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New to DSLR got D7000 for Xmas need help

km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Tue 01-Jan-13 07:52 PM

Regarding software, Nikon publishes programs that have some advantages. One of them being free and included in your box. ViewNX2 is compatible with Mac up to Mountain Lion 10.8 I believe. You can also download a 60 day trial version of the more comprehensive Nikon Capture NX2 editing suite. Its main advantage is that it can read more information contained in each image file and allow adjustments that become embedded in the file itself. Other companies do not have the access to this information but they make an educated guess, sometimes very well, other times not.
It is best to forget all about other cameras, particularly new models or the search for newer and newer models before mastering the old one is one of the reason most people do not progress as quickly than if they just stuck with a good competent camera and learned it thoroughly. Creative use of any competent camera produced in recent years is more closely related to high quality and highly compelling images than any features.
The D7000 will never be obsolete and at the current state of the art, is not bettered by any DX camera. If you fail to get your photos on the cover of National Geographic or Vogue, it is not because of lack of new features. Masters who can create those images just happen to have high end gear, but they do not create great work BECAUSE of the high end gear.
Your camera is capable of taking any photo you see on photo-art galleries or winning any photo contest. If you do create some great images, for the first several years it is more likely attributed to luck. That is the case with anyone, if great images were easy, everyone would make them, but they don't.
The common use of any camera is to capture memories of life events and travel which can be done with any camera or cell phone but you have a tool that is capable of much more if you choose to get into it with passion. So, don't envy those with newer camera's, they are just put back further in their learning curve. Envy their talent if they create something really desirable but not their gear.
Stan
St Petersburg Russia

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