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As a 12.9 megapixel camera with new movie capture and numerous advanced features, the Nikon D5000 is a remarkable blend of simplicity and advanced D-SLR capabilities. The Nikon D5000 Digital Field Guide
will teach you how to get the most out of these impressive features, as well as improve your basic photography skills.
Chapter 1: Exploring the Nikon D5000 – Learn key components of the D5000 including basic layout, dials, switches, and buttons.
Chapter 2: Nikon D5000 Essentials – This chapter discusses key settings such as
Chapter 3: Exploring the D5000 Menus – Learn how to customize the D5000 to fit your shooting style, refine workflow, or to refine the camera settings to fit different shooting scenarios.
Chapter 4: Essential Photography Concepts – Learn to fine-tune exposure, understand depth of field, and compose your photographs when using your D5000.
Chapter 5: Selecting and Using Lenses – This chapter covers the most common, as well as the most recommended D5000 lenses, and how they impact your photography.
Chapter 6: Working with Light. – The ability to control light is one crucial step in taking great photos. This chapter explains different types of light and how to modify light to suit your needs.
Chapter 7: Working with D-Movie. – This chapter covers tips, tricks, and workarounds in using D-Movie mode on your D5000, as well as different types of video editing software.
Chapter 8: Viewing and In-camera Editing. – Learn how to view and download your images from your new D5000 and to use the new retouch options that were not available on previous cameras.
Chapter 9: Action and Sports Photography. – This chapter discusses how to prepare your shot, pan using different shutter speeds, and implement speedlights with your D5000.
Chapter 10: Flower and Plant Photography. – This chapter explains preparing shots, how to implement backlighting, and general tips for taking flower and plant photos with your D5000.—make into a complete sentence
Chapter 11: Macro Photography. – This chapter covers different tools you can use with your D5000 for macro photography like lenses, filters, extension tubes, and more.
Chapter 12: Night and Lowlight Photography. – Discover how to successfully overcome low lighting obstacles to capture great concert and nightlife photos with your D5000.
Chapter 13: Portrait Photography. – This chapter prepares you for photographing studio, outdoor, and indoor portrait sessions with your D5000.
Chapter 14: Still-life and Product Photography. – This chapter explains how to use the available light, continuous lights and other accessories when photographing still-lifes and product photography with your D5000.
Chapter 15: Urban and Rural Landscape Photography. – Learn how to set up D5000 for urban, desert, and silhouette shots
Appendix A: Accessories. – This chapter covers remote controls, GPS unit, tripods and more accessories that you might consider purchasing to accompany your D500.
With the Nikon D5000 Digital Field Guide, you will gain a thorough understanding of the D5000, as well as the basic fundamentals of capturing the best possible photos in any situation.
As what's been described as a mid-entry level digital SLR, the Nikon D5000 offers one-button simplicity using the Auto function or countless options using the more complex manual controls in addition to the ability to shoot crisp HD video. The Nikon D5000 Digital Field Guide is filled with everything a reader needs to know to capture amazing photographs using the Nikon D5000. Starting with a Quick Tour, which will help you readers use their Nikon D5000 straight out of the box, this book will help you graduate from using the Auto function in every situation to using the more complex manual and video controls with confidence.
This full-color portable guide walks readers through the essential controls, features, and functions of the Nikon D5000 digital SLR using step-by-step instructions and full-color images of each menu screen. This robust guide not only teaches how to adjust white balance, autofocus, exposure, and choose lenses, it also guides readers through when and why they should adjust each of these key settings. Additionally, the Nikon D5000 Digital Field Guide goes beyond camera settings to offer a refresher guide to the principles of digital photography, covering the essentials of lighting, composition, and exposure. Filled with amazing examples of actual Nikon D5000 photography, this book also presents a variety of tips and tricks to capturing portraits, candids, sports, travel, macro photography, and much more.
Get to know your D5000 and unlock new possibilities
With outstanding one-touch automatic options plus a full range of manual functions, your Nikon D5000 will nourish your creativity in new ways. This guide will help you get completely comfortable with your camera, explaining every button and dial and what you can achieve by taking control with manual settings. Explore the essence of quality photography, what different lenses can offer, and how to get professional results in various situations. Whenever you pick up your D5000, grab this book too.
- Learn to use exposure, metering, auto-focus, and AF-area modes
Work with menus for setup, shooting, playback, quick settings, and custom settings
Review lighting, exposure, depth of field, and composition essentials
Explore different lenses and understand Nikon's lens codes
Discover the secrets of great action, nighttime, and macro photography, product and nature shots, and more
This portable, beautifully illustrated guide covers every feature of the Nikon D5000
Your Nikon D5000 offers a wide range of possibilities when you know how to use its features. Nikon D5000 Digital Field Guide covers them all.
Whether you're new to dSLR photography or moving up from a less feature-rich camera, you'll learn to use all the controls of your D5000 and how to get perfect shots in all types of situations. The Quick Tour gets you started, and the step-by-step instructions give you confidence to move from the Auto function into full manual control. Begins with a Quick Tour that helps you start using your camera right away Provides in-depth explanations of the essential controls, features, and functions of the Nikon D5000 Features step-by-step instructions and full-color images of each menu screen Explains how to adjust white balance, autofocus, and exposure, and why these settings are important Discusses how to choose lenses Offers a refresher guide to the principles of digital photography, including lighting, composition, and exposure Shares tips on getting great portraits, sports and travel shots, candids, and more
Sized to fit your camera bag, Nikon D5000 Digital Field Guide puts all the features of your D5000 at your fingertips.
About the Author
J. Dennis Thomas is a professional photographer and author based in Austin, TX. He owns Dead Sailor Productions, a photography and graphic design business, and has worked with many notable clients. He has authored eight previous Digital Field Guides and has published articles in national photography magazines.
Table of Contents
Part I: Using the Nikon D5000.
Chapter 1: Exploring the Nikon D5000.
Chapter 2: Nikon D5000 Essentials.
Chapter 3: Exploring the D5000 Menus.
Chapter 4: Essential Photography Concepts.
Chapter 5: Selecting and Using Lenses.
Chapter 6: Working with Light.
Chapter 7: Working with D-Movie.
Chapter 8: Viewing and In-camera Editing.
Part II: Capturing Great Images with the Nikon D5000.
Chapter 9: Action and Sports Photography.
Chapter 10: Flower and Plant Photography.
Chapter 11: Macro Photography.
Chapter 12: Night and Lowlight Photography.
Chapter 13: Portrait Photography.
Chapter 14: Still-life and Product Photography.
Chapter 15: Urban and Rural Landscape Photography.
Part III: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Accessories.