Originally Posted by Rap Sizzle
Woooow...let's take it easy in here.yarrh wrote:
I agree but their swap in dominance is pretty apparent.
However ebay is more critique oriented and has them deep, oldschool(film), artsy, philosophical knowledge, while you can easily find online most of what Rap Sizzle drops- which i think is more relevant/helpful for NT cuz we have a bunch of nubs here.
I'm not here taking anyone's place. I've just been posting a lot because I'm on winter break and I'm more than happy to share some of the knowledge or opinions I have. Like most of the guys on here, I never went to school to study photography. I never took any courses or workshops. Most of what I've learned has come from reading stuff on online photography forums. I never really asked questions here when I first got into photography. I just read, observed and learned through trial and error.
I'm currently just a hobbyist and by no-means a pro. Just because I've recently been getting some quality gear doesn't mean I have it all figured out. I'm still trying to learn photography as art so I don't critique other people's work much. Photography shouldn't just be about perfectly sharp photos or cool HDR images. It should be something you should enjoy doing and just have fun. I try to provide a little comic relief in this thread either by captioning my photos or simply by posting photography related material that can lighten the mood. While there is a good amount of knowledge beginners can learn in the thread, you guys should realize that this is not a classroom and you can't expect one person to be in charge and know it all. Everyone should share whatever knowledge they have, share their opinions or critique a photo if they feel the need to, and post photos that they feel is worthy to show other people.
I'm glad your grammar is on point because I couldn't compose that any better, but exactly what I was trying to relay ..
I think there are any expert in here, one or two at most .. but us n00bs and some of you hobbyist try to share what you have learned thus far .. my point all this time was that you aren't trying to be a guru but just give some tips that you have learned by trial and error ...
elboricua 6 wrote:
so with that said .. if the camera is telling you 0 you most of the time go to the left or the right to get the exposure that you want? Or do you use the recommended exposure setting?
Your main focused subject is what you try to expose properly, so its exposure bias should be at zero. If you want to properly expose a fairly dark subject surrounded bright lights (like a person in the shade in the foreground and a bright sunny sky as a background), focus on your subject, press the exposure lock button (the "*" on Canon bodies), and recompose. Unless of course you're trying to ask something else...
Nope exactly what I was asking .. Actually I wanted to know if you deviate from what the computer is recommending to us ..
I learn what you said about two days ago .. when I aimed high and my shutter was 1/400 and when I was aiming lower it kept getting slower .. however I just looked up the lock and I was in desperate need of that .. what I was doing was focusing on something in the same range and then going half locking it and moving up and down .. so, yes a lot of blur .. thanks for that tip
now I have to learn the meter settings on the camera ....