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Nikon D5100 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-11819-1
368 pages
August 2011
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A picture-perfect beginner guide to the new Nikon D5100

Eager to take a shot at using the exciting new Nikon D5100? Then this is the introductory book for you! Aimed at first-time DSLR shooters who need a friendly guide on how to use their camera, this straightforward book is packed with full-color images that help demonstrate how to use features of the Nikon D5100. Coverage explores the on-board effects, low-light settings, and automatic HDR shooting. Clear explanations detail the ways in which you can use the new features of the Nikon D5100 to add unique shots to your portfolio while an explanation of photography terms gets you confident and savvy with this fun DSLR camera.

  • Covers basic camera controls and functions, shooting in auto mode, setting photo quality, and navigating menus and the view screen
  • Introduces the basics of photography, including the settings that control lighting, exposure, focus, and color
  • Addresses the new low-light and HDR settings
  • Encourages you to use the new onboard effects features and shares tips for improving images with editing software

Get a grasp on the fun Nikon D5100 with this fun and friendly guide!

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Introduction 1

Part I: Fast Track to Super Snaps 5

Chapter 1: Getting the Lay of the Land 7

Chapter 2: Choosing Basic Picture Settings 37

Chapter 3: Taking Great Pictures, Automatically 67

Chapter 4: Exploring Live View Photography and Movie Making 83

Part II: Working with Picture Files 111

Chapter 5: Playback Mode: Viewing, Erasing, and Protecting Photos 113

Chapter 6: Downloading, Printing, and Sharing Your Photos 143

Part III: Taking Creative Control 179

Chapter 7: Getting Creative with Exposure and Lighting 181

Chapter 8: Manipulating Focus and Color 233

Chapter 9: Putting It All Together 277

Part IV: The Part of Tens 293

Chapter 10: Ten Fun (And Practical) Ways to Manipulate Your Photos 295

Chapter 11: Ten Special-Purpose Features to Explore on a Rainy Day327

Index 343

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Julie Adair King has been writing about digital cameras and photographyfor more than a decade. She is the author of several books on various Nikon andCanon cameras as well as Digital Photography For Dummies, and she teaches beginning digital photographers at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.
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April 22, 2011
Nikon D5100 For Dummies

Digital Photography expert and bestselling author Julie Adair King shows you how to take great portraits outside using your camera's flash.

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