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Sep 18, 2016 13:11:09   #
AndyH Loc: Massachusetts and New Hampshire
 
My name is Andy, and I am fortunate enough to live in a real photographic paradise - New England. I am a longtime photographer, working occasionally as a pro with some weddings and architectural work many years ago. I still have, and occasionally use, 35mm SLR and rangefinders, 6x6 Rollei, and 4x5 equipment, but over the past decade and a half my wife and I have used mostly our camera phones and point and shoots or superzoom bridge cameras, thinking that the complexity and expense of going DSLR were just too much. We shoot a lot of landscapes, "found" objects, and architecture, as well as some nature and street photography.

This year we found a bargain Nikon D 50 with the two kit zooms at a pawn shop, and instantly fell in love. We've since advanced to D 3200s, which seem more than adequate to our needs, and upgraded our glass considerably with Sigma 10-20 mm and 18-300 zoom with VR.

I think I've made the switch pretty seamlessly, but multiple flash setups using TTL technology continues to baffle me. I'll be looking for advice on a variety of topics, including equipment and lighting setups, but mostly I'm just looking at the great work others have done, searching for ideas and inspiration.

Andy (and Michelle)

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Sep 18, 2016 13:30:40   #
tramsey Loc: Texas
 
The Nikon D3200 is an excellent camera. The fella who I shoot with has one. I have a Nikon D7100. We compare our photos and the image quality is pretty much the same. The d7100 has a couple of bells and whistles that the 3200 doesn't but I rarely use them. I found that when I bought an after market field guide specifically written for my camera, I understood much more on how to use it. Maybe you should get one to, Amazon is a good place to start looking.

Welcome to the forum. You are among friends here so ask questions and post some pictures.

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Sep 18, 2016 13:49:52   #
AndyH Loc: Massachusetts and New Hampshire
 
Thanks! I'm pretty up to speed with the camera and settings - I got the Magic Lantern guide, which I thought was a pretty good choice. The off camera flash setup and multiple flash setup is the area where I need the most work; my previous experiences have been mostly with manual setups. I've been reading some of the topics and will be seeking advice often.

Andy

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Sep 18, 2016 14:04:25   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
Welcome to the Hog.

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Sep 18, 2016 18:39:01   #
jethro779 Loc: Tucson, AZ
 
AndyH wrote:
My name is Andy, and I am fortunate enough to live in a real photographic paradise - New England. I am a longtime photographer, working occasionally as a pro with some weddings and architectural work many years ago. I still have, and occasionally use, 35mm SLR and rangefinders, 6x6 Rollei, and 4x5 equipment, but over the past decade and a half my wife and I have used mostly our camera phones and point and shoots or superzoom bridge cameras, thinking that the complexity and expense of going DSLR were just too much. We shoot a lot of landscapes, "found" objects, and architecture, as well as some nature and street photography.

This year we found a bargain Nikon D 50 with the two kit zooms at a pawn shop, and instantly fell in love. We've since advanced to D 3200s, which seem more than adequate to our needs, and upgraded our glass considerably with Sigma 10-20 mm and 18-300 zoom with VR.

I think I've made the switch pretty seamlessly, but multiple flash setups using TTL technology continues to baffle me. I'll be looking for advice on a variety of topics, including equipment and lighting setups, but mostly I'm just looking at the great work others have done, searching for ideas and inspiration.

Andy (and Michelle)
My name is Andy, and I am fortunate enough to live... (show quote)




Try the books this person has written.

http://www.amazon.com/Joe-McNally/e/B001I9N9XM

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Sep 18, 2016 20:26:11   #
AndyH Loc: Massachusetts and New Hampshire
 
Thanks! I'll check it out.

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Sep 19, 2016 07:13:01   #
JoeB Loc: Mohawk Valley, NY
 
Hello Andy, welcome to UHH.

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Sep 19, 2016 08:00:57   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
AndyH wrote:
My name is Andy, and I am fortunate enough to live in a real photographic paradise - New England. I am a longtime photographer, working occasionally as a pro with some weddings and architectural work many years ago. I still have, and occasionally use, 35mm SLR and rangefinders, 6x6 Rollei, and 4x5 equipment, but over the past decade and a half my wife and I have used mostly our camera phones and point and shoots or superzoom bridge cameras, thinking that the complexity and expense of going DSLR were just too much. We shoot a lot of landscapes, "found" objects, and architecture, as well as some nature and street photography.

This year we found a bargain Nikon D 50 with the two kit zooms at a pawn shop, and instantly fell in love. We've since advanced to D 3200s, which seem more than adequate to our needs, and upgraded our glass considerably with Sigma 10-20 mm and 18-300 zoom with VR.

I think I've made the switch pretty seamlessly, but multiple flash setups using TTL technology continues to baffle me. I'll be looking for advice on a variety of topics, including equipment and lighting setups, but mostly I'm just looking at the great work others have done, searching for ideas and inspiration.

Andy (and Michelle)
My name is Andy, and I am fortunate enough to live... (show quote)


Welcome to our forum!

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Sep 19, 2016 08:10:27   #
WayneT Loc: Paris, TN
 
Welcome to the group, great to have you on board.

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Sep 19, 2016 08:22:49   #
srat50 Loc: Ware, Massachusetts
 
Try U-tube they have a wealth of videos on almost every subject.

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Sep 19, 2016 09:46:48   #
joehel2 Loc: Cherry Hill, NJ
 
Welcome to the forum.

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Sep 19, 2016 09:58:02   #
Silverman Loc: Michigan
 
Hello Andy, I too am new to DSLR Photography, having recently purchased a Nikon D3300 with the Nikon 18-55 DX VRII kit lens and also the Nikon 55-200 DX VRII lens, I too have a Nikon N65 Film Camera (not being used), have a a Panasonic Lumix P&S, which I really enjoyed, also a Fuji S-9000 Bridge Camera, which I gave my Daughter in Florida when my Granddaughter was born. I hope to gain insight from my fellow hedgehogs and possibly be an encouragement to some of them too. Best wishes to you in all of your Photography endeavors, ENJOY.

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Sep 19, 2016 10:04:55   #
Carl D Loc: Albemarle, NC.
 
Welcome to the Hog, Andy.

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Sep 19, 2016 11:19:31   #
ebbote Loc: Hockley, Texas
 
Welcome to the Hog Andy and Michele, enjoy.

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Sep 19, 2016 12:06:43   #
photophly Loc: Old Bridge NJ
 
Welcome to the Hog

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