Nikon D3300 Experience is an e-book user’s guide that goes beyond the D3300 manual to help you learn when and why to use the various features, controls, and menu settings of this versatile camera. Learn to use your D3300, quickly and competently, to create the types of images you want to capture. Nikon D3300 Experience not only covers the various settings, functions and controls of the Nikon D3300, but it also explains when and why to use them for your photography. Setting Up Your D3300 – All of the D3300 Playback, Shooting, Setup, Retouch, and Movie Menus, with explanations and recommended settings for practical, everyday use.
Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Priority (S), and Manual (M) Modes – How and when to use them to create dramatic depth of field, freeze or express motion, or take total control over exposure settings.
Exposure Metering Modes of the Nikon D3300 – How they differ, how and when to use them for correct exposures in every situation, and how to customize them for your needs. Histograms, Exposure Compensation, and White Balance – Understanding and using these features for adjusting to the proper exposure in challenging lighting situations, and setting custom white balance.
The Image Taking Process – Descriptive tutorials for using the settings and controls you just learned to take photos of both still and moving subjects.
Photography Accessories – The most useful accessories for day-to-day and travel photography including accessories specific to the D3300. Composition – Tips, techniques, and explanations, including the creative use of depth of field. Introduction to Video Settings – Settings and explanations to get you started shooting HD video. This digital guide to the Nikon D3300 is a 234 page, illustrated e-book that goes beyond the official manual to explain how, when, and why to use the features, settings, and controls of the D3300 to help you get out there shooting.
It's clear, concise and gets to the heart of the camera's multiple and often confusing options. Histograms, Exposure Compensation, Bracketing, and White Balance - Understanding and using these features for adjusting to the proper exposure in challenging lighting situations, and setting custom white balance. Composition - Brief tips, techniques, and explanations, including the creative use of depth of field. Over 75,000 readers in more than 75 countries are taking control of their cameras and improving their photography with Full Stop e book camera guides! Written in the clear, concise, and comprehensive manner of all Full Stop guides, Nikon D500 Experience will help you learn to use your D500 quickly and competently, to consistently create the types of images you desire. For Experienced Photographers coming to the D500 from previous Nikon models, this guide explains the new and advanced features in order to quickly get you up and running and taking advantage of these capabilities, including the advanced 153-point Autofocus System and all its AF Modes, AF-Area Modes, and Custom Settings, for capturing both still and moving subjects. The guide also introduces the HD and 4K UHD video features and settings, and guides you through all the Playback, Shooting, and Setup Menus, Custom Settings, and Movie Mode Menu settings of the D500 in order to help you best set up the camera and its controls for your specific shooting needs, and includes the helpful, comprehensive Nikon D500 Set-Up Guide Spreadsheet created by the author. Nikon D500 Experience not only covers the various settings, functions and controls of the Nikon D500, but most importantly it also explains when and why to use them for your photography. PDF format for reading on your computer or printing on your printer using the latest version of Adobe Reader. EPUB format for reading on a Nook, Sony Reader, other e-reader device, or on the iPad using iBooks. All You Need – This book, together with the manual that came with your camera, is all you need to start discovering the full potential of the camera. This manual is a clearly written, concise and useful explanation of the rationale for the seemingly infinite and often confusing settings options for the camera. Better Than the Manual – Douglas Klostermann has done a great job of not only producing a very accessible guide but he also offers very useful and sensible suggestions for getting the best results from the camera. A Very Easy to Read but Detailed Guide – I have just bought this camera, and whilst I have been using digital SLRs for years i realize that I am not really getting the full potential out of all those buttons.
When capturing an image, it is essential that the image is sharp and that the camera focuses exactly where you want it to. Some of the options for Custom Setting f2, to assign your desired function to the Fn Button. Interval Timer Shooting can be used to take a series of images at each interval (for example, four images in a row every 1 hour for 3 hours). Nikon D600 Picture Control menus to choose and modify a Picture Control, which determines the final look of JPEG images.
Alternately, you can set up the camera so that you turn one of the Command Dials (of your choice in Custom Setting f5) to directly adjust exposure compensation (EC), but your EC setting will be reset when the camera or exposure meter (Standby Timer) turns off.
If you insert SD memory cards in both of the available slots, you can configure the second card to function in a variety of ways, by using the Role Played by Card in Slot 2 menu setting.  Overflow will save your images onto the second card after the first card is full. You can also use the Copy Image(s) menu item to copy images from one memory card to another when two cards are inserted in the camera. Previously, HDR processing was performed only with software, but with the in-camera HDR (high dynamic range) feature of the D600 you can now capture two images of various exposures (an under-exposed image and an over-exposed image), automatically combine them into a single HDR image, and process them using a variety of options, all in-camera.
The in-camera HDR Shooting menu will allow you to select the exposure value (EV) increments of the two images (from 1 EV to 3 EV, or choose Auto), and you can also set the amount of Smoothing used when combining the images.
Lowell House, Cambridge, Mass – Making use of in-camera HDR to obtain a better exposure at night, with broader range of light, dark, and shadow details than would be possible with a normal exposure. This option should be set based on how precise you wish your metered area to be or based on the size of the subject that you are metering. You can also take advantage of Custom Setting b5: Fine-tune optimal exposure to fine-tune the exposure value that is selected by the camera in each of its various metering modes. You can use the menu item for ISO Sensitivity Settings to do much more than simply changing the ISO setting (which is more easily done simply using the ISO Button on the camera). If you enable Auto ISO then the camera will automatically change your selected ISO, without your expressed permission, in certain situations in order to obtain a proper exposure. If you do set Auto ISO Sensitivity Control to be On, then you also set the Maximum Sensitivity or maximum ISO that the camera will use in these situations.
One of the powerful features of Auto ISO with the D600 is that when using it, the camera selects an ISO setting based on the local length of the lens being used.
You will likely want to enable most or all of the Playback Display Options so that you can better evaluate your images, their settings, and the resulting exposures.
On the menu screen shown above, None will display a full screen image with no information, which helps you to inspect the image. The option for Focus point will show you which Focus Point was used when capturing an image, and will thus verify if you properly focused where you intended (unless you recomposed after locking focus). Overview Playback Display option, which shows a thumbnail of the image along with the RGB histogram and shooting information. The Histogram is used to help you determine if your image was under- or over-exposed, and you generally want to make sure the graph falls down to zero before it reaches the edges of the histogram chart.
There are, of course, numerous other settings and features of the D600 that can help you take full advantage of your camera.
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To do this, first set your camera to all of your desired settings, Menu settings, and Custom Settings, then access the Save User Settings item in the Setup Menu to register those settings to the U1 or U2 position on the dial. Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. Clipping is a handy way to collect and organize the most important slides from a presentation.
This guide is written for those who wish to get more out of their camera, go beyond Auto, Program, and Scene modes in order to shoot competently in Aperture-Priority (A), Shutter-Priority (S), and Manual (M) Shooting Modes.

The Nikon D3300 is an excellent image making tool, and this guide explains how to begin to use it to its full capability.  It will help you begin to take control of your camera, the image taking process, and the photos you create. The guide focuses on still-photography with an introduction to the movie settings and menus to get you up and running with HD video. Set up and customize the advanced features of your dSLR to work best for the way you photograph.
Most importantly, it explains not only how but also when and why to use the camera’s advanced features, settings, and controls in your photography. It covers standard dSLR camera functions and exposure concepts for those learning digital SLR photography, and explains more advanced camera controls and operations for experienced enthusiasts.
It also covers back-button focusing and trap focus techniques with the D500, the new Group-Area AF mode, and newly added subject-tracking parameters. The guide focuses on still-photography with an introduction to the movie functions, settings, and menus to get you up and running with HD and 4K UHD video. Learn the AF Modes, AF Area Modes, and AF Custom Settings including the subject-tracking options, how they differ, how and when to take advantage of them to capture both still and moving subjects. Or on an Android tablet (Galaxy, Xoom, Playbook, etc.) using an ePub reader app such as the free OverDrive Media Console. A manual that was exciting, clear to follow, had examples and was used by a professional who gave just the right amount of technical info with explanations of why you use those settings, when to use those settings and so on, all properly explained. I have learned so much about this dSLR and continue to learn more each time I review various sections. Readers of this e-book can expect to benefit from a more rewarding photographic experience using this superb camera, and be better able to exploit its potential to match their personal objectives and photographic style. Used in conjunction with the Nikon manual I feel more confident in understanding how to at last proceed in getting better photographs.
There is no comparison to the book Nikon includes with the camera, this book outshines it completely.
Manuals are nice, but this eBook highlights the important information and gives a quick, easy to understand explanation of most all of the functions and controls.
Not only are the explanations behind the individual settings enlightening but the general theory on auto-focus and its associated uses is among some of the easiest to understand that I’ve come across. Not only did I find Doug Klostermann’s guide well written and informative, but I really enjoyed the manner in which he shared his image-making philosophy.
Buttons like the Exposure Compensation and Metering Mode buttons on the top of the camera will obviously enable you to quickly change these settings.
And buttons like the Fn Button and Preview Button can be set up to access one of numerous other settings that there is not a specific dedicated button for, such as quickly changing to Spot Metering or temporarily capturing RAW files while shooting in JPEG format. In other words, so that they look exactly how you want them to when they come out of the camera.
The Picture Control settings will be associated with the RAW file as metadata and may be “applied” as you view the image in processing software such as Nikon Capture or View NX 2, but the settings will not permanently affect the RAW file and they can be changed during processing without affecting the quality of the image. You can set it up so that you must press the Exposure Compensation button as you turn the Main Command Dial in order to adjust exposure compensation.
This option is the most sophisticated and most flexible, and may be the best one to learn and use.
While this will not result in the distinctive, dramatic types of HDR images you may have seen, it can create an image with a broader range of tones.
You can set the camera to take just one HDR series, or continue to shoot in HDR Mode until you disable the function.
You can use the Multiple Exposure menu to initiate Multiple Exposure Mode, and as with HDR Shooting you can decide if you wish to take a series of multiple exposure shots, or a single one after which the camera automatically reverts back to regular shooting.
Since you can use Spot Metering mode for very precise metering of a 4mm diameter spot when you need that, perhaps it is useful to leave this at the default 12mm (though note that the 4mm Spot Metering circle moves and is centered around the active AF Point, while the Center-Weighted circle does not move). The 4mm circle is the size of the Spot Metering area, which will actually move based on the active AF Point.
If you find that your images are always typically being slightly underexposed or overexposed when using a specific metering mode, you can adjust this accordingly so that you don’t have to use exposure compensation every time you use that metering mode.
If you plan to use Auto ISO rather than selecting your own ISO setting, this menu is also used to set the optional Auto ISO Sensitivity Control, which will function in P, S, A, and M shooting modes.
For example, if you are working in Aperture-Priority Auto Mode (A) and set the ISO at 1600, but based on your selected aperture and the lighting the camera does not believe there is enough light for the exposure and a realistic shutter speed (that you also set in this menu item – see below), it will automatically raise the ISO so that the shutter speed does not become impossibly slow for hand-holding. For example, you may wish to set it no higher than 3200 or perhaps 6400 if you are willing to accept the digital noise of photos at that high an ISO. If you find that, when using Auto ISO, the camera is selecting shutter speeds that are slower than you wish (and thus may cause blur due to camera-shake), you can use this menu to adjust these settings and instruct the camera to use a faster shutter speed.
Highlights will display blinking areas to alert you of where the image has been overexposed, which can help you determine the proper exposure for the subsequent shots.
It is that tiny red square or squares superimposed on your image when you view it on the rear LCD Monitor, but will not be on the actual image. If the data runs off the right side or spikes against the right edge, it means that you have over-exposed areas of your image, and you will need to adjust your exposure settings or make use of Exposure Compensation for taking the subsequent image. You can click on the Amazon, B&H, or Adorama logos on the left of this page, or click here for the Nikon D610 on Amazon. I would like to set up a user Custom Setting for HDR – Aperture mode, F9, three exposures, -2, 0, +2, on the self timer for two seconds and have the camera do all three shots with one push of the shutter button. I just got a 610 replacement (from geek squad best buy) after continued sensor problems with my 600. In looking again the manual I figured out that I had bracketing turned on, and it must be off in order for it to work.
Regarding Auto ISO and shutter speed, be sure to look at the Shooting Menu > ISO Sensitivity Settings, and select the Minimum Shutter Speed you would like the camera to use, so that it doesn’t use such a slow speed. Be sure you understand the AF Modes and AF Area Modes, how to select your desired AF point, and how to lock focus on a still subject, or track a moving subject. It explains how and when to use the various metering modes and exposure compensation for correct exposure of every image, how to take advantage of other features of the D3300 such as the in-camera Special Effects Shooting Modes, and introduces the HD video capabilities. It offers an abundance of information and it is too much for me to take in all at one time. Plus it explains the camera controls and how to customize them for your shooting needs, new features such as Highlight-Weighted Metering Mode, and the HDR, Multiple Exposure, and Time-Lapse Shooting features. He’s outlined every detail, option, feature, and use of this camera possible, and actually surpasses the expectations of use of the camera. The Custom Settings sections helps to make firm decisions on how to apply settings by understanding the usage of each in addition to knowing how to set them up. This is much more than a camera guide and I really appreciate the links to other authors found throughout the text as well as the chapter on suggested photography accessories. Still, once I started working with the camera I concluded that there was a good deal that was still to be learned. A unique blend of the world’s most advanced optical, microelectronic, and precision manufacturing technologies, the Lenses are perfected in Canon’s laboratories and proven in the field. The AF Mode Button button, located inside the Focus Mode Selector switch near the base of the lens, may be confusing at first to those who have not previously seen or used it on the Nikon D7000, though you should quickly find that it is a convenient design. The Flash Button on the front of the camera will not only raise the flash, but it is also used in conjunction with the rear Main-Command Dial to set the Flash Mode (as viewed on the top LCD Control Panel), and with the front Sub-Command Dial to change the Flash Compensation amount.
Time-Lapse Photography is used to take a series of individual photos at each interval over an extended period, which are then automatically combined into a time-lapse movie (for example, one photo every 30 seconds for 6 hours, which are then turned into a movie). These Picture Control settings are permanently applied to JPEG image files as they are processed and saved in the camera (but do not permanently affect RAW-NEF files).

Although please note that the Picture Control you set applies to the images and their Histograms that you see on the rear LCD Monitor even if you are shooting in only RAW.
Or you can select to just directly turn the Command Dial of your choice, without pressing the Exposure Compensation Button first (by choosing setting On). This is because you can still continue to use the Exposure Compensation Button with a Command Dial to set EC, but by setting it for On (Auto reset) EC will not be reset when the camera or Standby Timer turns off. Raw Slot 1 – JPEG Slot 2 will store NEF (RAW) images on card 1 and JPEG images on card 2, for example when you are shooting NEF (RAW)+JPEG in order to capture both file formats at the same time. You can then select the number of shots to be combined, and set the Auto gain (use On unless you are working with a dark background.
Or you can choose for the camera to determine the Average exposure of the entire frame, with setting Avg. Making use of Auto ISO can allow you to concentrate more closely on your aperture or shutter speed settings, and of course on your composition and framing. This may be good if you are still getting used to the cameras controls and settings and wish for the camera to help you out a bit in certain situations where you may not be paying close enough attention to your settings. You also set the Minimum Shutter Speed that you would like the camera to automatically use in these situations. When these various display options are enabled, you can view the different screens during full-screen image playback (not multiple thumbnail view) by pressing up or down on the Multi Selector. RGB histogram will display histogram graphs of the various color channels to also assist you in determining proper exposure. In addition to the sensor problem, the information tool bar when viewing inside went blank.
You should find that the D610 feels and handles pretty much the same as the D600, but with some small improvements and additions (6fps, Qc Release Mode, improved Auto WB). I find myself referring back to this book quite often and find it very easy to find what I need and even easier to understand.
I moved from an old SLR to a modern full frame digital SLR, and found it to be more than I expected.
As a result of his thoroughness, my confidence in being able to use a new piece of equipment soared.
This book provided me with the information required, and has proven to be a very valuable resource: well set out, a comprehensive Table of Contents, and well written. So I have written an entire post about making use of this AF system, which you can read here. The resulting movie will use the video frame rate you have set in the camera, and the menu will calculate and display how long the final movie will be based on your settings. You can choose one of the presets such as Standard, Vivid, Landscape, and even black and white Monochrome. So, for example, if you were to set a Picture Control with high contrast, the images shown on the LCD Monitor will incorporate this setting (and the Histogram will reflect this setting) and thus will not look the same as the “unprocessed” exposure captured in the RAW files that you will later view on your computer. This is a quicker way to adjust exposure compensation but introduces the possibility of changing it accidentally.
Exposure compensation will only be automatically reset if you set it directly using the Command Dial without the button. When the second or third option is selected, the camera will use the card with the least amount of remaining memory to determine the displayed amount of exposures remaining. When Auto gain is set for On, the exposure of each shot is adjusted so that the final shot has the correct density.
This is a far less sophisticated mode of evaluating the entire scene than Matrix Metering (which takes the selected Focus Point and other data into consideration), and is similar to using an old film camera that averages the entire scene to 18% grey to determine proper exposure.
And the D600 has some great options that make the use of Auto ISO more viable and appealing than previous cameras. Or perhaps in situations such as at a concert where the lighting may change dramatically without you realizing it or responding fast enough. This one may actually be optional if you do not yet make use of individual color channel histograms. But if you manually select your own AF point, as you typically should in many situations, you will already know where the camera focused.
Additionally, the time required to figure out the differences between my previous camera and my new purchase was reduced sharply.
It involves first learning the AF related controls and then setting up the applicable Custom Settings so that the AF system works as you want it to. Press this button and turn the rear Main Command Dial to select the Focus Mode, such as AF-A or AF-C, while viewing the setting on the top Control Panel or in the Viewfinder.
Or modify one of the presets to your desired settings or create your own custom Picture Control. Therefore you may want to have this set at Standard or Neutral if you shoot RAW so that the images and their histograms you view on the camera’s LCD Monitor closely resemble the actual unprocessed RAW images.
With either of these above settings, exposure compensation will not be reset to 0 when you turn the camera off or when the metering standby timer period ends, so you must be sure to check your settings often to ensure you are not using exposure compensation when you don’t wish to. So if you wish to use exposure compensation for just one shot, you can adjust EC with just the dial and then let it cancel after than single shot. If you make use of this adjustment, you can still use exposure compensation in any situation in addition to this fine-tune adjustment. But if you want complete control of your settings and exposures, you will need to turn this Off. Shooting data displays additional information including the lens and focal length used, flash information, and Picture Controls settings. With that said, I was a little disappointed because I loved my 600, best camera I ever owned. Press this button and turn the front Sub-Command Dial to set the AF-Area Mode, such as Single-Point AF or 39-Point Dynamic-Area AF, which you can also view on the top Control Panel or in the Viewfinder. You can even find custom Picture Controls online, such as ones that mimic certain types of film. Or you can take a different approach and customize the Picture Controls to closely resemble how you typically process your RAW files. The fine-tune adjustment of Custom Setting b5 will happen “behind the scenes” to adjust the baseline exposure prior to any exposure compensation adjustment. This screen is not necessarily very informative immediately after taking the shot since you already know most of these settings, but can be handy when later reviewing an image in-camera. Overview displays a thumbnail of the image along with the RGB histogram and shooting information. This approach should be taken only after you have gained experience with post processing and have developed your own typical processing settings.
This is perhaps the most important and useful information screen to use while shooting to help determine that you obtained the proper or desired exposure of an image. Whether it is a 15mm fisheye or a 1200mm super telephoto, all Canon EF lenses feature the finest materials (especially the L-series lenses) and technologies. They include Fluorite, UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass, Aspherical lenses, lens-based Ultrasonic Motors, inner and rear focusing, Image Stabilizer, Diffractive Optics, and a fully-electronic interface.

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