"You are absolutely correct, Lightroom is excellent; I've used it for years with great results. What I especially like is having instant access to presets, and creating my own, without having to click on the Filter button in CS5."
"Photo Shop CS5 Extended is by far the best software ever created, but also the most expensive, unless you know where to get the full version for $150 like I did, with two free manuals in PDF format.
If you want something totally free, check out…"
"Without a doubt CS5, industry Standard or not, the 16Bit .psd layering capability throughout the work-flow makes it invaluable, Lightroom 3 for Raw editing and Painter 11 using a graphic tablet for art.
Elements 9 is ok for under 100 dollars, but…"
"You need what you need for the job. You need very different lenses (and equipment) for shooting architecture and wildlife for example.
Often you can turn up at a job, say a fashion show and not know what lenses or equipmet you'll need until…"
"I do not think that using a zoom lens is lazy. In most cases of landscape photography, it is physically impossible to position oneself where a fixed lens, especially a 50 mm (effectively 75 mm in most dslrs) would get the best image possible.…"
"No. Start with a simple but great lens like the 50mm f/1.8
You will do yourself a favor if you don't just go the lazy man method and get a monster zoom. By forcing yourself to zoom with your feet you will think about your photographs more when…"
"Nope. Plenty of great cameras don't even take interchangeable lenses.
I own a lot of lenses, but 90% of my photographs are taken with a typical f/2.8 zoom in the wide to slightly telephoto range, and a fast, normal prime lens.
"When I started I used to think oh man I need that lens.
Now I have a few lenses that tend to just sit. I only use 2-3 lenses depend on what I feel like shooting. I find my 18-70 or my 28-135 & 70-300G pretty much handle any situation I want. In…"
"Do painters need all those brushes? Do sculptors need all those tools? Do draftsmen need all those pencils?
Right tools for the right job. Different lens not only can get you different shots due to the focal length, but can get you a completely…"
"Depends on what area you concentrate in. For landscape photography I primarily use an 18-105 mm lens. I also carry a 55-200 mm, mainly because a lot of my fiters fit it. In addition I carry a 70-300 mm marco, which i use primarily for flora. You my…"
I`m still new with this photography thing.I know about the existing and joyness of photography through my cousin.Im still learning.Everything are on my own experiences.Still looking for a teacher to teach me more about photography.Love snapping photos as it can make me forget about my problems and so a way for me to release my stress away!
Great ;-D Well, it's way better (at least for me lol), this site has tips, forums, even videos, and many others. Way more complete compared to the other website (won't say name heheh ;-P). You'll see ;-)
Hello Natasha and Welcome to PictureSocial. Hope you find it an enjoyable place that you can learn and maybe teach others. We do have a Canon User Group. If you are interested, you can find it under the "Groups" tab at the top of the page. Hope to see you there.