Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Manual mode, part of Nikon D7000 Essential Training.
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 a 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 handheld light…meter and using it to calculate exposure settings which you then want to dial in…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 cameras will…meter things that are good idea.…
It might flash warnings at you about how it thinks you are making that…decisions, but it will still take the shot.…To change to Manual mode, just set the mode dial to M. Now when I meter, you can…see that I am set at a 50th of a second at F6.3.…These were the last manual settings that I used.…These settings are not actually based on any metering.…it's just where things happen to be set before so that's what the camera…
- 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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