Citing the Nikon D300's high-ISO performance, sophisticated autofocus system, 6 frames per second shooting speed, and an astoundingly sharp 3-inch LCD screen, all for less than $2,000, PopPhoto declared the Nikon D300 the camera of the year for 2007. Nikon D300 Digital Field Guide is filled with everything you need to know in order to take amazing photographs using your Nikon D300. This full-color portable guide walks you through the essential controls, features, and functions of the Nikon D300 digital SLR using step-by-step instructions and full-color images of each menu screen. This robust guide not only shows you how to adjust white balance, autofocus, exposure, and choose lenses, it also teaches you when and why you should adjust each of these key settings. The Nikon D300 Digital Field Guide goes beyond camera settings to offer you a refresher guide to the principles of digital photography, covering the essentials of lighting, composition, and exposure. Filled with amazing examples, this book also presents a variety of tips and tricks to capturing portraits, candids, sports, travel, macro photography, and much more.
Photo Tips and Bio from Author J. Dennis Thomas
From the Back Cover
Harness the power and potential your D300 promises
With 12.3 megapixels, a three-inch LCD, Live View, and the ability to shoot up to eight frames per second, your D300 is an awesome camera. The more you know about using it, the more you'll get for your money, so take this guide with you on every shoot. Along with detailed instructions on using every feature, it provides full-color images of menu screens, helps you select lenses, and offers guidance for getting magnificent images in many situations.
Become familiar with the function of the D300's controls
Refresh your knowledge of photography basics such as ISO, aperture, and depth of field
Explore the possibilities with each type of lens and a variety of light sources
Experiment with useful tips and advice for more than 15specific shooting situations
Learn the secrets of getting great portraits, action shots, or night photos
More About the Author
J. Dennis Thomas is a freelance photographer and author based out of Austin, Texas. He has more than 25 years of experience behind the lenses of Nikon and Leica cameras. His work has been published in many regional and national publications including Rolling Stone, SPIN, Elle, Ebony, People, Time, National Geographic, W magazine, Us Weekly, The New York Post, Premier Guitar, Music Radar,Country Weekly, and Thrasher magazines. His still photography has been featured in television documentaries such as Unsung: The Geto Boys and in the opening credits of the HBO series LUCK. He has written over a dozen highly successful Digital Field Guides for Wiley publishing as well as a book on product photography. He has also written a comprehensive book about concert and live music photography and decay photography for Focal Press.