Sunday, January 23, 2011

Top 5 Newbie Questions - Answers Here

Ok nothing to be ashamed about or even laughed at because each and everyone of us will go through this. So to simplify things for some of my friends who have just taken up photography, I'll list down below the top 5 newbie questions and their answers (my own point of view which is guaranteed to be not 100% correct).

1. Wow nice pics! What camera are you using?
Altough to a certain extent the camera does help, it is however not the number 1 factor that the photo is nice. Composition, settings, processing etc comes into play and often you see a lot of disappointment when a new photog goes out there to buy the highest end gears and end up shooting point and shoot quality photos.

2. What settings did you use for that photo?
Well to me the correct question should have been at what aperture did you shoot that photo and the ISO used because lighting conditions will vary and there would have been no way the lighting conditions taken on that photo, could be replicated 100% in order for you to use the exact same setting as when I shot the photo. So it is most likely you won't get the same shutterspeed.

3. What lens did you use?
Ok this is a good and valid question and its good that you know the effect produced by different type of lenses which will eventually lead to happy poison TT sessions...hahahha

4. How do I take good photos?
My number 1 mantra here is go and learn the basics on exposure (shutterspeed), aperture, ISO and how they are interelated to each other. You change one setting, it will affect the other 2. From there learn composition and how to "see" a photo before taking it. Last but not least, learn and master post processing technique.

5. What camera should I buy?
Well get the best that your budget allows. Put more weight on lenses as they play a more important role in the final outcome of your photo.

Additional items that will definitely benefit you is to buy and read books. Join your friends for photography outings etc. Hope this has been useful and do feel free to share the article :) Till next time...

2 comments:

  1. "Ok this is a good and valid question and its good that you know the effect produced by different type of lenses which will eventually lead to happy poison TT sessions...hahahha"

    Solid advice

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