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Old Apr 18, 2010, 12:06 AM   #1
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Default Hello everyone. Just thought I would stop in and introduce myself.

I have a Fuji S1500. I have been occasionally shooting with it and learning it. I have been posting some captures on another site. I got really discouraged. I looked at other members' work and mine never looked so good. But, recently I read about HDR and RAW. I now understand why my camera seemed to produce such low quality captures. It really was not my camera. I just wasn't doing computer editing. Instead, I've been editing on Picasa. I don't want to do HDR or RAW because I enjoy the hunt as much as the capture. Sitting at a computer is not my forte. I know this is the digital darkroom, and there is nothing wrong with it. But, I'd rather just stay with my camera and simple clean-up editing. I am here mostly for the forums and to look at others' work. And, of course to learn how to use my camera, better.
Until now I have largely been exploring the many auto modes; learning about metering and white balance; and getting a feel for my camera. I recently stepped into shutter priority with the help of a member from another forum. Next is apperture priority. Thanks for letting me be amongst you, all.
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Old Apr 18, 2010, 7:31 AM   #2
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Old Apr 18, 2010, 6:16 PM   #3
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Welcome to Steve's. Aperture priority is the setting that 95% of photographers use 95% of the time (remember that 95% of all statistics are made up). Seriously though aperture priority would normally be the go to setting unless you are trying to slow the shutter down to get a motion blur effect, apart from that you will want to be controlling aperture for creative control.... however this is limited with smaller cameras but still good to get used to.
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