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Mastering the Nikon D750

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Mastering the Nikon D750 by Darrell Young provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of the new D750 camera. Darrell is determined to help the user navigate past the confusion that often comes with complex and powerful professional camera equipment.

This book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user's manual. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles.

Darrell's friendly and informative writing style allows readers to easily follow directions while feeling as if a friend dropped in to share his knowledge. The information in this book goes beyond the camera itself and also covers basic photography technique.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Camera Body Reference
  8. Chapter 1 Introduction and Initial Camera Setup
    1. Learning about the Nikon D750
    2. First Use of the Camera
    3. First-Time HD-SLR Users
    4. Five Steps for First-Time Camera Configuration
    5. Accessing the Camera Menus
    6. Using the Camera’s Help System
    7. Camera Functions for Initial Configuration
    8. Personal Camera Settings Recommendations
    9. Things to Know When Reading This Book
    10. Downloadable Resources Website
    11. Author’s Conclusion
  9. Chapter 2 Playback Menu
    1. Delete
    2. Playback Folder
    3. Hide Image
    4. Playback Display Options
    5. Copy Image(s)
    6. Image Review
    7. After Delete
    8. Rotate Tall
    9. Slide Show
    10. DPOF Print Order
    11. Author’s Conclusion
  10. Chapter 3 Photo Shooting Menu
    1. User Settings U1 and U2
    2. Configuring the Photo Shooting Menu
    3. Reset Photo Shooting Menu
    4. Storage Folder
    5. File Naming
    6. Role Played by Card in Slot 2
    7. Image Quality
    8. Image Size
    9. Image Area
    10. JPEG Compression
    11. NEF (RAW) Recording
    12. White Balance
    13. Set Picture Control
    14. Manage Picture Control
    15. Color Space
    16. Active D-Lighting
    17. HDR (High Dynamic Range)
    18. Vignette Control
    19. Auto Distortion Control
    20. Long Exposure NR
    21. High ISO NR
    22. ISO Sensitivity Settings
    23. Remote Control Mode (ML-L3)
    24. Multiple Exposure
    25. Interval Timer Shooting
    26. Author’s Conclusion
  11. Chapter 4 Movie Shooting Menu
    1. User Settings and the Movie Shooting Menu
    2. Movie Shooting Menu Location
    3. Reset Movie Shooting Menu
    4. File Naming
    5. Destination
    6. Frame Size/Frame Rate
    7. Movie Quality
    8. Microphone Sensitivity
    9. Frequency Response
    10. Wind Noise Reduction
    11. Image Area
    12. White Balance
    13. Set Picture Control
    14. Manage Picture Control
    15. High ISO NR
    16. Movie ISO Sensitivity Settings
    17. Time-Lapse Photography
    18. Author’s Conclusions
  12. Chapter 5 Custom Setting Menu
    1. The User Settings and the Custom Setting Menu
    2. Using the Custom Setting Menu
    3. Reset Custom Settings
    4. Section One: a Autofocus
    5. Section Two: b Metering/Exposure
    6. Section Three: c Timers/AE Lock
    7. Section Four: d Shooting/Display
    8. Section Five: e Bracketing/Flash
    9. Section Six: f Controls
    10. Section Seven: g Movie
    11. Author’s Conclusion
  13. Chapter 6 Setup Menu
    1. Setup Menu Location
    2. Format Memory Card
    3. Save User Settings
    4. Reset User Settings
    5. Monitor Brightness
    6. Monitor Color Balance
    7. Clean Image Sensor
    8. Lock Mirror Up for Cleaning
    9. Image Dust Off Ref Photo
    10. Flicker Reduction
    11. Time Zone and Date
    12. Save/Load Settings
    13. Non-CPU Lens Data
    14. AF Fine-Tune
    15. HDMI
    16. Location Data
    17. Wi-Fi
    18. Network
    19. Eye-Fi Upload
    20. Conformity Marking
    21. Firmware Version
    22. Author’s Conclusions
  14. Chapter 7 Retouch Menu
    1. Retouched File Numbering
    2. Accessing the Retouch Functions: Two Methods
    3. D-Lighting
    4. Red-Eye Correction
    5. Trim
    6. Monochrome
    7. Filter Effects
    8. Color Balance
    9. Image Overlay
    10. NEF (RAW) Processing
    11. Resize
    12. Quick Retouch
    13. Straighten
    14. Distortion Control
    15. Fisheye
    16. Color Outline
    17. Color Sketch
    18. Perspective Control
    19. Miniature Effect
    20. Selective Color
    21. Edit Movie
    22. Side-by-Side Comparison
    23. Author’s Conclusions
  15. Chapter 8 My Menu and Recent Settings
    1. My Menu
    2. Recent Settings
    3. Author’s Conclusion
  16. Chapter 9 Metering, Exposure Modes, and Histogram
    1. Section 1: Metering
    2. Section 2: Exposure Modes
    3. Section 3: Histogram
    4. Author’s Conclusions
  17. Chapter 10 White Balance
    1. How Does White Balance Work?
    2. White Balance Fundamentals
    3. Color Temperature
    4. Manual White Balance Using the WB Button
    5. Manual White Balance Using the Photo Shooting Menu
    6. Manual White Balance Using the Movie Shooting Menu
    7. Manual Color Temperature (K) with the WB Button
    8. Manual Color Temperature (K) with the Shooting Menus
    9. Measuring Ambient Light by Using PRE
    10. Fine-Tuning White Balance
    11. Editing the PRE White Balance Comment Field
    12. Using the White Balance from a Previously Captured Image
    13. Protecting a PRE White Balance Reading
    14. Auto White Balance
    15. Author’s Conclusions
  18. Chapter 11 Autofocus, AF-Area, and Release Modes
    1. Section 1: Autofocus in Viewfinder Photography
    2. Section 2: Autofocus in Live View Photography
    3. Section 3: Release Modes
    4. Custom Settings for Autofocus (a1–a8)
    5. Author’s Conclusion
  19. Chapter 12 Live View Photography
    1. Live View Photography Mode
    2. Live View Photography Mode Screens
    3. Using the i Button Menu in Live View Photography Mode
    4. Author’s Conclusions
  20. Chapter 13 Movie Live View
    1. Selecting Movie Live View Mode
    2. Movie Live View Still Images
    3. Movie Live View Screens
    4. Preparing to Make Movies
    5. Recording a Video with Your D750
    6. Recording Video from the HDMI Port
    7. Displaying Movies
    8. Author’s Conclusions
    9. Afterword
  21. Credits for Chapter Opening Images