How to Be a Better Photographer & Score a Deal on a DSLR!

Are you a budding photographer? Do you dream of becoming a world famous travel photographer? Love to celebrate and share in the joy of a new marriage by capturing moments of a joyous wedding? How about celebrate a student’s accomplishments with senior portraiture? Or maybe you just want to be able to take better photos of your kids, or cat, or every day life. For whatever reason you want to improve your photography this guide will help!
1. Choosing the right camera.
Whether you choose a new dSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) camera – which is a digital camera that combines the optics and mechanism of a single lens reflex with a digital sensor. Light travels through the lens and then to a mirror that alternates to send the image to either the viewfinder or the sensor. a DSLR allows you to customize your photos and get creative with the ability to change the ISO, Exposure, White Balance, Aperture and Shutter Speed. Most dSLR cameras allow you to shoot in RAW – the highest quality and a great setting if you want to edit your photos in lightroom or with Photoshop.
dSLRs can be spendy, but did you know that you can save money on a brand new dSLR camera if you win one on a penny auction in DealDash?
Here’s just some dSLR digital cameras that DealDash offers on auction:
Canon or Nikon? DealDash has both! t3
Canon EOS Rebel T3 Kit 12.2-megapixel Digital SLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens
The Beauty of Simplicity. Perfect for photographers ready to make the move to digital SLR photography, the new EOS Rebel T3 delivers beautiful photos and video, speed, simplicity and fun. It features a 12.2 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor for richly detailed images and quick camera response. It has Canon`s amazing 63-zone, Dual-layer metering for accurate exposures and features Canon`s Basic+ function, HD video recording and Live View shooting, plus a convenient in-camera Feature Guide. Available in a number of gorgeous colors, the EOS Rebel T3 is as beautiful as the pictures it takes. – See more and bid on this at DealDash at:
Recent end prices for the t3 on DealDash: 6/21/2014$28.33 won by hmerriett, 6/15/2014$57.40briley1960.

Nikon 24.1-Megapixel DSLR Camera, Red

With a 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor and an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens, this Nikon D5200 1507 DSLR camera snaps vibrant, detailed photos in up to 6000 x 4000 pixels resolution. Burst mode lets you capture fast-action shots at up to 5 fps.

What’s Included

  • Nikon D5200 24.1-Megapixel DSLR Camera
  • 18-55mm VR lens
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (EN-EL14), battery charger
  • A/V cable, USB cable
  • Neck strap, body cap, accessory shoe cover, software CD-ROM
  • Owner’s manual 
  • Regular price is $699.99! Win it for less on DealDash. See more at

2. Great Guides and Resources to Learn More About Photography
CreativeLive is a wonderful resource for the budding photographer or artist. They always offer free, 24/7 streaming of workshops and seminars on topics ranging from SEO and marketing for photographers to technique and ideas

CreativeLive empowers you to unleash your potential by bringing the world’s greatest experts directly to you, live. Featuring workshops in photography, video, design, business, audio, music, and software training, CreativeLive unlocks previously closed doors by making dynamic education accessible to everyone.

Highly recommend this free resource! They also offer past workshops for viewing at a fee.
BetterPhoto Guides
The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography (BetterPhoto Series)Paperback – buy it on Amazon for only $18.63digitalphoto
This book is amazing. Very well written and easy to understand. It’s actually what we used as a textbook in a digital photography college class. It will teach you everything from basic equipment, technical jargon to everything you need to know about lighting, setting your exposure, shutter speed, whitebalance, composition, file formats, filters, lens choice, editing images, printing and so much more. Highly recommend this one, especially if you are tired of just shooting in automatic. Shooting in manual with your own ability to adjust settings is perfect.
Remember to use your gift card that you won on  – if you haven’t won one yet, try bidding on an auction for one!
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