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Mastering the Nikon D810 by Darrell Young

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11 Live View Photography

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Heermann’s Gull at Tamarack © James T. Keenan (Lomcevak)

Live view photography mode in the Nikon D810 is a mature still-imaging system that’s easy to use and full featured. It allows you to take your eye away from the camera and use the Monitor on the back as your viewfinder.

If you need to shoot with your camera at arm’s length, such as in a crowd while taking pictures over the top of people’s heads, the big 3.2-inch (8.13 cm) Monitor makes it easy to see your subject. If you need to take pictures that require you to bend over, such as when shooting closeups (macros) of plants or insects, the Live view mode will save ...

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