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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #90 on: December 11, 2013, 10:25:56 AM »
Same here, yet to take my Nex off Auto  :-[
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #91 on: December 11, 2013, 10:29:52 AM »
You dont take your job seriously?
Wasn't criticizing. Just stating a fact
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #92 on: December 11, 2013, 10:34:47 AM »
If you want to learn to shoot like the pros, bracketing and HDR is your friend.   :)

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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #93 on: December 11, 2013, 10:35:17 AM »
This part of the park looks great! I am really a beginner with this photography stuff so I don't have much to add as far as ideas/suggestions...

Same here, yet to take my Nex off Auto  :-[

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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #94 on: December 11, 2013, 10:42:08 AM »
If you want to learn to shoot like the pros, bracketing and HDR is your friend.   :)

I would recommend this program:

http://www.google.com/nikcollection/products/hdr-efex-pro/

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Once you know how to shoot like a pro, bracketing and HDR is your friend.

Composition, lighting, and a million other things are far more important than HDR. All the HDR in the world won't fix a badly composed picture. If you don't understand lighting and color, your HDRs will look like the clown barf-pictures that litter the internet - oversaturated, full of halos, and no highlights or shadows left.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #95 on: December 11, 2013, 10:43:01 AM »
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Once you know how to shoot like a pro, bracketing and HDR is your friend.

Composition, lighting, and a million other things are far more important than HDR. All the HDR in the world won't fix a badly composed picture. If you don't understand lighting and color, your HDRs will look like the clown barf-pictures that litter the internet - oversaturated, full of halos, and no highlights or shadows left.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #96 on: December 11, 2013, 10:48:47 AM »
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Once you know how to shoot like a pro, bracketing and HDR is your friend.

Composition, lighting, and a million other things are far more important than HDR. All the HDR in the world won't fix a badly composed picture. If you don't understand lighting and color, your HDRs will look like the clown barf-pictures that litter the internet - oversaturated, full of halos, and no highlights or shadows left.

I never said or implied that HDR is everything.  I have used it with much success.  As with everything, if overdone, of course it looks fake and disgusting sometimes. 
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #97 on: December 11, 2013, 10:51:11 AM »
I never said or implied that HDR is everything.  I have used it with much success.  As with everything, if overdone, of course it looks fake and disgusting sometimes.

And I never implied otherwise :D (I use it myself all the time too). My point was simply that HDR will help you zilch in "learning to shoot like a pro".
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #98 on: December 11, 2013, 11:26:04 AM »
Shame, shame. >:(

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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #99 on: December 11, 2013, 01:13:46 PM »
Same here, yet to take my Nex off Auto  :-[
Well you're still ahead of me. I have yet to take my t3i out of the box...
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #100 on: December 12, 2013, 06:06:54 PM »
Is there anything that we should be doing to prep for the DO?

I have been going over the Learn Photography Master Thread to learn the basics that you have described already. I am going to play with the setting on my camera to see how the different manual setting effect the pictures to more fully understand the differences.

I was also reading about your feedback on some pics that were posted in that thread on your take on the science of taking and framing the picture and what to include/exclude from the shot.

Any other suggestions so I at least have some basics or done you plan on starting from photography 101?

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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #101 on: December 12, 2013, 06:34:22 PM »
Is there anything that we should be doing to prep for the DO?

I have been going over the Learn Photography Master Thread to learn the basics that you have described already. I am going to play with the setting on my camera to see how the different manual setting effect the pictures to more fully understand the differences.

I was also reading about your feedback on some pics that were posted in that thread on your take on the science of taking and framing the picture and what to include/exclude from the shot.

Any other suggestions so I at least have some basics or done you plan on starting from photography 101?

The second part of Exposure Basics is almost ready to go live, and I will be posting a "Composition Basics" right after (still before the DO). If there's still time I hope to post a basic filter lesson.

Also remember that we're gonna spend a lot of time on the DO discussing all this and applying it live, in the field.

If there's anything specific you guys want me to cover before we go please let me know.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #102 on: December 12, 2013, 06:42:16 PM »
If there's anything specific you guys want me to cover before we go please let me know.
Would love to here critiques on my Banff photos, composition, how they might be better if I leave my Auto comfort zone, etc. 
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #103 on: December 12, 2013, 06:45:37 PM »
Would love to here critiques on my Banff photos, composition, how they might be better if I leave my Auto comfort zone, etc.

Sounds good. I'll try to tackle that over the weekend.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #104 on: December 12, 2013, 06:45:54 PM »
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