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        11-16-2008, 11:41 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    I bought photoshop off amazon for way less than half the price! Try ebay and other sites like that :)
         
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        11-16-2008, 11:52 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    Oh seriously! Oh thanks that is great. Well then I might buy a cheaper camera since mine is as I said having technical difficulties.. but would it be a good idea to buy a used photoshop software? What if something is wrong with it and that is why it is so cheaper..
         
        11-16-2008, 12:32 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    Nope mine was fine lol just email and check that the code comes with the disk
         
        11-16-2008, 12:39 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    What do you mean a code comes with the disk? Which program do you have? I need one that I can fix flaws with faces like discoloration brightness,etc.. but I also want to like change colors of things.. thanks again for the help!
         
        11-16-2008, 01:38 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    I would recommend Photoshop for sure but you can't afford it then why not try Jasc Paintshop pro or Corel Paintshop pro or Photo Impact 8?

    If you don't want to pay any money for the software but yet want some basic editing then I would say use some free software like Picasa from Google. That is good as a free software.

    Regards
         
        11-16-2008, 01:49 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Jehanzeb, that's a good idea!

    By the code I mean, when you install it you need a serial code number thing which cames with the disk
         
        11-18-2008, 08:43 AM
      #17
    Foal
    You can't go wrong with Cannon or Nikon. I've had quite a few. Some good, some not. I've been dying for a really good DSLR. I found one that was $800, marked down to $550. I was ready to go buy it, but asked my mom for her opinion. Bad idea. She's a camera person and I thought she knew what she was talking about. She said the one I chose was ok, but I could get one that was better for $289 and sent me a link to one on line. She said she was going to buy the same one.

    I got it in and hate it!! It's got excellent zoom, but the pictures just aren't clear enough for me. She wound up buying an upgrade to my camera and likes it, but I still think her photos could be more clear. And no, it's not my vision!! LOL!!

    It's a Fuji that I have now. I've got to the camera stores and played with the Cannons and Nikons and have always been impressed with how crisp the photos are. I'd try to find one of them.

    Also, try buydig.com to look for a camera. They're prices are much better and they come with a really good warranty and excellent customer service!
         
        11-18-2008, 09:28 AM
      #18
    Foal
    Just went to buydig.com and walmart.com to compare prices for the camera I've been looking at, a Cannon EOS Digital Rebel XSi with the 18-55 mm and 55-250mm lenses included. WalMart has the package listed at $874.25 and BuyDig has it at $858, shipping included. It's only a $16.25 difference, but it's something. Point is, they are even cheaper than Wally World.
         
        11-18-2008, 09:53 AM
      #19
    Yearling
    Haha! You knew that Canon/Nikon would be good yet bought something else...It happens to be honest. It happened with me so many times that now I usually buy things which I want though I do ask my friends. I do it so much that my friends now says "Jay, we know you going to buy what you like then why asking us". I tell them, I know but I want to listen from your mouth!

    Anyhow, good piece of lenses you got. Any chance of seeing some sample photos?

    Regards
         
        11-18-2008, 10:38 AM
      #20
    Weanling
    Well, I don't yet know too much about horseback riding, but I do know a lot about cameras and photography. (It's how I earn a living..sort of)

    There is a marked difference between a great picture, and wonderful photography.

    If you want to become a wonderful photographer, that involves learning how to use light, set your camera, and compose a picture. That is best done with a DSLR or SLR. In this day I recommend a DSLR. A wonderful photograph taken with care should not really need any photoshop work done to it.

    A point and shoot camera is great for sticking in your pocket, and taking clear, beautiful pictures. You can't really change the focus, field of view, but you can get crisp, realistic, pictures. For that I recommend the Nikon Coolpix S550.

    That camera I take with me everywhere I don't have my DSLR. It is under $500, has a wonderful optical zoom, and has 10megapixels...which is wonderful.

    You can always get a point and shoot and work on your composition of shots, and learn what makes a great shot by doing some research. Learn all about iso and f-stop, and aperture. Once you understand all this, you can go get a better camera, with great lenses. I'd save at least $1k for this though.

    Oh, and some fun software, that is completely free, is Picassa. Look it up online and download it.

    Good luck.(and sorry for my ranting)
         

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