What was the one photography tip you learned after which you no longer felt like a beginner?

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  1. ClickAddict

    ClickAddict No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well considering the link is in his signature, he's already "posted" it here about 10 times. :D Not sure what an extra one would hurt or not.


     
  2. john.margetts

    john.margetts No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It was a 1930s folding medium format camera. Lever 1 was aperture, lever two shutter speed, lever three shutter cocking and lever four shutter release.
     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    actually A an in aperture. Camera would chose a silly shutter speed like 1/60sec when I'm at 200mm or something. that just don't work.

    mastering the camera as a tool first and foremost has helped me the most. That has allowed me to understand the situation, then apply any/all the artistry I want.
     
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    This was absolutely my moment too.
     
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    TamiAz Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    When I could use off camera flash and take a decent picture.
     
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    So far it's developing film. Journaling the different effects that agitation, pushing, pulling, and temps. Really and eye opener when comparing them, seems like I am moving towards something as opposed to regressing.

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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Gary A. Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That was a well written article. It left me wanting to read more and with greater depth. Thank you for sharing.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Yes, not a lot of "depth" to the article, yet for many people, there are gems in its words. I thought this excerpted bit was solid advice for beginners who want to improve:


    "It’s very important to know which shots to take and which shots not to take.

    This sounds funny, but with this in mind you will give more thought and attention to each shot you take.

    At the end of a long day of shooting you will thank yourself if you don’t have to browse through thousands of photos.

    Most of the shots you will have to throw out. The photos you choose will reflect how good a photographer you are. So, the less photo you throw out, the better photographer you have become.

    Post processing is another important aspect of pro photographers life.

    My advice:

    Take a look at Adobe
    Lightroom and Photoshop and learn at least the basics of post processing if you are serious about becoming a pro photographer."
     
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    Vtec44 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Storytelling and tell it beautifully in just 1 frame. The technical knowledge I've learned in photography is there to help me to be more proficient at storytelling. That moment when I focused on the "story" everything else simply became tools that I use to tell the story.
     
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    The big thing for me was not seeing dollar signs every time I clicked the shutter. Now I take lots of pictures and sometimes get a good one.
     

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