posted on Feb, 19 2012 @ 01:18 PM
reply to post by Silcone Synapse
A Canon eos 550d eh? Well color me jealous SS, that is one fine unit man! I have an Olympus camera with many bells and whistles, but I am satisfied
with it's auto function,or program mode most of the time. I do like to experiment with under/over exposing, as well as adjusting shutter speed for
action shots, or open shutter saturation.
One thing I did that was helpful, was take a note pad and find a subject or scene to shoot, then adjust your cameras functions for several shots, and
take notes of each shot and the adjustments. Then later you can determine which techniques appeal to you.
ISO is an important factor too, in terms of available light and graininess in pics. Here is a link with explanations, although it sounds like you
have an understanding of photography in general.
Man I bet it is a bit intimidating with all those features, and I am guessing the manual is pretty thick too. I like the dog shot, and you should
have an ADEP function for depth of field focus. I only use mine to focus fore and background simultaneously. Usually I like one to be blurred a bit,
but hey, you can do it all with your Canon.
I see that if you google specific 'tips' for your camera model, there are many links and vids.
I really like a cable shutter release too, for holding the shutter open to maximize color or for time lapse exposure. The cable allows operation
without shaking. They have remote controlled shutter releases too.
Best wishes and have fun,
edit on 19-2-2012 by speculativeoptimist because: add info