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    Bought the wife a new Nikon 5100 camera for Christmas. I alos got the 55-300 lense to go with it. She loves it and now needs to learn how to take some good pics like some of you guys post. Here is one she took yesterday of one of the pups that is heading to Tx next week. Also one of the pups dam I took with my cell while hunting last week.


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    she will love it

    buy her some classes at your local camera shop, they might offer free ones also. Helps get started

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    There's a firm that produces camera specific multimedia courses for about $15. Their label is "Magic Lantern" and here's the one on the Nikon 5100....

    http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Lantern-...deos+and+Nikon
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    Thanks guys, I'll have her check them out.

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    Tell her to look here...http://www.kenrockwell.com/ I think it's a great site, especially for Nikon users. You could read it for days.

    I have the same camera and he has a section about setting up the 5100, screen by screen. It's been really helpful to me. Saves a lot of guessing.
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    She'll have fun. Here's lesson one and two: 1. Read the manual (if it came with one and if not print it out and then read it) and keep it in the camera bag for quick reference. 2. pertains to the photos posted, sit down or kneel, or even lay down to get to the subject's level. The perspective of photos taken at the subject's eye level are generally more pleasing. Happy shooting!!
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    most camera shops offer classes on wekends

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Trammell View Post
    most camera shops offer classes on wekends

    That's probably true, but many places don't have camera shops, the nearest one to me is about 3hrs away, for instance. One can also look for a camera club.
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