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    practice....and then practice....and then eat some cereal*....and then practice....




    *May I recommend Fruit Loops
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Pray tell, do Fruit Loops help specifically with composition, lighting and focus? I wonder how they would compare, specifically, against Wheaties or Total... or even Special K.

    Is there data to support this?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I actually can't see those photos...they are blocked by my companies new firewall...so I can't be sure.

    Even without seeing them, I can say that your camera is capable of taking pretty good images...but it won't get any better by adding something, modifying or tweaking it.
     
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    180 bucks gone to waste, unfortunally =\

    but you read the specifics on what type of camera it is though right ?

    the cannon powershot A630

    i bought it cause it was like #1 in cnet at the time.

    oh wells.....what camera do you think i should buy that can take photos like that thread i showed you....and whats the lowest i can spend ?
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yes, your camera can take those pictures.

    Having said that, there is a LOT more to those particular shots than the camera... they are not good because the person used an uber-fancy camera, they are good because the person knew what they were doing.

    Your camera is plenty good enough to get a really good understanding of photography. You don't need to spend a ton of money on equipment to take amazing pictures.
     
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    you want a dslr, any one will do, and, some decent lens.
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Additionally:

    The thing I think you, as well as all beginners, need to concentrate on is not the equipment, but rather in learning how to see pictures in your mind... then make them happen.

    You need to learn how light works, what makes good looking composition, and now to effectively set your camera to get the image your mind can see.

    Let's take a look at the photos you have highlighted here... Take a good look at them, study them for a while, and then try to tell us WHAT it is you like about them... and be specific. What is it that catches your eye? What is it that makes you feel "man, that is a really good shot".

    The number one thing a beginner needs to learn is how to see with the eyes of a photographer, and the best way to do that is to just start trying...
     
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    alrite so i should buy a dslr and that type of camera will do the job instead of this stupid powershot a630 by canon that i thought was good.

    do you think adding better lens to my canon a630 will make it better

    or should i just buy a DSLR and do you know some good DSLR out ? that way i see how much money i should save..
     
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    Yiou don't need a DSLR, you need to learn how to compose, light and compose your subjects and that can be done more than adequately with the camera you have. If you go running off to buy ever more expensive and complicated gear without having a good solid understanding of the basics then you will never get your 'amazing' photos because you will always be struggling with the equipment.

    Just practice with what you have, it can give results as good as just about anything else if it is used with a bit of understanding. The time to consider a 'better' camera is when you do find yourself limited by the one you have.

    There is just no substitute for a thorough understanding of photography and buying fancy equipment is not a short cut to this. Good luck with the learning.
     

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