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David Busch’s Nikon® D3300 Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Book Description

DAVID BUSCH'S NIKON D3300 GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY is a complete resource and reference for the Nikon D3300, one of Nikon's newest dSLR's, featuring a 24-megapixel sensor with sharper imaging, full HDTV video, and ISO up to 12,800. With this book, you will explore the world of digital photography, develop your creativity, and learn to take great photographs with your new Nikon. Featuring clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, this book covers all the D3300's features in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lenses, lighting, and more. Also included is the handy Nikon D3300 "roadmap," an easy-to-use visual guide to the camera's features and controls. With David Busch as your guide, you'll be in full creative control, whether you're shooting on the job, as an advanced hobbyist, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge, creativity, and confidence with the Nikon D3300 today

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Author
  6. Contents
  7. Preface
  8. Introduction
  9. Part I Getting Started with Your Nikon D3300
    1. 1 Thinking Outside the Box
      1. In a Hurry?
      2. First Things First
      3. Initial Setup
    2. 2 Nikon D3300 Quick Start
      1. Using the Information Edit Display
      2. Choosing a Release Mode
      3. Selecting a Shooting Mode
      4. Choosing a Metering Mode
      5. Choosing Focus Modes
      6. Adjusting White Balance and ISO
      7. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      8. Using the Built-in Flash
      9. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
      10. Using the Guide Mode
    3. 3 Nikon D3300 Roadmap
      1. Nikon D3300: Front View
      2. The Nikon D3300’s Business End
      3. Playing Back Images
      4. Shooting Information Display/Information Edit Screen
      5. Going Topside
      6. Lens Components
      7. Underneath Your Nikon D3300
      8. Looking Inside the Viewfinder
    4. 4 Playback and Shooting Menus
      1. Anatomy of the Nikon D3300’s Menus
      2. Playback Menu Options
      3. Shooting Menu Options
    5. 5 Setup, Retouch, and Recent Settings Menus
      1. Setup Menu Options
      2. Retouch Menu Options
      3. Using Recent Settings
  10. Part II Beyond the Basics
    1. 6 Getting the Right Exposure
      1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
      2. How the D3300 Calculates Exposure
      3. Choosing a Metering Method
      4. Choosing an Exposure Method
      5. Using Scene Modes
      6. Using Special Effects Modes
      7. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
      8. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
      9. Bracketing
    2. 7 Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus
      1. How Focus Works
      2. Using Autofocus with the Nikon D3300
      3. Your Autofocus Mode Options
      4. Focusing in Live View
      5. Focus Stacking
    3. 8 Movie Making with the Nikon D3300
      1. Working with Live View
      2. Shooting Movies with the D3300
      3. Some Fundamentals
      4. Tips for Shooting Better Video
  11. Part III Enhancing Your Experience
    1. 9 Advanced Shooting Tips for Your Nikon D3300
      1. Continuous Shooting
      2. Exploring Ultra-Fast Exposures
      3. Long Exposures
      4. Geotagging with the Nikon GP-1
      5. Wi-Fi
      6. Tablets, Smart Phones, and the Nikon D3300
    2. 10 Working with Lenses
      1. Sensor Sensibilities
      2. Your First Lens
      3. What Lenses Can You Use?
      4. Ingredients of Nikon’s Alphanumeric Soup
      5. What Lenses Can Do for You
      6. Categories of Lenses
      7. Using Wide-Angle and Wide-Zoom Lenses
      8. Using Telephoto and Tele-Zoom Lenses
      9. Add-ons and Special Features
      10. Using the Lensbaby
    3. 11 Making Light Work for You
      1. Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash
      2. Continuous Lighting Basics
      3. Electronic Flash Basics
      4. A Typical Electronic Flash Sequence
      5. Working with Nikon Flash Units
      6. Nikon Add-On Flash Units
      7. Flash Techniques
      8. Working with Wireless Commander Mode
      9. Connecting External Flash
      10. More Advanced Lighting Techniques
    4. 12 Troubleshooting and Prevention
      1. Battery Powered
      2. Updating Your Firmware
      3. Protecting Your LCD
      4. Troubleshooting Memory Cards
      5. Cleaning Your Sensor
  12. Index