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  1. photogirl33

    photogirl33 New Member

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    hi everyone!

    My name is Cassie, always enjoyed taking photos and just recently decided to learn more about photography, i am completly new to this world but more then eager to learn. any advice for newbies?? right now ive been using my iphone for photos but want to eventually purchase a Nikon, ive done a little research on the different types but its all so overwhelming to someone who doesnt know much about it. anyone have any pointers or suggestions? :D
     
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    Consider Canon. :popcorn:
     
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    Welcome to the site.
     
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    Welcome aboard, Cassie.

    Depending on your budget, you will probably start with an entry-level dSLR and a kit lens. This is fine for learning, and will work for you for a few years. Most of the cameras in the same price range will have the same features, so go to a store, pick a few of them up, and go with the one that feels best in your hands. Nikon gives you a bit of an advantage in that the lens mount has not changed, so there are a bunch of quality used lenses available (though there may be some focus or metering limits).

    Read the manual that comes with the camera; get to know what all of the buttons, switches, and menu options do.

    Learn about exposure, art composition, and a little color theory - there are a number of books and videos available, both in libraries and online. There are a few free online courses that are worth checking out. Don't forget to browse through the forums, here. There's a lot of good information, you just have to search.

    Once you have a few shots, post a couple of the best ones for some honest critique. Listen closely and you can learn a lot.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum Cassie!
     
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    Then make the right decision and buy Nikon. :headbang:
     
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    Thanks everyone for the advice!
     
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    Welcome to the forum! As you can see, we don't have opinions on much around here. ;) Keep reading on your own, think about what best suits your needs and yes, ask more questions at places like TPF. Have fun with your new journey!
     
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    Good advice! Thank you :)
     
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