As A Christmas present to myself I decided to purchase myself a new DSLr. I have to admit in a change from the norm I did not spend weeks researching A camera I just purchased a D90, I did read a review after I clicked the buy button ( just to make sure I had not made a massive mistake :) ). It had stunning reviews and great comments on TWIP.
I had the camera delivered to my parents house so I had 2 aganising weeks of waiting, It did give me a great chance to read up on the camera and get a good idea of what I would need to be doing.
I found 2 sites that have really gave me a kickstart with the learning prossess.
KenRockwell’s User Guide – This is a fantastic user guide, its not a ‘press this button to do x and y’ its more a ‘This is how I use the camera’.
Nikon D90 Blog – This has lots of little tips and a great youtube video from elite video that exlains all the button functions on the camera. ( A great introduction )
I have been out a couple of times with the camera and decided to jump in feet first…… I have been on manual mode for all the photos I have taken so far. It was pretty hard to start off with but lots of playing and retaking the same photo 5 times has really started to pay off…
On Tip that was mentioned in Ken Rockwells guide was to reset your camera for ever new subject.. This is very inportant, it force you to check your camera’s settings every photo so you get the best results and dont take 10 photos with the wrong settings!
Photos from York Railway Museum and Elvington Air Museum are under my photo’s.