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Nikon D600 For Dummies by Julie Adair King

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Bracketing Exposures

Many photographers use exposure bracketing to ensure that at least one shot of a subject is properly exposed. Bracketing simply means to shoot the same subject multiple times, slightly varying the exposure settings for each image.

In the P, S, A, and M exposure modes, your camera offers automatic bracketing. When you enable this feature, your only job is to press the shutter button to record the shots; the camera automatically adjusts the exposure settings between each image. The D600, however, takes things one step further than most cameras that offer automatic bracketing, enabling you to bracket not just basic exposure, but also flash power, Active D-Lighting, and white balance.

The next section explains how to bracket exposure and flash. Following that, you can find details about bracketing Active D-Lighting. Chapter 8 walks you through the process of bracketing white balance.

Bracketing exposure and flash

After setting the mode dial to P, S, A, or M, follow these steps to bracket exposure only, flash only, or both together. (Don't be put off by the length of these steps; although describing the features takes quite a few words, actually using them isn't all that complicated.)

  1. Specify what you want to bracket through the Auto Bracketing Set option, located in the Bracketing/Flash section of the Custom Setting menu.

    Shown in Figure 7-40, this option determines what aspect of your picture you want to vary between shots. For exposure and flash bracketing, ...

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