Getting started in digital photography

Here's how to choose a camera and an image editor, along with important tips to help you begin taking great photos.

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Do Some Research

You can learn a lot about photography by reading. Among the online sources I recommend, aside from my Digital Focus blog, are The New York Institute of Photography, 5minArts,, Geoff Lawrence's Photography Tutorials, and Tutorialoutpost.

Need some fun photo projects to get you energized? Check out Photojojo, which is packed with tips and tricks, plus interesting ideas for tantalizing photo projects.

I love books, too. If you've already digested my own book, How to Do Everything with Your Digital Camera, you might also want to check out The Digital Photography Companion, Digital Photography Masterclass, and Light & Exposure for Digital Photographers.

Finally, I suggest that you scan bookstore shelves for books that focus on the particular kind of photography you're interested in--sports, portraits, nature, or whatever it may be. You can learn a lot by seeing how the photographer captured the images you see in the book.

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