How to get the most out of my new Sony RX100?
August 25, 2013 9:10 PM Subscribe
I've been wanting to pick up photography as a hobby for a little while now and last week took the plunge with a Sony RX100 due to the great reviews, compact size and limited future potential spending (i.e., no expensive lenses to purchase). I'm wondering how to go about getting the most out of it when it seems like most photography resources are for DSLRs. I also have a specific question about an issue that I've noticed in some of my photos.
posted by imalaowai to technology (10 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Specific question first: I have noticed a blurriness/fuzziness sort of issue in some of my photos. This photo
has a good example of what I've noticed -- you will see the issue particularly in the "pine trees" (not sure the actual type of tree) to the left behind the Sequoia. What could be causing this? I was shooting in the camera's Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto modes (can't remember the particular one for this photo). Do I need to shoot in manual mode to not have fuzzy trees? The photo was taken in RAW and then exported as a jpeg from Lightroom, if that matters. I've read so many awesome reviews of this camera so I'm sure it's something that I'm doing wrong, not the RX100.
More generally, I'm wondering how best to learn how to become a great (hobbyist) photographer on a camera that is not a basic point-and-shoot but also not a DSLR. From a previous Ask I found the Reddit photography class, which looks really helpful for photography in general, and I'm also going to be learning more about composition. But on the more technical side, I would love some suggestions of resources (websites, books, videos, anything!) that could be of use to a person learning how to best use the settings on this type of camera, or for resources for other types of cameras that you think I would still find helpful.