Well, being here is a good way to start coz you can take a look at the various genres of photography and of coz look thru the technical aspects of taking photos.
Start by getting a camera and start shooting some the things you like and then look through books to improve your techniques
Apply analysis to some of the photos you like and ask questions to clear your doubts and then apply what you learn.
well, just get shooting something! photography is like driving, the more you drive, the better you are! simply need a Nikon D50 or canon 350D is good enough to start DSLR photography.
i dont recommend you wasting your $899 on all those slim cameras. might as well get a used D50 body and some lens you are ready!
for me, I believe that any camera is good enough. sometimes my gf takes better pictures with her very old PnS camera, then me with my D70s. Its jus how u look at things. how u view that present composition of the details being presented infront of you. a better camera only give u more control or better flare control, lighting control, but if u cant composite a picture well, a person using a D200 cant take a good picture also.
A good camera doesnt make a person a good photographer. A good photographer make a camera a good camera! Cos the camera is jus a tool.
So, as many many guru has tell me, dont get caught up in the chase for better equipment first, get some basic stuff, actually any camera will do, and shoot shoot shoot! :bsmilie:
Not much to take? I was just rueing the fact that there's lots of places in Singapore which I didn't have the time to go explore and take pictures. Places like Little India, Labrador Park, Changi Point, etc. You just need to know where to look.