Best on-line source for beginers?

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  1. flyin-lowe

    flyin-lowe TPF Noob!

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    I have my new Camera on the way (Canon XS) and I know I will be on here asking a lot of questions. To avoid a bunch of wasted threads is there a place that has listed a bunch of the common questions for newbies. I know every situation is different but can find a place the will say typically outdoor shooting sports use these speeds and settings etc., indoor shooting portraits use these settings, outdoor shooting macro type up close shots use these settings. Again I know there are variables depending on lighting etc but some broad ranges to get me started would be a great help. Is there anywere on this site without just searching for specific threads.
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  3. TJ K

    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yep he^ pretty much got them and this website really is a huge help. No question is a dumb question.
     
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    Wow, thank you so much Samanax! :D

    Can you recommend a particularly good site or sites for a beginner on wildlife photography? This would be in the wild, not zoos.
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well I don't have many sources, but here are 2:
    Home
    gets some really good articles on photography which are well worth reading

    Wildwood Survival - Wilderness Survival
    not done too much digging around this site, but have it logged for the future - contains survival info, but also sections on wild animal tracking.
     
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    Thank you Overread, these are great! :thumbup:
     
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    sam, you always have a nice list of links for people when they ask questions...maybe we could get a list like this stickied? maybe a categorized list?...

    im actually gonna go use the SEARCH function (huh...fancy that) and see if there might already be one :D
     
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    there was - though it was not stickied
    I think it was something like an FAQ in the title - try searching for that
     
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    I am going to put the tutorial thread link in my list.

    I have quite a collection of links that I am currently organizing. I uploaded them for threads such as this one.

    Here's my link collection. It's big. Many of them already posted in the posts above.
     
  11. DavidElliot

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    another great way to look for tips and advices as you're starting out is reading those nifty photography books. understanding exposure by byran peterson is a big favourite here
     
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    Thanks everyone. I now have a few pages of reading to do before my camera gets here on Monday.
     

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