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The DSLR Triangle [Jun. 23rd, 2010|04:20 pm]
Tomas Gallucci
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By no means am I going to claim to be a great photographer, but the triangle between shutter speed, aperture and ISO finally started to make sense this weekend. To illustrate to myself that I knew what I was doing, I took this photograph:



triangle_flower



The idea was to create a shallow depth of field via f-stop. I had to adjust my camera a couple of times to get the ISO and shutter speed correct, but I did achieve my goal. Granted, I think I would have been happier had the flower been in sharper focus, but this was about proving to myself that I had learned something, not taking the perfect photo.
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[User Picture]From: gradumacated
2010-06-23 09:25 pm (UTC)

Learning...

...this is great!
Keep at it Tom, and things will start to click into place for you.
Who needs a $$$ money course anyway!? It's all there on the camera, just experiement!
Yay! XP
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-06-23 09:33 pm (UTC)

Re: Learning...

If I can learn more faster by taking classes, then that is what I want to do. Furthermore, taking classes is a free networking opportunity.

I'm not opposed to self learning; hell, I was home-schooled! I do know that I'm not getting any younger. I want to do whatever is going to put me on the fast track to doing what I love. (making movies) That having been said, self-learning does have its own rewards, namely, the satisfaction of figuring stuff out on your own.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2010-06-24 05:26 pm (UTC)

Re: Learning...

Boy aren't you going to be especially disappointed when the instructor of the class you've just paid for says, "Go out there and try the same picture at different settings to get a feel for what the results are."

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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-06-24 06:56 pm (UTC)

Re: Learning...

You do know that there is a science to photography. It's not as much of an art as you make it out to be.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2010-06-24 07:08 pm (UTC)

Re: Learning...

Hear that sound? It was the point you missed completely, zipping over your head at a tremendous rate of speed, you literal fuck.

And while you're right of course, I wonder if you say these retarded things to be funny (which, yeah, it kinda is) or because you really are retarded (which is still kinda funny, but in a sad way.)

I love you like a brilliant older brother loves a much younger sibling with Down's syndrome.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-06-24 07:16 pm (UTC)

Re: Learning...

It's ignorant, happy-go-lucky fucks like you who go around signing "I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony" that think by merely existing they cause events to take place. Since you live in Neverland and have yet to grow up, I've got some news for you: It's only by hard work alone that things get accomplished in this life.

You don't show up and feel the air and the wind and the trees and take pretty pictures. You study the science of how the process works and apply that with your creative imagination to create an image worthy of showcase. Anything less than this is an unachievable, nebulous utopia. As a grown man, you should be ashamed of yourself believing in such fairy-tales.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2010-06-24 07:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Learning...

While that's funny, why pretend you don't know me? I know you know better than that on all accounts. We've broken bread together, yet you describe me as some sort of...beatnik? What?

Out of everyone you've ever come across, I dare you to find someone more hardworking than me. I've served my country, I'm successful, people like me...You're acting exactly like one of those downtrodden because my hard work has reaped rewards and you sound jealous that I'm reaping the benefits of my labor. Maybe - just maybe (and its only a suggestion) you ought to go fuck yourself?

I think Obama has a position for you on his cabinet! Goddamnit man, you're entitled to it!

In all seriousness, if what you said were true, there would be an equation for guaranteed success: School + equipement = happiness. In your tiny little literal mind, it probably burns you up that artistic vision and a good attitude have the potential to get you further than someone with a sour disposition, no imagination, and and education. Thankfully, this world is filled with all kinds. Go forth and do your own part while I do mine :D
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-06-24 07:32 pm (UTC)

Re: Learning...

As much as you claim to know me, you don't really know me at all. If you did, you'd know that the point I was making is that knowledge of how to use the equipment to implement artistic vision is essential to the process.

Taking a photography class will be more than "go try a bunch of different settings and figure it out for yourself." There will be a serious, on-going discussion of the theory behind the process. This knowledge then applied to the equipment should allow one to implement their creative machinations.

Notice that creative vision is essential, but it does no good to have a vision without a method of implementation. Likewise, it does no good to have tools if one does not know how to use them.

It's a ying and yang thing. I thought you of all people would understand this.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2010-06-24 07:40 pm (UTC)

Re: Learning...

Oh I understand it. What I think you failed to understand was gradumacated's initial comment, which is pretty much what you just said...minus the class part.

I see now why I thought you'd completely lost your mind.

Its cool, ese.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2010-06-23 10:38 pm (UTC)
I think I have lens envy.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-06-24 12:01 am (UTC)
I never thought the day would come when you would be envious of me. Thanks for the compliment.

For what it's worth, the guy that I bought the camera from said that the "nifty 50" was the best $100 a body could ever spend on glass.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2010-06-24 05:39 pm (UTC)
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Those are my lenses. As an aside, I did get my BlackBerry today.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-06-24 06:56 pm (UTC)
I've got a feeling that you're going to hate that Blackberry. What model is it?
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2010-06-24 07:09 pm (UTC)
I've got a feeling you're right. I was happy with my millennium-era flip phone and fought this upgrade.

I lost.

Its a BlackBerry 9700 BOLD.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-06-24 07:17 pm (UTC)
I've heard nasty things about the BOLD. Godspeed.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2010-06-24 07:28 pm (UTC)
I haven't, then again I just made a cursory glance. It seems to be the culmination of RIM's expertise and their flagship product.

Oh well, when life gives you lemons, do your best I suppose.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-06-24 07:33 pm (UTC)
Oh well, when life gives you lemons, do your best I suppose.
You remind me of Biff Tannen.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2010-06-24 07:37 pm (UTC)
BUAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, you hit the nail on the head with that one.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-06-24 07:18 pm (UTC)
I'm jealous you have a phone avatar and I don't. Must find source material stat.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2010-06-24 07:26 pm (UTC)
Find a source image you like and I'll resize & embolden for you. Alternately...hey - use that D70 to snap a pic of your existing phone and send me that?
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-06-24 07:36 pm (UTC)
I don't think that this:

lg_vx8300_verizon_z1

would make a good avatar. I was considering something iPhonish or something noir like your avatar.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2010-06-24 07:43 pm (UTC)
Yes and no. That's a stocck picture. Very nice. Very professional.

But YOU have a D70! You could take that very phone, and experiment with some shots which might come out great. I take about 25 shots for every good one I post. As <;j user="photogoot"> would say, "That shutter ain't costing you money, boy - don't be afraid to use it."

;)
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2010-06-24 06:27 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2010-06-24 06:57 pm (UTC)
What the fuck are you on about?
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