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Nikon D3300 Digital Field Guide

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Everything you need to know about your new N1 camera!

Portable and full color, this guide is packed with everything you want and need to know in order to take amazing photos using your new Nikon Camera N1. Veteran author J. Dennis Thomas walks you through the essential controls, features, and functions of the N1 using step-by-step instructions and providing full-color images of each menu screen. You'll learn how to adjust white balance, autofocus, and exposure as well as choose lens and adjust settings. The handy trim size allows this guide to go where you go, allowing you easy access to information quickly so you can get the exact shot you want when you want it.

  • Helps you make the most of your Camera N1 and get the shots you want

  • Features valuable insight from a successful professional photographer for capturing unique and memorable portrait, candid, action, travel, sports, and other shots

  • Provides step-by-step explanations on techniques and tips, all aimed at getting you comfortable and confident with your camera

  • Go beyond the basic manual and the standard settings and see what your Camera N1 can do with Camera N1 Digital Field Guide!

    Table of Contents

      1. Introduction
        1. About the Digital Field Guide
      2. Chapter 1: Exploring the Nikon D3300
        1. Key Components of the D3300
          1. The top of the camera
          2. The back of the camera
          3. The front of the camera
          4. The left side of the camera
        2. The Viewfinder Display
        3. The Information Display
      3. Chapter 2: Nikon D3300 Essentials
        1. Exposure Modes
          1. Automatic modes
          2. Programmed auto mode
          3. Aperture-priority auto mode
          4. Shutter-priority auto mode
          5. Manual mode
        2. Guide Mode
          1. Shoot
          2. View/delete
          3. Retouch
          4. Setup
        3. Scene Modes
        4. Special Effects Modes
          1. Night vision
          2. Super vivid
          3. Pop
          4. Photo illustration
          5. Color sketch
          6. Toy camera effect
          7. Miniature effect
          8. Selective color
          9. Silhouette
          10. High key
          11. Low key
          12. HDR painting
          13. Easy panorama
        5. Metering Modes
          1. Matrix metering mode
          2. Center-weighted metering mode
          3. Spot metering mode
        6. Autofocus
          1. Phase detection
          2. Contrast detection
        7. Focus Modes
          1. Auto servo AF mode
          2. Continuous servo AF mode
          3. Single servo AF mode
          4. Manual focus mode
        8. Autofocus Area Modes
          1. Auto-area AF mode
          2. Single-point AF mode
          3. Dynamic-area AF mode
        9. Release Modes
        10. ISO Sensitivity
          1. Auto ISO
          2. Noise reduction
        11. White Balance
          1. The Kelvin scale
          2. White balance settings
        12. Picture Controls
        13. File Formats, Size, and Compression
          1. NEF (RAW)
          2. JPEG
          3. Image size
          4. Image quality
      4. Chapter 3: Setting up the Nikon D3300
        1. The Playback Menu
          1. Delete
          2. Playback folder
          3. Playback display options
          4. Image review
          5. Rotate tall
          6. Slide show
          7. DPOF print order
          8. Rating
          9. Select to send to smart device
        2. The Shooting Menu
          1. Reset shooting menu
          2. Image quality
          3. Image size
          4. White balance
          5. Set Picture Control
          6. Auto distortion control
          7. Color space
          8. Active D-Lighting
          9. Noise reduction
          10. ISO sensitivity settings
          11. AF-area mode
          12. Built-in AF-assist illuminator
          13. Metering
          14. Flash cntrl for built-in flash
          15. Movie settings
        3. The Setup Menu
          1. Reset setup options
          2. Format memory card
          3. Monitor brightness
          4. Info display format
          5. Auto info display
          6. Clean image sensor
          7. Lock mirror up for cleaning
          8. Image Dust Off ref photo
          9. Flicker reduction
          10. Time zone and date
          11. Language
          12. Auto image rotation
          13. Image comment
          14. Auto off timers
          15. Self-timer
          16. Remote on duration (ML-L3)
          17. Beep
          18. Rangefinder
          19. File number sequence
          20. Buttons
          21. Slot empty release lock
          22. Print date
          23. Storage folder
          24. Accessory terminal
          25. Video mode
          26. HDMI
          27. Wireless mobile adapter
          28. Firmware version
        4. The Retouch Menu
          1. D-Lighting
          2. Red-eye correction
          3. Trim
          4. Monochrome
          5. Filter effects
          6. Color balance
          7. Image overlay
          8. NEF (RAW) processing
          9. Resize
          10. Quick retouch
          11. Straighten
          12. Distortion control
          13. Fisheye
          14. Color outline
          15. Photo illustration
          16. Color sketch
          17. Perspective control
          18. Miniature effect
          19. Selective color
          20. Edit movie
          21. Recent Settings
      5. Chapter 4: Selecting and Using Lenses with the Nikon D3300
        1. Deciphering Nikon Lens Codes
        2. Lens Compatibility
        3. The DX Crop Factor
        4. Third-Party Lenses
        5. Types of Lenses
          1. Wide-angle lenses
          2. Standard zoom lenses
          3. Telephoto lenses
          4. Close-up/macro lenses
          5. Fisheye lenses
      6. Chapter 5: Controlling Exposure
        1. Defining Exposure
          1. ISO
          2. Shutter speed
          3. Aperture or f-stop
        2. Fine-tuning Your Exposure
          1. Exposure compensation
          2. Using histograms
      7. Chapter 6: Working with Light
        1. Lighting Essentials
          1. The quality of light
          2. Lighting direction
        2. Natural Light
        3. Continuous Light
        4. The D3300 Built-in Flash
          1. Built-in flash exposure modes
          2. Flash sync modes
        5. Flash Compensation
        6. Light Modifiers
      8. Chapter 7: Working with the Live View and Video Modes
        1. Live View Mode
          1. Focus modes
          2. AF-area modes
          3. Using Live View mode
        2. Shooting and Editing Video
          1. Frame size and frame rate
          2. In-camera video editing
      9. Chapter 8: Real-World Applications
        1. Abstract Photography
          1. Equipment
          2. Technique
        2. Action and Sports Photography
          1. Equipment
          2. Technique
        3. Concert and Live Music Photography
          1. Equipment
          2. Technique
        4. Macro Photography
          1. Equipment
          2. Technique
        5. Nature and Landscape Photography
          1. Equipment
          2. Technique
        6. Night and Low-light Photography
          1. Equipment
          2. Technique
        7. Portrait Photography
          1. Equipment
          2. Technique
        8. Still-life, Product, and Food Photography
          1. Equipment
          2. Technique
        9. Street Photography
          1. Equipment
          2. Technique
      10. Chapter 9: After Capture
        1. Viewing Your Images
        2. Downloading Your Images
        3. File Management and Workflow
          1. Folder structure
          2. Editing
          3. Filenames and metadata
        4. Tonal Adjustments and Color Corrections
      11. Appendix A: General Composition Tips
        1. Keep It Simple
        2. The Rule of Thirds
        3. Leading Lines, S-Curves, and Patterns
        4. The Odd Rule
        5. Using Color
      12. Appendix B: Accessories
        1. Speedlights
        2. The ME-1 Stereo Microphone
        3. The ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control
        4. The GP-1 GPS Unit
          1. Triggertrap
          2. The WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
          3. Spider Holster
      13. Glossary