Photography help

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Photography is not about selecting buttons and switches on a highly sophisticated piece of electronic and optical equipment. Photography is about light. (Darren Rowse)

I’d had my Panasonic Lumix G6 for 9 months before venturing into the mystifying world of the manual mode. So what  held me back?

1. Understanding the owner’s manual: Visually indigestible in its fit-the-box format, I’d just not bothered to delve too deeply. But why had I not thought of reading it online?! DMC-G6K/DMC-G6 Owners Manual

2. Understanding the camera: The DSLR is a sophisticated and complex equipment with menus and submenus that left me feeling as lost as the proverbial sheep. Hence the safe option was to hang on to auto mode ad infinitum. After all the results are satisfactory enough….until I was encouraged to delve deeper into the Lumix G6, prompted by Leanne Cole’s Beginners basics for your DSLR.

3. Understanding the Three Basic Elements of Photography: What is it about the menage-a-trois of Aperture, Shutter, ISO that is so baffling? The formulae still slips from the grasp so here are reminders:

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Shooter Files – great resource for street photographers

4. More Links to photography posts

5. Links to photography specifics

6. Links to camera specifics

7. Links  to Lumix G6 learning

9 thoughts on “Photography help

  1. Bonjour Laura

    All of the above strike a chord – l was gifted my daughters Canon DSLR EOS 450D earlier this year and l still havent been able to figure out how to use it manually – l usually put it on the A-DEP setting and hope for the best. Now, inspired by you l will try and get my head around the rather frightening manual and read the above qoted info. I will probably start with Leanne Cole as l am a big fan of her work – and yours by the way.

    Regards

    Dan

  2. I too have decided to try and leave auto-mode behind … a bit. I’ve recently bought the Lumix DMC FZ200 and have been avidly watching videos by Graham Houghton
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPfe6kkX-LqgAovxwxHQXdQ He’s been a life-saver. I’ve also bought his book. Also purchased Bryan Peterson’s book ‘Understanding Exposure’. It seems like a long learning process with a lot of experimenting along the way, but great fun!

  3. Taking that step out of the familiar is scary, but so much easier with a digital camera when your mistakes can be deleted without anyone seeing thrm. There’s never been a better time to experiment. I’ll check out the links shared above. Thanks. Eileen 🙂

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