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Aug 24, 2010 17:51 |  #1

First off, hello! I recently made the decision to dive on into the wild world of photography, and have been lurking here for a bit to try and understand the differences between your P&S cameras and your SLR's and man am I scared/excited!

I just ordered a T1i and a Canon 50mm 1.4 to get my feet wet. I am looking to do a lot of portrait work, but would like to move into shooting indoor sports. But until I figure what the heck I am doing with just the prime lens, I will sit tight on looking into a nice zoom lens that can handle low light, but am open to any suggestions in the mean time!




  
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Aug 24, 2010 17:53 |  #2

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Aug 24, 2010 17:54 |  #3

Welcome to this great community and resource!


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Aug 24, 2010 19:21 |  #4

welcome to POTN.


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Aug 24, 2010 19:24 as a reply to  @ alpha_1976's post |  #5

welcome! there's tons to learn, but don't let lurking on this or other sites keep you from actually practicing and taking pictures.

We can give you lots of pointers; but only you can get out there and press da button :D

good luck to you! looknig forward to seeing your progressions!


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Aug 24, 2010 19:28 |  #6

Welcome! Spend lots of time here, SEARCH and read! You will learn everything you want to!


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Aug 24, 2010 21:31 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #7

Welcome to POTN.

Get this book and read it many times! (external link)

Use POTN's search function profusley

Take lots of pictures, repeat.

And of course, have fun!

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Aug 24, 2010 21:48 |  #8

Read this: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=414088
Shoot a lot then read it again. Learn to use manual settings. Take pictures with different exposure settings. Make mistakes then learn from them. Practice might not make perfect but it does make better.

Photographers are like golfers. Golfers are constantly looking for a longer hitting driver or a better putter. Photographers are constantly looking for a sharper lens or a better body. Both groups would be more successful if they were doing more practicing and less shopping.

Have fun!!!


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Aug 24, 2010 21:55 |  #9

Welcome to a real loony-bin...err, I mean a great forum for enthusiastic photographers:)!


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Aug 24, 2010 23:44 |  #10

I second Jason's suggestion to read Bryan Peterson's book on exposure.
It will really vault you forward.


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Aug 25, 2010 00:20 as a reply to  @ tmcman's post |  #11

Welcome to the cauldron Chino:)


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Aug 25, 2010 02:11 |  #12

welcome!!!


Living in Austria, I am so glad that there is stuff like Gimp out there...
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Aug 26, 2010 13:13 |  #13

Craign wrote in post #10782321 (external link)
Photographers are like golfers. Golfers are constantly looking for a longer hitting driver or a better putter. Photographers are constantly looking for a sharper lens or a better body. Both groups would be more successful if they were doing more practicing and less shopping.

Love this! :lol:


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Aug 26, 2010 13:29 |  #14

Jason C wrote in post #10782199 (external link)
Welcome to POTN.

Get this book and read it many times! (external link)

There is a new edition.


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Aug 26, 2010 13:33 |  #15

Welcome...

For lens questions, you might want to browse the EOS lens forum. If you aren't following that forum, you'll be missing a lot of good info on lenses... There are many discussions there about EOS lenses and there's a sub forum with example shots taken with just about every lens you can buy for your camera. See -> https://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdis​play.php?f=33




  
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