In this course, photographer and educator Steve Simon demonstrates a set of customization strategies aimed at making a Nikon D5500 camera far more responsive and effective. That way, you can focus on composition and artistic expression, and let your Nikon handle the rest.
- Configuring the autofocus options
- Reviewing dynamic mode
- Understanding exposure modes
- Maximizing live view
- Zeroing out the camera to start fresh
Skill Level Advanced
- Hey everybody, welcome to the Performance Tuning Your Nikon D5500 course. My name is Steve Simon, I'm a long time professional Nikon Shooter, and I'm excited to give you the benefit of my experience to fast track you to images you may not have thought you would ever get, all with a few tweaks of the Nikon D5500's camera settings. You know this amazing camera's packed with professional features, and some new innovations that even the top of the line cameras don't have. In this course, I'm gonna give you a lot of little tips, and six transformational tweaks that will have a profound positive impact on your shooting.
Of course you're going to have to practice a little bit too. You know, we're gonna go and set up your D5500 for back button auto-focus and it's gonna change everything. I'm gonna recommend you use just one expose mode: Aperture Priority. This will simplify your process for the vast majority of shooting you're going to do. You know, Auto ISO is one of my favorite features, it works in the background and it'll keep your images sharp in all lighting conditions. I will explain why the D5500 live view screen works so well when using a tripod, or when finding new and unusual angles, and when keeping a low profile when hand holding your D5500.
And lastly, setting your camera to continuous high release mode, and turning off image review will help simplify and speed up your process. So grab your Nikon D5500, keep an open mind, and follow along as we set up your camera to have a transformative effect on your photography. Let's get started.