Originally Posted by trippinonprozac
Yeah I thought someone would chime in about a tripod.
I dont have one at the moment
Might go purchase a little one!
Any particular ISO settings or other modes to be used?
Great Setup....On the camera question... Shoot in Manual for total control.For best non grainy pictures set your ISO to around 100-200. The higher the ISO the more grain in the picture, but the the plus is the higher the ISO the faster you can shoot. Thats why its best to use a tripod, or at least set the camera on something.
Four things you need to check while shooting with a DSLR
1 Shutter speed
2 White Balance ( Nothing wrong with using AUTO for this setting)
3 ISO ( A good rule of thumb would be the better the light the lower you can set the ISO. The darker it is the higher you will have to set the ISO inorder not to get blur in your pictures. This can be helped with a use of a tripod or just not hand holding the camera.
4 Aperture ( Unless you have some L glass you are most likely shooting with a lens that is around f/4 -f5.6 The lower the "F" number the more blur you will get in the background. Often used when taking pictures where you want an object in center focus but do not really care for whats in the back ground. The higher the "f" number the more of the back ground can bee seen.
Hope that helps a little