Bonding takes time. I bond with my sewing machines and even my pots. This is especially true for me when it comes to cameras. I love my Olympus C2100 so much, I had trouble bonding with the Olympus E500 and 510. So when it came time for me to invest in additional camera equipment, I decided that I would jump Olympus ship and go for the Nikon D300S. I just couldn’t see investing money in lenses that were 4/3. The Nikon D300S though, presented its own challenges. NO SCENE MODES. This was and is kind of scary as it means deepening my knowledge of exposure, metering, and the camera controls normally automatic in the cameras I was used to. It was time to say good-bye to my Olympus 510 for a while and start taking some serious shots with my Nikon D300S. Before I could do that though, I took a few parting shots..
and so, making sure both batteries were charged, I put the E510 away…..
To me, the best site for researching camera’s is Digital Photography Review I’ve used this site for quite awhile and have learned much. The people that participate in the Nikon D300S Forum are professional and skilled. I look at the photos in that forum and my mouth drops open. I can look and read about photography for hours, but nothing is going to take the place of just getting out there and shooting so that’s what I did yesterday. I discovered on the Nikon website picture controls that are like the built-in modes on lower end cameras. For the Nikon D300S they had Portrait and Landscape. I downloaded and installed them both. I used the Landscape picture control for these. I’m still learning about composition and exposure. Even when the shots come out okay, I admit, I don’t always understand why. It was a spectacular day for taking pictures. Well, maybe a bit too bright and I should have dialed the WB down.