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    Hi I am new to the site and to photography. I don't have much experience at photgraphy. I just know I love to take pictures and I feel that I have a eye for it with a little more experience. I have a N55 Nikon camera. I use 55mm film usually kodak 800. I always have my film developed since I do not have a dark room. I like mostley taking pictures of people and animals. I haven't read any photography books yet but plan on getting some this weekend. Any suggestions are welcomed and I will try to improve the size of my pics. Thanks!!!
    Melinda Glover

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    Good luck ! It's a long road make lots of mistakes and have fun with them.
    Stop trying to get into my mind, There is nothing there!

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    Good luck, Melinda, don't lose your infatuation with this wonderful art form. Beyond anything else have fun with it.
    Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.

    Visit my website at http://www.donaldmillerphotography.com

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    Welcome, Melinda
    Your larger scans are much better. They do show interesting seeing.

    Since you are not yet processing your film, I'd recommend getting books of photos and really studying. Look at what makes the pictures work. Get anything by Michael A. Smith, if you can find his books. Or go to his web site
    http://www.michaelandpaula.com

    I'd recommend going to the library - look for Edward Weston, Atget, Ansel Adams. They don't photograph the kinds of things that you do, but they are masters. Studying them will help your vision and give you a sense of the history of photography.

    Keep reading this forum and asking questions. Good luck.
    juan

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    Welcome Melinda! Good luck with your new interest in photography

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    I must warn you ahead of time, it's a very addictive hobby!
    Let's see what I've got in the magic trash can for Mateo!

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    Thank you all. I am very excited and have found this site to be very helpful already. Juan thank you for the book refrences I plan on visiting the library this weekend. Thanks again.
    Melinda Glover

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    Melinda:

    Welcome to APUG - the best discussion group around!
    This group is the most informed on the net and advise is plentiful and correct. Beware of other news groups (rec.photo... et c.) A lot of misinformation is there along with acetic remarks from people with nothing else to do (certainly not photography).

    Your photographs already show a good "eye" and talent.

    Sincerely, dr bob.

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    Thank you Dr. Bob that means a lot.
    Melinda Glover



 

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