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HyeWarrior 01-18-2013 04:19 PM

Next step?
 
So I've had my DSLR for a little over a year, only used it off and on for the first few months. These past 6-8 months or so, I've been trying to practice a bit more. Nothing special, just a Canon T3 (as entry level as it gets), with a 50 mm 1.8. I rarely ever use the kit lens, unless I'm shooting indoors, or for something at school. Everything else, I use the 50.

Really looking to take the next step and embrace this hobby more. Planning on taking a photography class at my university next quarter before I graduate just to learn a bit more. I really want a focal lens next. Kinda leaning towards a Tamron 28-75 or a Sigma 8-16, probably the Tamron.

Oh, and I just got Lightroom, so I'm gonna start messing with that a little bit as well. Any critique is welcome!

Some random shots
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8506/8...8b3cb5af_z.jpg
Los Angeles by Vatche.K, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8370/8...a5c39ab1_z.jpg
Los Angeles by Vatche.K, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8374/8...b4ef8887_z.jpg
Volkswagen MK6 GTI by Vatche.K, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8378/8...2e5d873d_z.jpg
IMG_1660 by Vatche.K, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7121/7...b5c9cb1c_z.jpg
IMG_1267 by Vatche.K, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8026/7...eee94c2c_z.jpg
IMG_1232 by Vatche.K, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8014/7...fd839407_z.jpg
Audi R8 GT #1 by Vatche.K, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8001/7...797cd15d_z.jpg
Ferrari F430 #1 by Vatche.K, on Flickr

The only shot I've used Lightroom with so far
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8079/8...e7b9d21c_z.jpg
Porsche 911 996 Turbo by Vatche.K, on Flickr




Any tips/pointers? A couple of buddies are gonna let me shoot their cars in the next couple of weeks, so I'm excited for my first amateur 'shoot'.

saxual328ci 01-18-2013 10:02 PM

Nice

I have Lightroom too. I get the RSS feeds from Lightroom Killer Tips site and watch videos from Jared Polin and Allen Learner. Also, the Photoshop Guys.

When I started thinking about the next step, I looked into gear and started buying. Wrong move. I ended up selling a lot of lenses because it didn't fit my needs. So, the next time I decided to rent the lenses everyone suggested I try because I knew that everyone style is different. I don't want a ton of lenses in my bag.

Ask other photogs that shoot landscape or cars which lenses they like best.
www.lensrental.com

SamDoe1 01-19-2013 01:09 PM

The Tammy 28-75 is a great lens for all the price point it's at. I shot with one for about 6 years and recommend it to all the people I know wanting to get into photography. I sold mine last summer for a 24-105 in order to get that extra range. They go for ~$325-$375 used so try out that market first.

Geo31 01-23-2013 02:29 PM

Stick with OEM lenses. You'll never be sorry.


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