Q: I am an amateur photographer, and I would like to learn more about digital photography. I have a film camera now. Can you help me find a beginners guide to digital photography? ---D.S.
A: First, welcome to the digital photography world! Here are some links that you can think of as a "beginners guide to digital photography," where you can learn more about film vs. digital photography. Just click any of the links to read a bit more information in this beginners guide to digital photography!
Before you buy a digital camera, set your camera budget. It is easier to find the best camera for your needs, once you've set a spending limit.
Once you're ready to buy, visit the About.com digital camera buying guide for dos and don'ts when shopping for a digital camera.
Look through digital camera reviews to help you find the best camera for your needs.
Once you've selected a digital camera, you'll quickly find that shooting with a digital camera is a little different than shooting with a film camera. Try this introduction to photography, and check out the About.com Photography channel for a lot of great information that will help you become a better photographer. Try some digital camera tutorials, too, such as learning how to initially set up your camera, to improve your experience with your camera.
- I have compiled a large number of photography tips that should help you with a variety of different shooting situations, including intermediate photography tips and advanced photography tips.
Once your photos are shot, you can use these photo editing tips and photo printing tips to improve your final images. The About.com Printers/Scanners channel is a great resource for printing photos, too.
Finally, one of the best ways to learn more about photography is to learn from the successes -- and mistakes -- of fellow photographers. Click the links to look through my digital photo gallery, where readers submit their photos and explain how they shot each one to help you learn more about photography.
Good luck with your shift to digital photography! It's a very enjoyable hobby, and one that always offers something new to learn as your skills grow, so check back with this beginners guide to digital photography often.
Find more answers to common camera questions on the camera FAQ page.