Synopses & Reviews
The Nikon COOLPIX Digital Field Guide is filled with everything you need to know in order to take amazing photographs using any Nikon COOLPIX camera. This full-color portable guide walks you through the essential controls, features, and functions of the Nikon COOLPIX point-and shoot camera line using step-by-step instructions and full-color images of each menu screen. This robust guide not only shows you how to adjust a variety of settings on your Nikon COOLPIX, it also teaches you when and why you should adjust them. The Nikon COOLPIX Digital Field Guide goes beyond camera settings to offer you a friendly guide to the principles of digital photography, covering the essentials of lighting and composition. Filled with amazing examples, this book also presents a variety of techniques for getting great photos, including specific tips and tricks for capturing portraits, candids, sports and action shots, travel pictures, macro photography, and much more.
Following in the footsteps of the market-leading and critically acclaimed Nikon D70 Digital Field Guide (22,909 net units shipped since publication in July 2005) and the Nikon D200 Digital Field Guide (16313 net units shipped since publication in July 2006) the Nikon Coolpix Digital Field Guide will cover all of the most commonly included features on all three series of Nikon Coolpix cameras. The focus will be on how to best use these features to improve photography, making the book appealing to owners of current and upcoming Coolpix cameras. Full-color photography and a conveniently portable trim-size will allow readers to take the book wherever their camera may go. The book will include step-by-step techniques to exposure, composition, and professional shooting tips on perspective, impact, and more.
Your guide to the camera that fits your lifefstyle
Your COOLPIX camera can do it all — from photographing your children at play to photographing the Eiffel Tower at night. Whether you have a P, S, or L Series camera, this book gives you the details on how to use all your camera controls to get the best shots possible, along with practical advice on essential photography topics from the best settings to choose to exposure to composition and more. This is the go-anywhere guide for you and your COOLPIX.
- Explore your COOLPIX camera's image capture modes, including novel color options
Work with exposure compensation, blur detection, in-camera crop, and D-Lighting settings
Learn about the basic rules of good composition
Get tips on accessories, in-camera editing, downloading pictures, and printing
Learn to capture dynamic and creative shots of concerts, animals, people, nature, cityscapes, and more
Your COOLPIX camera does it all — from photographing children at play to the Eiffel Tower at night. Here are the details about using all the controls on your P, S, or L series camera to get the best shots possible, along with practical advice on essential photography topics from choosing the best settings to exposure, composition, and more.Learn about blur detection, in-camera editing, downloading, and printing, and get tips for taking dynamic and creative shots in a wide variety of situations.
About the Author
J. Dennis Thomas has been an avid photographer since his teens. He currently owns Dead Sailor Productions, a photography and graphic design business, and has worked with such companies as RedBull Energy Drink, Obsolete Industries, Secret Hideout Studios, and Digital Race Photography. Denny's work has been published in several regional publications and is shown in various galleries throughout the country. He is also the author of the Nikon Creative Lighting System Digital Field Guide and the Canon Speedlite System Digital Field Guide.
Table of Contents
Part I: Using Your Nikon COOLPIX Camera.
Chapter 1: Exploring the COOLPIX Cameras.
Chapter 2: Navigating Your COOLPIX Camera.
Chapter 3: Getting the Most Out of Your Nikon COOLPIX Camera.
Part II: Creating Great Photos with Your Nikon COOLPIX Camera.
Chapter 4: Photography and Composition Basics.
Chapter 5: Accessories and Additional Equipment.
Chapter 6: Techniques for Great Photos.
Chapter 7: Downloading and Printing.
Part III: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Resources.