Rockets’ Red Glare: How to Photograph Fireworks

Fourth of July celebrations often end with a firework extravaganza that captivates us all with its awesome beauty. So be prepared to “ooh” and “ah” along with the crowd. And, if you’re like many of us, plan to have your camera ready to capture the “rockets red glare.” What’s the best way to take “great” firework photos? According to Chuck DeLaney, Dean of the New York Institute of Photography (NYI), the world’s largest photography school, it’s easy if you do a couple of simple things. “Most of all you need a steady camera, a long exposure, and medium speed ISO setting,” DeLaney explains. First, you’ll want to take a time-exposure. If you have an SLR camera, this should be no problem. Many point-and-shoot cameras have a special Fireworks setting, but if the camera you are using doesn’t, try to “fool” the camera into keeping the shutter open. Here’s how: When … Read more

Nikon D80 User Guide

If you have just purchased your Nikon D80, the controls on the outside of the camera coupled with all the menus and custom settings can be … all downright overwhelming. We give you a structure for looking at the controls as well as a repeatable ritual for taking great photos with your new camera. You spent a bundle on this camera. Let it be an extension of your hands rather than a struggle. The Nikon D80 is a powerful piece of equipment. A solid understanding of its features and controls can really unleash its potential. Once you learn how the cameras components work together, youll have all the tools you need to capture the best image under all conditions. Understanding AF Area Selections Topics include: • Be Prepared (To Get the Shot) • Shutter Priority • Aperture Priority/Depth of Field • Focus Alternatives • Metering and Bracketing • White Balance/Color … Read more

Nikon Understanding Digital Photography

Nikon Understanding Digital Photography DVD You are ready to take your digital SLR photography beyond the automatic settings on your … all » Nikon digital SLR camera, this 45 minute Nikon School© DVD is the perfect guide. Join Bob Krist, award-winning National Geographic Traveler Photographer, on a day of shooting and instruction. Along the way, Bob will offer valuable insights on choices you can make to begin composing and shooting breathtaking photographs. While on a variety of locations, Bob will share his vast knowledge of photography and Nikon digital SLRs to educate you on: · Camera settings for best quality in various situations · Lens choice for creative and practical shooting · Utilizing the Retouch Menu for in-camera editing · Exposure fundamentals and shooting options During the day’s shooting, Bob takes us to familiar situations around the home and demonstrates a variety of creative photographic opportunities. Understanding Digital Photography covers … Read more

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