I'm so EXCITED!!!

Hello ladies! I joined this group LONG ago because I've been yearning for my own DSLR camera so I can start taking pro-looking pics. I LOVE photography, photographs, taking pics, being IN pics, etc. Just love it. Soooooooo...yesterday was my birthday and my AMAZING DH got me a Nikon D5100 bundle!!!!! I'm so excited to finally be OFFICIALLY joining you ladies now that I have my DSLR! I have TONS to learn! Just reading some of the threads here, I can see that I have a lot of research to do. So glad this group is here and active for me to learn from you amazing PDub photographers!

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 5:49 am
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Welcome to the Obsession. ;o)


I'll forgive you for going Nikon. JK....


Really, I don't care which someone shoots, just SHOW ME THE PHOTOS! LOL!

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 6:37 am
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LOL! Right? I've had my eye on the Canons for the LONGEST! (I really wanted a 7d) But when DH was doing his research on everything, apparently for the past 2 months or so, he says he found out Nikon was just a smidge better than Canon. IDK about that, I still would prefer my Canon but I'm so in love with my camera already. I haven't got the chance to play with it yet though.  :/


What advice do you have for me to get started, especially learning the terminology (like, what's apeture?)? Should I start with terminology or just dive in? I'm so excited to get off work so I can go play with the camera!

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 6:44 am
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Welcome aboard!  You'll love Nikon once you get used to the buttons.  I have both and I really like Nikon's autofocus and autoISO. 


You should just start shooting AND learn stuff online.  Just google digital photographer beginner, and you'll find tons of stuff to read.  Wait, first of all, you should read your manual. :)

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 6:50 am
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MAN! I should have brought it to work with me today but I was soooooo late and running out the door! LOL! I think I'm going to go home for lunch and get it. LOL!

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 6:54 am
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LOL, better than Canon's?  That's like saying PC is better than Mac - them's fightin' words!!!


Really, it's a long standing joke amongst photographers but neither is better. They take turns one-upping each other on technology all the time. Canon was the first to come out with a better focusing system and the first affordable full-frame sensor camera (5D) under $8k.


Lens to lens, they come out even.


But it's really ALL about your knowledge on how to use your equipment.  I've seen horrible photography taken with both - as well as good of course. The fact is, when you see a great image, do you really ask/care which brand was used to shot it?  Nope.


Here is a great reason why - it's not the equipment for the most part:


LOL better than Canon photo 3056017-1

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 8:00 am
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I agree, they are both great. :)  Funny comic!!  It reminds me of what one of my friends told my other friend when they were talking about my photography... my friend said she thought I was really talented and my pictures were awesome, and the other friend said "that's just because she has an expensive camera!"  So the last time I saw her at a friend's bridal shower, I handed her my camera and told her to take some pics.  She was like "oh, this is really hard... how do I work this?"  And she gave it back to me immediately.  LMAO- yeah, ok...

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 8:48 am
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OK, for all you new to the obsession, you MUST start reading What the Duck - especially if you are getting into weddings. This comic has me laughing and crying at the same time:


http://whattheduck.com/


Have fun!

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 9:09 am
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Who said nikon is better than canon? ;)

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 10:12 am
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Those are too funny doolittlebride.  They even have short You Tube videos!

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 10:28 am
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"Who said nikon is better than canon? ;)"


Probably the sales person because when I was selling Nikon's, the commision was always higher. I'm not joking.

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 10:59 am
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LOL!!!!!! 

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 2:34 pm

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