Tag: D300

Evening Flight Standing calmly near the edge of the Ashley River, waiting with eager anticipation as the sun began to drop below the horizon, I mounted my D300 on the tripod, framed up the scene before me and then a thought occurred to me. I’ve not used auto bracketing in a long, long, time. As the contrast was fairly high, I figured that this would be a good thing to do. Later, I could come back home and combine a…

Well, it seems as if the commercially viable life of a digital camera is about 18 months, perhaps 2 years, depending upon how fast technology moves. The D300 was introduced in August of 2007. I bought mine in February of 2008. Although I am about a month late in hearing about it, I see that Nikon has discontinued the D300, in favor of the D300s. The main differences between the two are the the ‘s’ model has HD video and…

Mouse over image to see ‘exposed to right’. I find that paper towels are not a very interesting subject, in and of themselves. I’ve never pursued one in the wild. I guess that they could be interesting if you were a product photographer for a company like Bounty or perhaps Brawny. However, they do serve a useful purpose photographically. No, I’m not talking about wiping off your camera after a bit of mist or rain, but in getting the most…

Singing in the rain First, let me start with a disclaimer. I’m not advocating that you use your camera the way that I use mine. You have to do you and let me do me. Now, on with the show: When I had my Nikon D2x, since it was Nikon’s flagship camera at the time, I used to take it out into the rain, and, snow, humidity, whatever. I figured that if they said that it was sealed against the…

I don’t use live view often, but it can come in handy. I find it pretty useful for taking shots that are close to the ground, especially when I don’t feel like getting my cheeks on the wet grass or rocks. Also, sometimes my knees just don’t want to do those deep bends. This photo, though not that low to the ground, was taken using live view. This was the first time that I’ve used LV on the tripod, so…

Sneaky shot! ISO 6400 + Live view. First, thanks to Mark Graf for pointing out this very interesting, at least to me, site. It’s called DxOMark. They compare digital camera sensors in terms of color fidelity, stated ISO vs. measured ISO, dynamic range, color range, etc. I found out somethings that I didn’t know which will probably change, slightly, the way that I use my camera. For example, I did not know that a digital camera, such as the D300…