A Good learning Magazine

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  1. Jimmy1234

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    Hello everyone. I am new here and new to photography. I just purchased a Nikon d40x and photoshop. I have a lot to learn about photography, and with the other hobies in my life I have read magazines. So I was woundering if there are any good Magazines out there that are good for beginers like myself? The only ones I have seen are either from the UK, or just trying to sell you something.

    Thanks for your advice
    Jimmy
     
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    Just get Understanding Exposure. It's not exactly a magazine (it's a thin book), but it's gonna help you loads.
     
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    I have John Hedgecoe's complete guide to phtography.. But I like how the Magazines from the UK give you diferent things to learn every month. The only thing is its 56lbs a year, and thats a lot in US dollers
     
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    You should join in the fun on this forum in the bi-weekly assignments section http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=46
    Two assignments are posted every two weeks and we post and discuss, it's a great time and you get some of that 'directed learning' which is nice. :)
     
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    Forget about magazines for learning...get some books instead.
     
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    Thanks or the advise. I have been reading the photo assignment thread, and have enjoyed it. I actually took my first asignment picture last night, but I couldnt get it to upaod on photobucket, maybe the file was to big or my dial up internet conection just doesnt cut it.

    I will hve to figure this out so I can perticipate in that fun assignment thread.

    James
     
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    JPG magazine is really good
     
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    I got my camera today (Canon Rebel K2 w/28-90mm lens) and went through almost 3 rolls of film just 'playing around' to get used to it. I also bought... yep "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson (3rd edition) and after only a couple of chapters into it and I already...

    Have a VERY good idea on what my camera can do! Right from the get-go, this books has you get hands-on with your camera and explains in an easy way what it will do and how you use it - regardless of which camera you have, regardless if it is film or digital. I have been amazed so far and looking forward to reading all of it. If, you do as I have done, read and have your camera on-hand; it is wondeful to just pick up the camera and 'whoosh' you are finding the right way to take pictures and more importantly good pictures right from the get-go and understanding the principles of exposure.

    Best of luck and this IS a good book to add to your library.

    Sam
     
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    You're right, plenty of magazines in the UK with tutorials and stuff, they are quite expensive though!

    I've found the internet to be an amazing source of info for photography - tutorials, walk-thru guides, videos on Youtube. And it's all free!!
     

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