This section takes you through the workflow for outdoor portrait and wedding photography.
Before composing shots and requesting your subjects to take their places, tell them the sort of pictures and poses you have in mind. Communication is the key.
You'll generally find yourself using natural light for outdoor shots. Among the factors you'll need to consider when composing shots and choosing poses are where the light is coming from, the time of day (and position of the sun), and the weather.
Take test shots before the main event to see if the look and colors match what you have in mind.
Those who enjoy tweaking Picture Controls will find custom Picture Controls a useful tool (see this section). You can name and save them as you choose or copy them to memory cards for use with compatible software or other cameras of the same type.
If conditions are making it hard for your model not to blink, try shooting bursts with [Continuous L] or [Continuous H] selected for release mode and picking the best shots.
If you're worried that sounds from the camera may disturb those around you, select [On] for [Silent photography] in the photo shooting menu to eliminate the noise and vibration from the mechanical shutter.
Stopping aperture down or opening it up to increase or reduce depth of field changes the amount of bokeh and thus the impressions your photos create.
This section introduces you to the art of retouching pictures using Nikon's NX Studio computer software. Available only from Nikon, NX Studio can be used to view and edit pictures and process NEF (RAW) photos. An installer is available from the Nikon Download Center (https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/).
The color booster tool optimizes saturation to make colors more vivid.