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  1. momof3shan

    momof3shan TPF Noob!

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    I just ordered my FIRST SLR! The Nikon D3000! Will I love it or what??? I have alot to learn!! Any suggestions?
     
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    SHOOT SHOOT SHOOT

    the more you use it the more you're gonna love it... also, as we are all tempted to just jump right into taking pictures, i would suggest you thoroughly read the manual front to back as there might be features that you'll find useful

    good luck! :)
     
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    bazooka No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Read, read, read!

    Know what genre of shots you are interested in taking, then find a few books on amazon about shooting that genre. For bonus prizes, try replicating the pictures in the book.
     
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    SilverAWD TPF Noob!

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    Wow! Congrats! I just bought my first DSLR too, it is a Nikon D60.
     
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    PerfectlyFlawed TPF Noob!

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    I just bought a Nikon D5000, and 2 lenses. ( My first Slr) Haven't gotten them yet. The anticipation is killing me!!!! LOL ... 1 more day!

    Congrats on your purchase.. im sure youll love it :)
     
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    wgp1987 TPF Noob!

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    The d3000 is an awsome camera that years ago wouldn thave been even thought of for what you get for the $$$.

    Its not the camera .... its the photographer.

    Learn basics of how a camera works then study about light and composition.

    Have fun and good luck!
     
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    icassell TPF Noob!

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    Buy a copy of Bryan Peterson's Understanding Exposure and read it while you wait for your camera to show up! It will save you an untold amount of time re-inventing the wheel.

    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Exposure-Photographs-Digital-Updated/dp/0817463003/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1267044007&sr=8-1[/ame]
     
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    frommrstomommy Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thats the one I just bought and so far I love it.. wish the weather would clear up so I could go take some shots! Its killing me!!! lol
     
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    tdiprincess TPF Noob!

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    Congrats! I too am in the midst of reading my manual. I will also be grabbing a copy of understanding exposure.. also try this webiste: very informative! This blogger also suggests getting that book! :)
     

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