One of the great advantages of digital cameras over film is that you can change…the ISO from shot to shot with your digital camera.…As you increase ISO, you can use faster shutter speeds and smaller apertures.…You'll most often increase ISO when light levels drop low enough that your…shutter speeds go too low for handheld shooting, but you might also increase ISO…if you want to use smaller apertures to capture deeper depth of field.…If you're not clear on when and how to effectively use ISO, check out my…Foundations of Photography: Exposure course.…
To change ISO, I just hit the Info button, scroll down here to ISO, hit OK, and…now I can pick the ISO that I want from my menu.…Of course, as I raise ISO, I introduce the possibility of noise in my image, but…I also greatly improve my ability to shoot in low light.…The ISO scale goes all the way up here to 6400, and then it changes and I start…seeing these Hi things: Hi0.3, Hi0.7, Hi1, and Hi2.…These are additional stops beyond 6400.…
So Hi1 is going to be a full stop. That's going to be 12,800. Hi2 is going to get…
- 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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