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    Default Got a new camera I dont know how to use!!

    Hi all,

    as the title says, I am by far a photographer, and I was given an slr camera for my bday which I have no idea how to use. The guide on the actual camera is very helpful, but Im sure there are many more features i dont know about.
    I was told there were courses you can do? Im looking into that.

    Also, where do you go get your photos developed? I went to harvey and had pics from my new camera and pics from my old camera developed, and you cant tell the difference. The lady there said something about playing with the lighting on the cd that came with the camera.... Do I just use photoshop? Where can I learn about all the functions on PS and how to use them?

    Anything you can tell me will be appreciated.

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    YouTube has lots of photo shop tutorials. Or just Google Photoshop actions. It takes a while to figure it all out. Best way to learn your camera is to play around with the camera and settings and take lots of photos .

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    Read the camera manual.


    Get a photography book and learn how to take photos in manual mode.


    You can do a flickr search for photos taken with the same camera as yours.
    You can then look at the settings that the photo was taken with and often people write something about how they took the photo. I find this really helpful.


    It you're just doing happy snaps in automatic mode then you probably won't notice much difference in image quality.


    Start off with a basic photo management program. Picasa for windows (free download) or iPhoto for Mac.


    Both offer a way to organize to your photos and do basic editing such as auto-enhance, black and white, crop, straighten, brightness and contrast etc.


    The best thing about digital is that you can do lots practice photos and ditch the ones that don't work out.

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    I'd start with learning about camera settings before exploring Photoshop. What city are you in? Angie Baxter runs great workshops, usually in Melbourne but maybe interstate too, and if you email her she could recommend similar workshops in your area.

    Also don't get your photos printed at the cheap quick places like Harvey Norman and office works - they don't monitor the shots as they're being printed. Find a good quality local photo store (like a Kodak type shop on a Main Street), or I think there are good labs online like Nulab? Try them!

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    I went to a beginners night course at TAFE a couple of years ago. It was a 6 week course with theory and practical which ran one night a week for 3 hours. Was pretty helpful and not too expensive.

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    I second Angie Baxter. She frequently goes interstate.

    And definitely nushots or nulab (same company ones for businesses)

    Or just Google theres heaps of one dey classes

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