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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.
By default every image you take is named with a file name that begins with the three letters DSC, so DSC and some long gnarly number. If you'd like, you can change that. I'm in the Shooting menu. Scroll down to where you see File naming, come in here. And I have two different options. Files shot or images shot with an sRGB color space get named DSC_ and then a number. Files shot in the Adobe RGB space get named _DSC and then a four-digit number, so actually, just by looking at the file names after you've moved your images to your computer, you can tell what color space they were in.
If I would like to change that three-letter prefix I can simply go here into the File naming section and enter a new one. So, for example, I might just put my name in there. You could use this if you have, if you are shooting different projects for example and you've got some kind of project code that you want to key in there so that you can keep your images organized, simply by looking at their file names. This can be handy. Notice that once I've typed it in I need to actually hit the OK button over here to accept, and now I've changed it so my file names will not have that in place of DSC. So you can see what they'll look like here for the two different color spaces.
So again, a handy way to stay organized with your file names once you've got them on your computer.
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