Jeff and Brian.....can we get a little cheat sheet

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  1. goofymom/pop

    goofymom/pop <font color=deeppink>oh where oh where can the tag

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    Ok guys for all of us non professional photographers can we get a little list of terms, what they mean, which works best.....type of thing? This would be really helpful for us newbies.

    For Example :I would love to know:

    Shutter speeds, whats the abbreviation for it....which setting is faster/slower

    Aperature....same things.....

    Depth of Field...what exactly is it?

    White Balance.....what do I set it too?

    Some of the things above I know but I think it would be helpful for the board to have a little sticky with all the gory details that would apply to "most" cameras.

    thanks
    Cindy
     
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  3. Brisully

    Brisully DCL Repo Man

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    Sure. Let me work on it and I will get something up soon.
     
  4. Geoff_M

    Geoff_M DIS Veteran, DVC Member, "Cum Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

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  5. Brisully

    Brisully DCL Repo Man

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    That's a great site Geoff. Had not seen that one. Thanks.
     
  6. AZ JazzyJ

    AZ JazzyJ <font color=teal>The Talented One<br><font color=p

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    Um, yeah we might be better off having Brian take a crack at this. No good can come from me making up terms. Otherwise you are going to get stuff like:


    Shutter Speed - The speed at which your hands begin to shake as you press down on the button to take a picture. Shutter speed increases in direct proportion to how important the picture is to you.

    Depth of field - The exact length from top to bottom of the puddle you just dropped your $1500 camera equipment. Once the crying stops see shutter speed.

    White Balance - Number of loaves of white bread you eat in proportion to the healthier whole wheat bread. Those on Atkins should realize this is a theoretical limit.

    I've got more if you need them.

    Jeff
     
  7. SStJean

    SStJean Work (wûrk) v. - What you do between Disney vacati

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    Great set of articles. Thanks for posting.
     
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  9. goofymom/pop

    goofymom/pop <font color=deeppink>oh where oh where can the tag

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    you always give me a great giggle....thanks


    Brian, I will be looking forward to your version of these terms also....but good heavens can you possibly compete with Jeff.... :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
  10. goofymom/pop

    goofymom/pop <font color=deeppink>oh where oh where can the tag

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    great articles.....thanks for sharing them. I am going to bookmark them for future reference.
     
  11. jenny2

    jenny2 <font color=red>Victim of a TAGNAPPING!

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    :rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

    Soooo... I'm not the only one who's done the puddle thing? :rolleyes1
     
  12. ducklite

    ducklite <font color=teal>Take the Poly, it's fabulous!<br>

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    When I first bought my D70, I had a bunch of problems--all operator error of course. I called my mentor telling him "I messed up my camera" and without even thinking about it he says "You dropped it?"

    Luckily that wan't the case, and he got me up and running during that ten minute phone call. I worked a show with him last weekend which is always fun, but it just depresses me that he is so much better than I'll ever be...

    Anne
     
  13. JudithM

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    HELP!! Spare us, please!! Brian, HELP!
     
  14. Horizons16

    Horizons16 <font color=navy>Is experiment 626<br><font color=

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    Ok so after I take a picture of the castle.... I drop the camera, and eat bread. Got it!
    :)
     

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