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Nikon D5300 For Dummies by Julie Adair King

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Putting It All Together

In This Chapter

  • Reviewing the best all-around picture-taking settings
  • Adjusting the camera for portrait photography
  • Discovering the keys to super action shots
  • Dialing in the right settings to capture landscapes and other scenic vistas
  • Capturing close-up views of your subject
  • Shooting fireworks and other tricky subjects

Earlier chapters of this book break down each and every picture-taking feature on your camera, describing in detail how the various controls affect exposure, picture quality, focus, color, and the like. This chapter pulls together all that information to help you set up your camera for specific types of photography.

Keep in mind, though, that there are no hard-and-fast rules for the “right way” to shoot a portrait, a landscape, or whatever. So feel free to wander off on your own, tweaking this exposure setting or adjusting that focus control, to discover your own creative vision. Experimentation is part of the fun of photography, after all — and thanks to your camera monitor and the Delete button, it's an easy, completely free proposition.

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Recapping Basic Picture Settings

Your subject, creative goals, and lighting conditions determine which settings you should use for certain picture-taking options, such as aperture and shutter speed. I ...

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