Chapter 7

Shooting Tips

Here you’ll find tips on settings to use for different kinds of shooting, including recommended settings for some Shooting and Custom Setting menu options. You can set up your camera to shoot the main type of scenes you work with, then use the charts that follow to make changes for other kinds of images. Most will set up their D5500 for my basic settings, and adjust from there. I’m listing only the menu entries which have options that I recommend changing; for the other entries in each menu, you can select your own settings as appropriate.

Shooting and Custom Setting Menu Recommendations

I’ll list my Photo Shooting menu recommendations first. The Custom Setting menu recommendations are divided into the exact same categories ...

Get David Busch’s Compact Field Guide for the Nikon D5500 now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.