Category Archives: You learn from my mistakes

Transfer/backup your on-camera pictures as often as you can.

For a change, this is not one of my mistakes, but by a friend of mine. SD and SDHC cards are so cheap these days that, we often find a 4GB or 8GB card in everyone’s camera. I use a … Continue reading

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Long exposure NR

When the Long Exposure NR is set to ON on your Nikon camera, the camera will work to reduce the image noise for you. But that comes with a caveat; you will have to wait about the same time as … Continue reading

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Exposure Delay Mode

When the Exposure Delay Mode is set to ON, D90 introduces a delay of about 2 seconds between the mirror flip and the shutter release. The purpose of this function is to eliminate the vibration caused by the mirror flipping. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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