Hands On With Your DSLR: Best Camera Tips For The Amateur Photographer
kay, this is a kind of a personal project. I just graduated from a basic entry level DSLR to an intermediate DSLR. Something, that’s right on the cusp between amateurs and professionals (the very powerful Canon 7D). Even as I heft the camera in my hand, I know that it’s going to be quite a jump up the rope. The famous Indian Rope Trick won’t help me climb the rope. I have to do it click by click.
Thankfully, I have a faithful tutor called the World Wide Web and it does not carry a cane. There are umpteen resources on learning how to photograph. And believe me; it is as easy to get drowned in the quicksand of learning as it is to be buoyant with nuggets of wisdom. Photography ideally follows the “show me how it’s done” model for quick uptake. YouTube does it best. So, which are the best YouTube channels on photography for the kid with the snazzy new camera?
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