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Jun 02, 2008 23:26 as a reply to  @ post 5646861 |  #121

My timing is perfect...it is great to see Ben posting and promising to deliver on part three. I have been off the forums for a few weeks because I wanted to practice all that good advice. One thing I have learned in my short time online here is that you MUST practice, practice, practice. That is the only way to really get IT. So, thanks for parts 1&2 and I will be checking back in a couple of weeks for Part 3 (lol)


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Jun 03, 2008 13:50 |  #122

Thank you SO much for taking the time to do this! This was clearly stated and is a wealth of usable information! I can't wait to read part three :).


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Jun 03, 2008 22:52 |  #123

great post thank you.


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Jun 06, 2008 04:10 |  #124

GREAT INFO!


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Jun 08, 2008 08:48 |  #125

What a great read. I've just got my first SLR a couple days ago and I'm going to test out what I've just learn tomorrow.

looking forward to reading more of your stuff
thx


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Jun 08, 2008 19:48 |  #126

Great read....... helped me on a couple things i was to lazy to read up on...


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Jun 09, 2008 14:20 as a reply to  @ str8addicted's post |  #127

Just adding my vote of thanks for this!After searching a LOT for something that would concisely explain the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed, your post was easily the best I found. It got me on my way, and got me excited about learning more.Thx a lot!




  
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Jun 11, 2008 11:45 |  #128

Disneypics wrote in post #4983911 (external link)
Wow! Hats off to you -- what a fantastic guide and obviously helpful to so many of us. These concepts often feel very "theoretical" -- but you made them seem "real." :D

I was only confused about one thing: I had thought the rule of thumb for bokeh (other than using maximum aperture) was that the longer the focal length, the greater the bokeh. So wouldn't standing farther from the flower (and shooting at maximum focal length) increase bokeh?

Many, many thanks!

I was wondering the same thing.

I've seen some good bokeh using reach and from getting up close (lol that sounds kinda.... bad), but I've always been curious as to the general consensus on whether using the lens' "reach" or using sneaker zoom is advisable for desirable bokeh.

All in all an excellent guide. It was quite the refresher after having studied this a few years ago. I all but forgot the basics and this guide brought it all flooding back.

Thanks!




  
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Black ­ Sheep
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Jun 14, 2008 15:53 as a reply to  @ Nooblet's post |  #129

Thanks for that Ben, I stumbled upon this post whilst looking on the internet.

The 3 factors of Apreture, Shutter Speed and ISO Rating aren't the easiest the things in the world to grasp. I have read about these things many times but what you've witten was by far the best and most easy to understand.

Cheers.




  
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Jun 17, 2008 21:30 as a reply to  @ Black Sheep's post |  #130

Very well done.


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Jun 17, 2008 22:00 |  #131

hey ben! great stuff there!! i've really learned something!! i haven't got my camera yet but i'm learning it and preparing myself!!

where's part 3 btw?? it's been a while now...




  
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Jun 23, 2008 19:40 |  #132

Great thread. I just read every single post and am ready for RAW...Can't wait :O)

Very nice work.




  
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Jun 24, 2008 02:41 |  #133

Excellent stuff Ben, thank you very much!

I eagerly await Part 3!


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Jun 26, 2008 23:39 |  #134

It's coming guys ;). Work is crazy right now (which is good and bad, I guess). I didn't forget about you, I promise! Thanks again for all of the replies.


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Jun 29, 2008 03:14 as a reply to  @ Ben Fried's post |  #135

Excellent guide,Ben - many thanks!




  
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