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Shooting with the Nikon D7000

with Ben Long

Video: Welcome

Photographer and author Ben Long details the features, controls, and options in Nikon's popular D7000.
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  1. 7m 15s
    1. Welcome
      1m 28s
    2. What is an SLR?
      4m 1s
    3. Using this course
      1m 46s
  2. 25m 26s
    1. Understanding basic camera anatomy
      4m 30s
    2. Attaching a lens to your camera
      2m 25s
    3. Using batteries and media cards
      2m 24s
    4. Powering up
      1m 53s
    5. Navigating the menus and understanding factory defaults
      3m 17s
    6. Setting the date and time
      2m 29s
    7. Setting the language
      1m 31s
    8. Formatting the media card
      2m 12s
    9. Using two cards
      2m 9s
    10. Holding the camera
      2m 36s
  3. 16m 0s
    1. Setting Auto mode
      1m 14s
    2. Using the viewfinder display
      5m 8s
    3. Using the LCD screen protector
    4. Understanding autofocus basics
      2m 28s
    5. Understanding lens controls
    6. Using the flash in Auto mode
      1m 28s
    7. Reviewing images
      1m 50s
    8. Playing back images
      2m 23s
  4. 18m 48s
    1. Program mode
    2. Exposure compensation
      2m 39s
    3. Revisiting metering
      1m 51s
    4. Changing ISO
      2m 40s
    5. Flexible Program mode
      2m 50s
    6. Image format and size
      6m 24s
    7. The Info button
      1m 41s
  5. 12m 17s
    1. Focus modes
      2m 14s
    2. Manually selecting a focus point
      6m 56s
    3. Manually focusing
      3m 7s
  6. 11m 28s
    1. Adjusting white balance automatically
      3m 33s
    2. Using white balance presets
      2m 11s
    3. Adjusting white balance manually
      5m 44s
  7. 11m 13s
    1. Continuous mode
      4m 10s
    2. Quiet mode
    3. The self-timer
      1m 7s
    4. Remote control and Bulb mode
      5m 17s
  8. 30m 55s
    1. Metering modes
      2m 30s
    2. Exposure lock
    3. Aperture Priority mode
      2m 10s
    4. Depth-of-field preview
      2m 28s
    5. Shutter Priority mode
      2m 17s
    6. Manual mode
      3m 6s
    7. Exposure bracketing
      3m 54s
    8. The Active D-Lighting controls
      1m 55s
    9. The Auto Distortion control
    10. Long-exposure noise reduction
      1m 21s
    11. High-ISO noise reduction
      2m 0s
    12. Multiple exposures
      1m 53s
    13. The interval timer
      5m 36s
  9. 11m 19s
    1. The metadata display
      3m 47s
    2. Adjusting LCD brightness
    3. Protecting and deleting images
      3m 31s
    4. Creating folders
      1m 42s
    5. Copyright information
      1m 27s
  10. 3m 6s
    1. What is a scene mode?
      1m 8s
    2. Scene modes and image format
      1m 58s
  11. 6m 19s
    1. Fill flash
    2. The Exposure Compensation setting
      1m 36s
    3. Reducing red-eye
      1m 21s
    4. The Slow Sync flash setting
      2m 24s
  12. 5m 27s
    1. Defining picture controls
      1m 56s
    2. Selecting a picture control
      1m 29s
    3. Modifying a picture control
      1m 6s
    4. Using monochrome picture controls
  13. 8m 2s
    1. Activating Live View
      3m 22s
    2. Focusing in Live View
      2m 35s
    3. Live View's drawbacks
      2m 5s
  14. 10m 21s
    1. Configuring and activating video
      5m 1s
    2. Focusing and exposure
      3m 49s
    3. Playing back movies
      1m 31s
  15. 5m 45s
    1. User modes
      3m 4s
    2. My Menu
      2m 41s
  16. 21m 2s
    1. What are custom settings?
      1m 32s
    2. Focus Priority
      1m 2s
    3. Number of focus points
    4. The built-in AF-assist illuminator
    5. Easy exposure compensation
      1m 47s
    6. The AE-L button
    7. The self-timer
      1m 37s
    8. ISO display and adjustment
      1m 11s
    9. CL mode shooting speed
      1m 15s
    10. File number sequence
      1m 36s
    11. Exposure Delay mode
    12. The Assign Fn button
      1m 0s
    13. The Assign Preview button
      1m 3s
    14. The Assign AE-L/AF-L button
      1m 29s
    15. Release button to use dial
    16. Reverse indicators
    17. The customized command dial
      3m 2s
  17. 3m 38s
    1. What image retouching does
    2. Applying image retouching
      1m 31s
    3. NEF (raw) processing
      1m 19s
  18. 5m 1s
    1. Camera and sensor cleaning
      1m 28s
    2. Operating conditions and temperatures
      1m 51s
    3. Firmware updates
      1m 42s
  19. 24s
    1. Goodbye

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Shooting with the Nikon D7000
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This course details the features, controls, and options in the Nikon D7000 camera. Author Ben Long provides an overview of a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera and reviews the Nikon D7000 camera's components and basics of operation, including changing lenses, navigating the menus, shooting in Auto mode, and reviewing and managing photos on the camera's LCD screen. The course also covers white balance options, advanced metering and autofocus controls, flash, and shooting HD video, and includes a chapter on sensor and camera maintenance.

Topics include:
  • What is an SLR?
  • Attaching a lens to a camera
  • Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
  • Setting Auto mode
  • Changing ISO
  • Changing image format and size
  • Manually selecting a focus point
  • Correcting exposure while shooting
  • Controlling white balance
  • Using a driver and self-timer
  • Auto exposure bracketing
  • Selecting a picture style
  • Using Live View
  • Shooting video
  • Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
  • Cleaning the camera and sensor


Hi my name is Ben Long. Understanding your gear is essential to consistently taking good photos. Yes, you can throw your camera into auto mode and get good shots most of the time, but you will run into situations that will flummox your camera's auto features and in those instances, you need to know how to adjust your camera to get good results. In this course, you are going to explore all of the critical features of your Nikon D7000. The features that any beginning to intermediate shooter will need to know. In this course among many other things, you'll see what the D7000's different modes do.

How you can alter and tweak those modes. How to shoot video using the camera's amazing HD video features. How to customize the camera to make it easier to use for your particular shooting tasks and how to use the camera's various exposure controls to correct exposure while you shoot. Now this is not a photography course. We won't be going into detail into exposure theory and the other fundamentals of photography. But we will get your reminders about specific terms and processes and will tell you when it's a good idea to watch an additional lynda course that might help out with the fundamentals.

This course combined with a couple of other courses will provide you with a full photo curriculum, but one built around the D7000. This means you can learn photography in terms of the specific buttons and controls on your exact camera. So get your camera close to hand as we delve into the particulars of the Nikon D7000.

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