6 Tips For Nikon D5000 Owners To Up Their Game!

This post is going to be based on covering a number of tips for Nikon d5000 cameras that are intended to help improve your photograph capabilities with your d5000 within the shortest amount of time possible. Although the d5000 is a relatively easy to use camera, you will always be able to improve and build on your knowledge and experience. Although they don’t take much time, choosing to impliment these tips and tricks can help up the image quality of your photographs massivly.

Invest In A Decent Lens For Your D5000

Although this may seem like an obvious tip we have lost count of the number of people we see reaching out for help but upon investigation are actually using the totally wrong type of lens for the type of photography they are trying to do. As the Nikon d5000 is an entry-level camera, we actually see this a lot but as usual, we can help. You can click any of the links below to be taken to an extensive list of lenses that will fit your d5000 for the main photography niches:-

Or you can click here to see an extensive list of all lenses that will fit your Nikon d5000’s lens mount. On top of this, you can also read our article on what we feel are the best portrait lenses for the Nikon d5000 or our article on what we feel are the best budget friendly lenses for the Nikon d5000.

Without a doubt, the best tip for Nikon d5000 owners that are just starting out on their photography journey if they don’t actually know what photography niche they actually want to get into is to pick up a cheap all in one lens (Click here to check for product prices and availability) that will cover your needs for a large number of popular photography niches for the single price of just one lens.

Invest In A Tripod As Early As Possible

Next up on our list is to pick up a decent tripod for your camera that will stand the test of time while keeping your camera safe and stable. If you want a decent tripod then we would recommend the Zomei Z818 Tripod (Click here to check for product prices and availability) and if you want a more budget-friendly tripod then you can look at picking up the AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod (Click here to check for product prices and availability).

We also have an article on what we feel are the best tripods for Nikon d5000 cameras that may also be helpful to you too. As far as tips for Nikon d5000 owners go, a decent tripod not only offers you camera some much-needed stability but it also enables you to toy around with various time-lapse and long exposure photographs to helping to improve your skill set.

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Improve Your Reading Material

Although for an entry-level camera, the owners manual that comes with the d5000 does a decent job of explaining the vast majority of the available functionality. That said, picking up a dedicated publication that can take you from total noobie to seasoned pro like Nikon D5000 For Dummies (Click here to check for product prices and availability) can make an excellent investment.

Not only will it help improve your overall photography skill set but it also explains your camera and how to use it in plain, simple, easy to understand terms to help you learn the quickest and easiest ways to navigate its settings and get what you want out of it.

The book has proven very popular with the d5000 owning community and has an excellent reputation within the community too. There are a number of reviews online (click here to read them) that have been posted by independent, third-party d5000 owners sharing their thoughts on the book. If you have time, we would highly recommend you read some of them to see what it has been able to do for other photographers.

Pick Up Some Extra Batteries

Without a doubt, the most overlooked thing when trying to get better with your camera is to have at least one set of compatible spare batteries (Click here to check for product prices and availability) at hand. Imagine that you set some time aside in your day to get out and play with your d5000 to get better with it only to find out that the battery in the camera is almost empty.

Thankfully, compatible spare batteries are cheap and easy to pick up leaving no excuse to be cought out. Spare batteries are also an accessory that will help you throughout the whole duration of you owning the camera too as photographers always need spare batteries when out on their photography sessions.

Get Comfortable With Your Cameras Settings

Although we touched on getting comfortable with your cameras settings and how to easily navigate them, the video above is a great way to learn the navigation of the d5000. If you have the time available then we would highly recommend that you sit down with your camera in hand and follow along with a few times.

This will help to reduce the chance of you going out with your camera, seeing the perfect opportunity to capture the perfect photography only to miss it as you were unable to tweak a setting on the camera quick enough.

Get Out And About With Your Camera!

If you are one of our regular readers then chances are you will have expected this tip. We are big believers of just getting out there with your camera and getting as much experience in with it as possible. We would recommend picking your Nikon d5000 up as often as possible and getting out and about playing with it trying to get it to do different things to improve your over all photography skillset while also learning how to best use your camera.

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