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Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by MisplacedAngler, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. MisplacedAngler

    MisplacedAngler TPF Noob!

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    I don't know jack about photography. I do know that while my pictures from vacations (I'm the outdoors type) look alright, they don't look nearly as good as the real thing and I think there is lots of room for improvement. I want them to look better as well as photo's of my daughters more memorible moments. Is there any books or other literature/websites one can recommend for someone who may decide to get into photography? Something that explains the different features of a camera, teaches one the lingo, etc...

    Pretty much, any advice is welcome. I'm not sure what to ask because I don't know much about the hobby.

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. BlueEyes01

    BlueEyes01 TPF Noob!

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    You really first need to read your cameras manual. You will learn more than you realize from just that. Then get "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson.
    Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Sim TPF Noob!

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    The first thing I read when I started was a page called Bernie's Better Beginner's Guide to Photography: http://www.berniecode.com/writing/photography/beginners/

    I found that it gave me an overview of the basics with examples and it's a pretty short read which was what I was looking for. Might be useful to you as well.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    benhasajeep TPF Noob!

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    Good links above. Lots of information.

    And Welcome to TPF. :D
     
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    Jedo_03 TPF Noob!

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    How about posting 2 or 3 of your pics on here...
    Plenty of people on here are excellent at photography (it's a Photo-Forum) and more than capable of giving first rate advice directly about whatever concerns you about your photography...
    By all means read books and browse the web - but you will get personal advice here - free....
    Jedo
     
  7. MisplacedAngler

    MisplacedAngler TPF Noob!

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    Ok. Here's a few from my last trip to Colorado. These were just taken with my PNS, not to be confused with POS.

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