So – you love photography and have been asked by a friend to take pictures at their wedding. I remember spending more than a hundred hours working HARD to prepare for my first wedding.
It is possible for an amateur to successfully photograph a wedding – but you have to be willing to work really, really hard.
Do you know what ISO refers to and what settings work best for various lighting conditions? The third bit of advice is that, if you can’t use a tripod, try to brace yourself on whatever is handy. The fourth bit of advice is the industry-wide rule of thumb regarding shutter speeds: you generally shouldn’t shoot at a shutter speed “faster” than the zoom of your lens. This is the first in a series of articles that are designed to help amateurs as they prepare to photograph their first wedding.
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The Nikon D5300 offers fantastic DSLR image quality and speed in an ultralight and inexpensive package. The D5300 adds GPS, Wi-Fi, even lighter weight and a slightly larger LCD screen over last year's model, the D5200. The D5300 weighs so little that it's a pleasure to carry everywhere, and the D5300 is capable of capturing stunning images. This D5300 has higher resolution than the $6,500 Nikon D4s, and its pictures are otherwise the same — and the D4s has no swivel screen! The only reason to pay more (and lug more) than the D5300 is if you subject your camera to daily physical and environmental abuse, or if you're an expert photographer who actually uses and understands advanced adjustments. For most people, the D5300 is a better camera than Nikon's more expensive models precisely because the D5300 is designed for normal people, not for full-time pros. For $5,700 less than the D4s, I think I'll live, and the D5300 has a built-in flash sorely lacking in the D4s. Like other inexpensive Nikons like the D5200, D5100, D5000, D3300, D3200, D3100, D3000, D60, D40 and D40x, everything works flawlessly with all modern AF-I and AF-S lenses. Nikon is not expecting people who buy the D5300 to use it with ancient lenses, and therefore saves everyone the expense and weight of including the parts needed in more expensive cameras to ensure compatibility with the older lenses below. Unlike heavier DX and FX cameras, the D5300 has no internal autofocus motor, so it will not autofocus with old-style screw-drive autofocus (AF) lenses. Everything else works perfectly with older-style AF lenses, except that you'll have to turn the focus ring manually and look either for a sharp viewfinder image or the electronic focus confirmation dot at the bottom of the finder.
It offers no metering with manual-focus lenses, but there are workarounds like looking at the LCD after you shoot, or using a separate light meter like the Gossen Digisix.
Auto ISO allows setting the slowest speed as well as minimum and maximum ISOs, as well as setting the slowest speed to set itself automatically to the lens focal length, and you may then set that speed to vary ±2 stops from the focal length. EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery (similar to the EN-EL14 of the D5200, D5100, D3100 and P7000). The D5300 is an excellent camera with outstanding image quality that weighs next to nothing. The images are fantastic, with so much resolution that the D5300 can push many lenses to their limits, however for advanced users, the D5300 hides too many adjustments behind a menu system instead of providing real buttons.
The default settings are great: the D5300 figures out what sensors and how to use them, and just focuses. I don't see any real face detection going on; if a face is behind something the D5300 usually focuses on the something in its default Auto AF Area Select mode. The D5300 is super lightweight, but often forces advanced users to piddle in menus to make basic settings that could have been done more directly on a higher model camera. It's great that all the buttons except MENU button are on the right side, making one-handed shooting and playback easy. If you want other times than 10 second self timer delays, Nikon hid them at Custom Function C3, where you have your choice of 2s, 5s, 10s or 20 second delays, as well as can set it to your choice of from one to 9 shots when the delay is over. Color is as good as Canon, and much better overall than from lesser brands like LEICA, Sony and Fuji.
A significant advantage to Nikon and Canon over other brands is that each is so big that they have spent loads of time and money perfecting their delicate color balances, so the pictures from all their cameras, even the least expensive, look fantastic.
I don't see any of the color bias I sometimes see in Nikon's 2012 FX cameras, the D600, D800 and D4, so to my sensitive eyes, the D5300's photos are usually better than those from the more expensive FX cameras! The flash is a real winner; I see significant reason for an external flash unless you're a wedding and event photographer and need the extra (camera) battery life.
It has so many pixels that one never sees any of them to make the screen look grainy, and the D5300's LCD's colors match my calibrated 30" Apple Cinema Display.
There is an odd programming defect where when the image pops up right after shooting it (Image Review), that turning the rear dial makes the control screen pop up, instead of showing us the other photos.
Even if you don't need the GPS or Wi-Fi features new in the D5300, it weighs less than last year's model, the D5200.
If you're a seasoned photographer who wants more knobs and buttons for faster control, go for the heavier D7100.
Here's another hint: the only real reason to pay over twice as much for a heavier Full Frame FX D610 and its bigger lenses is to get a bigger viewfinder! The biggest help is when you use any of these links when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live. As this page is copyrighted and formally registered, it is unlawful to make copies, especially in the form of printouts for personal use. In Infrared Photography the image sensor used is highly sensitive to infrared wavelengths of light.
Some other features of infrared photography includes penetration of atmospheric haze, dark skies, caused by Mie scattering and Rayleigh scattering, in a reduced way. There many choices for filters and cameras so be aware of what you take as there many bad lenses also which will totally ruin your campaign.
A red dot, diamond or line with red “R” known as infrared index marking, is designated to many manual focus SLR of 35mm and SLR with medium format lenses. Its Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden at kilometer 163 on Sukhumvit Road in Chonburi Province, Thailand.

So as a whole we can see it is better to convert camera by attaching filters rather than buying a new one.
Please feel free to make comments and don’t forget to add any info about cameras, lenses, filters I missed.
If only sigmas cameras had an Nikon or a Canon mount… I would have bought one long ago.
Nikon made a big splash with there D5?D500 cameras at CES, only to screw it up by not being able to deliver to its customers and to there customers.
Now Sigma must build a serious customer care, work hard on marketing to prove the quality of its proposition (this include choosing where the sd4 must be positioned: studio work?
If you have a good long lens, the car, if you have it can be a good hide as well in certain cases. It is the easiest to make an unusable shot in spot metering, so I would advise not to use at all it for fast action shots.
I do not really experiment with center-weighted metering don’t know what it does, how is it calculated (like spot but calculates for a bigger central area, meant for portraits). The center af point is the most reliable on most Dslr cameras, and the lens is also the sharpest at the center.
Why is it that it seems like every professional photographer will recommend you don’t do it? I have a significant amount of additional information on my website, and also link to other web sites that have information to help you out! It is very useful for initiators of wedding photography to become a professional photographer. Unlike someone else, who is actually the one that couldn’t sound more like a jerk than he did, I googled help because I am new to using anything other than a point and click before I purchased my Nikon D3300. Live View lets you shoot photos and videos while held away from your head with a swiveling screen. Compared to pro cameras I often haul, the D5300 is a dream to carry, and if I'm more relaxed, I make better pictures.
The D5300's shutter is much quieter than the D4s; you can shoot the D5300 in places where the loud D4s shutter would get you thrown out. If you are like me and are constantly resetting the camera from shot to shot as conditions change (very few people know how to do any of this), I prefer the D7100 because it has more buttons to do directly what has to be done in menus on the D5300, while the D5300 weighs less and takes exactly the same pictures as the D7100. I own and have used older lenses on my D5300, and they aren't as good optically or ergonomically. Oddly even through the live view is always exposed well, you'll still have to guess at the correct manual exposure setting. In other words, the D5300 has the best and most flexible Auto ISO settings in the business. If it's another letter, you got ripped off with a gray market version from another country.
Even to change from automatic AF area selection to manual selection, you have to set it by pushing buttons and looking at the camera's rear screen. All it does is prevent the mirror from flipping back down and the shutter from recharging until after you release the shutter button.
Fuji is superb for people photos, while Nikon and Canon excel for nature and landscape, as well as people pictures. You'd think it's simple, but it's not, and other brands lack the color quality of Nikon and Canon.
Older Nikons used to have images that didn't get any sharper when set to smaller pixel sizes, which they should because Bayer interpolation goes away. They aren't that noisy at all; the image gets softer, duller and grungier but not obviously noisy. Press the PLAY button and everything works fine with the rear dial, or use the LEFT and RIGHT buttons during Image Review to see other shots. Picture quality is NOT dependant on resolution; today that's just a specification used to scare people into paying more for the latest camera. Heck, Nikon's top pro cameras until 2007 all had only 11 points or less, and no one complained! If you're on a bargain hunt, Adorama sometimes has refurbished Nikon D5100 (the even older 2011 model) as a kit with 18-55mm VR for just $429 and body-only for a mere $359.
If you wish to make a printout for personal use, you are granted one-time permission only if you PayPal me $5.00 per printout or part thereof. We all know that white light is composed of several bands of colours known as spectrum and the wavelengths ranging between 750nm to about 1200 nm, falls on infrared (IR) band.
These cameras have low pass filters which are very less sensitive to infrared light thereby allowing IR light to be captured. And in the last few years Art lenses proved Sigma quality can compete in the so-called Pro segment offering, as a bonus, an aggressive pricing.
If I only concentrate the output (the image) hides win by a big margin over normal photography. I made it from 4 separate elements, the top and the back which is absolutely necessary covered by a blanket (on the top there is a chipboard as well). You can sit in a forest for ages actually see any birds, and bigger animals can scare you as well from close distances. The glass is a Stopsol clear type half mirror insulating glass which gets 1-2 stops of shutter speed.
Prime lenses are usually better optically and usually brighter as well, but many of them extremely expensive. If you familiar with it, and it is predictable for you in different situations what it does also can work same way as the matrix method with compensation.
First must prefocus at a distance you think appropriate (usually 10-15m), and secondly you can use the Dof button. And make sure the couple knows it is your first wedding so that they have low expectations. If you are a student of photography you should immediately know the three I am referring and you should know how they interact.
If you are indoors, what ISO setting will give you a good mixture of quality and light capture? Most of the time it is the only way I am able to get natural-lit shots of the wedding ceremony (due to the slow shutter speeds and dim lighting).

For achieving a blurred-background effect (yes, shooting “wide open” – which means a low-numbered aperture – with a zoom lens is all that is needed)? He shares practical advice and information that he has learned while photographing weddings. My biggest source of support is when you use those or any of these links, especially this link directly to it at Adorama or directly to it at Amazon, when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live. For use in sensitive areas, the D5300 is much quieter than the bigger and more advanced Nikons.
This means that the finder goes black until you take your finger off the shutter button, at which time it also makes more noise.
Color quality (making pictures that just look great) has nothing to do with simple color accuracy, which is easy to measure.
Colors are fantastic, and it focuses and works well in dim light with crazy ISOs unheard of just a few years ago. You don't need bigger flashes unless you're trying to shoot sports at long distances and at high frame rates, which you probably aren't doing with a D5300. These places have the best prices and service, which is why I've used them since before this website existed. The spectrum used is in this technique is termed as near-infrared, to distinguish it from far-infrared, which has been Domain for Thermal imaging.
There are many filters available in the market but B+W 77nm 093 F-PRO is quite good in removing the visible spectrum. DSLR’s have low-pass filter which block the infrared light, so by replacing this filter with infrared sensitive one. Normally single-lenses-reflex cameras are attached with a filter which opaque to all wavelengths, as a results both focusing and framing gets ruined. Because when I was in modeling I would be so amazed at what the photographer could do with photos and thats how I really got interested in it. Disclosure: PR is sponsored by companies and affiliate partners that display various advertising banners and links (see our Privacy Policy).
Only one direction is good, it can be checked with a torch or light how reflecting or better to make a shot through it. The good focal length is 400mm on a crop camera for bird photography, like the Canon 70d or Nikon d7100.
If you want to make silhuette shots it is good, but otherwise must overexpose the shot to get some detail of the bird. With spot meter must focus on a 18% grey object to have a proper exposure, if the bird is dark, no way to make it (the sky is bright, the bird is dark). Patience is also neeed to wait for the best moments, this is what I like the most never know what happens next, an interesting bird or other animal.
Maybe they don’t want to be blamed for encouraging you to take the photos if you make mistakes and ruin the wedding photos. But this is why PRACTICE is so important: over the years I have found I can shoot with a slower shutter speed if I am using flash (to find out about my flash lighting techniques, visit my web site which I link to below).
So one must detach the filter during focusing and for this to be done, one must use a tripod, a lean, narrow aperture with mild shutter speed but without any sacrifice in focusing.
I just bought a Cokin IR89G and I would appreciate if you could please email me some details and steps on how to go about producing at least one of the pictures sampled above. With the focal length of 600mm it is very hard to work for bird in flight shots, the sharp area is very small and the view also very narrow. If you have a grey bird or a bird sitting on a branch for minutes perhaps you can try to find a grey something to meter on.
It can be learned only by experimenting it, how much you need to adjust, you can try to overexpose +1 stops for a dark bird against the sky for start, after you can decide it needed more or less compensation. Smaller apertures gives you more depth of field meaning you see wider range through your lens. I’m a wedding photographer who realizes every professional started out by photographing a “first wedding” at some point. On my Nikon DSLR I will shoot indoors at ISO 400 all day and end up with beautiful, grain-free results. If you use a wider aperture then it too can produce sharp images only if refocusing is done to the index mark. I am new at this but would really love to learn how to create IR Pics using my Nikon D300S. Me and my friend Ronald were looking at your photos and we think that they’re absolutely amazing! The glass is useful if you have a really good place, with birds in close distances which you want to protect. A very good fast autofocus is very useful for this, but you can manage the shot with manual focus as well if you like.
While I will still recommend you give the couple a monetary gift so they can hire a professional photographer, if you are going to go ahead and do the photography yourself, I want to help you do the best job possible!
Sometime Professional shooters use this filters along with infrared-sensitive film to obtain in-camera effects; black and white images with lurid appearance is known as wood-effect. Thanks in advance and thank you for being an inspiration to a lot of aspiring photographers like me.
The Nikon cameras are better than Canon cameras (less noise, better colors, except red, more dynamic range) according to my judgment. On the other hand the focal length is very convenient from longer distances for non moving birds. I try to avoid moving up to ISO 800 or higher – but will do it if needed (there are tons of Photoshop plug-ins, free and paid, that can be used to lessen the grain). This wood effect is mainly caused by the foliage, trees, in the same way as you see the light reflected from snow. Too small apertures are not practical because, the viewfinder image will be too dark, unless there are many light available. For this knowing the birds behavior is essential, to know what to expect in different situations, when the bird leave, arrive, fight, eat, etc.

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