Nikon D5000 Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Simply the best way to learn how to use every feature of your new camera

David Busch’s Nikon D5000 Guide to Digital SLR PhotographyWelcome to the D5000, the most advanced upper-entry-level digital SLR camera that Nikon has ever introduced. David Busch’s Nikon D5000 Guide to Digital SLR Photography shows you how to maximize your camera’s robust feature set, including 12 megapixel resolution, 13 versatile new Scene modes, blazing-fast automatic focus, the real-time preview system Live View, and even HDTV movie-making capabilities. You’ll learn how, when, and, most importantly, why to use each of the cool features and functions of your camera to take eye-popping photographs. Introductory chapters will help you get comfortable with the basics of your camera before you dive right into exploring creative ways to apply the Nikon D5000’s exposure modes, focus controls, and electronic flash options. You’ll also find loads of helpful information and tips on choosing lenses, flash units, and software products to use with your new camera. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so you’ll quickly learn how to use your Nikon D5000, and use it like a pro!

If you're looking for a more comprehensive reference guide for your Nikon D5000, this book is the one to buy. At 398 pages, it has way more information than you'll find in the skimpy manual Nikon packs with the camera, and the explanations are a lot easier to understand, as well.

David Busch's Nikon D5000 Guide to Digital SLR Photography is simply the best way to learn how to use each and every feature of your new camera, while mastering every aspect of digital photography. It's divided into two parts. The first 160 pages are an introduction to the Nikon D5000 and its operation. Large color photos show each control and explain how to use it, unlike the Nikon manual, which directs you to multiple locations. For example, this book has seven pages that show examples of each of the "shooting information" and "quick settings" screens, so you know what to look for and how to use them.

I was pleased to find a 90 page chapter that explained all the menu options to me. Other camera guides typically dismiss this important information in 30 pages or so. This book not only tells you what the options are, but why you'd want to use each one.

The next 240 pages explain photography using the Nikon D5000 camera. For example, there is a chapter on fine-tuning exposure, another on shooting HDTV movies, optimizing autofocus, geotagging, and other more advanced topics. There's even a chapter that evaluates virtually all of the Nikon lenses you might want to consider, and one that explains how to use flash.

This book belongs at the side of every Nikon D5000 photographer. You chose your camera for a reason. You deserve a guidebook that will help you get the most out of it.

About the Author
With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is a best-selling author of books on digital photography and imaging technology, and the originator of popular series like "David Busch's Pro Secrets" and "David Busch's Quick Snap Guides." He has written the top-selling guidebooks for Nikon and Canon digital SLR models, and the most comprehensive manuals for cameras from Sony, Pentax, and other vendors. His many other books devoted to digital photography include "David Busch's Digital Infrared Pro Secrets" and "Mastering Digital SLR Photography." As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, he has illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. Busch has operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photographs and articles have been published in magazines as diverse as "Popular Photography & Imaging," "The Rangefinder," "The Professional Photographer," and hundreds of other publications. He's also reviewed digital cameras for CNet Networks and "Computer Shopper," and his advice featured on NPR's "All Tech Considered."

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