Photography... not the nude kind!

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  1. Bluemanc100

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    The best investment now is Adobe Lightroom and start taking pictures in RAW format, post production then opens up a world of possibilities... Not read through the thread so sorry if already posted
     
  2. Drog_Town_Punk

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    lightroom and shooting in raw is great, but you can grab it from torrent sites rather than pay, if your stuck for money ;P
     
  3. tangaroa

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    Mid-life crisis ...

    Buy a boat ... check
    Quit everything and leave the country ... check
    Take up photography ... check.
     
  4. Bluemanc100

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    You sure can.... v4.0 currently ;-)
     
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    I've been interested in photography for years and have built up quite a high-end Canon setup, but if I was starting to learn photography today, I'd buy a Fuji x100s ... awesome little camera.


    EDIT: I have a lightly used Canon 7D body going cheap, if anyone's interested. I'm in Manchester at the mo :-)
     
  6. Another amateur photographer here! I would definitely second the recommendation to shoot in RAW & get yourself a decent editing program like Lightroom. If you do, there are gazillions of good tutorials to be found, including many directly from Adobe:
    <a class="postlink" href="http://tv.adobe.com/channel/how-to/lightroom-tutorials/show/recently-added/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://tv.adobe.com/channel/how-to/ligh ... tly-added/</a>

    This is a useful website for anyone beginning to get their head around the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and focal length <a class="postlink" href="http://camerasim.com/camera-simulator/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://camerasim.com/camera-simulator/</a>

    My site: <a class="postlink" href="http://thespiralquirk.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://thespiralquirk.com</a>

    EDITED TO ADD "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson is a good, easily digestible book. It's 'old' - 2004 - but the principles haven't changed. <a class="postlink" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/books/dp/0817463003" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.amazon.co.uk/books/dp/0817463003</a>
     
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    Some amazing shots there, I can not believe the clarity and the detail you can get. Also, the depth of field makes some of the shots look like they are in 3d.

    I have been recommended Lightroom before, is it easy to use?
     
  8. Thanks for the compliment, much appreciated :)

    I think that if you've got even a basic understanding of post- processing, LR is pretty simple to get to grips with - which is not to say that there isn't plenty more to learn as you go along! I would suggest lining up a few tutorial videos; take a look at some simple "before you start" info (eg <a class="postlink" href="http://shuttermonks.com/lightroom-basics-tutorial/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://shuttermonks.com/lightroom-basics-tutorial/</a> or <a class="postlink" href="http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2013/03/30/adobe-lightroom-basics-6-things-you-need-to-know-getting-started/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2013/ ... g-started/</a>) and then download the trial version (full features) and play with it yourself. I think the trial lasts for 30 days.

    <a class="postlink" href="https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=photoshop_lightroom" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/inde ... _lightroom</a>
     
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    Thanks mate, will give it a go.
     
  10. homerdog

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    Go on then...

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