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Introduction. Chapter 1: Setting Up Your Nikon D90. Chapter 2: Nikon D90 Roadmap. Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Nikon D90. Chapter 4: Fine-Tuning Exposure. Chapter 5: Advanced Shooting Tips for Your Nikon D90. Chapter 6: Working with Lenses. Chapter 7: Making Light Work for You. Chapter 8: Useful Software for the Nikon D90. Chapter 9: Nikon D90: Troubleshooting and Prevention. Glossary.

About the Author

With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author, and the originator of popular digital photography series like David Busch's Pro Secrets and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written more than a dozen hugely successful guidebooks for Canon and Canon digital SLR models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Second Edition, and Digital SLR Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than twenty years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He's operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photos and articles have appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He has also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper, and his advice has been featured in National Public Radio's "All Tech Considered." When About.com named its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography, debuting at the #1 and #2 slots were Busch's Digital Photography All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. During the past year, he's had as many as five of his books listed in the Top 20 of Amazon.com's Digital Photography Bestseller list--simultaneously! Busch's 120-plus other books published since 1983 include bestsellers like David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Digital SLR Lenses. Visit his website at http://www.dslrguides.com.
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Product Details

  • Series: David Busch's Digital Photography Guides
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 edition (May 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598639056
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598639056
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 9.2 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #395,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With more than 2 million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling author of camera-specific guidebooks, and the originator of popular series like David Busch's Pro Secrets, David Busch's Compact Field Guides, David Busch's Guides to Digital SLR Photography, and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides.

Most of his hugely successful books for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, and Panasonic digital cameras are the top-selling guidebooks for their respective camera models. His advice has been featured on NPR's "All Tech Considered."

Busch's dozens of other books devoted to digital photography include David Busch's Digital Infrared Pro Secrets and Mastering Digital SLR Photography. As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, he has illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. Busch has operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photographs and articles have been published in magazines as diverse as PhotoGraphic, Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He's also reviewed digital cameras for CNet Networks and Computer Shopper.

As a writer, photographer, and contributing editor for ten magazines, he has more than 130 books and 2500 articles to his credit. A PR consultant for Eastman Kodak Company's photography divisions for nearly 20 years, Busch has published photography articles under his by-line in Popular Photography & Imaging, PhotoGraphic, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer and other photo magazines. His photos have appeared on the covers of magazines, and in both print and television advertising.

The graduate of Kent State University operated his own photo studio and was a principal in CCS/PR, Inc., one of the largest public relations firms based in San Diego, working on press conferences, press kits, media tours, and sponsored photo trade magazine articles. In addition to Kodak, CCS photography clients included Hewlett-Packard. He sold his interest in CCS in 1992 to become a full-time author, photographer, and reporter.

Since then, Busch has become one of the leading photojournalist/authors in the United States. He has had as many as five books appear simultaneously in the Amazon.com Top 25 Digital Photography Books, and when Michael Carr of About.com named the top five digital photography books for beginners, the #1 and #2 choices were his Digital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. Several of his digital imaging books have sold in excess of 50,000 copies.

Busch was a featured guest speaking on digital photography on Toronto's Breakfast Television show in 2005, was the keynote speaker at the Dayton Computerfest, and has been a call-in guest for 22 different radio shows nationally and in major markets, including WTOP-AM (Washington), KYW-AM (Philadelphia), USA Network (Daybreak USA), WPHM-AM (Detroit), KMJE-FM (Sacramento), CJAD-AM (Montreal), WBIX-AM (Boston), ABC Radio Network (Jonathan & Mary Show).

His work has been translated into Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Bulgarian, German, Italian, French, and other languages. his web site is http://www.dbusch.com.

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113 of 116 people found the following review helpful By Grampa on June 3, 2009
Format: Paperback
I wanted a book that explained in depth how to use my new Nikon D90. David Busch's Nikon D90 Guide to Digital SLR Photographydid exactly that. It's well organized and describes everything in a logical way, so you can familiarize yourself with your camera, and then go on and master every control and option. There are nine chapters.

-Chapter 1: This is a quick start to using the camera, from initial setup to an introduction to drive modes, exposure modes, metering, and focus options.
-Chapter 2: Nikon D90 Roadmap. This chapter is a 35-page guided tour of every single feature and control of the camera. It shows you how to use each button and dial, and how they affect your pictures.
-Chapter 3: This chapter is worth the price of the book alone. It is 90 pages long, about three or four times as large as similar chapters in other books, listing each menu option and telling you why each is important. That's what I needed. Don't just tell me what choices I have, tell me why I need to choose one over the other!
-Chapter 4: This book is about exposure, histograms, etc. I have an entire book on this topic, but this chapter explains it better.
-Chapter 5: Advanced shooting. The author has an exhaustive section on autofocus, which I have found to be one of the trickiest aspects of this camera to master. I finally understand exactly how phase detection and contrast detection and Live View work.
-Chapter 6: Wow. A big chapter just on the various Nikon lenses available. I couldn't live without this.
-Chapter 7: This one covers the mysteries of light and has an introduction to the Nikon Creative Lighting System.
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56 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Keith Allen on May 31, 2009
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The other camera guidebooks don't seem to "get it." This one does. It provides exactly what a new Nikon D90 owner needs to get up to speed quickly with this great camera, with exactly the right explanations and exactly the right level of detail. For example one of the other books I checked out had a total of 30 pages devoted to the menus and setup options that I found most confusing. David Busch's guide has a comprehensive chapter with a whopping 95 pages on the same material. He list's every menu option and explains how to use it and why to make a particular setting. Then, if you want to know more, he provides a reference to a later chapter that explains the photography concepts behind his recommendations in more detail.

I like that approach much better -- give me just what I need to know first, with as much detail as needed to let me understand it, then move on to the next topic. This approach lets me learn at my own pace, while still providing the background that helps me master a subject.

I've purchased four books by this author, including his guidebook for my previous camera, a Nikon D60, and was pleased with every one of them. He has a knack for explaining complex things in a very clear way, and certainly has pulled it off with this one.
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65 of 77 people found the following review helpful By Mark Colan TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 7, 2009
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I bought this book hoping to easily find and use information I need to take pictures and to speed me through the learning curve. Overall, my problem is that it is very difficult to find information, due to an organization that does not work for me, and a wholly inadequate index.

The book has a similar organization as the user manual - it describes the camera. It would be a better book if it described tasks and how to do them, thus complementing the user manual with a different organization and a thorough index. In fact, I find the user manual much more helpful for learning to use the camera.

I came up with three problems I needed to know quickly to use my camera, and the rest of this review is about how it went trying to use the book to get the information.

Problem 1: First-time Setup

If I was writing a book like this, I would put setup options at the beginning of Chapter 1, because that's where people usually start, and essential setup is a good place to start. There isn't one in this book, so I learned, the hard way, that each time I took the memory card out of the camera to unload the pictures, it reset the sequence number back to 1.

I suspect most users would prefer that each picture have a unique sequence number that continues to the next number when you return the memory card to the camera. I don't know why Nikon made resetting each time the default, but at least there is an option to change it to how I expected it to work.

A Top Ten essential setup list should be the first thing in chapter 1. Google on "Ken Rockwell D90 Camera Settings" (without quotes) and you'll find a longer list like I have in mind.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bob Tobias #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on September 16, 2009
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The Nikon D90 Guide is outstanding in its clarity and level of detail. It is the perfect accompaniment to a D90. The pictures and diagrams are remarkably clear. There is also a bunch of "extra credit" material dealing with photographic technique and camera accessories. While they do not specifically apply to the D90 they too are well presented and add to the potential value of the book. Finally, the book is easy to read and as much as possible for something of this sort quite entertaining.

The book fell short of perfection in two areas. First, Mr Busch provides a few preferences regarding his configuration choices. I would have preferred if he presented his choice for every one. I realize in many cases it is a subjective decision. However, for a D90 newcomer it would be helpful to have a starting point and, if possible, a justification for it.

Another welcome addition would have been a clear indication of what gets reset when you push... reset. I've seen other authors who provide a very nice process for getting your camera from whatever state it's in back to a known state.

So, how do these shortcomings benefit you? Make your own table that lists the settings, defaults, and preferred values. This book, more than any I've seen, will provide you with the inside information which will allow you to do that. When you're done you'll know your camera better and have a handy "field guide" in the bargain. That's what I plan on doing. (If you're interested, drop me an email through my Amazon profile and let me know your desired format, something common and Windows-ish. I'll send you a copy when it's done.)
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