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Thanks for being an asshat.

If you put that a350 in the hands of a professional, they could shoot better photos than just about anyone here. I don't understand why you're so reluctant to learn and would rather spend money frivolously.
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I myself picked up a D3100 camera kit and also picked up a 55 - 200mm second lens for $149 from MC.. Bought it mostly for my gf's son as he is very active in many sports. There is quite a learning curve involved to take really good pics in bad lighting and fast motion shots.. Definitely take time with the camera and see how much better your results will become.. thumb.gif
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Thanks for being an asshat.

If you put that a350 in the hands of a professional, they could shoot better photos than just about anyone here. I don't understand why you're so reluctant to learn and would rather spend money frivolously.

Well since clearly I'm no pro... can you point me to some sites for setup? or to some good lighting sources. I know some my lighting isn't great but I have not found a decent lighting kit around yet.
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post #24 of 45
Worry about lighting kits after you've learned how to manipulate the three exposure elements (ISO/Aperture/Shutter Speed). You can use simple reflectors/diffusers and table lamps for shooting pictures of your PC. Stop using Auto mode, you won't see a benefit using a camera costing three times as much as the one you own in Auto either.
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Here's the funny thing about photography: frequently, you can make any camera look as good or as bad as you want. The only difference between the two is knowing how to structure the shot - getting the right light, the right composition of elements in the frame, framing the composition, and using the right focal length are several factors.

I used a simple Canon point and shoot for two years and I developed an interest in photography after the first. My practice led to better shots and, after the second year, I got a Nikon DSLR; to my surprise my shots looked worse. But it was a stepping stone as I learned the new body which allowed me to have more control over my work and to be more precise.

The point is you should know what your camera is doing and choose settings appropriate to what you're shooting. That doesn't mean 'go off AUTO' since when you're learning having the camera set exposure is helpful; Aperture or Shutter priority mode are better choices but it's up to you. Just get behind the camera you have now and really focus on what makes the subject you're looking at 'pop', and try to make that the focal point of your work. You want to make the subject really shine, and learning how to do that comes from experience and developing an eye for photography, not simply buying up to a fancy new camera.

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I would like to recommend books by Bryan Peterson.

Understanding exposure & Learning to see creatively are two of my favorite references. Most of my peak photographic years were spent shooting film. (With equipment that is nothing like the stuff available today.) Some of those old photos look pretty good. I think I will even take some of my own advice, and get out to freshen up my skills with some of the exercises in those books.
As a person who loves to buy new equipment, and has wasted some serious $$ doing so. I say pick up some good books first, play around with manual, Aperture, & Shutter priority modes. If nothing else, using these modes, reading the books will certainly help you decide on the features that you want your new camera to have.

Also: Make sure that your lenses are clean! Hard to see film can build up on the lens surfaces, and really degrade the image quality.
    
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Also: Make sure that your lenses are clean! Hard to see film can build up on the lens surfaces, and really degrade the image quality.

Dust on the front element is never going to show up in photos or degrade the image quality.
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Dust on the front element is never going to show up in photos or degrade the image quality.

Yep - DRTV on youtube progressively damaged a 50mm 1.8 lens from Canon and images it rendered were perfect until pieces of the front element were literally falling off from being fractured and chipped with a hammer.
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Yep - DRTV on youtube progressively damaged a 50mm 1.8 lens from Canon and images it rendered were perfect until pieces of the front element were literally falling off from being fractured and chipped with a hammer.

Ok, I'll take your word on that. I'll still keep front filters on and clean, and also keep the rear element dust free....
    
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Ok, I'll take your word on that. I'll still keep front filters on and clean, and also keep the rear element dust free....

if its a good filter there is nothing wrong with that (i keep a UV on my zeiss), but if its a cheap filter it might do more harm then good.

here's an article article regarding "dirty" front element
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