In this post, I will be giving you a detailed and simplified guide on the manual settings of the Nikkon D5300.However, it should be noted that, I am giving this account based on my own experience. I have operated the Nikon and it was a nice experience so I decided to share this wonderful experience with you by sharing a tutorial on the manual setting of the Nikon D5300.

Setting the Aperture

The aperture allows you to control how blurry you want your image to be or what is usually referred to as the depth/intensity of field. It is also your camera’s light source. The aperture is also referred to as the f-stop. With the zoom kit lens, you can control or adjust the aperture. So with the zoom package lens, you may set the aperture through flipping from manual to aperture and adjusting and then flipping right back to manual to shoot. The longer your aperture, the less blur and light, the shorter your aperture, the greater the blur and more light.

Shutter Speed

When using the manual setting of the Nikon D5300, it is the easiest and quickest means of adjusting how light or how you want your image whilst moving between frames in a new metropolis and also looking to get the perfectly timed shot. You may change this quick while shooting without having to pause shooting and look at the screen at the same time which is the best part. You can control the shutter speed by simply using your thumb to adjust or the knob on the camera. You may speed the shutter up, so the photograph is snapped quicker, for that reason allowing less time for light to get in OR you could gradually slow the shutter down permitting extra light on your photograph.


This one can be sort of a hard one because it’s the lacking puzzle between aperture and shutter velocity. I decided that it was wise to come up with an ISO setting for the day rather than to be continuously adjusting. Now if you are walking round and the light is very steady, then there is no need to tamper with the ISO at all. The hassle comes whilst you are continuously walking on foot around through photographs with lots of buoyant direct daylight and then you unknowingly change direction and boom you’re surrounded in shadows. For this kind of situation, my best recommendation is find a happy medium ISO setting and use your other tools which can be a whole lot simpler to modify on the fly along with your aperture and shutter speed due to the fact that you may regulate those a whole lot easier! For this purpose my general manual setting on the Nikon D5300 are;

  1. I increase my exposure to direct sunlight between 250 – 340 due to the fact i like my aperture to be very open all of the time but yours could remain at 100 – 250
  2. I set my shade and overcast to: 400-500