The, picture tips and tricks thread.
So basically I'm really needing some help on this. I have an 18-55 and a 55-200 nikkor lense, with a Nikon D40 body. I have 2gb of memory to fill up. Nope, don't own it! It's a free 3 day rent promotion from a camera shop. I'm trying to take as many pictures as I can. I've noticed, the AF is too slow to even be worth it, I prefer manually focusing. So far, I really can't figure out how to take a quality sharp night shot. The camera takes awesome shots period, very sharp. I've gone through all the menus, other than adjusting ISO I can't really find anything that's worthy of actually USING in the menus for the D40. I can't find any settings for a continuous shooting mode, basically the only way to quicken the shutter speed is to flip the dial to sports mode. I basically have all the buttons and menus figured out, or so I'd like to think. The d40 IMO seems to be pretty point and shoot for an DSLR. But it's a neat little camera.
So my GF struggled through tons of camera shops with me, being my cute little model at every place. I kid you not every chain store, NO ONE cares to help you, I even told the camera lady at circuit city the cameras didn't work, and she said they should and walked away from me!!!! I have quite a few nice shots, lots of shots of the GF, which I'd love to share in 3 days. I'm going on photography hunts today.
I need tips. Basic, photography tips for a good shot. Thanks!