Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Using flash in Auto mode, part of Nikon D5100 Essential Training.
When you shoot in Auto mode, your camera will automatically determine if…the flash is needed.…When you half-press the shutter button to auto-focus in meter, if your camera…decides that there's not enough light in the scene to get a good handheld shot--…that is, if it decides that shutter speed will go too low for stable handheld…shooting--then the camera will automatically pop up the flash and charge it up.…So here I am in Auto mode. I half press my shutter button and oh my, the…camera has decided that it's too dark here, that it needs the flash, so it's…popped it up automatically.…
That's great, and it's one of the reasons you might choose to shoot in Auto…mode, but let's say I'm in a museum or at a concert or trying to shoot through…a window or something, where the flash is either going to not be appropriate or…not work very well.…I might say yeah, you know, I don't want the flash and put it back down.…The problem is then when I half-press to meter again, it's going to pop back up.…On the mode dial, right next to Auto is this No Flash mode.…
- 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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