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Photography help! Daniee Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Lynnwood, Washington 3461 posts
19th Feb '13

I want to learn how to do photography, I love taking photos.
I need help with how to start what I need and learn etc.
Anyone have advice?

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18204 posts
19th Feb '13

My mother got a load of books first before she even picked up a camera. She wanted to be fully informed and find out if it is something she rreally wanted to do.

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59965 posts
19th Feb '13

You need a camera, either film or digital, that you can learn about aperture and shutter speed and play around with. A point and shoot is not going to help ya.



Other than that, read, practice, practice, practice.

Daniee Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Lynnwood, Washington 3461 posts
19th Feb '13

Anyon have good book suggestions to get?
I can ask SO if he will buy me one or two.

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59965 posts
19th Feb '13
Quoting Honey & Toto:" Anyon have good book suggestions to get? I can ask SO if he will buy me one or two."


Hm. I'd say if you're going to get a camera I would get a manual for it (most cameras just come with a bare-bones one) and go check out some books at a B&N or something. Look through them, see what you'd like.



Books will only give you the technicals, and there is a lot to learn. A lot of it is learning the basics, learning your camera, and practicing.

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
19th Feb '13

I am retired photographer, I have also helped a few people learn and I like this learning method the best...
Start with a camera then go shoot everything and then look at your pictures and move from there.
Also you can take classes at college :)

Daniee Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Lynnwood, Washington 3461 posts
19th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting applelove:</b>" I am retired photographer, I have also helped a few people learn and I like this learning method the ... [snip!] ... a camera then go shoot everything and then look at your pictures and move from there. Also you can take classes at college :)"</blockquote>



Okay, now I just have to save up and get a camera. I want to get a nice one an I know they are expensive.

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
19th Feb '13
Quoting Honey & Toto:" <blockquote><b>Quoting applelove:</b>" I am retired photographer, I have also helped ... [snip!] ... Okay, now I just have to save up and get a camera. I want to get a nice one an I know they are expensive."


I don't know what type of experience you have or how far you ant to take this. But you might want to start with a used one to save some money. If you are going to take classes they can require a "type" so that is somthing to think about.
You can get a good camera that is not too expensive.
Just my opinion I would always buy a cannon if I was going to buy somthing made in the past 20 years. I think they are very good for starting with.

Daniee Due December 25 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Lynnwood, Washington 3461 posts
19th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting applelove:</b>" I don't know what type of experience you have or how far you ant to take this. But you might want to ... [snip!] ... always buy a cannon if I was going to buy somthing made in the past 20 years. I think they are very good for starting with."</blockquote>



I want to start with learning to take photos of my family. And move up to pretty much everything. I just want to start with family first towel sure its what I really eat to do. And maybe start up a business. That's my goal. I don't want to rush in though if it doesn't work. You know?