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Old 04-05-2007, 04:05 PM #1
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First Attempt at Photography

Well... I wanted to get into photography as a hobby. I am a beginner and don't know a thing about camera's.

Camera : Pentax Optio WPI (6.0 Megapixels)

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Please give me tips and what not, I really want to learn.
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:17 PM #2
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flowers = big no no

dont center your horizons
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:39 PM #3
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Get some reading material. You'll find it tells you how to compose and expose shots. It can also teach you the best times to take pictures and all that jazz.

Reading, it's not just for geeks.
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"How can you read brail if you cant read period?" " i look at the pictures in brail..." "wait...what?"
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:52 PM #6
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Flowers get old so stay away from them
Other than that, just do what has already been said. Read up and practice.
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:00 PM #7
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Okay, thanks for the feedback. Also, could someone recommend a good beginners camera + lense?
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check the FAQ thread.
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Old 04-05-2007, 05:25 PM #9
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alrighty, thanks all.
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Flowers get old so stay away from them
Other than that, just do what has already been said. Read up and practice.
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also check out www.photography-on-the.net It's a photo dedicated forum with tons of info to read up on.
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also check out www.photography-on-the.net It's a photo dedicated forum with tons of info to read up on.
I hate PoTN. All anyone there does is go on and on about how wonderful everyone's photos are. There's no actual criticism or analysis, and very little talent. Ugh.

The deals section is the only reason I ever go there really.
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I hate PoTN. All anyone there does is go on and on about how wonderful everyone's photos are. There's no actual criticism or analysis, and very little talent. Ugh.

The deals section is the only reason I ever go there really.
True, however there are many helpful threads on there also, you just have ot look around.

I've learned tons from a couple of the pros on there. Especially in the sports and people sections.
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FM is better
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:00 AM #16
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the only sub forum thats even halfway talented on Potn is the Glam/Nude section.

And Yea FM is the way to go, but dont post those pics there.. Im almost positive they wont even talk to you.
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the only sub forum thats even halfway talented on Potn is the Glam/Nude section.

And Yea FM is the way to go, but dont post those pics there.. Im almost positive they wont even talk to you.
Actually there is quite a bit of talent in alot of the sub-forums, but most of it is out weighed by the bad.

I have found quite a few good photogs on there however, in many different sections.

Plus I like the boost of self-esteem I get from posting.
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Your focus looks alittle blurred, but that might be my monitor because it sucks.

Flowers are over done, so blegh to that.

Keep up the shots, I would recomend spend a couple weeks taking pictures, take your best FEW shots and put them up to get critiqued. Pick your shots that truley speak to you, and decide upon that if you should show it.
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Old 04-08-2007, 02:01 PM #20
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gotta remember the rule of thirds. horizontal lines are either along the bottom or top third of the image, vertical lines are either on the left or right third of the image. not centered.

also yes flower pictures are over used BUT they can be a good way to start learning. they are more abundant then other subjects .. just dont get stuck in a rut and always photograph them.
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*resists urge to rant about the so called "rule of thirds"*
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