Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Picture Controls, part of Learning the Nikon D600 and D610.
- When your camera shoots a JPEG file,…there's a lot of work that happens…the moment after you snap the picture.…Essentially, the computer inside the camera…is reading the raw data off the image sensor.…Then it applies a white balance setting,…sharpens the image to settings you specify,…and compresses it to a file…that's written to your memory card.…Besides these steps though,…your camera can actually do some additional things.…Using picture controls, you can have the camera…further modify the JPEG image.…For example, you can have the camera…really punch up the colors in a photo…or adjust its overall contrast.…
Now, these are the types of adjustments…that most photographers prefer to do later,…using image editing software like…Photoshop or Lightroom, when they're…on the computer with a bigger screen.…Most will choose to do this to the raw file…so they have greater flexibility.…But, if you want to shoot in JPEG only mode…and you want to really modify the images,…you might want to take a look at picture controls.…
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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