Nikon D5100 For Dummies

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9781118118191: Nikon D5100 For Dummies

A picture-perfect beginner guide to the new Nikon D5100

Eager to take a shot at using the exciting new Nikon D5100? Then this is the introductory book for you! Aimed at first-time DSLR shooters who need a friendly guide on how to use their camera, this straightforward book is packed with full-color images that help demonstrate how to use features of the Nikon D5100. Coverage explores the on-board effects, low-light settings, and automatic HDR shooting. Clear explanations detail the ways in which you can use the new features of the Nikon D5100 to add unique shots to your portfolio while an explanation of photography terms gets you confident and savvy with this fun DSLR camera.

  • Covers basic camera controls and functions, shooting in auto mode, setting photo quality, and navigating menus and the view screen
  • Introduces the basics of photography, including the settings that control lighting, exposure, focus, and color
  • Addresses the new low-light and HDR settings
  • Encourages you to use the new onboard effects features and shares tips for improving images with editing software

Get a grasp on the fun Nikon D5100 with this fun and friendly guide!

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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!

About 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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