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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:12 pm

Mine is ALWAYS on AUTO (manual mode) it overrides all other settings.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Dancer » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:15 pm

Strum wrote:Mine is ALWAYS on AUTO (manual mode) it overrides all other settings.


I think you're eating some of those mushrooms yourself :lol: AUTO is NOT Manual Mode !
Manual mode is when you choose the ISO , shutter speed etc yourself. AUTO mode lets the camera choose.

Are you winding me up now??? :lol: :lol:
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:18 pm

Ah sorry yeah. I never use manual mode unless it's an indoor gig.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Dancer » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:20 pm

:roll: :roll: :roll:

:D
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby grammer » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:49 pm

Dancer wrote:
Strum wrote:Mine is ALWAYS on AUTO (manual mode) it overrides all other settings.


I think you're eating some of those mushrooms yourself :lol: AUTO is NOT Manual Mode !
Manual mode is when you choose the ISO , shutter speed etc yourself. AUTO mode lets the camera choose.

Are you winding me up now??? :lol: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Are you winding me up now???


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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:50 pm

Here's some good tips on photographing flowers hot off the press -
http://mashable.com/2014/06/21/floral-photography-tips/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Dancer » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:32 pm

Thanks for that Micheál !! :D
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Dancer » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:22 am

Dancer wrote:Here's something that just dawned on me; If I want to use my camera on manual setting , do I have to turn off auto focus on the lens??
Maybe that's where I've been going wrong when trying to get a decent manual shot :oops: :oops:
If I turn off auto focus on the lens do I need to turn off image stabilisation on the lens as well ??? or does the camera do all of that
automatically when I select the manual function ????? Ohhhhh......I'm confused now Image


Why nobody answer my question????? Where are all the expert camera people when I need them?? johndllle
My camera is a Canon 40D and my out and about lens is a EFS 17-85MM with image stabilizer.

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:58 am

Dancer,

So-called "blurry" images can be caused by

1. Subjects moving faster than camera is set for (shutter speed mostly)
2. Subject being out of focus i.e to close or beyond the "depth of field" that is in focus.
3. Camera or photographer movement - very common, the camera that is, not the photographer
4. Shooting blurry subjects (duh!)

Camera movement (#3) can be compensated for by setting a faster shutter speed but this can have downsides like darker images etc. ( you can compensate for this by using a wider aperture)

Image stabilisation is a manipulation technique built into the camera that also compensates for camera movement as in #3

If you set your LENS to manual, it'll usually be because you want to over-ride #2 where the autofocus is "insisting" some part of a scene is focussed but you want something else. This is common in low light conditions or where there is a powerful light source distracting the camera.

However, leaving IS turned ON should help because it has the same effect as using a wider aperture.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:06 am

Setting the CAMERA to manual is entirely different. In this case, you are overriding lots of different settings not just deciding for yourself what should be in focus. Even then, IS is probably best left ON.

As far as I can make out, the only reason for not having IS left on permanently is
Saving battery power
Wanting to take deliberately blurry photos for some artistic reason

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Gerald » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:38 am

Dancer wrote:
Dancer wrote:Here's something that just dawned on me; If I want to use my camera on manual setting , do I have to turn off auto focus on the lens??
Maybe that's where I've been going wrong when trying to get a decent manual shot :oops: :oops:
If I turn off auto focus on the lens do I need to turn off image stabilisation on the lens as well ??? or does the camera do all of that
automatically when I select the manual function ????? Ohhhhh......I'm confused now Image


Why nobody answer my question????? Where are all the expert camera people when I need them?? johndllle
My camera is a Canon 40D and my out and about lens is a EFS 17-85MM with image stabilizer.

hellllo hellllo



Manual setting allows you to select your own shutter speed, iso, and aperture setting. You do not have to turn off auto focus or image stabilisation in this, or any other mode, nor do you need to turn off IS in manual focus mode. I use my camera in manual mode 99% of the time. One thing to note about IS, is to make sure you depress the shutter release button for a second or two to allow the mechanism to engage before taking the picture. Also, it is recommended to turn it off if using a tripod. A higher shutter speed is better as well.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Dancer » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:59 pm

Micheál, Gerald.......thank you both for that info - I get it now :D Just gotta try it out Image
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:17 pm

That smilie should be
Keeping fingers away from front ( they might interfere with range finder etc )
holding the camera in both hands. :D

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:20 pm

Another McCurry article - it just goes to show settings are far less important than content and message

"The Photo That Made Me"
http://lightbox.time.com/2014/07/02/the-photo-that-made-me-steve-mccurry/#1

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:37 pm

Camers, tripods, action . . .

"A so-called "supermoon" will be visible in skies over Ireland for the next two nights. During this period, the moon appears much larger and brighter than usual. The moon's orbit around the earth is an ellipse, not a perfect circle, so it's sometimes closer, and sometimes farther away. A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with the time when the moon is closest to the earth in its orbit - resulting in a moon that is 14% larger to the eye and 30% brighter

David Moore of Astronomy Ireland said if skies are clear, Ireland should get a particularly good view. "The full moon will always be low-down - there's actually an optical illusion as well that makes it look bigger when it's on the horizon - so we'll have a with the moon illusion on the horizon," he said. "So, from Ireland, this far north, we'll get a double effect - and it certainly will be 30% brighter."

Moonrise is at 21:22 in Dublin . At East South East.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:57 pm

Very cloudy out there tonight.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Rocker » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:22 pm

Thanks Micheál will look out for that....hope the clouds clear.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:21 pm

It's clearing up-ish. ;)
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Micheál » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:40 am

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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Jemser » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:47 am

I think that horse should be renamed Pegasus. Terrific photo, right place, right time.
I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered. - George Best 1946-2005
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Denis Cromie » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:06 pm

Good one Jemser.I'm afraid the one's I back are no flyers.
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Rocker » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:51 am

Any time I have an hour or two to spend...I look at this Flickr site for MajorCalloway....gems...I think he used to post on here at one stage.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/88051129@N00/
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:27 am

Brilliant Rocker. I noticed that Greystones is among them. A well travelled man is the Major. wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby Strum » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:40 pm

Michael, a little help please. As you know I have a Canon 300D but I have a lens here, a Minolta AF 80 - 200 which would be a perfect mid range lens but it needs an adapter to fit the Canon. Any idea where and what I'm looking for?
Thanks in advance. ;)
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Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

Postby grammer » Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:11 am

Sorted Strum :lol: :lol: :lol:
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