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I have a nikon d40 when im about to take a photo i press the shutter down but it wont take a photo. mostly when im outside in the dark can you help

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Its sounds like the camera can't get enough light so the shutter remains open for a long time.

Basic photography says that the aperture needs to be set wide open (small F number) to let in the most light. Also use a high ISO number to increase the sensitivity of the camera to light.

Simply set the camera to mode "A" and select the lowest F number, also change the iso to 400 or above. Keep the camera very still and you should get a picture.
The camera may be set so it will only shoot when the camera is in focus, Like on Portrait or Landscape mode, and you cannot get the camera to lock in the focus so it won't shoot
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