Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Program mode, part of Nikon D5100 Essential Training.
In Program mode, the only decisions that the camera makes are shutter speed and aperture. Everything else--Autofocus mode, Drive mode, flash, White balance, ISO and more--can be changed by you. What's more, through flexible program and exposure compensation, you can alter the camera's initial shutter speed and aperture choices. Program mode is probably where you'll spend the bulk of your time shooting. To change to Program mode, you just rotate the mode dial over to the big P there-- that's Program mode. Notice that the screen blanks out during mode changes, but when it comes back up, pay attention to all of the new things over here that are editable.
I am going to go back to Auto mode for a while, and notice that we don't have flash exposure compensation, exposure compensation, bracketing. All sorts of other things over here are not adjustable or editable because Auto mode is making all those decisions for your. But when I switch to Program mode, suddenly there is just a wealth of new possibilities here. I can change all of this stuff, and we'll be going over those features in the rest of this course.
- 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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