Synopses & Reviews
As an introductory level digital SLR, the Nikon D60 offers one-button simplicity using the Auto function or countless options using the more complex manual controls. Nikon D60 Digital Field Guide is filled with everything you need to know to capture amazing photographs using your Nikon 60. Starting with a Quick Tour, which will help you use your Nikon D60 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 controls with confidence.
This full-color portable guide walks you through the essential controls, features, and functions of the Nikon D60 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. Additionally, the Nikon D60 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 of actual Nikon D60 photography6, this book also presents a variety of tips and tricks to capturing portraits, candids, sports, travel, macro photography, and much more.
See it – capture it, with your Nikon D60
Your 10.2 megapixel D60 is loaded with great features like fast startup, split-second shutter response, and continuous shooting ability at up to three frames per second. You'll want to take advantage of every one of these features, and this practical, portable guide shows you how. Each button and dial is explained, but that's just the beginning. You'll also learn to use the different modes and menus, and get professional recipes for fool-proof photos in more than a dozen real-life settings.
Learn the basics of focusing, shooting, replaying, and downloading your images
Explore the set-up, shooting, playback, and custom settings menus
Understand what each type of lens can do and which to choose
Work with flash and natural light and master exposure basics
Discover how to use the Retouch menu to apply cool effects to your images before they even leave the camera
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 companies including RedBull Energy Drink, Obsolete Industries, Secret Hideout Studios, and Digital Race Photography. Dennis is also the author of Nikon COOLPIX Digital Field Guide and the Nikon Creative Lighting System Digital Field Guide.
Table of Contents
Part I: Using the Nikon D60.
Chapter 1: Exploring the Nikon D60.
Chapter 2: Nikon D60 Essentials.
Chapter 3: Setting up the Nikon D60.
Part II: Capturing Great Images with the Nikon D60.
Chapter 4: Essential Photography Concepts.
Chapter 5: Selecting and Using Lenses.
Chapter 6: Working with Light.
Chapter 7: Real World Applications.
Chapter 8: Viewing, Downloading, and the Retouch Menu.
Part III: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Accessories.
Appendix B: Online Resources.