Hi like you I also bought the same setup during the IT Show last week. Great to know there's so many dSLR enthusiasts out here. Looking forward to learning from the seasoned shutterbugs. BTW, I'm keen to learn how to shoot images that seems to have a diffused aura yet the subject is sharply focused and the colours are absolutely rich. Is this done with a filter or with a photo editing software? Ok, I may not be very clear in my description. Think retro look almost LOMO. I see some of these shots posted on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/rapidac...7611491222539/ this is one example but I'm looking for something more for portraiture.
Can anyone good soul advise how to achieve such a look and feel please. Thanks in advance