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    Posted: 29 December 2007 at 11:43




Learning Photography




Dyxum provides you many possibilities in the way of improving your photographic technique and aestethics. This index should be your starting point when you are looking for suggestions. If you can't find something here, make sure you also check our Articles index.



Learning Activities



Dyxum Photographic Abbreviations List
A list of abbreviations primarily about a-Mount photography




Photographic Assignments

A series of advanced and challenging photography tasks that are designed to make you develop your photography skills on the way to complete them. If you are feeling comfortable with your equipment, but willing to develop your artistic side, this is the place for you.



Critics Corner Forum

A forum dedicated to in-depth evaluations of photographs. If you have a shot that you have a feeling towards, but not precisely sure why, this is the place to ask for other people's opinions. All kinds of advanced photography debates are welcome, just chatting is prohibited.



Open and Themed Views Forums

In these two forums you can share your photos freely, and get all types of comments on them. Their main use is showcasing your photographs, but the comments you recieve can be very useful as well.



Contests and Challenges

These events are a great opportunity to see how well you can do against other photographers. A little competition can be rewarding:)
Discussion Topics



General Topics

Photography book suggestions

Your greatest regret in photography. The one lesson to learn...

Who influences your photography? A place for inspiration

Camera settings as used by our various members

How to critique photos?

Autofocus vs. manual focus

Digital vs. Film, the lenses tell a story

The matter of normal perspective, normal lenses and the way people perceive perspective

How to make a 100% crop

How to Watermark an image



On Special Subjects


Best ways to achieve greater than 1:1 magnification

Frankman on Birding

Bokeh (and all about it) | Sky | Airshows | Storms and Lightings

Astrophotography | Moon

Safari & Wild Animals

Weddings | Concert Venues

Infra-Red and Ultra-Violet

Cold Environments

infrastellar on panoramas

William S on Fashion/Beauty/Product

Computer Related

Digital Darkroom Forum

Computer Hardware and Software



Processing Guides

Conversions to B&W

Meet Frank

What's Sticking Out Of His Head?

Midnight Something Processing

1862 -- Battle with Textures

Gradient Blending

History of One Photo

Sharpening - A Brief Introduction by Micholand

HDR -- a tutorial by Dave2006





External Resources

Understanding Series at Lumnious Landscape

Tutorials at Lumnious Landscape

Technical Glossary at dpreview

The Permanence and Care of Color Photographs at Wilhelm Imaging Research

The Photograhpher's Right(s)

The Ultimate Legal Guide for Photographers

Mastering Wide Angle Photography





* If you have a suggestion to improve learning activities of dyxum, you can post your ideas below.






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Post Options Post Options   Quote dA100vor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 April 2008 at 13:52
Just noticed another post of someone getting burned by ordering from online shops... so as suggested in the last post here
a topic for good and bad experiences with online stores might be of benefit to those getting tickled by the 'too good to be true deals'.

Although not foolproof, or rather lie proof with people listing their experiences, I think the dyxum crowd is a LOT more trustworthy than some dodgy-biased replies (two positive amongst ten negative type of thing) you get on those 'online-shop-comparison/feedback' sites.
Or maybe like the lens reviews database, it feels more personal reading a review or experience of our members in regard to anything really, and in the end if it saves someone a headache or even quite a bit of cash then its worth it.

Could be similar to the "thankyou" thread, or even a collection or a unified thread of things already posted (if there isnt one already that i didnt find/see?)


ps. yes I typed this as it came into my head, apologies for the 'raw data'
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KoprivaMedia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 June 2009 at 09:17
There are some links to flash advice in the flash review area, but some links and/or discussion topics here would be nice. Maybe a topic regarding sports shooting for common techniques as well. Thanks!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MxZAE11 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 February 2011 at 18:32
I'll strongly second that suggestion. It's surprising that flash advise is so commonly overlooked!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2012 at 21:30
the link for the astrophotography section is no longer working , just takes you to the "page not found " page.

anyone able to make this a live link again or has it been accidently wiped off the system ?
see my photostream on flickr;
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I think you are looking for this.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2012 at 22:27
Originally posted by Serdar A Serdar A wrote:

I think you are looking for this.


thanks Serdar . i have been reading though that thread , found it useing the search function , pleanty off good information in there.

that may have been the same thread but i thought the original link was to more of a tutorial , though i may be mistaken .

thanks for the quick reply btw.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Steve-S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 September 2012 at 22:34

Hrm... what about a glossary?

I see a link to the DPR glossary, but IMHO that glossary is incomplete, both as to general issues (e.g. it has no entry for "ETTR" in the exposure section) and specific Dyxum (Dynax/Maxxum/Alpha) terminology (iISO, etc). Also possibly-useful would be "translation" info, both for those converting from other systems and for those of us who shoot Alpha but sometimes look at other forums (e.g. Nikon's use of DX/FX).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote streets Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 October 2012 at 01:30
How does one attach a photo to a thread?
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@ streets There's a link in my signature.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 October 2012 at 02:21
Originally posted by Steve-S Steve-S wrote:


Hrm... what about a glossary?

I see a link to the DPR glossary, but IMHO that glossary is incomplete, both as to general issues (e.g. it has no entry for "ETTR" in the exposure section) and specific Dyxum (Dynax/Maxxum/Alpha) terminology (iISO, etc). Also possibly-useful would be "translation" info, both for those converting from other systems and for those of us who shoot Alpha but sometimes look at other forums (e.g. Nikon's use of DX/FX).


@ Steve -- Is this what you mean? The Dyxum Photographic Abbreviations List

If so make some suggestions and I will consider them for addition.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 October 2012 at 02:29
BTW -- I don't see the need to explain abbreviations used for Canikon etc systems. These things take many hours to compile.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Steve-S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 October 2012 at 04:31

@Brettania:
That is what I meant, yes thanks! I'll try to look for any problems, but my cursory glance says it's very good indeed...

Where does this exist as a link/topic/etc? Is it best found using Forum-search-engine??? I was looking for a "glossary" entry amongst the "Learning Topics" and "Articles" indices, and didn't spot it. Is it a lone thread, un-linked in any of the lists-of-reference-materials...?

Might be worth entries for "SR" (and MC, MD), Rokkor, Celtic, and even "Vectis," to help clarify the confused. "AF" should probably be updated to mention SAM (currently only has screw-drive & SSM), and "Ev" changed to "EV". Maybe update "DT" to something like "DT = KM/Sony lens whose image doesn't fill the 35mm film frame (intended for digial bodies with APS-C sized sensos, but FF digital bodies can auto-crop (to about half-size))"

RE CaNikon topics: it's not really that I want a comprehensive "here's how CaNikon does it," but more of a "translation guide" -- for any given Amount-specific (not digital-photography-generic) jargon, what's the equivalent in Canonese and Nikonese. Granted, this is lower priority than other things might be, but IMHO has value.

For example, I see we have most of the Tamron/Sigma tech-equivalents to OEM Alpha lens tech's. For example, where MinO/KM/Sony has "DT," Tamron has "Di II" & Sigma has "DC" (why not list Nikon's "DX" and Canon's "EF-S"?); where MinO/KM/Sony has "SSM," Tamron has "USD" & Sigma has "HSM"; etc. It's hit-or-miss on these... Canon's "USM" (!) is listed (without reference to comparable Amount tech) as are many of the examples I cited here... but Tamron USD isn't... but Fujinon's "EBC" (via m43 mount) is???

Still: overall, an EXCELLENT bit of work.    I just wish I'd been able to find it without moderator assistance...


- Steve S.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 October 2012 at 07:53
Thanks Steve. I have been thinking the same about where it might best be shown. I will post here when I figure that out.
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