(Note: I am hoping this is the right area for this!)
All right E-people, I need any of your photo enthusiasts, hobbiests, semi-pro or even professional photographer's input and idea sharing.
Ya see, long story short: I've been interested in photography for years but just recently got myself a DSLR camera as of about 6 months ago and have been steadily working out my photography muscle (it's still on the weak side if you ask me). I know one of the ways to improve my skill is to get better equipment, experiment and practice, practice, practice
. I have also been doing some reading both online and through buying some recommended literature that has me really inspired.
So far I have been shooting with just one lens (my Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8) since I am being a cheap bastard but I am in the market for a second lens, as well as some other gear such as a tripod, a ballhead, and a polarized filter. I've spent the good part of this week reading online reviews and comparing prices for these very things and it all has my head spinning with numbers (you see, I am currently living in Japan and the price for gear is usually around $50+ more expensive than what is listed on B&H).
I'm even thinking of starting a quiet little photoblog to get myself to take more pictures and to talk about them...
Anyone have any tips/suggestions/stories?
- Canon EOS 40D (my baby!
- Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD (it's my little lens that could)
- Kenko 67mm UV filter (Yeah.. I've read Kenko isn't a very good brand but it seems they have a monopoly over here in Japan!! I can't find anything else)
- Small Lowepro bag (that holds my camera and has space for two lenses)