This D800/D800E Technical Guide, Picture Control Edition helps those who have mastered the basic techniques described in the original D800/D800E Technical Guide progress to the next level: using image enhancement to elevate mere photographs into works of art. Taking one such image enhancement technique – Picture Controls – as an example, this guide shows how professional photographers using the D800/D800E choose and adapt settings according to the situation.
Available with compatible cameras and software, the flexible, fully customizable Nikon Picture Control image enhancement system lets all photographers, from beginners to professionals, fine-tune color, exposure, and other settings to create photographs and movies that better refl ect their artistic and creative vision. This guide illustrates how Picture Controls can be customized on the camera or using the Picture Control Utility, which lets you preview the eff ects of even the smallest change to Picture Control parameters.
Featuring the D800/D800E, which is equipped with a Picture Control button for quick access to Picture Controls, this guide shows how Picture Controls can be used to enhance movies and photographs alike. Experience the fl exibility of an image enhancement system that can be adapted to your subject and creative intent.
Modifying Existing Picture Controls
Modifying Picture Control Parameters: Sample Images
Matching Settings to Your Subject
Vivid Food Photos, Translucent Food Photos
Adding Depth, Brightening Colors in Fill-Flash Photos, Emphasizing Shadows, Bright Lights, Healthy Complexion, High-Contrast Black-and-White
Softening Highlights, Balancing Interior and Exterior Lighting, Giving Interiors a Soft, Fuzzy Feel
Managing Custom Picture Controls
Creating Custom Picture Controls, Sharing Custom Picture Controls
The Picture Control Utility
Creating Custom Picture Controls
Level Adjustment, Using Custom Tone Curves
Importing and Exporting Custom Picture Controls
Importing Controls to the Picture Control Utility, Saving Custom Picture Controls to a Memory Card