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mikekelley
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Dec 27, 2010 10:29 |  #46

Precisely! Four of them to be exact :lol:


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Dec 27, 2010 10:30 |  #47
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Precisely!


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Oct 16, 2018 09:55 |  #48

When I started forcing myself to take my time and look for compositions during golden hours.




  
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Oct 16, 2018 10:02 |  #49

Taking the lens cap off resulted in 5% better pictures. That's an improvement.


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Dec 06, 2018 02:29 |  #50

For film photography: the use of manual exposure, the use of tripod, landscape and macro. Nothing will teach you more to pay attention and patience than macro.
For digital photography: realizing how different analog is from digital photography, the discovery of RAW. A real Aha! moment was discovering ETTR (Exposure to the right). After ETTR, Magic Lantern(ML) for my camera. ML has been an absolutely fantastic tool to teach me even more about photography. Mind you, I shoot about 98% in manual mode with available light and ML fits my shooting style really well.




  
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Dec 06, 2018 02:44 |  #51

When I was an understudy for the Kool Aid Man and he called off sick. That was my biggest breakthrough.


As far as photography goes, I was born amazing so...

I guess my biggest a ha moment was finding out people would actually pay me for this nonsense.


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Dec 06, 2018 03:37 |  #52

Thread bookmarked so I can return when it happens to me


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Dec 06, 2018 07:08 |  #53

A vertical battery grip. I started shooting vertical much more often and found it REALLY helps at times.

Realizing that GAS did not improve my photography - I needed education. I started a number of photo workshops and learned a great deal, made a lot of new friends.


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Dec 09, 2018 18:57 |  #54

Understanding the importance of light.. hard & soft light, the direction it’s coming from. The way the same subject can look so different, depending on the light. Golden hour & blue hour light. Mixing flash with ambient light. Knowing the impact of all this on any photo I’m planning to take.

Consciously seeking out beautiful light.


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Dec 10, 2018 21:52 |  #55

Since going digital in 2005 and not having to pay for film experimenting with exposure and DOF. Learning to trust AI Servo and getting my first good BIF's. Flash photography - primarily on camera. I hated flash because I didn't understand it. I was asked to shoot a wedding so I prepared for 6 months. It was an amazing journey and I'm so happy I pushed myself to do it.


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