New to the world of photography!

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  1. spag_187

    spag_187 TPF Noob!

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    Hello to all. Im new to photography, so I thought this would be a great place to meet some folks with a common interest, post some pictures and hopefully get some helpful insight and critiquing.

    I just purchased a Canon Rebel XTi with a UltraSonic 28-90mm lens (my very first camera, other than a simple point and shoot). For now Im shooting the majority of my photos in the "full auto" mode, until I learn a bit more about the setting and options of my camera...since there seems to be a lot. I know shooting RAW is the way to go, I just don't want to fumble all my shots, because I don't know what I'm doing with the adjustments.

    Anyways, I look forward to posting some of my pics soon. Feel free to comment, edit or critique them in any way. The more help, the better!:thumbup:
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Your camera's user's guide is a great learning tool. Not only does it describe all the features your camera has, you can use it as a study guide.

    When you read something you don't understand, like say f-stops, aperture, shutter speed, or ISO, hit wikipedia.org and/or google and read about it.
     
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    spag_187 TPF Noob!

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    I have been reading through the user guide. Just a lot to take in over a day or two of reading, but Im sure I'll get the hang of things sooner or later:confused:

    Thanks for the reply!
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Figure a good understanding of photography basics will take 6 months to a year of continuous study.
     
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    Abby Rose TPF Noob!

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    I'm new too! :)

    So far, people here have been really helpful. Very good information.
     

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