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My family owns a Canon T2i Rebel w/ the stock lens which I've been using lately but I am very new to photography and I would like to be immersed into the culture.

What are some tips you can give a NEW newbie?

What are some good things to take photos of?
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First off I would get this book. Its a great resource for a beginner. [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Exposure-3rd-Photographs-Camera/dp/0817439390/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1311367868&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera (9780817439392): Bryan Peterson: Books[/ame]


As for what to take pictures of; anything and everything that catches your eye! With time you will find out what you like to shoot the most. For example, my favorite is race cars.
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frown.gif Have any online resources I could use?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sauce Boss;14310241 
What are some good things to take photos of?

The best thing to do is to forget that you're taking pictures "of things", and concentrate on the photos as a whole. In other words, instead of trying to find an interesting subject, try and make your photos interesting no matter what the subject.
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Originally Posted by Manyak;14310317 
The best thing to do is to forget that you're taking pictures "of things", and concentrate on the photos as a whole. In other words, instead of trying to find an interesting subject, try and make your photos interesting no matter what the subject.

That's deep.
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Originally Posted by Sauce Boss;14310288 
frown.gif Have any online resources I could use?

This is a pretty good guide: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=249006
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Your photographs are going to tell a story. It up to you to decide the story. Subject, angles, lighting, etc will all play into that.

Honestly, when I got my first camera, I just went around and took pictures of random things. One of those things were my dogs. Then I would try to make interesting pictures by capturing them while playing, or running... then I got into more candid photography of people and things around the city, and that got me into taking pictures of people and doing portraits...

Kind of a weird timeline, but just go out there, take pictures, make them interesting, and share it with the world. I would say take pictures of what you love. Cars, food, people, nature, etc.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sauce Boss;14310241 

What are some good things to take photos of?

Bands.

Go to you nearest city and just walk around. I love street photography.

Nearest waterfall.

Star trails.
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