Thursday, March 19, 2009

Nikon D90 QuickPro Camera Guide! -DVD

Yet another D90 tutorial dvd just released by Quickpro. If anyone has tried this one please let us know how it is!

Tutorial DVD. Play on any DVD player worldwide (recommended) or CD-ROM drive. Get ready to take the best pictures of your life! With QuickPro Camera Guides you will quickly understand the fundamentals of photography and the settings on your camera. With these new tools you will be able to take pictures with confidence. VIDEO Step by Step instruction, from basic functions to explaining the advanced features of your camera. INTERACTIVE Camera Body Tour, Viewfinder Tour, and the Control Panel Tour will help you become more knowledgable about your camera and it's features. With easy to use menus, just a touch of a button can open your mind to creative and new photographic ideas.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Photographing Waterfalls with the Nikon D90!

Waterfall photography is one of the things i like to do any chance i get!
This last weekend i woke up to a nasty rainy day and did not want to spend my day off setting around the house. I googled waterfalls in my area and found this place only 30 minutes away from my house were it said these falls only happen after a good rain.
So i grabbed the family and all my gear and out the door we went. Timing is everything when shooting waterfalls, and a overcast day is best in my opinion since sunny days can cause bad highlights in waterfalls because of the shutter speed you need to use. The key to getting that silky smooth moving water effect requires a longer shutter speed of 1 - 2 seconds or what i used in this shot of 1/3 of a second.
So here's the basic set-up i used with my D90 to get this shot. I put on my Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 lens and a Hoya Polarizer filter and mounted the D90 on my tripod. I then found a good vantage spot in the water were i didn't get to wet (thanks to gore-tex boots) and set the camera to manual exposure. I set my aperture to F/10 and the shutter speed to 1/3 of a second to get that silky smooth moving water effect i was looking for and started shooting away with my remote release and that was basically it! Everything else on the D90 was standard.
I hope you get a chance to photography some waterfalls this way because it's pretty darn fun and easy! For more advanced techniques on shooting waterfalls here's a good web site you might like.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Nikon D90 Companion Book!

Another D90 book by Author Ben Long that might interest you!

Through easy-to-follow lessons, this handy book offers a complete class on digital photography, tailored specifically for people who use the Nikon D90. This is not your typical camera guide: rather than just show you what all the buttons do, it teaches you how to use the D90's features to make great photographs-including professional-looking images of people, landscapes, action shots, close-ups, night shots, HD video, and more. With Ben Long's creative tips and technical advice, you have the perfect, camera-bag-friendly reference that will help you capture stunning pictures anywhere, anytime.

The Nikon D90 Companion will show you how to:

Take creative control and go beyond automatic settings

Learn the basic rules of composition

Capture decisive moments, including fast-moving objects

Discover ways to use a flash indoors and outdoors

Learn about different lenses, and the best time to use them

Understand the options for shooting RAW, and whether it's right for you

Use the D90's ability to shoot high definition video

Check it out Here!

Nikon D90 GPS - The GP-1 Unit!

GP-1 GPS Unit, Geotag your images! Geotags can be added to your images so you can record latitude, longitude, altitude and time information.

Not sure if this is for everyone but it's definitely cool! If your into geo-tagging then you might want to read more about this over at Digital Review

Update: New GP-1 Micosite from Nikon See it Here