Nikon D5100 Digital Field Guide

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Overview

The Nikon D5100 is a perfect companion to a photographer searching for a top of the line entry-level DSLR camera. Offering full HDR capability, enhanced night vision shooting, enhanced audio capability, and 1080p HD video; the D5100 is packed with a wide-range of useful features. The Nikon D5100 Digital Field Guide will teach you how to work use each of these impressive features and capture everything from stunning still photos to cinematic quality movies.

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Overview

The Nikon D5100 is a perfect companion to a photographer searching for a top of the line entry-level DSLR camera. Offering full HDR capability, enhanced night vision shooting, enhanced audio capability, and 1080p HD video; the D5100 is packed with a wide-range of useful features. The Nikon D5100 Digital Field Guide will teach you how to work use each of these impressive features and capture everything from stunning still photos to cinematic quality movies.

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470633526
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/19/2011
  • Series: Digital Field Guide Series , #231
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 366,121
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Dennis Thomas is a freelance photographer, author, and musician with nearly 25 years of experience behind the lenses of Nikon cameras. His work has appeared in regional, national, and international publications, including Rolling Stone, SPIN, Country Weekly, Elle, W Magazine, and US Weekly. He has written 12 other Digital Field Guides.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1
Exploring the Nikon D5100 1

CHAPTER 2
Nikon D5100 Essentials 19

CHAPTER 3
Setting Up the Nikon D5100 61

CHAPTER 4
Selecting and Using Lenses for the Nikon D5100 97

CHAPTER 5
Understanding Exposure 123

CHAPTER 6
Working with Light 141

CHAPTER 7
Working with Live View and Video 163

CHAPTER 8
Real-world Applications 175

CHAPTER 9
Viewing and In-camera Editing 211

APPENDIX A
General Photography Tips 227

APPENDIX B
Accessories 237

APPENDIX C
How to Use the Gray Card and Color Checker 241

Glossary 243

Index 249

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2011

    Perfect Partner for CD Manual and User's Guide

    Having just upgraded to the Nikon D5100 from the older D70-and not being familiar with a lot of the 'newer' features of the latest Nikon DSLRs- I found this guide to be invaluable in pointing out addtional features that the manual and user guide covered in a more cursory manner. Most importantly, suggestions for in-camera image processing settings and the author's experience and easy to follow instructions were tremendously valuable and time saving for me. Most of the topics covered in the Nikon manuals are given much more in-depth coverage in this field guide. In addition, there are a couple of chapters which address explanation of exposure, lens operation, etc for those people new to photography and DSLRs. This is kept to a minimum -- but makes this guide a good all-round supplement for any D5100 owner, no matter what his or her level of expertise.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2011

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    Great Book

    If you are looking for a great tutorial book, this is it! The manual that comes with the camera is for the birds. This goes better into depth.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    An excellent book.  Not too long and not too short.  Covers all

    An excellent book.  Not too long and not too short.  Covers all the topics in just enough depth.  Would recommend this book to all levels of photographers.

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  • Posted May 11, 2012

    The best guide there is to offer

    Being new to photography with SLR cameras and being that I couldn't make head nor tails of the guide that came with the camera, I decided to pick up an additional guide. I took a look at some of the other books and they were about as dry and interesting as the original camera guide. This book was full of vibrant full color pictures and tells you all about the buttons and dials, and as an added bonus there's a chapter that covers the basics on all kinds of different photography. Oh yeah! there's a section on video that tells you a bunch of tricks on how to use the video more effectively. I highly recommend this book to anyone who doesn't want to read a dry old manual and wants to learn some new insights into photography.

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