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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.
In Program mode, the only decisions that the camera makes are shutter speed and aperture. Everything else--Autofocus mode, Drive mode, Flash, White Balance, ISO, and more--can be changed by you. What's more, through flexible program and exposure compensation, you can alter the camera's initial shutter speed and aperture choices, which means that you have a good amount of manual override without ever leaving Program mode. Program mode is probably where you'll spend the bulk of your time shooting. If your D800 is in Program mode, then you'll see a P right here; if it's not, then you need to get it into Program mode.
If you did the reset earlier, it should have switched to Program mode, so you might try doing the reset again to be sure that that took. You could also simply press the Mode button and rotate your main command dial until you get the P for Program mode.
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