Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Off-Topic > Photography

Notices

New DSLR, now what?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-10-2011, 12:14 AM   #1
06rubi [OP] 06rubi is offline
Senior Member
06rubi is one of the sharper tools in the shed06rubi is one of the sharper tools in the shed06rubi is one of the sharper tools in the shed06rubi is one of the sharper tools in the shed06rubi is one of the sharper tools in the shed06rubi is one of the sharper tools in the shed06rubi is one of the sharper tools in the shed06rubi is one of the sharper tools in the shed06rubi is one of the sharper tools in the shed06rubi is one of the sharper tools in the shed06rubi is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
06rubi's Avatar
Name: Kenney
Joined: May 2010, #36309
Location: Pueblo West, CO
Gender: Male
Posts: 803
06rubi's Tacoma Gallery
New DSLR, now what?

I got my wife a Canon t3i for Christmas. I wondering what other things she may need to start off with. Stuff like software (for a Mac) and hardware she could use to get more enjoyment from the DSLR. I don't want her to get overwhelmed with it and just use it as a point and shoot. I'm thinking a photography class or two would be the most beneficial but until she can get into one is there any good books or websites yall would suggest for a beginner? The t3i seems to have some software to help teach the functions of the camera built into it but I'm thinkin is just a rough overview.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 07:36 AM   #2
Do you know Tyler Durden?
FearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shedFearNothing321 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
FearNothing321's Avatar
Name: Tony
Joined: Jun 2008, #7539
Location: Tampa Fl / Palm City Fl / Tequesta Fl
Age: 25
Gender: Dude
Posts: 7,090
FearNothing321's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by 06rubi View Post
I got my wife a Canon t3i for Christmas. I wondering what other things she may need to start off with. Stuff like software (for a Mac) and hardware she could use to get more enjoyment from the DSLR. I don't want her to get overwhelmed with it and just use it as a point and shoot. I'm thinking a photography class or two would be the most beneficial but until she can get into one is there any good books or websites yall would suggest for a beginner? The t3i seems to have some software to help teach the functions of the camera built into it but I'm thinkin is just a rough overview.
Photoshop Elements is pretty easy to use, if you get that for her, have her download the free Camera RAW editor from Adobe so she can edit RAW camera files.

forums like Dgrin, the Photo Forum are pretty good
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 07:41 AM   #3
the Nightman cometh!
jjew18 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjjew18 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjjew18 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjjew18 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjjew18 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjjew18 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjjew18 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjjew18 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjjew18 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjjew18 is one of the sharper tools in the shedjjew18 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jjew18's Avatar
Name: John
Joined: May 2009, #17315
Location: Alliance Airport
Age: 34
Gender: Guy
Posts: 6,154
jjew18's Tacoma Gallery
If she is just beginning, I wouldn't overwhelm her with too many accesories or add-ons. Software should be included; maybe a camera bag/case, lens protector and filters. Big enough and fast enough memory card and maybe an extra battery (however the battery life I have experienced with my T2i has been very good).
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 09:04 AM   #5
150,000 miles and counting
mcleod90 has much to be proud ofmcleod90 has much to be proud ofmcleod90 has much to be proud ofmcleod90 has much to be proud ofmcleod90 has much to be proud ofmcleod90 has much to be proud ofmcleod90 has much to be proud ofmcleod90 has much to be proud ofmcleod90 has much to be proud ofmcleod90 has much to be proud of
 
mcleod90's Avatar
Name: sean
Joined: Oct 2010, #45456
Location: modesto ca
Gender: Male
Posts: 489
mcleod90's Tacoma Gallery
What a great christmas she is going to have, thats a great gift. Maybe a nice tripod and a bag. It's always nice to have an extra battery as well.

Another good website to check out is froknowsphoto.com

Some people don't like him but I think he does a good job explaining things. And there's also a forum on there.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2011, 10:11 AM   #6
4th MAW
ETAV8R is one of the sharper tools in the shedETAV8R is one of the sharper tools in the shedETAV8R is one of the sharper tools in the shedETAV8R is one of the sharper tools in the shedETAV8R is one of the sharper tools in the shedETAV8R is one of the sharper tools in the shedETAV8R is one of the sharper tools in the shedETAV8R is one of the sharper tools in the shedETAV8R is one of the sharper tools in the shedETAV8R is one of the sharper tools in the shedETAV8R is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ETAV8R's Avatar
Marines: MASS 6 El Toro
Joined: Feb 2008, #4832
Location: SoCal
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,218
ETAV8R's Tacoma Gallery
Good xmas gift and comments thus far. If you get her elements I'd suggest one of Scott Kelby's books to compliment the program. Also if she doesn't know much about photography and workings of a camera get her a book about photography instruction or an actual class at a local junior college.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which dslr is better for me? mcleod90 Photography 7 07-04-2011 12:55 PM
Video on DSLR sammy87 Photography 24 05-16-2011 09:56 AM
Help me find a DSLR? :) tanzak88 Photography 12 05-11-2011 07:04 PM
DSLR Choice Blaktak Off-Topic Discussion 7 11-15-2010 05:49 PM
Looking for a DSLR sammy87 Photography 48 08-09-2010 07:03 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.