Nikon D3000 User Manual (en)

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Step 2: Select 
i or j Mode
To shoot where use of a flash is prohibited, 
photograph infants, or capture natural lighting under 
low light conditions, rotate the mode dial to 
j. 
Otherwise, rotate the mode dial to 
i.
Step 3: Frame the Photograph
1
Ready the camera.
When framing photographs in the viewfinder, 
hold the handgrip in your right hand and cradle 
the camera body or lens with your left. Keep 
your elbows propped lightly against your torso 
for support and place one foot half a pace ahead 
of the other to keep your upper body stable.
Hold the camera as shown at right when framing 
photographs in portrait (tall) orientation.
In 
j mode, shutter speeds slow when lighting is 
poor; use of a tripod is recommended.
2
Frame the photograph.
Frame a photograph in the viewfinder with the 
main subject in at least one of the 11 focus 
points.
j mode
i mode
Mode dial
Focus point