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How to Control Flash Output Manually with a Nikon D3100

Sometimes, no amount of fiddling with aperture, shutter speed, and ISO on your Nikon D3100 will produce a bright enough exposure — in which case, you simply have to add more light. The built-in flash on [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…]

Continuous (Burst Mode) Shooting with Your Nikon D5200

Setting the Release mode dial on your Nikon D5200 to Continuous Low or Continuous High enables shooting in burst mode. That is, the camera records a continuous series of images for as long as you hold [more…]

Self-Timer Shooting with Your Nikon D5200

You’re no doubt familiar with the Self-Timer Release mode, which delays the shutter release for a few seconds after you press the shutter button, giving you time to dash into the picture. [more…]

Wireless Remote-Control Modes on Your Nikon D5200

By default, the Nikon D5200 camera captures a single image each time you press the shutter button. You can vary this behavior by changing the Release mode setting. Here is how to use the Release mode settings [more…]

Interval Timer Shooting: Time-Lapse Photography with the Nikon D5200

With Interval Timer Shooting on the Nikon D5200, you can set the camera to automatically release the shutter at intervals ranging from seconds to hours apart. This feature enables you to capture a subject [more…]

How to Use Auto and Auto Flash Off on Your Nikon D5200

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Shooting Still Pictures in Live View Mode on Your Nikon D7100

Most of the steps involved in taking a still picture in Live View mode on your Nikon D7100 are essentially the same as for viewfinder photography.

By pressing the [more…]

How to Record Movies with the Nikon D7100's Default Settings

Video enthusiasts will appreciate the fact that the Nikon D7100 enables you to tweak a variety of movie-recording settings, such as frame size, frame rate, microphone volume, and the like. But if you're [more…]

How to Adjust Basic Recording Settings on Your Nikon D7100

When you're interested in taking more control over how your videos are recorded than the Nikon D7100's default settings offer, start by exploring the following basic settings: [more…]

Special-Purpose Flash Options on Your Nikon D3200

Your Nikon D3200 offers four special sync modes within the Fill Flash and Red-Eye Reduction Flash modes on your camera, where the flash and shutter are synchronized so that the flash fires at the exact [more…]

Choosing a Color Space on a Nikon D3200

By default, your Nikon D3200 camera captures images using the sRGB color mode, which simply refers to an industry-standard spectrum of colors. (The s is for [more…]

Manual Focusing with Rangefinder on Your Nikon D3200

On the Nikon D3200 you can swap out the viewfinder's exposure meter with a rangefinder, which uses a similar, meter-like display, as shown in the following figure, to indicate whether focus is set on the [more…]

How to Use D-Lighting for Shadow Recovery on Your Nikon D3200

Applying the D-Lighting option on your Nikon D3200 allows your camera to capture the image in a way that brightens the darkest parts of the image, bringing shadow detail into the light but leaving highlight [more…]

How to Take a Picture with Live View in Auto Mode on Your Nikon D5300

Your Nikon D5300 can make life easier with the Live View Auto exposure mode. Most aspects of shooting in Live View are the same as for viewfinder photography. Autofocusing, however, works quite differently [more…]

How to Take a Picture with the Viewfinder in Auto Mode on Your Nikon D5300

Your Nikon D5300 makes photo shoots easier by offering point-and-shoot simplicity through its Auto exposure mode. When you use the viewfinder to frame photos, follow these steps to take a picture: [more…]

How to Use Continuous (Burst Mode) Shooting on Your Nikon D5300

Continuous Low and Continuous High enable burst modeshooting. That is, your Nikon d5300 records a continuous series of images for as long as you hold down the shutter button, making it easier to capture [more…]

How to Use Self-Timer Shooting on Your Nikon D5300

You're probably familiar with Self-Timer mode, which delays the shutter release, allowing you to dash into the picture. Here's how it works on the D5300: After you press the shutter button, the AF-assist [more…]

How to Use Interval Time Shooting on Your Nikon D5300

With Interval Timer Shooting, you can set your Nikon D5300 to automatically release the shutter at intervals ranging from seconds to hours apart. This feature enables you to capture a subject as it changes [more…]

How to Focus Manually on Your Nikon D5300

Some subjects confuse even the most sophisticated autofocusing systems, causing the Nikon’s autofocus motor to spend a long time hunting for its focus point. Animals behind fences, reflective objects, [more…]

How to Choose a Focus Mode for Live View Shooting on Your Nikon D5300

By using the Focus mode setting for Live View shooting on your Nikon D5300, you specify whether you want the autofocus system to lock focus at the time you press the shutter button halfway or continue [more…]

How to Autofocus for Live View Shooting on Your Nikon D5300

Once you are familiar with all the whys and wherefores of the Live View autofocusing options on your Nikon D5300, the following summary of steps outlines choosing the autofocus settings and then actually [more…]

How to Manually Focus for Live View and Movie Shooting on Your Nikon D5300

For manual focusing with the 18–140mm kit lens or a similarly featured Nikon lens, just set the A/M switch to M. The camera automatically changes the Focus mode setting to MF. For other lenses, refer to [more…]

How to Shoot Still Portraits with Your Nikon D5300

Taking a still portrait with your Nikon D5300 means that your subject isn't moving. Assuming that you do have a subject willing to pose, the classic portraiture approach is to keep the subject sharply [more…]

Tips for Shooting Still Portraits with Your Nikon D5300

Sometimes, you won’t have ideal conditions for shooting still portraits with your Nikon D5300. Here are some tips to help improve your shot. When flash is unavoidable, try these tricks to produce better [more…]

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