A&P turning pictures into photography

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  1. lemans23

    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    when i shoot with my camera, i try whole lots of stuff to try and make my pictures look good. when theyre developed, the just look like pictures, not actual photography. usually theyre really dark or have serious camera shake. what can i do to make my "snapshots" into photography? all bets are off, just throw stuff at me.
     
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    have any scanned examples?
     
  3. lemans23

    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    nope no scanner at all. nearly all are out of focus which is probably in part due to me not setting the diopter thing when i'm wearing or not wearing my contacts which is every other time
     
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    sounds like too slow of a shutter?
     
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    Are you using one of those $50 idiot cameras?
     
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    vizual → 190½ ЯBI ←

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    well if you are shooting with low light, which sounds like it may be the case, try getting a tripod so you can take longer exposures. Also think about the shot before you take it, and how it'll turn out, play around with composition through the viewfinder. A good shot may take awhile to actually capture it correctly.
     
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    If he's using a simple $50 Kodak from Sears, then it probably won't matter cause I don't think I've ever heard of an idiot camera with manual controls.
     
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    Get a book on photography and start reading. Simply trying "whole lots of stuff" without knowing what you're doing is not going to make your pictures better. You need to learn how to use your camera before you can start making real photographs.
     
  9. ElDude

    ElDude Hiya!

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    If it's got manual settings, chances are you've altered shutter settings, or a range of other things. I did that when I was playing about with loads of settings and saved the settings rather than cancel. Took me ages to figure out what I'd changed :big grin:
     
  10. Tomash

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    Especially with a film camera when doing trial-and-error is both expensive (well, not filthy rich expensive, but not nearly as cost-free as with digicams) and time consuming, because you don't see results until you get the film developed.
     
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    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    if you consider an elan 7 with a polarizer an idiot camera, then yes
     
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    well thats obviously not the problem
     
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    Obviously.
     

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