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Old 01-28-2013, 08:39 AM   #3851
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By not cropping, it forces you to learn proper framing.

Ive gone as far as to, covering up the screen on my camera and, limiting the number of shots I take before looking at the shots. So far, this is helping me get to where I need to be.
I can definitely agree here ... but everyone starts somewhere.

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:53 AM   #3852
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If I remember correctly, he is either using his cell phone or a basic P&S, hasn't upgraded to any type o SLR yet.
Oh it's definitely a phone. I haven't seen a point and shoot sensor that bad since 2001.

Maybe I should create a thread... "Step 1 of being a photographer: Get a real camera"
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Step 2: Never ever use fake HDR.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:07 AM   #3854
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Yes it is a cell fone and I cropped it like that to get ride if the blue handicap line and just did a focal blur. Thanks for the creative critiquing but yes I'm still learning.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:16 AM   #3855
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Maybe I should create a thread... "Step 1 of being a photographer: Get a real camera"
I woulnd't say all that......

My Great Uncle was Princess Grace's personal photographer. His words to us were you can have the best camera and still not be a photographer. If you can't take a picture with the simplest of cameras, then dont bother moving up. I am by no means a pro and hope to better myself every time I pick up my camera.


Don't get me wrong, I obviously feel that the better the equipment and the better the editing software, the better the outcome. But you have to start out using what you have and moving up. If you don't have an eye for shooting and the know-how, then buying an expensive camera is worthless.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:19 AM   #3856
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Oh it's definitely a phone. I haven't seen a point and shoot sensor that bad since 2001.

Maybe I should create a thread... "Step 1 of being a photographer: Get a real camera"
Well not everybody can be big money and have a $1000 camera and lenses, I'm making do with what I got. I'm more into capturing the moment and memory vs a museum or gallery quality piece.

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Old 01-28-2013, 11:27 AM   #3857
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Oh it's definitely a phone. I haven't seen a point and shoot sensor that bad since 2001.

Maybe I should create a thread... "Step 1 of being a photographer: Get a real camera"
Thats funny because, Ive been told that my old PnS shots looked like a DSLR image.
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The pic of the mountains a few pages back is a p&s with no editing
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:37 AM   #3859
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Here is the original of that picture, no editing
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I woulnd't say all that......

My Great Uncle was Princess Grace's personal photographer. His words to us were you can have the best camera and still not be a photographer. If you can't take a picture with the simplest of cameras, then dont bother moving up. I am by no means a pro and hope to better myself every time I pick up my camera.


Don't get me wrong, I obviously feel that the better the equipment and the better the editing software, the better the outcome. But you have to start out using what you have and moving up. If you don't have an eye for shooting and the know-how, then buying an expensive camera is worthless.
^^ This ^^


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"It's not the arrow, but the indian"

Develop your eye and your gear will follow to it's abilities. And once you outgrow your gear, then move up.

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