Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Scene modes and image format, part of Nikon D5100 Essential Training.
On this part of the mode dial, you'll find your scene modes.…These are modes that bias the camera's decision-making to make it better suited…to certain types of shooting situations.…For example, if I dial over here to Portrait Scene mode, I get some decisions…on the part of the camera that are going to be better suited to shooting…portraits of people.…First of all, it's automatically going to choose a portrait picture style which…is going to make skin tones look better, possibly make hair look better.…It's also going to bias the cameras exposure decisions so that it will lean more…on the side a wider apertures, which will get me shallower depth of field. That…will help blur out the background and bring more attention to my subject.…
And really this is all that scene modes are: they just are changing the cameras…decision-making process a little bit.…If I go to Landscape mode, I'm going to automatically get landscape picture…control as well as smaller apertures for deeper depth of field.…The flash will be turned off.…
- 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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