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    DSLR newbie

    Yesterday I went out and bought a DSLR and to be honest im not to good at taking pictures but would like to learn new skills etc.

    so is there any members on here that know of known sites that would be useful to me.

    cheers in advance

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    What one did you buy??
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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    What one did you buy??
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    Dont forget to post some pictures when you take them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astra mark View Post
    Dont forget to post some pictures when you take them.

    MArk
    that maybe tomorrow mate as im going to flamingo land with the kids, but the pictures it takes are like 15mb, i will be resizing for a while

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    nice one mate, did my camera finally push you over to the dark side :P

    mind get some artistic shots on the go.

    there is no real technique on taking good pictures but more just practise


    p.s. flamingo land is the bomb, love the whakiki wave (i think thats how you spell it)

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    I'm in the same boat, having got a Canon 400D last summer. Had some really good results with it, but there are a number of basics that I need to better understand to get the best from it.

    Everyone (that knows their SLRs) tells me to sit in the garden and take photos of the same thing but try out all of the different settings, like exposure time, aperture, white balance, ISO etc.

    At the end of it, you need to have an eye for what you want the photo to look like.

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    Me and my gilf are photographers. I does come down to alot of practice. It does help though if some one helps you and give you pointers to guive you some to practice towards really.

    Learnin the basics of takeing photos isnt easy at first but when the penny drops its fine. Anyone can stick the cam on full auto program were it calculates everything for you but know how different shutters speeds and apertures can effect you pix is a gud thing to learn.

    Also everyone likes to take pix of diff things. So say for example you like taking pix of cars then concentrate on experementing in that ave. I like really odd things myself. Did a whole project on lost items. I litrally walk 10s of mile looking for add items left by the side of the road or on fields or beachs etc you would be suprised what you find. It made a cracking collection of pix.

    A good starting point for composition is the rule of thirds. This is a good ground for help you to learn the basic of composition. Heres a few link to read

    http://www.silverlight.co.uk/tutoria...se/thirds.html

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    http://photoinf.com/Golden_Mean/Mich..._of_Thirds.htm

    Just a few very basics there for you matey.

    Ps. dont get to hung up of technology im running a Canon eos 5d with a £700 lens but with enough practice you can get pretty much the same results on a 400d or cheaper slr cameras arnt like cars you dont have the throw £££ at them to get the best out of them

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    Munkie any chance you can take the camera back ???

    Not being funny but you might feel a bit restricted at the lack of lenses and other add ons for the camera.

    I have a Nikon D40 SLR and wish I bought a canon due to the lack of compatible aftermarket add ons.
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    The D40's not a bad camera, but the D40X is miles ahead. I've got the D80 and it's awesome. The only thing with Nikon's is the lenses tend to be a bit pricey over the Canon's. Whereas all things Sony are just pricey anyway.
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