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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
120 (37.6%)
Point & Shoot - advanced (Canon S100 or G Style)
48 (15%)
Mirrorless
24 (7.5%)
DSLR - consumer (Up to a Nikon D5200 or Canon Rebel)
70 (21.9%)
DSLR - prosumer or pro (Nikon D7000 or Canon 60D and up)
29 (9.1%)
P&S, but I plan on getting an SLR or Mirrorless in the near future
28 (8.8%)

Total Members Voted: 264

Author Topic: Learn Photography Master Thread  (Read 211861 times)

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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1650 on: July 20, 2020, 06:24:33 PM »
If it has a button, it is not supposed to turn without it.
Yup, it was only a few days old. I just swapped it in for a new one.

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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1651 on: August 27, 2020, 08:03:47 PM »
Canon just added support for Google photos in their image.canon app.
The problem is that A. You gotta have a Google one account and B. You gotta upload everything first to canon and then again to Google photos. I believe in the old system they had an option to upload directly to Google drive and even youtube, is their still anyway to do that?
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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1652 on: October 30, 2020, 02:01:21 PM »
Best/cheapest place to get your photos professionally edited?

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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1653 on: December 01, 2020, 10:07:19 AM »

@Something Fishy special.

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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1654 on: January 10, 2021, 11:08:46 PM »
Am I missing something?

How does the tiny lens of an iPhone SE have an aperture of f1.8?

1.8 on a camera lens is a pretty big opening, clearly way bigger than the lens on the iPhone.

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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1655 on: January 10, 2021, 11:30:01 PM »
Am I missing something?

How does the tiny lens of an iPhone SE have an aperture of f1.8?

1.8 on a camera lens is a pretty big opening, clearly way bigger than the lens on the iPhone.
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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1656 on: January 10, 2021, 11:39:34 PM »
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Thanks.

I didn't realize that f stops are relative to the focal length.


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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1657 on: January 10, 2021, 11:42:21 PM »
Thanks.

I Didn't realize  that f stops is relative to the focal length.
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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1658 on: January 13, 2021, 04:18:20 AM »
Thanks.

I didn't realize that f stops are relative to the focal length.

Hence why it's written as f/1.8, not f1.8. It's a fraction.

Also why smaller number = bigger opening.
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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1659 on: February 27, 2021, 10:54:53 PM »
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Last edited by Something Fishy on February 07, 2018, 02:21:11 PM
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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1660 on: February 27, 2021, 11:11:21 PM »
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Last edited by Something Fishy on February 07, 2018, 02:21:11 PM
kosher horizons is taking to much of your time?
Is there something your looking to learn photograph related?

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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1661 on: March 04, 2021, 12:51:36 AM »
Is there something your looking to learn photograph related?
was the crop factor explained anywhere here? I see people complaining about 4k with crop factor of 1.6, what in the world

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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1662 on: March 04, 2021, 10:34:10 AM »
was the crop factor explained anywhere here? I see people complaining about 4k with crop factor of 1.6, what in the world
Don't think it was. There are lots of good videos and articles online though.

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Re: Learn Photography Master Thread
« Reply #1664 on: March 06, 2021, 10:26:07 PM »
https://photographylife.com/what-is-aperture-in-photography
Be sure to research your individual lenses for their sharpest aperture.

(CMIIW but I believe edge detail loss isn't too important on a background blur)