Today we're talking about the MODE button (page 116). We're still at the top right side of the Nikon D810.
This wonderful camera comes with four MODES.
You chose the mode with the Main Command Dial.
You will know what MODE you're in from the top panel. This happens to be A (Aperture Priority Auto).
In the next lesson, I'll be discussing the building blocks of photography. Then, on wards to MODES.
Until then, happy shooting!
It's Thomas Jefferson's birthday I'll celebrating it with a quote.
“History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.” -- Thomas Jefferson
It comes from a letter written to John Novell dated June 11, 1807. At that time he was the third President having served five years of his term.
Please use these buttons with caution.
This RESETS your Nikon D810 to the factory settings. (Page 206). Press the QUAL button and the +/- buttons simultaneously. The panel will blinks for a few moments to let you know when this is completed.
For the next lesson we'll be getting in the MODE. Mood or Mode? Nobody laughed at this "joke", did they?
Working our way from the top right of you Nikon D810, you'll find a +/- button. This is the Exposure Compensation button. (If you're following with your manual, it's page 130.)
Pressing this button lightens or darkens your photo. To change your exposure, rotate the Main Command Wheel.
You can choose from settings from -5 EV (under exposure) to + 5 EV (over exposure). Note: EV is exposure value.)
Here are some examples.
Note: It's a tree in my backyard shot moments apart with my Nikon D810 with the standard lens that came with the kit. Click on the images for specifics.
I tend to shoot darker. #4 is my preference and then I would brighten the contrast in Lightroom.
Next time, we'll be talking about the spot.
Until then, keep shooting!
Today's topic is the red button: MOVIE RECORD button. I don't use this. If I want to make a film, I will use a semi-professional Hollywood style camera. Yes, I'm a film snob and I worked in Hollywood. Maybe at some time I will produce a YouTube Channel, but presently, I'm focusing on photography only.
Next we're discussing the +/- button.
Until then, happy shooting!
Note: My top three films last year were Green Book, Can You Ever Forgive Me? and BlacKkKlansman.
After turning on your Nikon D810, you will need to format the memory card (page 366). This little card saves your photos.
There are two ways to format a memory card. The first (and easiest) can be found on the top and back of the camera.
Press the MODE and Trash Can Icon simultaneously. Hold for a second until a "FOR" (formatting) will start flashing on the top panel. Release the buttons.
The second way will be explained when we move onto the back panel menu.
For more: The Do's and Don'ts of Memory Cards for Photographers.
Until next time, happy shooting!
ps. Always back up your photos either on a hard drive or online or even better yet, BOTH!
Since tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day -- which is HUGE in the Boston area -- here's a tip about imbibing. Drink Gatorade prior to chugging some Irish whiskey or Guinness. Alcohol dehydrates you but electrolytes keep you from getting a hang over. I've tried it. It works.
Congratulations! You're purchased a really intelligent and creative camera -- the Nikon D810. Spring is just about to start so this is a great time to start learning and getting outside!
Note: Except in New England when Spring is just a theory.
This first is easy breezy. Just flip the dial marked OFF and ON.
But what's this lightbulb for?
Simply push the dial further and.... let there be light!
Well, you'll get 6 seconds of light.
Next time, I'll start with the buttons at the top right side. What's that little red button? Find out!
Please read the manual. It really helps. Trust me.
Note: I'm not endorsed by Nikon and not paid in any way by the company. I simply love their products.