No need to be sorry mate we are all here to help.
Let me just give you a rough idea .
Usually people on this site swear by Aperture mode at f8 all in camera processing to OFF do that later yourself in PS and ISO 100.
Ofcourse it depends on the time of day as when it gets darker you can bump up the ISO a little maybe to 200 or 400 but be careful as this induces grain and noise.
Also you might want to go down in aperture when it gets dark say 7.1 or 6.3 or as low as your lens will go as far down as 2.8 if the lens can handle it.
This will keep up your shutter speed but reduce your depth of field.
Happy shooting and good luck.
EDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2589 times:
With that lens don't go below f8 in order to get acceptable sharpness. So Av-priority at f8 - f9 is a good starting point. Watch the shutter speed and adjust the ISO number accordingly if the speed falls below [ 1 / focal length x 1,6 ].
Flyfisher1976 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 804 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2348 times:
Quoting Viv (Reply 13): Don't measure people's intelligence by your own.
The ability to operate a camera is not a good indication of one's intelligence. Don't over complicate things. Are you planning on becoming a professional photographer, or is this just a hobby? Get out there, experiment and read through these forums. You'll get the hang of it.
MauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2330 times:
Quote: The ability to operate a camera is not a good indication of one's intelligence. Don't over complicate things. Are you planning on becoming a professional photographer, or is this just a hobby? Get out there, experiment and read through these forums. You'll get the hang of it.
Well , you can check out under the name DutchAviation on a.net, and you will see i did know how to do it (not that good but hey, they made it ) but 1,5 year is just very long, and i need that litle push in the beginning to get the hang of it again! Because of the weather i haven't been to AMS yet since i got my 350D, but i will go as soon as it get's better.
Anyway i will try out a bit, but do you guy's advise me to go on the Automatic setting in the beginning? It might easy things up then right?
Acontador From Chile, joined Jul 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 30
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2265 times:
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Really good thread for us beginners, cannot wait for the continuation (ISO, WB, etc.)! Just ignore non-constructive comments !
I also just recently bought a 350, and continue playing around to get used to it. Only thing I would say is that just "go AV with f8" doesn't really help too much. At least at the beginning I would start with Viv's thread, and then would go out and shot many pictures of same object with all different settings (I did it with a water fountain) to see the results. Then, I would move to an airport and try first AV (ISO 100, Servo, Auto WB, JPG large fine, Parameters set at 0 but sharpness at +1) with f8 on a medium light day (sunny with clouds) and see resulting speed - if planes are moving (i.e. flying), then below 1/200 I could not get decent results. If there is less light (overcast), then you need to go down on f (up on aperture) to as much as needed to keep speed at your target. If you are at lowest possible f and speed goes below your target, it's time to go home and let the pro's take pictures under such light! And if light is good (bright sunny day), you can try going up with f to maybe 12, but then I would watch speed since you can use this light for going to highest speeds. OK?
As somebody already said, that's only my !
Just sit back, relax and have a glass of Merlot...enjoy your life!