Howdy Y'all From Alabama

Discussion in 'Meet and Greet' started by Ronald Atchley, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Hi Y'all,
    I have followed Lesley Jones here and , from what I've seen browsing this
    forum , she has not led me astray.

    I used to do some wet B&W work back in the dark ages with a Mamiya C220.
    Got my first digital camera ( Nikon D90 ) about a year and a half ago and I'm
    still trying to learn how to use it. Don't get to shoot nearly as much as I would
    like as work tends to get in the way.

    I'm looking forward to learning here. I'm still at that wonderful stage where this
    is all very new and exciting :)

  2. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Hi Ronald, welcome!!
    Astray? Definitely not ... New home! ;)
    I've a c330 on loan from another member although I've not used it a great deal as I find waist level work a pickle without a tripod and don't shoot much with a tripod ... I bought a blad with a prism to fulfil the mf needs it induced!

    So where have you been lead here from? Lesley mentioned she came from else where but not from where...
  3. Thanks Hamish.

    I had the great good fortune to meet Lesley on the
    Digital Monochrome Learning Forum. I am still active
    in this forum and am very greatful to Lesley , among
    other members , who taught me what little I know.

    I've been exploring RPF for all of 24 hours and , honestly ,
    am very impressed.

    A couple of questions if I may. When reading Alfie's introduction,
    he mentioned AoS and the "Sunny 16" rule. I'm not familiar with
    AoS and I thought the old exposure rule was f11 at your ASA ??

    Thanks again :)

  4. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Welcome to RPF Ron, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. AoS is the Art of Sound Hi-Fi forum where Hamish recruited a few members from. There is an article somewhere for the Sunny 16 etc. I'll try to find the link.

    Looking forward to seeing some shots and talking photography etc.
  5. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Welcome Ron.

    I shoot a lot of pictures using the Sunny 16 as my guide. However, I actually find Sunny 11 to be more comfortable for me. And yes,...on a sunny day f16 (or in my case usually f11) at the shutter speed closest in number to the film speed. I estimate shutter speed and aperture from there based on lighting conditions.
  6. Thanks Pete and Brian. Haven't used the f11 / f16 rule in
    a long while but it did come in handy a couple of times with
    the C220. The D90 has a fairly good meter in it and I guess
    I've gotten lazy relying on it with a few tweaks depending on
    Thanks again.

    Edit: Question please. You will truly not believe how technically
    illiterate I am but, who is Hugo and what happens if you high
    five him :) Something similar to "like" on Facebook ??
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2012
  7. Thomas brookes

    Thomas brookes RPF Chief iPhone app Reviewer

    A warm Welcome to RPF Ron. And don't worry if you feel illiterate. I'm sure your far from it. We have a "no question is a stupid question policy" Hugo has a bit if a back story but was developed As you say like a "like" button on facebook. Say for instance you like someone's post photographic or just text and you want to show your appreciation without having anything to add we use a Hugo high five. :)
  8. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    Welcome Ronald. I am obviously working the wrong way through you posts as I have welcomed you on another because, up until that point I didn't recall seeing you name.
  9. Lesley Jones

    Lesley Jones Otherwise know as Zooey

    (((((Ron)))))!!! It's jolly good to see you in here. I told you it was friendly, didn't I? I can prattle away to my heart's content and nobody seems to mind. I really am looking forward to seeing all your work and perhaps get involved in a bit more general discussion :)
  10. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Digital monochrome ... I wondered what DM forum stood for when I saw it on your site Lesley

    We like prattling here Lesley!
    Whilst photography does say a lot about a photographer, prattling adds a back story that I think add further depth of understanding behind people's motivations in taking photos ...
    This works for me in two ways ... Firstly through people telling us about ten selves eg. You and your zoo ;)
    Secondly it is also interesting hearing back story to images ... If you have a look at the home page you will see one of Brian's images from a few days ago of a chap walking along Venice beach was promoted to an article as Brian had prattled on a bit about the subject ...
    So yeah, in summary, prattleing is encouraged here :)
  11. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

  12. alfie Wright

    alfie Wright Member

    Hi Ron & welcome. I'm a newbie & really like it here, all the members seem very helpful & want to share their knowledge, which is great.

    It's already been said, but I found my way here through knowing Hamish from AoS, an HiFi forum.

    My interest in the "Sunny f16, f11, f8 rule" is because I think in all ways of life we have become too reliant on technology. Technology for the human race atm seems to be about making everything easier to use or smaller & sometimes at the expense of quality. I suspect modern camera's get most stuff right these days, but I like the idea of knowing the traditional ways of doing things for when the light confuses my camera's metering etc. The older photographers produced some stunning images without our modern tech because they understood photography. I guess what I'm trying badly to say is modern technology can de-skill us.

    Anyway, enough of my ramblings. Looking forward to seeing some of your images :)
  13. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Well said ... Technology can help us, but knowing the background behind it is definitely a worthwhile pursuit!
    That said, if people want to shoot on auto all day every day then so be it... I wouldn't begrudge anyone that... different strokes etc :)
  14. Davie Hudson

    Davie Hudson Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum Ron, you'll be happy here i'm sure ... A lot of good stuff on here and knowledgable people
  15. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    Welcome Ronald hope you enjoy it here...
  16. Wow !!
    You were right Zooey ( sorry, I simply can't get used to calling you Lesley ).
    Folks here know how to make someone feel welcome. Outstanding !!

    Thanks for the info on Hugo. Now, what does poor Hugo do if you slap him ?

    Thanks for the link on "Sunny 16". I was taught f11 but , with my D90's tendency
    to overcook highlights , f16 would probably work better for me now ??
    I'm of the opinion that technology is a great and wonderful thing. Lord knows
    I need every tool/crutch I can get. Problem is that it is useless without the knowledge
    of the basics. I'm really trying to learn both :)

    Thanks again for the warm welcome. Prattle on Zooey - I love it :)

  17. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    No one has ever dared!! ;)
  18. Ralph Thornton

    Ralph Thornton Well-Known Member

    Welcome Ron,
    Work used to get in the way of my photography too so I gave it up. The work that is! Looking forward to seeing some of your photos.
  19. Thanks Ralph,
    Can't complain about work too much. I actually like
    what I do. It's just that , at my age , I need more
    sleep than I used to :) It seems to get harder and
    harder to get things done.
  20. Kev Pugh

    Kev Pugh Well-Known Member

    It has been heard in far distant places that if you slap a Hugo you get jumped on by a Hamish :D:D:D:D

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