Tuesday, January 24, 2012

help wanted

Ok, so I took the leap and bought a camera and I have no idea how to use it beyond "Auto" mode!  Can you guys please help? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!!!


Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Hi Jade! My advice would be to take a class. The camera functions 100% better in Manual mode, but I had to take a class to learn all about it. It was a short six week class (once a week) and well worth it! Kate of Centsational Girl has posted some really great tutorials on her blog as well.

Lissa Pierce said...

I'm learning my camera now too! I have a Canon rebel T1i.
I would say go by a simple book on the camera you have (there are tons). Actually the small instruction book that came with my camera is great as well. Then, sit with your camera and test out some of the settings in Manual with reference from the book. I did this the other day and took about 150 of the same picture while just playing around with the settings. It's cool to see how the picture changes while you mess around.
I also agree with Tiffany. Centsational Girl has great tutorials and taking a class is next on my list. I at least wanted to know a few small things before I took the class though so I played around a bit first.

Renee said...

I've been doing a board on pinterest with tips and tricks about using a dslr (the board has some photoshop actions pinned as well). Feel free to check it out. http://pinterest.com/eenerac/photography-tips-ps-actions/
And here is a link with some beginner tips as well! http://www.digital-photography-school.com/digital-photography-tips-for-beginners

Hope it helps!!

Karen said...

Definitely check on pinterest. I've also noticed that my best shots are always with natural lighting, taken either in the early morning, or around dusk.

Mrs.B said...

SO...did you figure it out? I hope so, but I'm no help at all with these things, unfortunately. I have to have someone SHOW me how to do things like this.

Karena said...

I wish I could help Jade; however I do want a camera like yours!!

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Monica said...

I am looking to buy a new camera as well, any tips on what to look for or what drew you to choose the canon? When I purchase one, I would love to take a class, I think it would be the best way to get a full grasp of how to use it. Good luck!
Happy weekend

Lissette Cortes said...

I took 4 years of photography! I'll get you up and running in no time. Maybe I can go over the basics during our little road trip!! :)

P said...

the best thing you can do is turn off your flash and watch your backgrounds, get closer.
if you don't already have it buy the 50mm 1.8 or if you can even better 1.4 lens. that way you will be able to open up to let more light in. start shooting in AV mode (aperture priority). there are so many blogs out there now that give great tutorials, a search on pinterest will really give you so much great info. then just take lots and lot of pictures! good luck and have fun!

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