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Jan 30, 2019 14:39:17   #
jjkiefer01
 
Hi! My name is Jim. I recently received a Canon 80D camera and have no idea how to use it. I do have a little background in art. I draw photo-realistic portraits so I thought it would be nice to learn how to shoot really detailed portraits. I get a lot of crappy reference photos to draw from and would like to be able to shoot my own reference photos. Hope this place can help me out with it. Here's a pic one of my drawings.

Cheer!
John Lennon
John Lennon...

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Jan 30, 2019 14:42:59   #
PixelStan77 (a regular here)
 
jjkiefer01 wrote:
Hi! My name is Jim. I recently received a Canon 80D camera and have no idea how to use it. I do have a little background in art. I draw photo-realistic portraits so I thought it would be nice to learn how to shoot really detailed portraits. I get a lot of crappy reference photos to draw from and would like to be able to shoot my own reference photos. Hope this place can help me out with it. Here's a pic one of my drawings.

Cheer!
Welcome aboard Jim. Look forward to seeing your images. Have fun and learn by asking questions.

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Jan 30, 2019 14:49:07   #
kpmac (a regular here)
 
Welcome. Have fun.

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Jan 30, 2019 14:56:50   #
DWU2 (a regular here)
 
Welcome!

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Jan 30, 2019 15:08:41   #
josquin1
 
Read the manual. It will start you out.

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Jan 30, 2019 15:54:41   #
CHG_CANON (a regular here)
 
Charge the battery, mount the lens, set the camera to Auto and start shooting. When you have questions, research in the manual. Your first question might be how to get the images off the camera. You'll be well on your way quickly. Welcome aboard!

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Jan 30, 2019 15:58:58   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
josquin1 wrote:
Read the manual. It will start you out.



and re-read the manual,
then read the manual while holding the camera,
then re-read the manual.

Welcome to the forum.

WOW on the drawing!!!!!!!

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Jan 30, 2019 15:59:04   #
Joe 88
 
Jim back in the 50s I was and art like you. I took some home glass, one was with N. Rockwell he told me to photograph then paint or draw it. Best place to learn photography is youtube. IF I had it back then I would be a $100,000,000,000. and this form helps big time. And if I can help in any email me otxjcom@aol.com I'm 80 I need to pass this on to some one. Your drawing looks great its one of the things I started doing, mine was movie star. Could not get it with oils, pencil. So like you I got in photography. I an no pro but I get it done as you will. anGODbless


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Jan 30, 2019 16:06:33   #
Joe 88
 
Date you drawing and mail it to you, DO NOT OPEN it put in a shaft place. COPERIGHT

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Jan 30, 2019 16:06:59   #
BrentHarder (a regular here)
 
jjkiefer01 wrote:
Hi! My name is Jim. I recently received a Canon 80D camera and have no idea how to use it. I do have a little background in art. I draw photo-realistic portraits so I thought it would be nice to learn how to shoot really detailed portraits. I get a lot of crappy reference photos to draw from and would like to be able to shoot my own reference photos. Hope this place can help me out with it. Here's a pic one of my drawings.

Cheer!


Beautiful drawing. I presume you know of the artist "Chuck Close".

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Jan 30, 2019 16:18:03   #
Volk359
 
YouTube is your friend!

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Jan 30, 2019 18:34:11   #
issa2006. (a regular here)
 
Welcome! Fabulous drawing. If you do half as well in photography as you do in drawing you will be on your way.

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Jan 30, 2019 19:15:19   #
jjkiefer01
 
Thanks! Asking questions was how I learned to draw portraits!

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Jan 30, 2019 19:22:35   #
jjkiefer01
 
Thanks for everyone's response. I have been watching Youtube all day due to the extremely cold temperature. I also purchased the "How to Create Stunning Digital Photography" book. I suppose I could start by learning how to take indoor photos for now.

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Jan 30, 2019 19:24:43   #
CHG_CANON (a regular here)
 
utube is your friend and free

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