Hi, my name is Will and I live in the Isles of Scilly, UK. I am about to embark on a Dye sublimation business and decided to purchase a good digital SLR camera. I decided on the Nikon D3300 after reading the reviews, plus I want a camera with Panoramic, which is why I didn't purchase a more expensive model. I spent most of the summer photographing the islands, weather permitting. Sunny days with lovely blue skies and clear blue waters was what I was looking for. I had an old Minolta SLR many many years ago and this is my first digital SLR. So far I have ben disappointed with the camera, I guess the problem is me. Because I haven't done any photography for years and not understanding the array of controls on the camera I decided to keep things simple and allow the camera to make the decisions. For Landscapes I used the landscape setting, sometimes I used Auto. I also invested in a polarising filter, which did improve on some of my earlier pics by removing glare from the sea. But my biggest beef with the camera are that pictures have too much contrast, the shadow areas almost black, my greens not vibrant at all. The sharpness is excellent I have to say.
I have been unable to install the NX2 viewing software on to my new Mac as it is running El Capitan, so I have been using Apple's own Photo software to load them onto the computer ( Version 1.5 (370.42.0)
Digital Camera RAW 6.21 (879) Digital Camera RAW Support 6210 (256) ). I have then been taking them straight into PhotoShop CS6 to edit for use. But even then I have struggled to get the bright vibrant results I was hoping for. As it might be of importance the memory disk I use in the camera is a SCANDISK Ultra SDXC UHS-I Card ( 128 GB ). I have also set the camera to maximum fine quality.
I can post some photos if they help.
Any advice would be gratefully received.
Will Evans - Isles of Scilly - UK