The Tutorial Thread!

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  1. Antithesis

    Antithesis No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Post any threads that you think are one of those questions that gets asked a billion times, or anything that will be useful to noobs. If you see any important sections missing too, just make a post and I'll start a new one.

    Also, post tutorials or just general good information threads. I will compile them into a list for easy access for beginners.

    Very important: If a camera is being sold somewhere for significantly cheaper than should be normal, check the vendor here: www.resellerratings.com (if it's too good to be true, it's usually a scam).

    A good place to start... Books:

    Understanding Exposure, by Bryan Peterson
    BEST BOOKS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

    General FAQs:

    So you just a new DSLR (courtesy of radiorickm)
    My beginner questions: (courtesy of Rachelsne)
    Shutter speed, Aperture and ISO (courtesy of Tiberius47)
    The Exposure Trinity (courtesy of Philly101)
    Basic Exposure Settings (courtesy of Tiberius47)
    Using P (Program), A (Av), S (Tv) and M (Manual) Modes (courtesy of Tiberius47)
    White Balance (courtesy of Tiberius47)
    Bracketing (courtesy of Tiberius47)
    Article on buying a Compact VS dSLR
    Ken Rockwell's technique guide
    Pros and Cons of "Program mode" (interesting thread)
    Good learning tool (thanks to JerryPH)
    Photography by definition
    Tutorial on making pano's
    Depth of Field calculator: useful for finding the right aperture for a situation, and pre-setting hyper-focus


    Lens FAQs:

    What is Bokeh?
    DSLRs & Lenses 101
    Kit lens... Why???
    Prime lenses vs. Zoom lenses
    Must-have filters (people's opinions)
    Are filters needed? (digital)
    Are Protection (UV) filters needed?
    Nikon 50mm: F1.4 vs F1.8 thread

    Camera FAQs:

    General DSLR Guide
    BEFORE you ask "What Camera?"
    D40 / D40x / D60 Advisory
    What is crop factor?
    Canon vs Nikon (The big inconclusion)
    Sensor cleaning? Read this... (courtesy of William and/or Mitica 100)
    Regarding Olympus and 4/3rds systems...

    Lighting FAQs:

    Strobist, a good place to learn about off camera lighting.
    Canon EOS Flash part 1
    Canon EOS Flash part 2
    Manual Flash (courtesy of Tiberius47)

    PP or Post Processing FAQs:

    About RAW
    To process or not to process... that is the question.
    Why you should be shooting RAW
    Excellent monitor comparison/knowledge thread
    Sharpening tutorial
    Another sharpening tutorial
    Noise Reduction tutorial
    Retouching by way of cloning (tutorial)
    Processing and saving for the web

    Equipment review sites, etc. (before you ask "is X any good?"):

    DPReview, good for in-depth camera body reviews
    Photozone.de, an excellent place to read reviews on lenses
    Fredmiranda.com, good for lenses, bodies, and some other stuff.
    Thom Hogan's site, mainly Nikon and general technique stuff.
    Luminous Landscape, general reviews, etc.
    www.the-digital-picture.com, a good place for Canon and some Sigma reviews.

    N
    ote: I rarely have time to update this thread anymore, so feel free to post your useful links in responses to the thread. Maybe I'll get around to an update at some point, but no promises :)
     
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    Antithesis No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hey, can a mod edit the title so there is a space between FAQ and Tutorials, like this: FAQ / Tutorial.

    It's come to my attention that it's not searchable for that reason.
     
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    I think "before you ask what camera" should be big and bold and on the first line.
     
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    Antithesis No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'll put the really common ones in bold. Thanks for noticing that.
     
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    Oh hey thanks for composing that. That looks like it took quite a bit of work. Great job.
     
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    There are some nice tutorial links in Tiberius47's signature that may be of use for your list :)
     
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    Updated, keep em coming people.
     
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    " I need a cheap, but sturdy tripod "
     
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