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  1. enjft

    enjft TPF Noob!

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    Hello All!

    I am new to the photography arena and I want to learn it all. I just got the D40 in the mail today. I am ready to get started. What do I need to know?
     
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    WDodd TPF Noob!

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Pick up some general photography books that would be a good start and give you an idea of where you need to go from there. 1st step would be to read your camera manual I would guess.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    I agree, read the manual front to back...then play with the camera for a while and then read the manual again.

    I think the first thing you would want to do...would be to start shooting. Have some fun with your new camera...shoot something that you like.

    Then I would recommend some books. 'Understanding Exposure' is highly recommended.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    welcome to the forum :)

    play with your camera, use it.

    and get used to some general concepts, like the basics of how focal length, aperture, exposure time and so on work together to give you the image you want.
     
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    enjft TPF Noob!

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    Thanks! I am too excited. Manual here I come.
     

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