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ISBN-13: 978-1937538453 ISBN-10: 1937538451 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 568 pages
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook; 1 edition (January 24, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937538451
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937538453
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) is a professional nature and event photographer and an active member of Nikon Professional Services, Professional Photographers of America, and the North American Nature Photography Association. He's been an avid photographer since 1968 when his mother gave him a Brownie Hawkeye camera.

Darrell has used Nikon cameras and Nikkor lenses since 1980. He has an incurable case of Nikon Acquisition Syndrome (NAS) and delights in working with Nikon's newest digital cameras.

Living in the foothills of Great Smoky Mountains National Park has given him a real concern for environmental issues and a deep interest in nature photography.

He loves to write, as you can see in the Resources area of the Nikonians.org community. He joined the community in 2000 and his literary contributions led to an invitation to become the Founding Member of the Nikonians Writers Guild.


More About the Author

I grew up looking at pictures.

Since I was a baby--way back in 1958--my mother took hundreds of photographs of our family life throughout the years, capturing small pieces of time frozen in little negative squares. Today, I can still look back with those images and they awaken memories that would be forgotten without them.

In 1968 my dear Mom gave me a Brownie Hawkeye camera and started a fire in me for taking pictures. I remember her words of instruction, "Load the film in a dark place, never open the film door until you rewind, and keep the sun behind you when you shoot."

From that day forward I carried a camera with me often. I took 13-year-old style fuzzy pictures of my hikes up Roosevelt Mountain in Rockwood, Tennessee, USA, with my brother Steven and a friend named Scott Haley. Every major event of my life has a few frames attached.

I photographed my own family starting in 1979 and documented the growth of my five children up until today. Photography has been a part of my life all the way back to my earliest memories. I'll keep on shooting until I'm unable!

The year 1980 was a milestone; the year I got my first Nikon camera. It was a nearly new Nikon FM and I reveled in its incredible build and the unbelievable images it made. Before then, I had been shooting with Kodak 110 and 126 cameras, and although the images have amazing personal value, they would win no contests. I graduated from negatives to transparencies in 1981 as I realized that even sharper and less grainy images could be created in those delightful little two-inch squares. I loved film and shot a lot of it. I wanted to shoot even more, but the cost of raising kids took precedence.

The year 2002 changed everything for me photographically. I had been playing around with a Kodak P&S digital, and finally, a Nikon Coolpix 990. While the images were fun and easy to make, they didn't equal 35mm and medium format in quality, so I viewed digital as a toy. Then Nikon released the 6MP D100® and I became Digital Darrell. Never before had I shot so many images. With no significant processing costs, I took thousands of photographs that I would never have considered taking with expensive film, and I moved to a new level of photography in the process. Digital cameras are an educational course in photography all by themselves.

Since that year my love of photography and cameras has grown tremendously. When I get a new camera, I spend a lot of time with it--getting to know its features and personality. Often, I'll be commissioned by Nikonians.org and Rocky Nook to write a book about the latest Nikon camera. What a great way to make a living. I get to own new cameras and write books to help others enjoy their chosen brand.

I'm a full-time traditional stock photographer and have a nicely equipped studio. Between writing books you'll often find me in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina USA--capturing lots of great images. Drop me a line from the contact link of my website www.PictureAndPen.com. Thank you for buying my books on Amazon.com, the world's best place to buy books and camera equipment.

Keep on capturing time...
Darrell Young, a.k.a Digital Darrell

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A very easy to use.
Manning
Just has more info about the camera and way easier to understand than the Nikon manuals.
Russell Widdess
Highly recommended to anyone who owns the D610.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. Bowles on January 24, 2014
Format: Paperback
The Nikon camera manuals are okay, but they just tell you what the camera does. What Darrell Does in Mastering the Nikon D610 (and his other books) is share how and why you would use the camera settings.

For example, several nights ago I was taking a picture of the full moon over the skyline. But the moon was too high in the sky to look right. Darrell does a great job in the book of describing the technique of a multiple exposure in the camera - the technique I used for this image. I took the first image with a long lens and the moon positioned in the top right corner, then a second image of the building I wanted in the bottom left portion of the image. By using Multiple Exposure and Auto Gain turned off, I ended up with a perfectly exposed image of the building with the full moon.

His other suggestions about camera settings and other features are very helpful. Throughout the book Darrell provides recommendations on camera settings. Some of these are very basic, but in other cases such as auto focus, he does a nice job of describing why you might use one setting or the other depending on what you shoot. The Nikon AF system is quite powerful - but complicated. Darrell does a very good job of explaining each area of the AF system settings and how they are impacted by your subject and type of preferred photography.

Bottom line - I highly recommend Mastering the Nikon D610.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By William C. Youngblood on January 23, 2014
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Any photographer desiring to get the very most from their D610 should consider this book. It is clearly written at level suitable for both novices and pros. Both instructions and suggested settings are provided. The illustrations and diagrams are well done and are very good at clarifying the points made. Good investment. Get it; you won't be sorry.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DIANA CASTILLO on March 23, 2014
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I am really enjoying this book. So much easier to understand than the manual. This book is very helpful, easily organized and covers every menu in the camera. The author's tips of his own settings helps as at least a starting point before you realize what your personal settings might be later.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JDLA on February 21, 2014
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The book was clear and easy to understand, it went page by page with his recommendations of what he used on his camera and why. I would recommend it to everyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Si Dunn on February 11, 2014
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As a Nikon owner, I have read, reviewed and used several of Darrell Young's photography books. A D610 is now on my shopping list, and I am pleased with what I have seen in this book. "Digital Darrell" continues to do an excellent job of explaining each switch, button, dial, and menu setting. Also, in his books, I have found his recommended settings and his experience-based tips and tricks to be very useful. When I haven't tried a particular feature in a while, I forget how it works. And I don't hesitate to crack open a Digital Darrell book for some reminders. The user manuals that come with Nikon cameras are okay for a few things. But mostly, they just stay at the bottom of my camera bags. Young's books are my preferred user manuals.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert C. Lovelace on February 9, 2014
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Received book shortly after my new D610 arrived and couldn't be more satisfied.
Was really worried about setting up camera but Darrell's book really made it easy.
Thank you
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Manning on April 14, 2014
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A very easy to use. Very easy to put into practice suggestions and instructions for camera operation. I recommend purchasing.
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