View Full Version : who here is knowledgeable about cameras?


wHATcOLOR
06-02-2014, 02:54 AM
I'd like to learn more and would appreciate some suggestions for where to start.

last time I bought a camera was in 2005 and I'm sure the camera on my phone is lot better than that one was.

I'm planning some travel this summer, haven't really traveled at all in the last 4 years, and want to capture some nice pictures.

thanks

wHATcOLOR
06-02-2014, 02:55 AM
also, why do people write margin as their first post in a thread?

Order 66
06-02-2014, 02:58 AM
there's some ad thing that fucks up the first post of every thread

you could log out of your username and see what its like but your computer will probably get aids

wHATcOLOR
06-02-2014, 03:01 AM
weird. thanks for answering

here is what I said in the first post:
I'd like to learn more and would appreciate some suggestions for where to start.

last time I bought a camera was in 2005 and I'm sure the camera on my phone is lot better than that one was.

I'm planning some travel this summer, haven't really traveled at all in the last 4 years, and want to capture some nice pictures.

thanks

wHATcOLOR
06-02-2014, 03:02 AM
is there a site or resource that everyone agrees is a great source of information on this and/or something that covers the basics for people that don't know much about the subject

how to decide btwn a dslr or csc, that kinda stuff

Shallowed
06-02-2014, 03:58 AM
My sister signed herself up to a short photography course, so that she could have better photo material for her blog. There was a definite improvement in the photography after that.

Lucky Day Spa
06-02-2014, 05:03 AM
if you're of a mind to geek out – and you probably should be if you're considering buying anything with interchangeable lenses – go here: http://www.dpreview.com

Lucky Day Spa
06-02-2014, 05:06 AM
i'm not knowledgeable about cameras, though. i started doing research because i was curious and thinking about springing for an entry-level micro 4/3. ended up opting to focus on other things but dpreview.com really is great

sppunk
06-02-2014, 09:15 AM
dpreview.com is a great starting point.

You'll have to weigh mirrorless vs dlsr.

The exploding boy
06-02-2014, 09:17 AM
dpreview.com is a great starting point.



sounds like a review site of double penetration videos.

slunken
06-02-2014, 04:10 PM
It's not?

wHATcOLOR
06-03-2014, 02:21 AM
thanks for the site guys, will check it out

bignothing
06-03-2014, 02:53 PM
I bought a Canon T3i a few years ago and had every intention of taking Good Pictures, but ended up using it as a point and shoot like an idiot. This reminds me I should take time to learn how to use it like a real person. Thanks.

Mooney
06-04-2014, 04:21 PM
read the book 'understanding exposure' by bryan peterson. i think that was the book...i lent my copy and it was never returned. this will help you to understand exposure and the relationship between aperture, shutter speed, and iso.

http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7707062/Bryan_Peterson_-_Understanding_Exposure_(Revised_Edition)_New_Hi


reading a book probably won't develop an eye for composition on its own, but 'within the frame' by david duChemin is a great book and will definitely help. definitely give you certain things to look for when you are out and about with your camera.

http://www.amazon.com/Within-Frame-Journey-Photographic-Vision/dp/0321605020/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401916294&sr=8-1&keywords=within+the+frame

next step, read the camera manual cover to cover. i know canon's manual did a good job of explaining not just how to use each feature, but when it would be appropriate.

next, shoot in raw, get adobe lightroom, and learn how to properly process images. this will make a world of difference, and something that most people that just go out and buy a 'fancy big camera' don't do.

are you planning on buying a new camera for your trip?

wHATcOLOR
06-05-2014, 01:48 AM
yeah planning to, but thinking about it in practical terms i',m not going to be able to make any time to read books on it, aside from what i can read on the flights over.. so i guess i'm going to be trying to find a camera that has a decent amount of "idiot proof" stuff and doesn't require much technical knowlege to use

sppunk
06-05-2014, 08:21 AM
iPhone 5S running iOS 8 is for you!