I have been using new camera for over 2 months. As I was writing
previously the NIKON D5300 digital single lens reflex camera has many
options to make a quaint photos.
In this article I would like to show you what can you do with non RAW images saved in your camera. You will learn how to create your own base of painting and how to get comics photos. Obviously you must be aware the battery endurance. Once produceer says
about 600 shots, he has it mind just taking photos without live view. When you start modify your photos using the screen the battery is running out so quickly.
It’s hard to say how many photos you can take beside with modifying previously saved images, however I guess that you can keep the camera screen switched on for 2-3 hours.
Anyway you can modify your JPG images either on your camera or on your computer.
The Retouch Menu offers wide range of options to amend your photo as you want. Some of them are available just for the RAW photos. I will text about this soon. There is
couple links, where you can find the way to create retouching copies. I personally recommend to get main D5300 References and follow them (Pic.1).
Refers to the main source and the D5300 interface I would
like to show a couple of retouched copy examples.
D-lighting making ideal images for dark or backlit
Once you guess that your photo hasn’t been taken properly and contains elements, which you want to get rid you can use this option and create a cropped, the most important
area (Pic. 4).
Monochrome making photos in Black-and-white, Sepia
and Cyanotype (Pic.5). In any case you can increase
or decrease color saturation.
This option is used to correct “red-eye” caused by flash.
During your retouch you can adjust a lot of filter effects as per as below:
Skylight – creates the effect of a skylight filter, making the picture less blue (Pic.7).
Warm filter – Creates a copy with warm tone with more red cast (Pic.7).
Intensifiers: red, green, blue
Cross screen – also known as a star filter, creates a star pattern, in which lines radiate outward from bright objects. There is quite big number of Cross screen
Soft – you can ise this filter when you want to get rid some blemishes or other unwanted small elements (Pic.16,17). You see the landscape like throughout dirty glass.
You can use multi selector to create a copy with modified color balance (Pic.18,19). There is many combinations to adjust your image to conditions, which it has been taken.
You can modify your image size as per as below (Pic.20).
You can create copies with enhanced saturation and contrast (Pic.21).
You can use this iption to rotate your image. You must be aware, that edges of the image will be trimmed to create a rectangular copy (Pic.22,23).
You can reduct peripheral distorsion as per as images below (Pic.24,25).
Create copies that appear to have been taken with a fisheye lens (Pic.27,28).
You have great opportunity to create an outline copy of a photograph to use as a base for painting (Pic.29,30,31). This option doesn’t work in low contrast!
You can turn your photos into sketch effects with colored pencils. You can also set your colors more saturated or washed out. It’s good to use monochromatic effect also. Anyway you will be able to make comics images (Pic.32,33,34,etc.)
See more examples of D5300 color Sketch below…
Create copies that reduce the effects of perspective taken from the base of a tall object (Pic.37). This option isn’t so much useful in case of small buildings (Pic.38).
Thanks to this option you can create a copy that appears to be a photo of a diorama. Works best with photos taken from a high vantage points however you can use it in every conditions depends of your point of view (Pic.39,40).
Create a copy in which only selected hues appear in color. You can choose 3 hues (Pic.41,42,43).
You can compare retouched copies to the original photographs (Pic.44).
2013, Nikon D5300 Reference Manual, Nikon Corporation