|Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 2500, ƒ/5.6, 1/500|
Getting this photo was much easier than before I owned my Nikon D750. You see to actually see what you are shooting while your camera in on the ground is almost impossible. You can use the Nikon DR-6 Rectangular Right Angle Viewfinder which costs $265 and put this on your Nikon D750.
It attaches to the viewfinder and you can then bend over really low, lay on the ground close, for these type of photos I took this morning here of mushrooms growing in our yard.
|Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 3600, ƒ/8, 1/500|
My technique didn’t require any other purchases. I just flipped out the LCD screen and put the camera in LIVE MODE and was able to squat rather than lay on the ground. By the way the sprinklers had run this morning so I wasn’t interested in laying on the wet ground.
|Fujifilm X-E2, FUJINON XF 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/10, 1/150|
Here you can see that the camera is on the ground and I am able to see all the settings and see well enough to compose my shot.
|Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 4000, ƒ/8, 1/500|
To get these photos I was in Aperture Mode. I am also using Auto ISO with the range being ISO 200 – 12800. The shutter speed in Auto ISO is set to 1/500. I started shooting at ƒ/5.6, but because I was so close the Depth-of-field was a little too shallow, so I closed it down one ƒ-stop to ƒ/8.
This was one of those unexpected moments you wake up to and enjoy.
By getting so low to the ground for what we call the worm’s eye view we were able to look up to the mushrooms.
|Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 6400, ƒ/8, 1/500|