Mastering the Nikon D5000 [NOOK Book]


Mastering the Nikon D5000 by Darrell Young is a comprehensive guide for of the owners of this newest, budget-friendly generation of Nikon digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. The smaller, more lightweight Nikon D5000 mixes generous portions of user-controlled manual photography features with the latest technological innovations, allowing fully automatic point and shoot simplicity.

Darrell's approach in helping the reader to master this ...

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Mastering the Nikon D5000 by Darrell Young is a comprehensive guide for of the owners of this newest, budget-friendly generation of Nikon digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. The smaller, more lightweight Nikon D5000 mixes generous portions of user-controlled manual photography features with the latest technological innovations, allowing fully automatic point and shoot simplicity.

Darrell's approach in helping the reader to master this camera avoids the purely instructional technique, favoring a more friendly and advisory tone. He blends his decades of Nikon camera experience with an intuitive understanding of the readers' most likely questions regarding specific camera functions and features. Rather than just list all options for the myriad of camera settings and adjustments, he explains the background behind each setting and shares his personal recommendations.

Darrell understands that many owners of the D5000 may be just entering the world of DSLRs, and he takes the time to guide these new owners through the basics, while giving more experienced photographers the option of a refresher course.

Also included is an entire chapter on the exciting new D-Movie function that can record high-quality HD movie clips at an amazing 24-frames per second.

Mastering the D5000 is the most recent volume in the highly successful series of Nikonians Press books.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781457103384
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook
  • Publication date: 12/28/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • File size: 25 MB
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Meet the Author

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) is an information technology engineer by trade. He's been an avid photographer since 1968 when his mother gave him a Brownie Hawkeye camera.

Darrell has used Nikon cameras and Nikkor lenses since 1980. He has an incurable case of Nikon Acquisition Syndrom (NAS) and delights in working with Nikon's newest digital cameras.

Living near Great Smoky Mountains National Park has given him a real concern for, and interest in, nature photography.

He loves to write, as you can see in the Resources area of the community. He joined the community in 2000 and his literary contributions led to an invitation to become a Founding Member of the Nikonians Writers Guild.

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Table of Contents

This book is dedicated to:;
About the Author;
Chapter 1: Nikon D5000 Initial Configuration;
1.1 Digital Sensor Basics, or Why Does a DSLR Make Better Images?;
1.2 First Use of the Nikon D5000;
1.3 Charging the Battery;
1.4 Initial Camera Setup;
1.5 Getting Down to Basics – Shooting Menu Settings;
1.6 Custom Settings Menu Basics;
1.7 Information Edit Screen;
1.8 Using the Information Edit Screens;
1.9 My Conclusions;
Chapter 2: Aperture and Shutter Speed;
2.1 Understanding the Camera’s Aperture;
2.2 Understanding Depth of Field;
2.3 Understanding the Camera’s Shutter Speed;
2.4 Using the Aperture and Shutter Speed Together for Great Pictures;
2.5 My Conclusions;
Chapter 3: Exposure Metering System, Exposure Modes, and Histogram;
3.1 Section 1 – Metering Systems;
3.2 3D Color Matrix II Metering;
3.3 Center-Weighted Metering;
3.4 Spot Metering;
3.5 Section 2 – Exposure Modes;
3.6 P – Programmed Auto Mode;
3.7 S – Shutter-Priority Auto Mode;
3.8 A – Aperture-Priority Auto Mode;
3.9 M – Manual Mode;
3.10 My Recommendations on Exposure Mode selection;
3.11 Full Auto and Scene Modes;
3.12 Auto Exposure Mode;
3.13 Why Have Scene Modes?;
3.14 Six External Scene Modes Found on the Mode Dial;
3.15 Thirteen Internal Scene Modes;
3.16 Section 3 – Histogram;
3.17 Understanding the Histogram (An Overview);
3.18 My Conclusions;
Chapter 4: White Balance;
4.1 How Does White Balance (WB) Work?;
4.2 Color Temperature;
4.3 Method 1: Setting White Balance with the Information Edit Screens;
4.4 Method 2: Setting White Balance with the Menus and Selecting Options;
4.5 Mired WB Fine-Tuning Values;
4.6 Measuring Ambient Light and Using PRE;
4.7 Selecting the White Balance from a Previously Taken Image;
4.8 White Balance Bracketing;
4.9 Auto White Balance;
4.10 Should I Worry About White Balance If I Shoot in RAW Mode?;
4.11 White Balance Tips;
4.12 My Conclusions;
Chapter 5: Playback Menu;
5.1 Delete Function;
5.2 Playback Folder;
5.3 Display Mode;
5.4 Image Review;
5.5 Slide Show;
5.6 Print Set;
5.7 My Conclusions;
Chapter 6: Shooting Menu;
6.1 Setting Up the Shooting Menu;
6.2 Image Quality;
6.3 Understanding Image Formats;
6.4 Image Size;
6.5 White Balance;
6.6 ISO Sensitivity Settings;
6.7 Active D-Lighting;
6.8 Auto Distortion Control;
6.9 Color Space;
6.10 Long Exposure NR;
6.11 High ISO Noise Reduction;
6.12 Active Folder;
6.13 Movie Settings;
6.14 Interval Timer Shooting;
6.15 My Conclusions;
Chapter 7: Custom Setting Menu;
7.1 Configuring the Custom Settings;
7.2 Autofocus - Custom Settings a1 to a4;
7.3 Exposure - Custom Setting b1;
7.4 Timers/AE Lock - Custom Settings c1 to c4;
7.5 Shooting/Display - Custom Settings d1 to d7;
7.6 Bracketing/Flash - Custom Settings e1 and e2;
7.7 Controls - Custom Settings f1 to f5;
7.8 My Conclusions;
Chapter 8: Setup Menu;
8.1 Format Memory Card;
8.2 LCD Brightness;
8.3 Info Display Format;
8.4 Auto Information Display;
8.5 Info Wrap-Around;
8.6 Clean Image Sensor;
8.7 Lock Mirror Up for Cleaning;
8.8 Video Mode;
8.9 High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI);
8.10 Time Zone and Date;
8.11 Language;
8.12 Image Comment;
8.13 Auto Image Rotation;
8.14 Image Dust Off Ref Photo;
8.15 GPS;
8.16 Firmware Version;
8.17 My Conclusions;
Chapter 9: Retouch Menu, Recent Settings/My Menu;
9.1 Retouch Menu;
9.2 Recent Settings/My Menu;
9.3 My Conclusions;
Chapter 10: Multi-CAM 1000 Autofocus;
10.1 What Is the Multi-CAM 1000 Autofocus Module?;
10.2 Understanding the Autofocus, AF-Area, and Release Modes;
10.3 Focus Modes in Detail;
10.4 AF-Area Modes in Detail;
10.5 Release Modes in Detail;
10.6 Live View Autofocus;
10.7 My Conclusions;
Chapter 11: Speedlight Flash Photography;
11.1 What Is a Guide Number?;
11.2 Using the D5000’s Flash Settings;
11.3 What Is the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)?;
11.4 My Conclusions;
Chapter 12: D-Movie Mode: Video on Demand;
12.1 Basic Video Standards Information;
12.2 Camera Setup for Making D-Movies;
12.3 Displaying D-Movies;
12.4 Limitations in D-Movie Mode Video Capture;
12.5 My Conclusions;
12.6 Video Editing Software;
Credits for Chapter Opening Images;
Chapter 1;
Chapter 2;
Chapter 3;
Chapter 4;
Chapter 5;
Chapter 6;
Chapter 7;
Chapter 8;
Chapter 9;
Chapter 10;
Chapter 11;
Chapter 12;

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