Originally Posted by Willhemmens
I don't own a Nikon but I use manual mode only. You want a wide aperture (Low F Stop number), a shutter speed of around 30/1 (should be enough to stop most handshake) and ISO set to requirements, hopefully not above 400.
A tripod and decent flash setup would also help largely.
30/1 is 30 seconds... and with modern day DSLRs 400 ISO isn't pushing the envelope at all...
On topic: For quick grabs I use the shutter speed priority setting and set it to the minimum shutter speed to grab something thats not moving much with the lens being used. The camera adjusts for all else and even though this may result in an underexposed shot for some things i'd prefer that to blur.