Learning about my camera
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I got a Nikon SLR 3000 at the end of the summer last year and primarily used the Auto setting to allow the camera to do most of the work. This year, I'm trying to play around with some of the settings to see what I can do.
My camera came with a set of DVD's from the company that feature a professional photographer giving tips and tricks on how to get the best photos.
It's kind of exciting to learn something new. I just hope I don't ruin anything!
That's the nice thing about digital photography, you can't ruin anything by experimenting with your camera... And you learn to use the camera better which leads to better photos!!!The more you experiment, the more youlearn, and the better your pictures will be down the road...
Digital is the perfect learning environment, since you can experiment and immediately see the results. The only thing you "waste" is a bit of battery strength (you can delete any really bad shots, so you're not even wasting memory). So, keep your batteries charged, give yourself a bit of extra time for shooting and learning. The one limitation I'd suggest is to focus on only one particular setting at a time, so you can get really familiar with it before you move on to the next. Afraid of missing an important shot? Flip back to Auto for a moment.
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That's a great suggestion. during the video, I kept trying to get all the info about each setting. (I'm a note-taking rule follower ) I should just mess around with it and see what I get.
One thing is for sure, it has lots of settings and does way more than I could even imagine. I'll keep you guys posted.
I have had much better results just messing around on my own with a some great advice from Dave and Bill that I've read here, and my DBiL and DNephew than reading the manual or watching the video to my camera.
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Try to take a seminar or class through your local photography shop. They're great. I did one Capturing True Emotion which was fantastic. The morning session was the "lecture" and in the afternoon you went out on a photography "walk" to apply what you learned that morning.