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D40 help, tips & tricks

Posted by clare bell on Friday, July 2, 2010, In : CameraSettings 
Although the Nikon D40 has now been discontinued it continues to be one of the most popular and widely used entry level DSLR's.  There are many reasons the D40 is such a popular model and price is one of them, I picked mine up brand new for £225 and I was very lucky as even second hand now you will be lucky to find one under this price!  There any many other redeeming features to the camera such as its lightweight, compact body, user friendly controls and excellent image quality. Lets talk a...
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An explanation of Aperture...

Posted by clare bell on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, In : CameraSettings 
I recently attended a short college course where many of the people there had little photography experience whatsoever, it seemed one thing they had trouble fathoming was Aperture and after 15 weeks still didnt really understand it, so here goes my version.

Aperture is a hole through through which light travels the bigger the hole the more the light comes through the whole and vice versa.  Aperture is measured in F numbers or F stops and the Aperture opening is in your lens, if you look into t...
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So you just got your first DSLR, what now?

Posted by clare bell on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, In : CameraSettings 
Before I start, just so you know I am not a professional photographer or even an amateur expert, I am writing this blog from a beginners point of view, from the things I learnt and how I best remembered them.  I am just passing on a few things I think may be helpful.

So you had a few compacts and decided to upgrade to something where you will have a bit more control over the camera settings? Great!  If like me you have never even had a DSLR in your hands the first time you get the camera out o...
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