Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using in-camera effects, part of Up and Running with the Nikon D5200 and D5300.
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- There are nine different special effects that can be used when recording images. To access these, set the mode dial to "Effects" and then rotate the command dial. Remember, if you're using Live View shooting, these will show up on the D5300, but you won't be able to see them on the D5200. Use the "Night vision" effect under conditions of intense darkness. This will record a monochromatic image with very high ISO sensitivities. Keep in mind though, that the pictures may be affected by noise with randomly spaced bright pixels.
Or fog or lines could show up. Autofocus is available in Live View only, but you can try manual focus if you want to dial it in. The features for built-in flash and autofocus assistant will be turned off. The "Color sketch" effect will simulate drawing lines. Essentially, it tries to make it look like a live drawing. The effect can be adjusted in Live View. Movies shot this way will play back as a slideshow made up of a bunch of stills. Sort of a stop-motion look.
The "Toy camera effect" is useful to create photos or movies that appear to have been shot with a toy camera. This can lead to a bit of blooming and blurring. The "Miniature effect" creates a look that essentially looks like a diorama. This is often called tilt-shift and you can use this particularly when shooting from a higher vantage point. If you apply this to a movie, it looks like a high-speed timelapse. So, you'll want to roll for awhile. The effect can be adjusted while in Live View mode, but sound is not recorded with the movie.
The built-in flash as well as the autofocus assist will be turned off. With "Selective color," all of the colors, other than the one you choose, will be recorded as black and white. "Silhouette" is useful when shooting a subject against a bright background. This will turn them to a dark silhouette. Use the "High key" setting when dealing with a really bright scene. And this will create a bright image that seems filled with light. Essentially, the bright background will wrap around your subject. On the other hand, you can use "Low key" when dealing with a very dark background.
This is useful when there's prominent highlights. The flash will also be turned off. With the "HDR painting" effect, the camera will shoot two frames with each exposure, and then combine those together to create a highly stylized painterly effect. Remember, many of these effects cannot be previewed while in Live View on the D5200. However, if you're using the new 5300, these effects can be seen on the Live View screen, which might make it easier to make some adjustments, particularly when you're shooting movies.
- 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