New to the group...

I've been lurking for a while now, lol.  I don't even know where to start.  I've always loved photography, I LOVE taking pictures.  I just don't have a heavy duty camera yet and would just do this as a hobby.  


Can anyone recommend where to start?


Cameras?


Classes in the Bay Area, CA?


 


Thanks ladies!

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 7:29 am
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This is a great place to start - you'll find lots of help here so welcome!! :)


Canon and Nikon DSLR's are where to start - it all depends on what you're wanting to do. I'm just a newbie myself so I don't have too much to add. I just shoot basic pictures of my family and pets and I have a Canon Rebel T2i and it's great for what I need it for but I've heard people grow out of it quickly - I've yet to do that lol


I'd say go to a camera store and play around with them, how they feel, the buttons and see what you like. Then do your research. Google will be your best friend :)
Good luck and welcome to the addiction!! :)

Posted on September 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm
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I am new to it as well - I just got a Nikon D3100 and have started reading books and playing around with it - I am loving it so far!


While I can't help you in your area with classes, a lot of photographers in my area offer workshops to help beginners :)

Posted on September 8, 2011 at 5:07 am
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Thanks ladies!! I plan on shopping for one this Sunday! Yay me! I looked around and seen some local Community College classes that offer photography classes. Hopefully they are offering something good :)

Posted on September 8, 2011 at 7:32 am
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Welcome to the group & the addiction!!  Can't wait to hear what you get & see some pics :)


I have the Canon 60D & love it!

Posted on September 8, 2011 at 7:46 am
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Welcom, ms.August and ccia!


Where in the bay are are you, ms.august? I'm in San jose!

Posted on September 8, 2011 at 11:13 am
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yelppuppy - I'm in Pinole, near Concord :) Thanks ladies...I will be reporting back soon ;)

Posted on September 8, 2011 at 5:55 pm
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De-lurking to say...


Wait for me! I want to take classes in the Bay Area too!  (But I won't be back for another year, haha.)

Posted on September 10, 2011 at 6:13 am
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Oh Mrs. San Fran how I miss you!
Posted on September 13, 2011 at 6:20 am

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