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07-30-2010, 03:59 PM   #1
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slightly overwhelmed new member

H all - new member, and making a return to still photography after a period of 30 years. Things havd changed somewhat. I got my K7 last week and immediatley took it to WOMAD. Law of averages dictated that I had to get some shots in focus and some correctly exposed. Every now and then I even managed to get the two correct on the same photo. I can see I am going to need a lot of help and advice!!

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Welcome to the forum and digital fotografy.

I say don't try to learn everything at once. Skim the manual. Shoot a bunch. Try things. Read sections of manual for things you could not figure out on your own. Shoot some more.
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Welcome to the forum, I'm sure you'll get all the help you need here.
07-30-2010, 09:06 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by grayboy Quote
I can see I am going to need a lot of help and advice!!
Welcome to the site!
I'd like to add that nothing beats trial and error when it comes to learning a camera. Though I think your past experience will really help you get your game on with your new camera.

For what it's worth, I wouldn't stress the exposure stuff at this point in time because you'll most likely move to take control of such things soon enough.

Don't forget to post some photos!

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I felt the same way when I got my first DSLR. Auto mode is only so good. All the other modes offer so much more, but you have to be in control.
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Welcome to the forum, remember this is the fun bit getting out there to capture great images, well trying to anyway.

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