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21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know

21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know
Some are very basic while others go a little deeper – but all have been selected from our archives specifically for beginners and new camera owners. Enjoy. Introductions to Useful Modes and Settings on Your Digital Camera 1. Digital Camera Modes Explained – I spoke with a family friend recently who had just bought a new point and shoot camera. She came up to me with her camera when no one was watching and embarrassedly asked me if I could tell her what all the little icons on the dial on top of her camera meant. 2. 3. 4. 5. Other Basic Camera Techniques 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Camera Care and Maintenance 13. 14. 15. 7 Digital Camera Predators and How to Keep them at Bay – this tutorial talks you through 7 of the most common ways that digital cameras get damaged – what to look out for and what preventative action to take to avoid them. Composition Tips 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Join this great new dPS course here.

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Nikon D3000 For Dummies Cheat Sheet Cheat Sheet With the D3000, Nikon proves once again that you don't have to give an arm and a leg — or strain your back and neck — to enjoy dSLR photography. This new addition to the Nikon family of dSLRs doesn't skimp on power or performance, offering a great set of features to help you take your photography to the next level. To help you get started using your D3000 camera, we’ve provided a handy reference to your camera’s buttons and dials and automatic and advanced exposure modes. The Natural Light Cycle for Photographers Natural light is what landscape photography is made of. Other forms of photography rely heavily on flash, but most landscapes rely entirely on the sun’s rays as their light source. That natural light from the sun is changing every second of the day. A picture taken at 9:00 a.m. will look fundamentally different than picture taken at 7:00 a.m., even if it is a picture of the exact same subject, from the exact same angle, using the exact same camera settings and focal length. Therefore, understanding these changes that occur throughout the day is critical to improving your landscape photography.

Understanding Exposure - ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed Explained What controls exposure? ISO ratings determine the image sensor’s sensitivity to light, each value of the rating represents a “stop” of light, and each incremental ISO number (up or down) represents a doubling or halving of the sensor’s sensitivity to light. The Aperture controls the lens’ diaphragm, which controls the amount of light traveling through the lens to the film plane. Museum of Natural History Images Menu Digital Special Collections of the American Museum of Natural History’s Research Library provides access to our rich collections of digitized archival photographic images, art and memorabilia images and Rare Book Collection illustrations. Use the tabs above to view Collections and Exhibits, or choose Browse to see all the images digitized to date. Enter terms in the box above to search across all our images or choose the Advanced Search option.

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Don't Be Afraid of Manual Focus If you’re a beginner in the wonderful world of photography, if you’ve never used an older film camera, or a combination of both, you might be unfamiliar with the workings of manual focus. Even if you are, you may not have thought about how you would use it in real-world situations. Fortunately as DSLR owners, we have the best of both worlds between manual and automatic focusing; we have a choice as to how we decide the subject of our photo, and other points that aren’t as important.

6 Phrases to Help you Learn Photography Faster Learning all the ins and outs of photography is a never ending challenge. For some, the technical side of photography seems more difficult to understand. Others feel they are challenged by the creative side of understanding composition and light. When learning any new skill, the understanding of fundamentals is always most important. The complexity of settings, along with endless creative options is what makes photography so challenging. That’s where these six sayings come in. Nikon D3000 User's Guide Home Donate New Search Gallery How-To Books Links Workshops About Contact Nikon D3000 User's Guide © 2009 KenRockwell.com. All rights reserved. Nikon D3000 and 18-55mm VR. enlarge.

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