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Make the most of that amazing camera! Learn all it can do and create pix with pizazz
So you have the super-cool Nikon D3100 — how do you make the most of it? Read this book! Learn what all the controls do, what you can do with the auto modes, and how to gain full control of your camera with advanced exposure modes. Then you'll learn to play back, download, and share your photos, and how to unleash your creativity!
Get a quick start — try the Scene and Guide modes to automatically capture top-notch portraits, close-ups, and night shots
Get creative — master exposure, focus, color, and depth of field to create unique, artistic images
Focus in — harness the power of the autofocus system to achieve sharp focus on your subjects
Prepare to share — find out how to get the best prints of your pictures and how to get them ready for online viewing
Record movies — capture high definition digital movies, with or without sound
Open the book and find:
A guided tour of your camera's controls and buttons
Advice on setting flash and picture quality modes
Steps to shooting portraits,landscapes, and sports
The controls that manage aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
Tips for manipulating focus and color in your photos
How to shoot people, places, and close-ups
Filters and features that create unique photo effects
Take creative control of exposure, focus, and color
Step up from Auto mode to advanced photography options
Shoot full HD videos
Unlock all the secrets of the powerful new Nikon D3100 DSLR camera
Author Julie King knows how to teach newbies, and in this handy guide she?ll help you get the very most out of the powerful new Nikon D3100. Say you?re already an experienced photographer? The helpful tips and tricks in this friendly book will get you quickly up to speed on the D3100?s new 14-megapixel sensor, continous video/live focus, full HD video, expanded autofocus, and more. As a seasoned instructor at the Palm Beach Photographic Center, Julie anticipates all questions, whether you?re a beginner or digital camera pro, and offers pages of easy-to-follow advice.
- Helps you get every bit of functionality out of the new Nikon D3100 camera
- Walks you through its exciting new features, including the 14-megapixel sensor, continous video/live focus, full HD video, expanded autofocus, and the updated in-camera menu
- Explores shooting in Auto mode, managing playback options, and basic troubleshooting
- Explains how to adjust the camera?s manual settings for your own preferred exposure, lighting, focus, and color style
- Covers digital photo housekeeping tips?how to organize, edit, and share your files
Tap all the tools in this hot new DSLR camera and start taking some great pix with Nikon D3100 For Dummies.
About the Author
Julie Adair King has been writing about digital cameras and photography for more than a decade. She is the author of several books on various Nikon and Canon cameras as well as Digital Photography For Dummies, and she teaches beginning digital photographers at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.
Table of Contents
Part I: Fast Track to Super Snaps.
Chapter 1: Getting the Lay of the Land.
Chapter 2: Choosing Basic Picture Settings.
Chapter 3: Taking Great Pictures, Automatically.
Chapter 4: Exploring Live View and Movie Making.
Part II: Working with Picture Files.
Chapter 5: Playback Mode: Viewing, Erasing, and Protecting Photos.
Chapter 6: Downloading, Printing, and Sharing Your Photos.
Part III: Taking Creative Control.
Chapter 7: Getting Creative with Exposure and Lighting.
Chapter 8: Manipulating Focus and Color.
Chapter 9: Putting It All Together.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 10: Ten Fun and Practical Retouch Menu Features.
Chapter 11: Ten Special-Purpose Features to Explore on a Rainy Day.