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The "premie newbie"

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Feb 06, 2008 08:41 |  #1

Hello everyone.

Larry ­ Weinman
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Feb 06, 2008 08:52 |  #2

The second photo is excellent although some might argue that the subject is too centered in the frame. As for the first photo, I always thought that dogs shot at there own level were better then dogs shot from above. Anyway, you seem to have a good eye and once you get done learning all the controls on a DSLR I think you will do some outstanding work

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Feb 06, 2008 08:54 as a reply to  @ Larry Weinman's post |  #3

Thank you!

If the object is dead in the center isnt that called Rules of Thirds? It shouldnt be in the center?

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Feb 06, 2008 09:22 |  #4

Hi Sam,

Welcome to the forum :)

You've taken some very nice shots of your dog. You seem to have a good handle on your P&S right now. I agree that your "eye" for a shot, paired with a nice DSLR you will have some outstanding shots.

Here is a great place to start with for the general tips, tricks and "rules"​ad.php?t=52418

Just remember that every rule is also meant to be broken if the right situation comes along. But as once said by a wise moderator:

Jon wrote in post #278902 (external link)
you have to understand why the rules are there before you can safely break them . . .

Looking forward to seeing more from you.


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Feb 06, 2008 17:42 |  #5

Congratulations on some nice work! You do have a good eye, and that is the most important thing in photography - the cameras may give you more flexibility for different shots, but the eye and the taker is more important than the equipment. You mentioned youa re a pixel junkie... you will find many forums here and elsewhere that talk about "more pixels isn't always better"... I am new to this arena also, but I have done a ton of research - and you will find both the Canons and the Nikons get great respect in the field. Choose one you feel comfortable with, and use it as much as you can! I chose Canon and I am glad I did. The 40D would be a good choice - you might want to check it out. You can usually find a rental place where you can try different cameras to see which you like best. Good luck as you dive into photography!

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