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Photography Guide Nikon school

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THE PERFECT GUIDE TO HELP YOU MASTER YOUR NIKON D-SLR

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Photography Guide Nikon school

  1. 1. Photography Guide Portraits Night portrait Landscapes Night landscape Flowing water Freezing action Wildlife & pets
  2. 2. Photography Guide Shooting Portraits Which Mode P or A are the best modes What settings f/4 or f/5.6 What lens settings Higher end of the zoom ( e.g. 55mm if you are using 18 -55, or 105mm if you are using 18 – 105mm) Tripod required Yes, if light is low, and camera selects shutter speed slower than 1/60 s Best lens 50mm f/1.8 , 50mm f/1.4 , 85mm f/2.8 micro Tips for great portraits : • Keep background as far away from your subject as possible. • Your background colour and shade should be as different as possible from your subject’s hair and clothing colour.
  3. 3. Photography Guide Shooting Portraits
  4. 4. Photography Guide Shooting Night Portraits Which Mode P or S are the best modes What settings f/4 or f/5.6 , or widest aperture available Slow shutter speeds like 1/30, 1/15 or slower may be required, Slow sync flash mode if flash is also used What lens settings Higher end of the zoom ( e.g. 55mm if you are using 18 -55, or 105mm if you are using 18 – 105mm) Tripod required Yes , if not available us e a stable surface Best lens 50mm f/1.8 , 50mm f/1.4 , 85mm f/2.8 micro Tips for great night portraits : • Keep background as far away from your subject as possible. • Asking the subject to pose and stay still will ensure image is not blurred due to slow shutter speed
  5. 5. Photography Guide Shooting Night Portraits Without flash With slow sync flash
  6. 6. Low light shooting – keeping camera steady
  7. 7. Photography Guide Shooting Landscapes Which Mode ? P or A are the best modes What settings ? f/11 or f/16 What lens settings ? Wider end of the zoom ( e.g. 18mm if you are using 18 -55, or 18 – 105mm) OR as per your composition Tripod required ? Yes, if light is low, and camera selects shutter speed slower than 1/60 s Best lens ? 10-24mm , 20mm , 18-300 Tips for great landscapes : •Try to include foreground elements to guide the eyes through the frame •Under-expose your shots by 1 – 2 stops to get darker skies and correct textures
  8. 8. Photography Guide Shooting Landscapes
  9. 9. Photography Guide Shooting Night Landscapes Which Mode ? P or A are the best modes What settings ? f/8 or f/11 What lens settings ? Wider end of the zoom ( e.g. 18mm if you are using 18 -55, or 18 – 105mm) OR as per your composition Tripod required ? Absolutely Best lenses ? 28 f/1.8, 10-24, 24 f/1.4 Tips for great night landscapes : • You may have to focus manually. Adjust focus while looking at a tree or a building in the landscape. Adjust till you get a sharp silhouette of this feature
  10. 10. Photography Guide Shooting Night Landscapes
  11. 11. Photography Guide Freezing actions Which Mode ? S or M What settings ? 250, 500, 1000 What lens settings ? Depends on composition and framing Recommended lens ? Lens with wide aperture like f/2.8 or wider ISO To support fast shutter speeds, higher ISOs like 800 or 1600 may be required Tips for great action shots : • Use continuous servo focus AF-C and continuous shooting mode • set a manual pre-focus at the spot where you expect the action to occur
  12. 12. Photography Guide Freezing action
  13. 13. Photography Guide Shooting flowing water Which Mode ? S or M What settings ? 1” (to show flow) and faster to show drops What lens settings ? Depends on composition and framing Tripod required ? Absolutely Tips for great waterfall shots : • Try to include the surrounding foliage to compliment the beauty of the waterfall • A slightly low angle will make the shot look dramatic
  14. 14. Photography Guide Shooting flowing water
  15. 15. Photography Guide Shooting wildlife and pets Which Mode ? P or S What settings ? 125 or faster , for posing pets use wide aperture like f/4 or f/2.8 What lens settings ? Preferably 200mm or higher Metering ? Matrix or center weighted Tips for great wildlife shots : • Try to camp or wait instead of looking for animals. Let them come to you • Doing some research on the wildlife of the region is very helpful
  16. 16. Photography Guide Shooting wildlife and pets

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