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Nikon D60 For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Julie Adair King
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Book Description

You've decided to upgrade from your old point-and-shoot by purchasing the compact and economical Nikon D60, an SLR model without all the bulk. Now, make the most of your new digital camera by actually learning how to use all those options and settings! Take advantage of external controls and learn how to navigate the camera menus to fully customize internal options so that you can capture, share, and print photographs like a professional.

You'll find out how to understand the controls, navigate the menus, choose your settings, access internal options, and become familiar with automatic modes. You'll learn to use the Image Quality and Image Size settings, which are necessary for both automatic and manual picture-taking. Then, you can easily express your creativity by managing aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and editing your photographs on a computer. You will download photos and print them to share with your friends and family! You will find out how to:

  • Master camera controls
  • Use automatic and manual modes
  • Change, focus, and zoom lenses
  • Adjust picture quality and resolution
  • Manipulate exposure and lighting
  • Work with picture files
  • Print and share photos

Complete with lists of ten photo-retouching tricks from repairing red eye to cropping photos and ten special-purpose features you can explore on a rainy day, Nikon D60 For Dummies is your one-stop guide to taking and sharing the pictures like a pro.

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From the Back Cover

Snap up this book and start snapping super shots with your Nikon D60

Your Nikon D60 gives you all the power of digital SLR photography in a compact, economical package. You don't want to waste any of your camera's amazing features, but if you're new to digital photography or dSLRs, all the options can make your head swim. Here's the fun and friendly way to get comfortable with every setting and every shooting situation! Get set up — find out how to work with lenses, navigate menus, and customize the camera to your shooting style

  • Choose the right settings — find out which options work best for different subjects
  • Take creative control — manage aperture, shutter speed, and other advanced features to manipulate exposure, focus, and color

  • Review your results — check your images on the camera, download them, and organize them with Nikon ViewNX

  • Share the fun — print or e-mail pictures, create a slide show, or make a stop-motion movie

Open the book and find:

  • A guide to your D60's buttons and dials
  • Easy-to-understand explanations of technical jargon

  • Secrets to getting the best picture quality

  • Complete coverage of every camera feature

  • Tips for shooting action, scenic vistas, portraits, and more

  • How to shoot Raw files for ultimate picture control

  • Ten terrific retouching tricks

  • Flash techniques and other lighting tricks

About the Author

Julie Adair King has been writing about digital cameras and photography for over a decade. She is author of Digital Photography For Dummies as well as Nikon D40/D40x For Dummies and several other digital photography titles.

Product Details

  • File Size: 28384 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (March 16, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004V4EQHO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #561,951 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent February 12, 2010
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I read this book right after Christmas and thought it was great. And, since I worte a scalding review of "Photoshop Elements 8 for Dummies" this morning, it seemed only fair to give some credit to the D60 book. You will enjoy the D60 book even if the Nikon is not your first DSLR and you already know the basics. Oh, the D60 book covers the basics in a clear concise way but it moves on to things that are specific to this camera. The author moves you through the book in a logical thoughtful way so you will not get confused. You will actually want to read the entire book and, as a result, you might think twice about simply shooting everything in 'automatic' mode. After completing the book, you will be smarter - and that's supposed to be the whole idea!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart Dummy Now. September 17, 2009
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Thanks to this book i see what an asset it will be in learning about my new camera i've always wanted, just reading a few pages and viewing the pictures, it will make this camera "funner" to use now that i understand what i need to do for the situation im in to make a better picture instead of just turning knobs and getting fustrated in what i think i know. What a great study guide to allow anyone to sit down with their camera and be able to do a hands on with the book and be amazed at the results there of. Enjoy!!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book March 24, 2009
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Great full color book geared for beginners. If you plan on making the transition from a digital point and shoot, to a full fledged DSLR, this books takes this mystery out of all the buttons, switches and settings available on the Nikon D60 DSLR. Explains basic photographic theory as well in terms and words that are easy to understand. Highly recommended as the first book to break the ice on your new D60 DSLR.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Nikon D60 for Dummies has solved my problems. Yes, I had read the instruction manual for my camera, but still couldn't take great pictures of my son's baseball and soccer games at night. I tried everything, but only after I read the Dummies book, did I learn I had to do several things to make the pictures turn out right. It was explained in detail in simple terms, and PRESTO I have clear pictures with enough light and am very proud of my pictures. Now, all the other Moms are coming to me and saying "what am I doing wrong? Your pictures are so clear." Instantly, I'm an expert. It just needed to be explained to me and examples given, instead of saying "here's this button, use it" like the manual did.

Thank You Nikon D60 for Dummies. I'm all over Facebook with my pictures now.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand March 14, 2011
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If you own a Nikon D60, you need this book. It is very easy to understand. The index makes it simple to quickly find what you are looking for. It is 100% better than the manual that came with the camera. I can now use my camera the way it was meant to be used. No more "auto" mode. My photos are turning out really well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nikon D60 for Dummies October 24, 2011
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This book is well-written and understood. It covered many points and shortcuts I needed to understand this camera. I am so glad it was available as it helped me in so many ways.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nikon D60 for dummies July 23, 2011
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It makes me appreciate my camera even more. I am learning things that I had never thought of before. I had studied the online manual quite a lot but this is much easier to understand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simplicity! July 2, 2011
By Ginita
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This is a great book; makes everything about your camera become very simple to understand. You can figure out all the features of your Nikon D60 easily with simple language. The book provides simplicity in every aspect. I had no idea of the camera's terminology until I bought this book, now I finally understand my Nikon D60!

I highly recommend it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars but book was a good
Have long since sold camera, but book was a good resource
Published 2 months ago by R. Kincade
5.0 out of 5 stars Nikon for dummies like me
Use the For Dummies books before with good results and this one was no exception. Book was in great condition. Will order more.
Published 7 months ago by Bob
5.0 out of 5 stars I finally know what all the buttons do!
I've had my D60 since 2009 and love it. Any modern DLSR in auto mode is capable of doing a great job as a point-and-shoot camera, but why pay the price for a DSLR if you are just... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Rich S
5.0 out of 5 stars to read
This was a item I needed. It is a great item and has been read quite a bit. A plus
Published 11 months ago by Robert L. Allen Jr.
4.0 out of 5 stars A very useful tool
I haven't reading it it might have been a 5 star. But- it's a hands on manual and very thorough. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Read4Fun
5.0 out of 5 stars Would highly recommend
Great book. If you have a Nikon D60 this is the book for you. Expertly written in an easy to read style. Highly informative.
Published 17 months ago by Royal Tenenbaum
4.0 out of 5 stars SIMPLE, BUT INFORMATIVE.
Published 18 months ago by Yudelka Rosario
4.0 out of 5 stars Learned a lot
Great book, some chapters get a bit technical. Need to get out and practice what Julie writes. Has improved my skills much, and I am getting much more out of my camera.
Published 18 months ago by Kasper W
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Find!!
I am so glad that I discovered this book! It has given me so much more information than the manual ever would have. Things are broken into steps and explained better. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Wendie
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Resource!
This book is awesome. Very well written with excellent diagrams and explanations for the novice DSLR user. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Edward Moore
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More About the Author

Julie Adair King is the best-selling author of many books about digital imaging, including Digital Photography For Dummies and For Dummies guides to Nikon, Canon, and Olympus digital cameras. When not writing, she teaches at various locations, including such noted photography schools as the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.
A native of Ohio and a graduate of Purdue University, King now resides in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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