Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Powering up, part of Nikon D5100 Essential Training.
It may seem strange to devote an entire movie to turning your camera on, but a…lot of things happen when you power up your camera and it's important to…understand what they are and how you can alter them.…Because the lens of a camera is removable, it's possible for dust to get inside…the camera body and get on the sensor.…If that happens, you will see smudges and spots and things on your images.…There is a clear filter in front of the image sensor in your camera, so dust…never actually gets on the sensor itself, but it gets on that filter instead.…
When you turn the camera on, it shakes that filter at very high speed to…shake off any dust.…There is a sticky piece of tape or something beneath the filter that traps any…dust bits that fall off, and there are number of ways that you can rearrange and…customize that cleaning function.…Powering up the 5100 is very simple.…My power switch is right here, located just around the shutter button.…Simply flip that to on and the camera does its thing.…After it's cleaned its sensor and pulled itself up by its own bootstraps, it…
- 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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