Last edited by denniskee; 2nd March 2008 at 02:45 PM.
photography makes one sees things from all angles.
Not sure if my observations are valid esp on the stickies where hot topics have been discussed for most FAQs. Only the word sticky is in bold red and followed by normal font.These are further surrounded by a sea of bold fonts for normal topics. These screamed for attention more than the stickies. Will newbies pay attention to them ? I missed that and missed the opportunty to learn.
CS is a good place to infect with bbb virus.....
If you dun mind learning bits and pieces and then putting them all together yourself, then learn from here and read books.
If you need a complete package, go take courses.
Nikanon D3FXMarkIIIDS-1H with 5000mm f/128 & 0.500mm Macro f/0.4 & 0.70-2000mm f/256
This is one of the places I started my photography career. When I wasn't sure with the basics about 3 years ago, there were people willing to help me.
Things have changed a bit since then, but if you are earnest about learning, you will find that clubsnap is still a good place to learn from good and bad pictures.
Forums that give you very good pictures wouldn't make you learn as much because just seeing good technical pictures doesn't mean you can make them.
Seek a balance.
I must admit I learnt much, if not all, of my basics here, practised them on film, got kicked in the ass by myself for shooting so badly, read more here, went out to shoot more, and learnt about photography in the process.
You cannot come into CS hoping to be spoonfed. That is not the right attitude to learn, wherever you go. Do not hope to be spoonfed in any educational institute. Hard work must accompany the input of knowledge, and some times, you have to work to discover the knowledge yourself. Be a proactive learner, and you will learn much, not just on CS, but pretty much anywhere.
it is, as long you dont get affected by criticism and give up.
all advice on cameras, batteries and corrupt pictures have been well answered and supported.
folks here are well meaning
some get a little stress but then CS may be an outlet