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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 8:07 pm 
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Budget photography

I know lot of people are getting into photography and want to know how to get started. First I will make it clear this is how I started it does not mean it's right for everyone.

First gear I had Canon SL1 NEW
Some generic batteries
Kit Lens
1.4 50MM Prime USED
Cheap $20 tripod
about $850
That was it.

If anyone is thinking about starting the best book I can recommend is understanding Exposure. This was my bible when I started.

I mostly did family portraits of relatives and was lucky to do some nice Tfp shoots.

When I wanted to progress bought a yongnuo 568 ex II flash. What looks massive on a SL1 might I add. Pick this up on Craigslist for $60.

I used optical slave function and the pop flash for off camera triggering.

I found this setup did me well. I would also like to hear from others how they started on other systems like nikon, Sony, etc.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:15 pm 
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Thanks for the suggestion, do you know of any other helpful resources for beginners?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:12 am 
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The best book I ever read was called understanding exposure and I think it's a must read for beginners. It simple to read and explains a lot about settings.


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