Greetings from Sefton, New Zealand

1 month 1 week ago #738134 by vintage_radio_steve
Hi all, I'm not sure why I'm here - I'm not a photographer although I would love to learn to take better shots.  I've got a new Sony ZV-E10 which is mainly for youtube videos but it seems to take good photos unless I take it out of auto - in which case it takes terrible photos.  I'm sure this has absolutely nothing to do with my complete ignorance of all the settings :)

I've also got loan of my daughters Nikon D5500 which is just a complete nightmare for me because I have no idea what to do with it.

And I've got an old Panasonic Lumix bridging camera that I've used for years and am very comfortable with it - it takes good photos but its getting a bit worn out - again, I use it on auto.

So I guess I do know why I'm here - I want to slowly learn to understand the settings and how to get the best for a photo.  I also want to take specific types of shots - including, at the moment, a perspective shot of a small radio to match an advert I have for it.  I've taken a few shots, and the best of them was when it was on full auto - but it looks very square and doesn't have any noticeable taper towards any kind of vanishing point - I'm wondering if its possible on something so small.

Anyway, I'll go have a read around the place and see what I can find :)

Cheers, Steve

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