So you just got your first DSLR and are New to DSLR Photography or Video. What’s a DSLR? Well if you bought a Canon or Nikon camera that has interchangeable lenses it’s most likely a DSLR or Digital Single Lens Reflex. If you bought a Sony or Panasonic camera, it’s probably a Micro 4/3rds camera. More simply, a DSLR has a mirror allowing you to see through the lens. And when you snap a picture the mirror flips up to expose the sensor. A Micro 4/3rds camera doesn’t have a mirror. The viewfinder shows what the sensor sees. And without a mirror the cameras are thinner and smaller.
Regardless of what type of camera you own, there is lots you can learn on my blog.
So I’m assuming want to take better pictures than with your smart phone or you wouldn’t have sunk down that cash for a camera with interchangeable lenses, right? Below are my blog posts that are most geared toward newbies. I love answering questions, so head over to the DSLR NERD Forum to post questions.
Photography Gear Guides:
Which Canon DSLR? First Lens?
DSLR Photography For All Budgets
What Camera To Buy?
Canon Lens Guide
Bought a DSLR and can’t afford more lenses?
Film-era SLR lenses, a great manual bargain.
Budget DSLR? The Canon XSI / 450D In Depth
Canon Digital Rebel XSI – 450D, a great starter camera
Explaining your kit lens: 18-55mm, 18-135mm, 18-200mm
All newbie photography and videography posts will get the category “DSLR Newbie Help.” This post will be growing and changing so do check back with it and give your browser a refresh. Sometime in the future I will record a video for those of you who just got your camera, so look for that here as well.