I got a nikon d50 about a week ago and I need some help. Day shoots are pretty good although I would like any comments or tips for shooting during the day
I am not that good at night shots. Especially with lights and so forth. Would someone please give me some tips on shooting lights, indoors and just things you think I will need, and setting that the camera should be on. What mode would you recommend for shooting. I like s but the m seems to be more in deapth.
There is no one correct way to shoot either inside or out. so much depends on the light that is available. Probably the best book to learn about exposure and settings is the book "Understandig Exposure" by Bryan Peterson. Check out the book section on this site.
As far as indoor shots, the flash on theD50 isn't bad, but only has about a 6-10 foot range. You should put a SB 600 or 800 on your Christmas list. Either of these excellent flashes will do wonders for your photography, both inside and out.
For night pictures of city lights and such, you need to use slow shutter speeds, which means you need to use a tripod. There is no other way to get sharp night time pics.
Some people are like slinky toys, not really good for anything, but still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs....
I just got my D50 two weeks ago and with the cold weather I've been doing a lot of "playing" indoors. The wife and puppy just stare at me now when I pick up the camera.
The onboard flash does work well, I've been playing with the flash compensation and WB alot to get it to where I like it, but it depends so much on the shot and how much and what quality the other light in the room has. I also second the motion on the Bryan Peterson books, but once you understand the basics just start shooting - that's why you have a digital camera. 200 shots and you can erase them all and start over.