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How to begin in photography

Discussion in 'Photography & The Digital Darkroom' started by hannah7115, Apr 9, 2012.

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    Always wanted to become a photographer but haven't got very far yet into researching. What would be the best beginners camera to use?
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    Ghost Boo!

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    Do you want to take photos just for fun/ your own enjoyment, or are you thinking of making a living from it?

    Do you have any sort of camera at the mo, if you have any photos please post..

    just trying to get a feel where you are at... and what level you trying to get.
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    Dont buy a 'beginners' camera.Youll quickly wish you needed something more capable and the resale of camera bodies is like negligible.My wife started with a nikon d60, and within a month needed a d90.Isnt worth selling the d60 (price to sell is 30% of what i bought it for).If wed bought the d90 straight off wouldnt have needed to upgrade so would have saved a considerable sum.If youre going to buy a nikon, make sure its a model with the lens motor in the camera body, this way there are many more lenses available.The d60 was limited to using lenses that had motors (for auto focus).Or buy a canon! Buteither way, avoid the starter kits and buy the best lens you can afford
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    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    It's all in the eye, camera is neither here nor there to start with.

    Have you ever taken pictures other than snaps?
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    Iv just changed from D70s to a fuji bridge camera... So my d70s will be up for sale if your after a decent DSLR for beginners, PM me
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