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    Getting into photography, new toy!

    I've been admiring the photos on this site and many others since I joined, and decided it was time to try my hand. So I went to Costco and picked up this little deal:

    http://m.costco.ca/Browse/Product.as...e=BCCA&topnav=

    Hopefully that link works. I unwrapped the contents and am suddenly overwhelmed! Lol. I'll be doing a lot of reading here as soon as I finish installing the new 65 gallon sump for my cichlid tank. Any advice, tips, or links for beginner photography would be greatly appreciated!

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    SWEEEEEEEEET! Can't wait to see the pictures you take with that. Unfortunately, it would be wasted on my limited skills.

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    Nice pick up!

    Advice: Read a lot and get a few photo magazines - they can be really helpful, especially for beginners.

    Check out Ken Rockwell's site (just google him) as he has some good advice as well. Some of the best advice you'll get will be from posting shots and asking other photographers for comments. It'll help nail down some specifics to improve photos.

    If you have any specific questions, I'd be happy to try to help: ccarillephoto@gmail.com
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    edenexotics.weebly.com - my snake breeding business. Lots of different species, from Ball Pythons through to Bimini Island Boas

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    Re: Getting into photography, new toy!

    So I've been fiddling with the camera, attempting some shots. I've definitely got a LONG way to go, but it's a start lol. I'm definitely impressed with the image quality over my old point and shoot, and my cell camera. Here's some of what I've done so far.

    With the camera flash, I don't have a remote flash yet. (yes the glass is filthy, this was shortly after I finished with the sump, forgot to clean the glass first)






















    Still having problems getting a wider area of focus, as you can see from some of the snake photos. But the pics are definitely about 100% better than they were before the T2i!
    1.1 Spider
    1.2 Pastel
    1.0 Calico
    1.0 Butter Pin
    1.0 Lesser
    1.0 Mojave
    1.1 100% Het Pied
    0.1 Butter
    0.1 Pinstripe
    0.1 wildtype

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