Nikon D3300 Digital Field Guide

Nikon D3300 Digital Field Guide

by J. Dennis Thomas

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Overview

Nikon D3300 Digital Field Guide by J. Dennis Thomas

Everything you need to know about your new N1 camera!

Portable and full color, this guide is packed with everythingyou want and need to know in order to take amazing photos usingyour new Nikon Camera N1. Veteran author J. Dennis Thomas walks youthrough the essential controls, features, and functions of the N1using step-by-step instructions and providing full-color images ofeach menu screen. You'll learn how to adjust white balance,autofocus, and exposure as well as choose lens and adjust settings.The handy trim size allows this guide to go where you go, allowingyou easy access to information quickly so you can get the exactshot you want when you want it.

  • Helps you make the most of your Camera N1 and get the shots youwant
  • Features valuable insight from a successful professionalphotographer for capturing unique and memorable portrait, candid,action, travel, sports, and other shots
  • Provides step-by-step explanations on techniques and tips, allaimed at getting you comfortable and confident with yourcamera

Go beyond the basic manual and the standard settings and seewhat your Camera N1 can do with Camera N1 Digital FieldGuide!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118143216
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/19/2014
Series: Digital Field Guide Series , #252
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,208,503
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

J. Dennis Thomas is an Austin, Texas, based photographerand the author of more than twenty Nikon Digital Field Guides. Heis also a contributing author of articles on photographic theoryand technique for Digital Photo magazine,MasteringPhoto.com, and maintains his own website, the NikonDigital Field Guide Online (http://NikonDFG.com).

Table of Contents

Introduction xix

About the Digital Field Guide xx

CHAPTER 1 Exploring the Nikon D3300 1

Key Components of the D3300 2

The top of the camera 2

The back of the camera 4

The front of the camera 8

The left side of the camera 9

The Viewfinder Display 12

The Information Display 15

CHAPTER 2 Nikon D3300 Essentials 21

Exposure Modes 22

Automatic modes 22

Programmed auto mode 23

Aperture-priority auto mode 24

Shutter-priority auto mode 25

Manual mode 26

Guide Mode 27

Shoot 28

View/delete 28

Retouch 29

Setup 29

Scene Modes 29

Special Effects Modes 32

Night vision 33

Super vivid 33

Pop 33

Photo illustration 34

Color sketch 35

Toy camera effect 35

Miniature effect 36

Selective color 37

Silhouette 39

High key 39

Low key 39

HDR painting 39

Easy panorama 40

Metering Modes 41

Matrix metering mode 41

Center-weighted metering mode 42

Spot metering mode 43

Autofocus 43

Phase detection 44

Contrast detection 44

Focus Modes 45

Auto servo AF mode 45

Continuous servo AF mode 45

Single servo AF mode 46

Manual focus mode 46

Autofocus Area Modes 47

Auto-area AF mode 47

Single-point AF mode 47

Dynamic-area AF mode 48

Release Modes 48

ISO Sensitivity 50

Auto ISO 51

Noise reduction 51

White Balance 53

The Kelvin scale 53

White balance settings 54

Picture Controls 56

File Formats, Size, and Compression 60

NEF (RAW) 61

JPEG 61

Image size 63

Image quality 64

CHAPTER 3 Setting up the Nikon D3300 67

The Playback Menu 68

Delete 68

Playback folder 69

Playback display options 69

Image review 70

Rotate tall 71

Slide show 71

DPOF print order 72

Rating 73

Select to send to smart device 73

The Shooting Menu 73

Reset shooting menu 74

Image quality 74

Image size 75

White balance 75

Set Picture Control 77

Auto distortion control 78

Color space 79

Active D-Lighting 80

Noise reduction 80

ISO sensitivity settings 80

AF-area mode 81

Built-in AF-assist illuminator 81

Metering 82

Flash cntrl for built-in flash 82

Movie settings 82

The Setup Menu 83

Reset setup options 84

Format memory card 84

Monitor brightness 84

Info display format 85

Auto info display 85

Clean image sensor 85

Lock mirror up for cleaning 86

Image Dust Offref photo 87

Flicker reduction 87

Time zone and date 88

Language 88

Auto image rotation 88

Image comment 88

Auto off timers 88

Self-timer 89

Remote on duration (ML-L3) 89

Beep 89

Rangefinder 89

File number sequence 90

Buttons 90

Slot empty release lock 91

Print date 91

Storage folder 91

Accessory terminal 92

Video mode 93

HDMI 93

Wireless mobile adapter 94

Firmware version 94

The Retouch Menu 94

D-Lighting 96

Red-eye correction 96

Trim 97

Monochrome 97

Filter effects 98

Color balance 99

Image overlay 100

NEF (RAW) processing 101

Resize 102

Quick retouch 102

Straighten 103

Distortion control 103

Fisheye 103

Color outline 103

Photo illustration 103

Color sketch 104

Perspective control 104

Miniature effect 104

Selective color 105

Edit movie 105

Recent Settings 106

CHAPTER 4 Selecting and Using Lenses with the Nikon D3300107

Deciphering Nikon Lens Codes 108

Lens Compatibility 109

The DX Crop Factor 110

Third-Party Lenses 113

Types of Lenses 115

Wide-angle lenses 115

Standard zoom lenses 119

Telephoto lenses 121

Close-up/macro lenses 124

Fisheye lenses 126

CHAPTER 5 Controlling Exposure 129

Defining Exposure 130

ISO 131

Shutter speed 132

Aperture or f-stop 135

Fine-tuning Your Exposure 137

Exposure compensation 137

Using histograms 138

CHAPTER 6 Working with Light 145

Lighting Essentials 146

The quality of light 146

Lighting direction 149

Natural Light 152

Continuous Light 153

The D3300 Built-in Flash 155

Built-in flash exposure modes 155

Flash sync modes 157

Flash Compensation 159

Light Modifiers 160

CHAPTER 7 Working with the Live View and Video Modes163

Live View Mode 164

Focus modes 165

AF-area modes 166

Using Live View mode 168

Shooting and Editing Video 172

Frame size and frame rate 175

In-camera video editing 176

CHAPTER 8 Real-World Applications 179

Abstract Photography 180

Equipment 180

Technique 182

Action and Sports Photography 183

Equipment 184

Technique 185

Concert and Live Music Photography 187

Equipment 188

Technique 190

Macro Photography 192

Equipment 193

Technique 197

Nature and Landscape Photography 198

Equipment 199

Technique 200

Night and Low-light Photography 201

Equipment 202

Technique 204

Portrait Photography 205

Equipment 206

Technique 208

Still-life, Product, and Food Photography 209

Equipment 210

Technique 211

Street Photography 214

Equipment 214

Technique 215

CHAPTER 9 After Capture 219

Viewing Your Images 220

Downloading Your Images 222

File Management and Workflow 223

Folder structure 224

Editing 224

Filenames and metadata 225

Tonal Adjustments and Color Corrections 226

APPENDIX A General Composition Tips 231

APPENDIX B Accessories 237

Glossary 243

Index 253

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