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  1. jonathon94

    jonathon94 TPF Noob!

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    I just received a T3 today and even though I was under the belief that I knew enough to use it from the box (I studied a lot while using my P&S) I'm slowly realizing I have a lot to learn. So let me ask What would you suggest someone who came from a basic P&S should learn first about their DSLR?


     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Read the manual. When you're done that, Read the manual.
     
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    jonathon94 TPF Noob!

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    lol ok then :)
     
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    WhiskeyTango No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Youtube is also a great source. Look up your camera name, along with "how to," and phrases like that.
     
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    http://www.froknowsphoto.com

    Go to his beginners section and watch some videos.

    Learn about:

    Shutter speed
    ISO
    Aperture

    Then watch some videos on YouTube, then go and shoot and then shoot and then learn a bit more then shoot and shoot.

    Practice makes perfect!
     
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    +1. I couldn't agree more. There is also a "tutorial" thread in this sub forum. Another key item is understanding the exposure triangle and how each setting affects each other.
     
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    If you're interested in any books, there is a series called like "From snapshots to great shots" that are written for different camera models. They explain ALOT, and they're a real great addition to reading the manual.

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    Read the manual. When you're done that, Read the manual. [​IMG]
     
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    The exposure triangle.

    I baited the trap, just waiting for the prey to make it's way around before I strike... :er:
     
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    I know it sounds silly but this is always the first thing you do. When the manual looks kinda worn and beat to hell from you reading it too much you are ready to move on to some basic fundamentals.
     
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    Sound advice for knowing what features and functions your T3 has available for you, though you have to understand what you read if you hope to use your T3 to it's full potential.

    In addition to understanding the exposure triad of shutter speed, lens aperture, and ISO, you also need to understand the camera's light metering modes, white balance, focus modes, and how to control the depth-of-field that affects the distance from the camera of what will or won't be in focus in each shot.

    As mentioned in other's posts you'll have to go beyond the user's manual to gain a full understanding of how to use your T3. The manual tells what the T3 has for you to use, but not how to use the T3 to do photography.

    One of the most recommended inexpensive books to help get you started is Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
     

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