Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting with the built-in flash, part of Learning the Nikon D600 and D610.
- If you're shooting in one of the two auto modes…or in some of the scene modes,…your camera can automatically determine…if the flash is needed.…When you press the shutter button halfway down,…the camera will auto focus and meter the available light.…If your camera decides that there's not enough light…in the scene to get a sharp hand-held shot,…then the camera will automatically pop up the flash…and charge it up.…This is useful when shooting with slower shutter speeds.…However, while the flash is useful,…it can be annoying to others.…Maybe you're shooting at a child's recital or a concert…or inside a museum.…
In this case, the flash can become ineffective…or maybe cause bad reflections,…or be downright inappropriate.…To get around this, you can disable the auto flash mode…simply by turning the mode dial to auto flash off.…Remember, though, if your camera is trying to use its flash,…it likely needs it.…If you still don't want to use the flash,…then it's time to adjust the camera manually.…For example, you could bump up the ISO…
Want to get up and running even faster? Check out the "Quick Start" chapter to learn how to use your D600 or D610 straight out of the box.
- Powering up and shooting with the scene modes
- Reviewing the lens controls
- Changing image format and size
- Adjusting ISO and exposure compensations
- Using Flexible Program mode
- Shooting in continuous low-speed, high-speed, and quiet-shutter-release modes
- Switching between metering modes
- Shooting with flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look
3. Shooting in Programmed Auto Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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