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Old Sep 26, 2006, 8:14 AM   #11
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Hi Bill

If you are using a tripod be sure to turn off the "VR" feature on the lens. If you leave it on you will usually get crappy pictures.

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Old Oct 11, 2006, 3:06 PM   #12
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Ok, finally finished reading "Understanding Exposure" and I have to say that it was a very enjoayable read. I guess that's just because I have always enjoyed photography, just never have had the means to take good pictures.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"The book helped me out considerably in my basic knowledge of setting aperture and shutter speeds.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"I do have a question, though. In the book, Bryan uses aperiture and shutter priority modes on his cameras from time to time. I've always felt/understood that pro photographers see this as "cheating" and you should always use full manual mode. Am I correct in my understanding? I am using A and S modes more frequently now than full auto mode (although I have used it for some quick snapshots), but I have also started to use M mode after I take the shots to see if I can replicate what the camera did.

I'll post some photos when I get out to get some good ones.

Thanks all!

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Old Oct 11, 2006, 4:40 PM   #13
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I don't know any pro's who think that any of the priority modes are cheating. I'm not a pro, but I rarely shoot in manual...only in tough or studio conditions, or if I'm trying to achieve a certain affect. I shoot 95% of the time in Aperature priority. It's about the final results, not how you get there.
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