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Why hello there

Discussion in 'Introductions...' started by nedney, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. nedney

    nedney New Member

    Greetings, all!

    I'm a young guy living in New York City and looking for a new hobby. Though I have never been into any sort visual art (music is more my bag), photography has always seemed like an appealing activity, in spite of the fact that my only experience with it is a class I took when I was 14. Nonetheless I find myself seeing scenes and images everywhere that beg to be photographed by something other than my cell phone, so I've finally decided to give it a shot.

    That all being said, I really have no idea where to begin [registration here asks me to verify my personhood by saying what the "d" in dSLR stands for; might've helped if I knew what SLR meant]. I had hoped putting "how to be an amateur photographer" into Google would yield something more straightforward, but all variations on that theme led me here. So, if anyone would like advise an utter neophyte on the basic ideas of photography and help me get started, I would be most grateful. I'm a blank slate; make me in your image*!

    nedney


    *no pun intended
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011
  2. Just_Dave

    Just_Dave Well-Known Member

    Hi

    Welcome to AP :)
     
  3. DeeJay

    DeeJay Well-Known Member

    Good morning and welcome to AP! :D

    There are a lot of very knowledgeable people on this forum who are always willing to offer help and advice if needed. There are also very good beginners sections with "Sticky" posts which act as a kind of FAQ really.

    Good luck and above all make sure you are having fun!
     
  4. Chris Cool

    Chris Cool Retired

  5. nedney

    nedney New Member

    Excellent, this is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks a ton!
     
  6. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    Hi there from far away. :D
     

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