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Nikon D7200 For Dummies

Book Description

Your plain-English, full-color guide to the Nikon D7200

Your Nikon D7200 comes packed with enough power to satisfy even seasoned photographers. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with an easy guide on how to adjust the camera's settings to get the photos you want. That's where Nikon D7200 For Dummies comes in! Brimming with the tips, tricks, and friendly instruction you'd gain in a basic photography course, it shows you how to get the very most out of your new Nikon D7200—without losing your cool.

Written by an experienced photographer and photography teacher, this fun, no-nonsense guide quickly gets you up and running on taking your first photos in automatic mode, then moves on to help you grasp more advanced features, like controlling exposure, adjusting color and focus for better results, using scene modes and priority modes, shooting portraits, action shots, outdoor shots, and night images—and so much more.

  • Navigate your camera's buttons, dials, and settings

  • Apply pro tricks to get better color, focus, and sharpness from your images

  • Control exposure settings and jump from auto mode to manual

  • Make sense of tricky material through full-color explanations of core photography concepts

  • If you're the proud new owner of a Nikon D7200, but don't have a ton—or any—experience with cameras, this hands-on guide will have you taking photos like a pro in no time!

    Table of Contents

      1. Cover
      2. Introduction
        1. A Quick Look at What’s Ahead
        2. Icons and Other Stuff to Note
        3. Beyond the Book
        4. Practice, Be Patient, and Have Fun!
      3. Part I: Fast Track to Super Snaps
        1. Chapter 1: First Steps, First Shots
          1. Preparing the Camera
          2. Navigating Menus
          3. Decoding the Displays
          4. Exploring More External Controls
          5. Familiarizing Yourself with the Lens
          6. Working with Memory Cards
          7. Taking a Few Final Setup Steps
          8. Shooting in Auto and Auto Flash Off Modes
        2. Chapter 2: Reviewing Five Essential Picture-Taking Options
          1. Choosing an Exposure Mode
          2. Setting the Shutter-Release Mode
          3. Selecting Image Size and Image Quality
          4. Reducing the Image Area (DX versus 1.3x Crop)
        3. Chapter 3: Adding Flash
          1. Understanding Flash Limitations
          2. Turning the Built-In Flash On and Off
          3. Choosing a Flash Mode
          4. Adjusting Flash Strength
          5. Enabling High-Speed Flash (Auto FP)
          6. Using Flash Value Lock (FV Lock)
          7. Exploring Additional Flash Options
      4. Part II: Beyond the Basics
        1. Chapter 4: Taking Charge of Exposure
          1. Meeting the Exposure Trio: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
          2. Stepping Up to Advanced Exposure Modes (P, S, A, and M)
          3. Reading the Exposure Meter
          4. Choosing an Exposure Metering Mode
          5. Setting Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
          6. Solving Exposure Problems
          7. Taking Advantage of Automatic Bracketing
        2. Chapter 5: Controlling Focus and Depth of Field
          1. Setting the Basic Focusing Method (Auto or Manual)
          2. Exploring Standard Focusing Options (Viewfinder Photography)
          3. Mastering Live View Focusing
          4. Manipulating Depth of Field
        3. Chapter 6: Mastering Color Controls
          1. Understanding White Balance
          2. Creating Custom White Balance Presets
          3. Bracketing White Balance
          4. Taking a Quick Look at Picture Controls
        4. Chapter 7: Putting It All Together
          1. Recapping Basic Picture Settings
          2. Shooting Still Portraits
          3. Capturing Action
          4. Capturing Scenic Vistas
          5. Capturing Dynamic Close-Ups
        5. Chapter 8: Shooting, Viewing, and Trimming Movies
          1. Shooting Movies Using Default Settings
          2. Adjusting Basic Video Settings
          3. Controlling Audio
          4. Manipulating Movie Exposure
          5. Exploring Other Recording Options
          6. Screening Your Movies
          7. Trimming Movies
          8. Saving a Movie Frame As a Still Image
      5. Part III: After the Shot
        1. Chapter 9: Playback Mode: Viewing Your Photos
          1. Picture Playback 101
          2. Choosing Which Images to View
          3. Adjusting Playback Timing
          4. Enabling Automatic Picture Rotation
          5. Shifting from Single-Image to Thumbnails Display
          6. Displaying Photos in Calendar View
          7. Magnifying Photos During Playback
          8. Viewing Picture Data
        2. Chapter 10: Working with Camera Files
          1. Protecting Photos
          2. Hiding Photos During Playback
          3. Deleting Files
          4. Taking a Look a Nikon's Free Photo Software
          5. Downloading Pictures to Your Computer
          6. Processing Raw (NEF) Files
          7. Making Copies for Online Sharing
          8. Copying Files from One Card to Another
          9. Taking Advantage of Wi-Fi Transfer
      6. Part IV: The Part of Tens
        1. Chapter 11: Ten More Ways to Customize Your Camera
          1. Creating Custom Exposure Modes
          2. Creating Your Own Menu
          3. Adding Hidden Comments and Copyright Notices
          4. Customizing Filenames
          5. Customizing Folder Names
          6. Changing the Purpose of the OK Button
          7. Customizing the Command Dials
          8. Assigning New Tasks to a Few Buttons
          9. Modifying the Role of the Shutter Button
          10. Adjusting Automatic Shutdown Timing
        2. Chapter 12: Ten Features to Explore on a Rainy Day
          1. Investigating the Retouch Menu
          2. Straightening Crooked and Distorted Photos
          3. Manipulating Exposure and Color
          4. Cropping Your Photo
          5. Three Ways to Play with Special Effects
          6. Using a Smart Device as a Wireless Shutter Release
          7. Connecting Your Camera to an HDTV
          8. Creating a Digital Slide Show
      7. About the Author
      8. Cheat Sheet
      9. Connect with Dummies
      10. End User License Agreement