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Re: The Camera Thread
« on: April 27, 2014, 08:16:49 am »

Getting a dSLR isn't something that you're just gonna pick up, especially if you don't have a complete understanding of what Photography is all about. It doesn't help if you're coming straight from do-it-all point and shoot cameras like myself. There are plenty of videos you can find on YouTube that will talk about theory, camera operation and whatnot and they are informative...some more than others. But I have found that a lot of what's online is junk and is more about branding themselves as "teachers" and trying to sell you something. That's all good and somewhat expected. I'd do the same thing if I posted videos on YouTube if I had the time.

With that said, I've had to hit the Library and check out some books to get a bit more knowledge of what it takes to be a photographer that can take good pics. I'm currently reading The Digital Photography Books by Scott Kelby. The books themselves really don't need a review because they are more of what kind of settings, shutter speed, f-Stops you should be shooting in for the shot it's talking about. This doesn't offer any kind of theory. It's more of a paint by numbers kind of walk through and something I will get a lot of mileage out of. Currently reading Understanding Exposure which is more theory and THE book that most photographers online recommend. So, that's where I am at currently in my new hobby. I have taken a series of test shots, learning the ins and outs of my camera. Once I get through the book, I will start doing photo projects and seeing what kind of results I get. Stay tuned....
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