Good sites to learn dSLR/general photography?

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by xcalibur, May 5, 2005.

  1. xcalibur macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Kuala Lumpur
    Was wondering whether you guys could suggest any good sites on reading up on SLR/general photography stuff? Appreciate it, thanks.
  2. javabear90 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2003
    Houston, TX
  3. Balin64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    In a Mauve Dream
    I recommend:

    Fred Miranda.

    Good resources, great forums.

    Give it a try:

  4. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2003
    Dallas, Texas
  5. xcalibur thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Kuala Lumpur

    Those are some great sites! :) Thanks a lot guys. It is safe to assume that this would be the sites you would recommend to read up on lenses as well? I'm using a 300D.
  6. BakedBeans macrumors 68040


    May 6, 2004
    What's Your Favorite Posish
  7. James Philp macrumors 65816

    James Philp

    Mar 5, 2005
    Exactly what he said.
    Forget anyone who has posted a site that goes on about the technology, all that rubbish about slight lens distortion, aliasing in certain conditions with certain lenses etc. Constant bitching over Nikon vs. Canon and all that.

    This guy tells it as it is. Whether you have a disposable 24 exposure snappy camera or a £6000 body, it's the photos that count. A great photo, DOES NOT mean a great camera.
    Go, out, experiment, enjoy, take as many shots as you can - the best thing about digital is you can fiddle with no expense, and with DSLR it's a whole new level!
    Don't get wrapped up in all the technophilia that seems to shroud the subject - just get out there and do it!
    If it comes then you want a new lens you are far more likely to know what you really want or need. (P.S. I tend to go for non-3rd party lenses)

    please go to I spent hours reading though that after I got my D70, and it really helped me and altered my perspective.
  8. efoto macrumors 68030

    Nov 16, 2004
    Cloud 9 (-6)
    KenRockwell is pretty good, is great for just technological reviews and such (that is the use I find at least), but as stated above getting out and shooting is the best way to learn. With digital its great because you can shoot all day, and everything and then pick through it later, and learn from your mistakes and triumphs.
    Buy a 'big' CF card though (assuming SLR, most use CF still right:confused: ) I have a 512 and a 1Gb, and find that I am usually quite sufficient with the 1Gb alone save for when I travel and cannot offload the pics to the PB.

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