9780470449929

Nikon D90 Digital Field Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470449929

  • ISBN10:

    0470449926

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/3/2009
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

The essential, full-color guide to the Nikon D90one of the first DSLRs to create high-definition movie clipsBoasting a 3-inch high-resolution LCD screen, 11-point autofocus, and 12.3 megapixels, the Nikon D90 is packed with extraordinary potential for under $1,300 for the body and lens. This new Digital Field Guide helps photographers take their pictures to the next level, offering full-color example photographs and step-by-step techniques for taking great portraits, candids, sports shots, travel photos, and more. The book also includes valuable guidance on the new D-Movie feature, which allows users to create their own high-definition video clips, and offers coverage of everything from choosing lenses and using camera features and functions to adjusting white balance, autofocus, and exposure.J. Dennis Thomas (Austin, TX) is a freelance photographer who has won numerous awards for both his film and digital photography. He is the author of five Digital Field Guides and his work has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers. His blog is deadsailorproductions.blogspot.com.

Author Biography

J. Dennis Thomas is a professional photographer and author based in Austin, TX. He owns Dead Sailor Productions and has photographed for many notable clients. He has authored seven Digital Field Guides and has published articles in national photography magazines.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Quick Tour
Selecting a Shooting Mode
Focusing
Using the Playback Mode
Downloading Images
Using the Nikon D90
Exploring the Nikon D90
Key Components of the D90
Top of the camera
Back of the camera
Front of the camera
Sides and bottom of camera
D90 CMOS Sensor
From analog to digital
CMOS versus CCD
Pixels
Viewfi nder Display
Control Panel
Shooting Info Display
Nikon D90 Essentials
Exposure Modes
Programmed Auto
Aperture Priority
Shutter Priority
Manual
Scene Modes
Release Modes
Metering Modes
Matrix metering
Center-weighted metering
Spot metering
Focus Modes
How the D90 autofocus works
AF-C mode
AF-S mode
AF-A mode
Manual mode
Autofocus Area Modes
Single Point AF mode
Dynamic Area AF mode
3D Tracking mode
Auto Area AF
ISO Sensitivity
Auto ISO
Noise reduction
White Balance
What is Kelvin?
White balance settings
Picture Controls
Original Picture Controls
Custom Picture Controls
JPEG
Image Size
Image Quality
NEF Files
Live View
Using the Nikon D90 Menus
Playback Menu
Delete
Hide image
Display mode
Image review
Rotate tall
Pictmotion
Slide show
Print set (DPOF)
Shooting Menu
Set Picture Control
Manage Picture Control
Image quality
Image size
White balance
ISO sensitivity settings
Active D-Lighting
Color space
Long exp. NR
High ISO NR
Active folder
Multiple exposure
Movie settings
Custom Setting Menu
Reset custom settings
CSM a Autofocus
CSM b Metering/exposure
CSM c Timers/AE lock
CSM d Shooting/display
CSM e Bracketing/flash
CSM f Controls
Setup Menu
Format memory card
LCD brightness
Clean image sensor
Lock mirror up for cleaning
Video mode
HDMI
World time
Language
Image comment
Auto image rotation
Image Dust Off ref photo
Battery info
GPS
Firmware version
Retouch Menu
My Menu
Quick Settings Display
Capturing
Great Images with the Nikon D90
Selecting and Using Lenses for the Nikon D90
Lens Compatibility
Wide-Angle and Ultrawide-Angle Lenses
When to use a wide-angle
lens
Understanding limitations
Midrange Zoom Lenses
Telephoto Lenses
Special-Purpose Lenses
Micro-Nikkor lenses
Defocus Control lenses
Fisheye lenses
Using Vibration Reduction Lenses
Essential Photography Concepts
Exposure Review
Shutter speed
ISO
Aperture
Understanding Depth of Field
Rules of Composition
Keep it simple
The Rule of Thirds
Leading lines and S-curves
Helpful hints
Lighting Essentials
Hard light
Soft light
Working with Light
Natural Light
D90 Flash Basics
Guide Number
Aperture
Distance
Guide Number/ Distance = Aperture
Flash Exposure Modes
i-TTL mode
Manual mode
Auto mode
Auto Aperture mode
Guide Number Distance Priority mode
Repeating Flash mode
Flash Sync Modes
Sync speed
Front-Curtain Sync mode
Red-Eye Reduction mode
Slow Sync mode
Rear-Curtain Sync mode
Flash Exposure Compensation
Fill Flash
Bounce Flash
Nikon Creative Lighting System Basics
Understanding the Creative Lighting System
Speedlights
Using the Built-In Speedlight
Strobes and Monolights
Continuous Lighting
Incandescent and halogen
Fluorescent
HMI
Light Modifiers
Umbrellas
Softboxes
Diff usion panels
Other light modifiers
D-Movie
About Video
Progressive versus interlaced
Frame rate
Shutter
Setting up D-Movie
Recording
Tricks, Tips, and Workarounds
Video-Editing Software
Advanced Shooting Techniques
Action and Sports Photography
Inspiration
Action and sports photography practice
Action and sports photography tips
Architectural Photography
Inspiration
Architectural photography practice
Architectural photography tips
Concert Photography
Inspiration
Concert photography practice
Concert photography tips
Landscape and Nature Photography
Inspiration
Landscape photography practice
Landscape photography tips
Macro Photography
Inspiration
Macro photography practice
Macro photography tips
Night Photography
Inspiration
Night photography practice
Night photography tips
Pet Photography
Inspiration
Pet photography practice
Pet photography tips
Portrait Photography
Studio considerations
Portrait lighting patterns
Posing and composition considerations
Indoor
Outdoor
Portrait photography practice
Portrait photography tips
Still-Life and Product Photography
Inspiration
Still-life and product photography practice
Still-life and product photography tips
Viewing, Downloading, and In-Cameran Editing
Viewing Your Images
Downloading Images
Using Nikon Transfer
Transferring your images
Using the Retouch Menu Options
D-Lighting
Red-Eye correction
Trim
Monochrome
Filter effects
Color balance
Small picture
Image overlay
NEF processing
Quick retouch
Straighten
Distortion control
Fisheye
Side-by-side comparison
Appendixes
Accessories
MB-D80 Battery Grip
ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control
MC-DC2 Remote Cord
GP-1 GPS Unit
Tripods
When to use a tripod
Which tripod is right for you?
Camera Bags and Cases
Glossary
Index
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