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Professional advice on everything you need to know about the new Nikon D800 dSLR camera
Packed with everything you want and need to know in order to take amazing photos using your new Nikon D800 camera, this portable and full-color guide walks you through the controls, features, and functions of the D800 using step-by-step instructions and helpful examples. Veteran author J. Dennis Thomas shares full-color images of each menu screen and explains how to adjust white balance, autofocus, and exposure as well as how to choose lenses and adjust settings.
The handy trim size allows this guide to go where you go, giving you easy access to information quickly so you can get the exact shot you want when you want it.
- Offers a refresher guide to the basic principles of digital photography
- Explains how to use all of the Nikon D800s menus, controls, and functions, so you can get the shot you want
- Features valuable insight from a successful professional photographer for capturing unique and memorable portrait, candid, action, travel, sports, and other shots
- Provides step-by-step explanations on techniques and tips, all aimed at getting you comfortable and confident with your camera
Nikon D800 Digital Field Guide takes you beyond the basic manual and the standard settings so you can see what your camera can really do!
Explore your Nikon D800 and learn to get fantastic photos
Your Nikon D800 is built for the multimedia photographer. Featuring extremely low noise, incredible dynamic range, and the most faithful colors, it enables you to capture and create every image you can imagine. This colorful, portable guide shows you how to set it up, fine-tune and use every control, choose the right lens for every purpose, work with live view and video, master HDR, and much more. It helps you get everything your camera has to offer.
Master the menus, metering and autofocus modes, white balance settings, and picture controls
Compare lenses and select what you need for your type of photography
Explore various lighting options, including the built-in flash exposure modes and flash sync modes
Venture into video and explore assorted techniques
Check out specific techniques for photographing events, nature, landscapes, products, and people
Inside – your free gray and color checker card to help you achieve accurate white balance and color
About the Author
J. Dennis Thomas is a professional photographer, author, and musician based in Austin, TX. He has nearly 25 years of experience behind Nikon cameras. His clients include Rolling Stone, SPIN, and the New York Daily News. He is represented by Corbis Images and his photos have appeared in People, Us Weekly, W, Elle, Ebony, and many more publications.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 Exploring the Nikon D800 1
CHAPTER 2 Nikon D800 Essentials 33
CHAPTER 3 Setting up the Nikon D800 65
CHAPTER 4 Selecting and Using Lenses with the Nikon D800 137
CHAPTER 5 Working with Light 157
CHAPTER 6 Working with Live View and Video 175
CHAPTER 7 Event Photography 191
CHAPTER 8 Landscape and Nature Photography 203
CHAPTER 9 Portrait Photography 211
CHAPTER 10 Product Photography 221
CHAPTER 11 Stock Photography 231
APPENDIX A Essential Photography Concepts 241
APPENDIX B Accessories 253
APPENDIX C How to Use the Gray Card and Color Checker 259