Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: Completely new

  1. #1

    Default Completely new

    I own a D50, but as good as not owning one as I don't know how to use it at all except for the menu functions and various buttons.
    For starters, are there any threads explaining on how to take portrait shots, macro and all?

  2. #2
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: Completely new

    #1, Google search, basic photography.
    #2, National Library, books of basic photography.

    Both methods are free, but need a lot of free time from you.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Tanjong Katong
    Posts
    3,710

    Default Re: Completely new

    RTFM (Read The Friendly Manual) .

    Regards,
    Arto.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Potong Pasir
    Posts
    540

    Default Re: Completely new

    go internet and look? I believe there are tons of resources.

    take already, give gurus here a chance to see? they will give comments
    D70s-er Since 2005

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    1.45N 103.83E
    Posts
    3,202

    Default Re: Completely new

    Welcome to CS

    Best is to join outings where you can learn from others in the field. You can ask any photography related question (sometimes non related) and will get good replies. Morever you get to try out the specialised lenses and accessories from other members before buying your own. eq Macro lens.

    I learn a lot and still learns from outings. However, beware of the BBB virus.

    Have fun and shoot more

  6. #6
    Deregistered
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Planet Nikon
    Posts
    21,905

    Default Re: Completely new

    Shoot more, and experiment, that's the beauty of digital.

    When everything goes wrong, try to find solutions or ask around. It worked for me

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    1,109

    Default Re: Completely new

    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Shoot more, and experiment, that's the beauty of digital.

    When everything goes wrong, try to find solutions or ask around. It worked for me
    Great advice.

    Best is still to go out and shoot more, cause you already know how to operate the camera. Shoot more, review and see which photos you like and don't like. then ask and find solutions. Reading books from the library or search the internet only give you theory. Practise makes perfect.
    "Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real" -Ansel Adams

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    dover
    Posts
    1,070

    Default Re: Completely new

    very good guide with basic info for starter
    have many picture and animation
    easy to read
    http://web.canon.jp/Imaging/enjoydslr/index.html

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    yahoo.com
    Posts
    35

    Default Re: Completely new

    find a pro photographer, ask him/her to teach you.

  10. #10

    Default Re: Completely new

    offer to buy someone coffee ..

  11. #11

    Default Re: Completely new

    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft
    RTFM (Read The Friendly Manual) .

    Regards,
    Arto.
    ya lor read the manual

    then carry out step by step experiment to "test" each function... very fun one

  12. #12

    Default Re: Completely new

    Best way, go for a course. Basic course doesnt cost much but you gain alot.

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Potong Pasir
    Posts
    540

    Default Re: Completely new

    go to PSS to get course.

    i thinking of going there too..

    seems not bad....

    else no money, jus shoot more, get gurus to help u out. they are nice!
    D70s-er Since 2005

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Astin Studio
    Posts
    4,736

    Default Re: Completely new

    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft
    RTFM (Read The Friendly Manual) .

    Regards,
    Arto.
    I always thought the letter F in RTFM refers to something else...

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    dover
    Posts
    1,070

    Default Re: Completely new

    u mean something with -ing ?

  16. #16
    Moderator Francis247's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Hougang, Punggol
    Posts
    6,627

    Default Re: Completely new

    Quote Originally Posted by zcwnfx
    go to PSS to get course.

    i thinking of going there too..

    seems not bad....

    else no money, jus shoot more, get gurus to help u out. they are nice!
    Yap, agree with you on this.

    PSS offers a wide varieties of courses and the instructors there are quite nice too.

    If not, just go out and shoot more, you will learn from there too.
    莫问前程有愧,只求今生无悔. Time pasts, Places changed, Beauty faded, what is left are Photos of Memories…

  17. #17

    Default Re: Completely new

    Quote Originally Posted by capsule
    For starters, are there any threads explaining on how to take portrait shots, macro and all?
    Try links found at http://www.shortcourses.com

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •