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    Hi everyone,

    I wanted to get into photography and have never worked with a DSLR before however I have seen photos from DSLRs and they are really impressive. Even though I am just starting out I am looking to one day do sports photography & nature photography.

    Since Christmas and Birthday coming I splurged a little on my first DSLR camera. I bought a Canon 50D with a efs 17-85mm 1:4-5.6 is usm lens from the recommendations of a friend and they guy in the shop who was extremely helpful and took the time to explain everything and show me the basic functions (Thanks Daniel).

    I think that setup should do for the meantime till i get used to shotting some basic stuff and playing around with the functions. Anybody got any suggestions on my setup and what i should do with it? Also if anybody has good websites or articles that are worth reading please share with me.

    Sincerely,

    xviruz - noob squad

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    Hello...welcome.
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    Welcome to CS Suggestions for your set up is just go & shoot
    Take the shot!

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    haha thanks for the warm welcome...guess i'll just shoot everything

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    a 50D is a damn good camera for a beginner! Treasure it man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xviruz View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I wanted to get into photography and have never worked with a DSLR before however I have seen photos from DSLRs and they are really impressive. Even though I am just starting out I am looking to one day do sports photography & nature photography.

    Since Christmas and Birthday coming I splurged a little on my first DSLR camera. I bought a Canon 50D with a efs 17-85mm 1:4-5.6 is usm lens from the recommendations of a friend and they guy in the shop who was extremely helpful and took the time to explain everything and show me the basic functions (Thanks Daniel).

    I think that setup should do for the meantime till i get used to shotting some basic stuff and playing around with the functions. Anybody got any suggestions on my setup and what i should do with it? Also if anybody has good websites or articles that are worth reading please share with me.

    Sincerely,

    xviruz - noob squad
    Welcome to clubsnap..
    Actually though... photos are taken by photographers, and not the DSLR...

    You have a very capable set-up of 50D + 17-85. Use it well.
    Learn the skills to getting good photos, instead of "if only I had that _____ lens, all my photos will turn out better..." thoughts.
    Exploring! :)

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    Thanks zerocool that's very good advise...took some photos today of monkeys and birds. I would like to learn more techniques wise so may sign up for some courses.

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    Welcome aboard TS

    Just keep shooting and you soon know what you want.. ur current set-up is more than sufficient to get good shots
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