My Name is Dee
I'm a parent, and originally from Perth Western Australia,
I married a wonderful man, who happened to be American
and moved to the states about 11 years ago now...
We reside in Central Florida USA, and have a 10 year old son.
I've always wanted to take up photography,
have always admired everyone who does it,
but money wise and time wise its always been that dream you wish for
and hopefully one day get to fulfill, and my one day finally came a few weeks ago.
I just got my first D/SLR camera A few weeks ago,
and am very new to the whole photography scene.
I'm very interested in Macro photography and
am currently saving money to buy my first Macro lens and a tripod,
to be able to get a start off in that genre of photography.
Once I'm situated with them I also want a telephoto
lens for bird/wildlife photography, so I'll be working my bunions off to save up for
new and better lens's...
Right now I am using a Nikon D3000.
I went with the D3000 as I was led to believe its a great camera for beginners
entering the DSLR world.
It came with 2 Lens's
Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G Lens
Nikkor 55-200mm 1.4-5.6G ED Lens.
I'm enjoying and really loving all your photos, especially in the weekend competition,
That has been fun..
I look forward to learning from everyone, as much as possible,
and any tips/tricks/feedback/ ideas will always be fully appreciated.
As i stated I'm saving up for lens's but have been told about reversing lens's and using tubes (no idea what this incurs cost wise or what it actually is) to help with doing macro photography until I can afford the lens's id like to buy.
Any help explaining that in simplistic terminology would be great, I'm so new to this wonderful world that most of the camera terminology etc is confusing to me, but I'm a quick learner.
I subscribed to Digital Camera recently(which is how, i joined this site) and plan on subscribing to a couple of other good magazines and hope to learn a lot from them, as well as from the folks here and at flickr.
Right now budget constraints hold me back a bit but i am hoping I can get some ideas from others as to how to get a good kit together for what I'd like to try and accomplish with the macro genre.
Any advice on the right lens that's budget friendly, for my Nikon that suits macro work would be awesome too.
I have CS3 for post edit work as it seemed to be the most popular and although its a little bit confusing to learn some of the tutorials through this site have been very helpful,
I've been entering the weekend comp for the past 2 weeks, and although I'm really new out of the box, I'm loving its creativity and organization and am looking forward to getting my head into it better in the coming months.
Thankyou for having me, for any help you have and happy Clicking...