Advice for a beginner (and I do mean BEGINNER)

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  1. Gunny79

    Gunny79 TPF Noob!

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    Hi,

    I have a FUJIFILM FinePix s5800. I have no idea about shutter speed and aperture setting and how they affect my pictures.

    I guess I would like to know if my camera is good enough for a beginner?
     
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    Thank you. I do have a bit of spare time these days so I think I will take up your suggestion.

    I just need to know if I can achieve good looking pics with the camera I have and does it have enough fuctionality that I may learn a lot using it.
     
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    avilamillar TPF Noob!

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    i think you will be able to achieve very good pics with that camera, i had a sony h50 and after reading that book i improved my pics.
     
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    DScience No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Depends what you mean by 'good looking'. I've produced some good looking photos with my iPhone...
     
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    Honestly the best thing you can do for your self if you enjoy taking pictures is go out there and play around with your camera. Start in auto mode. Then start using modes like aperture priority or shutter speed priority to get a hang of it. Post pictures on here and get some helpful critiques on your pictures and ask technical questions and you will figure it out in no time. Again start by reading that link posted above it will be helpful for all the technical stuff.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Good pictures are made by the photographer, not the camera. The camera is just a tool.
     
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    I started to learn photography in manual mode, and still today it is all I shoot in.

    Doing so helped me learn exposure pretty quickly.
     
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    Have a read of the tutorials in my signature. THey'll give you a grasp of the basics. But the most important thing is to get out there and do it. Reading about it is nowhere near as important as first hand experience.
     
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    But reading is a hell of a start if he does not even know what the words mean!

    Like another person said IT IS NOT THE CAMERA. if you learn you can take great pictures with almost any camera. It is all about the photographer.... Now once you learn and can handle that camera to the best it can be you might want more to be able to do more but you can still learn the basics before spending the cash!
     
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    Yes, that camera is good enough for a beginner.
    Yes.
    That's a bridge camera and has more functionality than a regular P&S camera. You'll learn a lot using it but eventually if you find yourself sticking with photography you may want to upgrade to a DSLR in the future.
     
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    hey, welcome in the photography world then. But get a serious cam. This doesn't mean expensive. If you have a low budged buy a SH cam. Try a nikon d40. its the cheapest DSLR and its WORTHED.
    www.photopassion.ro
     

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