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Old 01-10-2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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I just Got a Canon T4i for Christmas!!!!

I just got a DSLR , canon t4i.
I am looking for some ideas for some cool pictures since i have been using both a Powershot S5IS(8megapixal) and a SX230HS(12.1Mega pixal). I haven't used an SLR since well, ancient times in the words of my Daughters. Well, 1988. I was told that DSLR's are much different from the old 35mm SLR, i used an old rebel so it looks the same.


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We start our 2013 adventureon 1/31 at the AKL:KV a new place for us since we typiclly do the BWV or BC
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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There are lots of photo opportunities all around AKL. The lobby, the fire pit, the animals, the colors, the restaurants, etc. Just keep your camera with you and walk around and shoot. It will be helpful for low light shots if you practice before you go, remembering your previous lessons about exposure. If you haven't gotten it yet, pick up a copy of Understanding Exposure asap. Have fun!
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Congrats on your new camera!
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:56 PM   #4
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I boght the t4i for dummies kindle book so I'll have it with me on my pad, kindle, iphone, macair, etc........
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:13 PM   #5
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Truthfully, the fundamentals haven't changed much between SLR and dSLR. Most of the changes are "bells and whistles."

The main fundamental change, is that sensors have grown more light sensitive than conventional film. I remember how much faster my SLR was, when I used iso 400 film. Modern dSLRs can go up to 1600 with no problem, and can often go much higher with some noise.

Everything else is bells and whistles. I instantly view your pics, scene mode pre-sets, being able to take 1000 pics without changing film. That's probably the big difference for me. Now, I can take 100s of pictures in a day. In the SLR days, I wouldn't have wanted to go through that much film, so I would rarely shoot more than 2 or 3 rolls in a day.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:12 PM   #6
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Truthfully, the fundamentals haven't changed much between SLR and dSLR. Most of the changes are "bells and whistles."

The main fundamental change, is that sensors have grown more light sensitive than conventional film. I remember how much faster my SLR was, when I used iso 400 film. Modern dSLRs can go up to 1600 with no problem, and can often go much higher with some noise.

Everything else is bells and whistles. I instantly view your pics, scene mode pre-sets, being able to take 1000 pics without changing film. That's probably the big difference for me. Now, I can take 100s of pictures in a day. In the SLR days, I wouldn't have wanted to go through that much film, so I would rarely shoot more than 2 or 3 rolls in a day.
While the basic fundamentals haven't changed that much, how we get to the final image is a huge jump. In the old days, once you loaded your film (100, 200, 400 ASA, etc) you really didn't have to worry about that part anymore until you had it processed (or developed it yourself). Now, all your functions are on the camera. The ability to change as you go has greatly increased. To full appreciate or use your camera's capabilities you need to multi-task and be able to do it on the fly in dark conditions. That's why it is imperative to read you camera's manual, read books like Understanding Exposure, and practice, practice, practice until you really know your camera and its capabilities. After that, then we get into the Post Processing and that is another learning process. After 6 years, the DW is still struggling with the conversion to digital. She is an excellent film photographer but the ability to change everything on the fly, quickly has eluded her! At times, she gets very frustrated and picks up her film camera.

So congratulations on the new camera and now its time to get work! As I always say "Shoot more, shoot more often!" Have fun!!
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I just got a DSLR , canon t4i.
I am looking for some ideas for some cool pictures since i have been using both a Powershot S5IS(8megapixal) and a SX230HS(12.1Mega pixal). I haven't used an SLR since well, ancient times in the words of my Daughters. Well, 1988. I was told that DSLR's are much different from the old 35mm SLR, i used an old rebel so it looks the same.


Any Suggestion???

We start our 2013 adventureon 1/31 at the AKL:KV a new place for us since we typiclly do the BWV or BC
DSLR's vs. 35mm SLR's.. When I went digital it was from a 35mm Rebel to a Rebel XT. And it was like learning to shoot all over again. The basics as already said have not changed and do carry over but you have the constantly changing variable of ISO now as well as a new auto focus system to deal with. And then theres the new things to learn with white balance and processing that, while present in film, most people were fairly uninvolved with. Now we have the control of those things in the camera if we want.

Start with the manual and apply what you already know.
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I just got a DSLR , canon t4i.
I am looking for some ideas for some cool pictures since i have been using both a Powershot S5IS(8megapixal) and a SX230HS(12.1Mega pixal). I haven't used an SLR since well, ancient times in the words of my Daughters. Well, 1988. I was told that DSLR's are much different from the old 35mm SLR, i used an old rebel so it looks the same.


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I agree, read the manual and start shooting.
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DSLR's vs. 35mm SLR's.. When I went digital it was from a 35mm Rebel to a Rebel XT. And it was like learning to shoot all over again. The basics as already said have not changed and do carry over but you have the constantly changing variable of ISO now as well as a new auto focus system to deal with. And then theres the new things to learn with white balance and processing that, while present in film, most people were fairly uninvolved with. Now we have the control of those things in the camera if we want.
Totally agree -- the technology gives us both the option of more automated control than available on film, and also the option of more manual control than with a film camera.
Other than choosing the ISO of the film, you never changed the ISO on a film camera from shot to shot.
Now, in a modern dSLR -- you could lock in 1 ISO, if you wanted, and treat it like a film camera. You could leave it fully on auto, and simply let the camera deal with it. Or you can choose to manipulate it yourself, in a range far wider than available in film days.
ISO is just 1 example, but probably the most significant.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:39 PM   #10
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Thanks for the suggestions so far.
I plan on taking tons of pictures so I purchased a battery extender for it and 2 more batteries for it . One thing I like is that the extender comes with an adaptor for "AA" batteries (6). which is an awesome addition to the regular canon batteries.
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