I am new to photography and this forum. I am confused primarily on the uses for each lens. Please be nice when replying, I'm sorry if its already a posted thread but I have searched for quite some time.
When is the best time to use each lens? I have a D40 (not the X) and I want I just completed a photo session using the 55-300. While I loved the pictures done from afar, I don't want to continually do lens changes to get up close and personal. So what if anything do you suggest? How do I get black and white to be so...non-Photoshop Portrait B/W - in other words...more natural? What is the best flash to use if not using the standard camera flash (I know even less on flashes)....Also, on the turn wheel I shoot in "S" is this the best way to shoot? (I don't like the Auto and I'm trying to learn)..I keep my lenses in Auto and zoom as needed and have the VR set on the 55-300mm since I don't use a tripod (is this okay to be on at all times?)..lastly why is ISO important? And everyon talks about "f" do I need to make sure I start "setting" my f-stop manually or isn't just adjusted as it zooms/focuses?
Several questions here btw. Anyone mentoring in the Tx DFW area???