"Please Update - One Stop of Information for DSLR......."
I have been DSLR user for less then two month. I have D50 and loving it. I have been surfing on internet every night to learn this camera and have learned a lot from this site and also found resources outside. However as always did not find information at one place. This is why I am starting this thread. If you came across some good information anywhere feel free to update this thread and share it with rest of Nikonians.
If you would like to know what is SLR camera- Here is good article form Nikon
Ok, so I got my D50, what’s next? I took very nice picture out of the box- of course using automatic mode. First thing I did is to read the manual. Now you can download manual from Nikon’s website. I prefer this over printed manual as easy to read on computer and the key is search – For e.g. if I am learning about dial mode then I can search and look all possible information- any way this is the way I prefer but you can use any of this.
Once I made my self familiar with camera. I started taking pictures in manual mode. This is where it gets challenging. I am glad I am learning this on DSLR and not SLR- My wife will kill me if she have to compare the cost of film/developing v/s number photo I deleted during this learning curve. Anyway, I found following link to learn about photography. Lot’s of them found from this site only but different forums. This is very good site to start with – lot of simple information but very useful. My personal take on this was to learn about exposure and lighting.