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I've had my nikon D5100 camera for over a year and don't have too many shots I'm really proud of. I feel uninspired and wondering if there are any cool tricks or shots with a slow shutter speed? I also don't know much about the settings and basically only shoot in auto mode. I need help moving forward, but I'm not sure if the next step is a new lens with different capabilities or a better understanding of the settings and what I'm doing.

merged by John Cavan Jun 1 '15 at 19:59

This question was merged with What can be done using a 18-55mm lens? because it is an exact duplicate of that question.

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