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07-22-2015, 08:09 PM   #1
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Even An 11 Year Old Can Do It

Wildlife photography by an 11 year old. Guess what he shoots with?

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Ricoh should sponsor him!
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That's great. At the same time, I believe there were technically many more challenges in the film era, than now. In the digital age, basically set the camera in Auto mode and you can get between decent results and sometimes better results compared to other modes.
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I think yes and no. I think it's great that he's interested in photography, and I don't think it's bad for someone (especially at his age, but probably anyone) to get started using Auto. I know a lot of the "pro shooters" like to preach about manual mode, but if Auto allows you to concentrate on composition until it's ingrained, how's that different than learning the camera the other-way-around first? He's 11, so he's got lots of time to concentrate on one skill at a time. Who says he has to try to learn everything at once?


Besides, his pictures are better than mine!

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QuoteOriginally posted by fredralphfred Quote
I think yes and no. I think it's great that he's interested in photography, and I don't think it's bad for someone (especially at his age, but probably anyone) to get started using Auto. I know a lot of the "pro shooters" like to preach about manual mode, but if Auto allows you to concentrate on composition until it's ingrained, how's that different than learning the camera the other-way-around first? He's 11, so he's got lots of time to concentrate on one skill at a time. Who says he has to try to learn everything at once? Besides, his pictures are better than mine!
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Seem like Sigma 70-300mm is a bit heavy for him.
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Ricoh could at least send him a 55-300...
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He might do better if he had a full frame camera.

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My 'not quite four' grandson likes using my Kx and experiments with it by taking photos of anything and everything, his 'keeper' rate is low but he does take some interesting portraits - his low angle of view gives an idea of how he sees the world. Interestingly he has a Lumix that has both a viewfinder as well as a screen but he prefers the viewfinder.

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He might do better if he had a full frame camera
Think the same applies to me too.
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"saving up his pocket money to buy a 700mm lens."

Which would that be?

"He prefers not to enhance images to keep that raw feeling in his photos."

Copy editor of course meant "jpg" feeling :-)

Good job, though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by fredralphfred Quote
I think yes and no. I think it's great that he's interested in photography, and I don't think it's bad for someone (especially at his age, but probably anyone) to get started using Auto. I know a lot of the "pro shooters" like to preach about manual mode, but if Auto allows you to concentrate on composition until it's ingrained, how's that different than learning the camera the other-way-around first? He's 11, so he's got lots of time to concentrate on one skill at a time. Who says he has to try to learn everything at once?


Besides, his pictures are better than mine!
I am all for ppl starting off in full auto mode. My wife has been shooting this way for years and gets some Damn good results! I try to talk her into experimenting but she feels she is doing great the way she is. Darn women are always right

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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
"saving up his pocket money to buy a 700mm lens."

Which would that be?

"He prefers not to enhance images to keep that raw feeling in his photos."

Copy editor of course meant "jpg" feeling :-)

Good job, though.
I assume he is either speaking about a mirror lens or robbing a bank LOL

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