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07/11/2005 10:17:26 AM · #1
I am finding it more and more increasingly important to check every setting on my camera each time I start shooting an event, or even when going from one type of light to another.
Here's my list so far:
Lens hood?
ISO? (ouch, we've all had a few disasters here!)
Exposure compensation on 0?
Flash compensation on 0?
Saturation, Contrast and Sharpening levels?
Metering (multi or spot)?
Aperture, Shutter or Manual?
White balance? (again, ouch some disasters here)
Focus points?
Flash card in camera? (Ouch!)
Flash card formatted before starting new shoot?

What I'm really after is an acronym which will take care of most of the above checklist, does anyone have any ideas?
Also, have I missed anything? Any settings you make sure you're aware of before you start shooting?

Cheers,
Bob
07/11/2005 10:20:29 AM · #2
Originally posted by BobsterLobster:

Also, have I missed anything? Any settings you make sure you're aware of before you start shooting?

Cheers,
Bob

No, you've covered all the areas in which I normally f*** up!
Best of luck with an acronym that will cover all that!

The longest ones I use regularly as VIBGYOR and BODMAS!
07/11/2005 10:23:03 AM · #3
Wow, I have said this so many times in the last few weeks. I always forget to check my settings in the excitement of shooting something. I have been meaning to make a list like this. When I had my Canon A95 there was a way to record a custom start up sound, and I recorded my voice saying "Check Settings" to remind myself. I am going to use this list, and put it in my bag under the camera to remind myself. Thanks Bobster.
07/11/2005 10:47:11 AM · #4
dont forget "lco"

lens cap off


07/11/2005 10:52:31 AM · #5
L - Lens hood
I - ISO
F - Flash comp.
E - Exposure comp.

S - Saturation, contrast, etc.
W - White balance
A - Aperture
M - Metering

F - Focus
F - Flash card
F - Formatted

My "Life swam far from family"

Message edited by author 2005-07-11 10:53:18.
07/11/2005 10:53:15 AM · #6
An acronym would be awesome!

My main problems are I'm always finding myself shooting ISO 800 in broad daylight, shooting non-flash shots with the flash WB setting (blue pics), and photographing 20-some shots on a memory card with 150 photos I've already copied to my PC (thankfully the 20D is quick for deleting).

Maybe if not an acronym, a little cue card would help.
07/11/2005 10:57:44 AM · #7
Originally posted by langdon:

An acronym would be awesome! Maybe if not an acronym, a little cue card would help.


I have a laminator here in my office and if you come up with something you want on a card, send me an address and the text and I will send you a laminated card - wallet size.
07/11/2005 11:08:14 AM · #8
Battery charged?

And available? I have left the battery in the charger before. Very embarassing!

07/11/2005 11:10:48 AM · #9
Originally posted by langdon:

photographing 20-some shots on a memory card with 150 photos I've already copied to my PC (thankfully the 20D is quick for deleting).


I do this sometimes too, what is the easiest way to delete all the old ones and keep only the new ones?
07/11/2005 11:13:42 AM · #10
Originally posted by Alienyst:

L - Lens hood
I - ISO
F - Flash comp.
E - Exposure comp.

S - Saturation, contrast, etc.
W - White balance
A - Aperture
M - Metering

F - Focus

wow you rock!! now can you say sally sells seashells by the sea shore?
F - Flash card
F - Formatted

My "Life swam far from family"

07/11/2005 11:15:08 AM · #11
camera check - CC
07/11/2005 11:36:59 AM · #12
Originally posted by buzzmom:

Originally posted by Alienyst:

L - Lens hood
I - ISO
F - Flash comp.
E - Exposure comp.

S - Saturation, contrast, etc.
W - White balance
A - Aperture
M - Metering

F - Focus

wow you rock!! now can you say sally sells seashells by the sea shore?
F - Flash card
F - Formatted

My "Life swam far from family"


Thally thells theathells...guess not.
07/11/2005 11:51:15 AM · #13
I always shoot in manual..the only things I set are my ISO (yea, have had a few disasters), shutter, and aperture.

Das it.

The first thing I do to prep for a shoot is FORMAT ALL the cards. That's a biggie for me.
07/11/2005 12:09:46 PM · #14
I normally just reset the settings to normal AFTER shooting.
07/11/2005 12:26:36 PM · #15
I'm glad that I'm not the only one that forgets to change the ISO around. I shot for awhile the other day before I realized the reason that all of my shots had to be stopped down so much :\
07/11/2005 12:42:36 PM · #16
I only mess with iso and exposure comp I just leave my cam in aperture priority unless I want a long exposure

one thing I really wish the aperture preview button was easier to hit I can never seem to find it quick enough. and I'm used to a small ccd camera so I still think F/8 = everything should be in focus

and I have at least 2 batteries at all times my cards stay empty.. they go to dvd asap

and if I remember to I make a custom WB when the light seems funky or when indoors

Message edited by author 2005-07-11 12:46:16.
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