How to Adjust Nikon D90 Landscape Settings in 4 steps?

How to Adjust Nikon D90 Landscape Settings?

Because of Nikon D90’s 420-pixel matrix metering sensor, the SRS can now combine color metering with autofocus sensor data and lets the user control exposure and balance with a particular bias toward getting faces adequately exposed.

Also, D90 includes an 11-point phase-detect AF system installed in a diamond pattern and 3D focus tracking, which can be found on the D3 and D300.

Tips to get the best settings for landscape photography with Nikon D90 

STEP 1. Using a Polarizing filter is optimally beneficial

Nikon D90 Landscape - Polarizing Filter

Nikon D90 Landscape – Polarizing Filter

Nikon D90 Landscape with Polarizing Filter

Nikon D90 Landscape with Polarizing Filter

For photographers who love taking landscape photos should use a Polarizing filter as it is incredibly beneficial for them. It can block specific light waves and eliminate the excess lights that usually affect the camera sensor.

It is generally placed in front of the camera, which helps to enhance the color and lowers the glare along with atmospheric glaze, hence giving you more richness and depth in your landscape photographs.

STEP 2. Applying a High ISO during nighttime

Nikon D90 Landscape settings ISO

Nikon D90 Landscape settings ISO

Nikon D90 Landscape settings ISO Sensitivity

Nikon D90 Landscape settings ISO Sensitivity

Explanation of ISO: ISO measures the camera’s sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO number is, the more sensitive it is to the light; vise-versa, the lower the number ISO is, the lesser the sensitivity will be.

When you are taking a landscape photograph during the daytime, Low ISO is being used because of less noise and grain, delivering some great shots.

In the nighttime, a higher ISO is much preferable as it makes the image sensor sensitive to light and allows for a shorter shutter speed to get the same exposure.

However, it also means you will be getting a significant amount of noise and grain in the image you took. So, keeping it to a minimum is recommended.

STEP 3. Taking the help of additional lenses for outstanding performance

Nikon D90 Landscape Lens - Wide Angle

Nikon D90 Landscape Lens – Wide Angle

Landscape photography is a subject where you can use a variety of wide-angle lenses.

For example, in the case of Nikon D90, you can use a Tokina 11-16mm lens that has constant f/2.8 maximum apertures for advanced working in low-light conditions along with creating a shallow depth of field.

Also, when using extremely wide-angle lenses sometimes creates specific distortion.  It makes the sky look distorted, letting the clouds point to the middle.

However, you can use it to your advantage and take experimental shots like half sky/ half land, etc.

STEP 4. Including a variety of NDs filters

Nikon D90 Landscape Settings - ND Filter

Nikon D90 Landscape Settings – ND Filter

If you want to use a slow shutter speed without getting your photograph overexposed, ND (neutral density) filter will come in handy as it is designed to reduce the amount of light that can enter the camera lens, which helps the user to take creative photos like water waves, etc.

In the present time, high-density 10-stop filters let you stretch your exposure time like 1/60 of a second to around 15 to 20 seconds without changing your camera’s ISO or Aperture settings.

The Nikon 90D is an excellent camera for those who love taking landscape photographs as well as digital photography.

Nikon 90D, the successor of the Nikon 80D, was launched in the year 2008. It has a 12.3- megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor and shares sensitivity as the D300 also comes with a native ISO range of 200 to 3200, plus L1( 100) and H1 (6,400).

The Nikon 90D possesses a high-resolution 3-inch LCD screen that has a 920,000-pixel display and a 170-degree viewing angle.

It enables using of live view mode and makes checking focus much more amusing than before. The Nikon D90 can record movies as a motion JPEG in AVI format at 24 frames per second.

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