Old 06-29-2009, 02:35 AM   #1
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Default David Nutter.......This one's for you.

David, your pictures are not that bad. You just need a little help with exposure and composition. I'd like to recommend a book called "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson. I'm fairly new to railroad photography and someone here recommended this book to me. In it you'll find chapters on shutter speed, aperture, ISO, lighting and more. If you can't find it at the library, Amazon has it for about $16.00. Get it and read it.

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Old 06-29-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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I'll second that! I have a friend who is kinda lost and needed help so I bought this title for him for Christmas. His photos have improved greatly!

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Yea, it's a great book. There are probably many people who can benefit from this book.
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:12 AM   #4
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Eh, hmm okay so I trying but maybe I can search on the internet.

But, one thing that my camera looking not kinda of canon like regular camera

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Yea i second that, What?
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I think what David is trying to say is that he doesn't have a camera that you can adjust the shutter and aperture. I think......
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I think what David is trying to say is that he doesn't have a camera that you can adjust the shutter and aperture. I think......
Ok i see what your sayin! David i didnt mean that rude to you at all...I just wasnt sure what you meant...I apologize if it sounded rude
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My dad bought that book, 1 for me and 1 for him. It is really a great book. I have read it once already last year. I would suggest that after he explains some of the different shooting techniques, to go out and practice it some before moving onto the next chapter. It will all fall into place in the end.
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I think what David is trying to say is that he doesn't have a camera that you can adjust the shutter and aperture. I think......
Hey Alan,

Well, my camera doesn't have a adjust the shutter and aperture because my camera not looking like as Canon digit just regular camera So, that's why...

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Ok i see what your sayin! David i didnt mean that rude to you at all...I just wasnt sure what you meant...I apologize if it sounded rude


Okay, that's fine and can you see on above of my post on Alan's quote...


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What camera model do you have Dave?
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Do you mean you have a point and shoot camera?
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Pulled an exif from a recent post-

Camera Make: NIKON
Camera Model: COOLPIX L18
Image Date: 2009:06:29 19:59:24
Flash Used: No (Auto)
Focal Length: 5.7mm (35mm equivalent: 35mm)
Exposure Time: 0.019 s (1/52)
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO equiv: 95
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: program (Auto)


a quick search on dpreview shows the camera's limiting , but they liked the results.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec...ikon_cpl18.asp
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point was, that the book's info cannot be used with this camera, no manual modes.
I'm thinking he can probably use the 'scenes' to lean the camera one way or another, but that will probably confuse the book's info.

I was learning on a Canon S45 first (not that my work is any great example), but it had all the control anyone could need - inculding RAW...
Basically, there are pleanty or P&S cameras out there with manual control of all sorts. I'm sure you can find one - even used - for reasonable $.
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I'm glad I found this thread, I'm stopping at Barnes and Nobles or borders today and getting it!
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Walter,

My camera model is Nikon Coolpix L18..


Alan,

Yeah, I think so

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