Hello. Yet another newbie stepping out of lurk mode.
Have enjoyed very much scouring the forum over the last month or so, picking up tips and marvelling at the talent of some of the photographers here. Some of the images posted are beyond stunning and I'm in turn inspired, then a little dejected as to whether I'll ever be able to produce images even half as good.
I've always been keen on taking pictures, but until recently have never really been able to afford anything in the way of half decent kit. However, I've recently acquired a Canon EOS 550d, with not only a kit lens (18-55mm) but a "thrifty fifty" and a 55-250mm telephoto. Obviously, this is all at the entry end of the quality spectrum, but I'd like to see what I can do with it
Slowly but surely I'm weaning myself off the auto setting (very scary!) and figuring out how to use this thing in it's multifarious modes - with very mixed results, but I'm a willing learner.
Anyway, I'll stop yakking now, but just wanted to say thanks to all those who willingly post their images and pass on their wisdom - it's very much appreciated