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Old 12-05-2010, 05:14 PM   #5
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Maybe along the same lines, maybe not, but I always chuckle when I see people at an event with a DSLR who go to take a picture and then the external flash pops up. Lets me know they have it on auto and have no clue the kind of pictures they could actually be taking.

Or better yet when someone asks me to take a picture of them with their camera. If it's a Canon Rebel, I'll take it off auto, make sure the focus point is set correctly, then take the picture before reverting the settings back to auto. I did that one time, had the woman look at the shot and she said, "Well, you are a professional." (I had my TV gear there with me.) I didn't say it, but I thought to myself, "Being a 'professional didn't just get you that picture. Practice and reading the manual did."
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