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Camera Settings Demo

Postby nwenban » Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:56 pm

Hi,

For all the newbie camera buffs (inc me) here, have stumbled on these 2 sites that will allow you to take a pic a see what happens with different camera settings.

http://dryreading.com/camera/index.html

http://www.photonhead.com/simcam/shutteraperture.php

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Re: Camera Settings Demo

Postby stickgirl » Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:01 pm

Thanks Neville. I remember both websites from when I first got my camera and I needed to see what happened when I changed a setting.

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Re: Camera Settings Demo

Postby tomdavis » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:10 pm

Good information and always good to review. Thanks!

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Re: Camera Settings Demo

Postby Anna J » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:45 am

Thank you Neville.
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Re: Camera Settings Demo

Postby nannybear » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:52 am

Those are awesome. I have bookmarked them for more in depth when I get home tonight! Cheers Jan
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Re: Camera Settings Demo

Postby trulytango » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:15 pm

Thanks again Neville :D

Another brilliant link from our friend 'down under'!

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Re: Camera Settings Demo

Postby Nelson » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:59 pm

I'm not a camera newbie, but I still thought those were great sites!

Once improvement I could think of adding would be to show the histogram changing along with the exposure. That would be demystify the histogram at the same time.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Camera Settings Demo

Postby WsW-Wyatt-Earp » Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:01 pm

here is a nice read on the histogram ....

Just remember that there is no "perfect" histogram ... everyone is different. All depends on what is in your frame.

http://www.photographyreview.com/histogramguidecrx.aspx

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Re: Camera Settings Demo

Postby stickgirl » Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:23 pm

Ben - Do you actually check the histogram while shooting and then make corrections in the camera?

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Re: Camera Settings Demo

Postby VQI » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:01 am

I make my camera exposure adjustments dependent on the histogram. It is an extreamly useful tool that more should learn to utilize.

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Re: Camera Settings Demo

Postby gpsmikey » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:26 am

Yes, the histogram can be very valuable - not only to set the exposure correctly, but so you get a better understanding just what is in those pictures and the range of light and dark. Unfortunately, when you spend much of your "shooting time" shooting a teenage girl's soccer team, I'm lucky if autofocus and autoexposure can track them through a 300mm lens. Ain't got no time for a histogram :D But if you do have the time, the histogram is a very valuable tool - your eyes have a much broader dynamic range than almost all cameras and it takes a while to understand what it can and can't record in a single exposure (of course then the whole thing turns into a discussion on HDR stuff !! ).

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Re: Camera Settings Demo

Postby VQI » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:18 pm

Mikey,

I totally agree, I do remember those days of taking soccer pictures and there is barely enough time to breath let alone look at a histogram. Thanks for your comments...

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