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Old 06-10-2005, 11:49   #1
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best way to learn

just got my 300d with the kit lens.

what is the best way to learn how to use it?

just the manual or a book or website, and practice?
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Old 06-10-2005, 11:55   #2
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practice practice practice.

Get to understand aperture and shutter settings. Get a book called How To Understand Exposure by someone (type it in to amazon.co.uk) which will help.

Just get out there. No amount of study will amount to the improvements you'll get through sheer experience.
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i'd very highly recommend 'Photography' by Barbara London.

Try to do some shooting in manual mode as often as possible, as it will help you to understand how exposure works.
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When i first got my 300D i didn't have the first clue about it or general photography to be honest, and i found this page, very very handy http://www.photoworkshop.com/canon/index.html

Click on the Bid Red Rebel XT logo on the left halfway down, then "EOS Digital Rebel XT Tutorials" (Rebel XT is the usa name btw) and then it will pop up a flash window with loads of lessons and stuff about the camera. I found it help explain a lot of the stuff. It was a bit long winded, but it does help explain it in simple terms that anyone will understand.

I just tried it in Firefox and it didn't seem to pop up the tabs at the bottom, so try IE if you have FF
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Get a book called How To Understand Exposure by someone (type it in to amazon.co.uk) which will help.
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I just ordered the book you mentioned stormy after reading several recommendations in a book thread on this forum. Direct link here if you are interested Belly ...

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Old 06-10-2005, 13:51   #6
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cheers people, put that book on my wish list (birthday soon) and like the look of that site.

isn't the rebel XT the same as a 350? i noticed there is a section for the normal rebel which is the 300. (i think)
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Yes, the rebel XT is the american version of the 350D. The fundamental basics of those tutorials will apply to all DSLR cameras though
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cheers people, put that book on my wish list (birthday soon) and like the look of that site.

isn't the rebel XT the same as a 350? i noticed there is a section for the normal rebel which is the 300. (i think)
sorry yes, i just woken up when writing this, brain not engaged at the mo, yeah there is the links just below it, my mistake. not looking forward to see what rubbish i typed in the other posts
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