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  1. thinkricky

    thinkricky TPF Noob!

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    My name is Ricky. I tried to PM or email a couple of the mentors listed but some do not receive emails and I can not PM. I guess that's not open to everyone.

    Anyway, I'm looking for someone to mentor/help me. I have 4 years of Art history so I understand composition, contrast, colors, etc.. Although I have Art in my blood I don't have photography. I am getting into it now.

    I have purchased a camera to start with. It's a Canon EOS Rebel T2 35mm SLR. (I'm not sure if it's the greatest camera to start with but for $30 dollars it was as close to free I could find. The camera was in perfect conditon not a scratch on it. As close to new as it could be.)

    I do have creative ideas, and I am willing to learn. My problem I guess is learning the camera itself. Aperture and shutter speed. Other mechanical aspects of photography.

    To sum it all up. I'm not sure what I need. Maybe a slap to the face. I'd like to have a mentor if anyone is willing to help me out. Give projects or do what ever a teacher would do. But maybe that's not what I need.

    I just need help. Thanks

    Ricky
     
  2. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Do you have PM disabled in your profile? I click on your nickname and do see the option. That may be an issue.
     
  3. thinkricky

    thinkricky TPF Noob!

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    I checked again it's not even an option.
     
  4. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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  5. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Or just ask questions here in this forum like you just did. If you have photos to post put them up in of the photo galleries like general, landscape, nature/wildlife, people etc.
     
  6. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

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    Do you have anything of a portfolio? Or perhaps just any shots you've taken?

    What style are you interested in?
     

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