actually the DSLR belongs to my dad who is also new in photography. he havent have the time to shoot ever since his company assigned his dept with some major project.
as for me, i "took over" to utilise it , as well as learn it since i have the time. didnt really plan on what to shoot. however most of the time when i do shooting, i shoot gatherings, outings
oh no, when i use DSLR to shoot, i dont bring along PNS(hope i catch what your qn meant)
Based on the pics you've taken so far with your PnS, you may want to expand on what you have been taking, or move outwards. I found my love for photography when travelling with my PnS and at cycling events. So that's why I got a simple G1 (which emulates a PnS closely, more than viewfinder of DSLR which I don't quite like/couldn't get used to). Over time, I found that I took more and more pics of other things. One day, I picked up a D5000 from BnS section and joined some outings and that's where my hobby really picked up.
You gotta find your own way
Last edited by wildcat; 24th September 2010 at 08:23 AM.
@rebelriot - here's my $0.02 ..
i am a newbie as well, but i'll share with you a little tip i got from one of those fantastic websites on the internet...and it really helps me
when you are walking around, close one eye and create a frame with the thumb & index finger of your hands... look through this frame and that'll give you an idea what your camera "sees"
maybe people might stare at me doing this, but it really helps me to see what could look interesting when clicked with the camera
i did some night photography shots after digging out a tripod that we used to have .
pls go and have a look, under landscape , titled "night photography"
OK! First things first! Go get a decent tripod. You will rely on it lots.
Also, if you are planning to go for newbies outings, one of the "requirements" is to bring one as well.