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just bought a nikon d3100

Covey22

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"RE: just bought a nikon d3100"

Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter Member
Wed 03-Jul-13 06:46 PM

Congratulations!

It's a very good camera and lens combination.

Auto takes away a bit too much control. Try using P(rogram) mode which will instill enough control with the camera but gives you some back to make creative and technical decisions. I know it's tedious, but I strongly urge you to read through the manual and understand the controls - both physical and software (menu) related. Since Comic Con is mostly indoors (although somewhat well-lit), remember to use the pop-up flash to fire a bit of fill light.

In parallel, your settings will also be dictated by your choice in Post-Processing. All photos benefit from some optimization on the computer following capture in the camera. If you are just starting out and don't have a preference, consider managing your photos through View NX2 (which should come with the camera, otherwise available for download via Nikon) until you have a better idea of what you want to do.

Good luck and be sure to share your results.

A general, generic topic just bought a nikon d3100 [View all] , lueyh , Wed 03-Jul-13 03:54 PM
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