Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tips. Beginning beginner DSLR photographer

I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it. ~Author Unknown

I love taking pictures.  Anything and everything.  My husband is always saying "another picture?" - but I know he secretly loves it.  Although I've always been a point-and-shoot kind of gal, I decided to invest some money in a DSLR camera. 

My trusty point-and-shoot.

My new DSLR Nikon D5100.  Yikes!

Now please remember, I am C L U E L E S S when it comes to using anything but point-and-shoot so I am a beginning beginner at best.  Along the way, I have found some great websites that have helped me tremendously learn my way through this maze of DSLR's.  Hope they help you too!!

Love this site...I aspire to take photos that amaze me like hers do {sigh}.  Is this not a FABULOUS photo??!!  She has a few great articles on photography that have been very helpful for the beginner - plus her site in general is pretty fab (in coming posts this will be listed as one of my fav sites)!

Digital Photography School
This was a great starting site - it has plenty of basics to learn about.  But be warned...there is a LOT of reading here.  Set aside blocks of time to be able to get through it all.

Another fav website.  This article will help for food specific pictures, but I learned some general pointers about light here also.

Well that's a few to get you started.  Good luck!!
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  1. Hi Christie!!

    I am looking into getting a DSLR...I need your help!! We will talk on Thursday...I am clueless when it comes to this, but I am ready to learn.
    Hope to see you on Thursday...I will come with questions.

    Lee Ann

  2. Sounds great Lee Ann - I am a learner myself and it is TONS of fun!! See you Thursday!