September 02, 2014, 08:44:56 AM

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Re: Advise Please
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2014, 10:06:10 PM »
Thanks, I appreciate these tips very much, I have a Mac book pro, and will be needing apperature I suppose. I have a great deal to learn, but can't wait to get rolling, I will be heading to Bedfords Camera shop monday in Oklahoma City.

One minor suggestion - I don't think that many would argue that Lightroom isn't the better option over Aperture at this point. Unless you have a specific reason for wanting Aperture, I'd go with Lightroom (there are some good deals out there at the moment for the standalone version if you don't want to go the subscription route). I should also say that you don't "need" either when just starting out. Your camera will come with software to allow you to do basic processing of RAW files and preparation for web or print - Lightroom will come in very handy once you need more convenient editing and catalog management tools.

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« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2014, 10:51:57 PM »
Thanks, I appreciate these tips very much, I have a Mac book pro, and will be needing apperature I suppose. I have a great deal to learn, but can't wait to get rolling, I will be heading to Bedfords Camera shop monday in Oklahoma City.

One minor suggestion - I don't think that many would argue that Lightroom isn't the better option over Aperture at this point. Unless you have a specific reason for wanting Aperture, I'd go with Lightroom (there are some good deals out there at the moment for the standalone version if you don't want to go the subscription route). I should also say that you don't "need" either when just starting out. Your camera will come with software to allow you to do basic processing of RAW files and preparation for web or print - Lightroom will come in very handy once you need more convenient editing and catalog management tools.
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Re: Advise Please
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2014, 10:17:42 AM »
I don't know if shooting on Auto will help learn though.
Frankly I shoot horribly on Auto, and that is since I ditched my last fixed focus film camera (means has nothing to do with using SLRs), and consequently have a hard time with smartphones and elph cameras.
Fast movement- go with Tv, auto ISO, auto WB at least. Try to shoot RAW if possible, or both- then you get flexibility of tweaking and practicing with some of the images while not holding up the pipeline.
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That depends on experience. It's never best to learn everything at once, as a teenager I used an Olympus XA/2 which is fully automatic except for a choice of three focus settings (head and shoulders, full portrait, landscape). That allowed me to concentrate on the framing before moving on to my first SLR.

By the time I had my OM-10 I was thinking about composition and framing automatically, and started to experiment with aperture and focus. Everything else was automatic, it's an aperture priority camera. I did, when I was ready add a manual adaptor, so that I could push the boundaries further.

My point is that full auto may well be a good place to start, to get a feel for the camera. Then the semi automatic aperture and shutter priority modes, leading to full manual. Just don't get distracted by the scene modes. It's a journey.
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« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2014, 05:30:39 PM »
+1 on using Lightroom over Aperture. I have used Aperture since the day it came out in 2005. I am in the process of switching over to Lightroom because it is far ahead of Aperture now. It seems that Apple isn't doing anything with it now except maintenance updates.
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Re: Advise Please
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2014, 11:32:08 AM »
Thanks very much for all the advice, I am so glad I found this site, you guys are awesome. I hope to get to a shop tomorrow or Tuesday, I have no doubt that I will bring a Canon home .

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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2014, 11:32:08 AM »