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 Post subject: Hello from sunny England
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:59 pm 
Hello all!
I am an absolute beginner in the world of DSLR photography. I've found this site very helpful in making some choices with regards to equipment and also the tutorials have helped me with the basics.

I have recently bought the entry level Nikon D3100 with the 18-55VR kit lens. I've added to that the Nikkor 55-300VR zoom lens and the Nikkor 35mm f1.8 G prime lens. I think this kit is a decent start to what will probably end up being a very large and very expensive collection!
Also I've purchase Photoshop Elements 9 which, as you can imagine as a newbie, i'm having a lot of fun and games with.

Currently i'm just taking lots of exposures and trying to make the next one better than the last one. I'm also doing a lot of reading and watching various online tutorials and trying to put them into practice.

Having welcomed my 1st born son into the world last year my main interest will be photographing his formative years as well as other aspects such as landscape and wildlife, which we have plenty of in this part of the UK.

Many questions coming your way soon, Darren :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:52 pm 
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Hi welcome aboard.
Can relate to taking photos of kids and kids parties. Plenty of scope for practice. You will not regret buying good gear
It didn`t take me long to add a flash to my collection, sometimes you just need it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:18 am 
Welcome to the board and the wonderful world of DSLR photography. Be warned, it becomes addictive, especially lens buying. Try to ensure you really need a specific lens before you purchase or you could end up like a lot of photographers with a huge lens collection, most of which never see the light of day.
Have fun!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:01 am 
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Welcome Darren.
Sounds like you're doing everything right & the gear you have will be fine.........for now. :lol: :wink:

btw, which area of Lancs are you located? (here in NE Lancs haven't seen too much sunshine this past 3 weeks :( )

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:47 am 
Hi Carlos.
Im just outside of Blackburn, east Lancashire. Bit of sarcasm on my part there with the 'sunny england' intro. It has been quite a dull start to the summer, fingers crossed for better weather soon. Thanks for the welcome.


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Hi mate. Yeah I fully understood, :wink: I too put `sunny` in some of my posts. :lol: We're not blessed with the best weather in our part of the world eh. :cry: (I'm over in the Pendle area)
Enjoy taking pics of your growing family, you can never take too many. They'll be priceless reminders in the years to come. 8)

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welcome on board Darren!


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Welcome Darren and congrats on your D3100 8)

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Welcome to the forum Darren. Enjoy your new camera :D

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