Your D5100 is made for creative expression. The more you understand about your camera, the more fun you can have. Learn about all the settings, find out what all those technical buzzwords mean, and then start getting creative — begin mastering exposure, manipulating focus, shooting video, and sharing it all online, by e-mail, or in prints.
A perfect setup — learn how to set up your camera for basic shootingand how to get the best results in the fully automatic modes
Movie time — choose the right quality, focus, and audio options, then record and edit HD movies
Go pro — move out of Auto mode and take full control over exposure, flash, focus, and color
Explore exposure — get the scoop on f-stops, shutter speed, ISO, and other exposure controls
Learn to share — download and process your images for prints or online sharing
Open the book and find:
When to use JPEG and when to shoot Raw
Advice on basic photo settings
Tips for shooting still photos in Live View
What you can learn from a histogram and other picture data
How to tweak exposure with Active D-Lighting and HDR
Comparisons of editing programs
Which autofocus settings work best
Ten fun and useful photo effects
Take professional-looking photos even if this is your first dSLR
Use the autoexposure Scene modes or move up to manual control
Get creative with exposure, color, focus, and special effects
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It is well laid out and written in very easy to understand language.
I really like this book for new dslr begineers, there is a lot to this camera so I am taking my time going through this book.
I highly recommend this book to anyone (seasoned or beginner) to expand your skills and knowledge of photography.
A very good book for starting to learn about the D5100. I use the phrase "starting to learn" because the D5100 runs the gamut from very easy to use to relatively complex,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by G. Harris
This book is typical of the 'Dummies' series, in that it far exceeds the manuals that are supplied with the camera. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dave Poole
Very clear instructions. Makes it a lot easier to learn about what this camera is capable of and how to do stuff with it, rather than navigating the manual.Published 2 months ago by J. Olachea
I have owned this camera for about 2 years and though I shoot a lot I have not delved into the camera features as much as I should have. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Richard S. Simon
It helped answer many questions I had about my camera and prossecing.IT SEEMED VERY high tech. with a title that includes the word dummies . Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was a Christmas gift for my daughter in law. I have no idea what this book is about and if it is providing her with the references that she needed.Published 3 months ago by Donna Eppele
I am NOT very good at reading directions. I am a hands on person. Therefore, I could never take a picture that I wanted anyone to see. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paula Walters
Shows all the bells and whistles of this camera. Well organized and easy to follow. You really need to have the camera in your hand when you read it to gain the most benefit. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Richard Duckworth
I definitely needed a "how to" book to learn the Nikon D5100. I am very pleased with how and what this book explains. Read morePublished 4 months ago by craig street