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.
Get a grasp on the fun Nikon D5100 with this fun and friendly guide!
Whether it's your first dSLR, your first Canon camera, or simply a new tool for your photography, your Canon Rebel T3i/600D has countless capabilities and you'll want to understand them all. This book covers all the dials, menus, and controls, showing you how to use each one. It explains how to change and use various lenses and offers advice on exposure, focus, printing, using flash, sharing photos online, and much more, all with plenty of full-color examples to show what you can achieve.Canon's popular T3i/600D offers a vast array of options for the new dSLR photographer; this book guides you through all the settings, dials, and menus Explains how to use Live View mode and record, edit, and play back video Provides tips and advice on working with exposure, manipulating focus and color, switching from auto to manual controls, and using lighting creatively Shows how to get photos from the camera to the computer, then edit and manage them using different software packages Illustrated with full-color photos from the author, showing what you can achieve
This fun and friendly book helps you to quickly and confidently take advantage of the many creative possibilities offered by your new Canon camera.
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.
With this full-color book, getting great shots is a snap. You’ll learn to:Format memory cards, use Live View, create custom settings, and change lenses Use thumbnail and calendar displays and picture data, and get tips for inspecting your photos Control aperture, shutter speed, and ISO; work with active D-lighting; and use various flash modes Take control of lighting, exposure, and color Set up, shoot, and review photos using the viewscreen Record HD video, including sound, and know what your D90 can and can’t do Download, organize, and archive your images, share them in prints, e-mails, or slide shows, and use Nikon’s photo management software Decide when you should use JPEG and when to use NEF Adjust resolution for optimum print quality or file size
Photographic expert Julie Adair King also shares secrets for getting the best point-and-shoot pictures, why you might not want to use the top image quality setting, and much more. Grab your Nikon D90 and Nikon D90 For Dummies, and start shooting!
In this book, Tony Northrup (award-winning author of more than 30 how-to books and a professional portrait, wildlife, and landscape photographer) teaches the art and science of creating stunning pictures. First, beginner photographers will master:CompositionExposureShutter speedApertureDepth-of-field (blurring the background)ISONatural lightFlashTroubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad picturesPet photographyWildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more)Sunrises and sunsetsLandscapesCityscapesFlowersForests, waterfalls, and riversNight photographyFireworksRaw filesHDRMacro/close-up photography
Advanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro’s secrets for:Posing men and women. including corrective posing (checklists provided)Portraits (candid, casual, formal, and underwater)Remotely triggering flashesUsing bounce flash and flash modifiersUsing studio lighting on any budgetBuilding a temporary or permanent studio at homeShooting your first weddingHigh speed photographyLocation scouting/finding the best spots and timesPlanning shoots around the sun and moonStar trails (via long exposure and image stacking)Light paintingEliminating noiseFocus stacking for infinite depth-of-fieldUnderwater photographyGetting close to wildlifeUsing electronic shutter triggersPhotographing moving carsPhotographing architecture and real estate