Hi UHHers. I've been lurking here for a few months, enjoying the wealth of information and the many amazing photos that inspire me and yet make me wonder if I will ever get there.
I began in this hobby almost 40 years ago when I was still in High School. I had a good friend whose dad had a darkroom, and we spent many hours developing film, making B&W prints, and taking more pictures. At that time I had a Minolta SRT-201, and later an XD-5 which I used until after my kids were born, and found that I was shooting mostly snapshots and that I was missing a lot of shots while trying to focus and compose. So for many years I used various point & shoot cameras.
Last year I bought a film scanner & scanned thousands of negatives from the last 40 years, and got them all organized in Lightroom.
Now that that project is done, and my youngest is 13, I have the bug again, and hopefully more time to pursue photography. I have been underwhelmed by the quality of the pictures I was getting from my latest camera, so I started studying the choices. My budget is very tight, but I finally narrowed it down to the Nikon D3400 or the Sony A6000. I finally bit the bullet and bought a used A6000. The 16-50 lens has problems, but the seller says he is sending me another. I also got the 55-210 kit lens and that seems to work fine. I have already ordered a converter so that I can use my old Minolta lenses on the A6000.
Now that I have the technical stuff somewhat sorted out, I really need to get out there and learn photography. Looking back through my old photos, I am disappointed that outside of the snapshots, there are few really nice pictures. Obviously, equipment is only a (small?) part of taking good photos.
I am looking forward to getting outside, learning how to use my new camera, and how to take better pictures.
I hope you are all looking forward to more stupid newbie questions :-)
Hi UHHers. I've been lurking here for a few month... (
Welcome to the Hog! Sounds like you already have a lot more knowledge than a lot of us on here. (I refer to Myself mainly in that comment) I am sure you will make some amazing photographs. Can't wait to see some pics! Have fun with this forum, and just don't pay attention to some of the naysayers. There are many "really" good photographers on here that offer great advice!
Welcome to the forum. I have a friend with the same Sony a6000 and lenses you have. He loves them.
Welcome Brian. There are no stupid questions even with photography. I've discovered the wealth of knowledge here in the forum is boundless. Enjoy!!
Welcome to the Hog Brian, enjoy.
Welcome to UHH Brian, glad you finally joined us.
Have fun, learn and enjoy the forum.