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Nikon D5100 Experience - The Still Photographer's Guide to Operation and Image Creation with the Nikon D5100 Kindle Edition

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What readers are saying about Doug's previous guide Nikon D7000 Experience:

"This book, together with the manual that came with your camera, is all you need to start discovering all the potential of the D7000."
-Max


"It's the first guide I've read which has taken me through all the settings in an understandable way. I now feel that I have control over the camera."
-Peter


"This manual is a clearly written, concise and useful explanation of the rationale for the seemingly infinite and often confusing settings options for the D7000. Used in conjunction with the Nikon manual I feel a bit more confident in understanding how to at last proceed in getting better photographs."
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WLS

"I found the Nikon manual good for understanding how to set things up but not much on the why - this book really focuses on the WHY."
-Benoit

"It's clear, concise and gets to the heart of the camera's multiple and often confusing options. Very highly recommended - for experienced user and beginner alike. The official manual is very good on what to do, but not so clear on why."
-GSA

About the Author

Doug Klostermann is a travel, culture, and humanitarian photographer dedicated to documenting the work of international aid organizations. He has photographed for numerous organizations in Latin America and the United States, been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme for his humanitarian photography, and been published in magazines and books including Conde Nast Traveler, Sherman's Travel, South American Explorer, and Viva Travel Guides. He also lectures and gives individual instruction on digital photography. Doug is a member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). Learn more about photography techniques and equipment on his blog Picturing Change at blog.dojoklo.com and view his photography at dojoklo.com

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  • File Size: 10498 KB
  • Print Length: 121 pages
  • Publisher: Full Stop. (April 29, 2011)
  • Publication Date: April 29, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YQVG68
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #551,980 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Douglas Klostermann is a travel, culture, and humanitarian photographer and the author of best-selling dSLR camera guides including 'Canon 5D Mark III Experience' and 'Nikon D810 Experience.' He has photographed for numerous organizations in the United States and Latin America, been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme for his humanitarian photography, and been published in magazines and books including Conde Nast Traveler, Sherman's Travel, South American Explorer, and Viva Travel Guides. Doug is a member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). Learn more about photography techniques and equipment on his blog Picturing Change at http://blog.dojoklo.com and view his photography at http://www.dojoklo.com.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Oliver on May 12, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
This guide is very useful for beginners to experienced users that bought the brand new Nikon D5100.
Through the main lines of the Nikon manual you'll know "this button activates this function". When you buy this kind of camera you want to understand the best ways to freeze moments which is exactly explained in this book.

This book is written in a human way by an experienced photographer who gives you the tips you need to create a beautiful picture.
How to prepare your camera, create shortcuts or activate such options make you efficient on field.
"There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them." ... so react correctly by knowing how the picture is taken by your camera !

I would recommend this ebook to every new Nikon D5100 buyer !
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D. Stevens on August 6, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
I bought this book after buying a Nikon D5100 DSLR.

This book covers EVERY single button on your camera and every menu item on your camera. It did help me, but as newbie to DSLR photography (the 5100 is my first) many of the items were way above my head and I hadn't a clue what the author was talking about. I am sure that will change over time especially since after having the camera for about three weeks I've already started dabbling in aperture and shutter priority modes, taking speed pictures and bokeh (blurry background) photography.

This book helped my familliarize myself with the camera and I would buy it again. I, however, need more, in detailed explanations of each button and EXACTLY what they do, especially because the only other cameras I have ever owned are point and shoot. I plan on purchasing the Nikon D5100 for newbies and hopefully that will give me an added bonus. The web has also been a great help as many people have given of their time to teach photography which has been a great plus for me.

At the time of my purchase, this book was the ONLY book available for the D5100. At current there are more books coming out on this model. Check reviews and see what works for you depending on what level of photography you are at.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 8, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I bought a Nikon D5100 after years of using point-and-shoot cameras. I used SLRs in the far past, but the D5100 had features I was totally unfamiliar with, such as focus tracking modes. After mixed results trying out the camera at a parade, I started to hunt through the Nikon manuals (the printed one that came with the camera and the one that can be downloaded from Nikon). I'm sure the downloadable manual describes every feature I need to know about, but it is huge, and it doesn't make many real-world suggestions and recommendations. So I purchased this ebook.

I read it from front to back in one sitting, playing with the camera as I went along, and I found it covered all the major things I was having trouble with. It left me much more confident about focusing and exposure issues particularly. It is not tremendously long, so if you already know modern DSLRs and want an extremely detailed list of features, this may not be the best book for that. But if you are new to DSLRs or want to bypass hours of hunting through manuals, this is great. He explains the critical features for still photography (less so for video, so look elsewhere if that is your concern). There are many sensible real-world suggestions for configuring the camera that are very helpful. For what it is -- an introductory book -- it is excellent.

The author writes clearly and concisely, and is not prone to belief in the religious issues of photography (True Photographers Use Manual Mode...). His approach is accessible and friendly. If you're having trouble getting going with your new camera, I think this is well worth it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By GK172 on July 6, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
This book made it much easier to operate my new Nikon D5100. It basically expands on the manual that comes witht he camera and tells you what each setting is and what you should set it at. It also gave me some great pointers on Aperture priority mode, Shutter and ISO. Highly recommended!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David Duani on November 9, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
I have used an old manual Nikon cameras for many years. I just purchased a Nikon D5100 and after reading the manual I still wasn't sure I understood it enough to use it to its full potential. After an online search I found the Nikon D5100 Experience. Within 1/2 an hour I found it well worth its modest price.
After reading the whole text and experimenting with the camera as I was reading I understood what settings would work best for me. The camera gives you many options and it was good to learn enough to be able to choose among them intelligently. Coming from old school cameras I was not aware of the many ways that auto-focus and auto-exposure could be used to take great pictures.
Overall I would highly recommend this book to those unfamiliar with this camera and would also recommend it to others who want to make sure they understand the full technical capabilities of the D5100.
It would be less useful for the advanced amateur who is quite familiar with digital SLRs.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeffro on July 9, 2011
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This publication helped me fast track the use of this camera and configure the numerous setup options that was needed before taking the camera on holidays with me. Doug's follow-up assistance with various intricacies has also been fantastic.

Highly recommended.
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