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What kind of items would you recommend for a newbie photographer?

 
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Jan 11, 2014 10:32 |  #31

OhLook wrote in post #16596008 (external link)
Here comes Old Wet Blanket with her usual message of skepticism.

How can folks recommend lenses and tripods without knowing what the guy wants to shoot? For that matter, isn't it premature to choose a bag until you have a good idea of how much stuff is going inside it and how big the items are?

Which is what I asked about 20 posts ago. The OP hasn't bothered to come up with an answer.


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Jan 11, 2014 11:45 |  #32

PhotosGuy wrote in post #16596627 (external link)
Which is what I asked about 20 posts ago. The OP hasn't bothered to come up with an answer.

I noticed that you asked and everyone sped right past your question. Maybe the OP went to get the answer from his friend.


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Jan 11, 2014 21:31 |  #33

Azathoth wrote in post #16595044 (external link)
Canon T2i/T3/T3i + 18-55 IS + tripod + a good book (or some website recomendations) + warez lightroom copy

that's it.

Do you really want to advocate warez when there are excellent open source editors like the GIMP for those who cannot or would rather not spend the money?


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Jan 12, 2014 06:15 |  #34

Phoenixkh wrote in post #16593522 (external link)
You do need a bag and memory cards, I think.

A book that explains the DSLR he/she just purchased would be a good idea. They are usually much better than the manual. One of David Busch's books would be such a recommendation.

I agree with the Understanding Exposure choice.

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This. Regardless of what you will photograph, this will help. The rest will come in time.

And go take pictures.


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Jan 13, 2014 11:08 |  #35

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For a forum populated by people engaged in a creative endeavor and justifiably upset by copyright violations, recommending "warez" is doubly inappropriate.

I already put Azathoth on my ignore list. Anyone who would advocate warez is not someone I want to listen to no matter what.


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Jan 13, 2014 17:00 |  #36

Here is what I have found out with my shooting upgrades -
Like said before - Get the best body you can afford for the style of shooting you will/may end up doing - Use the kit lens and maybe buy a decent prime like a 50 1.8 or 40 2.8 and see if you like primes or zooms before investing heavy into a lens -
Look into renting lenses before you buy - Sure you may think you need a 300mm zoom but if you can try before you buy you might as well.
Get a tripod BUT SPEND a decent amount and get something good - Cheaper Tripods are just that - cheap.
Flash - Flash - Flash ----- Never think of needing a good flash untill you use one and see the difference in being able to bounce light -
Spend wisely......Sure stuff is fun but knowing how to use it correctly is even better.


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Jan 13, 2014 17:28 |  #37

Just wait till the OP comes back and reports that his friend said "I only want to do street. Why did you make me buy that silly tripod?"


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Jan 13, 2014 17:29 |  #38
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OhLook wrote in post #16602880 (external link)
Just wait till the OP comes back and reports that his friend said "I only want to do street. Why did you make me buy that silly tripod?"

Street at night.;)


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Jan 13, 2014 17:34 |  #39

Meh......A tripod is always a good thing to have....I dont use mine everyday but there are times when i do use it - Night / Stars / Long exposure day shots / Use it for my flash


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Jan 13, 2014 17:37 |  #40

Karl Taylor Photography on DVD is Amazing for Newbies


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Jan 13, 2014 20:07 |  #41

OhLook wrote in post #16596008 (external link)
For that matter, isn't it premature to choose a bag until you have a good idea of how much stuff is going inside it and how big the items are?

I don't know about that - my most used bag is the toploader that fits just a body and attached lens, and I bought that with the camera. The second, third (etc.) bags require more research (and gear).:)


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