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Nikon D3000: From Snapshots to Great Shots Paperback – May 22, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0321713087 ISBN-10: 0321713087 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: From Snapshots to Great Shots
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (May 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321713087
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321713087
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,312 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Nikon's new D3000 is a perfect entry-level DSLR. This book is for anyone who upgrades from their point-and-shoot, or for anyone who wants to jump into photography with the control and capabilities of a DSLR but without the high price. There's the manual, of course, as well as competing books, and while they all explain, often in 400+ pages, what the camera can do, none of them shows exactly how to use the camera to create great images!

This book has one goal: to teach D3000 owners how to make great shots using their Nikon camera. It teaches how to use the D3000 to create the type of photos that inspired users to buy the camera in the first place. Everything in the book is in service of creating a great image. Starting with the top ten things needed to know about the camera, photographer Jeff Revell then carefully guides readers through the modes of the camera. Users get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and even end-of-chapter assignments.

About the Author

Jeff Revell has been shooting professionally for more than 25 years, and has a wide range of expertise in everything from landscape photography to travel and urban photography. As an early adopter of digital technology, he has been on the leading edge of digital imaging technology, education and instruction. Perhaps best known as the photographer behind the popular "PhotoWalk Pro" blog, each weekday Jeff shares step-by-step tutorials on digital photography technique and editing of digital images. The worldwide appeal of Jeff's site, along with his live PhotoWalks have made him one of the most sought-after and trusted sources for digital photography training and education.

More About the Author

Jeff Revell has been shooting professionally for more than 25 years, and has a wide range of expertise in everything from landscape photography to travel and urban photography. As an early adopter of digital technology, he has been on the leading edge of digital imaging technology, education and instruction.

Perhaps best known as the photographer behind the popular "PhotoWalk Pro" blog, each weekday Jeff shares step-by-step tutorials on digital photography technique and editing of digital images. The worldwide appeal of Jeff's site, along with his live PhotoWalks have made him one of the most sought-after and trusted sources for digital photography training and education.

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This author uses clear, easy to understand language.
B. Graves
For someone who bought a Nikon with no prior DSLR experience, this book really helped me immerse myself in the information I needed in order to use my camera properly.
Robin L
I'm just getting into the exercises and it's interesting and fun, a great learning tool.
N. Castro

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By N. Castro on November 10, 2010
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Greetings from Puerto Rico
I bought the Nikon D3000 about a month ago and have two other books dealing with this camera, but yours is the best one. It is straight to the point, clear and concise. It has lots of great pictures along with the settings which were used to take each photo. What I want to know is what to do and how to do it to get a great photo with the camera and that is the information you give me. I just began taking a photography class and this book makes everything so much clearer. After each chapter there are exercises. I'm just getting into the exercises and it's interesting and fun, a great learning tool.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 14, 2010
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This book is exactly what I was looking for. The information is presented in a clear, easily readable conversational tone with excellent illustrations to clarify the concepts and techniques. It's well organized and will definitely help any D3000 owner get the most from their camera. A valuable resource.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rumble V on July 3, 2012
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At first I was going to order the D3000 Dummies book, but saw the reviews on this and was sold. I have only been though the first 20 pages, but within those few pages I have gained great knowledge! The author does an amazing job of making the concepts easy to understand, and why you should do certain things with your camera and when. There are pictures of the camera and photo steps of switching settings. I have been taking a pic before adjusting settings and then one after, and the differences are extremely noticeable. The best part is you are not bogged down with too much information and in turn you remember the things you need to! There are also assignments at the end of each chapter and when you log in and register your book on his site you get bonus chapters. The book also has several photos that also give photo tips, and not just how to use your camera! I would recommend this book to a beginner or even someone like me that "thought" they understood the settings on the camera. Honestly, I never bothered with my manual, and I am happy I never did, and this book is teaching me what I need! I hope any future camera I buy Jeff Revell writes a book on it as well! Thank you Revell for sharing your talent and knowledge.

Like I said, if you own a D3000 this book is as necessary an accessory as a lens!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dakota Chase on December 4, 2011
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Easy to understand for the new photograper. Got me out of the 'auto' zone and experimenting with different lighting and angles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Terri T. on February 23, 2013
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The author says it best - your manual tells you how to do all this stuff, but it doesn't tell you why, or when! I've had this camera for over 2 years, and this book helped me to explore beyond the auto settings. Well organized, attractive and entertaining. Extremely helpful to have instructions which are specific to your own camera - it just makes learning quicker and easier. The exercises help reinforce what's been covered in the chapter. Highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By robin on January 13, 2013
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was very helpful in working with my new camera and very easy to understand thank for providing so many options
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