elitejp wrote in post #18421648
I dont know why but this just bothered me a bit as if every person who picks up a dslr must learn every aspect of photography so that they can be be a great photographer. And if i am upgrading then i am most certainly doing it for the sole reason that i expect the camera to give me more professional results. Or as we would say on potn the camera would allow me more oportunities to be able to capture the moment more easily.
I don't think you need to learn EVERY aspect, but a few would be nice. Several years ago, my friend wanted to take photos of her kids playing sports. Camera store did her a solid and sold her a used Canon 70-200 f/2.8, another walk around lens, a flash unit and DSLR (I don't remember what body). She took some great action photos of her kids on full auto. But she never took the time to learn how to use her camera and get off the green box. I don't think she ever used the flash. She was unhappy with her inside, low light photos of family, so she went to the big box store, bought a point and shoot because the box said it was good for low light. It wasn't, but the DSLR with flash that she already owned would have done fine. She would have done a lot better to take a camera class (that store offered a free class if you bought a camera).