Mia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 7 Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3802 times:
It took three days with a C-740. It wasn't really about the actual pictures, but the post processing. I then went back on many of my shots and uploaded them with my new photoshop skills (though still very, very limited). If you are targeting specific photographers it's best to e-mail them...
Mia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 7 Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3770 times:
Above I did not wish to imply that I mastered digital photography in 3 days. That was only to get my first picture accepted. I, and I believe most would agree, think learning all about photography is an everlasting process...
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 529 posts, RR: 18 Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3727 times:
Using a D60 is just like using a film SLR
I really shouldn't rise to the bait but ...
1 - a negative point is that I had to learn to adapt to workflow of my DSLR
that frame buffer limit I did find a bit frustrating at first - and missed a few shots because of it - took me a while to change my way of shooting to work with the buffer instead of against it.
2 - another difference was optimum exposure - very easy to get blown highlights (and more so with the 10D than the D60) - in fairness, the D60 is probably no more worse than shooting slide, but the 10D is a little more touchy
3 - on the plus side, the review and histogram make getting really accurate exposures much more simple. With film, I'd expose conservatively, or bracket and keep my fingers crossed. Digital lets you refine the exposure for the optimum in any condition.
4 - variable ISO - lets you adapt to the conditions as and when they change.
5 - and of course you can shoot so much more ... for me at least that means I take more chances, try things I would find too risky with film. For instance shooting at lower than normal shutter speeds, hand holding ultralong lens rigs, weird lighting etc, etc. ... of course, some people do this very well with film, but for me the combination of 0 cost combined with instant feedback has certainly changed the way I shoot.
Without a doubt, anyway with SLR experience will be able to shoot good pics straight off the bat ... but I'd suggest that a DSLR will, in time, change the way you shoot.
FL350 From Belgium, joined Feb 2003, 517 posts, RR: 2 Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3576 times:
8 months that I have my 10D, and still learnin new tricks with it. As Colin said found it a bit tricky on exposure.
Also interesting is to learn new worflow for the editing, it's amazing how different results I could get from one shot edited differently on PS.
I don't think It's possible to master photography, evrytime I go out I'm confronted to a new challenge of different ligths, angles, lenses capabilities, locations, people, events and I think that is the main point of interest for me
in photography. Digital has just brought an other dimension to it, but the essence is the same...
I would be doin something else If I knew everything about it. Learning keeps me moving forward ..
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 529 posts, RR: 18 Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3519 times:
Mirrodie - thanks for that - lot of luck on that one ... converging aircraft, narrow angle of view, you don't so much see what's happening as sense it and press the shutter - believe me, I have tried unsuccessfully to repeat that shot ever since
Actually I've been on digital for 2 years now, and still apreciating it more each time I go out - in answer to Donder's question, I was on film 25 years before hand ... so perhaps you can teach an old dog new tricks!