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Offline Parkey B

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I know some of these are obvi..but there are some good tips in here, esp for beginners.

http://improvephotography.com/2640/the-photography-tips-that-96-photographers-wish-they-wouldve-learned-sooner/
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Offline Hybrid AWD

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Definitely a good write up! Well worth the read.

It's also nice knowing that some of the things mentioned are things I follow.

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Nice find, Parkey B - I have also added the link to the Useful Resources thread  :)
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Great find, very useful thanks for posting :)

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Nice grab Parkey.  Especially since we are getting a lot of really new shooters coming in (new as in first time DSLR owners).  This will do nicely toward getting them to get the most out of their cameras.
I know a lot of these but tend to FORGET them when I get busy shooting and its always good to re-read something to help instill it into the old noggin.
I have that site bookmarked because he has a ton of good articles in it.  Might be worthwhile for someone to consider bookmarking it and going back later to browse around. 
Three thumbs up on this post sir!
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Nice read.

I am posting my favorite tip right here just to give this a bump as I think everyone should read this article and practice what it preaches.

"Lesson #2: The histogram is NOT optional"
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Nice read.

I am posting my favorite tip right here just to give this a bump as I think everyone should read this article and practice what it preaches.

"Lesson #2: The histogram is NOT optional"

What's a Histogram? 
'You can always trust information given to you by people who are crazy; we have an access to the truth not available through regular channels.'

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Nice read.

I am posting my favorite tip right here just to give this a bump as I think everyone should read this article and practice what it preaches.

"Lesson #2: The histogram is NOT optional"


What's a Histogram?


http://www.digital-slr-guide.com/how-to-read-a-histogram.html
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I am posting my favorite tip right here just to give this a bump as I think everyone should read this article and practice what it preaches.

"Lesson #2: The histogram is NOT optional"

Thanks for the pointer Skippy, Was shooting in two locations yesterday and started checking out the histogram feature. First location was product photography and I was still in film mode bracketing as in years gone by. Histogram was showing mid exposure as the one which was confirmed when I returned to base.

2nd location was people and here I shot straight and trusted the histogram, paid obvious benefits as I could then choose best expression from the head-shots I was doing of the leaders for my kids scout group rather than being stuck with best exposure dictating what I should be using.

Old news to many on here I'm sure but, being used to shooting on transparency film stock, this shooting RAW and using the histogram is a revelation.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2012, 03:25:34 AM by Bumpkin »
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Great bit of information! Make it a lot easier to know what to adjust rather than just eye-ball your camera settings if shooting in manual...

I will definitely try this out when I get my camera.

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Many thanks for this!
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Great find! Thanks for the article! It'll be something I try to use from now on!

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Re: Photography Tips That 96 Photographers Wish They Would’ve Learned Sooner
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2012, 08:58:27 PM »
Wonderful tips- thank you for sharing!

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Where are the rest of the 96 tips, starting with #16?
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Where are the rest of the 96 tips, starting with #16?

Errmm - try reading the title again?   ???

Welcome to the Forum, by the way!  :)
« Last Edit: March 17, 2013, 02:06:39 PM by Snapper »
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