Nikon DSLR: The Ultimate Photographer's Guide (Digital Workflow) 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0240521220
ISBN-10: 0240521226
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Product Details

  • Series: Digital Workflow
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 1 edition (October 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0240521226
  • ISBN-13: 978-0240521220
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,492,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Conrad J. Obregon VINE VOICE on October 7, 2009
Format: Paperback
Every new Nikon digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) comes with a detailed manual explaining the camera's controls and capabilities. These manuals have little information on the practical application of the controls and capabilities to the capturing of images and are often quite technical. Many purchasers of these cameras, especially first time DSLR users, need more help in learning to use these cameras.

This book presents a general overview of the current line of Nikon DSLRs. Chapters include basic information on exposure, digital feature selection, descriptions of the usual controls on a Nikon DSLR, descriptions of a few of the current models of camera bodies and lenses, discussion of flash photography, and an overview of Nikon's proprietary image processing software, Nikon Capture NX 2. Profiles of some successful Nikon camera users are also included.

It sounds like a good idea to have a book for beginning Nikon users that shows how to use the camera to actually take pictures. Such a book needn't show all the bells and whistles available on DSLRs but it should provide enough information to enable the reader to take pictures that will make them happy with their investment. Books usually are published that explain the use of each individual model but this is one of the few books to assay an overview of the manufacturer's entire line. Unfortunately, it is not very effective in accomplishing this task.

The explanations of exposure, color space, white balance and focusing are a good introduction to those tools. However the descriptions of the cameras, lenses, speedlights and Nikon Capture NX2 just seem to be a rehash of the manufacturer's literature, without any practical information.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Damian P. Gadal VINE VOICE on December 15, 2009
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This book provided a decent overview of the some of the current (as of December 2009) product line from Nikon. The title "The Ultimate Photographer's Guide" is a little misleading, as this book isn't about all the mechanics of photography. It provides information to get those interested in using Nikon Products started, going over the basics of Depth of Field, ISO settings, and Shutter Speed, and explains how the three relate to each other. However the information isn't immersive enough to make this an ultimate guide.

That being said, it did provide good information to get a beginner started down the path of photography. I liked the fact that they interjected the material with profiles from working photographers. This made the book much more interesting and provided some insight into the photography world, though a couple of profiles sounded more like resumes than a philosophical summary of what photography can mean.

The book also covered RAW image capture, and the Nikon Lighting system, not in great depth, but in enough detail to give the beginner an idea of what they are, and for what they are used. Most introduction books I've seen tend to skip flash altogether. Post capture image processing was briefly covered, but is really beyond the scope of this book

All in all, this was a good read, and would make for a nice introduction/reference for the budding Nikon Photographer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tachi1 VINE VOICE on December 9, 2009
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I would say that the target readership of this book is photographers transitioning from simpler or point-and-shoot cameras to the more complex digital DSLR's especially, but not exclusively Nikon. There is much her that would apply to any other quality camera, but the focus is on the Nikon line. DSLR photographers, such as myself, who have mastered the basics but are ready to challenge themselves to get a bit more creative also benefit from this book.

The first parts of the book are straight-forward and unintimidating introductions to the design and geography of DSLR. These are the basics (described and illustrated) starting at the very beginning (such as installing the battery). There is an overview of menus and what each setting means. Topics not specifically related to cameras but important to know (such as the meaning, range, selection, and uses of the various color spaces--something I wish someone had explained to me when I entered the world of digital photography!)Everything that can be explained to make you more familiar, more comfortable, and less intimidated by these multi-faceted cameras is covered, and covered well. A nice plus are the photography tips along with the settings, so that you get a clearer idea of how a setting will directly impact your image.

There are brief explanations having to do with work flow to increase your efficiency; file extensions used in photography; file storage, file backup, and file processing information; and a particular emphasis on the benefits of taking advantage of the options that RAW (.NEF) files provide.

The authors progressively get more Nikon-specific, going into specific models and their particular distinctions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Erika Mitchell TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 4, 2009
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This book is a beginner's get started manual for Nikon digital SLR cameras. White and Sweet apparently have some experience with Nikon cameras, although there is no indication in the book of their prior publishing or photography projects. The book covers the basic concepts of photography (aperture, shutter speed, and depth of field), workflow, some features of a few popular Nikon cameras, shooting modes, white balance, Nikon lenses, flash photography, and image capture software. End material consists of an index. The book is illustrated throughout with color photographs, a few of which are captioned.

I've been using a Nikon digital SLR camera (D50) for several years, having switched over from a Nikon film SLR camera that I used for 10 years. I had hoped to learn more about how to make the most from Nikon DSLRs, or learn some new tricks from this book. I found the first chapter of the book, "the exposure triangle" quite confusing, since the authors mention that there are 3 legs to the triangle: aperture, shutter speed, and....? They go on to a section on aperture and depth of field without explicitly naming the third leg of the exposure triangle. By the end of that chapter, my understanding of aperture, shutter speed and light (my guess at the third leg of the triangle) was more confused than it was before I opened the book. The various images included in the text didn't help since most of them aren't explained with captions and their relevance isn't always clear. After reading the text, I am similarly in the dark about workflow. According to the authors, it seems to be an important topic, but I'm not sure what the definition is or why it has any importance at all.
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