Things a beginner need, and need to know?

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  1. Tiberius47

    Tiberius47 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Read the links in my signature. A crash course on the foundations of photography.


     
  2. KenC

    KenC Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    With the possible exception of a flash (430 EX II would be a good start) you have plenty of equipment. Read as much as you can and shoot as much as you can.
     
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    Joey_Ricard TPF Noob!

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    Advice:

    1) slow down, take your time
    2) read, and practice - then read, practice and review your work
    3) shoot, and shoot some more, but take your time and learn from each shot.
     
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    The only thing you need when you start is a camera and a lens and until you learn the limitations of what you can and can't do with that you don't need a flash. When you discover a need for a flash then buy one. But there is too much to learn about composition and exposure to be worried about flash right now. At this point you wouldn't know the appropriate time to use a flash. Just my opinion and my experience.
     
  5. Kamdon

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    Thanks everyone. I guess my brain is moving faster then my abilities at this point. All of your help is greatly appreciated. Sounds like I just need to slow the hell down. I'm trying to do too much, straight out of gate.

    I've been reading sooooo much lately, that my brain hurts. LOL, really though. I have gotten headaches from sitting in front of this computer for hours on end just reading about photography. Everything I have been reading makes sense. So I think at this point, I need to get off the couch and go take some pictures. Apply what I have learned and see what comes out. Thanks again for all the inputs and advice. It really has helped.
     
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    Thanks for sharing, it’s always great to find new and useful resources.

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