Synopses & Reviews
DAVID BUSCH'S NIKON D4 GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY is your best bet for getting great results with your D4. Nikon's new flagship camera, the D4 includes a 16.2 megapixel sensor, advanced HDTV video features, ISO up to 204,400, and a completely new exposure sensor with 91,000-pixel resolution. If you're hoping to use your new Nikon D4 to explore the world of digital photography, to flex your creativity, or to do your job better, this is the book for you. With clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, DAVID BUSCH'S NIKON D4 GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY covers all the features of this capable camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lenses, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. With David Busch as your guide, you'll be in full creative control, whether you're shooting on the job, as an advanced hobbyist, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge, creativity, and confidence with the Nikon D4 today.
About the Author
David D. Busch has nearly 1.5 million books in print to date, and 2011 opened with twelve of his books ranked in the Top 100 of Amazon.com's Digital Photography Best Seller list. When Michael Carr of About.com named the top five digital photography books for beginners, the #1 and #2 choices were Busch's Course Technology book Mastering Digital Photography and his Digital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies. Busch has combined writing and photography his entire career. A former newspaper photographer, he was invited to move to Rochester, New York, to work on the Eastman Kodak Company account, writing several thousand articles for leading photography magazines such as The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and Petersen's PhotoGraphic. He also operated his own commercial studio and photo lab and was a sports photographer/sports information director for a Rochester college. Four years later, he became a traveling photojournalist, visiting 48 of the 50 states and several foreign countries in a 20-year span, writing articles illustrated with his photographs. For the past 15 years Busch has concentrated on books and magazine articles (for publications like Popular Photography and Imaging), with a special emphasis on imaging topics. He has reviewed digital cameras for CNet Networks and Computer Shopper, in 1990 wrote one of the first books on scanners and in 1995 authored one of the earliest books on digital photography (Digital Photography, MIS Press, 1995.) Two of the 102 books Busch has written since 1983 earned "Best Book" honors at the Computer Press Awards.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. QUICK TOUR: SHOOTING YOUR FIRST NIKON D4 PICTURE. Selecting Shooting Mode. Focusing. Taking the Picture. Depth of Field Preview. Releasing the Shutter. Using the Self-Timer. Using Sequence Shooting. Reviewing the Image. Trashing the Duds. Transferring Images to Your Computer. Choosing an Image Format. 2. THE NIKON D4 ROADMAP. Front of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts). Back of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts). Top of the Camera Controls (picture + callouts). Viewfinder Display (picture + callouts). LCD Display. View and Playback Images. Activating the Onboard Flash. Basic Control Layout. Exposure Modes. Focus Modes. Shooting Modes. 3. SETTING UP YOUR NIKON D4. The Setup Menu. Date, Time, and Language. Setting LCD Brightness. Specifying Image Quality. Setting Autofocus Options. Choosing Drive Mode. Using Custom Settings Banks. Setting Your Viewfinder's Diopter Adjustment. Resetting the Camera. Updating Your Firmware. 4. SHOOTING BASICS. Metering Modes. Metering Techniques. Interpreting Histograms. Adjusting Exposures with EV. Bracketing Exposures and other Parameters. ISO Sensitivity. Setting White Balance. Working with High Speed Continuous Shooting Modes. Focus Modes. Image Parameters. 5. PHOTOGRAPHY WITH YOUR NIKON D4. Understanding Exposure. ISO and Noise Control. Using Apertures. Controlling Depth of Field. Motion and Shutter Speed. 6. ADVANCED SHOOTING AND MOVIE MAKING. Shooting Full HDTV D-Movies. Editing Movies. Enhancing Sound. Capturing Continuous Sequences. Freezing Action. 7. WORKING WITH LENSES. Nikon lenses. Third-Party lenses. Lens compatibility. Using Zooms. Working with Prime Lenses. Applying the Lens Crop Factor to Your Pictures. Using a Wide-Angle Lens. Using Telephoto Lenses. Using Normal Lenses. Using Macro Lenses. Cool Special Features. Extending the Range of Any Lens with a Converter. Working with Autofocus . 8. WORKING WITH LIGHT. Nikon D4 Flash Basics. The Built-In Flash. Flash Modes. Using Manual Flash. Flash Exposure Compensation. External Flash Units. Nikon Flash. Third Party Flash. Using Studio Flash. Using Modeling Lights. Conquering Available Light. Incandescent Lighting Dealing with Fluorescents Infrared and UV. 9. DOWNLOADING AND EDITING. Software Utilities. Nikon Software. Third Party Software. Noise Reduction Software. RAW converters. 10. TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR NIKON D4. Charging and Maintaining Batteries. Battery Life. Using Alternate Power Sources. Checking your Internal Clock Battery. Cleaning the CCD. Troubleshooting. Glossary. Index.