How to Photograph Christmas Decorations

Every photographer, from amateur to professional, will take pictures of Christmas Decorations because these are beautiful, eye catching, and most of all, memorable. From the view of the entire Christmas tree, to close-ups on simple and sophisticated decorations, it’s all sparkle and lovely. For the shots, remember to have a tripod and a remote controller. For the first Christmas tree picture, my friend Tudor used flash (with -2 exposure) in rear mode, in low light. Picture was taken in “Program” mode. The second Christmas tree picture has +3 exposure, no flash, and low light environment. Longer exposure time in this case: 20 sec.. Picture was taken in “Shutter Mode”. The white balance in case of such photographs is better set to “auto” since the colors from the lights differ from the environmental light and other lights coming from nearby. After all, the multitude of colorful lights is what makes Christmas … 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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