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09-29-2008, 08:12 PM
I just started and finished my first lesson. I did good the first lesson, but haven't used any of the setting other than the auto settings on my camera.I am wondering if we are going to go over the camera itself. Does anyone know? I am very new to my camera its a Nikon D60. I was told good starter camera. I was wondering how many of you are using this camera? and if maybe we could study together..smiles. I must understand my camera better,i am so enjoying it :)Look forward to hearing from you.. LL
09-30-2008, 01:19 AM
No, the course is not camera specific on purpose (it would be 500 times bigger if it became camera specific). I would strongly suggest that you get to know your camera by purchasing a book that deals specifically with the options of your camera. The best source out there is Thom Hogan (www.bythom.com), but I doubt that he has made the time to complete the D60 book, the camera is out very recently.
I would suggest as a 2nd place to look are in books like:
The Digital Field Guide for the D60 (http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D60-Digital-Field-Guide/dp/0470383127/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222733825&sr=8-1)
David Busch's Nikon D60 Guide to Digital SLR Photography (http://www.amazon.com/David-Buschs-Nikon-Digital-Photography/dp/1598635778/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222733825&sr=8-3)
09-30-2008, 02:42 AM
As always ,the best thing to do with digitals is to go out everyday and take pictures .Move the aperature,take moving things changing shutter speeds .Change the iso and take pics in different light.It makes no difference because out of 100 ,98 will suck and you just delete them.Everytime though youll learn something very small and different about what looks good and what doesnt.Mix that with the lesson youre on and youll learn alot.After that its all creativity how you use your camera to show us your life.
09-30-2008, 02:13 PM
When I first got my D200, I was very lost with knowing what it could do and how to make the adjustments (not ISO, WB or shutter), and what all the options in the menus meant and how it could improve my shots. The BEST thing that I did was run out and get a couple of books, then I bought the digital ebook from Thom Hogan on my D200. Immediately after that, once I read through and understood the workings of my camera, my pictures improved a LOT.
Nikon cameras have a tendency of including tons of little settings that make a huge difference in how your pics turn out.
Highly suggested that you find out what these settings are and what they do. The best way to do that is to get a book specific to your camera, then you can go out and shoot to your heart's content and know how to make intelligent changes based on the workings of your camera. Until you do this, you are using only 2% of your camera's capabilities!
10-01-2008, 02:13 PM
Thanks..for the resources and advice, I appericate it. I will check into these books and keep shooting away as well.Gosh, this is so much fun. : ) thank you..
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