Making the most of the camera gear you HAVE

Started Jan 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
happysnapper64 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,417
Re: Making the most of the camera gear you HAVE

Hello Heather. I made the mistake of buying lenses before I knew I needed them. So, leson learned there. My biggest, but unfortunately not my only fault, is poor composition, usually getting too much detail in the shot. You seem to have a good grip on what you need, to become a good photographer. I only took it up 15 months ago so I don't beat myself up when thing s go wrong, as they often do. I think if I had stuck with the lenses I had at first, which were the 3 you have now, I would have learned a lot quicker. MAC has suggested you go to Manual mode, & even as a relative novice, I have to agree with him. I started with the Auto green square mode, but didn't feel comfortable. I went to Manual after extensive reading about exposure, & countless mistakes & poorly executed shots, but eventually got the hang of it. I feel I am a bit more knowledgeable about exposure than if I had stayed in Auto mode. I am, however, stuck with a lot of nicely exposed, but poorly composed images. There is always something else to learn. It's a good job I relish a challenge.

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