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Jan 07, 2014 14:24 |  #1

I couldn't find proper guide to start learning about photography. Bought couple of books - but looks complicated.
I am trying to find out any links or books that can help me understand the details about photography. I am highly interested in knowing in details, but i lack patience which resulting in multiple bad shots...I would like to start from the beginning.

Anyone - just post me some link to start learn about photography...speciall​y Portraits.

I asked few local photographers that i can be their bag boy, but they are getting scared when i ask like that ;) I don't know anyone in that industry...

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Jan 07, 2014 14:33 |  #2

http://www.amazon.com …F8&qid=13891267​88&sr=8-1& (external link)

Read that book. Its a great start!


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Jan 07, 2014 14:39 |  #3

Frank H wrote in post #16585926 (external link)
http://www.amazon.com …F8&qid=13891267​88&sr=8-1& (external link)

Read that book. Its a great start!

Yep, and then read it again!

Also here:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=414088


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Jan 07, 2014 14:40 |  #4

Step 1: Read your camera manuals
Step 2: Seach Youtube for a video on exposure. Learn how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO affect each other.
Step 3: Play around with your camera, using what you've learned.


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Jan 07, 2014 15:29 |  #5

Understanding Exposure is the most widely recommended book for a good reason. If you want to learn, it's the book to buy.




  
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Jan 07, 2014 15:32 |  #6

The book suggested above is a great place to start. But your post concerns me, you want to be good, but you dont want to exercise patience and learn by failing. Sorry it really doesnt work that way. The only way to get good is to shoot a lot and learn from your mistakes. If you cant brace yourself to do that you might want to consider another hobby from the start.




  
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Jan 07, 2014 15:38 |  #7

youtube

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http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=Xnn5nzPvoIM (external link)

once you understand the concepts, you can make sense of your errors.


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Jan 07, 2014 16:18 |  #8

Join a camera club and make some friends that can help you learn one-on-one. Don't be too proud to admit that you're just starting out. There's nothing better than like-minded people to help you learn. (and don't be afraid of the older folks, they've probably forgot more about photography than most will ever know.)


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Jan 07, 2014 16:29 |  #9

James P wrote in post #16586241 (external link)
Join a camera club and make some friends that can help you learn one-on-one. Don't be too proud to admit that you're just starting out. There's nothing better than like-minded people to help you learn. (and don't be afraid of the older folks, they've probably forgot more about photography than most will ever know.)

I would totally agree with this comment. Reading the manual or a book is fine once you understand the basic concepts of photography.




  
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Jan 07, 2014 16:36 |  #10

Thanks all...placed da order for that book...I want to learn from basic....




  
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Jan 07, 2014 16:42 |  #11

gonzogolf wrote in post #16586127 (external link)
The book suggested above is a great place to start. But your post concerns me, you want to be good, but you dont want to exercise patience and learn by failing. Sorry it really doesnt work that way. The only way to get good is to shoot a lot and learn from your mistakes. If you cant brace yourself to do that you might want to consider another hobby from the start.

I love to learn from my mistakes....but the problem on my head is I still dont know which one is right and which one is wrong.

Been reading the manual for the last 2 weeks - very interesting and at times started to getting bored. Trying to put myself engaged in the right direction to understand better...

Instead of learning about the camera, i started looking at lighting setups - thats my mistake...so i decided to start from basics without bs'ing around from TODAY...

your point is absolutely right, At some point if i think i can't learn it - then I will call it , compact camera is good enough for me...thanks...




  
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Jan 07, 2014 16:42 |  #12

thanks for all ur replies....




  
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Jan 07, 2014 17:10 |  #13

Actually i wouldnt mind giving this a read as well. The understanding exposure book. Is this the Bryan Peterson book?




  
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Jan 07, 2014 17:13 |  #14

Turn the camera on, point and click!


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Jan 07, 2014 17:15 |  #15

If you want it done quick then download a training seminar(tutorial) or order the DVD
Very good are experience seminars for your 5d mk3 http://m.shop.experien​ce-seminars.co.uk (external link)
Or for the basics on photography "mike the maven" is also good http://www.canontraini​ngvideo.com …nfo&cPath=3&pro​ducts_id=3 (external link)

As I always say.. Why read the book when you can watch the film in 1 and a half hours ;-)a
But not quite the case for the 5dmk3 video as it's over 8 hours long :-)


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