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Most of the time professional photographers work hard to make sure there is no glare in their images, but sometimes glare from the sun can be an interesting addition to a shot. Try it and see if you like what you see.
Whenever possible, get it right in the camera. Crop your shot, set your white balance, have your ISO and exposure set properly before you shoot. This will save you time later, by not having to waste your evening sitting at the computer trying to fix problems.
Some models of Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras can help you get rid of the cat and dog version of red-eye, which is seen as yellow or green glowing eyes in your pets. Check your camera’s User’s Manual for more details.
When shooting in low-light, use a lens with a fast or wide aperture. Such lenses will have an aperture of f/1.4 or f/2.8 for example.
Here’s another cool photo project to try: see if you can find objects that are in the shapes of the numbers one through nine. Don’t look for numbers on a sign but subjects that are in the shape of a number. We’ll start you off with the first one—a straight lamppost can look like the number one.
Here’s a cool photographic project to try: see if you can find all of the letters of the alphabet as subjects. You want to find objects to photograph that are in the shapes of the letters, not letters on a sign or billboard themselves (that’s too easy).
If your Nikon camera has built-in Wi-Fi or can use a wireless mobile adapter such as the WU-1a or WU-1b, you'll be able to remotely fire the camera from a compatible smartphone or tablet—and download your photos to your device for sharing with friends and family.
Don’t have a tripod but you still need to steady the camera? Rest the camera on a fence, railing, ledge or table. Just be sure to keep a firm grip on the camera so it doesn’t fall.
Experiment with different ways you can modify the light around you. Using a large white board to reflect light onto your subject can soften shadows. You can also wrap aluminum foil on the board for more of a reflective surface.
Start a photographic record of your pets as they grow from kittens or puppies into adult pets. Take photos on a regular basis, so you can see just how they’ve grown over the years!