A&P Alright, so I got my camera and now I'm looking to start

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  1. ascelon

    ascelon giants amongst tiny kings

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    I've been interested in photography for the longest time and have dabbled here and there, but now I finally decided I'd step in and take it up as a hobby. I decided to purchase a camera which would let me grow into it and then let me have beautiful finished products once I became profficient with it. What does this mean? I ended up buying a dsc717. I can say that I have never been happier, Ive used it in all sorts of situations, both auto and manual and have had a blast. But now I'm interested in getting into the more art side of photography. I've done photomanipulation for a couple years now, but I Just want to be able to take "that" photo to capture an emotion, feel, mood, etc.

    I'm asking for advice on where to begin, especially users who own this camera, etc, etc.

    Thanks again :bigthumb:
     
  2. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    Go to the bookstore and buy "The 35mm photographers handbook" It contains a wealth of information that will get you started.
     
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    Seconded -- bought that one a while back myself -- great resource
     
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    thirded, even though i dont have a camera right now, its nice to read through
     
  5. Keyzs

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    Even in a digital world?
     
  6. Jcolman

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    Yes. There is a lot of good, basic and advanced photography information in this book that anyone can use. Obviously you can skip the section on film choices, but everything else will apply to digital cameras as well as film cameras.
     
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    Another quick question, I have been looking for the book and I am finding (looking through Amazon for information):

    The New 35MM Photographer's Handbook
    # Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 3rd edition (October 5, 1999)
    # ISBN: 0609804227

    and

    The Photographer's Handbook (Third Edition, Revised)
    # Publisher: Knopf; 3rd edition (September 8, 1992)
    # ISBN: 0679742042

    But not the exact title, can someone give me the ISBN or publisher? Or will either or both work? Or am I missing the correct book?
     
  8. Jcolman

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    Either will give you all the photography information you could want, but I personally like the format and style of the 35mm photographers handbook. Go with the first one.
     

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