So You Just Got Your First Camera

If there is anyone else out there just starting to play with their first SLR or even if they are just getting back into after a VERY long time (and can’t really remember it all) this blog is great……….really recomend it

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Since I’m just starting this blog I’m going to make the assumption that you also just got your camera, so today I’m going to cover some tips and tricks for setting up and using your camera that I’ve noticed new photographers tend to overlook.

Focusing the Viewfinder

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One of the first things you should do with a new camera is make sure the viewfinder is properly focused for your eyes.  This is especially important if you’re like me and have fairly poor eyesight and ensures that what you’re seeing when composing your shot is also what your camera is seeing.  The focus adjustment is called the diopter and is generally located right next to the viewfinder as shown on my camera (Nikon D90) in the picture above.  One of the easiest ways to make sure the diopter on an optical viewfinder is properly focused is to turn the camera off, remove…

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