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        01-14-2009, 07:59 PM
    Originally Posted by wanderlust    
    It depends on the subject and type of photography. Put me in a studio and every shot has the potential of being great. Give me an amateur model, and the chances diminish. Give me a football field with men running all over the place, and my chances are even slimmer.
    That's why amateur models pay, and professionals get paid. :)
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        01-14-2009, 08:16 PM
    I started when my Granddad let me lend his big Pentax Flim camera that was about 15 years old. That could take some amazing pictures!! I ended up having to give it back because I would forget to print out the flim so it just sat there for 3 months. I now have a Ricoh R8, it takes nice macro shots!

    Im actually planing on studying photography at Uni next year once I finish school. I have to save up for a big SLR one though but Im happy with my little point and shoot!
        01-15-2009, 12:17 AM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by wanderlust    
    It depends on the subject and type of photography. Put me in a studio and every shot has the potential of being great. Give me an amateur model, and the chances diminish. Give me a football field with men running all over the place, and my chances are even slimmer.
    So true. Especially when my camera isn't those great big black ones. It was $300 a LONG time ago. Back when a 1G memory card was $40! Now a 2G goes for 5! Anyway, it's hard to get pictures that turn out really great. Especially when things are moving. Like horses or things blowing in the wind for example, not to mention my camera doesn't take pictures instantaneously
        01-15-2009, 12:37 AM
    ^ Oh I agree, action shots are really hard when your camera doesnt take pics instantly after another! My old film camera was like that, therefore I never did action shots lol. I use horses as my muse. I have some of my pics on Deviant Art (i need to upload more!).

        01-15-2009, 03:35 AM
    You can make the shutter speed faster to make it take a picture faster. Also is your camera on Auto Focus?
        01-15-2009, 10:14 AM
    Green Broke
    Agreed. One thing I looked at when buying my first DSLR was the shutter speed. I wanted a faster camera to make it more possible for me to get those actions shots.
        01-15-2009, 11:55 AM
    Originally Posted by Moxie    
    Anyone into photography?

    I have been interested in photography almost as long as I have been enamored with horses. Lately I have wanted to learn more, and possibly even buy myself a nicer high speed SLR.

    Anyone have any tips or advice for a newbie just starting out?
    Play, play play

    I have never taken a course myself just played with my camera. Take your camera out and play with the settings, read about what they can do and just practice practice practice.
        01-19-2009, 05:36 AM
    CacheDawn, you reminded me of my University days . We (between friends) use to call everyone with the words "Play, Play Play"...haha it is strange but whenever someone struggle to use new technology or if someone use to struggle with things, we use to call "Play play Play Play" .

    It was fun times, aaaahhh I miss my University times....

    Ooopss, sorry for the offtopic but I couldn't resist after seeing those words

        01-19-2009, 06:20 AM
    I'm very interested in photography and last year I bought a Olympus E 510.
    I had to find out that its not so easy to get really good pictures, as it seems.
    It took some sessions to deal with it. But I get better.

    Some of my first pictures you can see here:

    Sarah Thiers - Fotografie

    At the left side you can chose :
    Riding ponies

        01-19-2009, 08:18 AM
    I do make my living in photography, and it has taken many years to establish my reputation. I own multiple high-end Canons, 2 Nikons, countless lenses,etc. Put simply, when half my gear is in my new car, it's worth more than the car!
    However, three ways I got to this point, Buy a good middle of the road Dslr
    (exchangeable lenses, you can see what the lens sees) read all you can on
    The subject (lighting, shutter speeds=why you have multiple shutter speeds,
    F-stops, and why you use them and when, etc), and go shoot Horses in motion, standing about, waterfalls, fields, barns, houses, people, with flash and without. Become experienced with Adobe photo shop, and along the way,(this is the third part of three) you might find somebody like myself who doesn't mind the company, and may show you the "how it's done" hands on stuff, and off you go...

    I love it, so much I retired completely from my 9-5 job 10 years ago.
    Hey, pays for my Equine addiction! Just gotta try everything, and when you are good enough at it, find you niche...Remember, nothing good comes easy or quickly....Lw

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