spencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1636 posts, RR: 16 Posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5401 times:
I'm sure many of you have them, so if you don't mind sharing, what aren't you so good at when it comes to photography?
Personally, I'm pretty useless at catching those contrailers. I think I have one contrail shot in the DB and I can't see that number growing any time soon!! I also get caught out a lot with the wrong settings set, resulting in (more often than not) burnt out, useless files. I totally messed a great DC-10 movement in MIA with a Tv of 1/15s set. Could've died!!
EOS1D4, 7D, 30D, 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, 70-200/2.8 L IS2 USM, 17-40 f4 L USM, 24-105 f4 L IS USM, 85 f1.8 USM
san747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4999 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5349 times:
My inability to afford a DSLR mainly. But my main weakness with the very nice bridge camera I use today is limiting grain, and I'm not sure whether that's me or the camera. I'm experimenting with different editing methods, but I just need to keep shooting and get used to the camera. I had a similar learning curve with my last camera that took me a few months, but once I was good, I was good.
Above all though, my biggest failing is not having an 'artistic' approach to photography, it's not natural to me. But knowing that allows me to remind myself when out in the field to try to think a bit more about composition. It's getting easier over time.
N243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1656 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4930 times:
I'd say my biggest weakness is agonizing over whether a particular photo is good enough quality to even consider working on and uploading. I'm pretty sure at this point that my particular 70-200 isn't the sharpest out there, but under the right conditions it can really shine. Also, I'm still getting a feel for exactly how much sharpening a particular photograph can take and when to just give up.
However (since I don't want to turn this into a downer post), I would say my best strength is predicting action, staying one step ahead of aircraft during airshows and other events, and envisioning the shot I want before it happens. It's just like sports photography - you gain a big advantage and your job is made way easier when you know the ins and outs of the subject and what is going to happen next.
ZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4892 times:
I regularly fail at keeping the horizon level. During editing, I sometimes need to apply rotation of 3° or more. This has led to problems with a couple of shots, where I did not leave enough dead space to be cropped away.