Pet photography help

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  1. Mango17

    Mango17 TPF Noob!

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    I love animals and I love taking pictures. So naturally I love taking pictures of animals. I am by no means an expert. I want to learn more and more about being a pet/animal photographer and eventually start my own business. I have a nikon d40 with a 18-55mm lense. What would be better? Any more advice or suggestions? I need a lot of help.. Haha thanks in advance
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Post some that you have taken, a 50mmF1.4 would be a good start the 50mmF1.8 will not auto focus on your camera
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    But, photographers got by just fine, before auto focus was invented and the 50 mm f/1.8 is Nikon's least expensive lens.

    Plus, though you have to manually adjust the focus ring, the AF 50 mm f/1.8D sends distance information to the D40's computer and will light up the in-focus indicator in the viewfinder when focus has been achieved, so it's not totally manual.
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Yes i know but going by the beginners forum they can't get focus with an auto lens :lol:
     
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    Well I have taken two classes in film photography so manual wont be that difficult for me. thanks for the replies
     
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    Arkanjel Imaging No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I suggest you offer a travelling service. Nothing is as lame as the cookie-cutter style studio pics most places offer. Kittens + flower basket = puke. Pets are the most comfortable, and therefore natural, in familiar surroundings.
     

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