Synopses & Reviews
Nikon D40/D40x Digital Field Guide is filled with everything you need to know in order to take amazing photographs using your Nikon D40 or Nikon D40x. This full-color portable guide walks you through the essential controls, features, and functions of your Nikon D40 or D40x digital SLR using step-by-step instructions and full-color images of each menu screen. This robust guide not only shows you how to adjust white balance, autofocus, exposure, and choose lenses, it also teaches you when and why you should adjust each of these key settings. The Nikon D40/D40x Digital Field Guide goes beyond camera settings to offer you a refresher guide to the principles of digital photography, covering the essentials of lighting, composition, and exposure. Filled with amazing examples, this book also presents you with a variety of tips and tricks to capturing portraits, candids, sports, travel, macro photography, and much more.
Following up the market-leading and critically acclaimed Nikon D70 Digital Field Guide and the Nikon D50 Digital Field Guide, this unique book is designed to address users of the Nikon D40 and the D40X, with 272 pages of beautiful photos, essential photography how-to information and cool techniques for getting great digital pictures. Both colorful and portable, it will be packed with useful information, offering information at your fingertips that goes where you go for instant reference, anywhere Includes step-by-step techniques that cover exposure, composition, and professional shooting tips on perspective, impact, and more.
Picture yourself capturing the perfect shot
A new world of photographic experiences awaits you as you move up to a digital SLR with your Nikon D40 or D40x. Get started with your new D40 or D40x right away with this guide's Quick Tour. Ready to customize your camera's settings? Chapter 3 tells you how. Want advice on getting perfect shots of sunsets, landscapes, people, or your son's soccer game? Check Chapter 7. But whatever you do, get out there and take pictures. And take this book along.
- Identify and use all your camera's controls and features
Discover how lenses work and select the ones you need
Learn to fix minor problems, including red-eye, by using the Retouch menu
Get complete recipes for shooting events, fireworks, night scenes, landscapes, people, pets, water, action, and more
Find out how to download your pictures and troubleshoot common camera problems
About the Author
David D. Busch has operated a commercial photo studio, shot sports for a newspaper, and spent more than twenty years as a roving photojournalist. He has shared his experience in more than 90 books, including the bestselling Nikon D80 Digital Field Guide, Digital Travel Photography Digital Field Guide, and Digital SLR Cameras and Photography For Dummies, all from Wiley.
Table of Contents
Quick Tour: Shooting Your First D40/D40x Picture.
Part I: Using the Nikon D40/D40x.
Chapter 1: Exploring the Nikon D40/D40x.
Chapter 2: Nikon D40/D40x Essentials.
Chapter 3: Setting Up Nikon D40/D40x.
Part II: Creating Great Photos with the Nikon D40/D40x.
Chapter 4: Exposure Essentials.
Chapter 5: All About Lenses.
Chapter 6: Working with Light.
Chapter 7: Photo Subjects.
Chapter 8: Downloading and Editing Images.