hi im new to cameras i have a samsung nx1100 im finding it all abit mind boggling how do i set everything up..from iso to shutterspeed.do i start low or high.no clue really.finding nothing on youtube.any help please
This. This is almost exactly the progression I've had.
Don't expect to be amazing all at once. Take photos because you like them, then try to examine what about it made you like it... and then move on to whether or not you could improve it, by moving a bit, changing the exposure etc.
We're not being much help, are we? Yes, delve into the user manual - it might seem like gibberish at first - and try aperture priority exposure for general purposes, and maybe auto iso (that used to be film speed in the old days), for a start ...
Exposure's one thing, & focussing's another, but they do collide in the look of the result ...
Don't be disappointed or surprised if you see your pictures seem to get worse at the beginning.
Initially you will see "the picture" you want purely by intuition, the camera will do the rest and the result is happiness.
When I for one started I was pleased with the pictures I took, but then as I read more tried more to control the camera and setting I began to feel the pictures were getting worse, not better, its only natural.
But you take more pictures read some more, and you will find that your pictures will improve again but this time you will understand what is happening and why.
Basically all camera's are the same, they capture an image (in basic terms) and you see that image. They all use aperture, shutter speed and iso (there are others, but let's not start confusing the issue with white balance, metering etc) So no matter what your camera is (even my mobile phone camera has these controls), these are the controls you have (as long as your camera has some sort of manual control capabilities). So it doesn't matter what YouTube video or tutorial you watch or read, the principles are the same. The only difference is how you access those controls on YOUR camera. So yes read the manual, it's very important.
You take photos by looking THROUGH the camera not AT the thing.
I've been at the game many many decades, and I did NOT spend hundreds on an all singing all danging auto everything electric picture maker, to ignore all that and have to 'faff' even more with the damn thing to make my 'settings' via menus than I did with my old clock work Zenit film camera!!!
and what you have in your hand is a pretty high end consumer point and press, that has 'some' manual capability if you hunt hard enough, not a pro-grade fully manual SLR... use as designed, stick it on Auto go take photop's, read the manual, and go take photo's, when you dont understand something in the book, and or dont get a photo like you expect,. some back and ask us why... but till then, don't fret the small stuff' go take pictures THAT is what the thing was made for, that is presumeably what you bought it for.. not to be a camera technitian come computer programmer!
Stick it on AUTO... go look THROUGH, not AT it, and take piccies!