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In this course, photographer and author Ben Long details the features, controls, and options in the Nikon D800 digital SLR. The course begins with an overview of what a digital SLR is and a tour of the camera's basic components. Ben then discusses the camera's basic operation: changing lenses, navigating the menus, shooting in automatic mode, reviewing and managing photos on the camera's LCD screen, and transferring photos to a computer.
Next, the course introduces more advanced exposure options: program mode, exposure compensation, ISO adjustments, and more. After Ben briefly defines each option, he shows how to adjust it using the camera's controls.
Ben also discusses white balance options, advanced metering and autofocus controls, flash, live view, and video shooting. The course ends with a chapter on maintenance, including sensor- and camera-cleaning and care tips.
Just as you create multiple folders hold different documents on the hard drive on your computer, you can create multiple folders on the media card in your camera. If I go here to the menu, in the Shooting menu right here on the first page, Storage folder 101 is the number of the current folder that I'm shooting to. I am going to go in here and say Select folder by number. So folders on the media card are going to go inside a folder called DCIM, and each one of those folders is going to be a three digit number followed by ND800.
So the first folder it starts with on a card is 101, and what this screen is showing me right now is I already have a folder called 101 and it's got some images in it. You can see this folder is partly full. A folder is full when it has either 999 or 9999 images in it, depending on your folder numbering scheme. If I want, I can select a different folder by number or create an entirely new folder. For example, if I dialed this up to 102, I find that there is actually already folder called 102, and it's empty.
So I can now hit OK and any images that I shoot from here on out would go into this folder. Or I am going to dial up to 103 and I see that there is no folder called 103, so it will just create one if I hit the OK button. I am going to do that now. I can also choose the folder that I want to shoot into by selecting from a list. So here I can find out on this card that I've got folders numbered 101, 102, 103. The idea behind this is it's a way of getting organized while you're in the field. If you've got shoot that requires some very meticulous organization, you may want to create separate folders for different things and actually go in here to the Storage Folder command and pick which folder you want to shoot into so that you know that when you get home folder number 102 is all pictures of dogs, while the folder 101 is all pictures of cats, or whatever.
It's a way of starting to get your images organized even before you get back to your computer.
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