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Yellow98cobra
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Being new to this hobby, The more I read and learn here the worse my photos look. I sure hope there is a break point soon.

Feb 20, 2007 23:03

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Yellow98cobra wrote in post #2745740external link
Being new to this hobby, The more I read and learn here the worse my photos look. I sure hope there is a break point soon.

There is, its just a matter of putting your new knowledge to work. Lots of practice and you'll get it ;)

Feb 20, 2007 23:12

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The important thing is to analyze your images, study the EXIF data, figure out what you did wrong and remember it next time.

Feb 20, 2007 23:13

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Practice, learn, practice some more. Repeat as necessary. I'm never truly satisfied with my photography, but as I look at my photos from over the years, I can see the improvements. I must be a slow learner. :)

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Feb 20, 2007 23:37

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I spent my first year with an SLR taking absolutely sh*t photos. Never could work out why and I came close to just packing it all in and putting it on my 'failed-at' list many times.

Figured out in the end (and before I came across POTN) that I was generally using too slow a shutter speed. Not anything dramatic but just enough to take any sharpness out of my pictures. Since then I bump up my ISO without hesitation and (whilst my pics still leave something to be desired :D) can see small improvements over time.

I think that 99% of people are not naturally gifted photographers (you know the kind that pick up a camera, see a shot and capture it wonderfully whilst not being able to explain how to anybody else). Most just work hard, read and practise a lot.

Since finding POTN and all the helpful members here, I have had the confidence to try lots of new things and can find answers to problems as chances are someone else has been there, done that.

Keep at it, your pictures will start turning out fine, then good, then great. Small steps, enjoy the learning curve and don't be afraid to ask questions, even the stupid ones!

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Feb 21, 2007 09:01


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Stick with it- it will all come together soon.

You'd be surprised how many people try a dslr and go back to there trusty p&s because they don't have the patience or will to learn.

Feb 21, 2007 09:05

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Yellow98cobra wrote in post #2745740external link
Being new to this hobby, The more I read and learn here the worse my photos look. I sure hope there is a break point soon.

A little different spin. I bet that they are in fact getting better. If you printed an old one and a new one and asked several impartial folks to evaluate them, they would choose the later one. I think what is happening is that as you learn, you start to see things that before you would not have. For example, I am refurbing a home. I have laid 8 wooden floors in that house and each has a flaw. I walk into each room and I immediately see the flaw. It is so obvious to me that I can't help but see it. But no one else can see it because they do not know what they are looking for. I think it’s the same with pictures. You look at it and right away see things that you know you could have done better or you had a picture in your head of what you wanted and the real thing didn’t quite make it. But stick with it and as with anything else, it will get better and better. Also, don’t get discouraged and accept the fact that the learning will never stop. I have been taking pictures for decades and am learning as much today as I was years ago. Maybe I’m just a slow learner but the learning is ½ the fun.

Feb 21, 2007 09:36

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