Photography beginner - where to start
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12-11-09, 01:49 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Try a camera club. The club that I belong to has project trips, most recently have been night shooting in Portsmouth learning about shutter speeds. In the summer we went to a Lavender farm to get the Provence style shots and few weeks ago had a studio/stills night set up with models lighting and props.
We have workshops and have learned about shutter speeds, rule of 3rds and have photoshop techniques very soon. Once members feel confident they can enter competitions which are judged with certificates, trophies etc for the winners. The feedback is very valuable to push you forward to better images. The people who run the clubs and the experienced members give their time and knowledge freely and membership costs about £30 per year with nominal sums to pay for models/premises hire. I found that I was pushed into trying new things rather than staying in my comfort zone. Photo Plus mag and Photo Radar is an absolute must though.
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