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Quick tips on random subjects that come up in between classes (will add as we go along):

Food photography tips
Newborn photography tips

Table of Contents (I'll change each line to a link as we go along.)

Introduction

1) Choosing a camera: Point and Shoot vs. Mirrorless vs. DSLR
2) Camera specs: What do they mean, and which ones matter to me?
3) Exposure Basics Part 1 - the shutter speed/aperture/ISO triangle
4) Exposure Basics Part 2 - getting to know your mode dial, and other exposure controls
5) All about memory cards
6) Using ultra-wide lenses





Lenses 101 - technology, terminology, and specs, zooms vs. primes, basic/advanced/unique lenses

Lighting 101 - focusing specifically on easy to afford and easy to use setups
Small flash - on camera, off camera, modifiers and accessories
Studio strobes
Continuous lighting - fluorescent, LED, and halogen
Basic light modifiers - umbrellas, softboxes, gels, reflectors
Basic supports - lightstands, umbrella brackets, backgrounds, etc.

All about accessories - memory cards, tripods, bags, filters, remotes, adapters, grips, geotaggers, and more)


So I bought all my stuff - now what?

What makes a compelling photograph?
Depth of field
Composition basics - rule of thirds, perspective, framing
Advanced composition - negative space, inclusion and exclusion, compression
Light - natural, golden hour, basic flash usage.

Let's start shooting...

Kids:
In the park
Playing sports
At home

Landscapes and wildlife:
"Grand" landscapes
"Intimate" landscapes
Seascapes
Waterfalls
Cityscapes
Wildlife
Birds in flight
Shooting in bad weather

Portraits:
Babies and newborns
Single person - indoors
Single person - outdoors
Families/siblings/groups
Natural light
Artificial light - simple
Artificial light - complex
Mixed light

Others:
Close up and macro
Product photography

How do I...? (Some specific scenarios/techniques - Basic)
Shoot out of a plane window?
Shoot underwater?
Shoot compelling black-and-white?

How do I...? (Some specific scenarios/techniques - Advanced)
HDR
Long exposures
Light painting
Twilight landscapes
Milky Way
Star trails

Basic editing concepts:
Exposure
Contrast
Clarity/sharpening
Color
Layers and masking

Poll

What type of camera do shoot with?

Point & Shoot - basic (Canon Elph style) or Smartphone
115 (38.5%)
Point & Shoot - advanced (Canon S100 or G Style)
42 (14%)
Mirrorless
23 (7.7%)
DSLR - consumer (Up to a Nikon D5200 or Canon Rebel)
67 (22.4%)
DSLR - prosumer or pro (Nikon D7000 or Canon 60D and up)
26 (8.7%)
P&S, but I plan on getting an SLR or Mirrorless in the near future
26 (8.7%)

Total Members Voted: 245

Author Topic: Learn Photography Master Thread  (Read 158912 times)

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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1605 on: February 06, 2019, 12:06:07 AM »
Just imagine these pics with @Something Fishy 's gear
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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1607 on: February 21, 2019, 12:24:52 PM »
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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1608 on: February 21, 2019, 01:16:44 PM »

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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1609 on: March 06, 2019, 12:34:10 PM »
I hope this is the correct thread. I'm trying to resize an image to a 1x1. I tried adding a white background to be able to still get my full image in but I must be doing something wrong because it still doesn't seem to be working. Anyone have ideas how I should do this? I have the GIMP program on my desktop if that helps

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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1610 on: March 06, 2019, 12:43:55 PM »
I hope this is the correct thread. I'm trying to resize an image to a 1x1. I tried adding a white background to be able to still get my full image in but I must be doing something wrong because it still doesn't seem to be working. Anyone have ideas how I should do this? I have the GIMP program on my desktop if that helps
Are you trying to crop it down to 1:1? or to add filler to square it out?

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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1611 on: March 06, 2019, 07:16:49 PM »
Are you trying to crop it down to 1:1? or to add filler to square it out?

Ideally crop

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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1612 on: March 14, 2019, 08:33:36 PM »
When scanning a color picture does it matter to save it to a jpeg or tiff?

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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1613 on: March 14, 2019, 09:30:07 PM »
When scanning a color picture does it matter to save it to a jpeg or tiff?
Jpeg will be a much smaller file

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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1614 on: March 15, 2019, 04:54:25 PM »
Jpeg will be a much smaller file
Any quality difference?

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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1615 on: March 15, 2019, 05:12:01 PM »
Any quality difference?
A tiff will keep more of the scanned information. Jpeg's will be more compressed
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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1616 on: March 15, 2019, 05:15:04 PM »
A tiff will keep more of the scanned information. Jpeg's will be more compressed
I get that part but will there be any difference to the naked eye as it scans at 600x600 dpi 24 bit color?

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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1618 on: May 08, 2019, 02:23:02 PM »
Anyone with a lead on a basic photography course? @Something Fishy
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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1619 on: May 08, 2019, 02:25:34 PM »
Anyone with a lead on a basic photography course? @Something Fishy


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