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Nikon d 50 black sky

When taking a landscape shot in auto or man. the overall scene is perfect, but the sky to the horizone is black in parts

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Hi first of all dont point towards the sun in auto it backens the screen automaticly set the light sensetuvity lower(more light) good luck

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My Nikon D 5200 when in scene mode will not change to other scenes

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Position The Horizon

Where you place the horizon in the shot affects what exactly is emphasized. to indicate the land, use a high horizon. To show the
sky, use a low horizon.

look for Details

A shot of an entire sequoia ranking just looks like a tree. But a shot of simply the tree's wide base, with a person for scale, is greater robust.

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Add Depth

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Consider Variety

involve landscapes and folks shots, close ups and broad angles, better weather and bad weather. Take personal shots that remember the ? friends which you meet, your hotel/campsite, transportation, street or hiking signposts

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Every time i take a picture in low light or at night its blurry.

Set the Scene Mode for the appropriate Night landscape or Night protrait setting. If you are just taking in a view, then use Night landscape at nighttime (objects in the foreground could be out of focus in this mode). If you are photographing any number of people, animals, &/or objects at night, then use Night portrait (digital zoom would be unavailable in this mode).

In order to set the Scene Mode…
1. Enter scene mode: MODE in shooting mode --> SCENE (use the multi selector) --> OK.
2. Enter scene menu: MENU --> choose desired scene --> OK.
3. Frame the subject & shoot.

DON'T MOVE!! Nikon USA: "Slow shutter speeds are used to produce stunning night landscapes."
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Red hand appears when i switch on my camera

It sounds like the camera shake/blur warning.

You might have the camera set to an inappropriate 'scene' mode. If you are using 'landscape' or 'snow' for an indoor or night shot for example, the camera will select a slow shutter speed which will increase the chance of blur - hence the warning.

If you keep the selector switch all the way to the left (auto mode) you should be fine in most situations. Only use the 'scene' modes for specific purposes.
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It's the camera shake / blur warning.

You might have the camera set to an inappropriate 'scene' mode. If you are using 'landscape' or 'snow' for an indoor or night shot for example, the camera will select a slow shutter speed which will increase the chance of blur - hence the warning.

If you keep the selector switch all the way to the left (auto mode) you should be fine in most situations. Only use the 'scene' modes for specific purposes.
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Problem with taking pictures

go under scenes on your camera
&& there should be a list saying in exact oreder
-auto
-P-mode
-portrait
-night portrait
-landscape
-sport
-night landscape
-backlight
-museum
-snow
-sunset
-fireworks
-party
-beach
-copy
-video

you have selected video
so whe you press the pic button it starts to record right?
well go under scene && click on auto

any other question ?

-alikins :)
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Shooting modes

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