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Nikon D5100: From Snapshots to Great Shots 1st Edition
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The book is aimed at users who are new to using a dSLR or have some knowledge but are looking to improve their skills. It's clearly written, and it focuses on the things you need to know in order to get the most out of your camera. It is not a comprehensive guide to every feature of the D5100 and it doesn't claim to be, and for me, that is its real strength. Instead of feeling frustrated or overwhelmed by too much information, the reader can work through the material at his or her own pace. The author offers enough to get you started shooting right away, then he goes on to explain the "professional" shooting modes (aperture priority, shutter priority, and manual mode), and he does it in a way that is accessible to anyone. He even tells you which shooting situations make the most sense for each mode.
The book focuses primarily on using the D5100 for still photos, so the section on video is short and to the point. There is more information in two bonus chapters offered for free online at the publisher's website, but I have not had the need to access them yet.
The book includes many photographs with shooting data and analysis, as well as detailed photos of the camera itself, identifying all of the controls, and also many screenshots of the LCD menu to show exactly how to adjust various settings.Read more ›
You'd think that such a skinny book would be a bit on the skimpy side, but no. I went to Barnes and Noble to check it out in person and I was blown away by the simplicity and clarity of this book. This has fifty times more content than the manual the camera comes with. What I find ironic is that the manual is about as thick as this book, but so much more useful!
The author really knows how to grip his readers because every chapter is packed with useful information, tips, and pictures. I love how each photo has its technical details at the bottom so you know how he got that exact shot. You learn all about Panorama, panning, flowing waterfalls, shooting portraits, and fast moving subjects. Anything you could think of shooting will be in here Guaranteed. I also love how the author has Manual Callouts that give you the exact page numbers of content in the manual that this book doesn't go into depth about.
AWESOME book for the price! Great for people who really want to get into photography, and for those who are trying to get out of Auto.
This is a fantastic purchase; You won't be disappointed!
Overall if you are a beginner, and got this new fancy DSLR and have no clue how to use it or take photos, then this book is great. If you are a more experience photographer and your new to the camera but not to photography, there are better book out there for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Useful. There's a lot to learn about the Nikon D5100 and this book covers it reasonably well.Published 8 months ago by wlg
This is an informative and well written book, I recommend it to anyone wanting to improve/learn the basics of a D5100.Published 10 months ago by Eve
Great Photography book for beginners plus. It is easy to read & explains photography techniques very well.
NOW, have my skills improved. i don't think so! ;-)