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#1 KingCarp

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 08:46 PM

I'm starting this separate topic, because most will otherwise quickly loose track of the basics.
First I think its better I show you how to make better use of your camera, the problem pictures I will take care off.
For questions about the settings its better to do that here.
Please do not quote to much, it will make it hard for others to keep track. Thanks.


Camera settings for self-portrait with fish.

I bet that 80% of you guys, whether you own a compact or a reflex camera only use the AUTO setting, unfortunately.
I would like to offer you a few changes in your settings that will dramatically improve your ability to make a better photo;

I advise you to change the settings as advised below for self-portrait with fish and do not change! These settings will also do for landscape pictures.

A- Set your camera to the A for Aperture preference mode. [sometimes called AV]
B- Set the aperture value- the F value at a minimum of f5,6 or for reflex camera’s f8,0
C- Choose highest possible resolution, preferable RAW or highest jpg mode.
D- Set fixed Red-Eye correction.

ISO value compensates for dark or sunny conditions; AWB means it fixes it automatically,
When its very sunny ISO 50 or 100 will do best.
In low light setting -cloudy day ISO 400-800 will do much better.
For flash, set camera at lowest ISO, 50 better than 100

Test your flash at home, each camera has 'flash compensation', try it!
Do not take flash pictures head on, better at an angle to prevent too much 'flashburn'

Better to have background cover instead of water and sky, why you ask?
Camera will measure an average, as water and sky cover biggest part of the picture this will result in you and the fish being too dark.
You can change to 'spotmetering', now the camera will focus on the center of the picture.

Edited by KingCarp, 28 January 2011 - 08:47 PM.

 



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Posted 28 January 2011 - 08:55 PM

Start Each of your photography topics with "Advanced Photography -

I will Pin them and add them to another section at a later stage.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 10:57 PM

Explain reflex camer please king.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:09 PM

Explain reflex camer please king.

"SLR" Single Lens Reflex.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:16 PM

So my fuji finepix s1000d isn't an slr correct?

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:24 PM

So my fuji finepix s1000d isn't an slr correct?


Correct, your S1000D is what I call a " "SLR" styled" camera. The look and feel, but not SLR.

SLR's could always be identified by the fact that they had interchangeable lenses and normal digitals not. But these days they are making NON-SLR's with changeable lenses.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 03:48 AM

I'll do that and thanks for the help Willem!
Due to the time difference I wasn't able to help, just woke up! The Advanced Photography topic kept me up until 03.30.

Willem already explained nicely Carpaholic, but here you can find more.

http://www.digicamgu...vs-compact.html
 



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Posted 29 January 2011 - 05:37 AM

Whitebalance; when you set your camera for RAW you can simply use AWB or Automatic White Balance, because its easy to correct on your computer.

A tutorial;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE2g8tRS5rk
 



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Posted 29 January 2011 - 05:48 AM

RAW vs Jpg tutorial

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 10:03 AM

Very helpful,
thanks for taking the time to explain this and the videos are great.

Great job :)

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