Monthly Archives: September 2010

Manual focus vs. Manual mode

Manual mode and Manual focus are two different concepts and are no way related. For a long time, I was under the impression that, to use manual mode, one needs to switch to manual focus. It didn’t make any sense … Continue reading

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Morton Arboretum, Lisle – IL

These pictures were taken in the fall of 2009. So these are not really ‘recent’, but I thought of sharing them anyway. Check out my Fickr gallery for more pictures.  

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Switching between AF and Manual focus

There will be times, when you want to focus manually rather than letting the camera’s AF system do the job for you. Make sure to change the settings back to AF mode (on the camera as well as on the … Continue reading

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Auto-focus area selection

Make sure to check your AF-area selection before you start shooting. More than once, I made the mistake of leaving the camera in single focus mode when shooting groups of people.  It’s not that I didn’t know about the focus … Continue reading

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How I use my Nikon D90 – Part 4 (Menu settings)

In this article, I will explain some of the menu settings and options that I use with my D90. To me, these below settings are the most useful settings in everyday shooting. Picture Control: When I got my camera, the … Continue reading

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Would you rather make your own mistakes and learn from them or learn from MY mistakes?

I bought my D90 in the fall of 2009, so it’s almost an year of experiments and learning. I learned a lot in the past one year about the camera and in general about Photography. Along the way, I made … Continue reading

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How I use my Nikon D90 – Part 3 (White Balance)

In this section, I will explain the White Balance (WB) setting that I use with my D90. I don’t have to tell you how important the White Balance is, in digital photography. It’s all the more important if you are … Continue reading

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