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G'Day And Could A Newbie Please Get Some Help.  
User currently offlineCwaterwo From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 11 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8011 times:

Hello Folks around the world.

I have spent the last few years as a visitor enjoying this fantastic site immensely and wanted to get into this hobby/passion myself. I knew nothing about photography and made the mistake of buying a point and shoot thinking it would cut the grade, but alas no. I'll keep it for parties.

I am now the proud owner of a 300D, and begging she who must be obeyed to buy a suitable zoom lens. I do however, have access to loan some lenses in the short term.

I have searched for info in the forums but couldn't find anything with the complete picture (pardon the pun) but would anyone know of a great internet site that will teach me all the facets of DSLR photography. I mean I'm talking the lot, that would be best suited for our type of photography.

I have realised that that the full auto or preset modes on the camera will not achieve the standard in aviation photography I desire and I will need to go manual and make all the settings myself. I just require the knowledge to make informed decisions on these settings.

I would really appreciate some help with this to avert too much more bumbling around.

Kind Regards To All.


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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7978 times:


Buy a 'basics' book. Seriously. The fundamentals of DSLR photography are no different to any other kind of photography. The fact that it's aviation related really makes no difference - the lessons are the same.

I would also suggest some separate reading in the form of a PS Elements guide (the software that ships with the 300D) so that you can get a good understanding of how to work with images.



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User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 7956 times:

I agree with James. Just do some googling and you will find sites, reviews, courses, etc.

You can start here:



Never be afraid of what you like. (Miles Davis)
User currently offlineCwaterwo From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7894 times:

James and Roel,

Thanks for the replies. Much appreciated.

I'll do some googling and also get down to the library. I was thinking a book would be the best, sometimes you just can't beat the old ink and paper.

I hope I can share some pics from my part of the world real soon.



User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5896 posts, RR: 38
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7886 times:
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Previous posters advice is very good but you might also take a look here-

It is a good starting point...

On top of that.. there is no substitute for shooting... you will learn a little bit everytime you press the shutter



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineCwaterwo From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7878 times:

Chris, Mate!

That's what i'm talking about. Something to get me started, that looks really helpful.

Thanks very much.


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