User Tag List

Thanks useful information Thanks useful information:  2
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Skill up: a beginner's guide to DSLR photography

  1. #1
    Big kid in the guise of an adult Bear Dale's Avatar
    Join Date
    16 Mar 2009
    Location
    South Coast
    Posts
    1,688
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Skill up: a beginner's guide to DSLR photography

    Article in todays Sydney Morning Herald -


    http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/c...516-2jod2.html
    Bear
    .
    Some of my Photos in Albums here - Bear Dale
    People taking the time out to give me CC is always very much appreciated
    Happy to grow and learn by receiving constructive criticism of my photos, please don't hold back.



  2. #2
    Ausphotography irregular Mark L's Avatar
    Join Date
    21 Nov 2010
    Location
    magical Mudgee
    Posts
    19,398
    Mentioned
    26 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    From above link, "To hold your digital SLR like a pro, hold the right side of the camera with your right hand (it usually has a handgrip there for this purpose), and with your left hand, cup the underside of the camera lens."

    Is this generally right??

    - - - Updated - - -

    It then goes on to "Say goodbye to automatic" and says;
    "If you don't have the time or inclination to wrap your head around settings like white balance, metering, ISO and aperture, a quick way to adjust a whole bunch of settings at once to suit particular styles of photography is by using one of the scene modes."
    Aren't scene modes automatic??

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    13 Apr 2010
    Location
    Goulburn
    Posts
    591
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    had just finished reading that before logging on here.

    It certainly does start at the basics - how to hold a camera.
    Last edited by danny; 17-05-2013 at 10:24pm.

  4. #4
    Ausphotography Veteran MattNQ's Avatar
    Join Date
    23 Dec 2010
    Location
    Townsville
    Posts
    2,419
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    They didn't mention how to hold it if you are left-handed
    Never fear, this has been addressed by other experts.....

    http://www.whattheduck.net/home?page=0%2C3
    Matt
    CC always appreciated

    My Main Gallery and Even More Pics
    A Blog of sorts


  5. #5
    A royal pain in the bum! arthurking83's Avatar
    Join Date
    04 Jun 2006
    Location
    the worst house, in the best street
    Posts
    8,270
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark L View Post
    From above link, "To hold your digital SLR like a pro, hold the right side of the camera with your right hand (it usually has a handgrip there for this purpose), and with your left hand, cup the underside of the camera lens."

    Is this generally right??



    ......
    Generally!

    This is how I usually hold the camera, but it also depends on the lens in use.
    Depending on the lens used too I guess. I rest the LHS lower corner in the palm of my left hand and use two or more fingers in a V manner to support the lens barrel.

    But!

    Sometimes I hold the whole shebang up high via the lowest part of the tripod legs and fire it off with a remote trigger .. so it really depends on what lens and what purpose you are trying to achieve.
    Nikon D800E, D300, D70s
    {Nikon} -> 50/1.2 : 500/8(CPU'd) : 105/2.8VR Micro : 180/2.8ais : 105mm f/1.8ais : 24mm/2ais
    {Sigma}; ->10-20/4-5.6 : 50/1.4 : 12-24/4.5-5.6II : 150-600mm|S
    {Tamron}; -> 17-50/2.8 : 28-75/2.8 : 70-200/2.8 : 300/2.8 SP MF : 24-70/2.8VC

    {Yongnuo}; -> YN35/2N : YN50/1.8N


  6. #6
    Ausphotography irregular Mark L's Avatar
    Join Date
    21 Nov 2010
    Location
    magical Mudgee
    Posts
    19,398
    Mentioned
    26 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post

    But!

    Sometimes I hold the whole shebang up high via the lowest part of the tripod legs and fire it off with a remote trigger ..
    Wow, I hadn't thought of doing that. Looks like my photography is about to improve.

  7. #7
    A royal pain in the bum! arthurking83's Avatar
    Join Date
    04 Jun 2006
    Location
    the worst house, in the best street
    Posts
    8,270
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Improve 'ya reckon!

    DSE_8191.JPG

    you're best advised to play carefully with this technique, lest you end up improving the way I did

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •