Nikon D5100 For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Make the most of that cool new camera! Learn all its tricks and take creative control

Your D5100 is made for creative expression. The more you understand about your camera, the more fun you can have. Learn about all the settings, find out what all those technical buzzwords mean, and then start getting creative — begin mastering exposure, manipulating focus, shooting video, and sharing it all online, by e-mail, or in prints.

  • A perfect setup — ...
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Nikon D5100 For Dummies

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Overview

Make the most of that cool new camera! Learn all its tricks and take creative control

Your D5100 is made for creative expression. The more you understand about your camera, the more fun you can have. Learn about all the settings, find out what all those technical buzzwords mean, and then start getting creative — begin mastering exposure, manipulating focus, shooting video, and sharing it all online, by e-mail, or in prints.

  • A perfect setup — learn how to set up your camera for basic shootingand how to get the best results in the fully automatic modes
  • Movie time — choose the right quality, focus, and audio options, then record and edit HD movies
  • Go pro — move out of Auto mode and take full control over exposure, flash, focus, and color
  • Explore exposure — get the scoop on f-stops, shutter speed, ISO, and other exposure controls
  • Learn to share — download and process your images for prints or online sharing

Open the book and find:

  • When to use JPEG and when to shoot Raw
  • Advice on basic photo settings
  • Tips for shooting still photos in Live View
  • What you can learn from a histogram and other picture data
  • How to tweak exposure with Active D-Lighting and HDR
  • Comparisons of editing programs
  • Which autofocus settings work best
  • Ten fun and useful photo effects

Learn to:

  • Take professional-looking photos even if this is your first dSLR
  • Use the autoexposure Scene modes or move up to manual control
  • Get creative with exposure, color, focus, and special effects

IN FULL COLOR!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118160039
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 442,763
  • File size: 49 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet 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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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Fast Track to Super Snaps 5

Chapter 1: Getting the Lay of the Land 7

Chapter 2: Choosing Basic Picture Settings 37

Chapter 3: Taking Great Pictures, Automatically 67

Chapter 4: Exploring Live View Photography and Movie Making 83

Part II: Working with Picture Files 111

Chapter 5: Playback Mode: Viewing, Erasing, and Protecting Photos 113

Chapter 6: Downloading, Printing, and Sharing Your Photos 143

Part III: Taking Creative Control 179

Chapter 7: Getting Creative with Exposure and Lighting 181

Chapter 8: Manipulating Focus and Color 233

Chapter 9: Putting It All Together 277

Part IV: The Part of Tens 293

Chapter 10: Ten Fun (And Practical) Ways to Manipulate Your Photos 295

Chapter 11: Ten Special-Purpose Features to Explore on a Rainy Day327

Index 343

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    Maybe printed version might work

    Illustrations unreadable, camera's inclueded instructions much better. Do not waste your money

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Never buy a book for dummies or idiots

    You are better than that.

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