Done the basics and needing help to go to the next stage

Discussion in 'Photography' started by danielzrno, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. danielzrno

    danielzrno Guest

    Hi,

    I have done two basic courses the first was a essentials course. It
    mainly focused on how to use your camera and understanding exposure,
    DOF, aperture and the like.

    The second course was on taking photos and was mainly focused on
    practice assignments and review. It was great.

    So basically I am very comfortable using basically all the features
    that my camera (Canon 350D) has to offer and I am looking for what to
    do next.

    For example I wouldn't mind getting a book on composition, is there a
    "must have" composition book out there?

    Also I would love to start a project and full explore a topic, but I am
    a bit lost as to how to structure it. Again are there any books or
    reference sites out there?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Cheers,
    Daniel
     
    danielzrno, Nov 29, 2006
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  2. danielzrno

    Cisco Kid Guest


    Shoot everything like crazy.
    I have this book and this it's da bomb:

    http://www.amazon.com/Photographic-Composition-Tom-Grill/dp/0817454276

    Photgraphic Composition by Tom Grill
    What do you mean? You can try subjects - 2 subjects I've been meaning
    to do is Shadows and Broken Patterns.

    Experiment with the 4 extremes: there are 2 shutter speed decisions -
    fast to freeze action or slow to blur action (or for low light). The
    first is like getting a pic of a Nascar race, the 2nd is like a blurred
    waterfall. There are 2 f-stop decisions: 1 for a small aperture for a
    large DOF like for landscapes, and 1 for a shallow DOF like for
    portraits.

    Shoot moving objects with both fast and slow shutters and shoot
    landscapes and portraits.
     
    Cisco Kid, Nov 29, 2006
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  3. danielzrno

    danielzrno Guest

    Excellent, thanks for your suggestions. I will look more into that
    book.

    Cheers,
    Daniel.
     
    danielzrno, Dec 4, 2006
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