I've decided to switch time up the times my blog posts will go out, from Saturday mornings to Fridays at noon. Let's face it, you weren't working that hard on a Friday afternoon anyway! This gives you a chance to read before the weekend, when you can put your new skills to practice.
This is usually used to attach a flash to the Nikon D810. I don't use a flash much. I prefer whatever light is available.
Next time, we'll visit the left top side of the camera -- where your world opens up!
Because this post was so short...
Three To Follow: Three Great Photographers with YouTube Channels
While I was recovering from brain cancer (now in remission), I was stuck in bed and in isolation for months. I searched for photographers on YouTube to fill my time.
[You can watch the video my journey with brain cancer here.]
Thomas Heaton was the first landscape photographer I followed. His passion and joy really helped with my mood. He's located in the Lake District (England) but he's traveled extensively. I emailed him, pretty much a fan letter, and he actually replied. A really nice guy.
Adam Karnacz (a.k.a. First Man Photography), another British (North Yorkshire) landscape photographer and filmmaker. His "how to" videos stand out the most.
Jamie Windsor, a third British (London based) photographer. He gives the background, history and thought process of photography. An intellectual photographer.
Yes, all three are British. It's the accent. My wife is British and I could listen to her all day. "Mow the lawn, darling" and I'm on it. It was love at first listen.
What is that white symbol next to the top screen of your Nikon D810?
It's the focal plane position (pg 101). Oh. Now, in English, it's the distance between the lens mounting flange and focal plane -- which is 1.83 inches (or 46.5 mm).
When we start with lenses, I'll get into that further.
Until next time, happy shooting!
Today's Tip: A handy focal length calculator!
We interrupt my regularly scheduled blog post to refresh everyone of the building blocks of photography -- or the Exposure Triangle. I was going to write a post but this is the best video I've seen on ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture (a.k.a. the afore mentioned Exposure Triangle). Two minutes well spent.
Also, I include this handy dandy cheat sheet. I carry this in my camera bag as a reminder.
From top to bottom: aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
Note: ISO (International Organization of Standardization) is the governing body that standardizes sensitivity ratings.
Until next time, when we head back to MODES, happy shooting!
After turning on your Nikon D810, you will need to format the memory card (page 366). This little card saves your photos.
There are two ways to format a memory card. The first (and easiest) can be found on the top and back of the camera.
Press the MODE and Trash Can Icon simultaneously. Hold for a second until a "FOR" (formatting) will start flashing on the top panel. Release the buttons.
The second way will be explained when we move onto the back panel menu.
For more: The Do's and Don'ts of Memory Cards for Photographers.
Until next time, happy shooting!
ps. Always back up your photos either on a hard drive or online or even better yet, BOTH!
Since tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day -- which is HUGE in the Boston area -- here's a tip about imbibing. Drink Gatorade prior to chugging some Irish whiskey or Guinness. Alcohol dehydrates you but electrolytes keep you from getting a hang over. I've tried it. It works.
My "go to" camera:
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