Nikon D5100 Experience - Douglas Klostermann

Nikon D5100 Experience

By Douglas Klostermann

  • Release Date: 2012-02-03
  • Genre: Photography


Nikon D5100 Experience is an e-book user's guide, designed and formatted for reading on the iPad, that goes beyond the manuals to help you quickly and competently learn when and why to use the various features, controls, and custom settings of this versatile camera. Take control of your camera, the image taking process, and the photos you create.

This guide is for those who wish to go beyond Auto and Program modes and shoot in A mode, S mode, and M mode. It covers basic dSLR camera functions and exposure concepts for those new to digital SLR photography, and explains more advanced camera controls and operation, such as using the various metering modes and exposure compensation for correct exposure of every image, controlling autofocus modes and focus points for sharp focus of still or moving subjects, and utilizing dramatic depth of field for professional looking photographs.

The guide focuses on still-photography with an introduction to the movie menus and settings to get you up and running with video. Sections include:

-Setting Up Your D5100 – Descriptions of all of the Custom Settings and Menus with recommended settings.
-Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Priority (S), and Manual (M) Modes - How and when to use them to create dramatic depth of field or to freeze or express motion.
-Auto Focusing Modes and Area Modes, and Release (Drive) Modes - How they differ, how and when to use them to capture sharp images of both still and moving subjects.
-Exposure Metering Modes - How they differ, how and when to use them for correct exposures in every situation.
-Histograms, Exposure Compensation, Bracketing, and White Balance - Understanding and using these features for adjusting to the proper exposure in challenging lighting situations.
-Composition - Brief tips, techniques, and explanations, including the creative use of depth of field.
-The Image Taking Process - A descriptive tutorial using the settings and controls you just learned.
-Photography Accessories
-Introduction to Video Settings

This illustrated iBook guide to the Nikon D5100 expands upon the manuals to help one begin to master their dSLR and learn to use the Nikon D5100 to its full capabilities!

What Readers are Saying About Nikon D5100 Experience:

"I read it from front to back in one sitting, playing with the camera as I went along, and I found it covered all the major things I was having trouble with.  It left me much more confident about focusing and exposure issues particularly.  If you are new to DSLRs or want to bypass hours of hunting through manuals, this is great.  There are many sensible real-world suggestions for configuring the camera that are very helpful, the author writes clearly and concisely, and his approach is accessible and friendly.  If you're having trouble getting going with your new camera, I think this is well worth it."
-Jay M.

"Great manual!  This book made it much easier to operate my new Nikon D5100.  Highly recommended!"

"This guide is very useful for beginners to experienced users.  The book is written in a human way by an experienced photographer who gives you the tips you need to create a beautiful picture - how to prepare your camera, create shortcuts, or activate such options to make you efficient in the field.  I would recommend this e-book to every new Nikon D5100 buyer!"