Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Manual mode, part of Up and Running with the Nikon D5200 and D5300.
If you need total control,…it might be time to shoot in manual mode.…For example, when I shoot video or time-lapse,…I'll generally use the manual mode…to dial in the correct settings.…This way the camera will shoot…in the method that I specify…and not make any changes over time.…The manual mode gives you complete control…over both shutter speed and aperture,…and what's going to be used here…is that these settings become locked.…Now, your camera's light meter will still work.…It's going to provide you feedback…on the exposure of the scene.…
But the camera won't make any changes…to the shutter speed or aperture.…Rather, those changes are up to you.…To shoot in manual mode,…just turn the mode dial to the letter M.…The last settings that you used will be shown.…Shutter speed is controlled…by rotating the command dial.…You'll see the exposure meter across the bottom here.…As I adjust the shutter speed,…that's changing how long the camera's open.…So if I really want this great depth of field here,…I have to get a really long shutter…
- Getting ready to shoot
- Shooting in scene modes
- Working with the built-in flash
- Changing ISO
- Focusing with modes or by hand
- Understanding shutter release mode
- Switching metering modes
- Shooting with an external flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look at the Camera
3. Shooting in Programmed Auto Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
Using the self-timer2m 20s
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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