Nikon D5100 For Dummies

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A picture-perfect beginner guide to the new Nikon D5100

Eager to take a shot at using the exciting new Nikon D5100? Then this is the introductory book for you! Aimed at first-time DSLR shooters who need a friendly guide on how to use their camera, this straightforward book is packed with full-color images that help demonstrate how to use features of the Nikon D5100. Coverage explores the on-board effects, low-light settings, and automatic HDR shooting. Clear explanations detail the ways in which you can use the new features of the Nikon D5100 to add unique shots to your portfolio while an explanation of photography terms gets you confident and savvy with this fun DSLR camera.

  • Covers basic camera controls and functions, shooting in auto mode, setting photo quality, and navigating menus and the view screen
  • Introduces the basics of photography, including the settings that control lighting, exposure, focus, and color
  • Addresses the new low-light and HDR settings
  • Encourages you to use the new onboard effects features and shares tips for improving images with editing software

Get a grasp on the fun Nikon D5100 with this fun and friendly guide!

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About the author

Julie Adair King has been writing about digital cameras and photographyfor more than a decade. She is the author of several books on various Nikon andCanon cameras as well as Digital Photography For Dummies, and she teaches beginning digital photographers at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jul 15, 2011
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9781118160039
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Digital Media / Photography
Photography / Techniques / Cinematography & Videography
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Chapter 1: Exploring the Nikon D5100- This chapter identifies every button, dial, and indicator on your camera and walks you through setting up your Nikon D5100 for immediate use.

Chapter 2: Nikon D5100 Essentials- This chapter teaches you how each of your camera’s modes functions, from fully automatic to the daunting manual mode.  It also covers how to adjust key exposure settings such as ISO, shutter speed, and aperture.

Chapter 3: Setting Up the Nikon D5100- Chapter 3 covers the Nikon D5100’s menu screens and how to navigate your way through them in setting up and using your new camera.

Chapter 4: Selecting and Using Lenses for the Nikon D5100- In this chapter, you’ll find advice on choosing the best lenses for your camera, including recommendations for a variety of budgets and skill-levels. 

Chapter 5: Understanding Exposure- This chapter gives a primer on the fundamentals of exposure to allow you to take the best possible photos now that you know how to make all necessary adjustments to your camera settings. 

Chapter 6: Working with Light- Within this chapter, you’ll find an explanation of flash options from shooting with the built-in flash, modifying flash exposure, shooting with a speedlite, or using a wireless flash, and much more. 

Chapter 7: Working with Live View and Video- Chapter 7 teaches you the tips, tricks, and workarounds you’ll need to effectively use your live view as well as to capture stunning video.

Chapter 8: Real- world Applications- This chapter refreshes your photo knowledge with overviews on how to shoot landscape, portrait photography, action photography, night photography and more.    

Chapter 9: Viewing and In-camera Editing- In this chapter, you will learn how to view and download your images from the D51000 as well as how to use the many in-camera editing options.

Appendix A: General Photography Tips- This appendix offers refreshers on depth of field and rules of composition.

Appendix B: Accessories- This appendix teaches you how to utilize the remote control, video accessories, GPS unit and much more.

Appendix C: How to Use the Gray Card and Color Checker- A bonus gray card and color checker are provided (bound within the book) to help you get the color right on every shot. This appendix teaches you how to make the most of this great add-on. 

The Nikon D5100 Digital Field Guide is a friendly, efficient, clearly-illustrated guide that will enable you to confidently capture beautiful images with your new Nikon D5100.

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