Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Flexible Program mode, part of Up and Running with the Nikon D600 and D610.
- While Program Mode sets the shutter speed…and aperture automatically, Flexible Program Mode…gives you a bit more influence.…You could try different combinations of shutter speed…and aperture by rotating the main Command dial.…Each of these combinations will give you a proper…exposure, but you can influence shutter speed…and aperture to control the motion blur or depth of field.…Rotate the dial to the right for larger apertures,…lower F stops.…This will blur the background details.…It'll also use a fast shutter speed,…which can help freeze motion.…
Keep in mind that the aperture of your lens…will limit the value that you can choose.…Rotate the dial to the left for a smaller aperture,…a high F stop.…This will increase the depth of field…and rely on slower shutter speeds that blur motion.…All of the combinations you choose will result…in a properly exposed photo.…You could rely upon exposure compensation…to influence the overall exposure.…Flexible Program Mode allows you to influence…both shutter speed and aperture…
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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