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Jul 01, 2011 20:22 |  #1

Kinda cool graphic for manual photography by Miguel Yatco I stumbled across. Hopefully its helpful for some of the more visual learners among us.
http://livinginthestil​ls.tumblr.com/cheatshe​et (external link)


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Jul 02, 2011 12:06 |  #2

I don't think I would have found it of much use when I was learning how to shoot. But I will give him props for a nice looking design. I like the retro fonts and graphics. Would make a cool looking poster.


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Jul 02, 2011 12:14 |  #3

cheat sheet? I just carry my phone around with all that info in it on an app. I only use it when using an ND filter and I need to go over 30"




  
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Jul 02, 2011 13:33 |  #4

Why use manual if the first thing you're going to try do to do is keep the exposure meter at zero? The camera does that much quicker than I can.


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Jul 02, 2011 16:26 |  #5

bior wrote in post #12693952 (external link)
Why use manual if the first thing you're going to try do to do is keep the exposure meter at zero? The camera does that much quicker than I can.

+1.


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Jul 02, 2011 18:09 as a reply to  @ smallpotatoes's post |  #6

Why use manual if the first thing you're going to try do to do is keep the exposure meter at zero

If ya bothered to read the notes, that's not what he said.


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Jul 02, 2011 18:10 |  #7

Nice looking sheet! But it doesn't have enough oft-needed information. I do like the list of aperture stops, though. I suspect many people don't know them (but they might not need to).

Could be more useful if it had the Sunny Sixteen rule and a few things like that.


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Jul 02, 2011 20:14 |  #8

I could see this being useful to visual learners when they are first learning to use a DSLR. However once you have these things memorized, which should only take a few weeks of daily shooting for even the slowest learner, it is entirely useless.


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Jul 02, 2011 20:17 |  #9

chauncey wrote in post #12694859 (external link)
If ya bothered to read the notes, that's not what he said.

The sheet only says "Try to keep your light meter at '0'".

Later, not on the sheet, he backtracks and says "Keeping your light meter at '0' doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the perfect setting. Just don’t stray too far from the '0'. Adjust to your liking."

So basically the sheet is wrong. Great job :rolleyes:


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Jul 03, 2011 00:07 as a reply to  @ bior's post |  #10

I guess I should have titled the thread "Manual Photography Cheat Sheet For Beginners". Didn't mean to imply that this would be useful to someone who was already experienced with these concepts.


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Jul 03, 2011 00:29 |  #11

My cheat sheet is nice and organized in my head :lol:.


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