05-28-2014, 06:17 AM
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Hello fellow Nikonites!

My name's Bryan and I've been shooting with a D7000 for a month or two now. Like many of you out there, I work a full time job and have a family so free time is limited.

The best resources I've found for learning to make pictures are PODCASTS! Personally, I've only explored photofocus which has proven to be a great resource - full of professional knowledge. However, I was hoping to find maybe an audiobook or another podcast that dives into the basics of photography.

Key points I want to learn about are 1) Composition, 2) Lighting, 3) Gear, etc. Are there any specific podcasts or audiobooks that dive into each topic almost like an online course or workshop - explaining the main topics of photography - more geared towards the amateur beginner?

Any info is greatly appreciated! Thanks.

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 05-28-2014, 11:01 AM
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Are there no online books? That's how I learned. Of course I had and still have my hardcopy books. But an e-book would do much the same thing.

Here are some that I found:

http://www.exposureguide.com/top-10-phot...ebooks.htm
http://121clicks.com/articlesreviews/25-...hotography
http://digital-photography-school.com/10...-holidays/

I googled photography ebooks or some such subject.

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 05-29-2014, 08:51 AM
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Best of luck to you, Bryan! I wish I could offer any help, but the limited knowledge I have is via experience and taking many bad photos! Biggrin

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 05-29-2014, 09:49 AM
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Thank you mr. krampert. I will be adding that to my iPhone for work duty.

Celestino - thank you my friend. I've been doing work! Taking LOTS of shots, listening to LOTS of material and having LOTS of fun. I get giddy like a little kid when thinking about photography - it brings so much happiness to my life!

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 05-29-2014, 12:30 PM
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Please call me Brian.

When I had a crappy job, the stress was absolutely incredible. To this day when I see any retirees from SAPPI Skowhegan, Maine I ask them "Have the nightmares stopped yet?". They look at me as though to say, "I never talked to you about them!". Everyone who worked there has them from the stress levels that were deliberate. (They couldn't have been anything else but deliberate)

But anyway, when I was there I found photography to be a fantastic stress reliever on my days off. I also did my best photography in those days and under that stress.

I did and still do mostly outdoor photography. I would set myself homework for the days outing. One day I decided I would shoot only reflections; another day only waterfalls. Yet another day nothing but macro shots. Back then I also shot slides and it forced me to slow down and get the shot right. Even though I now shoot digital, I still slow down and get the shot right. That doesn't mean I don't manipulate the image in the computer to make it match what my eye saw. The camera doesn't always see what the mind/brain connection gets.

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