Beginner DSLR Guide   1.2.2012

Basic Assumptions:   This is where you start when shooting a subject
1).    The power is fully charged
2).    The power on your camera is turned on
3.)    The flash and lens are attached with cords
4.)    The menu settings and custom features are cleared from your last shoot

Cameras are precision instruments DO NOT LET THEM DROP
It is imperative that you have your eye on your camera at all times, when in public.
Young children, and teens love to change the buttons, and they do pick up equipment.

The camera, flashes, camera cards, and lenses are not waterproof.  My suit jacket, a zip sealed plastic bag, and sweaters have all been used for protection several times.  Salty air exposure should be wiped off with a damp cloth.

Never leave any equipment including a camera card exposed to dash boards or any kind of excessive heat.

Strong magnetic fields (TV’s, speakers, magnets) can cause operation failure.

Use a blower to remove dust on lenses, viewfinder, reflex mirror, & focusing screen

Do not use organic cleaners/solvents they can scratch.

4 Responses to “Best Digital SLR Guide”

  1. The Nikon Coolpix S630 is not a SLR (single lens reflex) carema. You can purchase used SLR caremas and lenses cheaper at KEH. If it is a workshop, sometimes they have extra caremas for those who do not already have them. If it is a college class, you may want to take the class at a later date when you get a SLR.

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