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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 28-Sep-17 11:18:30
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quiet in here


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i thought there would be more posts in here, I have got myself a Panasonic G80 camera, very nice it is as well, still finding my way around it, also got myself a copy of Serif Affinity photo, what a great bit of software, i think it is up there with Photoshop for a lot less money.
Now all I have to do is go out and take some photos, thinking of going to photography lessons in January.

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 28-Sep-17 14:17:12
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I think most would use more specialist forums. I have a few cameras for various styles of shooting but generally only really do photos when on holiday these days so wouldn't have much to say. I took my new Panasonic FZ2000 on holiday this year that has a good zoom and a 1" sensor and it worked well - apart from it being far too easy to accidentally change settings through the buttons and touch screen, never had that problem on point and shoot or SLRs before.
Standard User kebabselector
(member) Thu 28-Sep-17 14:35:39
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I keep looking at Affinity Photo, but waiting for Serif to get their long awaited version of Lightroom working as that's is whats keeping me subscribing to Adobe.

Anyway, enjoy your photography - I need to get out a bit more and shoot a bit more.

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Standard User 4M2
(knowledge is power) Thu 28-Sep-17 16:26:31
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Now all I have to do is go out and take some photos...


Always put the camera back to auto after you have shot some subjects or scenes - a few times I've missed some shots because the camera was still in manual mode and i needed to take an unexpected picture very quickly. One example was a Manx cat carrying a rabbit in it's mouth jumping up onto a wall, I didn't have time to reset the manual settings before pressing the shutter and unfortunately the photo was unusable frown
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 28-Sep-17 21:09:37
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In reply to a post by ian72:
I think most would use more specialist forums. I have a few cameras for various styles of shooting but generally only really do photos when on holiday these days so wouldn't have much to say. I took my new Panasonic FZ2000 on holiday this year that has a good zoom and a 1" sensor and it worked well - apart from it being far too easy to accidentally change settings through the buttons and touch screen, never had that problem on point and shoot or SLRs before.



This is the first camera I have had with changable lens, it is not a DSLR as such it is an mirrorless camera. I got it more for video than photography, but since it can do both I may as well use it for both.
plenty of buttons on it and yes it is easy to change a setting, never had that problem with my video camera.,

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 28-Sep-17 21:15:22
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I keep looking at Affinity Photo, but waiting for Serif to get their long awaited version of Lightroom working as that's is whats keeping me subscribing to Adobe.

Anyway, enjoy your photography - I need to get out a bit more and shoot a bit more.


Affinity photo is amazing and so is their designer software. A friend of mine does graphic design for a living and use Photoshop and illustrator and she said that both of Serif software is fantastic. There are a couple of flaws with affinity designer, one is that it keeps making layers when she do not want to. She said that she thinks Adobe have got a fight on their hand, but she will keep using Adobe for a while anyway.

I did not know that Serif was bringing out a version of lightroom? that would be really good.

I need to get out and do some photography, I am considering going to night class next year at our local college. i know the basics anyway as I do video, but this is a different ball game as I have more control over things like aperture

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 28-Sep-17 21:16:25
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Always put the camera back to auto after you have shot some subjects or scenes - a few times I've missed some shots because the camera was still in manual mode and i needed to take an unexpected picture very quickly. One example was a Manx cat carrying a rabbit in it's mouth jumping up onto a wall, I didn't have time to reset the manual settings before pressing the shutter and unfortunately the photo was unusable frown



Now that is a good tip, I made that mistake with my camcorder, put it in manual mode and missed a couple of things over the years.

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Standard User neo_wales
(regular) Sun 01-Oct-17 21:17:12
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Daft as it may sound, don't forget to clean you lens, a simple thing to do but often simply overlooked.

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Standard User redriff
(newbie) Mon 04-Dec-17 05:58:36
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This is an oldish thread I know, but I'd never heard of Affinity until reading this. It certainly is excellent. As another poster has said , it would be good if they had an equivalent of Lightroom. Hope you're getting on with your camera
Standard User longedge
(committed) Mon 04-Dec-17 14:01:28
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I've recently treated myself to a Wacom Intuos Pro Large tablet together with Affinity Designer and Photo. Steep learning curve ahead but it'll keep me out of mischief through the winter. Serif have a really good series of tutorials on Vimeo. I could really do with winding the clock back 30 or 40 years for my grey cells though to help me remeber what I've been watching 8^).

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