Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Manual mode, part of Shooting with the Nikon D5100.
Sometimes you might have a very particular creative vision or be facing a…particularly complex exposure situation.…Maybe say you are shooting a scene and you want shallow depth of field and you…want to blur some motion in the scene, and you don't care if the whole thing is…a little overexposed.…Or maybe you are used to working with a hand-held light meter and using it…to calculate exposure settings, which you then want to dial into your camera by hand.…Manual mode gives you full control of both shutter speed and aperture on your camera.…
You can dial in any setting you want, regardless of whether the camera's meter…thinks they're a good idea.…It might flash warnings at you about how I think you're making bad decisions,…but it will still take the shot.…To change to Manual mode, just dial the mode Dial over to M, and now it shows the…last manual settings that I had dialed in.…So I just happened to have been shooting at a 25th of a second, at F11.…To change shutter speed, I simply turn the main dial so I can dial my…
- 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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