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PrissyCrissy
Date Posted: Dec/26/2010 1:28 AM
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I just received a new camera for Christmas. It's an Olympus E-450 Digital SLR Camera. I've never owned an Olympus. I've only had 3 cameras before this one. My first one was a Minolta film camera I got when I was 16 years old. I loved that camera. Please keep in mind I have never had any photography training. It's always just been point an shoot, and hope it's a good shot. My second camera was a Sony Mavica that used the 3.5 floppy's. It was a fun camera, and I have some great photos from it. Then I got the Sony Cyber-Shot 12x optical zoom, which I really like but knew if I wanted to really getting into taking photos I was going to need something more. Now that my children are getting older I'd really like to learn the ins and outs of photography and first I'd like to find out if this is a good camera for a beginner, or if I should go with something else. We still have a few days left that I can take it back and exchange it for something else. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance,

Christina

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PrissyCrissy
Date Posted: Dec/26/2010 1:32 AM
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Just thought I'd go ahead and share a photo I took this past summer at the beach and see what anyone had to say about what I could have done better.

Thanks,

Christina

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swanseamale47
Date Posted: Dec/26/2010 5:12 AM
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The E450 is a 10mp model introduced in March 2009, it appears to be aimed as an entry level camera but does have decent spec, it has a huge range of exposure modes, 18 I think, which should make switching from a compact easier.
It should be a pretty good proformer, Olympus lens in the past were pretty decent, at least the ones I owned were.
I'm sure you'll have a big learning curve but at the end of it you'll get some great pics.
Wayne

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jimmy h
Date Posted: Dec/26/2010 5:16 AM
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hello christina
its a pleasure to meet you, your picture is lovely with beautiful colours and a light. i have taken the liberty of some minor adjustments to see what you think, just straightened horizon and levels adjusted a little. cannot help you with your camera as i use nikon, but sure somebody will be able too. only thing i can say is if you like it then use it, its quite often a personal thing with cameras, if you like the feel of it etc
welcome to the site
jimmy

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PrissyCrissy
Date Posted: Dec/26/2010 1:21 PM
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Thank you both for the information. I think since we got such a good deal on this camera I am going to keep and try it out. As for learning, are the online schools for photography worth the money or should I just get some books and teach myself? Also is Photoshop the best program for editing or is there something else? Again thanks for the help. I also took this picture this past summer at Smith Mountain Lake we were on a boat and I had my husband stop. It was really hard to get a steady shot, but I tried any ideas on what to do when in a boat and you see something you just have to have a shot of? I'm sorry if I am bombarding you with questions, but how else does one learn?

Thanks,
Christina

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jimmy h
Date Posted: Dec/26/2010 2:51 PM
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photoshop is the best on the market but its expensive to buy, get some books from the library and read but more to the point just practice, then if you still enjoy photography there are loads of options. bean bags are good to steady your camera on but on a rocking boat i suppose technique takes over. learned again by practice and trial and error. ask away as this is indeed how to learn from some really decent people who come here from time to time
jimmy

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swanseamale47
Date Posted: Dec/26/2010 6:28 PM
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Christina the boat image could do with a levels ahustment, I'll post an edited version if you wish.
Photoshop is probably the best editing software but not the easiest to learn, the more you use it and practice the better you'll become.
Wayne

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PrissyCrissy
Date Posted: Dec/26/2010 7:23 PM
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Thank you guys for the input. Your more than welcome to edit the boat pic if you wish. My husband has an old version of photoshop would that work?

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swanseamale47
Date Posted: Dec/28/2010 5:30 AM
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All I did was ajust the levels and add a little sharpness, any version of photoshop would have these tools.

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Date Posted: Jul/09/2013 11:00 AM
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Date Posted: Jul/16/2013 1:01 PM
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Date Posted: Aug/19/2013 11:28 AM
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