Join Steve Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding exposure modes, part of Performance Tuning the Nikon D5500.
- In this performance tuning course…we're steering clear of letting the camera…make important decisions on…how our pictures are going to look.…We're taking control.…And when it comes to exposure modes,…we're going to avoid the 16 scene modes…designed to make exposure decisions for you.…Ultimately you can not control your…photographic destiny with these options so…I say we're not going to use them.…Because in photography…as sophisticated as your D5500 is…how your photos are going to end up looking…comes down to three basic elements.…
Your aperture, which controls depth of field,…the amount of your picture that's going to be in focus.…The shutter speed, which will determine…if your subject is going to be frozen in time…or blurred with a slow shutter speed.…It will also, with a fast enough shutter speed,…neutralize any kind of camera movement for sharp pictures.…And then there's the ISO, the sensitivity of the sensor,…which you can actually turn up very high on the D5500…in low-light situations to get great images.…
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