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Jun 9, 2021 15:18:17   #
Erp1938
 
I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to give me very good ideas in learning to use my camera settings, main thing get out and shoot more often, get to know my camera better.

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Jun 9, 2021 21:14:55   #
Craigdca Loc: Pasadena, California
 
Erp1938 wrote:
I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to give me very good ideas in learning to use my camera settings, main thing get out and shoot more often, get to know my camera better.


I would echo the same thought!

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Jun 10, 2021 01:43:11   #
wdross Loc: Castle Rock, Colorado
 
Erp1938 wrote:
I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to give me very good ideas in learning to use my camera settings, main thing get out and shoot more often, get to know my camera better.


Just to add one more teaching (from a well known national professional, not me). After our professional guild meeting, some of us were interested in where he was going next. He was headed to Florida for a seminar - as a student, not the instructor. He said that every year he would go to a seminar somewhere. He said some were simple and some were complex. But he said he always came away with something more. In my opinion, the small amount of photographic knowledge this man has forgot is probably more than than the amount of photographic knowledge I have acquired. He made the statement that one should never stop learning about photography. Always learn by whatever method comfortable to you, be it books, clubs, seminars, or any other method. My guess that is how he got all his knowledge. It sounds like good advice.

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Jun 10, 2021 09:17:10   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Erp1938 wrote:
...main thing get out and shoot more often, get to know my camera better.


Definitely! It will become second nature - no thought required.

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Jun 10, 2021 10:37:48   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Something that I learned long ago is that, "Practice doesn't make perfect....it makes permanent". Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is....well, we all know.

However practice with experimental changes does produce different results so take that camera and try each and every setting to see what effect and difference one makes from the other. Enjoy the journey and experience the adventure.

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Jun 10, 2021 10:48:16   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
sippyjug104 wrote:
Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is....well, we all know.



Silly statement. I hold my camera the way I have for fifty years. Through repetition my muscles have built up strength in the right places over the years to hold the camera steadier. Through repetition I have a better result.

There are many things people do where they get better through repetition. Flying a plane, shooting a gun, learning a language come to mind.

Just sayin'




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Jun 10, 2021 10:50:26   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
An ounce of practice is worth more than 30 megapixels.

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Jun 10, 2021 10:58:37   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
sippyjug104 wrote:
Something that I learned long ago is that, "Practice doesn't make perfect....it makes permanent". Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is....well, we all know.


That's why it's important to learn how to do things the right way. When I started riding a motorcycle, I took all the courses I could.

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Jun 10, 2021 14:03:39   #
BebuLamar
 
Practice does make it perfect. Practice does make it permanent in a sense that you don't even have to think about it. But I doubt that practice is what the OP really need. He needs to approach his study differently. Something he did is really wrong and it could be anything. We can only guess without exactly knowing how the OP did his study in photography.

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Jun 10, 2021 22:41:27   #
Ched49 Loc: Pittsburgh, Pa.
 
Erp1938 wrote:
I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to give me very good ideas in learning to use my camera settings, main thing get out and shoot more often, get to know my camera better.


Your quite welcome, that's the only way to master camera settings...get out and shoot!

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Jun 11, 2021 00:12:30   #
speedmaster
 
For Z50 users (and many other cameras) with an Android you can try the Open Camera app for focus stacking and some other features. It is free !

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera

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Jun 12, 2021 01:37:43   #
hrblaine
 
[quote=wdross]. He made the statement that one should never stop learning about photography.

I guess that I agree with that - for you but not for me. Not that I know everything or even 10% of everything but at 90, I'm just not out and about much anymore. Haven't taken a picture in a coon's age! I've given away everything but a 5D and a few lens.

I've had a helluva life though and some of it was photographic. :-) I guess my photographic highpoint was making the cover of Dance Magazine back in the day. Plus I made a lot of dancers happy at $1.00 a print even some Martha Graham dancers. Harry PS Photography was always a hobby with me and although I did some decent work, I never made a dime from it. Or wanted to.

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