Please don't. The whole point of this is for you to get out and TAKE PICTURES and learn to use your camera. I have to agree with Monnie in that I was disappointed that there were way too many old photos posted in the last assignment. If you feel you cannot shoot some pictures for the current assignment, I'd rather you skip the assignment and try it another day than post something old. Join in again when you CAN take the time to shoot the assignment.
Also, those of you with dSLR's... I don't want to see any more "I shot this on AUTO" messages. Crank that baby to Manual and start to learn how to use the camera. That is the whole point of doing this. You won't learn how to use it if you don't use it.
Okay, I'm off my rant now
Happy shooting everyone ;D ;D
Sorry folks! I was one of the offending students!
I really should have used something I shot last week. But, I really kept on going back to my picture and wanted to know what you all thought about it.
I will try harder next time.
edited to fix horrible grammar!
Murphy, Riley, and Piper
We will be more than happy to critique ANY photo you take. Just post it as a new topic and ask for critique on it. I'm sure you'll get lots of feedback.
Do try to shoot something current for the assignments
I have to admit if I'm taking one thing away from these classes with me, it's to take picture after picture. When I used film I had to think very carefully about each shot, because it cost so much to shoot and develop each picture. It's been a tough learning curve.
I wish I was able to change settings in my camera. I can change:
macro 2" - 1.5'
continuous shooting approximately 1.5 frames/sec
long shutter mode
I can adjust the tone
I cannot change the f stop. I have had some criticisms on some of the f stops that I have use. I have not used them ... them camera changes it automatic. I have just been reporting what my pictures properties are. Maybe you do not want what the properties are on that pictures ... I sure can't remember what settings I have on all the different pictures. How does anyone else find what the camera settings were for that picture?
I have shot pictures changing ISO and tone, and auto. Some of the auto's are much better than what I can do with the few things I can change. If you can tell me how to change some of these on my camera I am more than willing to. Maybe then you will never see an auto photo from me again.
*hides behind a blanket and whispers* tell them to send me my camera back!
~Abby, Molly, and Penny (the honorary lab)
Just a quick question since you mentioned dSLR's. I have a Canon PowerShot S2 IS ... is that a Point-and-Shoot or a dSLR? It does not have separate lenses, but does have manual settings (like dSLR).
I just needed to ask because, when the instructors mention these two camera types, I'm just not clear which "camp" I am in. Thanks! ;D
Ivy and Raleigh - BFF since 2001<br />
Sue, you can post with your assignment pictures what you can't change on your camera so we remember. I can't possibly remember each person's camera. I'm sure when we critique your photos we are critiquing it in general terms (not specifically for your camera). You'll need to grasp what you can from the critique that will work for your particular camera, and realize what won't as well. Kudos to you for trying all the variables your camera offers!!
TheBigRaloo -- read your camera manual. If you can change your shutter speed, your aperature control (f/stop) and your ISO then I'd say YES you can shoot "manually". If you can control these things and we ask you to try to control them for an assignement, then by all means do try. That's the only way you'll learn what you can and can't do with your camera. You may surprise yourself with the results you'll start getting.
Thanks, raian. I went Manual for the first time in my life during Assignment #2. I've been there ever since.
Ivy and Raleigh - BFF since 2001<br />