Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Taking some shots in Auto mode, part of Up and Running with the Nikon D600 and D610.
- Now that your camera's turned on and ready…with the lens and memory card attached, let's try it out.…On the top of your camera is a dial…which lets you choose a shooting mode.…The shooting mode determines what decisions…the camera makes and which ones are up to you.…You can adjust the settings depending…upon how you want to shoot.…For example, sometimes you'll want fine control over…how much of your scene is in focused from front to back.…That's called depth of field.…Aperture Priority mode works well for this.…Other times, you might want to freeze the action…in the scene for a fast moving subject.…
In this case, you'll turn to Shutter Priority mode…and it's great for this.…Other times, you might want to let…the camera make most of the decisions for you…particularly if you needed to work quickly.…So one of the auto or program modes can come in handy.…To change modes, just turn the dial.…If the dial won't turn, be sure…to press the mode dial lock release.…If it's sticking up, it's released.…If you've just taken the camera out…
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
Foundations of Photography: Exposurewith Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
Up and Running with DSLR Filmmakingwith Chad Perkins1h 10m Appropriate for all
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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