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#1 Shortline

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:12 AM

Looking forward to exploring the forum. I am a complete neophyte when it comes to cameras. A few years ago, on a whim, I bought a D-7000, got it home, took it out of the box, got very confused, and put it back in the box and on the shelf. Trying again.....Really would like to get comfortable with it, both for personal, and professional use. I create training for our company, and quality photos will make a big difference, as will video. Looking to really understand the settings, and Photoshop, and eventually some video software.

 

Right now just have the basics, the D-7000 body, kit zoom lens, and a 50mm lens, along with the basic things. Also have a Yuneec Q-500 drone, but haven't played with it yet either. Primary purpose will be shooting wife and son's equestrian events, our Motorcycle groups riding events, and some technical shots at work for PowerPoint and online CBT training.

 

Recently moved to Birmingham AL, so planning to take some classes at Birmingham School of Photography to jump start the learning process!



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:10 PM

Welcome to PlanetNikon!

 

I'm sure you will find plenty of info here...

 

Don't hesitate to ask if assistance is ever required.

 

Enjoy!

 

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:28 PM

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:49 PM

Welcome aboard... plenty of learning to be had here.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 02:30 PM

Thanks, already finding some great resources I didn't know about. (Nikon Digitutor and some books)



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:54 PM

Welcome to the Planet, Shortline.

Enjoy your stay, don't hesitate to ask for help or tips.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 08:21 PM

Welcome from South Alabama.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 08:23 PM

Welcome shortline to the planet from Memphis TN! Please feel free to ask anything this is a great group and we enjoy helping others.

 

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:01 PM

Welcome from the Pacific Northwest! You might want to buy “Mastering The Nikon D7000”. It is writtten by the creator of this site and all his books are very helpful. Jeff
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Posted 20 October 2017 - 01:21 AM

The 7000 will do what you want. I had one of those cameras and liked it. I am in Nashville.


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 04:45 PM

Hi Shortline,

 

Greetings from Canada's West Coast.

 

Like everyone else has said, I think that you'll find Planet Nikon a great place to "orbit" and learn.  Feel free to ask as many questions as you can think of.  The only stupid questions are the ones that never get asked.  :)


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:20 PM

Welcome from Akron, Ohio.The D7000 is a very capable picture taker. I have the full-frame equivalent - the D610 - and I like it.  How well are you coming along with your learning?  There are many here who can answer questions for you about your camera or picture taking in general.


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 02:12 PM

Welcome!


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:34 PM

Greetings from Central New York, trees, not skyscrapers, cows not muggers.  I have the D7000 also but just passed it to my wife as I have the 7100 and 700.  A good camera.  Plenty of help available here.


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 01:29 PM

Welcome from Akron, Ohio.The D7000 is a very capable picture taker. I have the full-frame equivalent - the D610 - and I like it.  How well are you coming along with your learning?  There are many here who can answer questions for you about your camera or picture taking in general.

 

Thanks, honestly haven't even touched the camera in several months, been busy with work. Start a month long, 12 hour intro to digital photography class in November, at Birmingham School of Photography. Other than that, just been reading some magazines and books when on a plane, that's been about my only down time lately! My favorite thing ever, is boarding a plane with no internet, it's a couple hours of ME time! lol



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 04:10 PM

Hint. You can get pictures out of a plane window that look like Arctic snowscapes. Then you can brag to your friends about your Antarctica trip :lol:
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 03:14 PM

lol, I could....but then, I've been to Antarctica already, and they're already bored hearing about it! Was a C-130 Loadmaster in the USAF for a number of years. Not many places I haven't gone! Really wish I had bothered to take more pictures back then. Before digital age, I have only a handful. It was so common place going to Paris for lunch, or Milan for dinner, a two week trip to Africa, a week in Columbia or Ecuador. Just part of every day then. There would always be "next time" to take pictures, and besides, you don't want to look like a silly tourist, right?

 

Kind of wish I had looked like a tourist now!



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 06:26 PM

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