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Everything you need to know to take amazing photos with your Nikon D600
This full-color, portable guide goes beyond the owner's manual to deliver clear, succinct descriptions of how the Nikon D600's features and functions work. Perfectly sized to fit in your camera bag, this portable guide offers professional advice on everything from composing a variety of shots to choosing lenses and downloading photos. Veteran author J. Dennis Thomas clearly explains how to get the exact shots you want, when you want them, and shares beautiful color photos from his own collection.
- Features step-by-step instructions and full-color images of each menu screen
- Teaches you how to adjust white balance, autofocus, exposure, and choose lenses, and when and why to use each of those settings
- Covers the essentials of lighting, composition, and exposure
- Includes a bonus gray and color checker card that allows new DSLR owners to capture perfect color in any environment.
Packed with amazing examples, Nikon D600 Digital Field Guide helps you master all the menus, modes and controls of this feature-filled dSLR, and presents you with a variety of tips and tricks to capturing portraits, candids, sports, travel, macro photography, and much more.
The Nikon D600 Digital Field Guide is filled with everything you want and need to know in order to take amazing photographs using your new DSLR. This full-color portable guide to the Nikon D600 walks you through the essential controls, features, and functions using step-by-step instructions and providing full-color images of each menu screen. This robust guide not only teaches 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 D600 Digital Field Guide goes beyond camera settings to offer readers 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 readers with a variety of tips and tricks to capturing portraits, candids, sports, travel, macro photography, and much more. Also included with this book is a bonus gray and color checker card that allows new DSLR owners to capture perfect color in any environment.
Take full advantage of your full-frame Nikon D600
Whether you're a novice, an advanced hobbyist photographer, or a videographer, the D600 has features you will love. This book helps you identify, understand, and use them all. Written by a veteran photographer and designed to go everywhere in your camera bag, this full-color guide walks you through setting up your camera and using every feature in real-life situations. Here's how to get the most from your investment in Nikon technology.
- Get acquainted with all the settings, modes, and controls
- Learn to manipulate focus, understand white balance, and use each of the 19 scene modes
- Choose the right lens for your purpose
- Shoot both still pictures and video in Live View, and master in-camera editing techniques
- Explore user settings, off-camera flash, HDR, and tone mapping
About the Author
J. Dennis Thomas is a freelance photographer with nearly 25 years of experience behind the lenses of Nikon cameras. He has written more than a dozen successful Nikon Digital Field Guides. His work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, SPIN, Elle, Ebony, W, and Digital Photo Magazine.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 Exploring the Nikon D600 1
CHAPTER 2 Nikon D600 Essentials 31
CHAPTER 3 Setting up the Nikon D600 75
CHAPTER 4 Selecting and Using Lenses with the Nikon D600 147
CHAPTER 5 Controlling Exposure 173
CHAPTER 6 Working with Light 193
CHAPTER 7 Working with Live View and Video 213
CHAPTER 8 Advanced Topics 233
APPENDIX A General Composition Tips 256
APPENDIX B Accessories 260
APPENDIX C How to Use the Gray Card and Color Checker 266