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I'm Starting Fresh and going to start to do photography. I'm looking for advice :)

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DreamPhotoshop Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm trying to buy a camera and going to start photography. I'm looking for a good camera to buy that you can wear around your neck and body. like these [link] [link]

If anyone can give me advice on photography i'm going to start taking photos like these [link]

Thank you to anyone who helps me out. :)
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SteveCaissie-stock Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
According to the EXIF data on that photo, that photographer was using a Nikon D700, a decent entry-level camera. Judging from the way it’s lit, he used on-camera flash (but probably not a built-in flash; more likely a separate flash like an SB-800 or 900) and balanced* that with the ambient light by using a moderately slow shutter speed (1/20").

You could buy the same kit (the D700 and most likely a kit lens, like a 28-80mm zoom) with an additional flash and you’d be well on your way. But I would recommend that if you do go this route that you look into taking some courses to help you familiarize yourself with the camera functions. There’s also a book called Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson that will help you make sense of that subscripted line below this paragraph, and help you understand how to work around the inherent limitations of your camera and get the best possible photos.

*By “balanced”, I mean that he likely metered the scene, and made the decision to allow the background to go about 1 to 2 stops darker than the people in the foreground.
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
He'd also be well advised to study the hell out of the instructions that came with the flash and consult the exposure tables, since most people -- and this applies especially beginners -- can't take a decent indoor photo with a shoe-mount flash (or a built-in flash) to save their lives. Lighting with a flash is not really intuitive. Most beginners seem to think that you stick the flash on top of the camera and that takes care of any and all lighting problems. It doesn't. I belive that the improper use of built-in flashes and shoe-mount flashes has ruined more photos than any other single cause.
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SteveCaissie-stock Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
I heartily concur.
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DreamPhotoshop Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this wonderful Advice :D
I'm looking for a Simple Camera that's affordable. For a Beginner like me. I don't want to go all out. I want to go step by step.
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SteveCaissie-stock Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
If affordability is a prime concern, then maybe start out with a D3100 or a D5100, or if you prefer Canon cameras, give the Rebel T3i or T4i a look. Aside from Nikon and Canon, Pentax and Sony make good cameras. I’ve heard some good things about the higher-end Olympus DSLRs, but I personally revile that company so I can’t promote them. These days, really any entry-level camera is going to give you good shots and bad shots. It’s less about the camera itself and more about your understanding of it. My camera sucks compared to its competition, but I’ve still shot ad campaigns and magazine covers with it because I know how to work around its limitations.
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
LOL
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Don't be mean! We all start somewhere :aww:
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
yepp i started with google :). Take advantage of the interwebs use youtube and google
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
Asking more experienced people for advice is a good way to go too - that's also taking advantage of the interwebs. dA forums are a great place to gain access to the knowledge of helpful people from all over the world :)
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
I know I was just pulling his leg :D. I was a newbie once also and remember those days of people pulling pranks on the new guy lol :)
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SteveCaissie-stock Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Now, now, we all started out as n00bs.
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DreamPhotoshop Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey come on what's funny
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TheSquareBrick Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, you can wear any camera around your neck/body if you put a strap on it...
Assuming you want a digital camera, for taking photos like the one you showed, you'd need a camera that performs well at high ISO levels (this means the sensor is more sensitive to light, so you can have a shorter shutter speed, meaning less blur, even in dark conditions) for photographing indoors.
If you want a more specific recommendation, what kind of price range are you looking at?
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SteveCaissie-stock Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Actually, for anything like that shot, high ISO performance is moot. The photographer shot it at 200 ISO and used a flash.
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TheSquareBrick Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is true, but if you were planning on just doing shots indoor in dark-ish lighting generally, high ISO performance would be needed for times when a flash is prohibited/awkward moment to use.
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SteveCaissie-stock Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
True enough, but the OP specifically asked for a camera to take pictures like the one that he linked to, which was for a commercial client, and which made use of a flash.
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DreamPhotoshop Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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