Step 1: Check the Settings


Photo-A-Day #1864

I head out for a week of travel tomorrow and today was all about prep. First off we started the morning with Mass and then after Mass Allison, Eva and I manned the Marriage Prep booth at the Stewardship Fair. Then we prepared for our trip to BJs to get the food for the week as well as big items that we don’t buy too often like cat food and cat litter. We also picked up a kids PFD for Eva so she can come kayaking with us this summer.

Last night Eva was sleeping with her hands behind her head and it was so cute. I tried to snap a photo of her last night and so I had the ISO up incredibly high, I forgot to switch it when I took photos today and so everything is grainy in the photo. Once again I need to make all my settings before I go and start shooting. That should be step #1 each time I go and pick up the camera. So many photos haven’t come out as well as I’ve wanted them to because I forgot to check the settings. The thing is with shooting photos as I do, I can’t recreate very many of them. Missing an action or an expression because of a setting drives me crazy.

Photo Information

Date Taken: May 16, 2010
Camera: Nikon Corporation (Aff Link)
Model: NIKON D80 (My Flickr)
ISO: n/a
Exposure: 1/320sec
Aperture: 6.3
Focal Length: 250mm
Flash Used: no
Mode: Aperture
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm

So, tomorrow morning I am off to Rochester New York for a Demo on Tuesday, then a quick jump on a plane to Grand Rapids Michigan for a demo Wednesday and hop on another plane to Knoxville Tennessee for a demo Thursday and bang, back on a plane to come home Thursday night. Needless to say I’m not thrilled with the rapid pace of the coming week. I didn’t mind my last trip that actually had a travel day between demos. I guess I shouldn’t complain because I have wanted to get back on the road from time to time.

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9 thoughts on “Step 1: Check the Settings”

  1. Drew
    I believe it you press the two buttons with green dots on teh d80 it will revert all the setting back to the system default. I have found this to be useful since at times I tend to put my camera in some really unless modes and it tends to be easier to just default the settings back rather than trying to remember what I did and undo it.

    This is really the biggest thing missing on the D80. The D200 has the ability for you to create a profile of your standard settings the D80 does not. I really wish the D80 had this feature but I guess I will have to hold out and go for the D3 when I upgrade
    .-= Look at what Andy wrote blog ..Chicken Chase recap =-.

    1. Andy,

      I did a reset but it didn’t change the ISO on the manual side. That is okay I just need to check before I start shooting away.

  2. I love this photo! I’m sorry about missing the one with Eva sleeping-but you got to see it and that’s all that really matters:) I hope your trip is safe and swift. Be well!!

    1. Thanks Mo. I didn’t send the one with Eva sleeping. I should post that to Facebook, it is so cute. I heard that you heard about September, We are very excited.

    1. Thank you Patrick,
      I am glad you are enjoying the photos. I still go by what I see and try to adjust for the iso rather than adjusting the iso. Weird, I know.

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