I am a photography virgin.

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  1. Who Dat

    Who Dat TPF Noob!

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    By virgin, I mean I have a camera and have not used it, nor taken a picture. I recently bought a Nikon D80. I don't have any lenses for it, and I don't know anything about it. I just wanted to get into photography after finding out my God daughter loves to pose for pictures and I have an obsession for architecture. If anybody has any tips, suggestions, or some noobie education, I'd love to hear it. Btw, my name is Hai, nice to meet you all.

    -Hai


    Also, here are some pictures of my God daughter, her name is Aubrey. These were taken with a family member's camera.
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    Alphaem TPF Noob!

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    Nikon d80 is a great camera it will do everything that you might need. If you want some free tips and video tutorials then check out my blog at
    http://www.digitalphotographydarkroom.com, it has lots of beginner tips and tutorials. Good luck with your photography, you will be a veteran in no time.
     
  3. Who Dat

    Who Dat TPF Noob!

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    Thanks, it sounds easy, but it looks tough to be a professional.
     
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    Welcome to TPF!

    You can do it, just takes time and effort, just like anything else worthwhile.

    There is a ton of reading available, lots of information online, as well as any number of classes you could take locally, then you have the backup of members here willing to answer questions for you, especially once you have made some effort to find out on your own.
     
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    Oh wow, WHO DAT SAY DEY GONE BEAT DEM SAINTS? lol! Welcome to the forums my fellow Louisianian. These guys are great at helping you when you really need it and for giving you great advice.

    Your God daughter is very cute, and she DOES look like a little poser lol!
    What kind of camera was it that you used?

    Finally, I'd like to give you some help. Some members of this forum suggested the book Understanding Exposure by Brian Peterson to me. I've been reading it and it's helped me immensely. You'd do good to check it out.

    Good luck with your photos and Go SAINTS! lol!
     
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    Who Dat TPF Noob!

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    Those pictures weren't taken by me, but they were taken by a compact digital camera, nothing fancy.
     
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    PatrickHMS TPF Noob!

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    But now that you have a D80, you can take your own photographs.

    Good luck!
     
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    Who Dat TPF Noob!

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    thanks i'm looking forward to it, i just purchased a pair of used lense. a 70mm..... so i have no idea what kind of quality i will be getting
     
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    PatrickHMS TPF Noob!

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    What lenses did you get? I am not aware of a "70mm lens" as you call it.
     
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    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    she looks like a fun one to take photos of. She is sooo cute and looks rather energetic too
     
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    what was the other lens?
     

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