Hi to all the big brothers and sisters here. I am new to photography, and do hope any kind souls out here will be willing to enlighten me if i am wrong or am too stupid :P
The fact that everywhere I go, i see people carrying Dslr camera no matter young or old, and Dslr camera prices are dipping compared to the past, makes me wanna get one for myself. Due to budget constrain, and i don't wanna spend so much on a Dslr camera while im still a noob with it, I got mine from the Sitex show @ expo recently. The Sony a290.
I understand some peeps out there might have comments about this model, but to me, i thought, i should just start with a cheaper ones and work it out slowly when i have the time and budget over the years. Seriously, is this model good for beginners?
Got my dry cabinet only yesterday (after 3weeks of getting the camera), hope its not too late. I've checked the lens and camera, lucky me, i didn't find any spot :X
For now, how and where(places where i can take nice natural/nature pics) do i start to learn how to take good pictures?
I use my camera for my oversea trip weeks go, realized that when i try to take a pic of myself and friends in front of a waterfall, our face appear too dark, tried adjust shutterspeed so that more light can pass through, but the sky and waterfall becomes too white that i cant see the cloud. So, that means i should get myself a cpl filter?
And, i saw a lotta guys putting on hoods for the lens, so that extra lights does not runs in, when and what kinda hood should be used?(eg, petal or round) does the hoods suits all lens size?
Can filter and hood be use together at the same time?
How do you guys use the flash in combination with shutterspeed ? is it true, as shutterspeed goes slower, more light enters, so i need not use the flashlight?
I've got the sal 18-55mm lens with the camera package, free. I felt the zoom is not enough for taking objects far off. Where can i get reasonable rates of telephoto/zoom lens (lets say up to 200mm) that is compatible with my camera model, other than sony itself? because i believe not every shops carry lens for all the camera brands in the market.
Many thanks for any reply ^-^"
Good day :P