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  1. MissKitty

    MissKitty If squats were easy they'd be called 'Your Mum' OT Supporter

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    Morning all.

    I was woken up this morning with lots of happy birthday's and I even got a hand made birthday card from my daughter. Then my partner gave me my present..... a Canon 350D.

    Now I would transfer pictures of all the cool gadets I got with it (three lenses and two tripods(well one is a singlepod)) but I can't figure out how to get it across :rofl:

    None of all this gadgetry makes sense to me, so you can just tell I am useless with all the abilities.

    Time for a tafe course on photopgraphy I reckon :)
     
  2. Yardsale

    Yardsale OT Supporter

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    get a card reader :kiss:
     
  3. delslow

    delslow my car may not be fast, but the back window goes d

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    what did you take pictures of? :run:
     
  4. MissKitty

    MissKitty If squats were easy they'd be called 'Your Mum' OT Supporter

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    I have taken pictures of the family (kids and partner) and objects around the house. We are off to get a card reader in a few minutes :)

    I have a 50mm, 75-300mm and 18-55mm. I think the 600mm will be a bit big and a bit expensive - are you taking the mickey?
     
  5. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    congrats on your new toys. You might want to read the "photography 101" thread I wrote at the top of this forum. It may help you to get started.
     
  6. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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  7. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    What does 'taking the mickey' mean?
     
  8. mobbarley

    mobbarley Active Member

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    good to see another aussie.. can smell you a mile away :bigthumb:
     
  9. mobbarley

    mobbarley Active Member

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    but yes, about your camera:

    You need to plug in the USB cable and turn the camera on. If your using windows XP you should get a wizard to help you. You can optionally install all the canon software it came with. If your using another version of windows you will probably need the software.

    If Mac, plug it in and iPhoto or something similar should pop up with an import button.
     
  10. MissKitty

    MissKitty If squats were easy they'd be called 'Your Mum' OT Supporter

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    Taking the mickey
    Taking the piss
    Having a go
    etc etc :)
     
  11. mandarin orange

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    Welcome to the Canon Club :)
     
  12. MissKitty

    MissKitty If squats were easy they'd be called 'Your Mum' OT Supporter

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    I will read the sticky tomorrow when I am more refreshed.

    Went out and bought a card reader today and the blastered thing doesn't work with my CF card :( I figured out how to use the camera to transfer files though.

    Below are a few I took today. Please note, I have no idea how to use a camera other than point and shoot so there is a good reason they are crap :) But 8 megapixels of crap :big grin:


    [​IMG] IMG_2411.jpg 15-Apr-2006 20:38 3.1M
    [​IMG] IMG_2429.jpg 15-Apr-2006 20:32 2.6M
    [​IMG] IMG_2448.jpg 15-Apr-2006 20:31 2.6M
     
  13. Kinks

    Kinks Sup. OT Supporter

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    is that a good thing? :rofl:



    cute staffy :)
     
  14. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Better than Tomash, already.
     
  15. 00soul

    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    any pics envolving a kids pool and the outdoors?
     
  16. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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  17. MissKitty

    MissKitty If squats were easy they'd be called 'Your Mum' OT Supporter

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    I got pictures of kids and the outdoors, no pool though :(

    Run out of server space though :( I might resize and upload, even though that kind of ruins the picture
     
  18. MissKitty

    MissKitty If squats were easy they'd be called 'Your Mum' OT Supporter

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  19. MissKitty

    MissKitty If squats were easy they'd be called 'Your Mum' OT Supporter

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    Thee are two courses at my local tafe which I am thinking about taking.

    The problem is both descriptions sound pretty similar.

    Which one would best be suited to me?

    First:
    Synopsis: [SIZE=-1]This course is suitable for owners of all 35mm and advanced digital cameras with through the lens viewing and manual control options. It teaches the basics of 35mm SLR's & advanced digital cameras, film types, formats and resolution, physics of photography, computer in photography and techniques to reliably take better photographs, use of flash, control shutter speed and aperture, pictorial composition and much more. *****Materials required: Participants should have or are about to purchase an advanced digital or 35mm SLR camera. For participants with 35mm film cameras, two rolls of 24 exposure Fujicolour or Kodacolour or Agfacolour 200 or 400 ISO film (200 is preferable). Printed course notes are freely available to participants for the duration of the course or may be purchased for $10 or are available on an interactive CD for $25. Also or alternatively, Michael Langford's 35mm Handbook is recommended. This can be purchased from photographic stores such as Photo Continential for about $32.*****A one hour field trip is included in course fees (day and time to be negotiated with students)*****

    Second:
    [/SIZE] Synopsis: [SIZE=-1]This course deals with camera functions, film types and uses, depth of field, lenses, perspective, close-up, basic lighting, what goes into making a good photograph, light-metering and selective focus. The course consists of four theory lessons and two field trips, usually on Sunday afternoon and a night photography session (city lights) on one of the regular teaching nights. Materials Required: 35mm camera and equipment, if you are intending to purchase a camera for use during the course please ask teacher's advice before purchasing.[/SIZE]
     
  20. 00soul

    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    to be honest, you'll want to take them both. you'll need to take the first class first and the second class second....
     
  21. Blair

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    no digital courses?
     
  22. Blair

    Blair New Member

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    that will be annoying having to purchase another camera just to take a class. do not get me wrong anyone i am sure that those are extremely valuable courses but it just seems odd that they would not offer digital classes.
     
  23. mobbarley

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    um.. it said 35mm or dslr... you should be fine :)

    The first one is: How your camera works, how to use it, how to process your photos afterwards.

    Second one: advanced techniques & photo composition
     
  24. MissKitty

    MissKitty If squats were easy they'd be called 'Your Mum' OT Supporter

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    Thanks guys. I will sign up for the first one and do the second course next term. They start within a few days of each other so i think I should learn how to use my camera before doing the second one.

    What did you think of the pictures? Think it is a lost cause or I have a nack? :big grin: Come on, stroke my ego
     
  25. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    i was expecting to see "of phi dong" after seeing this title
     

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