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frankwite
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Sep 12, 2011 11:54 |  #46

Thurman wrote in post #13090259external link
I did read your comment first. You went through a list of things not to do. Don't do this and don't do that. Maybe you should word it better next time.:roll:

Yet you took time to highlight it. Maybe you should read slowly next time or don't quote. :rolleyes:


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Sep 12, 2011 11:56 |  #47

frankwite wrote in post #13090286external link
Yet you took time to highlight it. Maybe you should read slowly next time or don't quote. :rolleyes:

I highlighted it because I didn't agree with it. You go through a list of don't do's and you say that something that you shouldn't do is something you should do??


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Sep 12, 2011 11:58 |  #48

Do not blame your equipment for poor photo's.



Ain't nothin but a thing.

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Sep 12, 2011 12:04 |  #49

Thurman wrote in post #13090302external link
I highlighted it because I didn't agree with it. You go through a list of don't do's and you say that something you said don't do is something you should do?

Actually you disagreed with what you misread, but no worries. It happens.


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Sep 12, 2011 12:08 |  #50

frankwite wrote in post #13090351external link
Actually you disagreed with what you misread, but no worries. It happens.

Here's a thought, when you list things you shouldn't do maybe you list the things you should do separate.

So don't make snide remarks when its you that F'd up.


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Sep 12, 2011 12:14 |  #51

Thurman wrote in post #13090384external link
Here's a thought, when you list things you shouldn't do maybe you list the things you should do separate.

So don't make snide remarks when its you that F'd up.

Here's another thought, everyone else understood. Re-read it slowly if you must then you'll understand too.


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Sep 12, 2011 12:19 |  #52

frankwite wrote in post #13090417external link
Here's another thought, everyone else understood. Re-read it slowly if you must then you'll understand too.

I've read it.You said, don't be afraid to take bad photo's and then you started a new line with don't do's.

BTW everyone? I've only seen one person comment on it.


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Sep 12, 2011 12:35 |  #53

You're right, I'm wrong and if I offended you I wasn't trying to.

To the OP, I apologize for participating in all this nonsense in your thread.


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Sep 12, 2011 12:37 |  #54

dont forget to use the search button! ;)


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Sep 12, 2011 12:56 as a reply to sixsixfour's post |  #55

Don't not:
use a tripod.
Read the maual.
Take a class on photography
search the discussion forums
disbelieve everything you read
believe everything to read
ask for help
not obsess over gear at the expense of taking photos
never upgrade for the sake of having the latest and greatest.


Gear: 7DII | 6D | Fuji X100s |Sigma 24A, 50A, 150-600C |24-105L |Samyang 14 2.8|Tamron 90mm f2.8 |and some other stuff
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Sep 12, 2011 13:05 |  #56

Did you get the 60D with the 18-135 IS kit lens, or do you have something else?

I also started my DSLR Journey with a 60D in March. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

One thing I would say is don't get discouraged or overwhelmed. There is a lot of things to learn when coming from a point and shoot, but the results will be worth it. I made a slide show for my kid's birthday party from pictures we had taken through the year, including pictures taken with a compact point and shoot and from my father-in-law's big point and shoot (almost a DLSR, but fixed lens and smaller sensor), and it was clear every time a pic taken with the 60D, even with the kit lens, showed up.

I would say one accessory to consider right out of the gate, particularly if you plan on using the kit lens indoors, is an external flash. The difference in your pictures is amazing when you get one and learn how to take bounce flash shots.


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Sep 12, 2011 13:18 |  #57

Shooting "Green Box" is just making your VERY NICE DSLR a Point & Shoot. Learn to shoot Manual, AV, and some TV.

DO get "Understanding Exposure" if you are new to this kind of photography.


I shot my first 2 years using .jpg images. Now I shoot all RAW. Get Lightroom and Shoot Raw, & edit your photos. Wish I had started out doing that.

SHOOT, SHOOT, & SHOOT. Read, learn, study.......It is a great hobby. Can be a fun profession I have heard.

Welcome to the forum.


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Sep 12, 2011 14:30 |  #58

joedlh wrote in post #13090042external link
^ Don't leave the hood on backwards. I saw an example of this the other day.

Whyever not, I do it on all my lenses :)

frankwite, don't sweat it, we got what you meant. :)


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Sep 12, 2011 15:49 |  #59

EOSAddict wrote in post #13091061external link
Whyever not, I do it on all my lenses :)

frankwite, don't sweat it, we got what you meant. :)

I confess to being guilty of imprecise language. I should have said don't shoot with it on backwards. I keep mine backwards on my lenses too, when I'm not using them. If one is shooting with the hood on backwards, then it may as well be in a drawer back at home for all the good that it's doing.


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Sep 12, 2011 16:17 |  #60

joedlh,

I probably shoot with it left on backwards too most of the time, because frankly I don't need a hood for flare etc most of the time.... but I now know what you meant!! :)


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