The Nikon Autofocus System 2nd Edition

Author: Mike Hagen
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 1681982803
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With today’s advanced camera technology, achieving focus on a photographic subject seems like it should be a straightforward task, but many photographers know that it can be deceptively difficult, especially when shooting moving subjects or in challenging situations. Now, there is a complete guide available for Nikon shooters that will help them get tack-sharp photos every time.

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In The Nikon Autofocus System, 2nd Edition, photographer Mike Hagen, author of the bestselling The Nikon Creative Lighting System, takes his deep knowledge of Nikon technology and concentrates on its focus features. In this book, which covers all current Nikon DSLR models (including the D5 and D500), Hagen fully explains how Nikon autofocus works, including detailed discussions of all the autofocus modules, drive systems, and camera buttons and menus. He also devotes an entire chapter to explore how focus works with Nikon’s lenses.

Armed with this general knowledge, Hagen then dives deep and offers camera setups, settings, and best practices for specific field techniques that address the photographic genres that are notoriously challenging for focus: action and sports (indoor and outdoor), wildlife (including birds in flight), and macro photography. He also covers genres such as portrait, landscape, underwater, low-light, and street photography. Hagen not only advises on the best ways to set up the camera and focus systems, he gives helpful tips and tricks throughout the book.

The Nikon Autofocus System also covers:

    • Live view autofocus methods and settings
    • Achieving great focus in video
    • AF tracking
    • AF shooting styles, such as back-button AF and shutter-release AF
    • HDR, panoramas, and other techniques for shooting with a tripod
    • An entire chapter on additional terms and techniques, such as hyperfocal distance, calibrating lenses, focus and flash photography, and more

Nikon D3200 For Dummies

Author: Julie Adair King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118446801
Format: PDF
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A full-color guide to Nikon's exciting new entry-level dSLR With its large 24.2 megapixel sensor, full HD video recording capability, and wireless options, the Nikon D3200 is very appealing! This full-color guide assumes no prior digital photography or dSLR knowledge and helps you start taking great pictures with your new Nikon right from the beginning. Popular author and photography instructor Julie Adair King shows you how to use all the settings, manage playback options, take control with manual modes, work with video, and edit and share your images. It's like a personal course in beginning dSLR photography. New dSLR users will quickly gain skills and confidence with the step-by-step, colorfully illustrated instructions in this beginner's guide to the Nikon D3200 camera Explains how to use all the new features of the Nikon D3200, including a 24-megapixel sensor, 11 autofocus points, 4 frame-per-second shooting, full HD video capabilities, and a WiFi feature that lets you control the camera remotely or preview images on your smartphone Covers auto and manual modes, playback options, working with exposure and focus, shooting video, editing and sharing photos, troubleshooting, and photography tips Popular author has written more than 15 For Dummies books on Nikon and Canon cameras Nikon D3200 For Dummies is the easy, full-color, and fun way to start making the most of your new camera right away.

Canon EOS 7D For Dummies

Author: Doug Sahlin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470616017
Format: PDF, ePub
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Get the most out of the new Canon EOS 7D with this fun and friendly guide The new Canon EOS 7D comes equipped with a huge 18.0 megapixel sensor, many beginner-friendly features to aid in getting great pictures, and a video mode that allows you to shoot video as well as stills. If you're looking to get the most from the features and functions that come with this dSLR, then this is the book for you! Written by a veteran author and experience photographer, this easy-to-understand guide shows you how to properly use all the capabilities of this new camera. Filled with page after page of full-color images, this book walks you through the features of the Canon EOS 7D and the software that accompanies it. Introduces you to the main features and functions of the new Canon EOS 7D Explains the on-board controls, shooting in auto mode, using live view and playback modes, and dialing in exposure and lighting controls Walks you through manipulating focus and color controls and handling situational shooting Addresses getting photos onto a PC for editing Prepare to take aim at maximizing all the features and functions that the Canon EOS 7D has to offer with this helpful book by your side!

Digital SLR Settings and Shortcuts For Dummies

Author: Doug Sahlin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118021606
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discover the easy path to taking brilliant and memorable photos The popularity of DSLR cameras remains on the rise, yet these digital cameras still present a challenge to novice photographers who lack a foundation in photography skills. This straightforward-but-friendly guide walks you through the 100 most common photos that amateur photographers like to include in their personal portfolios and offers specific advice on getting the correct exposure settings, composition, and lighting while sparing you the technical jargon. Seasoned author and photographer Doug Sahlin includes more than 300 full-color photos on everything from family portraits and pets to nature and sporting events, all aimed at providing you with inspiration as you work to find your own individual style. Skips the technical jargon and shows you where to start for optimal exposure settings. Offers shortcuts, tips, and advice for setting the camera to make specific shots and making impromptu adjustments when needed Includes more than 300 full-color photos of people, nature, sports, events, and places that serve as example and inspiration Helps you get the best photographs from your DSLR while you work with movement in action photos, finicky lighting with fireworks or amusement parks at night, or distance, blur, and intricate details Walks you through troubleshooting the most common digital photography problems Digital SLR Settings & Shortcuts For Dummies delivers the starting point for getting the necessary settings so you can get great digital photos.

Mastering the Nikon D850

Author: Darrell Young
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 1681983729
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mastering the Nikon D850 by Darrell Young provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of the new D850 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.

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David Busch s Nikon D850 Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Author: David D. Busch
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 1681983680
Format: PDF, Kindle
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David Busch's Nikon D850 Guide to Digital SLR Photography is your all-in-one comprehensive resource and reference for the feature-packed Nikon D850 camera. Built around a ground-breaking 45.7 megapixel back-illuminated sensor, this pro/enthusiast model offers incredible image quality and high ISO performance, along with 4K movie shooting capabilities. With continuous shooting up to 9 fps with optional battery grip, the Nikon D850 is one of the most versatile cameras the company has ever offered. With this book in hand, you master all the camera’s impressive features, and fine tune your skills as you develop your creativity taking great photographs with your D850. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; min-height: 15.0px} Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch's Nikon D850 Guide to Digital SLR Photography covers all the camera's capabilities in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lens selection, lighting, and more. It relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is a handy visual guide to the D850, with close-up photos and descriptions of the camera's essential features and controls. Learn when to use each option and, more importantly, when not to use them, by following the author’s recommended settings for every menu entry. With best-selling photographer and mentor David Busch as your guide, you'll quickly have full creative mastery of your camera’s capabilities, whether you're shooting on the job, as an advanced enthusiast, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge and confidence, while bringing your vision to light with the Nikon D850 today.

Nikon D7200 For Dummies

Author: Julie Adair King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119134153
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Learn to use your D7200 and start taking great digital photos! King explains each button and dial on your camera, and offers pointers on how to adjust them for better photos. She'll help you get up and running on getting the photos you want-- fast!

Photoshop Masking Compositing

Author: Katrin Eismann
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 0132117290
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Designers, photographers, and artists use Photoshop to create fantastic and realistic images for illustrations, fine art, and editorial content. Whether they're landscape or portrait photographers, illustrators or fine artists, masking and compositing are essential skills to master for combining images to the extent that it is impossible to tell where one image stops and the other one begins. In this completely revised edition of her best-selling guide to masking and compositing, Photoshop artist and educator Katrin Eismann--along with compositing experts Sean Duggan and James Porto--takes readers through numerous step-by-step examples, highlighting the tools and techniques used for masking and combining images. Featuring work by leading artists and photographers, this book focuses on the techniques used to create compelling compositions, including making fast and accurate selections, mastering Photoshop's masking tools, and implementing the concept and photography from start to finish. The book addresses working with Photoshop's selection tools; selecting and maintaining fine details and edges; and working with difficult image elements, such as cloth, hair, or translucent objects. All-new photographic examples, updated instruction to cover the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, and an expanded section on shooting photographs for composite work make this a must-have guide for anyone interested in photographing and creating professional composite images. Visit www.peachpit.com/pmc2e to download dozens of the images featured in this book and practice the illustrated techniques with the same files used in the book. Also, download a full, free chapter on how to use the Pen Tool, one of the best selection tools in Photoshop.

Long Walk to Freedom

Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780759521049
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

Nikon D5600 For Dummies

Author: Julie Adair King
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119386349
Format: PDF, ePub
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An easy-to-follow Nikon D5600 photography class—in a book! Your Nikon D5600 is a powerful tool equipped to take top-notch photos. But unless you know how to use it to its full potential, your professional-grade camera will produce underwhelming amateur-grade photos. And that's where Nikon D5600 For Dummies comes in! Packed with all the expert tips and tricks you need to get your Nikon to live up to its name, this guide shows you how to use it to get truly striking shots—in a flash. Written by an expert on all things Nikon—and brimming with inspiring full-color photos—the step-by-step instruction offered inside arms shutterbugs of all skill levels with the know-how to turn any scene into a beautiful work of art. Whether you're looking to capture a cozy low-light shot or forever memorialize an awesome action scene, Nikon D5600 For Dummies will take your photography skills to picturesque new heights. Discover all your camera's features and capabilities Get better photos in auto or manual mode Adjust focus on the fly Start speaking photography lingo like a pro Even Leonardo da Vinci had to learn to work with paints and brushes before he could create the Mona Lisa. Before you let your frustration get the best of you, take heed in the friendly guidance in Nikon D5600 For Dummies.