Thank you and it's my/our pleasure. Photography can be frustrating (we were all beginners once!) Please, please do try this aperture priority lark and look at the last, short paragraph I wrote for your first settings - it's the basics of photography and I promise you it works a treat in most situations. Get the first small steps right and the rest will fall into place in due coursethanks snips. what is so frustrating, is that I have taken some really good photos in the past, some of which I have hung on the wall, so I can not get my head around whats happening. I really got angry with myself on the ship, and yes, its my fault, but so upsetting too, because I seem to be going backword
I was going to pack it all in, but I do love the hobby, so I will try again, and heres thanking you all so much for your honesty and kindness.
thankyou, and I will do as you have suggested. I will keep you informed at a later date.Thank you and it's my/our pleasure. Photography can be frustrating (we were all beginners once!) Please, please do try this aperture priority lark and look at the last, short paragraph I wrote for your first settings - it's the basics of photography and I promise you it works a treat in most situations. Get the first small steps right and the rest will fall into place in due course
(Going the manual route is like running before you can walk and once you go down the aperture priority route you'll probably stick to it for most photography in any case.)
Aperture priority - f/11 for all in focus, f/4 to focus on the subject and blur the background and hope you get the ISO correct - as I said above, keep it simple
hi paul. I did not mess about with them, may have enchanced them a bit. I have been out in the garden, trying APERTURE PRIORTY. I will put them on once I have resized them. I am going to say something about edited pics, and please do not take offence, there is none intended. you and the other guys are far, far more professional, what I see, is not the picture I saw thro my lens, in other words the river was not blue and it was a very misty dull day. in other words its not the actual picture. I look at other pictures on here, and there is some WOW ones, some that as been edited. I understand sometimes one as to tweak here and there, but sometimes I see some that as been #touched up too much. maybe its just me and I know I have hell of a lot to learn yet, but I do enjoy taking pics, and also get mad at myself when it does not go right, so, paul rant over!!!!!! hope you are not offened. lynnSorry I got to the party late Lynn, but I too had a go at your first photo. I didnt even see the waterfall in the shadows. I took your photo and made a copy. I bumped up the exposure to bring out the details in the shadow areas only. Then I took the two pics and put them through Photomatix. After that it was just a bit of tweaking in Photoshop.
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hi, I will have a go at auto focus and see what happens. I think I am being a bit impatient with this camera. so used to my sony, bt we recently moved house, and to be honest I have not had much play time with it.My zoom lens has a switch on it for manual or auto focus. It's not a Sigma though, mine is Nikon. I use auto focus most of the time.
thanks for that kayak, very kind of you. yeah I think I need someone to actually SHOW me. I get mad at myself!!!!thanks again.Don't give up on it just yet, Lynn. Given the choice of Sony or Canon, I'd pick the Canon. It gives you a huge choice of lenses. If you join a camera club you'll find loads of people with a Canon who can help you. Sigma is a good make of lens too.
Jessops staff are usually pretty good if you need help.
hi paulLynn when you say you zoom into 300mm and try to adjust, you turn the focus ring ... why are you touching the focus ring ... the camera will set the focus when you half press the shutter button ... it appears you are trying to take control of ALL the functions of the camera as you say you were using Manual settings.
Ok remember Av setting (set your aperture at say f8) .. auto iso ... auto focus (one shot) ... zoom to what ever you like and half press the shutter, look at reading in your viewfinder and make sure the shutter speed is above 1/300 ... take the shot.
Did you have any luck finding a camera club or someone local that can take a look at your settings and technique ???
Ah!! LOL I never look at exif these days - with a Mac it's not so easy as Windows and Explorer.The exif Edward shows Manual Exposure.!!
hi. I have taking some in av but I have not yet resized them.Ok Lynn
Chair settings 1/60s @300mm when we have all told you that your shutter speed needs to be faster than your zoom .. .e.g 300mm zoom shutter at least 1/300 sec ... you do appear to have problems understanding this.
Pheasants 1/250 sec @ 238mm zoom .. ok this is just good enough.
Tomatoes 1/100 sec @ 70mm ... this is good.
All iso setting were fine
But my main question is Why are you still using manual exposure ???? .... we have all suggested you use Av mode ....
manual on the wheel. going to try again tomorrow.Lynn - related to Paul's question above, are you using manual focus or M on the wheel for manual settings?
Please, PLEASE change it to A (or Av) - we need our sanity back!!!manual on the wheel. going to try again tomorrow.
PROMISE!!!!! I will put it on AV mode. I just thought I had to turn the focus ring, you all have been very patient with me, and I am not going to bother you again with any more questions, to say I did quite well with the sony, I have gone backwards with the canon and lens!!!!!once I have taken some pics and resized them I will put them on. I really truly feel embarrassed.Get off manual Lynn ..... set the wheel to Av mode ....
Also you have not answered the question about the focus ring .... why are you turning the wheel the camera will set the focus for you unless you have the switch on the lens in mf position .....