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How to Shoot Action Shots with Your Nikon D5300

Using a fast shutter speed is the key to capturing a blur-free shot of any moving subject with your Nikon D5300, whether it's a flower in the breeze, a spinning Ferris wheel, or, a racing cyclist. [more…]

How to Shoot Landscapes with Your Nikon D5300

Providing specific capture settings for landscape photography using your Nikon D5300 is tricky because there's no single best approach to capturing a beautiful stretch of countryside, a city skyline, or [more…]

Tips for Shooting Dynamic Close-Ups with Your Nikon D5300

The Nikon D5300 is an extremely versatile camera and it provides you with all the tools you need for shooting dynamic close-ups. For great close-up shots, try the following techniques: [more…]

Tips for Coping with Special Situations When Shooting with Your Nikon D5300

A few subjects and shooting situations pose some additional challenges you may not be readily prepared for when shooting with your Nikon D5300. Here's a quick list of ideas for tackling a variety of common [more…]

How to Shoot Movies Using the Default Settings on Your Nikon D5300

Video enthusiasts will appreciate the fact that the D5300 enables you to tweak a variety of movie-recording settings. But if you're not up to sorting through those options, just use the default settings [more…]

Working with Resolution on Your Nikon D60

Before you print your Nikon D60 photos, whether you want to do it on your own printer or send them to a lab, you'll want to make sure the resolution matches your print size. [more…]

Front-Left Features on the Nikon D3300

The Nikon D3300 has features and controls around the exterior of the body. The front-left side of the Nikon D3300, shown in the figure, sports these features: [more…]

Nikon D3300: Active D-Lighting

In the past, you had to choose between favoring the highlights or the shadows. But with the Nikon D3300, you can expand the possible tonal range — that’s photo-speak for the range of brightness values [more…]

The Nikon D3300’s Autofocusing System

The Nikon D3300 uses different focusing technologies depending on whether you’re using the viewfinder or taking advantage of Live View. The information here deals with viewfinder photography. [more…]

Nikon D3300 AF-Area Modes

The Nikon D3300 has 11 available autofocus points, which are indicated in the viewfinder by the markings labeled in this figure. Should you use one focus point or many? Here are some tips to help you out [more…]

Nikon D3300: Autofocusing with Still Subjects

For shooting stationary subjects with your Nikon D3300, the fastest, most precise autofocus option is to pair the AF-S (single-servo) Focus mode with the Single Point AF-area mode. The symbols you see [more…]

Nikon D3300: Focusing on Moving Subjects

To autofocus on a moving subject with your Nikon D3300, select AF-C for the Focus mode and Dynamic Area for the AF-area mode. This figure shows the symbols that represent these settings in the Information [more…]

Nikon D3300: Focus Modes for Live View

Whether you’re shooting stills or movies with your Nikon D3300, you control the camera’s Live View focusing performance through the same two settings as for viewfinder photography: Focus mode and AF-area [more…]

Nikon D3300: Manual Focusing during Live View

For manual focusing with the Nikon D3300’s 18-55mm kit lens or a similarly featured Nikon lens, set the A/M switch on the lens to M. The camera automatically changes the Focus mode setting to MF [more…]

Nikon D3300: How to Set the Lens Focus Mode

Here’s a review of your focusing options available for viewfinder photography with your Nikon D3300; following that, you can get help with focusing during Live View photography and movie recording. [more…]

Handholding the Nikon D3300: How Low Can You Go?

People often ask how slow they can set the shutter speed on their Nikon D3300 and still handhold the camera rather than use a tripod. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. [more…]

ISO and Image Noise with the Nikon D3300

Ideally, you should always use the lowest ISO setting on your Nikon D3300 to ensure top image quality. As ISO increases, making the image sensor more reactive to light, you increase the risk of producing [more…]

Advanced Exposure Modes (P, S, A, and M) on the Nikon D3300

In the fully automatic exposure modes on the Nikon D3300, you have little control over exposure. You may be able to choose from one or two Flash modes, and you can adjust ISO in the Scene modes and in [more…]

Fine-Tuning White Balance Settings

You can fine-tune any White Balance setting on the Nikon D3300 except a custom preset that you create by using the PRE option. Make the adjustment as follows. [more…]

How to Create White Balance Presets on the Nikon D3300

If none of the standard White Balance on the Nikon D3300 settings does the trick and you don’t want to fool with fine-tuning them, take advantage of the PRE [more…]

Match White Balance on the Nikon D3300

The Nikon D3300 allows you create a preset white balance based on an existing photo. Two words of caution are appropriate. First, basing white balance on an existing photo works only in strictly controlled [more…]

A Quick Look at Nikon D3300’s Picture Controls

When you capture photos on your Nikon D3300 using the JPEG Image Quality settings (Fine, Normal, or Basic), colors are also affected by the Picture Control setting. This option affects other picture characteristics [more…]

How to Customize the Nikon D3300’s Picture Controls

When you use the Nikon D3300’s built-in Raw processor, you can experiment with different Picture Control settings to see how each one affects the image. You have the same option when you use the free Nikon [more…]

Choose a Color Space for the Nikon D3300

By default, your Nikon D3300 captures images using the sRGB color space, which refers to an industry-standard spectrum of colors. (The s is for standard, [more…]

How to Shoot Still Portraits with the Nikon D3300

Still portrait means that your subject isn’t moving. When shooting a still portrait with your Nikon D3300, the classic portraiture approach is to keep the subject sharply focused while throwing the background [more…]

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