "refresher".
  • TheWildThingTheWildThing Registered Users Posts: 45 Big grins
    This may apply to dyslexic artist out there as we are wired very differently.

    Been a photographer since the age of 7, 1977 so used film till 2003, never bother about cameras even tho i liked photographing stuff that. I had no clue why or how i liked things, all i did and still do is go hiking and whatever catching me mood i will shoot it and turned profession in 2013 but doing shoots in a very different way to others.

    I photograph a hell of a lot of subjects apart from people where those do not triggle my arty head, maybe candidly I just don't know.

    And why i often write in spaced lines is because i can't see typos, the words become a jumbled mess lol.

    My tips for all photographers is simple, don't think about the camera, i never did and still don't but some will say its second nature to me. the more you think the more the camera becomes the dom over your, you soon becomes its slave, You may then look at others and get angry, why them and not me, that is either you have chosen something that you can't do. I have tried photography where its agonised, did a food shoot for a company some years ago and my photography head never switched on as i,m not that type, the mood didn't trigger anything so instead did a standup show (I call it Lee evans mode) for them owners, took 3 shots, got paid and they got their deal.

    Tip 1
    for wildlife, birds, bugs and the rest, let them show you their natural and funny sides

    tip 2
    landscapes, again let the area show you its best side, for get about rules, allow the subject to make the rule.

    tip 3
    black and white, see the world in black and white, i'm able to see that by using my imagination. mist, fog, rain, snow and ice is auto mono. look for layers of contrast. if its old architecture that scream momo in certain conditions.

    tip 4
    the world is a crazy place, it maybe colorful or dull, it may be an utter shi- show, but look and use your mind, never use the camera to see shots.

    To this day I still hate cameras, the camera sits in its kit bag, not cleaned for 8 months, people ask how do i do photography yet hate cameras, which makes me laugh and wonder why i do it but its apart of my life. I like the adventure side of photography but i get so bored chatting about cameras and me and editing just doesn't get on so gave up editing 6 years ago and learnt to fix the cameras main faults which seems to be my biggest interest. I sit there and think mmm i can fix canons crap colour issues and yes it can be done where i take shots, convert the raws to jpegs and sell them without editing. I used to edit a bit with my old 7d mk2 but its ohh so boring, rather be outside doing something daft than than lol.

    If i'm out hiking and my arty head doesn't switch on i will do a 8 hour 14 mile hike with a canon r6 and 4 lenses, plus water and food and think, well the camera camera for a walk, broke my back for nothing. Thats being a dyslexic artist, I have no clue when it will show up, what mood it will show up as, what will trigger it. It doesn't bother me if i get it wrong when i do.

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    Brought up as hard as nails in the old ways of life, I live in the real world, not photoshop, what you see is what you get.

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