I’ve been playing around with the Nikon D3200 and have a notebook full of real world tips and tricks that I can’t wait to share with you. If you’re ready to dive in, check out the Tips & Tutorials page for some cool how-to’s and techniques.
Newly Released Cheat Sheets
If you’re anxious and want to start taking better pictures today, check out my Cheat Cards for the Nikon D3200. They give you a sneak peek at the settings I use for a variety of situations. I show you every setting to adjust, with step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow.
Need More Help?
If you have questions about your Nikon D3200, you can chat with me on Facebook or in the forum. I do my best to get back to everyone as fast as I can. Family always comes first (my wife, three boys and a baby girl), but any free time I have left is spent helping people just like you. Happy shooting!
Low Light Portrait Tutorial for the Nikon D3200
I just posted a guide which gives you a firsthand look at my process for shooting portraits in low light with the Nikon D3200. Check it out here »
In the guide I highlight the settings I used and why I used them, along with some secret tips and tricks that can help improve your portrait photography when shooting indoors.
Shutter Priority on the Nikon D3200
VIDEO: Learn How to Use Shutter Priority Mode & Adjust the Shutter Speed I just finished a quick video tutorial, showing you how to use Shutter Priority with the Nikon D3200. Check it out and give me a thumbs up if you like it. :)
Quick Overview of Shutter Priority: In Shutter Priority Mode, you select the shutter speed while the camera automatically selects the best aperture for a balanced exposure. Use fast shutter speeds (like 1/500 or 1/1000) to freeze fast moving subjects (sports) and slower shutter speeds (like 3 to 5 seconds) to capture movement (flowing water).
How to enable Shutter Priority on the D3200: To enable, just rotate the mode dial to the letter ‘S’ and then rotate the smaller command dial (near the thumb rest) to adjust the shutter speed.
Fastest and Slowest Shutter Speeds on the Nikon D3200: The fastest shutter speed you can use in Shutter Priority mode is 1/4000, while the slowest shutter speed you can use is 30″ seconds.
Aperture Priority on the Nikon D3200
VIDEO: Learn How to Enable Aperture Priority Mode & Change the Aperture f-number I’m in the process of recording a bunch of “how to” videos for the Nikon D3200. I just posted my first one, which shows you how to enable Aperture Priority mode and then change the aperture f-number. These initial videos are aimed towards absolute newbies and beginners. The goal is to clearly explain how to enable certain functions and modes. If you have any requests for future videos, please let me know in the Nikon D3200 forum.
Memory Card Analysis for the D3200 I went ahead and put together a memory card guide for the D3200 which sheds some light on compatible memory cards, specific requirements for HD recording, the number of images you can expect to take, estimated movie recording times and other important info. Check it out here.