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Nikon D5000 Digital Field Guide

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As a 12.9 megapixel camera with new movie capture and numerous advanced features, the Nikon D5000 is a remarkable blend of simplicity and advanced D-SLR capabilities.  The Nikon D5000 Digital Field Guide will teach you how to get the most out of these impressive features, as well as improve your basic photography skills.

Chapter 1: Exploring the Nikon D5000 – Learn key components of the D5000 including ...

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Overview

As a 12.9 megapixel camera with new movie capture and numerous advanced features, the Nikon D5000 is a remarkable blend of simplicity and advanced D-SLR capabilities.  The Nikon D5000 Digital Field Guide will teach you how to get the most out of these impressive features, as well as improve your basic photography skills.

Chapter 1: Exploring the Nikon D5000 – Learn key components of the D5000 including basic layout, dials, switches, and buttons.

Chapter 2: Nikon D5000 Essentials – This chapter discusses key settings such as

Chapter 3: Exploring the D5000 Menus – Learn how to customize the D5000 to fit your shooting style, refine workflow, or to refine the camera settings to fit different shooting scenarios.

Chapter 4: Essential Photography Concepts – Learn to fine-tune exposure, understand depth of field, and compose your photographs when using your D5000.

Chapter 5: Selecting and Using Lenses – This chapter covers the most common, as well as the most recommended D5000 lenses, and how they impact your photography.

Chapter 6: Working with Light. – The ability to control light is one crucial step in taking great photos. This chapter explains different types of light and how to modify light to suit your needs.

Chapter 7: Working with D-Movie. – This chapter covers tips, tricks, and workarounds in using D-Movie mode on your D5000, as well as different types of video editing software.

Chapter 8: Viewing and In-camera Editing. – Learn how to view and download your images from your new D5000 and to use the new retouch options that were not available on previous cameras.

Chapter 9: Action and Sports Photography. – This chapter discusses how to prepare your shot, pan using different shutter speeds, and implement speedlights with your D5000.

Chapter 10: Flower and Plant Photography.  – This chapter explains preparing shots, how to implement backlighting, and general tips for taking flower and plant photos with your D5000.—make into a complete sentence

Chapter 11: Macro Photography. – This chapter covers different tools you can use with your D5000 for macro photography like lenses, filters, extension tubes, and more.

Chapter 12: Night and Lowlight Photography. – Discover how to successfully overcome low lighting obstacles to capture great concert and nightlife photos with your D5000.

Chapter 13: Portrait Photography. – This chapter prepares you for photographing studio, outdoor, and indoor portrait sessions with your D5000.

Chapter 14: Still-life and Product Photography. – This chapter explains how to use the available light, continuous lights and other accessories when photographing still-lifes and product photography with your D5000.

Chapter 15: Urban and Rural Landscape Photography. – Learn how to set up D5000 for urban, desert, and silhouette shots

Appendix A: Accessories. – This chapter covers remote controls, GPS unit, tripods and more accessories that you might consider purchasing to accompany your D500.

With the Nikon D5000 Digital Field Guide, you will gain a thorough understanding of the D5000, as well as the basic fundamentals of capturing the best possible photos in any situation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470521267
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/7/2009
  • Series: Digital Field Guide Series , #205
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Dennis Thomas is a professional photographer and author based in Austin, TX. He owns Dead Sailor Productions, a photography and graphic design business, and has worked with many notable clients. He has authored eight previous Digital Field Guides and has published articles in national photography magazines.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Using the Nikon D5000.

Chapter 1: Exploring the Nikon D5000.

Chapter 2: Nikon D5000 Essentials.

Chapter 3: Exploring the D5000 Menus.

Chapter 4: Essential Photography Concepts.

Chapter 5: Selecting and Using Lenses.

Chapter 6: Working with Light.

Chapter 7: Working with D-Movie.

Chapter 8: Viewing and In-camera Editing.

Part II: Capturing Great Images with the Nikon D5000.

Chapter 9: Action and Sports Photography.

Chapter 10: Flower and Plant Photography.

Chapter 11: Macro Photography.

Chapter 12: Night and Lowlight Photography.

Chapter 13: Portrait Photography.

Chapter 14: Still-life and Product Photography.

Chapter 15: Urban and Rural Landscape Photography.

Part III: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Accessories.

Glossary.

Index.

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