A&P Hey A&P crew--I'm already an "artist" and interested in getting into Photography...

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  1. FINALBOSS

    FINALBOSS

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    I'm wholly confident I can get into it, be quite good, and really really enjoy it...but my question is whether or not to dive in and get a really nice camera off the bat (Canon crew holla--Most likely a 30D) or get something shittier and then eventually feel the urge to upgrade. I'm really leaning towards just getting the 30D and a few nice lenses instead of having to go through the whole reselling upgrade process.


    Also, if I had to go pick up one quintessential photography book from Barne's and Noble tomorrow to start reading while at work, what should I get? I'm looking for somethign that explains everything--lense types, ISO, all that shit.

    And obligatory few pieces of my work:

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    FINALBOSS

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    Oh and I wasn't being cocky or anything because trust me, I'm not...it was just a way of showing that I'm already heavily invested in the arts.
     
  3. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    buy a used 20D and some good glass and go from there....
     
  4. W.Shatner

    W.Shatner New Member

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    I agree 20D is a great start and invest in some good glass. You have bigger image of the prints ?
     
  5. e.pie

    e.pie Active Member

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    20D + Tamron 17-50 2.8 > * as far as beginner setups that cost less then a grand
     
  6. FINALBOSS

    FINALBOSS

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    I really need to start reading a photography book.
     
  7. free_notes

    free_notes New Member

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    you'll learn a lot more if you get some decent equipment. i wouldn't invest too heavily at first though, since you probably don't know what you're looking for or what you need your camera to do. experiment and learn for a year (more or less, depending on how much you photograph) and determine what your current setup is lacking.
     
  8. flavin

    flavin Piss Off Hamburgler. This is my Chicken Sandwich!

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    I bought 35mm Photography by Steve Bavister. Was a good starter for me and I learned alot. Even though its for 35mm it covers some digital also. Learn the basics and go from there
     
  9. OneTwo

    OneTwo me>you OT Supporter

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    the first is framed crooked.

    The 2nd pic is blown out.

    both are too noisy. You suck ass at taking pics with a point and shoot... so you plan on buying thousands of dollars of professional equipment...

    what are you gonna do, take crappy professional photos?







































    :) Welcome to OTAP.
     
  10. OneTwo

    OneTwo me>you OT Supporter

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    almost forgot.

    No Canon, No Care.
     
  11. OneTwo

    OneTwo me>you OT Supporter

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    Make sure you get a 50 f1.8 , you will take great pics like these.

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  12. aCab

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    I'm a good photographer, but an awful traditional artist. Traditional art stuff is based on craft, while photography isn't so involved. Good luck.
     
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    Halcyon New Member

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Flawless victory.
     
  15. free_notes

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    i would disagree. there is still a necessity for craft in photography. it's just not as obvious. as a sculptor, i would need to know how to use the tools of my craft, as well as the effects they have on my material. inherent energies of these tools and materials dictate what i can do and what boundaries i can push. it's the same with photography. what makes a powerful photo is an understanding of my tools (camera + other equipment) and my materials (subjects of my composition, lighting, even the paper and printers i use to print). anyone who has tried photo printing on their own knows the degree of complexity involved with developing or plotting, or even publishing for the web for that matter.
     
  16. aCab

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    Maybe I'm just that damn good and photography comes easily for me. :dunno:
     
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    You did see the re-shoot right?
     
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    Oh and everyone sucks Canon's dick on this forum :o
     
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    Actually, I take that back, I'm a good artist, I'm just my own worst critic. I just feel more comfortable with photography.
     
  20. Keiphus

    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    yeah, thats it. :bowrofl:
     
  21. aCab

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    lets compare pics :mamoru:
     
  22. Keiphus

    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    Are you retarded? What does that have to do with anything?
    I haven't taken an artsy fartsy photograph in a couple years. I've only ever seen one or two of your shots and they were just foggy pieces of shit. I mean if you really want to prove something though I can go wipe the dust off one of my cameras and we can do this.

    I have a better idea. Let's compare bankrolls on how much money each of us has made from photography. It's equally stupid and still doesn't prove anything. Except chances are you'd be much more embarrassed.
     
  23. aCab

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    Bitch gets all defensive. :rofl:
     
  24. e.pie

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    wat? :rofl:
     
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    OTAPthug.txt :dunno:
     

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