1. Assign the ISO function to the self-timer button. CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU->f Controls->f1 Assign Fn button ISO Coming from film, having control over ISO/ASA is a new thing to me. In the good/bad old days of film you set the ISO to what ever the film speed was and dealt with it for the entire roll. You could not change film speed in the middle of a roll. With these new fangled digital cameras ISO can be changed as easily as shutter and aperture. So why keep it buried in a menu, assign it to the self-timer button. Now, when you hold down the self-timer button and spin the control wheel, the ISO changes just like the other exposure controls. I think this really improves things. 2. Use a White/Gray card for WB setting. SHOOTING MENU->White balance->PRE Preset manual->Measure->Overwrite existing preset data? (and then take a picture of your gray card) This procedure sets your D5100 to the existing light in the room. You have to do this every time your lighting changes but the white balance has been spot on for every thing I have shot using this method. I dont use this for everything as it can be time consuming and I shoot RAW so I have control in PP. These procedures are described in detail in the manual. Just thought Id pass this on.