A&P anyone got a good link for beginner composition?

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  1. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    something that would cover rule of thirds, framing, repetition, lines, balance, simplicity...

    basic fundamentals like that... I have a friend who is starting out and she's getting really discouraged :noes:
     
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    FlashhslaF New Member

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    ask her to join and post here.

    In all honesty, ask her to watch the Series from BBC called The Genius of Photography. Most if not all of it is on Youtube.

    Its not so much about How to's, but for Inspiration and an insight into what made great photographers Great on their journey in photography. If this does not inspire her, she might as well just stop right now.
     
  3. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    alright... and I'm not inviting her on OT lol

    oh and I know I'm going to get shit for it but I started her on a k1000.

    I also told her to check out flickr
     
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    why a k1000? why not a cheap dslr?
     
  5. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    she wanted a film camera.

    I learned on a k1000 so I figured it's cheap enough.

    with a cheap dslr there is the risk the she would shoot auto or something stupid. I really liked the idea of starting on a k1000 because it boils down to the complete basics.

    yeah it's costly and a pain in the ass but that's where everyone started predigital

    :o
     
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    She's getting discouraged cause she's paying film to take test shots. I'd hate my life shooting film too.
     
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    It has a manual mode. Tell her to leave it in that. Hell, she can use Av mode to learn what aperture does and what not. I'd be pissed if I had to use film when I could save money and shoot digital

    :werd:
     
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    I learned on a K1000 that my dad gave me in 1987 when I was in college.
     
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    I think starting on film is a great idea. I recently had to teach my friend, who's owned his D80 for a year now, how to use his light meter. And the basics of exposure/equivalent exposure. Wtf?
     
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    fixed ;)
     

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