Relearning and need all the advice and tips i can get

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  1. saranwrap82

    saranwrap82 TPF Noob!

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    Hey all!!! About 10 years ago or so I took photography in grade 11 and 12 and absolutley loved it, learned how to use a manual camera and develop my own pics in black and white, and that was my heaven when I was in school. But after graduation I got too tangled up in life to make time for photography even though I loved it, silly girl I was I know. But in this last year I got into a relationship with an artsy guy and I have the desire to start doing it again. We have gone on a few photo treks with my old minolta film camera, even though I have been cheating and using auto while trying to get used to the camera, but the cost of film and developing as much as I was, was getting a bit outrageous, especially when not all my pics are turning out since I am relearning.So, I just bought myself a dslr, its a sony alpha 200, my bf helped me pick it out. I have gone out on one adventure with it, and fell in love. Yes again I used auto cause this camera is totally awesome but I totally don't know how to use it. Can anyone send me some links on things to read or direct me to some posts since I am new around here and wanna read up on everything and just treat myself as a total newbie since I remember basically next to nothing. I am sure I will catch on quick and I am so excited for this learning!!!!! :) Thanks out to anyone that can give me a hand!
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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome aboard...how's life out on the rainy coast?

    A lot of people recommend the book, 'Understanding Exposure' by Brian Peterson. Really, the basics of photography haven't changed for a long, long time, so a lot of books are still relevant, even in the digital age. So I suggest hitting up your local library.

    And of course, we are here to answer questions that you might have.
     
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    saranwrap82 TPF Noob!

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    Life on the rainy coast....well, it has not been as rainy as it has in the past, but don't get me wrong I am not complaining, it is a more then welcomed change :)

    Thanks for the advice, lets hope that maybe I can hit it up sometime soon!!!!!
     
  4. christopher walrath

    christopher walrath No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Go to my website. I have a few articles explaining the basics of exposure. Check it out.
     
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    +1 on "Understanding Exposure" Great book for a beginner
     
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  7. +2

    Also, you're lucky to have someone to share your hobby with. Ask him as well, but definitely come back here, and ask away.
     

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