Please recommend resources for a complete beginner

Started May 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
James Cafferty
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Re: Please recommend resources for a complete beginner
In reply to karptonite, May 11, 2012

Here is a link to what I think is the best site for beginners. It allows you to make changes to your camera settings, shoot a picture and see the results immediately. It is best to only change one setting at a time so you will understand what happens when you make a small or drastic change.
http://camerasim.com/camera-simulator/

I would also suggest the usual two reads of the manual. The first is a quick read to get a basic understanding of the camera and its capabilities. The second read is a slower one specifically focused on stuff you still don't understand.

Also, if and when a Training Video is available for your camera, buy it. Most people retain a certain % of information they read, while many learn more quickly (and remember better) when text and graphics are combined.

Good luck! with your new camera.
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All the best,
Jim

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