Your D5100 has this wonderful nice big LCD screen on the back.…If you're in bright sunlight though, you may find it's a little difficult to see.…Fortunately, you can brighten the screen by going down here to the setup menu…and choosing Monitor brightness.…I've got six levels of brightness, from minus three to plus three.…This is a default setting. And this gray ramp is here to help me understand…what's going to happen as I brighten or darken the screen.…If I dial in some brightness, I can see that my darker tones, my blacks, have gone…to a very, very dark gray rather than true black.…
On the other side of things, if I darken my screen, I can see that my whites have…gone to a dingy gray.…So, I might choose to brighten my screen in direct sunlight because that will…make it stand out more.…I might choose to darken the screen because,…if I'm shooting in low light, if I am in a darkened room, sometimes the screen…is so bright that it will disturb other people or blow your night vision.…So, this is just a way you can control the monitor brightness.…
- 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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