Creative photography (digital vari-programs) – Nikon D40 User Manual
Tutorial: Creative Photography (Digital Vari-Programs)
Creative Photography (Digital Vari-Programs)
In addition to
, the D40 offers a choice of seven Digital Vari-Program modes. Selecting a
program automatically optimizes settings to suit the selected scene, making creative pho-
tography as easy as rotating the mode dial.
To take photographs in Digital Vari-Program modes:
Digital Vari-Program modes are described below.
Auto (flash off)
For pictures that do not use the flash.
For natural and man-made landscapes.
For pictures of children.
For moving subjects
For close up shots of flowers, insects, and other small objects.
For portraits taken under low light.
Rotate the mode dial to select a Digital Vari-Program mode.
Frame a photograph in the viewfinder, focus, and shoot.
Auto (Flash Off)
The built-in flash turns off. Use where flash photography is prohib-
ited, to photograph infants without using the flash, or to capture
natural lighting under low light. The camera selects the focus area
containing the closest subject; the AF-assist illuminator will light
to assist the focus operation when lighting is poor.
Use for portraits with soft, natural-looking skin tones. The camera
selects the focus area containing the closest subject. If the subject
is far from the background or a telephoto lens is used, background
details will be softened to lend the composition a sense of depth.
Use for vivid landscape shots. The camera selects the focus area
containing the closest subject; the built-in flash and AF-assist illu-
minator turn off automatically.