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SilverStag
Post subject: Simple shooting checklist  PostPosted: 14.10.2008 20:35
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W - I - F - E.

White Balance
ISO
Focus Mode
Exposure Compensation

Will prevent most of the things that screw up photographs in the digital age.

Do you have a checklist?
 
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andyofne
Post subject: Re: Simple shooting checklist  PostPosted: 14.10.2008 20:56



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      SilverStag wrote:
W - I - F - E.

White Balance
ISO
Focus Mode
Exposure Compensation

Will prevent most of the things that screw up photographs in the digital age.

Do you have a checklist?


Yes, only step one says "Hand camera to professional"
 
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soosh
Post subject: RE: Re: Simple shooting checklist  PostPosted: 14.10.2008 23:28



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shoot RAW, never worry about white balance again.
 
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SilverStag
Post subject: RE: Re: Simple shooting checklist  PostPosted: 14.10.2008 23:34
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I do shoot raw- every time. But I do try to get it right as much as I can for the time that I will forget I'm not shooting raw Smile
 
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soosh
Post subject: RE: Re: Simple shooting checklist  PostPosted: 15.10.2008 01:17



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I seriously have never messed with the white balance setting on my camera. I leave it on auto and adjust post-process.
 
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SilverStag
Post subject: RE: Re: Simple shooting checklist  PostPosted: 15.10.2008 04:22
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Most of the time I leave mine on auto as well... but there are times when I deliberately skew it (uneven lighting, mixed lighting) one way or the other. Small adjustments I do in post, usually in camera raw.
 
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soosh
Post subject: RE: Re: Simple shooting checklist  PostPosted: 15.10.2008 04:34



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I love the color temperature setting in RAW post-processing with Canon's software. It's like suddenly having every hue filter ever made all on one slidebar.
 
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SilverStag
Post subject: RE: Re: Simple shooting checklist  PostPosted: 15.10.2008 04:54
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That was my experience with Camera Raw (Nikon's software notoriously s.u.c.k.s)- The only filters I use now are ND , Grad, and CP.
 
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soosh
Post subject: RE: Re: Simple shooting checklist  PostPosted: 15.10.2008 05:27



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I used to love CP and ND/Grad filters, but I don't think I have used one in a couple of years. I don't know why, it just never occurs to me to put them on, but I carry them everywhere.
 
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staplermofo
Post subject: RE: Re: Simple shooting checklist  PostPosted: 15.10.2008 08:22
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I have a check list of cuss words for when I notice I don't have a versatile, currently-usable camera on my person.
I also use it when trying to command the earth to rotate back a couple degrees for a minute while I get the shot. I just finished the Oriya section. One of these is bound to work.
 
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