Cwaterwo From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 11 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7554 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.
Sulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2040 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7521 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.
It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.