Nikon D5200 Camera Settings – Nikon D5200 Photography Tips and Tricks!


Hi, welcome to this episode of Nikon D5200 photography tips and tricks this video is about your Nikon d5200
camera settings and what to do with them when you finish shooting for the end
of the day. What I’m about to tell you is going to be extremely useful. Don’t go
away. Hi, Barry Callister for Barry Callister
Photography, giving you hints, tips, and tricks for better nature photography. On
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subscribing. Let’s jump into this Nikon D5200 camera settings tip. This is going
to blow your mind and make sure that you don’t miss some really good shots let’s
get into it. For more information about any of the gear you see me using in the video today, or if you want to purchase, there are links in the video description below. Now when you’re out taking photos all day long, your camera settings are
going to change quite a lot obviously, because you’re gonna be photographing
different things, the lights gonna be changing, etc…etc. For example, you
might start out taking photos of birds. (camera shutter clicks) And then you might photograph some
flowers. You might take a few awesome landscapes. (choir sings Ahhhhhh) Then you might end up at a lake… And at the end of the day, take an awesome sunset. (choir sings Ahhhhhh) When you finish doing all
that, you pack up your photo gear, you pop it into the car and your head off home
to check out all the brilliant photos that you’ve taken over the day. When you get home, you might upload your photos to the computer… Maybe do a few edits in
Lightroom. The next morning, you’re sitting at the breakfast table, eating your breakfast, and a Bald Eagle lands right outside the window. (Eagle screeches) (Oh my god!) You freak out,
rush off to grab your camera… (Uh…uh…ah…Bald Eagle…in Australia!?) You run outside like a crazy person,
fumble around with your camera, click off a few shots…and then you stand there
triumphantly, thinking you’ve got the wildlife shot of the year. (Ahhh…..yes!) When you
check your photos on your camera however… (what?!) they’re all……(what?!)…black (what!?) (what?!…….Noooooooooooooooooo!) Ok, so let’s have a look at a way that we can stop that from happening now at the
end of every day if I’ve been out shooting all day long,
I will reset my camera settings to a default or a home base. Somewhere I know that it may not be the perfect settings I’ll need for that spur of the moment
shot in the next morning (I mean, how can you tell you don’t know what might jump
out at you?), but I know that the perfect settings will only be a couple of button
presses or a few dial turns away. So what I will do generally, is I will set my
aperture to f/8, my ISO to 400, and my shutter speed to 1/320th 1/250th of a
second…if I’ve got my 55-200mm lens on. If I’ve got my 18-55 on here, I’ll
set it to 1/60th of a second. I just make sure that it’s equal to or
larger than the focal length of the lens. So, those are my default settings there –
my main ones. I also make sure that my white balance is reset back to daylight,
if I’ve changed it. I use my white balance on daylight quite a lot because
it works in most outside situations it works, and of course you can change it in
post these days anyway, so it’s no big deal. But I always set that back to daylight. Now, with my focus mode too I
make sure that is reset to AF-C because I use AF-C quite a lot to take photos of
stationary subjects as well. It’s really good to do that, and then if they start
moving all of a sudden I’m set to get them as well. And make sure if you’re
using a lens like this Nikkor 18 to 55 that’s got an auto or manual focus
switch on the side, make sure you reset that back to auto if you’re doing your
focus this way. So yeah I set mine to AF-C or continuous
servo AF. So there you go. That is gonna make sure that you possibly don’t
miss out on that wildlife shot of the year the next morning. So at the end of
every day, reset your camera settings back to a default. Find one that suits
you, because you know what settings you generally use a lot of the time. So be
sure to check out the links in the video description below
for more information on all the gear you’ve seen me using in the video today. And make
sure that you hit that subscribe button if you don’t want to miss more videos
like this one. I’m Barry Callister for Barry Callister Photography. Get out
there…take that wildlife shot of the year, and i’ll see you soon

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