Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video The Active D-Lighting controls, part of Nikon D7000 Essential Training.
Your eye has an amazing ability to see an incredibly wide range of light to dark.…This means that you can very often see details in shadow areas with your naked…eye, while your camera will render those same areas as black and featureless.…On the opposite end of the scale, you can make out detail in really brightly…lit objects with your eye, while your camera will render those same areas as solid white.…Active D-Lighting applies post- processing to your image in camera to brighten…shadow areas in your image and darken highlight areas.…Note though, that it doesn't just alter the blacks and whites in your image.…
It actually figures out where the shadow and highlight areas are in your…scene and alters those without washing out all the blacks in your image and…dulling all of the whites.…To activate Active D-Lighting go to your menu, we want to be in the Shooting…menu and you want to scroll down until you see Active D-Lighting, which defaults to Off.…If I open up this menu, you'll see that I have a number of different options…
- What is an SLR?
- Attaching a lens to a camera
- Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
- Setting Auto mode
- Changing ISO
- Changing image format and size
- Manually selecting a focus point
- Correcting exposure while shooting
- Controlling white balance
- Using a driver and self-timer
- Auto exposure bracketing
- Selecting a picture style
- Using Live View
- Shooting video
- Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
- Cleaning the camera and sensor
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Your Nikon SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
Using white balance presets2m 11s
6. Understanding Release Modes
7. Using the Exposure Control Options
8. More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Styles
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Modes
15. Using Custom Settings
16. Retouching Images
17. Caring for Your Camera
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