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Interesting photo site to show what different settings do to the picture

Posted Saturday, June 4, 2011, at 4:03 PM

When I was first learning photography, we went through books and exercises to demonstrate what depth of field is, how it is adjusted, what happens when the films speed is increased or decreased, etc., etc.

Then came the acid test of taking photos, developing film and printing pictures before you REALLY found out what happened.

Digital cameras have taken a lot of time and sweat out of getting a good picture but do you know why the picture was dark and what choices you have to make it brighter?

Do you just try another automatic setting or try to adjust manually? Maybe there is more background in focus than you intended or you want more in focus. What can you do when manually?

Here is a site that demonstrates what small changes can do. http://camerasim.com/camera-simulator.ht...

No sign-up or other requirements, although you can get on their mail list for new announcements, but NOT necessary to play. Just let it come up and away you go.


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I found it a few months ago...great for beginners and as a refresher.

-- Posted by neighborhood mom on Sun, Jun 5, 2011, at 5:15 PM

When we first started teaching our daughter photography was, "I don't want to learn, I want to do it".

That was with film and we were not about to just shoot and develop film without know how and why pictures turned out the way they did, so I used some of our credit card points and got a digital.

Now she has a Nikon D-90 and is loving it. (could not get that with points)

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jun 5, 2011, at 5:58 PM

I found a refurbished d90 from Nikon and upgraded from my d60 back in February. The savings on the refurbished was so worth it. Plus I didn't need any lens', so I saved that also.

I find (for me) it's much easier to learn using it vs reading books. (Although I've read plenty.)

-- Posted by neighborhood mom on Tue, Jun 7, 2011, at 9:13 AM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.