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The Nikon D3
Laurie Excell
with Laurie Excell
Nature and wildlife photographer Laurie Excell walks through the key features, functions, and menu options of the Nikon D3. She also shares her recommendations for camera settings ... READ MORE
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The Nikon D3
lessons: 14 Course Lessons
duration: 2hr, 6min
published: 2008
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The Nikon D3
with Laurie Excell
Nature and wildlife photographer Laurie Excell walks through the key features, functions, and menu options of the Nikon D3. She also shares her recommendations for camera settings and lens selection to capture wildlife in action. <br> <br> This class is perfect for someone who needs to set up their camera or compare features to another camera. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

The Nikon D3 is Nikon's newest camera and first with a full frame (FX) sensor

4min, 40sec
lesson 2: Display Panel

The display panel is the window to your basic camera settings. You can view your exposure mode, metering mode, aperture and shutter speed, frame count and much more.

2min, 15sec
lesson 3: Exposure Mode

Making a choice between Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual exposure modes

2min, 44sec
lesson 4: Buttons and Dials

The D3 offers a lot of control over how the camera takes the image. Laurie goes through the buttons and dials for settings like exposure compensation, diopter correction, metering selector, bracketing, and more

9min, 10sec
lesson 5: Back of the Camera

Don't let the crowd of buttons and dials intimidate you. Laurie goes through the functions found at the back of the camera one by one

7min, 28sec
lesson 6: Front Controls

Making our way around to the front of the camera – the shutter release button, subcommand dial, assign function button, and others

2min, 37sec
lesson 7: Setup Menu

Basic camera settings such as date and time, image rotation, firmware version, virtual horizon and more&amp;amp;acirc;&amp;amp;brvbar;

11min, 53sec
lesson 8: Playback Menu

The Playback menu contains the options for adjusting playback settings and managing photos

7min, 41sec
lesson 9: Shooting Menu

The Shooting Menu covers folder selection and naming, image quality, White Balance, Color Space, Picture Control, etc…

22min, 52sec
lesson 10: Custom Setting Menu

Custom settings allow you to personalize your camera to your own shooting style. This lesson focuses mainly on the autofocus settings

10min, 45sec
lesson 11: Custom Setting Menu Continued

Further exploring the custom settings menu for setting options in focus, exposure, ISO and much more

16min, 18sec
lesson 12: Custom Setting Menu Conclusion

Controlling your flash and programming buttons for custom control

14min, 23sec
lesson 13: Basic Camera Settings

Laurie explains her basic settings and why she chooses them as well as covering lens selection

13min, 13sec
lesson 14: Course Conclusion

Hope you learned a lot. Be sure to learn more from Laurie Excell at her site and Kelby Media sites

56 sec
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meet  Laurie Excell
Well Known Wildlife Photographer & Camera Expert
Laurie spent the first 25 years of her career in photographic sales helping pros and hobbyists alike decide which photographic equipment best suited their needs. All the while, she was an avid photographer. In 2000 she left sales to become a full-time professional wildlife and nature photographer. Her photography can be found on Audubon calendars, postcards, calendars, and posters for the National Park Service.
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