Originally Posted by FidelCashflow
That's interesting, I have the opposite approach. I pretty much set and forget when I'm shooting because I know I can make most changes in post - I find it frees me up to focus on things like composition and finding the right angle.
It's funny, I say pretty much what you said except I use it when it comes to equipment. Having the right equipment for a specific task allows me to focus on making the shot. Of course that needs to be tempered with need versus want. These two things are oft times confused and the result is a huge hole in your wallet and not much else.
The problem with relying on post is every change you make degrades the image. The closer you can get to straight off the camera the better off you are. You might have heard something called first generation images and so on. This is what I'm talking about. For instance in wedding photography you better know how to use EV shifting to get white to be white and black to be black. Snow is another good one too. Getting the right WB can be interesting and you'll use EV shifting to get the snow white. These all can be "fixed" in PS I suppose but IMO it means you're relying on a crutch to fix your lack of understanding light and how to manipulate it. Another problem that PS can never fix is chopped histograms. Screw that up unintentionally and you might as well delete the image.
Pretty much my mindset is get it right in the field because in most cases you don't get a second chance.
Originally Posted by centrix
adults dont get freaked out, i scare babies and little animals. when i zoom in, its quite freaky it seems
i use a tamron 17-50 2.8 atm, and usually shoot from 50mm or 17mm with mostly black and white since i like the look.
crane what is this mount thing that i can get to try out m mount lenses?
Photodiox makes adapters that allow you to use manual focus film lenses on digital bodies. Now if you're trying to stick say a Nikon AF lens on a Canon body good luck with that.
It doesn't matter what camera you have when it comes to small children and animals. They freak because they aren't used to seeing a camera in their face and a lot of times your posture appears aggressive.
Originally Posted by thatoneguy
Ya, to be honest I never really liked moving water pictures like that
The point isn't whether or not you like it. It's about whether or not you can shoot the same scene and produce any number of variations on the spot. As much as I like digital equipment my roots are in film where you had to understand what you were doing and why to get the results you needed. I'm convinced that a solid background in film photography makes it easy for one to transition to digital equipment. Going the opposite way though is typically an entirely different story.