What area do you feel you need to improve in the most?

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  1. saycheese76

    saycheese76 TPF Noob!

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    I recently switched from MF b&w to digital. Now the weather/light has been crap since I got my new camera, but I haven't gotten into a creative "groove" yet. I know I'll eventually get it sorted as long as I keep at it, so I just need to shift away from the tripod, spot meter, zone system mentality and start enjoying the aspects of photography that I am unfamiliar with. What facet of the craft have you identified as the next step in your progression as a photographer?
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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The only area I need to improve in is motivation. I think it has been all the hours I have worked at my real job and, the fact the weather has turned to crap. I may hit up the Grand Canyon and see if I can find some Big Horn sheep to shoot. Or maybe Antelope Canyon with all the snow we have.
     
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    saycheese76 TPF Noob!

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    I've seen a bunch of MTB photos in AZ. You have some stunning terrain there. In the PNW, wintertime is tough as well. Even if it's not raining, everything is blah/washed out. Hope you get out there and shoot!
     
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    Lyncca TPF Noob!

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    I could probably use improvements on everything. I'm a work in progress :)
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I need to break out the tripod more often, have been considering to go ahead and pull the trigger on a Sekonic light meter, pick up and read a book by Ansel. :biggrin:

    I want to work on and understand lighting more. I have two speedlights and will pick up another soon enough. I have all these ideas running around in my heads for people shots, but alas...... no peoples.
     
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    mrodgers No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have a Fuji S5700 superzoom, bought for Christmas last year. I could definitely improve on the equipment end. Not going to happen for a very long time though.
     
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    I would also put myself in the "everything" category - but I get frustrated because I know I have the camera to stop the action I need but sometimes I can't do it 100% - (I don't want 98%, I want 100%) I will play with shutter speed and everything but there are times when I can't get the horses in motion to be crystal clear.

    And it bugs the hell out of me. So I just keep trying and trying.
     
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    I would say everywhere, but the real technical stuff (anything with a number) is my biggest weakness.
     
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    saycheese76 TPF Noob!

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    kundalini, it looks like we need to switch spots!
     
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    Motivation to actually get out and shoot.
     
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    I am goign to be buying a SB-600 soon, so I will definately have to work on the lighting. I also want to get into more portrait type pictures, so that's another thing to work on. Oh...there's so much to work on and not enough time or good weather for it.
     

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