Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Monochrome picture controls, part of Nikon D5100 Essential Training.
Earlier, you saw that there's a monochrome picture control which gives you a…black-and-white image from your camera, and you may have thought, Wow, that's great!…I've always had trouble with black and white because I have troubled visualizing…it, and this way I'll actually be able to see my black-and-white images…right on the back of a camera--and that's all true.…As soon as you shoot with the Monochrome picture control, you will see a…black-and-white image on the back of your camera.…I still, though, don't recommend using the monochrome picture control, and here's why.…When you're shooting black-and-white images, there's no direct correspondence…between any particular color in the world and any particular shade of gray, so…part of the artistry of black-and- white shooting comes from how you choose to…convert colors to grayscale.…
When you use the Monochrome picture control, you are using Nikon's default…recipe for how to do a black-and-white conversion, and it may not be the best one…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
Photography Foundations: Exposure (2010)with Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
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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