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1. From : co-maintainer (kakaman_mailwillbounce@mir.com.my)
Url : http://
Date : 10:06 AM Saturday 29 October, 2005

For the absolute beginners who may be still facing difficulties to overcome confusion on photographic basic (esp. students). try here:
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/fototech/apershutter/index.htm . I have also included Philip Chong archived articles (links) wrote for Canon Malaysia to assist the content.


2. From : co-maintainer (kakaman_mailwillbounce@mir.com.my)
Url : http://www.MIRnet.com.my/contact
Date : 09:48 AM Saturday 29 October, 2005

In relying to your question(s): yeap. why not ? important is the content writing. Malaysian salon pictures on lotus / bird are of extremely high standard (in case some of you are not aware). We can even used them as featured articles for our newly created/funded Nature website at www.NATURE.com.my the photo gallery hosted inside now at the preview site is just a dummies. Let e just inspire you - location photo showcase like Ipoh, open cast tin mines, dredging, oil palm/rubber estates, even a photo/write up on a KL lake garden, orchid/hibiscus, major bus terminal activities that have caught your attention or others like Taiping public park (for example) etc. are good localize topics. important is - use your imaginations to relate what you can do if it is your portfolio.

Similarly, one can just use this to try out journalism, if you can't write - ask someone to help or do it in a group basis. At least, when some of you go out for a weekend photo outing, you have a more specific topic to shoot and compile pictures orderly for such purpose. This may take time, no hurry. In most cases, quality deliveries of imageries usually come from good knowledge of the specific topic you are often got involved with. Thanks.


3. From : questions on photo showcase (private@hatespam.com)
Url : http://
Date : 09:32 AM Saturday 29 October, 2005

hello, MIR. loved your showcase pictures.. question: ia m specialising on photographing lotus, can i do one such an "old" theme and takes up your sponsorship ? i have plenty of pictures (but have neveet thought of finding their names & species (now i pay attention to this areas). next, i hace some pictures on birds, can i also do one ? please provide some guidelines.


4. From : Just join (fm3a@view.co)
Url : http://nil
Date : 12:51 PM Friday 28 October, 2005

For anyone who intends to get a camera without losing the fun of photograhy. Get the hybrid Nikon FM3A ! It has both the best from the old, trusted mechanical features in the classic Nikon FM2N as well as sheer convenience, dependability of an old auto aperture priority Nikon mid mid range classic in the Nikon FE. Cheap, logical and assume you have all the time in the world to enjoy hotography. It is just that simple.


5. From : Rick Oleson (Co-Maintainer) (rick_oleson@yahoo.com)
Url : http://rick_oleson.tripod.com
Date : 11:20 AM Thursday 27 October, 2005

Hi Jeanette: To begin with, I am not very familiar with the Nikon
N65 (I'm much too old-fashioned for autofocus), so you may have to bear with me a bit.

You're on the right track with your thinking: the camera's automatic settings are the result of the reading taken by the light meter in the camera. When you then switch to Manual, you can choose to either follow those same settings or to change them to suit your needs.

The problem comes up when the automatic flash pops up: now, the settings are NOT the result of the meter readings, but rather of the light output of the flash and your distance from the subject, and they are only valid if you use the flash.

You should have another option though: if you set the camera to Manual, the meter should still be working. Not having an N65, I'm not sure what the meter display looks like in the manual mode but I would thnk it will be in LCD display. In the case some many other cameras, there might be a + and - emblem with either a bar or a needle-like indicator, or maybe the + and - marks just appear and disappear in changing light? You should be able to see this indicator change as you manually adjust the aperture and shutter speed of the camera; when the indicator is balanced between the + and the -, you have what the camera's meter thinks is the correct combination of settings (indoors, I would set the lens wide open and adjust only the shutter speed for this). In Manual mode, the pop-up flash shouls stay down and not interfere with proper meter operation.

There should be information in your user's manual to help identify and read the meter indicators. In case you dont have a instruction manual for the Nikon N65. go to this page and download a PDF copy of the user's manual:
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/htmls/models/htmls/slry2k.htm#F65

I hope this helps. Rick.


6. From : Jeanette (Jeanette@question.com)
Url : http://
Date : 11:05 AM Thursday 27 October, 2005

Hope you can help --I have some extra time on my hands now due to Hurricane Katrina and have been reading this info (MIR - Photography - The Resource Page, what is shutter speed? What is aperture? etc.) Although I have gone over it before many times over, even in textbooks on photography that I have checked out of the library, I feel that this write-up on exposure does an excellent job of explaining the interaction of shutter speed and aperture, and I think I understand it (at least on an elementary level). So, here goes my question--It is stated in the exposure chapter that "virtually all modern cameras have reflective photo cells built in to give you a indication of a recommended proper exposure". You can either trust this meter reading or override it. My camera is a Nikon N65, and, on top of being inexperienced, I'm stupid. So, that being said, would you please explain where would I find my readings--would it be the readings I would get if I set the camera on automatic, and then switch to manual, or is there some simple device that I am overlooking? Using the readings from the automatic setting and then switching to manual works fine outdoors, but the problem indoors is, in the automatic mode, the flash pops up and so you get a reading that (I think) compensates for the light emitted from the flash. In the manual mode indoors, If you use the aperture suggested in automatic mode, it seems you have to use a ridiculously slow shutter speed for the electronic analog thingy (technical term) to balance. For example, if the automatic reading is 60; F 5.3, in manual I get 8; F5.3. I was told by someone that if I use a flash, I can choose my aperture (say, 5.6) and then choose a decent shutter speed (90) and then not care whether the thingy shows balance. Is this correct? I have experimented, but don't have my results back. I honestly want to progress from being frightened all the time and just using automatic, so any suggestions from you will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help, Jeanette, US.


7. From : Kodak Professional ProPass (recommend@ftz.com)
Url : http://kodak.p04.com/u.d?xlXHN4tpXdeyp2=1052
Date : 11:01 AM Thursday 27 October, 2005

This is a good place for picking up photographic skills from other pros via subscription. I would strongly recommend FTZ users to subscribe. Not sure it is still free, I had mine for 5 years now.


8. From : MIR Web Development Team (mailwillbounce@mir.com.my)
Url : http://www.mir.com.my/contact
Date : 02:32 PM Monday 24 October, 2005

Another MIR-funded public community site has been opened for public prevew. If you have any form of knowledge /skillset in these areas (photography or content writing), you may help to make it grows in its content. Credit and appointment as editor for each section that you intend to take up. This is a non-profitable section in MIR & we cannot do it all on our own. Enjoy.

http://www.nature.com.my


9. From : Johan (johan.lucas@krufilms.com)
Url : http://
Date : 02:12 PM Monday 24 October, 2005

Video Editor needed. Pls call 016-3555245 JOHAN. Thanks! - Johan Lucas


10. From : The Center for Fine Art Photography (cfe@centerforfineartphotography.org)
Url : http://www.c4fap.org
Date : 01:58 PM Monday 24 October, 2005

Hello. Asian Photographers:- The Center promotes the Art of Photography through its exhibitions, publications and by educating the public to the collectable value of fine art photography. You are invited to submit your work to the Center's following calls for entry:

The Naked Truth - deadline is November 7
On the Road - deadline is December 28

Awards include:
Solo Show
Best of Show
Director's Selection
Monetary - up to $1,500
Inclusion in the Center's Online Gallery for 12 months
Inclusion in the Center's annual Artists' ShowCase Collection CD, distributed internationally
Featured Artist in Artists' ShowCase - an eight-page insert in CameraArts Magazine, with over 14,500 circulation

Submission is by the Center's new online entry process.

For more details and to submit your entries, visit the Center's website at www.c4fap.org


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