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Creating Presets for White Balance on a Nikon D7000

If the white objects in your photos aren’t showing up as you’d like, none of the standard White Balance settings on your Nikon D7000 do the trick, and you don’t want to fool with fine-tuning them, take [more…]

How to Create Custom Image Folders with a Nikon D3100

By default, your Nikon D3100 initially stores all your images in one folder, which it names 100D3100. Folders have a storage limit of 999 images; when you exceed that number, the camera creates a new folder [more…]

Creating White Balance Presets on a Nikon D3100

If you’re having trouble with white balance and none of the standard White Balance settings do the trick (and you don’t want to fool with fine-tuning them), take advantage of the PRE [more…]

Shooting with Scene Modes on a Nikon D3100

Your Nikon D3100 offers six Scene modes, which select settings designed to capture specific scenes in ways that are traditionally considered best from a creative standpoint. For example, most people prefer [more…]

Spotting Photo Quality Problems with a Nikon DSLR

Picture quality is not the composition, exposure, or other traditional characteristics of the photographs you take with your Nikon D3100, D5100 or D7000. It’s how finely the image is rendered in the digital [more…]

The Nikon V1 Digital Camera Layout

Here’s a guide to the buttons, dials, and other external controls on your Nikon V1 camera. The lens shown in the camera below is the Nikon 1 10–30mm model; other lenses may vary. [more…]

Exposure Mode Quick Guide for Your Nikon 1 J1/V1 Camera

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The Nikon J1 Digital Camera Layout

Here’s a guide to the buttons, dials, and other external controls on your Nikon J1 camera. The lens shown in the camera below is the Nikon 1 10–30mm model; other lenses may vary. [more…]

Nikon 1 J1/V1 For Dummies

Your Nikon 1 camera is packed with so many features that it can be difficult to remember what each control does, especially if you're new to digital photography. To help you sort everything out, this Cheat [more…]

A Quick Guide to Automatic Exposure Modes on Your Nikon D3200

For people new to digital SLR cameras, the Nikon D3200 offers the following automatic settings that enable point-and-shoot photography. In Guide mode, on-screen explanations walk you through the process [more…]

Advanced Exposure Modes for Your Nikon D3200 Digital Camera

To really take creative control with your Nikon D3200, step up to one of these four exposure modes, which enable you to adjust aperture (f-stop) to manipulate depth of field [more…]

Get to Know the Controls on Your Nikon D3200 Digital Camera

Here’s a quick reference guide to the buttons, dials, and other external controls on your D3200. Note that the lens shown is the Nikkor 18–55mm AF-S VR [more…]

Nikon D3200 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

With the D3200, Nikon proves once again that you don't have to give an arm and a leg — or strain your back and neck — to enjoy dSLR photography. This addition to the Nikon family of dSLRs doesn't skimp [more…]

Advanced Exposure Modes for Your Nikon D600 Digital Camera

To really take creative control with your Nikon D600, step up to one of these exposure modes, which enable you to adjust aperture (f-stop) to manipulate depth of field [more…]

Controls on Your Nikon D600 Digital Camera

If you're not familiar with the Nikon D600 digital camera, here's a quick guide to its buttons, dials, and other external controls. The lens featured here is the AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm VR [more…]

Automatic Exposure Modes on Your Nikon D600 Camera

For people new to digital SLR cameras, the Nikon D600 offers automatic settings that enable point-and-shoot photography. To access modes other than Auto and Auto Flash Off, set the Mode dial to Scene. [more…]

Nikon D600 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

With the D600 digital camera, Nikon proves once again that you don't have to give an arm and a leg — or strain your back and neck — to enjoy dSLR photography. The D600 addition to the Nikon family of dSLR [more…]

Automatic Exposure Modes on Your Nikon D5200

For photography novices, the D5200 offers automatic settings that enable point-and-shoot simplicity. The settings listed here help you capture the most common types of subjects; just set the Mode dial [more…]

Advanced Exposure Modes for Your Nikon D5200

To really take creative control over photographs on your Nikon D5200, step up to one of these exposure modes, which enable you to adjust aperture (f-stop) to manipulate [more…]

Controls on Your Nikon D5200 Camera

If you're not familiar with the Nikon D5200, here's a quick guide to its buttons, dials, and other external controls. The D5200 is available as a kit with the lens shown, the Nikkor 18–55mm AF-S DX [more…]

Nikon D5200 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

With the D5200 camera, Nikon proves once again that you don’t have to give an arm and a leg — or strain your back and neck — to enjoy dSLR photography. The D5200 addition to the Nikon family of dSLRs doesn’t [more…]

How to Compose a Stronger Image

How you position elements of a scene can make the difference between a well-composed image and one that falls flat. These five easy compositional tips can help you create images that rise above the ho-hum [more…]

Ten Cool Digital Photography Sites

When you're looking for digital photography information, inspiration, or just the latest industry gossip, check out these great websites. Some even let you upload your photos and get feedback from other [more…]

How to Safeguard Your Digital Photo Files

Your Nikon D5200 can take some great pictures, but you won't need all of them at once, right? To make sure that your digital photos enjoy a long, healthy life, follow these storage guidelines: [more…]

Keep the Nikon D5200 Image Sensor Clean

The image sensor is the part that does the actual image capture in a digital camera. If the sensor is dirty on your Nikon D5200, you may notice small spots or other defects appearing in the same area of [more…]

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