ATTENTION ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS!!!

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  • #425
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    Kelly Garcia
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    Okay, so I’m a complete noob when it comes to cameras, but whenever I get behind one and start snapping away, it just feels right. So I signed up for a photography class and I would appreciate if you guys could give me some tips, hints, and secrets. Also, what would be a good beginner camera? Thank you my fellow followers of TAN!

    God Bless

    #426
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    alex
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    That’s so exciting! :) Do you currently own a camera?

    (I’ve got some photos up on my flickr page HERE)

    #427
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    Kelly Garcia
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    Yes I own a digital camera. But frankly it is a cheap one. I plan on saving up for a nice one. Which kind do you own?
    And I have seen your photos. They are phenomenal! I love the one with you and the lantern 😀 Also, who do you get to model for you? They are very beautiful.

    #429
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    alex
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    I own a Canon 5D Mark II (took me almost a year of cashiering to save up for that guy.. haha), but i use it mostly for client video. Shoot most portraits with a 50mm f/1.8 lens.

    Thank you! :) Usually I’ll bribe my friends with tacos or other various foods to model for me…. ha!

    #430
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    Kelly Garcia
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    Wow! I bet that camera is worth it though 😉
    Are people surprised when they realize how young you are when they hire you? :)

    Like I said, I’m completely new at this. So what is the difference between mm’s? I recall also that you use pizza boxes…?

    #431
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    alex
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    mm’s is just how zoomed in or out the lens is – 35mm is a really wide angle, 200mm is really zoomed in, etc. Hahahaha yeah, I made a cheap light reflector by wrapping tin foil over a frozen pizza box. One of these days I’ll spend the $15 to get a legit one….

    #432
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    Kelly Garcia
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    Okay, I thought that’s what it was related to. And the pizza box is a brilliant idea! Sounds like something a homeschooler would do(and TRUST me, THAT is a compliment) LOL

    Any more tips for a beginning photographer?

    #433
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    Israel Defeo
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    Wow Alex! I enjoy your photos. The Change one is brilliant!

    Come on Kelly, show us some of your masterpieces :)

    #435
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    Kelly Garcia
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    ^LOL Thanks Israel! I will once I have some 😉 I appreciate the encouragement. Do you have any masterpieces that you wanna show us?

    #438
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    Kelly Garcia
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    NEW QUESTION! I did some research, and was wondering if I should jump head long for a DSLR camera or stick with the basics and work my way up?

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by Profile photo of Alex alex. Reason: fixed spelling (:
    #440
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    Israel Defeo
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    Haha I don’t really do photography.

    #441
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    Kelly Garcia
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    Thanks for your honesty Israel! hahaha! In that case, what does the professional think? 😉

    #442
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    Kelly Garcia
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    OH MY GOSH!!! I just realized I typed it wrong!! It’s “DSLR” not “DLSR” how embarrassing 0_0

    #449
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    alex
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    ^ Heheh it’s okay, I just fixed it for you.

    I *love* my DSLR because of the freedom it has. Most point-and-shoots require you to shoot in auto and don’t have the ability of changing settings (aperture, ISO, shutter speed, white balance, etc) and not having a detachable lens is a bummer if you ever wanted to upgrade. I think DSLR bodies are well worth the price (there’s two parts to it – a camera “body”, and a lens), but they’re pricier than a point-and-shoot so you should make sure that it’s something you think is right.

    This article is a bit outdated (2007) so the camera recommendations and LCD screen facts are not correct, but it’s got the gist of some pros and cons: click click click.

    #450
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    Kelly Garcia
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    Thank you SOOO much, Alex, for giving me your time and advice!!! I’m sure I’ll think of more questions in the future 😉 but I really appreciate your giving me the time of day

    And thank you Israel for the encouragement! It really means a lot!

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