Very much a beginner - any easy way to learn?

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  1. TwoPinkFaireez

    TwoPinkFaireez TPF Noob!

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    Hi guys, I'm Erin!!

    I'm very new to photography, and would really love to learn all the aspects about using all the features.

    Does anyone know any websites or anything where I can learn easily? Explanations and details are simply explained etc.... I get confused easily lol

    Thanks :D
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    One of the best things I would recommend a new photographer do is maybe take an online course. A few of us here did the course over at Proudphotography.com ... the price is very reasonable, its setup nicely and explained easily.

    Of course you could also purchase a few books (Understanding Exposure is a must, IMHO), or you could do it the little bit longer way... and thats reading all the info here... there are tens of thousands of posts, many would not help you... but many would.
     
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    TwoPinkFaireez TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the info :D i'll definately be having a hunt around here... I'd love to understand appeture, and how to acheive certain features and looks in a photo.... it's just so confusing sometimes and I need it simplified lol

    I'm hoping to do a photography course eventually..... but with 2 kids and one due in 4 weeks it could be a while lol
     
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    I second buying Understanding Exposure, it really will give you an idea what each setting does, and how to get the results you want.
     
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    ill third the understand exposure book. every major book store carries it.
     
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    Thanks guys!!

    I've sourced the book in eBay, so will hopefully get it soon!
     
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    I found the Photography Bible very helpful. Try to spend a lot of time on this forum and others and you'll be up to speed in no time.
     
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    Yep, I don't think you'll be disappointed with Understanding Exposure.
     
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    mrodgers No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Book - Understanding Exposure, as has been stated already.

    Internet - here's 2 that I found when I first got a manual camera

    Digicam Help

    Shortcourses

    The 2nd link I found as a huge resource and help.

    Good luck
     
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    I'm just a beginner myself, but after reading this, Ben's Newbie Guide
    It all began to make sense.
     
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    Thanks for the links :D I'm off to check a few out soon!
     

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