Nikon D5100: 5 quick tips to get more from your DSLR

    By | Nikon DSLR Tips | Tutorials | 09/02/2012 11:01am
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    Nikon D5100 tips

    Cameras are like dogs. They’re loyal. They work hard. And chances are you’ll have had one that was really special to you.  But while the popular belief is that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks – you certainly can set your DSLR a new challenge.

    Like most of us, when you shoot a particular style of photography you can often get in the habit of overlooking some of your camera’s other features. Here at N-Photo we want to help you get the most from your Nikon DSLRs.

    Below we’ve taken a closer look at the Nikon D5100 to see what settings and tweaks you can use to get more from your Nikon camera.

     

    Nikon D5100 Tip 1
    FOLD AND PROTECT

    Nikon D5100 tips

    The D5100’s fold-out screen can be very useful, especially for filming video, but it’s also vulnerable to damage. Try to make a habit of flipping it away when you’re not using it.

     

    Nikon D5100 Tip 2
    COMBINE TONES

    Nikon D5100 tips

    The D5100 is the first Nikon D-SLR that can create images of a high dynamic range by merging exposures. Select HDR (high dynamic range) in the Shooting menu to start exploring.

     

    Nikon D5100 Tip 3
    CONTROL FLASH

    Nikon D5100 tips

    If you’re using Portrait mode but don’t want the flash to be activated, you can turn it off using the Information Display on the rear screen. In fact, this often produces better pictures.

     

    Nikon D5100 Tip 4
    GET ARTY

    Nikon D5100 tips

    Special Effects modes are new on the D5100. Select the Effects position on the mode dial, then rotate the command dial to choose an effect. Some are more useful than others!

     

    Nikon D5100 Tip 5
    SET THE SCENE

    Nikon D5100 tips

    You can select five scene modes directly by using the mode dial, but don’t forget that there are 11 more. You get to these by setting the mode dial to Scene, then rotating the command dial.

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    Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 11:01 am under Nikon DSLR Tips, Tutorials. You can subscribe to comments.

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