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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Do try a search for "studio photography" on here.
    thanks for the suggestion..i know you weren't trying to just be mean in your previous posts..the issue i had with google searches was they were not turning out the results i wanted...after some of the replies here i realised there were jargons which i did not know of which yielded better results like "strobists"..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyStrike View Post
    Studio shoots is basically playing with lighting setups which I'm not familiar with. But for reading materials for lighting, refer to strobist site In particular Lighting 101
    Great reference.Am gobbling up the info in it.Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 86proshooter View Post
    It's good that you already plan what you wish to do in the future.
    Since you just got your gear and new to photography.
    The first goal you wanna focus on is training yourself and familiarize yourself with the camera and lenses.
    Attending workshops, events, competition and etc. to improve yourself.

    Next you will look at your shooting preferences before considering the next lens you wanna buy.
    Main thing is your skill have to be polish first before moving to wedding photography.
    thanks for the kind words..just signed up for a few workshops and have been going through some good youtube videos for beginners

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    thank you for the recommendations..

    i just got bryan peterson's book.It has some great reviews.

    joe mcnally's book from the reviews i read seems more catered towards nikon users. Maybe once im a little bit more experienced..

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLoneRanger View Post
    would also advice you to start reading some books(can find from the library)

    joe mcnally - hot shoe diaries
    bryan peterson - understanding exposure
    michael freeman - The photographer's eye
    Light Science and Magic ( a textbook style book on photography)

    While i have not read through all of these yet, these are often the most recommended books i found in my research on the net. Cheers.

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    Hello Jamesbasher

    Im actually new to photography too hence i can totally relate to your question with regards to equipment such as lenses

    what i feel is that you should experience using ur kit lens and from there identify what do you like to shoot and what sort of style your into.

    I started with the 18-55 and slowly realised i like to shoot street photography and from there the prime lens 50MM is practically always on my camera body whereas my peers they are using the zoom lens like the EFS 17-55mm/28-70mm/70-200mm.

    But then again, if you have the dough..just get them all..hahaha :x

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    may be nowadays people like to do multi-tasking, learning crawling, standing, walking, running, and swimming all at the same time.
    I make my living online (web marketing company)..When i first started learning from scratch , i had to be a jack of all trades first, Web Design , Copywriting , Search Engine Optimisation , even running my own forum on joomla platform for a few years..Only after a few years was i able to specialise in what i wanted which i already knew when i first started..But in the beginning i had to learn and do everything

    In the same way , A passion of mine is Muay Thai. And in that too had to learn a whole lot of stuff (stance , clinch , defense , counter striking , cardio , etc) when i first started..But when i had my first pro fight i was more proficient in counter striking than the rest...But counter striking was my aim since the day i started training.

    I dont find anything wrong in having a goal to move toward while learning as much as i can in the areas im interested in.

    I know from experience it ain't easy moderating a forum and i do appreciate the effort , but a sarcastic tone that stops new guys
    from wanting to ask questions cause of the risk of negative responses isn't a good environment online or offline.Just my 2 cents..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darthbob View Post
    Hello Jamesbasher

    Im actually new to photography too hence i can totally relate to your question with regards to equipment such as lenses

    what i feel is that you should experience using ur kit lens and from there identify what do you like to shoot and what sort of style your into.

    I started with the 18-55 and slowly realised i like to shoot street photography and from there the prime lens 50MM is practically always on my camera body whereas my peers they are using the zoom lens like the EFS 17-55mm/28-70mm/70-200mm.

    But then again, if you have the dough..just get them all..hahaha :x
    hahaha..Hope the journey is going well for you mate I have always been interested more in the human workings of a Studio setup (ability to control so much of the environment , lights , the model , poses , etc) and through some of the replies here i more or less learnt where the dough should go to next , for training as well as a simple portable studio setup to aid the training..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbasher View Post
    hahaha..Hope the journey is going well for you mate I have always been interested more in the human workings of a Studio setup (ability to control so much of the environment , lights , the model , poses , etc) and through some of the replies here i more or less learnt where the dough should go to next , for training as well as a simple portable studio setup to aid the training..

    The journey is slow due to my day job but i must admit, photography is an rewarding hobby (But not so to the wallet T.T) even at my slow pace of learning and shooting

    I know nuts about studio shooting so i cant advise man...hope that you will find whatever you need soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbasher View Post
    I make my living online (web marketing company)..When i first started learning from scratch , i had to be a jack of all trades first, Web Design , Copywriting , Search Engine Optimisation , even running my own forum on joomla platform for a few years..Only after a few years was i able to specialise in what i wanted which i already knew when i first started..But in the beginning i had to learn and do everything

    In the same way , A passion of mine is Muay Thai. And in that too had to learn a whole lot of stuff (stance , clinch , defense , counter striking , cardio , etc) when i first started..But when i had my first pro fight i was more proficient in counter striking than the rest...But counter striking was my aim since the day i started training.

    I dont find anything wrong in having a goal to move toward while learning as much as i can in the areas im interested in.

    I know from experience it ain't easy moderating a forum and i do appreciate the effort , but a sarcastic tone that stops new guys
    from wanting to ask questions cause of the risk of negative responses isn't a good environment online or offline.Just my 2 cents..
    Just my $0.02.

    I think Catchlights just meant that you should take your time to learn, instead of learning too many different level of difficulty stuffs at the same time. Some skills are required (necessary) in order to progress to the next level. And much of it comes from countless shooting and experimenting from alot of different stuffs. If you jump straight into too many things, you may just confuse yourself with too much information which you may not even comprehend at that moment.
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    Jack of all Trades, but master of none. You need to learn how to do something well before moving on to another.

    Remember. When you do photography as a job, you're recording your client's memories in photos. If i were you, i'd wanna get things right in one area first, to deliver the best to them before offering other services.

    While using the skills you've more or less mastered, you can start learning another skill. It doesn't mean that you stick with one forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbasher View Post
    I make my living online (web marketing company)..When i first started learning from scratch , i had to be a jack of all trades first, Web Design , Copywriting , Search Engine Optimisation , even running my own forum on joomla platform for a few years..Only after a few years was i able to specialise in what i wanted which i already knew when i first started..But in the beginning i had to learn and do everything

    In the same way , A passion of mine is Muay Thai. And in that too had to learn a whole lot of stuff (stance , clinch , defense , counter striking , cardio , etc) when i first started..But when i had my first pro fight i was more proficient in counter striking than the rest...But counter striking was my aim since the day i started training.

    I dont find anything wrong in having a goal to move toward while learning as much as i can in the areas im interested in.

    I know from experience it ain't easy moderating a forum and i do appreciate the effort , but a sarcastic tone that stops new guys
    from wanting to ask questions cause of the risk of negative responses isn't a good environment online or offline.Just my 2 cents..
    You don't get my point here,
    whatever photography genre a photographer go into, the foundation is the place ones should to start with.

    of course you can shoot a wedding or studio portrait using 5DMK3 with couple of L lenses, and set the camera on P mode with auto WB, noting wrong with that, you still can get pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbasher View Post
    I make my living online (web marketing company)..When i first started learning from scratch , i had to be a jack of all trades first, Web Design , Copywriting , Search Engine Optimisation , even running my own forum on joomla platform for a few years..Only after a few years was i able to specialise in what i wanted which i already knew when i first started..But in the beginning i had to learn and do everything

    In the same way , A passion of mine is Muay Thai. And in that too had to learn a whole lot of stuff (stance , clinch , defense , counter striking , cardio , etc) when i first started..But when i had my first pro fight i was more proficient in counter striking than the rest...But counter striking was my aim since the day i started training.

    I dont find anything wrong in having a goal to move toward while learning as much as i can in the areas im interested in.

    I know from experience it ain't easy moderating a forum and i do appreciate the effort , but a sarcastic tone that stops new guys
    from wanting to ask questions cause of the risk of negative responses isn't a good environment online or offline.Just my 2 cents..
    and my post is not exactly reply to you, if you would notice I don't quote anyone,

    it is interesting to see some suggestions of asking you to get strobist ket, and have no ideal of how much you can understand at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbasher View Post
    thank you for the recommendations..

    i just got bryan peterson's book.It has some great reviews.

    joe mcnally's book from the reviews i read seems more catered towards nikon users. Maybe once im a little bit more experienced..
    yes, you are right about that...i have just completed bryan peterson's book recently. am now on the photographer's eye =) perhaps the nikon-based hot shoe diaries may not be too suitable...(haven't read it yet)but i'm sure there are tons of other books on flash out there! otherwise, you could check out this site i've been reading:

    http://neilvn.com/tangents/flash-pho...hy-techniques/

    Pretty interesting stuff.
    Last edited by TheLoneRanger; 23rd October 2013 at 12:46 AM.

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    wise man tell me:

    you can take a photo;
    or
    you can make a photo.
    宁愿遇见丢失幼崽的母熊,也不愿碰上做蠢事的愚人

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