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Nikon D5100 For Dummies Paperback – August 2, 2011
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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
IN FULL COLOR!
About the Author
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A native of Ohio and a graduate of Purdue University, King now resides in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Top Customer Reviews
For me, this has become my go-to reference manual for the D5100. It has a very good index, so when I want more information on a certain topic, it's easy to find. I usually find additional information that adds to my understanding of the camera, and photography in general.
I have not worked through this book in a systematic way, as I have with Rob Sylvan's book Nikon D5100: From Snapshots to Great Shots, but instead I use it as a supplement. In fact, these two books make a great combination. Sylvan presents his material almost like a course, starting out with basic concepts and building up to more complex ones, while King covers each topic in detail from the beginning. I certainly refer to this one often enough that I would not want to be without it.
I have been working my way through the book, trying each instruction on the camera as I go. I'm picking up something new on each page. The book is very informative. Don't be thrown by the "Dummies" part.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very knowledgeable. I finally am learning how to take pics with my nikon 5100.Published 12 days ago by Timothy Martinez
I'm sure it will help.I just need to find time to read it. Good series....Published 1 month ago by naomi shores
Useful. There's a lot to learn about the Nikon D5100 and this book covers it reasonably well.Published 4 months ago by wlg
Best instruction manual I've found. So nice that it is exactly for the Nikon 5100 camera.Published 6 months ago by RIP