D3000 has arrived - reading advice pls

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  1. momof3shan

    momof3shan TPF Noob!

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    My Nikon D3000 is here and I already LOVE it. I have read the manuel, but I need some advice on good books about lighting and shooting - so for all you pro's who actually take pics of people and handle the prints for them - what book helped you, if any??
     
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    manicmike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you use the search function, it's been discussed at least 5 times a week.
     
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    Google is your friend ;)
     
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    Sometimes it takes less energy just to help.


    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D3000-Digital-Field-Guide/dp/0470582073/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1267574872&sr=1-1"]Amazon.com: Nikon D3000 Digital Field Guide (9780470582077): J. Dennis Thomas: Books[/ame]


    I have the D5000 version of that book. Very Helpful.
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=D3000&x=0&y=0"][/ame]
     
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    manicmike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    And some people are too lazy to type in a few key phrases in a search bar. There's seriously at least five of these threads a week.
     
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    What difference does it make to you? Is it taking up space on your server? This is a forum, not an encyclopedia, it's for people asking questions, and getting answers.. if you don't want to answer, then don't, but no need to be a smart ass. Maybe you shouldn't be reading these "beginners'" posts. Maybe you're ready to move up to the professional forum. :thumbup:
     
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    Understanding Exposure by Peterson will be some of the best money you will spend, its a great book.
     
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    Agreed. It is one the best books out there.
     
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    I personally think that older, pre-digital books on photography are the best teaching aids. Your local library probably has at least 50 titles on photographic subjects. The nice thing about the pre-digital books is that they are less software-driven,and emphasize camera and lens work over post processing. I would head to the library and check out a few books,and see what you can learn.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    +1 on the local library.

    If you'd like, you can look at my blog, Digital SLR Basics. There is a link in my siggy ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓
     

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