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Old 19-12-2007, 02:05   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all, I'm kinda new to the whole photography scene to be honest.
Don't get me wrong. I love shooting pictures, taking video, editing video.
I've been told numerous times by many different people "outside the inner lies of the family member" lol that I have talent for the profession.

Problem I have is I may know how to point and shoot, and take good pictures.
but I'm a moron when it comes to half of the things everyone is talking about on this site. FS this and F/p 2.9 that 70-300VR lenses and what not. I have no clue what any of that means.. But I want to learn. I want to make photography my main profession.

I hope I've come to the right place to do so, so far I've been surfing the site and everyone, in there posts, seem very nice and willing to help.

Just need some nudges in the right directions to learn some basics and then, well who knows what the future holds.

Enough of my rambling. Glad to be a part of the site.

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Old 19-12-2007, 02:13   #2 (permalink)
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Re: New to the site and Photography

Welcome tweedy, it may all seem daunting but really the technical stuff is easy and a lot is just guilding the lilly. Most cameras can take care of all that and leave the important stuff to you. If you have a talent for the profession that almost certainly means an eye for a good picture, that's much much harder to learn so you have a big head start. I have also found everyone nice and willing to help, unlike a few other forums you may run across.

Have fun here and with your new interest.
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Old 19-12-2007, 06:05   #3 (permalink)
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Old 19-12-2007, 08:11   #4 (permalink)
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Yup, as Vinny says, there's not that much to it all! Look forward to seeing your pics

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Old 19-12-2007, 10:01   #5 (permalink)
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Hi Tweedy and welcome to Pixalo!
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Old 19-12-2007, 13:07   #7 (permalink)
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Welcome to Pixalo! I'm new to this site and photography also! But i've learned so much already!! Everyone here is so helpful and generous with their time and talent, that you'll quickly become addicted!
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Re: New to the site and Photography

Welcome to Pixalo Tweedybird

If you have been looking at our forums, you will have seen that t6he members are very friendly and helpful, so the bottom line is don't be afraid to ask.

You also do not have to learn it all at once. Split the subject up into small bits you will be comfortable with like aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, focus etc. As you become familiar with what the different things do and how it will affect the photographs, you will be able to see how the settings interact with each other.
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Old 19-12-2007, 17:48   #9 (permalink)
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Hi Tweedy, it's good to have you at Pixalo!

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Old 23-12-2007, 03:49   #12 (permalink)
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welcome ! Tweedy ! everyone is very helpful , you will really like it here ! can't wait to see some of your photos !
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Old 23-12-2007, 11:42   #13 (permalink)
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Hi tweedy. I'm a bit like you, love taking the pics but get a bit lost on the tech stuff. I keep waiting for a lightbulb moment when all the things finally fall into place and I understand apertures, shutterspeeds etc to use to my advantage!!
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Hi Tweedy,

It's great to have you on board and I am sure you will find all the help you need on this site. If you can't find what you are looking for, just ask and you'll get plenty of responses.

There are some useful tutorials on here that will get you started so do have a look at those and checkout the photo sharing threads as people give lots of practical advice there as well as in the galleries.

Never feel your knowledge is inferior, everyone of us started with no knowledge at all, it's the fun of this wonderful craft. For me, I have been doing photography for 38 years now (no, I'm not old, I started young! ) and can assure you I learn new things every day. None of us know it all but all of us who are perhaps a bit further down the line are extremely willing to share what we have learnt, this is a wonderful art to share, not a competition :o)

Settle in, have fun and don't be afraid to take part and join in with the discussions and feedback.

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Never feel your knowledge is inferior, everyone of us started with no knowledge at all, it's the fun of this wonderful craft. For me, I have been doing photography for 38 years now (no, I'm not old, I started young! ) and can assure you I learn new things every day. None of us know it all but all of us who are perhaps a bit further down the line are extremely willing to share what we have learnt, this is a wonderful art to share, not a competition :o)

Settle in, have fun and don't be afraid to take part and join in with the discussions and feedback.

Cheers,
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Anyone, ANYONE whom thinks they don't need to learn from others NO MATTER WHAT THE OTHER'S CURRENT LEVEL is just arrogant and a fool to themselves. Any good teacher will tell you that learning is a two-way street, hearing another's viewpoint can often shake up one's 'dug in' believes and open up new revelations. One of the reasons I love teaching people stuff, always new ground to tread!

Of course, my frequent slips into 'insensitivity' will just have to be put up with BUT you can always tell me where to get off!

Look forward to seeing you in your images and discussing stuff too!

Welcome aboard, ship ahoy!

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Everyone here is great and very helpful!
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