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Old 11-28-2017, 09:54 PM   #1
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What would the GS photo gurus suggest as a starting point for someone new to the DSLR game. I have no background with photography so really starting from square one. I would like to be able to replicated some of the awesome images I have seen posted here by the GS gurus.

I have a Nikon 5100 with a kit lens (18-55 1:3.5-5.6G) and a AF-S 35mm 1:1.8G currently.

Looking at a 50mm lens also.

I have a Nikon dvd that came with the kit but it is too fast paced for me to watch and keep up with even with the pause button.

What resources would you recommend for me? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-28-2017, 10:03 PM   #2
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I'd suggest getting on youtube and watching videos designed for your skill level. Watch, watch, watch.

Another helpful tool is a camera simulator. Check this one out: http://www.canonoutsideofauto.ca/play/
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Thanks I’ll look into both!


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A guy named Scott Kelby has some great videos on YouTube as well as some good, easy to read/decipher books for new DSLR users that I really liked...
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EASY is speaking my language! Thanks for the suggestion added to the list
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:07 AM   #6
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Also would it be worth having a 50mm in addition to the 35 I already have? ? ?
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:03 AM   #7
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As said above, Youtube is full of info! Ed Gregory (Photos in Color) is one of my favorite channels.
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Also would it be worth having a 50mm in addition to the 35 I already have? ? ?
IMO no. I bought one to have and wish I had bought an 85 instead. I use the lens but would have used the 85 more.
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IMO no. I bought one to have and wish I had bought an 85 instead. I use the lens but would have used the 85 more.


Awesome thanks!

Anyone else got something that might help me as well


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I'd suggest getting on youtube and watching videos designed for your skill level. Watch, watch, watch.

Another helpful tool is a camera simulator. Check this one out: http://www.canonoutsideofauto.ca/play/
This is really cool - I've never seen a camera simulator before.
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:00 PM   #11
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This is really cool - I've never seen a camera simulator before.
Yeah I wasted about half my day yesterday playing with it hahaha
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