Back in 2014 I wrote six blog posts on what I called “Paul’s Photo Tips.” Today I took my own advice regarding “Tip 2 – Read the Manual.”
I hadn’t looked at the manual for my Nikon D7500 in years, and on this quiet, rainy day, with the cat on my lap, I read its over 300 pages. Much of that information will also apply to my D7200.
It was a valuable exercise, as I was reminded of features and functions that I rarely use, and many of which I’ve never even tried.
I also got refresher on setting up autofocus and metering optimized to the kind of nature and wildlife photography that I mostly do.
And something that I’ve never taken advantage of is setting up the programmable dedicated function buttons to suit the sorts of situations I often shoot in.
Here are links to the six tips:
Tip 1 – Take some classes
Tip 2 – Read the manual
Tip 3 – It’s not the camera, it’s the photographer
Tip 4 – It is the camera
Tip 5 – Take lots of photos
Tip 6 – Carry extra cards and batteries
It was a quiet day on Byrne Creek today. It seemed even the birds and beasts were hunkered down on a cold, drizzly day. I did get a few shots though. . .
Cross Orbweaver near our door
A few shots from today’s walk in Byrne Creek Ravine Park and some colour at the Ron McLean Park playground in SE Burnaby, BC.
We took a ramble ’round Deer Lake in #Burnaby on the last day of the year. The previous post has some nature views, and this one is of some wildlife seen.
There were several Buffleheads
It was a cold, rainy day in Steveston, BC. I don’t think we’ve ever seen it this deserted, though several restaurants were open.
I love the continuing work to preserve much of this heritage area. Kudos to the City of Richmond, eh?
Not a soul in sight
A lonely rose in Obachan’s Garden
The #16 Raygun ready to repel Martian attack 🙂
Green roof with free fertilizer
One of the Mute Swans that cruise the lower Fraser River, seen in Steveston, BC.
Meditations upon empty space.
Contemplating the time spent searching over the course of a few days.
Do not search for what is missing, the answer lies inside.
Release your obsessions, set yourself free.
Become one in piece, um, peace, with the wee six-sided figure. . .