just ordered a new camera. ..
Just ordered a canon G15 and am looking forward to using it lots.
Are there any good books out there for getting a bit of a head start into making better photos ie use of functions above and beyond automatic. Whilst it will have a manual they are usually really dry and I’d like something a bit more user friendly.
CheersPosted 4 years agobutcherMember
Can’t really recommend any specific guides but all cameras operate in essentially same ways. Some have more control than others, but the G15 should have plenty enough I should think.
Best thing to do is learn the basics of photography. Aperture, Shutter speeds, composition, light, white balance, etc.
Aperture and Shutter speed are paramount to operating a camera. These are two things you’ll always be thinking about. To make things a little easier, most photographers, unless shooting very specific things that require otherwise, will shoot in semi-automatic modes, like Aperture Priority, or Shutter Priority. Aperture priority I think most people find useful…shutter priority for when you need strict control over shutter speeds.
Look these things up and it will start making sense. Then look at the manual to figure out where these controls are.Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
A book called ‘understanding exposure’ is excellent. Check it out.
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I borrowed the “Digital SLR for Dummies” off a mate, that’s a pretty good start if you’re coming to it cold as well.
Best advice really is just to get out there and start squeezing the trigger.Posted 4 years agojimiMember
I found Seb Rogers blog usefull for ideas and a bit of technique.Posted 4 years ago
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