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.…
By default, Active D-Lighting, or ADL as it appears here in your info screen, is…set on an auto setting that causes the camera to automatically try to figure out…how much D-Lighting correction might be needed for your particular scene.…
- 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 Digital SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
6. Understanding Release Modes
7. Understanding Exposure Control Options
8. Learning More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Controls
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Settings
15. Retouching Images
16. Taking Care of Your Camera
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