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04-11-09, 11:01 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Well having your old lenses fit your new camera is a great bonus! At least you won't need to fork out an absolute fortune on them.
Now, I like you have been taking photographs since I was a child, but as soon as I started work I found less time to pursue it as a hobby and it rather went on to the back burner. Then I got a digital compact camera and I got hooked. Though with work I still don't have the greatest amount of time to spend with my camera I've really got my passion for it back in a big way. Like you, I'd not really ever taken it that seriously before and I was still a rookie. I could take a go shot, but it was more by luck than judgement if it turned out how I wanted it. So how do you learn the basics. Well you can read books or watch dvds or tutorials off the internet, but personally I found I learnt more going on a one day course than I could pick by any of the other methods in a year or two.
There are many professional photographers who run these courses. They go through all the basics to give you a clear idea of how each can effect your images and how they are all interconnected, by going through the theory and then letting you put this into practice during a practical session to follow. I don't know whereabouts you are in the country, but have a look on the web to see who might be running a course in your proximity. As I said, I've found the courses I've attended so far very helpful. So much so, I've been back to one particular photographer to have another course with him to put what I learnt on his first course into better practice. I've also booked a four day course with another photographer which I'm hoping will take me to the next level which starts this Saturday.
All I will say, is that everyone is different and one method of learning may work for some but not for others. I still have to say that if you can get tutition from some who knows it backwards in a small group or even on a 1 - 1 basis you'll probably pick it up more easily.
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