From the Author
I want to personally thank each and every one of you who buys one of my books, either in print or Kindle format. Your purchase allows me to create future books and articles. The Nikon D300 and D300S are fine cameras with a robust quality that is quite addictive. Once you've used one it's nearly impossible to go back to a lesser camera. I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of your camera and my book. Remember my Mastering the Nikon DSLR
series in the future when you get your next Nikon (assuming you are like me, with an incurable case of Nikon Acquisition Syndrome). - Darrell Young, February 6, 2011.
About the Author
Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) is an information technology engineer by trade. He's been an avid photographer since 1968 when his mother gave him a Brownie Hawkeye camera.
He has been an avid Nikon photographer since the early 1980s when he acquired his first Nikon, an FM. Since that time he has owned and used virtually every Nikon body, both film and digital. When a new Nikon is released, Darrell is first in line to get the new camera body. He has one of the worst cases of Nikon Acquisition Syndrome (N.A.S.) ever diagnosed--and it leads him to not only take pictures, but also write books and articles.
Darrell has been an author for the Nikonians.org community since 2000 and is often seen in the Nikonians.org forum and other forums around the Internet. As a technical writer Darrell's specialty is explaining complex things in everyday language. Before he writes about a camera he first fully reads the user's manual, testing each setting and noting any improvements or differences from previous Nikon cameras. He then takes the camera out into the real world, shooting nature scenics, portraits, events, and action to discover how the camera performs for each style of photography. Next, he tests the camera with various lenses, flash units, and Nikon accessories. Only then does he start writing the book about the camera. His books are based on real-world experience and knowledge.