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  1. #1
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    Jul 2007
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    Beginner Book/Camera reccomendations

    hi people, I just signed up a few days ago...after browsing this site constantly for a few weeks now, as I've finally decided that it is time I get a new camera. my last camera was an old 3 MP Kodak camera, which has finally had its days. I've been looking at the Canon S5 IS camera, as I really want to get into photography, but I'm at ground zero... I wanted to know if any photographers out there could reccomend a photography book that would explain all the basics like what apperture is, ISO etc... it doesn't have to be a book, any other websites would be cool too!

    I have one more question.....I am going to buy the S5 camera, but also want a decent slim line camera to take when i go clubbing...i've notice alot that some clubs don't appreciate you bringing a huge camera inside.....for what reason I haven't the slightest clue??? I was considering the sony cybershot T-series cameras, but if anyone has some other suggestions...please fire away!!!


    thank you for any help I may recieve in the future.....this site is great...so glad i stumbled upon it!!

  2. #2
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    Here's a pretty good tutorial site:

    http://www.photoxels.com/digital-pho...tutorials.html

    Once you get the basics down, you can "graduate" to reading Bryan Petersen's Understanding Exposure.

    http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-...4270636&sr=8-1

    For a pocket cam, don't forget to look at Canon's SD line (Elph) of cameras. Most have very good picture quality. Also consider looking at the Fuji F31...its low-light performance can not be beat by any other compact camera. Especially good for available light photography in clubs, resturants and other public places...

    http://www.beachcamera.com/shop/prod...?sku=FJFPF31FD

    Sony would be my last choice...but that's just my opinion....
    Last edited by JTL; 07-12-2007 at 03:52 PM.
    Some Gear: Nikon D700; Nikkor AF-S 50 f/1.4 G; Nikkor AF-S 24-85 3.f/5-4.5 G ED; Tamron 28-300 f/3.5-6.3 VC; Nikon SB-800; Velbon Maxi-F; Canon Pixma Pro 9000; Canon S3IS, Canon SD500; Epson 4990; Epson P5000; Wacom Intuos 3

    Main Software: Capture NX2; Adobe PhotoShop CS2; Corel Paintshop Pro X2 Ultimate

    Sold: Canon XT/350D, EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5, Sigma 18-200 OS; Canon ET EF 25II; Kenko Pro 300 DG, Canon 430EX, Canon BG-E3.

  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTL View Post
    Once you get the basics down, you can "graduate" to reading Bryan Petersen's Understanding Exposure.

    http://www.amazon.com/Understanding-...4270636&sr=8-1
    I second this one... great learning tool and the author puts it in terms that you'll understand.

  4. #4
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    thanks very much for the info!!

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