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Old 06-13-2012, 01:33 AM   #13
Mgoldman
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First, and foremost... Remove the lens cap.

Afterwards, a few tips:
Get off Automatic - learn what each setting is and how they affect the final image.
After you find your subject, find your light and shoot to best capture it. Start with the sun over your shoulder and work your way towards trickier lighting.
Get a good editing program and learn the basics.
(levels, dodge - burn, shadows /highlight (fill light), cropping, ect.

Buy a lamp shade if you are so poor you can't afford a true lens hood.

/Mitch
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