a6000 new owner, confused and still learning

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RonFrank
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Re: a6000 new owner, confused and still learning
In reply to bargainfishing, 3 months ago

You need to find some online tutorials and learn about photography. Your questions are equipment centric, and they should be photo centric. Why do I choose f11? Why is my picture blurry? What is the relationship between focal length and shutter speed? How to determine exposure? Stuff like that.

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm

http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-take-portraits-19-portrait-photography-tutorials/

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/

A local club or class can be a big help. Clubs often have monthly themes, contests and presentations that can be fun and educational. Having other photographers to bounce ideas off is good as well as shooting with a goal in mind. Photography can be a great hobby and sharing in a group setting is a good way to learn. Some clubs are great, some not so much, find one that works for you.

Buy a good bag for carrying the camera. Buy some lens tissue. Use your in camera sensor duster. Buy a lint free cloth for cleaning the camera and lcd. A UV or Sky filter can protect the front element. A lens shade is generally useful. There are other tools like a lens pen, and a rocket blower that are good to have. Read up on sensor care and cleaning.

Have fun!

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