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Old Apr 13th 2008, 5:56 am
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Has anyone here recently taken up or taken up since being here Digital SLR photography? Do images of the environment in the Middle East warrant shelling out some cash and learning photography?

Where is the best place to get the kit?
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Old Apr 15th 2008, 6:13 pm
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Has anyone here recently taken up or taken up since being here Digital SLR photography? Do images of the environment in the Middle East warrant shelling out some cash and learning photography?

Where is the best place to get the kit?
There are a lot of professional and good amateur snappers in Dubai, and there are some amazing pictures around of all the scenery. I highly recommend Basil's Photo Blog for some stunning examples.

There are also various photography courses around. I have no clue if you could eventually monetise it as a hobby, but you could certainly have a lot of fun. There's also training available for things like Aperture and the whole post processing side.
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Old Apr 15th 2008, 7:11 pm
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Has anyone here recently taken up or taken up since being here Digital SLR photography? Do images of the environment in the Middle East warrant shelling out some cash and learning photography?

Where is the best place to get the kit?

have I read this before
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Old Apr 16th 2008, 3:56 am
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Thanks, will check it out.

Someone started a similar thread after mine about finding digital compact cameras.
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Old Apr 16th 2008, 6:55 am
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Thanks, will check it out.

Someone started a similar thread after mine about finding digital compact cameras.
You can have a look at my blog if you want to see some shots.... all taken with a compact....

Have recently got a Sony A700P DSLR and am currently trying to get my head around it!

I think it's worth it... it's a whole different feel than a point and shoot - you do need to plan more about what you want to shoot and when etc...
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Old Apr 16th 2008, 7:45 am
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I just got so annoyed with my smaller camera when at the Red Bull Airraces and obviously those planes fly quite fast, so you end up predicting when to take the picture!!!
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I just got so annoyed with my smaller camera when at the Red Bull Airraces and obviously those planes fly quite fast, so you end up predicting when to take the picture!!!
I got some great shots with mine and some decent ish videos. It's only an old sony cybershot with 3.2Mp
I did have a good vantage point though. We were stood in the raceclub right in the middle of the course.
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Agreed, and I got a few good ones, but it goes without saying that a DSLR would have made things a lot easier.....and quite probably more focused.
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Agreed, and I got a few good ones, but it goes without saying that a DSLR would have made things a lot easier.....and quite probably more focused.
Yeah, true. I want to get a smaller one that fits in my pocket easier. I don't really know enough about them to go and spend a load of money on them and I don't take that many piccys apart from when something big is on.
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