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Old 06-26-2008, 11:32 PM   #1
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So I joined the DSLR owners today...

With a Nikon D60 paired to an 18-135 lens!

Thanks to a very knowledgable friend who helped me decide on this and helped me get a stellar price on the unit!!

So... Now I need to learn how to take a photograph... LOL...

Planning on taking some courses - anyone recommend anything?

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Old 06-27-2008, 12:11 AM   #2
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:51 AM   #3
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congrats! it's addictive! just read the manual for basic stuff, and zhp is right, go play around with it!
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:10 AM   #4
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Yea - I have been - I'm too freakin' excited to sleep! I'm like a kid on christmas eve!

I want to take a course to teach me about f stops, etc. Learn the basics about photography - that's really what I meant by courses...

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Old 06-27-2008, 01:12 AM   #5
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ye but dude, the money your gonna waste on classes you can buy yourself a better lens, just read, read, and play. Thats what I did, and I'm a newb!
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:17 AM   #6
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^^^ I have to disagree - understanding how these "tweaks" can help create a better picture WITH the right lens. In the end, you have the best lens, if you don't know how to setup the camera properly, it'll look like crap.

I'm not looking to use the programmed auto and auto settings, I want to get into some harder stuff.

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ok so then by researching you can find out, instead of you paying someone to tell you what to do
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While you definitely want to spend as much time playing with the camera, practicing, etc... Some sort of formal "education" on this topic would not do you any harm.

You don't want to be like me, guy with lots of gear but little skill
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how much are classes?
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Thats what I did, and I'm a newb!
I don't think that reflects too well on the advice you give though...
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^^^ I have to disagree - understanding how these "tweaks" can help create a better picture WITH the right lens. In the end, you have the best lens, if you don't know how to setup the camera properly, it'll look like crap.
You have the right idea, IMHO. The higher end SLRs can, and will, frequently take photos worse than a cheapy point-in-shoot, unless you know what you're doing. Ask me how I know...

PIKTO.ca

I haven't actually taken any courses from these guys, but I wanted to give them a try until travel plans put an end to that idea for the foreseeable future. I'm sure there are plenty others out there... I know henrys.ca has some sort of courses as well.
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Remember, it's not the camera, but the person who weilds it that makes the pictures good.
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:10 PM   #14
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I know - the courses will help me think more "photographically". But once I have that, it's all practice...
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Quick shot...

Have a couple of my son that I took that turned out REALLY nice - but not sure how I feel about posting those on the net...
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